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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

        Aliyah - Electrical questions that many ask when making Aliyah.



Tips and Information



          How A Basic Fluorescent Lamp Works
          4 Types of Lighting
          Types of Light Bulbs and Their Uses
          Light Bulbs at a Glance
          The Ergonomics of Office Lighting
          The Importance of Lighting in an Interior Design Project
          Recommended Light Levels
          How Fluorescent Lamps are Labeled
          The Incandescent Light Bulb - Answers To Commonly Asked Questions
          LED Lighting - the lighting of the future
          The Great Internet Light Bulb Book, Part I
          Fluorescent Lamps, Ballasts, and Fixtures
          Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL)


          All About Your Electrical Panel

          So You Want To Upgrade...


          When Your Ground-fault Interrupter Trips

          Light Bulb Socket Troubleshooting

          What To Do If There Is A Blackout

          Preparing for Power Outages


          The Guide to Surge Protectors

          Do You Need A UPS?

          Care & Maintenance Ideas for Friendlier Electronic Equipment

          A Lightning Primer


          Timely Tips #1

          Timely Tips #2

          Appliance Energy Consumption Chart

          Wattage Chart for Common Appliances

          Top 7 Make Your Air Conditioner Work More Efficiently

          Warning! Install the proper plug

          Electric Space Heaters

          Ceiling Fans


          110V vs. 220V Appliances

          110V vs. 220V Part2 - Advice from an Appliance Professional

          50/60 Hertz

          Voltage Transformers


          Making sense of renewable energy in Israel

          Wind or Solar?

          Wind Turbine FAQ


          Random Tips

          Lets Talk Grounding

          Electrical Guide for the Tourist in Israel

          Building or Renovating Your Home in Israel? - Some Electrical Tips For You

          Megavolt's Summer Energy Saving Tips

          6 Ways to Save on Electrical Repairs

          Understanding Your Electrical Bill

          Standby Power - Are you wasting money and power without even being aware of it?


          Electrical Safety Tips

          First Aid for Electric Shock Victims

          Electrical Safety for the Winter Season


          Temperature Conversion

          The 7 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Picking a Contractor and How to Avoid Them

Interesting Articles

       Energy Towers Touted as Future Source of Electricity (Sept. 2003)
       Full Spectrum Daylight Bulbs-Simply Light Years Ahead
       Hi-tech Healing Breakthrough cuts to the Bone
       Mud Batteries: Power Cells of the Future (May 2004)
       Questions and Answers About Lightning
       Stun Guns: What Are They. How Do They Work
       Tender Published for Solar Power Station (in Israel) (Feb. 2005)
       A Study Into the Effects of Light on Children
       Is Full Spectrum Lighting Special?
       Scientific Evidence for Claims about Full Spectrum Lamps
       Lighting and your Kitchen - How to Design a Lighting Plan that Cooks!
       Schwarzenegger Announces One Million Solar Roofs by 2018 (Mar. 2005)
       Chromagen to export solar energy systems to Australia (Mar. 2005)
       Toshiba's High Luminous White Light Leds (March 29, 2005)
       Toshiba's New Battery Technology (Mar 30, 2005)
       Orionsolar-Solar energy company raises $750,000 (April 14, 2005)
       Breakthrough Technology Accelerates Solid-State Lighting (April 13, 2005)
       A123Systems-NEW Lithium-Ion Battery on Steroids (Nov. 2005)
       Solar-powered Shelters Put Other Bus Stops in the Shade (Nov. 30, 2005)
       Cockroaches and rats used as batteries? (August 24, 2005)
       New Nuclear Battery Runs 10 Years, 10 Times More Powerful
       Israeli-developed De-icer Takes The Chill Out Of Winter (Nov. 27, 2005)
       Experimental Housing Warmed by Solar Success (Dec. 05, 2005)
       How to Design a Lighting Plan
       Solar May Get Cheaper
       People find ways to stay green while staying warm
       Solar energy lights up a Negev village
       New gadget that converts fluorescent lamps into power outlets
       A new fast-charging battery technology
       SA solar research eclipses rest of the world
       Correct Lighting Brightens Up Dining
       Lumileds Claims LED Luminance Records (June 2006)
       Cree Delivers the First 160-Lumen White Power LED (October 2006)
       Giving Jews Answers For A Modern World (September 2006)
       Ministry Slams Electric Corp. Operating Criteria, Misuse of Resources (October 20, 2006)
       The Cost of Lighting the World (October 23, 2006)
       White-LED Lighting Jumps Ahead in Output and Efficiency (October 26, 2006)
       Poor Office Lighting Poses Sight Risk (October 27, 2006)
       Multitude of Bathroom Lighting Options Will Dazzle You (November 3, 2006)
       Get Switched on to New Lighting (November 21, 2006)
       Village's Appliances All Blow Up (November 27, 2006)
       World’s Brightest LED (December 5, 2006)
       IsraelElectric to be World's 1st Sabbath-Observant Electric Co. (December 10, 2006)
       London Provides First Street Recharging Points for Electric Vehicles (December 14, 2006)
       Gallium Lighting Introduces High Output White LED Downlight (January 2, 2007)
       Energy Efficient Incandescent Lamp from General Electric (February 2007)
       Injury Caused by MP3 Player in Storm (July 13, 2007)
       $4.4 Million for Clever Clothing (October 2007)
       Novaled Reaches 100,000h Lifetime For A Highly Efficient White OLED (November 2007)
       Scientists Invent 30 Year Continuous Power Laptop Battery (October 2007)
       Litroenergy - New Light Source Material that lasts for 12 years (December 2007)
       Solar Cells Of The Future (December 2007)
       Israeli Nanotech Invention Provides Green Electricity (December 2007)
       Toshiba to Launch Innovative Rechargeable Battery Business (December 2007)
       Crying Foul over Smart Meters (August 2008)

