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. The brains are… ... Read More

Posted by Allstar Electrical Services, LLC on February 17, 2018 | Categories: electrical upgrades, home improvement, lighting

The Right Way to Hang Outdoor Holiday Lights

If you’ve already hung your holiday lights, good for you. You’re one of those people who gets things done. And we presume you did it safely, or you wouldn’t be reading this. But in case you haven’t gotten around to it yet, or would like to see if you did it right, read on. First Things… ... Read More

Posted by Allstar Electrical Services, LLC on December 13, 2017 | Categories: diy, electrical safety, lighting

Planning Your Holiday Lighting

Did you know that the added holiday lighting in the US is observable from space? According to a recent article in the Washington Post, the light intensity in US suburbs increases from 30-50 percent in the weeks leading up to Christmas. And that extra lighting costs money, both in… ... Read More

Posted by Allstar Electrical Services, LLC on November 27, 2017 | Categories: lighting

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… ... Read More

Posted by Allstar Electrical Services, LLC on August 10, 2017 | Categories: diy, electrical installation, electrical safety, electrical upgrades, lighting, residential electrical services , residential electrical tips, safety

LED vs. CFL - Which Is Better for Your Home?

What’s the Difference Between CFLs and LED Bulbs? Fluorescent bulbs are gas-filled tubes with electrodes at each end. When current passes through the gas between the electrodes, the gas fluoresces, giving off ultraviolet (UV) light and heat. The UV light excites phosphors that coat the… ... Read More

Posted by Allstar Electrical Services, LLC on May 17, 2017 | Categories: energy savings, home improvement, lighting, residential electrical tips, saving money

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… ... Read More

Posted by Allstar Electrical Services, LLC on May 16, 2017 | Categories: electrical maintenance, electrical safety, light fixtures, lighting, residential electrical tips, safety

Need to Troubleshoot an Electrical Issue? Call A Professional!

Just like there can be underlying causes for your indigestion or headaches, annoying electrical problems can be caused by things you can’t figure out on your own. But just like your doctor, professional electricians know what to look for, no matter how well they’re hidden or… ... Read More

Is Your Electric Fence Affected by Dry Winter Weather?

Colorado winters can be extremely dry. Snowfall can be unpredictable and can melt away and evaporate quickly in our intense high-altitude sunlight. The dry weather has an especially large impact on farmers and ranchers, not only on crops and livestock, but farm equipment, as well. An… ... Read More

Does Your Home Have Enough Branch Circuits?

If you’re remodeling, adding on, or doing a full fixer-upper, you need to know if your existing electrical service will safely handle any new loads your project will add.  First Things First In order to supply power, you need to have power, and many older homes simply don’t have… ... Read More

Laundry Room Electrical Wiring

If your remodeling or expansion plans include a laundry room, there are some specific requirements that you need to know.  Circuit Requirements for Electric and Gas Dryers The first thing to consider is the clothes dryer. Will it be electric or gas? That determines whether you’ll need… ... Read More

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