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CLICK HERE to get FREE BIDS from electricians in your city or town. I get quite a few questions each week about what size extension cord to use. You may be one that's very worried about safety and electrical fires when using extension cords. Talk with any seasoned firefighter and they'll tell you that extension […]

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Dimmer Switch SAFETY TIPS Just Below                 Dimmer Switch SAFETY TIPS: Most dimmer switches can only handle 600 watts Dimmer switches convert unused electricity to HEAT inside the dimmer switch Electric heaters usually are rated at 1200 watts, or more! TEST wall switches to see if they operate […]

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Gabriele, who lives in Crofton, Maryland, was worried about putting in the wrong bulb in a recessed light fixture. She wanted to make sure the bulb wattage was safe. Here's what she asked: "My recessed light housing reads 60-watt bulb maximum.  The GE bulb I have says the 75w "uses only 53w." Since I just […]

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Bob lives in Saint Peters Missouri and asked a not-so-easy question about wiring recessed lights. Here's what he sent to me: "I'm installing seven recessed lights in my living room and they're IC rated. My attic is full of blown in insulation. Do I have to go up in the attic to secure the wiring to […]

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Mary Christy is trying to save energy in her Seminole, FL home. But in doing so, she's created a problem with flickering LED bulbs. Here's the timeline of events at Mary's house: "Hi, I have had recessed lights in my kitchen for about ten years since house was built. I have replaced the bulbs with LED's. Several […]

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A week ago I installed two of the mrBEAMS 360 LED spotlights. The ones I put in were white, but you can get them in dark brown too. These exterior spotlights are: powered by three D batteries activated by motion stay on for just 30 seconds unless they continue to sense motion can talk to […]

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DEAR TIM: Now that we're past Christmas, it's full steam ahead on our kitchen remodel. One of the things that I've never liked about our kitchen is the drab lighting. All we have is an ancient surface mounted center light that takes two 75-watt bulbs. There are shadows everywhere. If I could hand you a […]

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Robert and Sharon need some light on their front porch in Florence, KS. "We bought a older ranch house that doesn't have a front porch light or switch. How can we add one? And where would we get the power source from?" Well, this is an open-ended question to be sure! There are so many […]

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SATCO Products Recalls KolourOne LED Light Bulbs Due to Risk of Injury   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.   Name of Product: KolourOne Brand Panel Array 2.0 and DUO 2.0 PAR LED Light Bulbs   […]

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Lamp post lights will light up a dark rural street. Installing the post pole could be an issue depending upon your soil. Once the lamp post is set, you will need to run electric to it or use a solar energy light.

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