Monday, February 20, 2017

Electrician’s tips on staying safe during power outages

What to do upon power restoration

Power Outage

Safety measures should still be taken even when power is already restored. (Photo Credits)

Most property owners are aware of the safety measures to taker during power interruptions. What most do not realize though is that staying safe should remain a priority even after power is restored, especially in the first half hour of power resumption. Builders and Contractors         

The US Department of Homeland Security has published in its official website the steps to take once power is restored.

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“ (1) Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures 40° F (4° C) for 2 hours or more or that has an unusual odor, color or texture. When in doubt, throw it out! (2) If food in the freezer is colder than 40° F and has ice crystals on it, you can refreeze it. (3) Contact your doctor if you’re concerned about medications having spoiled. (4) Restock your emergency kit with fresh batteries, canned foods and other supplies.”

Read the whole page here.

More safety tips

The Red Cross also published its share of safety tips following a power outage. Electricians           

“If electrical power lines are down, don’t touch them. Keep your family and pets away. Report downed lines to your utility company… Never taste food or rely on appearance or odor to determine its safety. Some foods may look and smell fine, but if they have been at room temperature too long, bacteria causing food-borne illnesses can start growing quickly. Some types of bacteria produce toxins that cannot be destroyed by cooking.”

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Check out the rest of Red Cross’ safety advice here.

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The US Department of Health and Human Services meanwhile provided more food safety tips once power has been restored.

“Is food in the refrigerator safe during a power outage? It should be safe as long as power is out no more than 4 hours. Keep the door closed as much as possible. Discard any perishable food (such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and leftovers) that have been above 40 °F for over 2 hours. Never taste food to determine its safety! You can’t rely on appearance or odor to determine whether food is safe.”

Check out the chart that demonstrates food safety guideline during power outages here.

Power resumption is not as simple as it seems. Property owners should not just go about their usual day once power has been restored. It is important to observe safety guidelines against electric shocks and more importantly on food safety.

Gforce Green Electric Solutions

2920 McGraw St San Diego, CA 92117

(858) 480-6559

Gforce Electrical Repair San Diego

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Electrician’s tips on staying safe during power outages

What to do upon power restoration

Power Outage

Safety measures should still be taken even when power is already restored. (Photo Credits)

Most property owners are aware of the safety measures to taker during power interruptions. What most do not realize though is that staying safe should remain a priority even after power is restored, especially in the first half hour of power resumption. Builders and Contractors         

The US Department of Homeland Security has published in its official website the steps to take once power is restored.

Electricians on First Aid for Electrical Shocks

" (1) Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures 40° F (4° C) for 2 hours or more or that has an unusual odor, color or texture. When in doubt, throw it out! (2) If food in the freezer is colder than 40° F and has ice crystals on it, you can refreeze it. (3) Contact your doctor if you're concerned about medications having spoiled. (4) Restock your emergency kit with fresh batteries, canned foods and other supplies."

Read the whole page here.

More safety tips

The Red Cross also published its share of safety tips following a power outage. Electricians           

"If electrical power lines are down, don't touch them. Keep your family and pets away. Report downed lines to your utility company… Never taste food or rely on appearance or odor to determine its safety. Some foods may look and smell fine, but if they have been at room temperature too long, bacteria causing food-borne illnesses can start growing quickly. Some types of bacteria produce toxins that cannot be destroyed by cooking."

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Check out the rest of Red Cross' safety advice here.

Related Electrical Repair and Installation Services

The US Department of Health and Human Services meanwhile provided more food safety tips once power has been restored.

"Is food in the refrigerator safe during a power outage? It should be safe as long as power is out no more than 4 hours. Keep the door closed as much as possible. Discard any perishable food (such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and leftovers) that have been above 40 °F for over 2 hours. Never taste food to determine its safety! You can't rely on appearance or odor to determine whether food is safe."

Check out the chart that demonstrates food safety guideline during power outages here.

