New home—or just want it to feel that way?

Interior Lighting

  New home—or just want it to feel that way? Try new lighting!  There are plenty of things homeowners can do to create new looks and make a space feel new—rearranging the furniture is a classic strategy, for example. But something as simple as changing up your lighting can have a big impact, too.    While some lighting changes require the help…

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DIY project: installing a dimmer switch

  DIY project: installing a dimmer switch    While we’re happy to install new light switches and dimmers, we typically aren’t asked to do those things unless they’re part of another project. That’s because it’s actually pretty easy to do yourself if you’re so inclined. (Yes, we’ll admit that you don’t need a professional for everything electrical!)    So we’re going…

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Light up your nights!

Backyard lights

    Light up your nights  Summer evenings are made for the back yard—with the right lighting out there, you can make the fun last a little longer.    But spring is a great time to start thinking about outdoor lights, not only to make sure you’re ready for the summer months, but to take…

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Working from home? Make sure you work safely.

Working from Home

  Working from home? Make sure you work safely. A lot of people are working from home now—and this is a trend that is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, even after concerns about COVID-19 eventually fade.   However, it’s not always as simple a switch as you might think. From ergonomics to electrical…

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Retrofit LED Recessed Lights

Retrofit LED Recessed Lights

So, what does it mean to retrofit LED recessed lights? Well, let’s break it down. To retrofit something simply means to add a part or component that wasn’t originally there. While you may have never heard of retrofitting lights, it is a fairly common practice. Retrofitting any type of lighting system is the simplest way…

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Recessed Light Bulbs: What’s Your Best Option

Recessed Light Bulbs: What's Your Best Option

When it comes to buying and installing recessed light bulbs, there are several options you can choose from. In fact, the most difficult part is finding the right light bulb for your lighting needs. After that, deciding on things like trims, recessed lighting kits, and finishes are all fairly simple. So, what are your options…

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My Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping: What Now?

My Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping: What Now?

When a circuit breaker keeps tripping, it might seem like a small problem. You may simply reset your circuit breaker, and move on. However, this routine circuit breaker tripping may be a sign of a larger and more serious electrical problem. In fact, the main purpose of a circuit breaker is protect you and prevent…

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LED Light Flicker: Causes and Solutions

LED Light Flicker: Causes and Solutions

Although LED bulbs are more energy efficient, they still come with their fair share of issues. One common issue is the LED light flicker. While flickering may not sound like a big deal, over time it can become both an annoyance and a safety hazard. These flickers can pose a safety risk for individuals with…

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Energy Saving Devices: Worth the Cost?

Energy Saving Devices: Worth the Cost?

Energy saving devices have the potential to improve the quality of our environment and cut costs on monthly electric bills. Due to a push in recent years towards great energy efficiency, there are now a wide rage of energy saving devices on the market. All of these devices make big promises in regards to energy…

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What is the Cost to Install a Ceiling Fan?

The cost to install a ceiling fan will vary dramatically from project to project. The cost to install a ceiling fan is around $575, but can cost as much as $3,000. You will pay substantially less for a small scale single fan installation than can be done by a handy man. However, complicated large scale…

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