Brighten Things Up with Garden Lights for Outdoor Lighting Needs

The days are getting longer and the temperatures are inching up.

Pretty soon we’ll be spending more time outdoors entertaining guests and having fun with the family — even after the sun finally drops below the horizon.

It’s a great time to start thinking about garden lights to create an inviting mood and illuminate the occasion. Perhaps the best news of all is the wide variety of styles available to fit every budget. Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons to Convert to LED Lighting for Your Parking Lot

Choosing the right lighting for your parking lot can mean a world of difference. Whether it’s concern about crime, cost of lighting, or your maintenance costs, LED lighting can solve the major concerns of a business owner. By choosing LED lighting, you can make your parking lot management safer, cheaper, and more energy efficient.

Let’s go over some of the reasons why LED parking lot lights can pay off for your business. Continue reading

Should You Get a Gasoline or Diesel Generator? 7 Questions to Ask

A few blogs ago we talked about the differences between portable and standby generators.

But there’s another consideration that should cross your mind if you’re shopping for a good source of backup power — and that is the type of fuel your generator uses.

Today we look more closely at the differences between generators that run on gasoline and those that use diesel fuel.

Here are 7 key questions to keep in mind as you weigh your options. Continue reading

What’s the Best Generator to Buy – Portable or Standby?

We all know that power outages can happen any time of year.

They may be caused by bad weather, traffic accidents, animals, and a host of other problems that crop up somewhere between the utility company and your property.

That’s what makes a generator such a smart investment for your home or business — it lets you keep using at least some electricity in the event of a power outage.

But with so many manufacturers vying for your attention and your dollars, how do you know which generator to buy?

Today let’s look at the two main types of generators: portable and standby. Continue reading

Understanding Emergency Power Needs for Your Business

In our last blog post, we talked about the importance of having adequate emergency lighting in case the power goes out at your place of business.

But what about your entire electrical system? Whether it’s a thunderstorm, a downed utility pole, or some other cause, you must be ready to protect the safety of customers and employees in the event of a power outage. It’s also important to keep your most critical equipment functioning. Continue reading

Does Your Business Have Adequate Emergency Lighting?

You might have an office building. You might have a sports arena. You might have a restaurant or shopping center.

But what if something goes wrong at your place of business? What if there is a fire? Or what if the power goes out due to a storm or other reason?

People might get scared. They might get confused about what to do or how to get out. They might panic.

All public buildings must have an unobstructed means of egress that lets people easily exit the building in case of emergency. But how can people get out if it’s dark and they can’t see where they’re going? Continue reading

4 Tips for Smart — and Efficient — Security Lighting

Like everyone else, you want to feel safe in your home. And you want your belongings to still be there when you return from work, school, or vacation.

You may have installed outdoor home security lighting to deter would-be thieves. But is flooding your property with light the best way to protect your home from intruders?

How can you stay safe and energy efficient with residential security lighting? Continue reading