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April is National Car Care Month

Power - by Angela Christopherson - updated on 4/24/2015

We want to shed light on why it's important to have your car battery cared for and tested before it dies. As such, we went ahead and compiled a few simple-to-execute tips on battery care from our experts...


Crank It Up

Power - by David Neubert - updated on 1/16/2015

It is important that our car batteries possess the starting power needed to rev up our engines under any condition, cold or hot. Understanding the terminology that describes these vital battery properties could mean the difference between being stranded in the cold, or wasting money on a battery you don't need...


If It's Broke, Fix It

Tech - by David Neubert - updated on 12/26/2014

And although many of us already have functioning smartphones and tablets, it's natural to want to upgrade to the latest and greatest versions and models available. Especially if we have a cracked screen or a volume button that doesn't work, it's convenient to justify "needing" a replacement...


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...