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.

Safety

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.

Protection

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.

Liability

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.

Electrical Peace of Mind

Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs, including:

  • Commercial & Residential Electrical Installations
  • Marina & Residential Pier Wiring
  • Electrical Service & Repair
  • Specialty Electrical Services

For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.

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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electrician, lighting, Annapolis, MD
Written by Larry Cook

Exciting Landscape Lighting Ideas for Spring 2018 – Part 1

Spring is here, and the weather is gradually getting nicer. You have great landscaping around your home and beautiful gardens in the front and back, 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. Work with a licensed electrician to get the best results for your project. 

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lighting,electrical contractor,repair services
Written by Larry Cook

Why Great Restaurant Lighting is Important

Whenever you need electrical work for your restaurant, always find a reputable and licensed electrical contractor who has experience with dining establishments to get the best results for your business. They can provides services such as repair, electrical panel upgrade, standby generator installation, structured cabling, emergency lighting, dedicated circuits, electrical signage, or general maintenance. This article will focus on the importance of restaurant lighting. 

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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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electrician, Residential,Service,
Written by Larry Cook

Let Your Home Exhale with Exhaust Fans

The role of exhaust fans is to let your home exhale, the key for every effective ventilation system. They carry off moisture, fumes, odors, and smoke, promoting good air quality indoors. Exhaust fans also help prevent the buildup of bacteria and mold, which are both unhealthy for people. They also help remove humidity and moisture that can cause damage to surfaces and furnishings. 

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Electrician Annapolis, MD
Written by Larry Cook

Electrical Warehouse Services for Businesses – Part 1

Did you know two of the top ten citations issued annually by OSHA to warehouse owners involve electrical violations? Working with a licensed electrical contractor experienced with warehouse regulations will minimize and perhaps eliminate regulatory issues. This two-part article will discuss various electrical warehouse services that will promote productivity, safety, and savings.

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Residential,electrician,services
Written by Larry Cook

Wiring Your New Smart Home – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, the main advantage of living in a smart home is automation, and its foundation is structured wiring, which an experienced licensed electrical contractor can expertly install. Part 2 will discuss Doors & Windows, Lighting, Safety, and Security.

Doors & Windows

Wiring for openers that operate doors and windows can be integrated with the central control system of a smart home. Windows, along with their curtains and blinds, can be automated to open and close at certain temperatures or times. Should an unexpected storm strike, a smartphone can be used remotely to close an open window. Smart sensors can be installed at entryways, such as doors or garage doors, that sound an alarm if they are left open for an extended period of time. 

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electrician, home electrical services
Written by Larry Cook

Wiring Your New Smart Home – Part 1

The chief advantage of living in a smart home is automation, which provides several benefits this article will present. The foundation of smart home automation is structured wiring that an experienced licensed electrical contractor can expertly install. Smart home automation can be used to control the items below:

  • Appliances
  • Cooling and Heating
  • Doors and Windows
  • Entertainment
  • Lighting
  • Security
  • Telephones
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