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(Please note: Many tips can be also found in the FAQ section of this site.)

LAST UPDATED:  Jan. 10, 2010

ESSAYS AND TIPS:
  LIGHTING
    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)
     
  ELECTRICAL PANEL
    All About Your Electrical Panel
    So You Want To Upgrade...
Tips on how to go about upgrading your electrical service.
     
  TROUBLESHOOTING
    When Your Ground-fault Interrupter Trips
    Light Bulb Socket Troubleshooting
    What to do if there is a blackout - tips from IEC
    Preparing for Power Outages
     
  PROTECTING COMPUTERS AND OTHER APPLIANCES
    The Guide to Surge Protectors
    Do You Need A UPS?
    Care & Maintenance Ideas for Friendlier Electronic Equipment
    A Lightning Primer
     
  APPLIANCE TIPS AND INFO
    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
     
  ELECTRICAL CHANGES IN VOLTAGE AND FREQUENCIES
    110V vs. 220V Appliances
    110V vs. 220V Part 2 - Advice from an Appliance Professional
    50/60 Hertz
    Voltage Transformers
     
  GREEN ENERGY
    Making sense of renewable energy in Israel
    Wind or Solar?
    Wind Turbine FAQ
     
  GENERAL
    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?
     
  SAFETY
    Electrical Safety Tips
    First Aid for Electric Shock Victims
    Electrical Safety for the Winter Season
     
MISC.:
    Temperature Conversion
    The 7 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Picking a Contractor and How to Avoid Them
     

  

 



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