Mythbusters: EV Edition

Few things generate more myths and uninformed hot takes than a new technology, and in the age of fake news, electric vehicles (EV’s) are subject to many false reports.  Let’s bust the five most prominent EV myths.   Myth: There won’t be enough power for all the EV’s we will supposedly drive in the near […]

Embracing the Electrical Revolution: How We’ll Meet the Growing Power Demand

Are we on the brink of an electric vehicle (EV) utopia even though our current grid may face challenges in keeping up?  While there’s no denying that increased power demand will be a significant undertaking, let’s explore the positive side of the story and how we’re gearing up to address these changes. The Challenges Ahead […]

Surprising Uses for LEDs

LEDs have many things going for them: Energy efficiency, low total cost of ownership, and unmatched durability, just to name a few.  But what we find amazing is the incredible adaptability of LED tech, allowing applications that would be unwieldy, expensive, or impossible for incandescent or fluorescent lights.  Let’s review just a few of these […]

LED Lighting – Updating Can Be Easy

By now, nearly every business owner and facility manager has heard or experienced the positives of converting to LED lighting which can drastically reduce utility costs and time spent on maintenance.  LEDs use much less energy, have better light output and usually lasts far longer than older/legacy technologies. However, the large number of options can […]

EV’s and Residential Solar

Could you charge your electric vehicle (EV) at home and have a $16 monthly electric bill? As EV’s and residential solar become more popular, we’re fielding questions about combining the two. Yes, charging your EV with home solar is a great idea, as long as you do some math up front and use available solar […]

Reducing Glare and Eyestrain in Your Business Environment

Reducing rework and increasing productivity may have as much or more to do with your facility’s lighting than anything else.  Let’s review the problems glare and eye strain from improper lighting may be causing you, and what to do about it. Glare and Eyestrain Are Hidden Drags on Productivity Making working hours easier for your […]

The Race to Electrify the Automotive Market

Analysts keep discussing an EV revolution, but it will require readily available, affordable cars.  Will vehicle production surge high enough to really change how Americans drive? The short answer is “Yes.” Let’s review efforts manufacturers are making to boost production, sorting them into three distinct groups. The All-Ins These manufacturers have made bold monetary commitments […]

Integrating Your Lighting into Your Overall Security Plan and Systems

Dark building

Nothing deters property crimes at a business site like bright, consistent lighting.  But getting security lighting right requires more than installing bright lights.  Poor lighting design can actually degrade your security.  Also, if you have advanced electronic control systems in your building – an integrated security system, building automation system, or both – tying your […]

Can We Count on EV Production?

Auto manufacturing plant

Pre-pandemic, the forecast for electric vehicle (EV) production was sunny.  It remained so in some quarters in the early days of the crisis, before analysts realized slowdowns and supply chain issues would linger into 2021 and 2022.  Manufacturers had difficulty producing cars of all types.  Production of the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Chevy Bolt was […]

Creating the Best Lighting for a Secure Business

As winter comes on, the light is dimmer at the end of the day outside our businesses and other public buildings.  But this is hardly a cold weather issue: rising crime and the need to keep customers and employees safe from slips and falls make it important to get your lighting right. Let’s review some […]