Scherer Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Lighting’

The Difference an Indoor Lighting Upgrade Can Make

Monday, February 28th, 2022
hand-turning-on-lights

How long has your home had the same indoor lighting scheme? If it’s more than ten or even twenty years, we recommend you consider an extensive retrofit for your indoor lighting in Orchard Park, NY. This is a job our skilled electricians can help you with, and there are many excellent reasons to do it. Below are some examples of how a lighting upgrade can make a big difference for your house. 

Continue Reading

Tips for Better Indoor Lighting

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
recessed-LED-lights

It’s easy to take for granted the indoor lighting in your home and imagine that it’s “fine” the way it is and there’s not much room for improvement. But lighting styles and technology are constantly changing, and if your house is more than a decade old, there are probably several ways you can enjoy superior indoor lighting in Buffalo, NY

The best way to improve your home’s indoor lighting is with the assistance of our professional electricians. Below is a list of suggestions for indoor lighting to help you get started thinking about making upgrades and changes. 

Continue Reading

Why You May Have Failed Light Fixtures

Monday, November 8th, 2021
lightbulb-on-its-side

We’ve all experienced this annoyance before: we flip on a light switch as we step into the house, or into a dark room, and nothing happens. Sometimes, the light comes on for a second, then goes dark with a buzz sound—usually an indicator the bulb burned out.

But bulb burnout isn’t the only reason for a light failing to come on. When lights fail in your house, you can do some standard investigation to see what’s wrong. Check that the fixture is plugged in, put in a new bulb, see if a circuit breaker tripped. These are basic troubleshooting steps that don’t require calling an electrician.

But there may be a deeper electrical issue behind the failed light—you may have a failed light fixture, bad wiring, a broken switch. Don’t try to take out tools and see if you can make repairs for these problems! Yes, you can shut off the power to the fixture at the breaker to prevent a high voltage shock, but your amateur tampering with a fixture or a switch could create a fire hazard. Please leave any work on your indoor lighting in Orchard Park, NY to our licensed professionals.

Continue Reading

Electrical Safety Tips for Christmas Lighting

Monday, December 21st, 2020
christmas-lights-exterior

It’s a different holiday season this year, but even if you’ll spend most of your festive family time in your house, that doesn’t mean you can’t put up great colorful light displays. Whether on the inside or outside of your house, these Christmas lights can brighten up the season.

However, light displays can also create major electrical hazards unless people take precautions. As professional electricians in Orchard Park, NY, we’ve seen our share of electrical mishaps due to Christmas lights, which can range from damage to the electrical system to electrical fires. We’d like to share some basic safety tips for your holiday lights so you can enjoy a season of warmth and family without worrying about power outages, high voltage shocks, or electrical fires.

Continue Reading

How LED Lights Work (And Why They’re a Good Investment)

Monday, March 30th, 2020
lightbulb-LED-100-dollar-bills

You’ve heard about LED lights, and may already have some in your home. LED lights are making larger strides each year as they start to overtake the use of standard incandescent and fluorescent lighting, offering a number of major benefits compared to older light sources.

We’re the Clarence, NY electrician company that can help you receive the greatest benefit from LED technology. We work extensively with both indoor and outdoor lighting and handling retrofits, and we back up our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Consult with us and we’ll help you make the best investments in electrical upgrades for your home.

Continue Reading

What Is an LED Light and How Is It Beneficial?

Monday, August 5th, 2019

We handle many types of electrical services in Buffalo, NY and throughout Western New York. Although we’re busy helping out with electrical repairs, we also take on many electrical upgrade jobs to help local homes use less energy and enjoy greater safety.

One of the best ways we can upgrade a home’s electrical system is to do a lighting retrofit to change out the incandescent lights with LED lights. You may have heard about LED lights but aren’t certain what they really are—or what they can do for you. We’re happy to fill you in, as well as take care of your lighting retrofit when you’re ready.

Continue Reading