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Out-of-the-Box Gift Ideas for Dad

 

Jun 07, 2024

If you are trying to find something special for Dad that isn’t socks or a tie, let us give you some out-of-the-box suggestions for gifts that Pop can really use.  Naturally, we have some lights in mind but there are several different gifts you can get for the father-figure in your life. Save Him Some Cash                                                 What better way to say “Thanks, Dad” than to line his pockets with cash&mdas... Read more...

Parking Lot Lighting: What You Need to Know

 

May 01, 2024

Although a well-lit parking lot is essential for a good business, many companies neglect to think about their parking lot lighting. But just like a clean, organized interior, the exterior of your building reflects the company and its values. You want customers, employees, and associates to view your building as a warm, inviting place. When the parking lot is barely lit, it lowers the customers’ confidence in the business and lowers the number of customers visiting at night, which will impact your weekly sales. You also need to consider that just one incident of theft, harassment, o... Read more...

Mother's Day Gift Ideas to Light Up Her Life

 

Apr 29, 2024

 There’s no better way to show her how much you care than creative home-lighting ideas this Mother’s Day. Here are some great creative lighting ideas you might not have thought of as gifts for mom. If your mom loves to read books, a wall light might be the perfect gift for her. Wall-mounted reading lights come in a large assortment of styles and varieties. From long stretch cords to swinging arms, reading lights can be wall mounted or even clip on to your bed post or head board.   A wall mounted reading lamp can be extremely attractive. A beautiful example ... Read more...

Think Spring: Your Electrical Checklist

 

Apr 19, 2024

It’s time to start spring cleaning projects, and while there’s plenty to do, we suggest another area — your home electrical system. After all, when it comes to electricity, some simple preventative maintenance can save you from electrical shock and fire hazards. Here’s some ideas to help you keep your power system as spring fresh as the rest of your home. Kitchen Make sure all countertop appliances are plugged into a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet. If your home doesn’t have GFCI outlets installed near water sources—such as in the bathro... Read more...

What You Need to Know About Your Electric Panel

Apr 19, 2024

A home’s electrical panel is the kind of thing that most people don’t typically think about, that is until they really have to, and then suddenly it becomes one of the most important things in your home!  At the very least, be certain that your electrical system is a part of your spring "to do" list. Faulty electrical wiring isn’t just extremely expensive to fix but it may even pose a significant fire risk. Location is Key Your electrical panel is probably located in your garage, basement, utility room, laundry room, or possibly even inside a closet. It... Read more...

Generators...Do I Really Need One?

Apr 12, 2024

Unlike noisy and inconvenient portable generators that you have to lug out and set up in the event of an emergency or outage, standby generators offer convenient backup power that is always at-the-ready, and capable of kicking-in within seconds of power loss with little to no attention from you. What makes them so darn convenient? The setup. Standby generators, professionally installed with an automatic transfer switch, sense when power stops flowing to your home, transferring power to your standby system automatically to ensure minimal power interruption. When power from the electrical ... Read more...