Author Archives: Nick Winard

The Newest Emergency Lighting Solutions

Newest Emergency Lighting Solutions: The Latest Products on EnergyAvenue.com The last thing a business or property wants is to have to use their emergency lights. But if they do, they want to know the fixtures they have in place are going to activate and keep exits and hallways lit well so an escape, when needed, is as simple as possible. As a contractor or building … Read More

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The Top 3 Linear High Bays

Put yourself in the position of a client who needs linear high bays. You’re most likely the owner of a retail store or warehouse. You’ve got long rows of product that require overhead lights that can illuminate each aisle from the top of the shelf to the ground. And, all that shelf space in between needs to be well-lit, too. The last thing you want … Read More

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Top 5 High Bays

Warehouses, gyms, manufacturing plants and loading docks. In each one of these locations, you’ll find high bays lighting cavernous spaces. And because they’ve literally got a tall task, it’s important to choose reputable brands you can rely on. We’ve created a list of five of the top high bays on the market. Each fixture or lamp includes features that we liked, and that serve specific … Read More

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THE TOP 3 BEST HOME SMART SYSTEMS

The Best Smart Home Systems There’s never been an era of “dumb” homes, but one thing’s for certain: the smart home era is here. Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen a tidal wave of smart home systems enter the market. Homeowners have happily jumped on the trend, experimenting with AI thermostats, smart LED bulbs and video doorbells linked to home internet connections. The upside … Read More

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Dealing With the Coronavirus as an Electrical Contractor

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

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Four Ways Museum Consultants Increase Performance and Sales With Lighting

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

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How To Deal With California Title 20 and 24 Difficulties

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

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