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Lighting and Electrical Lake Stevens WA

Welcome to the lighting and electrical section. These articles will provide you with detailed information when choosing lighting for your home.
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Multimeters Lake Stevens WA

To troubleshoot household, appliance or automotive wiring, you can buy all sorts of devices: receptacle analyzers, continuity testers, circuit finders and voltage testers. Or you can buy a multimeter in Lake Stevens. These multi-talented little devices are widely available for as little as $20 in both analog (swinging needle) and digital form.

Landscape Lighting Lake Stevens WA

Unlike sunlight that blankets everything in its path, landscape lighting can provide islands of light and shadow that highlight selected areas, including trees, shrubs, flower beds, walkways and other elements of your yard and grounds. In addition to increasing curb appeal, illuminating your home's exterior extends the usability of many areas for you and your family to enjoy safely.

Compact Fluorescent Lamps Information Lake Stevens WA

Installing compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in place of incandescent light bulbs is one of the simplest and least expensive ways homeowners can reduce energy use in their homes. But there's a catch many homeowners may not be aware of - all fluorescent bulbs contain small amounts of mercury, a toxin that can cause neurological problems in humans, especially children and fetuses.

Multiple-switch Circuits Lake Stevens WA

Multiple-switch circuits can be mysterious things in Lake Stevens. Controlling a light from both the top and bottom of a stairway is accepted without question. Even controlling a single light from three, four or more locations is considered unremarkable by most homeowners. But how many of us understand how this is accomplished? Could you troubleshoot or replace one of the multiple switches in such a circuit? Understanding how three- and four-way switches work will allow you to design complex lighting circuits, as well as repair them when they go bad.

Green Home Lighting Lake Stevens WA

In our quest for energy efficiency, sometimes the simplest things get overlooked. Consider the color of your roof in Lake Stevens. It stands to reason that if white reflects heat, roofs - at least in warm climates - should be white or light-colored. Yet houses throughout the Sunbelt are roofed with the same dark-gray shingles that you'd find on a house in Minneapolis or Poughkeepsie.

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Compact Fluorescent Lamps Information Lake Stevens WA

Installing compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in place of incandescent light bulbs is one of the simplest and least expensive ways homeowners can reduce energy use in their homes. But there's a catch many homeowners may not be aware of - all fluorescent bulbs contain small amounts of mercury, a toxin that can cause neurological problems in humans, especially children and fetuses.

Compact Fluorescent Lights Lake Stevens WA

The time has come to make a change and make a difference. Everyone one of us can do it today - right now. I'm talking about making the switch from incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). The point was driven home to me a few weeks ago while I was walking through a local Target and saw CFLs on the shelf right next to regular light bulbs. So I bought a few and changed out th...

EcoLumia Lights Lake Stevens WA

Many homeowners in Lake Stevens wish they could live in new dream homes equipped with the most advanced technologies, but Bert Jones has gone a step further — he helps create them. His house in Sandy Springs, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta, has become a research lab for his unique hobby. “I’m a closet inventor,” says Jones, a professional business investor, “so when I saw some of the opportunities for water and energy conservation, I got excited about new things I could incorporate into the house.”

Electrical Wiring Installation Lake Stevens WA

Have you ever thought about building an outdoor kitchen, adding a pool or hot tub, running decorative lights along your driveway or adding electricity to a detached garage in Lake Stevens? Many homeowners are afraid to work with electrical wiring and prefer to hire an electrician.

Energy Efficient Lighting Controls Lake Stevens WA

Lighting accounts for about 15 percent of an average home’s energy costs, so it’s a good place to start if you want to reduce your monthly utility bill. By switching out standard incandescent lamps with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), which consume 75 percent less electricity, and substituting lower wattage lamps where you don’t need as much light, you can appreciably reduce your energy expenditures in Lake Stevens.

Green Home Lighting Lake Stevens WA

In our quest for energy efficiency, sometimes the simplest things get overlooked. Consider the color of your roof in Lake Stevens. It stands to reason that if white reflects heat, roofs - at least in warm climates - should be white or light-colored. Yet houses throughout the Sunbelt are roofed with the same dark-gray shingles that you'd find on a house in Minneapolis or Poughkeepsie.

Home Lighting Lake Stevens WA

For years, LEDs have been used in a wide array of places as traffic lights and auto brake lights in Lake Stevens, on computers and audio equipment, in toys and flashlights. But their use as home interior lighting has been limited.

Home Lighting Renovation Lake Stevens WA

Daylighting strategies in Lake Stevens - the tools and techniques homeowners use to invite natural light into a building - are in demand these days for a reason. Studies have shown that exposure to daylight helps you sleep better, work more productively and feel happier. Natural light makes your home look warmer and feel more inviting.

Home Lighting Systems Lake Stevens WA

An automated home lighting system in Lake Stevens can help make your home and its inhabitants safer and more secure. For instance, if you come home late at night, there's no need to walk into a dark house.

Lamps Lake Stevens WA

If your store is set up like mine, the very first products you see walking in the door are the light bulbs. This arrangement isn't by accident. The floor plans of these stores are carefully designed to promote sales, so one must conclude that light bulbs are big business in Lake Stevens.

Landscape Lighting Lake Stevens WA

Unlike sunlight that blankets everything in its path, landscape lighting can provide islands of light and shadow that highlight selected areas, including trees, shrubs, flower beds, walkways and other elements of your yard and grounds. In addition to increasing curb appeal, illuminating your home's exterior extends the usability of many areas for you and your family to enjoy safely.

Multimeters Lake Stevens WA

To troubleshoot household, appliance or automotive wiring, you can buy all sorts of devices: receptacle analyzers, continuity testers, circuit finders and voltage testers. Or you can buy a multimeter in Lake Stevens. These multi-talented little devices are widely available for as little as $20 in both analog (swinging needle) and digital form.

Multiple-switch Circuits Lake Stevens WA

Multiple-switch circuits can be mysterious things in Lake Stevens. Controlling a light from both the top and bottom of a stairway is accepted without question. Even controlling a single light from three, four or more locations is considered unremarkable by most homeowners. But how many of us understand how this is accomplished? Could you troubleshoot or replace one of the multiple switches in such a circuit? Understanding how three- and four-way switches work will allow you to design complex lighting circuits, as well as repair them when they go bad.

Recycling CFLs Lake Stevens WA

You've probably heard about CFLs, those energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps in Lake Stevens that many (including us) regularly recommend as alternatives to typical incandescent lights. You've probably also heard that CFLs contain very small amounts of mercury sealed in glass tubing.� The typical CFL has about 4 milligrams of mercury, which would fit on the tip of a ballpoint pen, and newer CFLs have as...

Retrofitting Lighting Systems Lake Stevens WA

Retrofitting lighting systems in existing homes in Lake Stevens can be a tricky task, requiring homeowners or electricians to drill holes in walls, pull wires through tight spaces or use unsightly extension cords.