Published on May 24th, 2021
Landscape Lighting Trends for 2021
With summer nearly upon us, thoughts turn from cozy winter indoor lighting to landscape lighting for the outdoors. Whether you own a single-family home or manage a large New York City property, the following landscape lighting trends will inspire you to make your outside spaces safer, more inviting, and fashionable. Linear LED Lighting For clear
Published on May 10th, 2021
What Are the Emergency Lighting Testing Requirements in NYC?
If your New York City property has emergency lighting, it’s essential to make sure it’s functioning properly at all times. This is true for apartment buildings, educational facilities, hotels, places of assembly, retail outlets, and other business structures. In this post, we explain the details of emergency lighting testing requirements in NYC, so you can
Published on April 26th, 2021
Increase Safety and Convenience with Automatic Light Switches in Your Property
If you own or manage a property, whether a single-family home, a large apartment building, or an office space, you should look into automatic light switches. These handy and affordable switches are ideal for increasing safety, and they make tenants’ lives easier while saving you money. What Are Automatic Light Switches? Hands-free convenience and security
Published on April 12th, 2021
The More You Know: AC vs. DC Electricity
You probably see the words AC or DC power virtually every day without thinking about their meaning. But it’s helpful to know the difference between AC vs. DC electricity and why both types of power are still in use. Here’s a quick science refresher on the two, so you understand how they work when it comes
Published on March 18th, 2021
Are Your Exterior Lights on at Night? Install a Photocell Fixture
If you keep the exterior lights on at night for your New York City property, you may be faced with a variety of challenges. One solution that solves multiple problems is to install an exterior lights photocell fixture where your outside lights are placed. Bolt Electric explains the benefits of this type of exterior night
Published on March 4th, 2021
Light Switch Dimmers: Are All Dimmers Equal?
If you’re choosing dimmer switches for your property, you might be surprised to learn you have many more options than you imagined. Here’s a look at the different types of light switch dimmers. With this information, you can select the model that best serves your needs for a particular location. Whether you’re a landlord or
Published on February 18th, 2021
Breaker Keeps Tripping? 6 Most Common Causes
Whether you are a single-family homeowner or the manager of a large property, a breaker that keeps tripping is a nuisance. Sometimes, a breaker that shuts off repeatedly is a sign of something dangerous. Here are the six most common causes of a tripping breaker. When you know what may be behind your issue, you
Published on February 4th, 2021
Light Switch Stopped Working? Troubleshooting a Faulty Wall Switch
A light switch that isn’t working is a constant nuisance, whether you’re a tenant, a landlord, or a property manager. In some cases, a light switch that has stopped working may also be a sign of a fire hazard. Therefore, it’s important to address this issue as soon as possible. Here are some pro tips
Published on January 21st, 2021
The More You Know: How Does a Light Bulb Work?
Have you ever wondered: how does a light bulb work? It might sound like a piece of relatively useless trivia, but actually, this is a helpful bit of information. This article explains how incandescent, fluorescent, and LED bulbs work. Once you understand the simple science behind each, you can make the best decision about what
Published on January 7th, 2021
Smart Electric Meter: What Is It and Can It Benefit Condo/Apartments?
If you are a property owner or manager in New York City, you’ve probably heard that Con Edison, the city’s power utility, is planning to install almost five million smart electric meters between now and 2022. If you’re not sure what that means for you and your tenants, read on to learn all about this