electrician, lighting designs
Written by Larry Cook

The Importance of Parking Lot Lighting – Part 1

Although you haven’t thought much about your company’s parking lot lighting, it is important for the safety of your customers and staff. A lighting grid that is well designed will provide protection not only for people, but for the business as well. The following will discuss why good parking lot lighting is an important feature of every commercial property. Consult with an experienced and licensed electrician if you need repairs or an upgrade to get the best results.


Ensuring your company’s parking lot lighting meets the needs of both visitors and employees is a sound investment. As mentioned above, a sound lighting system will promote safety. Both walking and driving are more dangerous at night because of reduced visibility. Well-lit walkways and parking lots will make sure pedestrians and drivers will be able to see each other, helping in the prevention of collisions and injuries. In addition, good lighting will help people on the parking lot spot objects or surfaces that may cause them to trip, slip, or fall.


A well-designed lighting grid will help protect customers, staff, and the building itself during nighttime hours. Good lighting maintains the visibility of areas around your business after sundown, increasing the security of exterior areas. This will discourage both vandals and thieves who may cause damage or loss to your company. Excellent lighting is deterrence, and criminals will choose an easier target.


Failing to ensure adequate lighting for your company’s parking lot may lead to significant financial losses resulting from lawsuits filed by people injured and a reduced number of customers due to their safety concerns. You and your business may also be held liable for vehicles damaged on your parking lot if the lighting is found to be faulty or insufficient. Having lighting professionally installed and repaired will help prevent the above.

Part 2 will discuss four important tips regarding parking lot lighting.

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electrical services, electrician, lighting designs
Written by Larry Cook

Benefits from Improving Your Marina’s Lighting

You may have a marina or a boat kept inside one. Now that another fun boating season is back, you’ve been thinking of investing in a lighting upgrade. There are several great benefits you’ll get from going forward with this project. Remember to call a licensed electrician who has experience lighting marinas for the best results. 

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Residential,electrician, Annapolis MD
Written by Stu Kushner

Exciting Landscape Lighting Ideas for Spring 2018 – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, spring has arrived, and you, your family, and guests will be spending more time outdoors in the evenings. This article will discuss exciting landscape lighting ideas for Spring 2018 that will beautify your property with light. Part 2 will discuss Under Lighting, Task Lighting, and Water Lighting. Call a licensed electrician to get the best results for your project. 

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kitchen lights, electrician, residential
Written by Larry Cook

Update Your Kitchen with Electrical Services – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, our conception of the kitchen has changed much the past 100 years. Nowadays, our home kitchens are also living spaces that can be improved with electrical services. Part 2 will cover updating the lighting of your upgraded kitchen. Always work with a licensed and experienced electrician to get the best results for your project.

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electricians, installations, motorized window coverings
Written by Larry Cook

Installing Motorized Window Coverings in Your Luxury Bathroom

Motorized coverings for windows and skylights for luxury bathrooms are rapidly growing in popularity. Once noisy and cumbersome, they are now silent and sleek in design. As a result, they have become an expected feature in many high-end homes.

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electrician, home automation,electrical services
Written by Larry Cook

Six Benefits of Automated Window Treatments – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, motorized shades and blinds are a convenient way to aid in controlling interior temperatures and improving the security of a home. They can also be integrated with the environmental controls of a smart home. Part 2 will cover three more benefits of automated window treatments. Consult with a licensed electrician regarding installation for your safety and best results.

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home automation and hubs,electricians
Written by Larry Cook

Integrated Lighting Control for Home and Office

Integrating a home or office’s electrical and lighting systems will allow the automation, control, and monitoring of your lighting fixtures. A sound design will increase convenience and energy efficiency, along with improving the aesthetics and ambience, of a residence or workplace. Consulting with an experienced electrical services company for the installation of a universal lighting control system will bring about the best results for either new construction projects or retrofits.

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Lighting Design ,electricians, wirings
Written by Larry Cook

Lighting Design for Remodels – Part 1

A home remodel will also require the planning and execution of lighting design. Don’t let it be an afterthought because lighting will affect how your home will be perceived. Lighting design means much more than being able to see at night. The way lights are used can also beautify a home. It’s a great idea to consult with a licensed electrician experienced in home construction to achieve the best results. The following lists the common oversights homeowners might encounter during remodels.

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Written by Larry Cook

The Basics of Cove Lighting

Parts of your home will be perfect for soft, indirect lighting, such as the bedroom, living room, entertainment room, and bar, and there is a wonderful design solution available.

Aptly named, cove lighting uses these perimeter coves to conceal light sources. They reflect light onto ceiling and walls, resulting in beautiful ambient lighting. Installation will create a romantic or relaxed mood in a desired area, and this project can be performed during home construction, remodeling, or renovation with the expert planning, knowledge, and skills of a licensed electrician.

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