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Dealing With the Coronavirus as an Electrical Contractor

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Dealing With the Coronavirus as an Electrical Contractor One month ago, everything seemed normal. Now, life seems anything but normal. Pro sports leagues are shut down. Business are not only closing, but going out-of-business. And while most states with stay-at-home orders have allowed contractors to keep doing business, that doesn’t mean that business is booming. As a contractor, your day-to-day has probably changed in a … Read More

Four Ways Museum Consultants Increase Performance and Sales With Lighting

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I remember the first time a piece of art moved me. I was standing in front of Francisco de Zurburan’s “Agnus Dei”, a small, unassuming painting hung in one of the European rooms at the San Diego Museum of Art. The painting was so powerful, I could not move. I was there for at least 20 minutes and, after I left, I bought a museum … Read More

How To Deal With California Title 20 and 24 Difficulties

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Dealing With California Title 20 and 24 Difficulties: Code-Compliant Lighting and Permitting Over the past two years, California electrical contractors have had to deal with sweeping changes. Title 20 and Title 24 are the driving force behind these changes, affecting lighting and appliance codes, as well as labeling for a variety of lighting products. The first changes took place in 2018, when Tier 1 of … Read More

How to Get Past CA Energy Efficiency Codes

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Wattstopper’s Quality and Expertise Keeps You Current on Performance and Regulations Wattstopper is among the best brands we sell on EnergyAvenue.com. From voltage power packs to sensors, switches and power packs, Wattstopper’s craftsmanship and technology are second to none. In addition to the quality of their products, they place a distinct emphasis on energy savings. In this post about the Wattstopper products we sell, we’ll … Read More

The Best Two Wireless Dimmers on the Market

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Comparing Two Popular Lutron Caseta-series In-Wall Wireless Dimmers: 6WCL and 10NXD Convenience is king. It’s an old saying but it’s one we’re sure you’ve experienced when you’re out in the field talking with clients. In particular, homeowners love the ability to control their lights from wherever they are in their home. And this is where Lutron’s wireless dimmers can play a vital role in keeping … Read More

How To Convert 480V to 277V With One Easy Fix

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  Turning 480V to 277V With the GE 74119 Magnetic Core and Coil Ballast GE’s 74119 Magnetic Core and Coil Ballast provides a level of versatility and cost-savings that make it an excellent choice. This magnetic core and coil ballast plays a key role in your conversion of 480V light poles into 277V, saving you the time and headaches you’d deal with trying to find … Read More

The Five Best Wall Packs on the Market

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Finding the right wall pack requires an understanding of what you’re getting for the dollars you’re spending. In many cases, you may default to a favorite brand or style. However, there are enough advances happening with Lithonia, RAB Lighting, Sylvania and MaxLite to warrant a fresh look at the top wall packs on the market right now. Our five best wall packs are a mix … Read More