Electrical Home Automation

Technology is making it easier and easier to deal with things that were once cumbersome to manage. Rather than having a separate device for each of these, they can now all be controlled from one convenient source such as an iPad or even some tablets. Learn which electric components in your home can be controlled[…]

How Solar Panels Work

There are many different things that can be powered by solar energy. Everything from small calculators to entire homes can be powered with energy from the sun. The way solar cells function may seem like a mystery, but when broken down, the process if fairly easy to understand. The history The idea of using solar[…]

Throwing a Cool Outdoor Summer Party

Summer is the time for outdoor events. From backyard barbecues to outdoor concerts, enjoying the weather outside is one of the best parts of summer. Though summer afternoons can be crushingly hot, there is something special about summer evenings and these are the best times to throw an outdoor party. Unlike parties that are thrown[…]

Landscape Lighting Design

Now that it’s hot outside, you’re probably starting to enjoy your patio and back yard more and more. And perhaps that has you thinking you could really use some outdoor lighting. Before you run off to Lowe’s for those “stick-in-the-ground” battery operated or solar powered lights, here’s a couple things to think about when planning[…]

LED Lighting Retrofit: Out with the old and in with the new!

We’ve seen LED’s (light emitting diode) and CFL’s (compact fluorescent lamp) becoming more and more popular/affordable over the last few years…. Utility companies are now offering rebates to commercial property owners and even residential home owners to convert to LED or CFL, though we prefer LED’s. LED lights come in many different styles, from a[…]

Antique Ice-Melt?

The other week I was hired to update the lighting in a historic mansion located in the Historic Trolley District of Ogden. The mansion originally started out as a single family dwelling but (like so many homes in Ogden) had other uses in its future including: a funeral home, apartments and (currently) office space. As[…]