The Electrician's Corner


       Wire Gauge Conversion Chart
       CRI (Color Rendering Index) Chart


       Light Sources for Architectural Lighting
       Keys for Effective Troubleshooting
       North American Electricians in Israel
       Carpenter Patent Reveals New LED Control Technology (Oct. 2006)
       Application of Surge Protection Devices for Very Low Voltage Devices (PDF)
       Ohm's Law
       Gas Discharge Lamps, Ballasts, and Fixtures


       Troubleshooting Variable Speed AC Motor Drives
       Extend Motor Life with Improved Bearing Care


       World Plug and Socket Standards

Electrical Halacha


       The Use of Electricity on Shabbat and Yom Tov
       Time Instruments
       The Use of Elevators on Shabbat - Part I
       The Use of Elevators on Shabbat - Part II
       The Use of Elevators on Shabbat - Part III
       The Use of Elevators on Shabbat - Part IV
       Is It Permissible To Program A Timer To Make A Recording On Shabbat or on Hol HaMoed?
       When it is very hot, can you tell a Goy to turn on the air conditioner?
       Is it Permissible To Read on Shabbat By An Electric Light Source?
       The Use Of Timers On Shabbat and Setting A Washing Machine Right Before Shabbat Starts
       Proper Use of A Blech and Hot Plate on Shabbat
       Shabbat and The Refrigerator Light
       Electrical Appliances and Heating Systems


       Ask the Rabbi an Electrical Question


       Conserving Energy VS. Shabbat
       Shabbat Elevators
       Shabbat Oven Light
       Electric Chanukah Candles
       Lighting "Electric" Shabbat Candles
       Glow in the Dark Toys and Shabbat
       Motion Sensors on Shabbat
       Guest switching lights on and off on Shabbat
       Brain Waves (electric current) & Shabbat

Staying Connected in Israel


       VoIP - The Basics
       Beware of VoIP Providers Providing Illegal Israeli Numbers
       PC to PC VoIP (VOB) Services
       PC to Phone VoIP (VOB) Services
       VoIP Services (Phone to Phone - VOB)  Part 1


       Types of Internet Connections
       The Latest News in Internet Technology


       How to choose an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Israel


       The Latest News in Cell Phone Technology
       Cellular Communication Networks in Israel


       Phone Services in Israel...and how they work.
       Third Israeli Phone Provider: Zahav 012






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