Scenic Lighthouses

Lighting up the coastlines


The Beauty of Lighthouses. (Photo Credits)

Lighthouses have a distinct charm that enamors whoever passes by and sees them. More often than not, it goes beyond its purpose of illuminating a coastline and being a watchtower, as most lighthouses become a landmark in the community where it is situated. Electrical Association              

The Website Only In Your State for instance featured the amazingly beautiful lighthouses of Michigan.

“Some say that the Midwest is landlocked and void of the picturesque beaches that make the coasts beautiful. Those who say that obviously have never been to Michigan. Not only do we have some of the best fresh-water beaches in the country, but we also are home to some of the best shoreline structures around. Specifically, Michigan has the most lighthouses of any state in the country, thanks to the state’s early days as a major water passage”

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Historic and Beautiful

One of the most famous lighthouses in the history is the Lighthouse of Alexandria.The website 1001 Inventions held the spotlight on it in one of its posts.  Electrician 

“The lighthouse was constructed in the 3rd century BCE during the reigns of Ptolemy I (Soter) and his son Ptolemy II (Philadelphus). It has been said that it was seriously impaired by number of natural disasters between 10th and 14th Century, eventually collapsed completely and last of it remains castoff in the construction of the Citadel of Qaitbay (Kait Bey) dated back to late 15th Century. It lasted for a long time as one of the ancient wonders, alongside with the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the present Great Pyramid of Giza. There are very different opinions on the height of the lighthouse (as seen on the figure below). Because of different views, its size varies dramatically; to an extent the number roughly changes between 100 and 200 meters high.”

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The website Ohio Beautiful meantime shared pictures of lighthouses in their state that are just post-card worthy.

“It’s one of Ohio’s best kept secrets: our state has some of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at these ten jaw-dropping images of historic lighthouses that sit along the shores of Lake Erie right here in the Buckeye State. For centuries, Ohio has been an important destination for ships travelling the Great Lakes, and our gorgeous lighthouses pay tribute to that important history. Many of the Ohio lighthouses on this list are no longer operational, but they’re all still breathtakingly beautiful.”

Take a look at the photos here.

Have you ever been to a lighthouse?

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Characteristics of a Good Electrician

Qualities of a Reliable Electrician


What are the qualities to look for in a good electrician? (Photo Credits)

Finding a reliable electrician has a lot to do with ensuring a home or a commercial property’s safety.

It is always better to have a stand-by contact in case of an emergency than be caught clueless as to who to get in touch with during an electrical emergency at the middle of the night.

Quality Electrical shared some traits of a good electrician.

Tech savvy: These professionals should be up to date with the latest technology or else remain backdated. With the use of advanced techniques, he/she should be able to perform their job in lesser time that others.”

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Can Provide a Service Warranty

Zoolasearch also note that a good electrician can guarantee his services. Electrical Association           

“The firms should have an insurance policy for their customers. Insurance guarantees compensation for any loss the customer will suffer while the contractor is working on his/her ac machine. The expert might make a mistake and damage the appliance beyond repair and that will need compensation.”

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The Best of Chepstow meanwhile underscored the importance of being an honest and good communicator.

“Know exactly what you are paying for before accepting a quotation, such as what kind of guarantee the work will have. Most work is covered by a guarantee issued by the electrical governing body the electrician is registered with. This means that if a problem develops in the future and you cannot contact the electrician who carried out the work, you can go to the governing body directly and they will find an electrician to carry out the work on your behalf.”

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What characteristics do you look for in an electrician?

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Hiring the right electrician

 How to choose an Electrician Contractor


Choosing a reliable and trustworthy electrician. (Photo Credits)

When it comes to choosing an electrician for a home or a commercial property, it is very important to be discerning about the quality of service and reputation of the contractor to be hired. Electrical Association 

Advice on Improving Your Home gave several pointers on how to hire the right electrician contractor in a community.

“Make sure the electrician has insurance. Your selected electrician may have a high level of skill and experience and may take the necessary steps to boost safety while working on your residential property. However, accidents like electrical fires can still happen. If your electrician has a suitable insurance policy, you get assurance that the damages brought about by the accident will be covered. “

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Word of Mouth

The Best of Forest of Dean also offered some great advice in hiring an electrician. Electrician

“The best option is to ask your family or friends for recommendations. If someone has done a good job, their customers will always be happy to recommend their services. You could also make enquiries in a local electric retail shop as they may recommend electricians to their customers.”

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Proreferral meanwhile gave reasons why it is important to find a reliable electrician.

“Because electricity can be dangerous, it’s essential to work with a qualified electrician to ensure the safety and proper function of your home’s electrical system. A good electrician will be able to meet current needs by troubleshooting problems and planning new installations, but will also anticipate future requirements and suggest appropriate upgrades and expansion. Moreover, a great electrician will know how installing power saving electrical appliances or replacing old units can improve energy efficiency in your home.”

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Do you already have an electrical contractor on your contact list?

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Reliable Solar Lamps

Harnessing the power of Solar Lamps

Red Solar Lantern

The reliability of Solar Power. (Photo Credits) 

Solar Power Lamps are heaven sent in areas that have yet to be reached by mainstream power lines.

