As discussed in Part 1, the probability of electrical accidents for the elderly at home is greater because so many live in older or low-quality housing equipped with outdated or faulty electrical systems and appliances. The risk increases if the senior has a condition that affects mobility and memory, such as Parkinson’s and dementia. Part 2 will discuss smoke alarms, assistive technology, and home heating.
The chances of electrical accidents at home for the elderly are greater because so many live in older or low-quality housing equipped with outdated or faulty electrical systems and appliances. Living spaces like these can be hazardous because they do not comply with electrical safety standards. They often do not have life-saving electrical features like PVC wiring, circuit breakers, or a modern electrical panel.
Rapid advancements in lighting technology are driving fast developments in lighting design as well. Companies that are keeping pace will make improvements in lighting aesthetics, energy conservation, functionality, and safety of their facilities. The following two-part article will discuss the latest in commercial lighting trends for your business. Work with a licensed and experienced electrical services company to achieve the most ideal results for your commercial project.
Industrial Lighting Fixtures
Industrial lighting fixtures grew in popularity last year, and this trend will continue. If you like this design, select fixtures that are of a single metallic color such as bronze or brushed nickel. Throwback features likes knob and strap and antique-looking light bulbs, evoking the first part of the 20th Century, give industrial lighting its period appearance. The interior design of the office space should match this look with a minimalist factory-type approach. Accentuating this look is RLM (Reflective Luminaire Manufacturer), which are primarily commercial or industrial lighting fixtures that are designed to reflect light in a downward direction.
Minimalist LED Lighting
As enterprises are transitioning to LED lighting, they are selecting the modernist look these energy-efficient bulbs can support. This design approach is both understated and direct, utilizing strong lines and single metallic colors..
Natural Light Usage
Research has found that natural light at home and work leads to improvements in sleep, work performance and satisfaction, along with greater sales in retail environments. Another benefit of maximizing the use of natural light is decreasing the energy requirements of a commercial building, resulting in lower utility costs. However, this may not be possible architecturally or financially because it may require the complicated and costly installation of additional windows and skylights. The practical alternative is daylighting, which uses LED lighting adjusted continually throughout the day with smart controls to imitate natural light.
Part 2 will discuss three more commercial lighting trends for your business.
Electrical Peace of Mind
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As discussed in Part 1, structured wiring for network communications is the crucial first step for a home automation system. When properly installed, it provides benefits such as speed, flexibility, consistency, and easier maintenance and troubleshooting. The installation of structured wiring in homes being constructed will differ from an existing home that is being retrofitted. Part 2 covers additional structured wiring tips for newly constructed and existing homes.
Newly Constructed Homes
Below are structured wiring tips for new homes:
The installation of structured wiring allowing network communication is the crucial first step for installing a home automation system to connect to your devices. When performed properly, it results in efficiency, conserving time, money, and effort. Generally, structured wiring carries the signals for data, video, audio, telephone, home automation, and security. Network benefits include speed, flexibility, consistency, and easier maintenance and troubleshooting. Work with a reputable and experienced electrical contractor to achieve the best results.
It may just be past Labor Day and you are looking forward to a few days of Indian Summer, but Old Man Winter will eventually be knocking on the doors and windows of your home. Don’t wait until there is a blizzard blanketing your yard to cope with the conditions of the toughest season. The following are three simple things you can do to ready your home electrically for winter.
As discussed in Part 1, fall is a good time to schedule an electrical safety inspection to help ensure the safety of your home before the holiday season when the risk of electrical fire is greatest. Licensed electricians will inspect your house and perform electrical repairs wherever they find something unsafe or not up to code. After the inspection and repairs, you and your family will have electrical peace of mind. Part 2 will discuss four more tips for electrical safety for your indoor and outdoor areas this fall.
Fall is coming soon, and now is a good time to schedule an electrical safety inspection to help ensure the safety of your home before the holiday season brings the greatest risk of electrical fire. Licensed electricians will inspect each room and space in your house and perform electrical repairs wherever they find something unsafe or not up to code. At the end of this thorough process, you and your family will have electrical peace of mind. The following are eight tips for electrical safety for your indoor and outdoor areas this fall.
The search for a commercial electrical contractor for your business may seem daunting if you are doing it for the first time. Your project has certain requirements, and you want to hire an electrician who is reputable, qualified, and experienced. The following are five factors for finding the right commercial electrical contractor for the job.