The Difference between Fluorescent, Incandescent and LED Lighting

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Through the years, the traditional incandescent light bulb has gone through several changes. In an effort to reduce energy costs, extend life, and increase safety, the incandescent bulb has taken a back seat to fluorescent and most recently, LED style bulbs.

When deciding which is best for applications throughout the home, the consumer must understand how these bulbs work, how long they will last, and how they change the way we perceive color.

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Is Your Home Up To Code?

When was the last time you checked to see if your home meets the minimum electrical code standards? Many central Texas homes don’t. The National Electrical Code (NEC) is a set of basic standards that ensure safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in the U.S.  It’s designed to prevent fires and electric shocks, to keep circuits from overloading, and more. The code is updated every three years so you can imagine that parts of your home’s electrical system may not meet the suggested safety standards.

Here are just a couple of improvements worth considering:

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