Lighting Ideas for Your Fort Lauderdale Home

October 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Customized Lighting, Security Lighting 

New lighting is an excellent way to compliment any interior of your home. Recessed lighting, placed in different distinct patterns, can update your kitchen & bathroom or highlight any room in your home. Placed around the perimeter of your dinning room, recessed lighting can add depth and glamour.

Very unique and versatile track lighting can highlight your bookcase, mantle or paintings. Cove lighting, behind a soffet or crown molding offers a soft glow that will enhance your dining, theater or family room. Built-in custom lighting centered in your kitchen, with wood trim and a modern style diffuser, can really accent your cabinets or island. In addition under mount cabinet lighting can add a beautiful warm glow to your countertops. Wall sconces can add life to any hallway or staircase.

Enhance the curb appeal to your home with elegant outdoor lighting. Accentuate your landscape and the front of your home with strategically placed flood lights. Give your home a touch of sophistication with antique style coach lanterns on either side of your front and garage doors.

Gas or electric post lanterns are also very popular with many homeowners, placed at the end of the walk or around your backyard will create a traditional illuminating glow. Target dark areas of your backyard with flood lights, tight up against your wall will create beautiful shadows and depth. Stone or copper fire pots is also a very classy way to show off your patio and pool.

When it comes to indoor lighting instillation, Sherman Electric can install any type of lighting including all domestic lighting, kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, studies and garages. Working areas require stronger, uniform lighting, while living rooms and bedrooms need smaller multiple points of light. We work with the entire range of halogen, fluorescent and filament lamps.

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Finding A Suitable Whole House Surge Protector in Pompano Beach

October 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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If you have been experiencing a frequent flicker of lights or dimming when the A/C comes on or when turning on appliances, you should possibly be concerned with circuit overload and the need for a Pompano Beach whole house surge protector. This occurs frequently in households across the country when there are sudden surges of power known as spikes. These can occur at any time day or night, but most often during peak power consumption periods across a city or towns electrical grids. The danger is that these surges can damage your appliances or expensive audio video gear such as TVs, stereos, or computers. In some cases circuit boards can overheat and start fires. When this occurs the damage can be devastating.

A spike protector can come in many forms with various purposes. They are designed in general to suppress excess current going to the homeowners electric devices by diverting it safely into the ground. Typical off the shelf models, called “point of use” protectors are the most common and are designed to safely protect only  a few devices at a time. However there are devices called whole house surge protectors that provide more of a blanket of protection for all of a home’s electronic devices. These units are connected at a home’s main electrical panel or at the point where current enters the house. Installation of these devices is typically performed by a licensed electrician or contractor. They make sure all grounding connections are made inorder to channel surging current safely into the ground.

Before purchasing a total Pompano Beach home surge arrestor, the homeowner must consider a few things in order to make a suitable purchase. First, make sure the device is properly rated. Second, make sure the joule rating is high enough to provide adequate protection. This number is typically located on the side of the package, or if purchasing through the internet, assure that this information is provided in the advertisement. This number should be in the range of one thousand to four thousand joules for a decent surge protector.

Third, compare costs of the different models. While cost does not always equate to quality, this can be a factor when considering one of these units. This is higher because production costs are even higher if the unit is built to withstand stronger surges or if it has a good warranty.

Although purchasing a device such as a whole house surge protector seems like a straight forward and simple thing to do, the fact is that one wrong decision can wind up costing thousands of dollars in the long run.