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Getting smart about Christmas lights in 2018.

Halloween came and went, and now, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!Smart Christmas lights Well, once the decorating is finished, that is. One of the most visually pleasing parts of the season is all the festive lights in creative places on neighboring houses. But that type of effect isn't limited to just outdoors; lighting plays a big part in Christmas inside as well. A tree with no lights looks dimly like a big plant in the center of the room. That's until the carefully strung lights shine throughout the magnificent green (and sometimes even white) tree and show off what's adorned on the branches. To make sure you get the most of your festive lighting, this year make a switch if you haven't already too smart lighting with LEDs.

Maybe you have a specific box tucked away just for Christmas decorations, and you know you have a right amount of lights stored in there. But how long have been in there? And are you sure they all work correctly and don't overheat? Chances are you're going to wind up with a dead bulb (if not a whole strand), and it's going to give off a stinky plastic smell. Switching to smart LED lighting for your decorating needs eliminates the annoyance of one bad bulb ruining the entire strand. If one bulb goes out, it's easily replaceable - but if it's not that much of an eyesore, it won't knock out the other lights on the strand.

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Why isn't solar power more common?

The most reliable and pollution-free power in the world is the sun.Why isn’t solar power more common? However, as with anything, there are downfalls to using solar. Having solar panels installed is costly and not only that, but it is inconsistent in availability.

It is five to eleven times more costly to produce electricity from the sun than it is from coal, hydro or nuclear sources. The next thing is production only takes place when the sun is shining. So large storage systems would need to be developed to provide a constant and reliable source of electricity throughout the night. However, the upside is that the harvesting of the sun's rays is clean and safe. It produces no emissions, it's practical, and may in the years ahead prove to be very economical. Besides, solar energy systems are reliable and can last for a very long time.

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Teach kids about electrical safety.

With an ever-increasing number of electronic devices in homes today, it is more vital now than it has ever been to teach children the importance of safety when it comes to electricity. Teach kids about electrical safety.

No matter how old the child is, the necessity for them to understand the life or death seriousness of the danger or electricity cannot be overstated.

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Is a ceiling fan installation a DIY project?

Although countless online "DIY guides" exist that make ceiling fan installation look simple, the reality is that there are many huge risks involved with working with electricity, and while some may get lucky and get it right the first time, it is far more common for amateur mishaps to occur than not. Should I install a ceiling fan myself?

Just one improperly connected wire leads to an electric spark, which leads to a fire that can ignite in the ceiling and quickly overtake an entire home. Also, even if the fan is assembled correctly, just one mistake in securing the fan in place in the ceiling increases the risk of the fan falling while it's spinning.

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Getting smart about Christmas lights in 2018.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Halloween came and went, and now, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well, once the decorating is finished, that is. One of the most visually pleasing parts of the season is all the festive lights in creative places on neighboring houses. But that type of effect isn't limited to just outdoors; lighting plays a big part in Christmas inside as well. A tree with no lights looks dimly like a big plant in the center of the room. That's until the carefully strung lights shine throughout the magnificent green (and sometimes even white) tree and show off what's adorned on the branches. To make sure you get the most of your festive lighting, this year make a switch if you haven't already too smart lighting with LEDs.

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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Mr. Teele arrived quickly, diagnosed our outage problem and fixed it that same afternoon. We have an older electrical system that many other electricians simply won't work with. But Mr. Teele confidently made repairs and even called to check on us the next day to ensure all was working well.

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John's Electric was wonderful! I called and he was at my house within an hour!! I was at great risk of fire because of my breaker overheating, and he got me taken care of quickly, and affordably! I have a home warranty, that wouldn't cover my issue, and he jumped in and took care of me. If I ever had need again, I know who to call. Couldn't recommend John's any higher!!!

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They always are so polite and come whenever I need them to - working around my schedule. A family business that cares about the little man! Great prices and excellent service! Have used them several times and will continue too!

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