Power resumption is not as simple as it seems. Property owners should not just go about their usual day once power has been restored. It is important to observe safety guidelines against electric shocks and more importantly on food safety.

Gforce Green Electric Solutions

2920 McGraw St San Diego, CA 92117

(858) 480-6559

Gforce Electrical Repair San Diego

Electrician-Installed Motion-Sensor Lights

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Electrician-Installed Motion-Sensor Lights

Lighting and Movement

light bulb / Glühbirne

Save energy with motion-sensor lights. (Photo Credits)

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have the lights automatically turned on upon getting in with handsful of groceries or stuff? This is what motion-sensor lights are all about.

Engadget featured motion sensor lights in one of its blog posts. Builders and Contractors   

"During my demo, I walked through a couple of dim, unlit hallways (much less sinister than it sounds) and the Hue motion sensor flipped the lights on just as I entered. The device has a 100-degree (vertical and horizontal) detection angle and a range of up to about 16 feet, which enables a pretty speedy response time.

Having the sensor isn't just useful for automatically turning the lights on when you enter a room or hallway. It can also trigger them, say, when you wake up in the middle of the night and need to go to the bathroom without fumbling for a light switch in the dark. Plus, you can use the app to set a night scene that's dimmer and easier on your sensitive, barely awake eyes. Philips had set up rows of Hue lights under a bed and along the walls, which, when set to a low brightness, lent a soft, warm glow to the room so obstacles were visible."

Off-the-Grid Air Conditioning and Electricians

Check it out here.

Motion-Sensing

The Family Handyman also shared yet another type of Motion-Sensor Lights. Electricians   

"I like to have my garage and walkway well lit when I come home at night, so years ago I installed a motion sensor fixture on my garage. I've never been happy with it because the motion sensor is so unreliable. Either it doesn't catch motion or it stays on all night. So I was really excited to try out the new Revolve LED TM by All-Pro TM . This isn't one of those cheap plastic units. The body is made from die-cast aluminum, so it's built to last. The individual LED lights are extremely well made and easy to aim. Plus, it comes fully assembled, so installation is easy."

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Take a look at it here.

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If budget is an issue, there are Do-It-Yourself project guides available over the Internet. Chicago's WGNTV shared an instructional guide.

Watch the video clip.

Motion sensor lights can indeed be very helpful.

Gforce Green Electric Solutions

2920 McGraw St San Diego, CA 92117

(858) 480-6559

Gforce Electrical Repair San Diego

Electrician's Tips on Cleaning Light Bulbs

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Electrician-Installed Motion-Sensor Lights

Lighting and Movement

light bulb / Glühbirne

Save energy with motion-sensor lights. (Photo Credits)

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the lights automatically turned on upon getting in with handsful of groceries or stuff? This is what motion-sensor lights are all about.

Engadget featured motion sensor lights in one of its blog posts. Builders and Contractors   

“During my demo, I walked through a couple of dim, unlit hallways (much less sinister than it sounds) and the Hue motion sensor flipped the lights on just as I entered. The device has a 100-degree (vertical and horizontal) detection angle and a range of up to about 16 feet, which enables a pretty speedy response time.

Having the sensor isn’t just useful for automatically turning the lights on when you enter a room or hallway. It can also trigger them, say, when you wake up in the middle of the night and need to go to the bathroom without fumbling for a light switch in the dark. Plus, you can use the app to set a night scene that’s dimmer and easier on your sensitive, barely awake eyes. Philips had set up rows of Hue lights under a bed and along the walls, which, when set to a low brightness, lent a soft, warm glow to the room so obstacles were visible.”

Off-the-Grid Air Conditioning and Electricians

Check it out here.

