What is a Lighting Retrofit?

What is a Lighting Retrofit?

Lighting technology is constantly improving, but does that mean you need to buy entirely new fixtures every time more efficient technology hits the market? Not necessarily, thanks to retrofitting. Retrofitting is a popular and cost-effective alternative to upgrading to a more energy efficient and higher quality lighting system. Read on to learn more about retrofitting and how it can help you. Continue reading

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How to Become a Contractor

How to become a contractor

Independent Contractors are becoming more and more common in the United States as many companies are using their services instead of hiring regular, full-time employees. Unlike a regular employee, an independent contractor may provide specific goods or services to several different companies at once under written or verbal contract. Continue reading

What is a Ballast?

What is a Ballast?

What is a Ballast?

In Fluorescent Lighting systems a Lighting Ballast is a device which is designed to regulate the amount of electrical current required to start and illuminate a lamp. Maintaining sufficient voltage in a linear lamp is an extremely important aspect of a light fixture’s operation. Without the implementation of a ballast, the light fixture would be unable to control the amount of electrical current. Not controlling the electrical current can cause an electrical surge that may result in the destruction of the lamp.
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How to Win Contracting Jobs

How to Win Contracting Jobs

As a wise green muppet called Yoda once said, “Do… or do not. There is no try.” Because it’s a world of competition out there for contracting jobs, there really is “no try” when it comes to being just the right person that clients look to hire. Here are eight valuable skills to master so that you can stand out as a powerful “Force” among your competitors and claim your position as The Chosen One for potential clients. Continue reading

How to Recognize and Reduce Job Site Theft

How to Recognize and Reduce Job Site Theft

Theft of construction equipment is a national epidemic. At first you may not notice the disappearance of small items from the job site. However, once the thieves deduce that they’ve gotten away with it, larger things may start to go missing. Unfortunately, in many cases, such thieves happen to be on the company’s payroll. Continue reading

The New World of Light Switches, Controls and Dimmers

The New World of Light Switches, Controls and Dimmers

(NewsUSA) – A lighting switch is just a switch, right? As it turns out, not really. Technology is changing the smallest details in your home — switches, controls and dimmers — to make daily life more beautiful and more functional. The American Lighting Association (ALA) details advances in lighting switches. Continue reading