Archives for January 2018

Old Wiring Fire Hazards

6 Signs Your Old Wiring Could Be A Commercial Fire Hazard

We love our historic Richmond buildings because they are reminders of our extraordinary past and unarguably promising future.

While they can be places that showcase some of the best, most eye-popping architecture, the wiring inside many buildings is also out of date, straining to supply our ever-growing collection of electricity-hungry appliances, lighting, and electronics.

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business lighting Richmond VA

Business Lighting Tips for Happy, Healthy Workers

Many operations managers and business owners are surprised to learn how much lighting can impact workplace productivity. A professional paper on business lighting from the American Society of Interior Designers, in partnership with 3M, Cooper Lighting, DuPont, Haworth and Masland Carpet, says that there are more than 57 million visual display terminals (VDTs) in US-based offices, and that the average worker VDT user “loses 62.5 hours of on-the-job time every year due to eye strain.” The culprit for this epidemic of eye-strained workers? Overlit office spaces. That’s right. The standard American office is too bright, and it’s bad for eyes, and for productivity. Here are some thing to consider, should you seek to make some different lighting decisions in the new year.

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