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Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Lighting Systems |

3 Reasons To Implement Lighting Control in Your Home

3 Reasons To Implement Lighting Control in Your Home

Lighting control is one of many home automation features that can make your life easier. Whether you are hoping to brighten up your home during the winter, change your home’s lighting based on your family’s activities, or save money by using less electricity, implementing light control systems for your home can improve it’s comfort and function. If you are considering if lighting in control is the solution for you, here are a few benefits of using this technology in your home. Maximize Atmosphere and Comfort Lighting control enables you to manage the amount of light in your home and create atmosphere and comfort for the whole family. This technology allows you to illuminate a room for reading or technical tasks and dim a space for activities that require less light such as watching television or using the computer. Having more control over your lighting system will let you create mood lighting throughout your home and never strain your eyes because of too much or too little light. Increase Security...

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Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in About Luminaire |

Luminaire Featured on KIRO Radio

Luminaire Featured on KIRO Radio

Luminaire’s President, David Foster, was recently featured on KIRO Radio’s My Northwest Home Matters radio show and podcast. In this episode, our president discusses how home automation can improve your home at an affordable price, lighting options during the dark winter months, energy saving technologies and more. Whether you are interested in making your home a smart home without breaking the bank, learning about lighting our exterior spaces to maximize safety and elegance, or a number of other electrical innovations, checkout the podcast episode linked below to learn more. Home Matters:...

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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 Aug 25, 2017 in Electricians |

Common Electrical Code Violations to Avoid

Common Electrical Code Violations to Avoid

When the electrical system in your home or business is not installed, maintained or updated as it should be, you may find yourself facing fines for violating the electrical code. It may be that your electrical system is outdated or perhaps you tried your hand at an electrical project yourself. When violations do occur, your home and family are at risk. Below, you will find some of the more common electrical code violations that occur and why it is so important to have a professional, licensed electrician complete such projects in your home. Cramming too many wires into a 7/8-inch hole It’s a common temptation to shove four or five wires into a 7/8-inch hole. However, overcrowding of the wires can cause “burning.” This is wire damaged caused when another wire tears the insulation off when it’s dragged across it. It’s easy for burned wires to go undetected, which will increase your risk of fire because of exposed conductors. Violation correction: There should never be more than three wires...

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Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Home Automation |

Where to Start With Home Automation

Where to Start With Home Automation

“Home automation” is a buzzword we hear a lot these days. From lights that come on when you snap your fingers to energy saving climate control solutions, home automation technology is a great way to upgrade your home, lower your electricity bill, and make your life a whole lot easier. If you’re interested in learning more about smart home technology or aren’t sure where to begin, here are a few things to know and tips to getting started with home automation. What is home automation? First things first, before you can implement home automation, you need to know what it is. Essentially, home automation means connecting control of electronic household features and appliances.  This can include any locks and gates, appliances, climate control systems, lighting and more. While this technology used to be thought of as a super advanced thing of the future, these days nearly 30 percent of homes have some form of smart home technology. Where can it be implemented? Home automation can be implemented anywhere in...

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