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Posted by on Oct 21, 2017 in Lighting |

What Causes Lights to Flicker and Dim?

What Causes Lights to Flicker and Dim?

Flickering lights can be a huge pain in your home or office. Whether you’re trying to light up your home or keep your office bright during work hours, flickering lights can be distracting, waste electricity, cause headaches, and a number of other issues. If you have flickering and dimming lights in your house or office, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what you need to know about this common issue, and what to do if your lights start to flicker. Single Flickering Light Bulb Light Bulbs that aren’t screwed in tightly or those that are reaching the end of their lifespan can tend to flicker. Some types of bulbs, including LEDs and fluorescents, are more prone to flickering that others, so if you have these types of bulbs this can be normal. If you have a single, flickering, light simply screwing in the bulb tighter or changing out the old flickering bulb with a new one should do the trick. Lights Flickering On One Circuit If your lights...

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Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Lighting Systems |

Is Your Emergency Exit Signage Up To Code?

Is Your Emergency Exit Signage Up To Code?

Are you moving into a new building, or building the first brick and mortar location for your business? Is so, there are a few dozen boatloads of compliance laws you’ll need to meet. We’ll take a bit of that load off your shoulders for you with explaining what you need, and where to reference for official needs, for your exit signage. These compliance codes are all available at the source from OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. So, what are the precise requirements for exit signs and where they need to be? To begin: “General.” In every building or structure exits shall be so arranged and maintained as to provide free and unobstructed egress from all parts of the building or structure at all times when it is occupied. No lock or fastening to prevent free escape from the inside of any building shall be installed except in mental, penal, or corrective institutions where supervisory personnel is continually on duty and effective provisions are made to remove occupants...

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Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Home Automation |

Preparing For Vacation Absence With Home Automation

Preparing For Vacation Absence With Home Automation

Summer is here. Kids have just a few days left in school (if they’re not out already), and you may have a big vacation or even quick weekend getaway on your radar. When summer comes around, between childcare, projects at work, and everything else on your mind, being prepared for your vacation may seem like a pipe dream. If you fall into this category, there are many ways to prepare your home for your departure, and home automation may be your solution. Here are a few ways home automation can make preparing for vacation absence a little easier this summer. Home Automation For Security While You Are Away Security can be a big worry when you are out of town. From making sure all doors are locked, to moving spare keys that are sometimes easy to find, there are many ways to ensure your home is safe when you are out of town. Home automation offers many security benefits including: Security cameras: Automated security cameras enable you to keep...

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Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Home Automation |

Make the Most of Your Summer with Home Automation

Make the Most of Your Summer with Home Automation

Home automation has benefits for every season. When school is out and the weather gets warmer, things can get hectic around the house. Whether you’re worried about energy efficiency during the summer months or security when your kids are out of school, home automation systems can provide you with money-saving home operations and peace of mind. Family Safety and Home Automation Are your children home by themselves this summer while you are at work? Home automation is a great way to improve your home’s security system through alarms, locks, and even security cameras. You can use the app to receive notifications when one of you family members gets home or leaves. Home automation can also be great for pet care, as you can keep an eye on your pet while you are away and insure they are safe and inside your home. It can be a bit stressful to give a babysitter a key to your home. Instead, you can give the babysitter a code for the door they...

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Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Electricians |

Want to Renovate Your Guest Room? Consider These Easy Updates

Want to Renovate Your Guest Room? Consider These Easy Updates

Updating your guest rooms probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list- until your guests are on their way and you haven’t been in there in months. Whether Mom’s coming from out of town, you have some extra space you want to turn into a rental, or you simply think your extra room could use some sprucing up, there are many quick and easy ways to update your guest space. Before your visitors arrive, consider these easy upgrades to improve your space and make their visit unforgettable.   Update your lighting If you infrequently use your guest room, you might be unaware of poor lighting quality, burnt out lightbulbs, or power outlets that don’t work. Checking on these before guests get to town is a quick way to make sure your guest room is ready for your visitors. Updating your lighting design or installing new fixtures are easy electrical updates that can make a huge difference. Looking into any electrical problems when you first see them is also...

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