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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

LED Lighting Retrofit

Advanced Electric Design & Service offers economical LED solutions and addresses the need for more energy efficient, sustainable lighting. Retrofit modules convert existing incandescent downlights into energy efficient LED downlights using the latest in LED technology.
Achieving general illumination with LED has finally arrived with the introduction of LED recessed retrofit fixtures. High output warm white LED sources (2750K or 3500K), dimmable integral power modules, and optimal light distribution patterns all combine in these fixtures to showcase cutting-edge technology for functional lighting purposes. These recessed products represent the future of recessed lighting and the benchmark of LED lighting performance for general residential lighting.

Fixture trims are designed and UL Classified to mount into existing standard 6" recessed housings including products by Capri, Commercial electric, Emerald, Halo, Intense, Juno, Lithonia, Nora, WAC and others.

Monday, November 29, 2010

GE Unveils Home Version Of Its WattStation Electric-Car Charger.

GE has launched their new residential electric-car charger that promises to be faster and more user-friendly than traditional charging stations. The new GE WattStation is a residential version of the companies public charger released in July.
The home WattStation will lower the time it takes to charge from 12 to 18 hours for a standard charger to as few as 4 to 8 hours, assuming a full-cycle charge for a 24 kWh battery.
"The residential GE WattStation design is friendly and so simple to adopt that it will literally change one's life overnight: No more trips to the gas station, something that surely no one will miss," Company spokesman Yves Behar said in a statement.
The WattStation will also tap into the smart-grid technology managed by utility companies, allowing them to manage the overall impact of electric cars on their local and regional power grids.
will provide the names of certified electricians who can install the charger at a consumer's home.
As a Service Magic Certified Contractor we have teamed up with GE to help roll out their new Wattstation car charging system. Advanced Electric Design & Service provides consumers with our award winning electric contracting services for the purchase and or installation of the new GE Wattstopper Electric car charging system in homes throughout New Jersey.
Through its GE Capital financing arm, GE will also offer consumers financing to help pay for the WattStation over time.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Protect Your Valueable Electronic Equipment with Surge Protection

Chances are your home and its contents are not protected from lightning & surges. Most wait until it is to late and they have suffered a loss before they consider a Whole House Surge Suppressor, waiting until you have lost appliances and sensitive electronic equipment that costs thousands of dollars is to late, The cost of protecting your home is far less than your potential loss.
With Energy usage on the rise, and the number of electronics in the home increasing rapidly, now is the time to start conserving energy and protecting these investments with a clean power system. SteadyPower provides a cost-effective, single-installation way to protect the entire home from electrical surges and spikes while conditioning incoming electricity to optimize power factor and reduce static-causing line noise.
Typical residential and light commercial power sources allow hundreds of spikes and surges each day to reach valuable electronic equipment in the home. While these voltage spikes come from many sources (power fluctuations, lightning, static electricity, etc), all can cause damage to televisions, stereos, computers, security systems, and other costly electronics. In the event of a surge or spike which enters the home through the main line, SteadyPower is designed to cut off the flow of electricity and block the surge, keeping damage to appliances and electronics to a minimum.
SteadyPower connects directly to your main circuit breaker box and immediately begins helping to prolong the life span and efficiency of appliances and electronic equipment throughout your entire electrical system. Steady Power comes with a Limited 10 year, $25,000 warranty.
*SteadyPower must be installed by a licensed qualified electrical contractor.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Philips Color Kinetics - eW® Blast Powercore LED FloodlightDelivers a high-intensity wash of solid white or colored light. Consumes 66% less power with comparable light output of a 150W metal halide lamp. Added benefits include instant on, instant restrike, and as well as continuous and step dimmability.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Electronic Timers are designed to provide cost-effective lighting control anywhere inside or outside the home. These new timers provide quiet, accurate timing for control of lighting and appliance loads within the home, and can reduce energy costs. Just set the timer and go – you’ll never leave those lights on again. Electronic timer switches can also serve as an anti-theft deterrent by giving a home a “lived-in” look while homeowners are at work, school or away on vacation, by turning lights ON and OFF at preset intervals.

Ideal for residential indoor/outdoor lighting, heat lamps, spas/hot tubs, pool filters, exhaust fans and much more. Also great for offices, schools, hotel rooms and other light commercial applications.

Choose from fully programmable, 14-hour programmable, variable countdown, or preset countdown timers. There is even a single pole, incandescent only version for a low cost alternative in closets, utility rooms and similar applications.

Friday, June 4, 2010

A Clever Combination

Legrand/Pass & Seymour's Tamper-Resistant Hallway Light Receptacle combines a single receptacle with an LED nightlight lasting 20 years. A photocell illuminates the light in the dark and turns it off in daylight. Meeting NEC® tamper-resistant requirements, the built-in shutter system lets plugs in but keeps

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Home Improvement Books Recalled

Home Improvement books recalled by Oxmoor House due to faulty wiring instructions
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Oxmoor House has recalled nearly 1 million home improvement books because of errors that could lead do-it-yourselfers to make risky mistakes while installing or repairing their electrical wiring. The errors in technical diagrams and wiring instructions could cause people to be shocked or create a fire hazard.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Industry's First Slide Dimmer For CFL Lamps

The Industry's First Slide Dimmer Designed For Use With The Widest Variety of Dimmable CFL light bulbs

A breakthrough product, the CFL Slide Dimmer replaces a standard switch, uses standard wiring and has a shallow depth for easier installation. Finally a CFL dimmer that really controls dimmable Compact Flourescent Lamps (CFLs).

