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Keeping Your Circuits From Tripping

Keeping Your Circuits From Tripping

Customer question #37: “I have 4 outlets in my kitchen, shouldn’t that mean I can use that many at a time? How many appliances can I plug in to a circuit?” A circuit is a loop of power for a specific area or room. It is used to bring a specific amount of power to...

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LEDs vs CFLs

LEDs vs CFLs

I’m an easy going guy. I don’t typically try to correct people. I’m pretty gracious and allow the benefit of the doubt. However, there is something that I need to address, a common error that I cannot let slide. Frequently we hear potential clients state that they...

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Cool vs. Warm

Cool vs. Warm

When it comes to light color, “warm” and “cool” have nothing to do with how hot the bulb gets. You may have noticed some bulbs look more blue and some more yellow. If you look at the box the bulb came in you can find a color temperature number, usually ranging from...

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A Light is Just a Light, Right?

A Light is Just a Light, Right?

Prospective client question #21: “What’s the big deal? LED, fluorescent, incandescent, it’s just a light bulb right?” There is some truth to that question isn’t there? Why make a big deal out of it? When it comes to energy efficiency lighting there is more to LED...

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Payback Blues

Payback Blues

A hotel owner wants an LED upgrade for his parking lot pole lights. LEDs increase safety and customer satisfaction/impression, as well as greatly decrease the cost of maintenance. However, when he sees the costs and the projected payback time he has doubts on the...

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Project Nightmare

Project Nightmare

You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. Your next stop…the Twilight Zone. – Rod Sterling Imagine if you will… You’re a business owner....

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Are LEDs Ready?

Are LEDs Ready?

Prospective client question #4 “Why bother with LEDs? They are at least 10 years out before they are worth switching to.” At first this argument against upgrading the lighting of a business surprised me. Did he know something I didn’t? While LEDs are not always the...

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If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix it!

If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix it!

Prospective client question #19: “What is wrong with my current lighting?” Most people don’t think about their lighting until they flip the switch and it doesn’t work. It is something we all need but something highly underrated. Two simple value points for lighting...

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Do LEDs Give Ugly Light?

Do LEDs Give Ugly Light?

Prospective client question #7: “I don’t like the color of LEDs.” Ok, so it’s not a question. However, behind that statement is the question, Can LEDs mimic the color and quality of light that we are used with our current bulbs? Short answer: Yes. And in some cases...

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