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Light Bulb Terminology

When you need to change a light bulb (which should not be as frequently if you are using longer-life bulbs, but that’s another topic), you’ve undoubtedly noticed the specs on the package. Here is a quick explanation of them, in no particular order: Light appearance/light color) is often measured by color temperature, expressed as Kelvin […]

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Under Cabinet Lighting

Lighting is essential in the kitchen. Functionally you need it to see what you are doing. And aesthetically, the appropriate lighting can add to the style and feel. An important component – often overlooked – is under cabinet lighting. Here are some advantages: Added lighting. Under cabinet lighting complements overhead lighting and is especially useful […]

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Light Bulbs

It used to be that buying a light bulb was simple. You either get incandescent or fluorescent. Make sure the wattage was appropriate for the lamp or fixture it was going in. Now, it is not quite as simple. So, here is a quick guide to the five most common types of light bulbs. Incandescent […]

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Becoming an Electrician in Illinois

There are many reasons to become an electrician. They include: Great pay Job security Be your own boss Enjoyable work Be respected Easy career entry Speaking of easy career entry, how does one become an electrician in Illinois? Not a simple answer, since licensing is handled at the local level, and requirements can vary by […]

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Renting a New Retail Space? Make Sure You Inspect the Plumbing and Electrical Work

“It’s perfect!” You’ve saved and planned and dreamed of this day. You’ve found the perfect location with great parking, foot traffic, and complementary businesses. You envision the space adorned with your artsy displays and appealing merchandise.  But take a deep breath, count to 10, and consider having licensed contractors inspect the existing plumbing and electrical […]

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5 Reasons to Change Out That Old Electrical Panel

  When we consider home remodel projects, we usually think of aesthetics, redecorating projects that enhance the look of our homes. We also need to plan for projects that don’t do much for the appearance of our property but support our family’s safety and well-being. Changing out the old electrical panel falls into that category. […]

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How to Fix a Loose Electrical Outlet

  What a nuisance! You thought your phone was charging as you slept, yet unknown to you, the plug fell from the electrical outlet. Now what? Do you need to call an electrician? Why is the electrical outlet loose? Most often, the contact points of the outlet have worn out over time. However, damaged wiring […]

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