Motion-Sensing

The Family Handyman also shared yet another type of Motion-Sensor Lights. Electricians   

“I like to have my garage and walkway well lit when I come home at night, so years ago I installed a motion sensor fixture on my garage. I’ve never been happy with it because the motion sensor is so unreliable. Either it doesn’t catch motion or it stays on all night. So I was really excited to try out the new Revolve LED TM by All-Pro TM . This isn’t one of those cheap plastic units. The body is made from die-cast aluminum, so it’s built to last. The individual LED lights are extremely well made and easy to aim. Plus, it comes fully assembled, so installation is easy.”

The Benefits of Hiring Electrician Contractors

Take a look at it here.

Related Lighting and Electrical Repair and Installation Services:

If budget is an issue, there are Do-It-Yourself project guides available over the Internet. Chicago’s WGNTV shared an instructional guide.

Watch the video clip.

Motion sensor lights can indeed be very helpful.

Gforce Green Electric Solutions

2920 McGraw St San Diego, CA 92117

(858) 480-6559

Gforce Electrical Repair San Diego

Electrician’s Tips on Cleaning Light Bulbs

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This first appeared on Linda Song's Tumblr

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Electrician’s Tips on Cleaning Light Bulbs

A Good Habit to Keep

Light Bulb

Clean your light bulbs too. (Photo Credits)

Light bulbs need regular cleaning too, and there are many benefits to having cleaner and clearer light bulbs.

One of which is getting to maximize the illumination provided by the light bulb.

But how does one properly clean a light bulb without breaking or damaging it?

Lightbulbs.com gave some pointers. American Lighting Association 

"Of course, you'll want to start by switching off the power to each bulb you plan on cleaning! Let any hot bulbs cool completely before you begin handling them. Once you hone in on your dirtiest bulbs, decide whether it's easier to clean them in their light fixtures or remove them from the socket first. This will depend on where the fixture is and whether it's safe for you to clean it in the fixture. For example, removing a bulb from a ceiling can light is likely safer than standing atop a ladder for an extended time wiping it down."

Read the rest here.

Disposing Light Bulbs

For light bulbs that are already busted and are due for disposal, the website Save On Energy.com shared an article on how to safely dispose used light bulbs. Master Electrician

"Back when incandescent lighting was the norm, no one thought twice about throwing away their old light bulbs. In fact, most people didn't think much about the environment. Now that our collective conscious has caught up, we have the task of figuring out what to do when CFL light bulbs burn out or break. The main reason properly disposing of CFLs is important lies in their key ingredient – mercury. There isn't a lot of mercury in each light bulb, but inhaling mercury vapor can cause negative neurological effects."

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Read the step-by-step procedure here.

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For crafty individuals those who may want to up cycle their light bulbs, Crafts By Amanda has a suggestion.

"I've already posted my light bulb angel and my light bulb penguin, so here's my light bulb snowman ornament to add to the group. I made this guy in 2000, 16 years and going strong! If you wrap them carefully, ornaments made from light bulbs will last a very long time. Keep in mind the age of this ornament when looking at this close up photo. He's an old man now."

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Check out the photos and the project here.

Light Bulbs should be cleaned, and safely dealt with once busted.

Gforce Green Electric Solutions
2920 McGraw St San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 480-6559
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Electricians on First Aid for Electrical Shocks

The post Electrician's Tips on Cleaning Light Bulbs appeared first on GforceElectric.

Electrician’s Tips on Cleaning Light Bulbs

A Good Habit to Keep

Light Bulb

Clean your light bulbs too. (Photo Credits)

Light bulbs need regular cleaning too, and there are many benefits to having cleaner and clearer light bulbs.

One of which is getting to maximize the illumination provided by the light bulb.

But how does one properly clean a light bulb without breaking or damaging it?

Lightbulbs.com gave some pointers. American Lighting Association 

“Of course, you’ll want to start by switching off the power to each bulb you plan on cleaning! Let any hot bulbs cool completely before you begin handling them. Once you hone in on your dirtiest bulbs, decide whether it’s easier to clean them in their light fixtures or remove them from the socket first. This will depend on where the fixture is and whether it’s safe for you to clean it in the fixture. For example, removing a bulb from a ceiling can light is likely safer than standing atop a ladder for an extended time wiping it down.”

