Light Bulbs 101: Bringing You Out of the Dark
- Wednesday, 28 March 2018 06:30
At MZ Electric, we know navigating the luminous world of light bulbs can be…well, blinding. So, we’re taking it upon ourselves to spell out the differences between the modern-day variations of Thomas Edison’s invention created more than 150 years ago.
Incandescent bulbs are often considered the least energy-efficient type of electric lighting, despite being inexpensive, available in an array of sizes and shapes, and their ability to cast a warm and inviting ambiance. Emphasizing the bulb’s energy-efficiency downfalls, governments around the world in favor of more energy-efficient lighting alternatives have passed measures to phase out these lights.
Used in both commercial and residential settings, halogen bulbs are commonly found in automotive headlamps, under-cabinet lighting and work lights. There are not many situations in which halogen lamps cannot be used, but one potential downside is the heat generated by halogen lamps, particularly in areas where HVAC costs are a concern.
The fluorescent bulb is a jack of many trades. You’ll find these bulbs inside in table lamps, ceiling fixtures, wall sconces, decorative lighting options – where the bulb is visible (think bathrooms and ceilings) and in commercial buildings. In outdoor settings, fluorescent bulbs are used in floodlights, task lighting in garages and under-cabinet fixtures. These bulbs contain small traces of mercury to light the way, so disposal of the bulb requires specific steps to avoid contact with the element.
Light Emitting Diode (LED)
Today, the most common light bulb you’ll find on store shelves is the LED variety. This bulb is more efficient than other contenders, has a longer lifespan and can be dimmed. Better still, these bulbs shine bright when it comes to energy-efficiency and durability as they’re made of plastic, not breakable glass. With every bright side there comes a silver lining – these bulbs are priced slightly higher than the competition and can last for a decade or even longer.
If you’re still in the dark about your lighting options or want to upgrade your current lighting features, call MZ Electric at 303-933-9220 to start the conversation. MZ Electric offers lighting design sessions with our highly creative and qualified, licensed electricians to discuss options compatible with your space’s layout. Alternatively, if you have a lighting design already in mind, we offer free estimates after reviewing your plan; restrictions do apply. Lighting design and installation is just one of many top-quality services offered by MZ Electric.
Cabin Fever Calls for Springtime Renovation Projects
- Wednesday, 21 March 2018 09:34
Bye-bye cabin fever, hello new beginnings. The days are getting brighter, birds are singing and flowers are blooming. It must be Spring. If you’ve got home remodels on the brain, now’s the time to make it all happen. From basement finishes and kitchen renovations, to outdoor projects and bathroom facelifts, MZ Electric wants to help give your home new life.
According to our research, the most common springtime home innovation projects warranting electrical work include bathroom remodels, electrical services, furnace installation, HVAC services, residential construction and solar installation. If you’re considering one or more of these enhancements to your home, call MZ Electric at 303-933-9220 to start the conversation. Repairs, remodels and design are MZ Electric’s top priority. The company offers competitive rates for all electrical needs; plus, discounts for teachers, military and seniors. Learn more about MZ Electric
MZ Electric Turns the Ignition on Tesla Charging Station Certification
- Wednesday, 14 March 2018 09:59
Get your engines ready. MZ Electric is now a certified Tesla Charging Station Installer. If you’re an illustrious owner of an all-electric vehicle made by Tesla, you can now work with MZ Electric to have your home outfitted with a Tesla-branded personal charging station.
Tesla, like manufacturers of other electric vehicles, has a specialized charging station requiring either a wall connector or a 240-volt outlet with the included Mobile Connector. To prepare your home for charging your Tesla, MZ Electric will work with you to identify the perfect spot near where you park your car for installation of the dedicated circuit.
MZ Electric is one of few certified electric companies in the Denver Metro Area to install Tesla charging equipment and adheres to strict quality, permitting and inspection requirements. For quality control and service purposes, we may be asked by Tesla to provide information regarding you and the installation, once its complete. If you don’t already have a Tesla, maybe it’s your turn to purchase one; they’ll soon release their latest model. MZ Electric is able to install any brand of electric car personal charging stations.
About MZ Electric
MZ Electric is a locally owned and operated, Littleton-based neighborhood electrician, specializing in residential and commercial electrical services. Repairs, remodels and/or design, MZ Electric makes clients’ projects their top priority. The company offers competitive rates for all electrical needs; plus discounts for teachers, military and seniors. Learn more about MZ Electric
Sharing Our Rolodex of Referrals
- Wednesday, 28 February 2018 13:53
92 percent of consumers trust recommendations from other people, even if they don’t know them personally.1 At MZ Electric, we like to think we’ve got a pretty solid rolodex of reputable, trustworthy and reasonable HVAC technicians and other contractors. If you’re looking for recommendations, hesitate no more. Call us at 303-933-9220 with your referral/recommendation inquiry today. We might be electricians, but we work closely and frequently with commercial and residential heating and cooling professionals, plumbers, dry wall crews, the list goes on.
About MZ Electric
MZ Electric is a locally owned and operated, Littleton-based neighborhood electrician, specializing in residential and commercial electrical services. Repairs, remodels and/or design, MZ Electric’s make clients’ projects their top priority. The company offers competitive rates for all electrical needs; plus, discounts for teachers, military and seniors. Learn more about MZ Electric
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Lighting the Way to Basement Upgrades
- Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:56
If you’re preparing to finish your basement, lighting will soon become a top priority, if it isn’t already. A lack of natural light down there often leaves basements feeling, well, underground. Make light of the situation by illuminating your space.
Well beyond the accent lighting of table and floor lamps, you have choices. More often than not, because of low ceilings, basements are outfitted with can and recessed lighting. Consider the basement design process. Think about where within the space specific tasks are completed – will you have a bar where pendant lights could be suspended from above? How about lights on a wall to tastefully highlight artwork or a decorative element? Perhaps you want a lighted stairwell? MZ Electric
can help make sure your basement is bright, welcoming and fits your needs and style.
MZ Electric offers lighting design sessions with our highly creative and qualified, licensed electricians to discuss options compatible with your space’s layout. Alternatively, if you have a lighting design already in mind, we offer free estimates after reviewing your plan; restrictions do apply. Basement lighting design and install is another one of many top-quality services offered by MZ Electric.