March 2014

I was never good at languages, but you need to be if you are going to work with electrical systems. Specifically, you need to understand the unique symbols found in electrical systems. When a person looks on a jumble of wires in the back of an electronic device, or even within the walls of his own home, he often shakes his head in confusion. He

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Mar
2014

Trying to save energy? Have you paid attention to your electronic devices? The number of televisions, DVD players, stereos, computers, and other electronic appliances in a home has increased steadily over the past few years. While these devices don’t seem like they’d use a lot of power, the fact is that even just a trickle can add up over time. Here are just a few

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Mar
2014

All About Lighting

at Lighting Issues - by David Haynes

Different rooms require different lighting solutions. Bedrooms, living rooms, dens and basements can be properly lighted with a basic lighting plan. In rooms up to about 12′ x 12′, one overhead light that emits 120 watts should be sufficient. To better distribute light in these rooms, four recessed lights can be added to the corners of the room. Some larger rooms may be more of

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Mar
2014
February 2014

It’s a fact: the average American home is responsible for as much (or more than), twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the average car. If every American house replaced just five of their most used light fixtures or bulbs with more energy efficient ones, the nation would save $8 billion a year on energy cost, not to mention the savings to individuals for bulb replacement

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Feb
2014

Commercial outdoor lighting requirements are a lot different from those required in the home where the purpose of outdoor lighting is to set the mood so that you can relax and entertain guests. The commercial scenario is different as the aim is to make people want to buy things and spend money. Thus, you will find commercial outdoor lighting makes use of different colors some

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Feb
2014

Landscape lighting is a home improvement trend sweeping the nation and is one of the most popular features in outdoor home improvement. It is one of the most dramatic improvements you can make to your home…front yard or back. Landscape lighting is breathtaking in its beauty and provides a safe, secure and welcoming environment to come home to. Also, low voltage landscape lighting is affordable,

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Feb
2014

Many people cannot immediately identify why they may like or dislike a particular room or interior. Proper lighting and illumination is the single most critical factor in designing a pleasing interior environment. A successful lighting design is pleasing to the eye, focuses attention on key room features and eliminates shadows and “hot spots”. There are several lighting applications that can be used to meet specific

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Feb
2014
January 2014

Electrical systems vary widely given their different uses. That being said, the basics of wiring something are not that hard to understand. Wiring is the insulated conductor that carries electricity. The wire that is used in a building such as a home or a factory is called building wire. The wire inside a piece of machinery is usually called equipment wire. Wire is measured by

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Jan
2014

A Phoenix electrician is someone who specializes in the wiring and repair of electrical mechanisms. Most people will rarely need the services of an electrician, but when it is necessary choosing the right one is very important. For home use, electricians are typically needed to re-wire or repair existing systems. They are also needed for construction, including additions and remodels, to place the electrical outlets

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Jan
2014

You know that when buying a home, a property inspection is vital. But what about an electrical inspection? According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, a separate and comprehensive electrical inspection is necessary in many home purchases. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes electrical safety. They recommend that any home that is over 40 years old, has had major renovation or major appliances

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Jan
2014

January 2014

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