Now you can enjoy the energy-saving benefits of dimmable compact fluorescent lamps, but with improved ambiance and lighting options. The Decora CFL Slide Dimmer optimizes the performance of dimmable CFLs and works with the widest range of dimmable CFLs. Innovative and versatile, the preset dimmer in auto mode will detect whether a lamp is an incandescent or dimmable CFL, determine low-end dimming capabilities and adjust the dimmer range accordingly. It outperforms incandescent dimmers when controlling dimmable CFLs.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

EPA Expands Law Requiring ALL Home Improvement Contractors to be LEAD-SAFE Certified

The Environmental Protection Agency April 23 announced efforts to expand its Lead-Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) program, just one day after the program took effect.
The current rule exempts contractors from the RRP program if the homeowner certifies there is no child under the age of six and no pregnant women living in the home. However, beginning June 22, that exemption will be abolished and contractors renovating any pre-1978 residential building will have to be trained under the RRP program.
EPA also issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeking to expand the RRP program to include public and commercial buildings, a policy the agency plans to finalize by July 2013.
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Most Americans Unaware of Federal Phase-Out of Incandescent Light Bulbs

Using compact fluorescent bulbs to save energy is a no-brainer—and 82 percent of Americans are now on board, according to a GE Lighting study.
Americans’ voluntary switching from incandescent light bulbs to CFLs is a promising step toward smarter energy use.
These inefficient bulbs will get an extra kick out the door come January 1, 2012, when 100-watt incandescent light bulbs will no longer be sold.
Under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, America will transition to more energy-efficient lighting, starting in 2012. Every year after that, incandescent light bulbs will see another cut: 75-watt bulbs will be phased out by 2013, and 40- and 60-watt bulbs by 2014.
While this is big step in energy conservation, most Americans are unaware of it; 75 percent of those surveyed have no idea that the government plans to phase out incandescent light bulbs.
Incandescent Lighting is not the only type of lighting being phased out, The standard T-12 flourescent lamp Ballast that has been the flourescent standard for decades has already been phased out and the T-12 flourescent lamps will soon follow.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Contractors Must Be Trained In Lead Safety Practices By April 22, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin enforcement on April 22 of a rule which requires all contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb more than six feet of lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead poisoning.
The rule is a part of the EPA’s Lead-Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) program which was established April 22, 2008. Under the RRP program, firms must be certified by the April 22 deadline. EPA has also produced a series of advertisements to help get the word out about the upcoming deadline. To view the advertisements, Click Here.
Individual contractors must complete an EPA-accredited training course in order to receive certification.
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bill Gates & Toshiba To Develop Small Scale Nuclear Reactor

A company backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Toshiba are in early talks to jointly develop a small nuclear reactor. Gates will team up with Toshiba to develop a compact next-generation reactor that can operate for up to 100 years without refueling to provide emission-free energy.
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

LED Light bulb vs CFL Light bulb

Incandescent Light bulbs are slowly being phased out of our lives and are scheduled to totally disappear in 2012. It is of course environmentally important to gradually phase out the use of high energy consuming products. One of those products will soon be the standard incandescent light bulb we all have grown accustomed to.

We all have come to readily recognize the most common alternative, the CFL light bulb, but they have become plagued with disposal problems. Fortunately, as progress marches on, so does the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of LED light bulb technology.

Now that manufacturers have figured out how to 'cluster' the LED's to improve the quality of the focused light beam, they are becoming more advanced and not so cost-prohibitive. To compare the cost of the incandescent bulb, CFL light bulb and the LED light bulb, the folks over at have posted a great comparison chart.

There are a miriad of LED fixture and lamp options available with more beind developed on a regular basis. Virtually any light fixture can be replaced with LED for better light and infinitely more life in both your home and business.

Check out the comparison chart at for excellent information on the value of CFL light bulbs vs LED light bulbs. Even at a slightly higher cost up front, LED light bulbs overall, appear to be the long-term winner.

Tips for Going Solar: Sell Your Excess Energy

Tips for Going Solar: Sell Your Excess Energy

Friday, March 19, 2010

Contractors EPA Lead-Safe Program Begins

EPA Lead-Safe Program Begins
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Lead-safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) program has begun.

By April 2010, all firms who disturb lead paint as part of their work in pre-1978 homes, schools, and other buildings must be EPA-certified. All of these jobs must be supervised by a certified renovator who has completed an EPA-accredited one-day training course, and other employees will have to receive specific on-the-job training. This new program will help reduce childhood lead poisoning by working lead-safe.

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NJ Board of Public Utilities To Hold Hearing On NJCEP Budget Modifications

The NJ Board of Public Utilities has published their proposal to cut $158 Million from the 2010 NJCEP budget. The BPU has developed Straw Poll Proposal to be discussed at a Hearing that will take place on 3/25/10.

At this hearing, the Board will provide an opportunity for stakeholder input on proposed revisions to the NJ Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) programs and budgets for 2010.

For a copy of the proposal Click Here