Overlamping: What You Need to Know

April 3, 2017 by Valerie Griffiths

Overlamping is one of those electrical terms you might not know, but a concept you should definitely be familiar with. Here’s a Q&A to give you the facts on overlamping and how to keep your home, business, and loved ones safe. 1. Q: What is overlamping? A: Every lighting fixture comes with a wattage rating […]


Category: Electrical safety, Home fire safety
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Top 5 Electrical DIY Mistakes

March 21, 2017 by Valerie Griffiths

We live in an age of DIY. It’s a good feeling to do something yourself and be proud of the work you put in, and there is no shortage of inspiration from Pinterest and other outlets. But what if your DIY work created safety risks? With so many nuances to electrical work, that is all […]


Category: Electrical code, Electrical problems, Electrical safety, Residential Electrical Projects

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Aluminum Wiring: Why it’s a potential fire hazard

March 16, 2017 by Valerie Griffiths

We live in a world where aluminum abounds, and we never really give it much thought. Aluminum is used in everything from foil to pots and pans, soda cans, and more, known for being an affordable and durable material. Aluminum wiring has even been used in homes. Most residential electrical wiring is copper today, but […]


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Making the Switch from Florescent Tubes to LED Bulbs

February 8, 2017 by Valerie Griffiths

What if saving money and energy were as simple as changing a light bulb? Good news: It is! A lighting retrofit, which is a fancier way of saying relighting, means updating your old lighting fixtures or bulbs. This is a small, affordable update that can make a positive impact on your home or business. We […]


Category: Interior Lighting, LED lights, Money savings
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Griff Electric Helps Make Outdoor Recreation Space Possible

February 6, 2017 by Valerie Griffiths

Sean and I take great pride in our community. We love working with Rhode Island businesses and homeowners and once in a while, a project comes along that is very meaningful to us. One of these projects was the construction of the outdoor recreation area for Ocean Tides School in Narragansett. Ocean Tides offers opportunity […]


Category: Exterior Lighting
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