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Christmas Tree Safety—A Tradition Worth Keeping

There’s nothing like the look and smell of a freshly-cut tree to evoke memories and holiday spirit. And part of that tradition should include making sure the tree stays in good condition until it’s time to take it down. This becomes especially important in places like Denver, where there’s a…

Home is Where the Smart Is Part 3: Lighting

Ever since electric lights made their way into homes there’s been someone, usually Dad, exhorting family members, usually kids, to turn them off. But now there is a host of clever devices to free Dad from light duty so he can concentrate on other things…like keeping doors closed.

These devices…

Choosing the Right Color Light

We discussed what color temperature is and how it affects lighting in an earlier article. Now let’s take a look at how to use that knowledge to choose the best light color for different locations in your home.

Light to Work By

Called task lighting by design pros, it’s the light…

The Color Temperature of Light-It Matters

You’ve no doubt heard of light being referred to as warm or cold but may not realize that the color of light is often measured in degrees of heat. But those degrees don’t refer to the bulb’s room temperature or how much heat it gives off. They refer to a…

Smart Light Bulbs Are Here

By now you know that low-energy bulbs like compact fluorescents and LEDs save electricity and last longer. But did you know that there are light bulbs that turn off and on and even dim themselves when you tell them to?

No, we’re not talking about a “Clapper” or even timers.…

Urban Farming and Agricultural Grow Lighting

Recent changes in local laws have sparked interest in growing plants normally found in outdoor gardens in indoor settings. These plants require more light than is typically found indoors, causing a spike in grow light sales. It has also led to numerous electrical problems, from overloading and power outages to…

How Does a Light Switch Work?

The light switch—it’s something we take for granted dozens, if not hundreds, of times every day. But if improperly wired, a switch can be an accident waiting to happen.

What Does a Light Switch Do?

An electrical circuit is just what the name implies—a more-or-less circular path through which electricity…

Turn Up the Heat in Your Yard with Summer Night Party Lights

Create a festive mood with outdoor lighting in your yard, garden, deck or patio and show off your hostess with the mostess skills.

Keep these simple design tips in mind and your outdoor lighting will serve multiple occasions and make your garden parties the envy of the neighborhood.

String Lights…

Simple steps can often significant reduce commercial office building energy consumption

Utility costs can rack up for than 30 percent of a commercial property’s operating expenses. Finding ways to save on electricity and natural gas can pay dividends right away

DENVER, CO – As anyone who owns, operates, manages the costs of commercial office buildings knows, energy fees lead the list…

A Few Simple Steps to Lowering Electric Bills

Allstar Electrical Services knows a thing or two about electricity – and we know how easy it is to save money without any major lifestyle changes

DENVER, CO – Everyone wants to save money, of course, and one of the easiest ways is to trim your monthly electricity bill with…

Induction lighting is the new favorite son in green lighting, says to Allstar Electrical in Denver

Commercial developers, homebuilders and even homeowners with remodeling projects are finding the many benefits of induction lighting save money and offer preferred lighting to work and living spaces

DENVER, CO-LED lighting move over. The new favorite son in green lighting is induction lighting, according to Allstar Electrical Services in Denver,…

Do-It-Yourself v do it right. The answer is in an Allstar Electrical Services electrician’s skillset

Q: I’m thinking about doing a little remodeling myself. Is there a proper height to locate outlets and switches to conform to code?

A: There are requirements if your installation needs to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but other than that, locations are determined more by custom than by…

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