Read the rest here.

Disposing Light Bulbs

For light bulbs that are already busted and are due for disposal, the website Save On Energy.com shared an article on how to safely dispose used light bulbs. Master Electrician

“Back when incandescent lighting was the norm, no one thought twice about throwing away their old light bulbs. In fact, most people didn’t think much about the environment. Now that our collective conscious has caught up, we have the task of figuring out what to do when CFL light bulbs burn out or break. The main reason properly disposing of CFLs is important lies in their key ingredient – mercury. There isn’t a lot of mercury in each light bulb, but inhaling mercury vapor can cause negative neurological effects.”

Trends on Green Energy for Electricians

Read the step-by-step procedure here.

Related Electrical Repair and Installation Services:

For crafty individuals those who may want to up cycle their light bulbs, Crafts By Amanda has a suggestion.

“I’ve already posted my light bulb angel and my light bulb penguin, so here’s my light bulb snowman ornament to add to the group. I made this guy in 2000, 16 years and going strong! If you wrap them carefully, ornaments made from light bulbs will last a very long time. Keep in mind the age of this ornament when looking at this close up photo. He’s an old man now.”

 Solar-Based Home Heating System for Electricians

Check out the photos and the project here.

Light Bulbs should be cleaned, and safely dealt with once busted.

Gforce Green Electric Solutions
2920 McGraw St San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 480-6559
Gforce Electrical Panel Upgrade San Diego

Electricians on First Aid for Electrical Shocks

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This first appeared on Linda Song's Tumblr

Friday, January 27, 2017

Trends on Green Energy for Electricians

The Renewable Source

Green Energy

Updates on sustainable sources of energy. (Photo Credits)

Green energy has become a bi-word, and is something that some industries – and even private entities – dream of utilizing on a more permanent basis.

The good news is more and more countries and industries have started harnessing it.

The Huffington Post for instance reported that the whole City of Las Vegas is now running on renewable energy. American Lighting Association            

"Boulder Solar 1, combined with other local sources of green energy like geothermal energy plants and solar panels placed throughout the city, will now provide 100 percent of the city's municipal power. The facility is owned by energy provider Southern Power and creates electricity bought by NV Energy and used by the city to power government services. The shift to renewable energy started in 2008 and has since saved the city roughly $5 million annually and decreased energy consumption by more than 30 percent, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Las Vegas ― now the largest U.S. city to rely solely on renewable energy ― is helping pave the way for other cities eager to transition to carbon-free energy, despite an incoming presidential administration with a record of pushing back on progressive environmental policies."

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Read the whole report here.

New Source of Green Energy

In Scotland, there is a new source of sustainable energy – Tidal Turbines. Master Electrician 

The website Take Part shared more on this sustainable source of energy in one of its published articles. "The offshore array is the world's first network of tidal turbines to deliver electricity to the power grid, according to Nova Innovation, the company behind the development. That's a big step for green power generation, as it shows commercial viability for a marine-based power source to create renewable energy. Unlike solar and wind power, where power production stops when the sun isn't shining or when the wind stops blowing, Nova's tidal arrays continuously generate electricity by using perpetual incoming and outgoing tidal currents to spin its underwater turbines 24 hours a day, 365 days a year."

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The continuation of the article can be found here.

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Inhabitat.com meantime put the spot light on Costa Rica as the country went on sourcing power from renewable energy sources for more than 100 days.

"Costa Rica is much more than a lush, green tourist paradise; it's also a green energy pioneer. The small Central American nation has generated 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources for the past 113 days, and the run isn't over yet. The country, which draws clean energy from a variety of renewable sources, still has its sights on a full year without fossil fuels."

View the slide show here.

Renewable energy is indeed the way to go.

Gforce Green Electric Solutions

2920 McGraw St San Diego, CA 92117

(858) 480-6559

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