Signs of Heat Damage in Ceiling Fixtures

boob light ceiling light fixture

Next time you change a lightbulb in your ceiling-mounted light fixture, aka boob light in your hallway, bathroom, or kitchen please do yourself a favor and check for something that you may have overlooked in the past – heat damage. The use of incandescent lightbulbs with high wattage is a common culprit for the damaged ceiling light fixtures that are sometimes seen in older homes.

 

How Can a Ceiling Light Fixture Develop Heat Damage?

Sockets accept bulbs of many different wattages, so a 75-watt bulb could have been used in a light fixture that was only meant for a 60-watt bulb. Since the closed design of many ceiling-fixtures traps the heat, the brighter bulb generated more than the ceiling fixture was designed for, and that leads to damage. Fortunately, it’s relatively simple to check for damage.

 

5 Common Signs of Heat Damage:

  • Burned or melted plastic sockets
  • Wires that are exposed or missing insulation
  • Brown burn marks on the fixture housing
  • White-colored wires that have turned brown
  • Wires repaired with electrical tape and loose or damaged brackets.

If you see any of these telltale signs of heat damage it is a good idea to give us a call at Farryn Electric so that we can help diagnose the extent of the damage and install a safer light fixture for you and your family. Your safety is our #1 priority!

Energy Management System | Track Energy Use In Real-Time

Energy Management System | Track Energy Use In Real-Time

An energy management system is a device that monitors your home’s electric use to help empower you to find savings, see what’s on or off, and even avoid disaster. It gives you the tools to break down your electrical usage and take action. Powered by a monitor that Farryn Electric can install into your electric panel, it reads the current one million times each second and processes that data to present a whole-home view you can’t get anywhere else.

 

See What’s Up and Know What’s On

An energy management system uses machine learning, a little AI, to look at all the power in your home and pick apart the individual devices that are on and off. It’s a unified view of the dumb and smart devices in your home through one app on your phone.

 

Save Energy and $$$ Money

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Saving starts with understanding your home’s electrical usage. An energy management system gives you the data and information you need to act. The average homeowner can save up to 6-9% and some save much more. How much do you think you could save?

 

Avoid Disaster

Whether power surges are coming from inside or outside the home, you can see them happen in real-time. Why is this important? The first reason is it will warn you of impending damage to your electronics. Most importantly, it will warn you of the damage done to the panel(s) in your home. Knowing you have irregular power coming in from your power supply can help avoid electrical arcing and therefore fires. The system will act as a recording device, so you have proof when you have to put a claim in for lost goods, with your power company!

If you ever need our help Farryn Electric, LLC is a full service residential electrical contracting company. We offer a lifetime warranty on our workmanship, for as long as you own your home and a 5-year warranty on any new part replacement – our workmanship is guaranteed! Even if the part’s manufacturer has a lesser warranty, we still cover the part for 5 years. We provide qualified and experienced electricians across Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Chester County to contact us please call our office 484.316.0449 or use the contact us form for your convenience.

Virtual Learning Space Setup Tips

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As we navigate the prolonged time at home having our children virtually learning while some of us are working from home in conjunction with the chaos of multiple children, it will be significantly important for you and your child/children to have a dedicated workspace for productive learning. The workspace you chose should be a space you and your student(s) create together to ensure that it is an environment that promotes excitement and productivity for learning.

 

Here are some things to consider when setting up a learning space:

  • Appropriate height seating for your child’s size
  • Ensure that the wall mount desk/writing desk is the proper height.
  • In a space that promotes minimal noise and distractions.
  • Well-lit space with as much natural light as possible, if natural light is not an option than task lighting can be added to the area.
  • Spacious enough for your child(ren) to work on projects and have room for their computer.
  • Easy access to outlets as devices will need to be charged.

If you are working with multiple children in your family, consider giving each child their own cart with supplies.  We have 3 tier carts that we purchased on amazon.com for $40.00, 1st tier is set up with their office supplies – markers, pencils, erasers, calculator, dry erase markers, post-it notes, etc, 2nd tier is set up for their current binders and whiteboard, and the 3rd tier for the extra pads of paper and any additional supplies that are not needed at this time. This will promote a sense of ownership to their workspace and help them stay organized and focused. I also encourage every mom out there to invest in a good quality “water bottle” as I already tipped over water this morning almost destroying 2 laptops!  

All learning material should stay in this dedicated workspace, just as they would at school, so if possible, set this dedicated space away from the common areas of the home that you use for relaxing and other family activities. If you would like our help installing convenient outlets or task lighting, simply give us a call or use our contact form.