Huffington Post featured a community in India that are now using Solar Lamps to illuminate their dark evenings while they await to be part of their country’s power grid. Electrical Association

“Customers, who live either off the grid entirely or have less than 12 hours a day of electricity, are charged a small down payment for a high-quality solar PV system. Then, through its “progressive purchase” model, they pay in advance for a designated amount of energy consumption. Each payment counts toward the final purchase price, which — when fully paid — permanently unlocks the system, according to the company’s website.”

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Light even for Developed Cities

But even developed countries are now slowly relying on Solar Powered Lamps. Electrician

The Jordan Times published in one of its posts that Solar Lamps have been used to line up one of their major thoroughfares.

“The plan is in line with the municipality’s strategy to turn Amman into a green city by expanding the adoption of renewable energy to protect the environment, Farajeen noted. Jordan, which imports about 97 per cent of its energy needs, is witnessing an increasing demand on installing solar systems for generating power.”

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Individuals can also try making a solar-powered lamp, even from scratch and out of scrap. This is at least according to an article published by Science Alert.

“It’s a great idea, but there are no shortage of those when it comes to environmental solutions. The hardest part is putting them into practice, and setting up infrastructure that will make it easy for people with too many old phones cluttering up their drawers to get them to people who need them to light up their homes.”

Read the step-by-step instructions here.

Would you like to try this DIY?

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Living Room lighting Pegs

Living room lighting ideas

Lachmannsvei 39C - living room/stue

Inspiring Ideas to light up the living room. (Photo Credits) 

The living room is usually the focal point in any home. It is where the family relaxes and converge, it is also where guests are entertained. Electrical Association

Lighting it up is like accentuating parts of the living room that needs to get more attention.

Room Décor Ideas shared some lighting pieces that will give a summery feel to any living room.

You certainly know that the lighting is one of the most important elements in a room design. The lighting system is what will make the room design looks coziest and more elegant. So, Room Decor Ideas search for the best lighting pieces for Summer time. Room Decor Ideas found some exclusive design pieces that can give your living room a new touch of elegance and glamour and also make it looks perfect for summer.”

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Make it Light

Steve Williams Kitchens meantime featured lighting designs that will surely wow guests. Electrician

Living room style with hard wood floor, amazing chandelier, large sectional sofa, television mounted above brick fireplace with white cathedral ceilings against beige colored walls.”

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The website Architectural Digest meantime underscored the lighting abilities of Floor Lamps in illuminating and accentuating living rooms.

“Whether decorating a living room, bedroom, or bath, stylish floor lamps provide a unique decorative element and a sense of drama. And they’re especially helpful in small spaces with low ceilings; while other furnishings may be squat or low to the ground, a tall floor lamp draws attention to the true height of the space. We surveyed rooms from the Hamptons to New Orleans in the AD archives to find the best examples. Shown: A Candida Höfer photograph surmounts the living room’s custom-made sofa, which is flanked by vintage floor lamps by Gaetano Scolari (left) and Stilnovo; this western Colombia apartment designed and decorated in collaboration with Jean-Louis Deniot.

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How do you light up your living room?

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Syracuse company to install LED lights at home of Miami Dolphins

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Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse-based Ephesus Lighting will install its LED lights at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., home of the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami and the Orange Bowl.

The stadium will be the third NFL stadium to use Ephesus’s LED lights, which the company says can reduce energy costs by up to 75 percent and provide better illumination than the metal halide lights in most stadiums. LED lights also have the benefit of an instant-on capability that eliminates the warm-up period associated with traditional stadium lighting.

Ephesus installed LED lights at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., home of the Arizona Cardinals, in 2014. Super Bowl

XLIX, which was held at the stadium last year, was the first Super Bowl to be illuminated with LED lights. It also has installed LED lights at US Bank Stadium, future home of the Minnesota Vikings.

The new lighting will be installed at Sun Life Stadium in the coming months as part of a $425 million stadium renovation.

“As we researched LED lighting options in the marketplace that would help us transform Sun Life Stadium, it became evident that the digital lighting solution developed by Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting was a very competitive, well-engineered system that would meet our unique and specific needs,” Bill Senn, Miami Dolphins senior vice president of stadium renovations, said in a statement.

Eaton Corp., the owner of industrial lighting manufacturer Crouse-Hinds, bought Ephesus in late October and said it would keep the company in Syracuse. Ephesus’s headquarters are in Onondaga Tower on South Warren Street in downtown Syracuse.

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Car interiors are about to be radically transformed by technology

Cars are so reliant on computers and technology, nowadays, that it seems like things like the engine or transmission are afterthoughts.

This isn’t some kind of “old is better than new,” bah-humbug style rant, but cars are becoming more and more about their electronics than about their mechanics, and it shows in their designs.

Car design, especially interior design, has become radically different over the past decade or so.

Interior design has become far more focused on technology,  incorporating navigation, smartphones and Wifi. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, though; times are a changin, as Bob Dylan would say.

I’m going to say BMW does this better than anyone, with the i3 and I’m not just saying that because this is BMWLOG.

I’ve been in many, many new cars of all kinds in the past few years, and the BMW i3 is easily the most forward thinking interior I’ve ever had the pleasure of sitting in.


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