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PIR Motion Lights…light provides safety and comfort

Having a motion sensor light is essential to security and comfort in homes across the nation, as many crimes occur during the evening because criminals are less likely to be detected in the dark. Installing lighting is not only a deterrent for criminals, but it also provides peace of mind for law-abiding citizens in the

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Posted On Nov 16, 2018

Are Adjustable Dimmer Switches Really That Good?

Imagine waking up in the darkness of the bedroom and turning on the light switch. It makes your eyes hurt just thinking about it because it is such a familiar feeling. Your eyeballs feel like they sink, trying as hard as they can to move back into your head in response to the bright light.

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Posted On Nov 10, 2018

How to pick out bathroom lights

If you wear makeup, then you know the story of poor bathroom lighting. You get ready to go out, and you feel fabulous. One last look in the mirror confirms that everything is in place, and you enter your social gathering with confidence. Then, you use the bathroom, and when washing your hands, you catch

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Posted On Nov 09, 2018

Electrical Fire Prevention

One of the saddest things to hear during the holiday season is the sirens of fire trucks responding to home fires. They remind us of the losses families suffer due to fire disaster, which can include belongings, shelter, and most-tragically, family members. Fire prevention is a neglected topic in many homes, and it is a

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Posted On Oct 28, 2018

Getting Good Surround Sound in Your Gaming or TV Room

With all the options available for surround sound today, it is difficult to purchase a speaker setup without doing some research. Especially if you are setting up a room devoted to gaming or theater, where sound is essential to enjoyment, surround sound requires some careful considerations. Size of the Room A large room with small

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Posted On Oct 13, 2018

The Smart Grid is Coming

The Smart Grid is coming, we think, but it will take some time to make our country’s electrical grid “smart.” Yes, just like smart homes, the electrical grid can be made into a “smart” system, which will improve efficiency and reliability of electric use in America. Ultimately, the Smart Grid will save consumers money and

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Posted On Oct 13, 2018

Power Surges

Most people have power strips in their house, and these are used to provide extra outlets where needed. Additionally, many if not most power strips are also surge protectors, which means they protect devices from power spikes throughout the day. Why Do My Devices Need Protection? Anything with a microprocessor can be damaged by power

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Posted On Oct 07, 2018

Home Energy Audits in Cool Weather

While the word “audit” is a bit scary, home energy audits can pinpoint areas in your home where energy is being wasted. A home energy auditor assesses the inside and the outside of the home to identify efficiency gaps, so they can be resolved and save a person big bucks on the electric bill. Especially

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Posted On Sep 28, 2018

LED Expands Lighting Options

If you have not switched to LED lightbulbs then you are likely still experiencing the frustration of bulb replacement. One incandescent bulb may last a couple months or a year, but it will almost always go out at the least opportune time. Still, many people are confused about LED bulbs, which are a bit pricier

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Posted On Sep 28, 2018