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LED There Be Light

Lighting - by David Neubert - updated on 11/21/2014

The technology behind LED light bulbs continues to improve. Not only are these bulbs incredibly energy-efficient and long-lasting, but their many variable characteristics allow lighting environments in homes and businesses to be customized unlike ever before...


Being Smart About Smartphone Batteries

Power - by David Neubert - updated on 11/14/2014

The technology behind today's smartphones is remarkable. With the ability to talk, listen to music, take photos and download, upload and store huge amounts of data, all at the same time, there is virtually no limit to the access of information these devices provide...


Charge On

Power - by David Neubert - updated on 9/26/2014

It's easy to forget about our car, truck and motorcycle batteries until it's too late. That's because they usually just run without interruption until they die, without any forewarning. Predicting when this might happen is like trying to guess when and where the next earthquake might occur...


Going Retro: A Guide to Retrofitting Your Lighting System

Lighting - by David Neubert - updated on 9/19/2014

LED bulbs are everywhere these days.With so many options for homeowners and business owners to choose from, it's important to understand the differences between them. Here's a breakdown of the basic types of LED bulbs – what they're called and what they do...


The Cost of Labor: To Repair or Replace; That Is the Question

Tech - by David Neubert - updated on 8/29/2014

As smartphones, tablets and other portable electronic devices continue to take over the market, there is a subsequent spike in the demand to repair them. Fixing these devices, rather than replacing them, can save hundreds of dollars in most cases...


Lighting Tips that are Easy on the Eye

Lighting - by David Neubert - updated on 8/8/2014

In order for students to maximize the time spent with their noses in books or staring at computer screens, it's important to consider some simple lighting tips to avoid the fatigue and eye strain that can often occur with ineffective lighting for studying or reading...


Psychology of Lighting

Lighting - by David Neubert - updated on 5/30/2014

With all the new lighting options currently available, it's important to understand which characteristics should be considered when purchasing CFL and LED bulbs for the home. We will go over a room-by-room breakdown of the recommended lighting for each unique space in a typical house...


Out with the Old, In with the New

Lighting - by David Neubert - updated on 4/11/2014

When it comes to changing our old, inefficient light bulbs to energy-efficient replacements, there is a way to measure exactly how much this process will improve our livelihood. By using an Energy Savings Calculator, it's possible to correctly identify the amount of energy and money that can be saved by upgrading to CFLs and LEDs...


Spring – A Time for Something New

Tech - by David Neubert - updated on 4/4/2014

According to the "Diffusion of Innovation" theory, as popularized in a book by Everett Rogers, there are 5 categories of adopters that we all fall into: innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority and laggards. Which one are you?...


What Floats Your Boat?

Power - by David Neubert - updated on 3/28/2014

Well, they don't necessarily make boats float, but they do make them go. Without a high-performing marine battery effectively powering your boat this spring and summer, you might be setting yourself up for disappointment out on the open water. Here are some tips to keep that from happening...