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Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in Electricians | 0 comments

Beat the Heat with a Repurposed Garage or Basement!

Beat the Heat with a Repurposed Garage or Basement!

Summer heat is upon us! Regardless of whether you live in an area that’s humid or dry, the increasing temperatures are sure to increase irritation, create tension in interpersonal relationships, and leave many feeling like they are trapped in their house just to avoid being fried alive. Don’t let the heat get you down! This summer is also the perfect time to turn your unused basement or garage into your dream (hu)man cave, or diva den, a space where you can escape the little irritations of daily life and engage in your favorite pastimes without anyone else interfering! There are some basic ways to begin getting your space ready to become a man cave. A great way to start is by having a garage or yard sale to clear out the unused possessions that are currently occupying the intended (hu)man cave space (which is also a great way to raise some extra money to invest in making your man cave your dream space). Right now is a great time...

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Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Electricians | 0 comments

DIY vs. Handyman vs. Electrician: Comparing Your Options

DIY vs. Handyman vs. Electrician: Comparing Your Options

No matter the scale or scope of your home improvement project, there’s always a lingering question left to DIYers: What about the wiring? Electrical work gives many people pause because of the danger involved – and rightfully so. Nearly 50,000 structural fires in 2011 reportedly involved electrical failure or malfunction as a contributing factor to ignition, leading to over 400 deaths and almost 1,500 injuries. Furthermore, the cost of the damage approached $1.5 billion – not a figure to shy away from. Despite these statistics, many Americans feel compelled to fix or build things themselves. It’s a noble, yet sometimes misguided attribute. Before you decide to throw in the towel and call an electrician, consider you options among the following: DIY A successful electrical project involves more than a “can-do” attitude. Begin by researching the steps involved in getting the project off the ground. What equipment will you need? Does the project require any specialized tools? Will the project require adherence to municipal building and electrical codes? Once you’ve...

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Posted by on Feb 28, 2016 in Electricians | 0 comments

4 Reasons Why DIY Electrical Work is a Really Bad Idea

4 Reasons Why DIY Electrical Work is a Really Bad Idea

Homeowners often get a romantic idea of themselves as weekend warriors: trips to the home improvement store, researching tutorials on YouTube, and rolling up their sleeves to make their dream home a reality. There’s nothing wrong with any of that – that is, until it comes to electricity. DIYers who venture into the electrical world as part of their home improvement projects rarely come away with a positive experience because DIY electrical work is a really bad idea. Here are a few reasons why: It’s Dangerous Number one with a bullet, performing electrical work on your own is downright dangerous. Shoddy work can result in accidental electrocution of yourself or others within your home, which could be fatal. Simply put, it’s not worth saving a little bit of money when you could continue to be alive come Monday morning. It’s as simple as that.  It’s Ineffective Unqualified electrical work, even when it doesn’t cause injury or damage, has a high probability of premature failure, shorting, or necessitate extensive repairs...

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Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Electricians, Lighting, Lighting Systems | 0 comments

4 Reasons to Hire Professional Lighting Designers

4 Reasons to Hire Professional Lighting Designers

Whether you’re looking to create a one-of-a-kind beautiful workspace, or your dream home, how the lighting looks, works, and consumes energy can affect you for years to come. Lighting design decisions are often more intricate and complicated than expected—and hiring a lighting designer can help alleviate the stress, effects of poor design down the road, and financial burden that over-consuming systems & poor quality lighting products can create in the future. When you’re getting ready to create or renovate a space, consult professionals (Pick us! Pick us!) to help you achieve outstanding, long lasting, environmentally responsible, and fiscally feasible results. Here are a few reasons why you might want to hire professional help for your upcoming lighting design project: WE KNOW LIGHT. And when we say, “we know light” we don’t just mean we know the difference between incandescent, fluorescent, and natural lighting. We mean we’ve studied the intricacies of how light plays on different surfaces, how it interacts with natural light in the space (at different times of...

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Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in About Luminaire, Electricians, Lighting, Lighting Systems | 0 comments

Electrician & Electrical Services for the Average Homeowner

Electrician & Electrical Services for the Average Homeowner

So you just bought a house—and you’re ready turn it into a home. Or maybe you’ve owned a house for a while, and it’s just time for some updates. There is a long list of reasons that you might need an electrical service change—and an even longer list of reasons why you should hire one as awesome as Luminaire. For the new home owner, whether you bought an existing house that needs work, or you’re building your own home from the ground up, we can provide complete electrical service change, installations & renovations. That means we can bring your fixer-upper up to code, or start from scratch and wire the whole shebang. We’re also pros at helping you design a system that utilizes the best technology for saving energy & reducing your carbon footprint. For the renovators, flippers, and “uh, we should probably fix that”-ers, we can help you with any degree of work, ranging from the big & thorough renovations to the smaller general repairs & maintenance. If you’re...

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Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in About Luminaire, Electricians, Lighting, Lighting Systems | 0 comments

We’re Shockingly Good At Our Job

We’re Shockingly Good At Our Job

Before you read the rest of this blog, take everything you ever knew about electricians and throw it out the window. It’s not just about flipping a switch to turn the lights on – at least not for our team at Luminaire. We want to get your lighting system set up to fit your lifestyle and needs, and also get you the control you need to do what you do best: live, work, play, and so on! Every industry needs the forward-thinking people asking “why can’t this be better?”. People who stay on the forefront of their industry’s technology. Luminaire is the electrical contracting company that does that. We’re not content to let technology pass us by while we’re still installing systems that could have existed 50, 25, or even 10 years ago. We pride ourselves on superior customer service and superior systems & solutions in modern electrical systems. Today, we excel at designing, renovating, and installing the perfect system for your home or office. We stay on the...

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