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Monthly Archives: November 2017

LED High Bay Lights

They save you money

One of the biggest advantages of LED is that it saves you a good deal of money. Other types of lights will cost you a crazy amount of money if kept on for a long time. On the other hand, high bay lights can save you up to 80% on your power bills.

They stand the test of time

LED lights are more durable and stand the test of time. Again, this will save you a good deal of money on cooling. You can save as much as 20% on your air conditioning for instance.

They are sturdy

Another great thing about LED lights is that they are durable and take the damage very well. They don’t tend to flicker unlike other types of lights. Moreover, they don’t require any warm-up period and spread light much better with little distortion.

Eco-friendly

These lights don’t spread any pollution in the environment as they don’t emit any type of poisonous gas.

So, these are some of the main reasons why the industry is opting for the LED technology. Nowadays, you can see these lights in firms and companies. When buying these lights, you should be careful and keep a few things in mind before making the purchase.

Solar Electric System

In general terms, it is the conversion of sunlight into electricity using photovoltaics. The photovoltaic modules are simple and durable. There are no moving parts.

The photovoltaic array sits in sunlight, acting as an energy collector and generator. When the light hits the panels, the cells absorb some of the photons. The energy is transferred to an electron located within the semiconductor material. With the photons, the electron can escape its position within the semiconductor and become part of the electrical current.

Most photovoltaic cells are made from one of two basic designs: thin-film or crystalline silicon. Thin-film actually covers several different designs, including amorphous silicon, copper indium gallium diselenide, and cadmium telluride.

Crystalline silicon modules are fashioned into either multicrystalline ribbon, or monocrystalline silicone. They are also used in more than 80 percent of the current marketplace. However, the thin-film design is the most common in research and development.

In addition to the photovoltaic cells, you will also need other components to make up the array. This includes batteries, charge controllers, and inverters. These components vary depending on what type of system is in use.

When choosing a solar electric setup for your home, you have four main designs from which to choose. The first type is the PV-Direct system. This is the simplest design available. The PV-Direct has the fewest components: only the array and the load. There are no batteries, and it does not hook directly to the utility. This array only powers loads when the sun is shining, so it is only appropriate for applications such as water pumping and ventilation.

Off-grid systems are great for remote locations without utility service. However, you can use this power array just about anywhere. The design allows you to operate all your household’s electrical needs without having to be connected to the city grid. This array is a little more complicated. It must have a battery bank to store the electricity for nighttime and cloudy day use. The bank must also have a charge controller to protect it from overcharge and an inverter to convert the DC power to AC for use with AC household appliances. Users should also have disconnects, monitoring equipment, and electrical safety gear.

About Lighting for Safety in Home

This may seem like a contradiction given the above, but the goal here is not to din the lights, but to prevent glare. Glare happens when the light reflects off too bright and shiny surfaces, causing bright spots of light that can impair your vision. Lights should be covered with light lamp shades or opaque covers and positioned away from shiny surfaces such as linoleum floors or granite countertops.

As a fail-safe, make sure your floor is clear of falling hazards such as loose rugs, articles on the floor such as shoes, clothing, and short furniture. Even with proper lighting, these articles can be missed and lead to a fall. Also, consider contrasting the furniture with the walls (darker furniture) so they are easier to see.

Going back to the fireplace, is your lighting safe? While a fireplace isn’t bright enough to light your home on its own, if you have one, do you have a safety screen up that will keep hot debris from getting on to furniture? Also, consider getting a gas fireplace with an on/off switch on the wall. That way, you won’t have to bend over to start it or stock it with kindling and wood for traditional fireplaces.

Also, if you live in an older house, it may be a good idea to make sure the wiring is up to date. Make an appointment with an electrician to see if there are any fire hazards as well as making sure your house is bright enough and up to date to prevent falls! If you live in an older house, the outlets may not be able to handle the amount of voltage your newer lighting appliances require. The only way to know, is to ask the professionals. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice the lighting and safety of your house just because you have old outlets!

Lightning Protection Installation

Make your Property Future-proof

Considering the unspeakable economic losses a building owner may suffer as a result of such unforeseen acts of God, one cannot write off the need to align your buildings with lightning conductor installation. As a matter of grave importance, you must make it a point to hire a company specializing in earthing and safety solutions. These solutions are designed in such a way as to efficiently channel the electrical surge away from the property and divert it to dissipate naturally in the ground. In this way, it can save a building owner a fortune and safeguard the structure against potential damages.

Choose an Adept Contractor

Many jurisdictions have made it compulsory to integrate both residential and commercial properties with electrical surge protection solutions. Additionally, it is equally important to hire a professional installer for lightning safety systems. Some of these companies serve their clients with tailored solutions after conducting a thorough examination of the property and determining the level of safety needed. These companies undertake projects of all sizes and employ teams of discerning technicians, possessing a wealth of experience and expert knowledge of the issues that need to be addressed to ensure optimum earthing of the structure and that all safety needs are met.

A Professional Takes the Load off You

Having all the requisite qualifications, these contractors adhere to strict quality standards and follow best industry practices, the ISEN 62305 code of practice, for instance. Additionally, these installers leverage state-of-the-art technologies and cutting-edge tools at various development stages of a project. Moreover, these technicians are adept at dealing with flaws arising in the normal operation of lightning protection systems, and thereby mitigating the threat associated with electric bolt strikes. When you hire a contractor offering 360-degree electric surge protection solutions, you can rest assured that all your needs will be duly addressed.