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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 Dec 5, 2016 in Lighting |

4 Easy Ways Options for Eco Friendly Christmas Lights This Holiday Season

4 Easy Ways Options for Eco Friendly Christmas Lights This Holiday Season

The holidays are right around the corner. Between lights on the house and tree, multiple trips to and from the airport, and gifts for everyone on your Christmas list, your spending and environmental impact keeps going up while the numbers in your bank account keep doing down. Reduce your electric bill and give Mother Earth a present this Christmas: make some of these small changes and opt for eco-friendly Christmas lights.  1. Replace that old string of lights that’s missing half the bulbs anyway Choose LED lights instead of incandescents for your house and tree Light Emitted Diode (LED) lights use only one tenth of the amount of electricity incandescent bulbs use, making them a great option for eco-friendly Christmas lights. They last nearly 50 times longer which means you won’t need to buy another string for several Christmases. The bulbs also won’t burn out so you won’t have to redecorate your whole tree when one bulb starts to flicker. Think about it: the same holiday cheer with one-tenth...

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Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Lighting | 0 comments

The Garage Mahal – Create An Awesome Man Cave

The Garage Mahal – Create An Awesome Man Cave

Have you always dreamed of that cozy man cave but lacked the extra room in your house? Look no further than your garage. That’s right, the space you park cars and store tools has the potential to be so much more. Luminaire can transform your garage into an extension of your home. Our automated home services work equally as well in the garage, so you no longer have to think of it as dead space. Here are some steps you can take to create your very own Garage Mahal man cave: Have a Garage Sale First thing’s first, make some room! It’s time to stop putting it off and finally clear out those piled-up boxes. Your garage has much more potential than a dump for your junk. Create Your Area You can designate a hangout area while still leaving plenty of room for necessary garage duties, such as parking your car and storing outdoor items. Find a chunk of space that you can remodel while still utilizing garage space. Install...

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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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