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Inventive ways to use LED strip lights
Inventive ways to use LED strip lights
Posted by will_owen on January 11, 2018
Inventive ways to use LED strip lights Whenever there is a new piece of technology that comes out it’s like getting a new toy to play with. Remember those toys that you would wait hours, weeks, or months for. You could end up standing in a line that seemed to go around the block to infinity. And if you were lucky, you would be playing with it before the end of the day. However, if you weren’t so lucky then you would probably be replaying the events back in your head trying to figure out how...
What are my options when replacing a T12 Bulb?
What are my options when replacing a T12 Bulb?
Posted by will_owen on December 21, 2017
What are my options when replacing a T12 Bulb? Lighting technology has come a long way. It used to be that a light bulb had to be bigger than your first if you wanted to have a 300-watt bulb. Now with the shift in digital technology, we are able to simply press a button on our phone and, “let there be light.” But with these advancements there have been a few “sacrifices” made so that we can become a more energy efficient society, and keep the environment clean. But what do you do when you are...
Which Beam Angle Should I Use?
Which Beam Angle Should I Use?
Posted by will_owen on December 5, 2017
Which Beam Angle Should I Use? Have you ever tried to walk into a dimly lit building? You always end up bumping into something or worse, someone. Frustration can begin to boil up and you begin to think, ‘I am never coming here again!’ This is one of the reasons why beam angles are so important. Even for car dealerships you are going to need the right type of light to show off a car’s detail. They will determine how visible an area or object is. So what is a beam angle and why should I care...
Make Use of the Energy Policy Act and get a Tax Deduction!
Make Use of the Energy Policy Act and get a Tax Deduction!
Posted by will_owen on November 17, 2017
Make Use of the Energy Policy Act and get a Tax Deduction! The Energy Policy Act was passed by Congress in 2005. It was a reaction to the broader energy use and independence concerns. It addressed the energy production in the US including: energy efficiency, coal, oil and gas, etc. But with the passing of this act there also came the 179D tax deduction. While the words ‘tax deduction’ sounds very attractive to anyone who has been paying taxes for more than a year ‘179D’ just makes you wonder...
UL Listed Location Ratings: What Is Damp Rated vs. Wet Rated?
UL Listed Location Ratings: What Is Damp Rated vs. Wet Rated?
Posted by shakir_williams on November 17, 2017
UL Listed Location Ratings: What Is Damp Rated vs. Wet Rated? So, you’re looking to renovate the light fixtures of your deck, outdoor patio, or large pool area. No problem, you have come to the right place. When considering light fixtures for your outdoor space, it is important to understand weather ratings. What are weather ratings? Weather ratings simply let you know if your light fixture, light bulb, or electrical parts are safe for outdoor use. All safe and quality light fixtures...
How Often Should You Test Your GFCI Outlets?
How Often Should You Test Your GFCI Outlets?
Posted by shakir_williams on October 24, 2017
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU TEST YOUR GFCI OUTLETS? GFCI or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter are electrical outlets normally found in damp areas. You may have seen them in kitchens, bathrooms, around pools, or even outdoors. These outlets, when interrupted, automatically shut off the power leading to the receptacle. An interruption in the electrical flow can be caused by a power outage or surge. What Is the Difference between a GFCI Receptacle & a GFI Outlet? You should test your...
When to Change Your Outlets
When to Change Your Outlets
Posted by will_owen on October 19, 2017
When to Change Your Outlets Outlets are probably the unsung heroes of the appliance world. They are essential for all of our devices that we use every day, especially those that need charging: ie. cellphones, tablets, power tools, etc. But since electrical outlets continue to go unnoticed, it becomes difficult for us to tell when it’s time for them to be replaced. Here are some things to be on the lookout for when you are considering changing an outlet. *If your wiring is more than...
Are You Turning Off Your Lights? A Guide To Motion Sensors
Are You Turning Off Your Lights? A Guide To Motion Sensors
Posted by shakir_williams on October 17, 2017
ARE YOU TURNING OFF YOUR LIGHTS? A GUIDE TO MOTION SENSORS Motion sensor lights can light the way to your front door, help you pull into the driveway, illuminate the hallway, and provide safety and security for your business. But the best benefit of installing motion detectors to your lighting, is their energy efficiency and hands-free way to turn your lights on and off. LED motion sensor light technology can offer a way to save you energy and money. They are extremely practical, energy...
The Importance of Having a Healthy Tombstone (Socket)
The Importance of Having a Healthy Tombstone (Socket)
Posted by shakir_williams on October 5, 2017
  The Importance of Having a Healthy Tombstone (Socket) When replacing your fluorescent tubes, it is important to make sure the connection to the socket is secure. It is also important to note that when installing T8 LED tubes, rewiring will be required. Therefore, anyone interested in installing a new light fixture should refer to a qualified electrician. Before you can assess your electrical outlet or receptacle, first make sure the problem is not the tombstone or socket of your...
Safety Tips for LED Retrofitting
Safety Tips for LED Retrofitting
Posted by will_owen on October 5, 2017
Safety Tips for LED Retrofitting LED lights are on the rise and are replacing all commercial fluorescent bulbs. With LED bulbs having many benefits, who wouldn’t want to start retrofitting? Some of these benefits include: Increased energy efficiency Less wattage required than the standard HID, CFL, and incandescent lights LED’s have built-in dimmers and are made to be turned on and off. LED’s are well suited for the outdoor and indoor environments Cost is...

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