Tag: LED

Proposition One Aims at Lighting Rio Grande Valley Highways

More than 12,000 accidents have been reported by TxDOT on the highways. The Hidalgo County Metropolitan Planning Organization is making sure lighting is not one of them. Part of the Expressway has lighting and some doesn’t, but all this is about to change for drivers as a new project looks to fix and upgrade the lights. Darkness along the Expressways 77, 83 and 281 will soon be illuminated thanks to proposition one, a state wide funding. Armando Sendejo has been a truck driver for more than 20 years and says no lighting makes it accident prone. “I drive in...

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Guide to Mounting Your Flat Screen TV

  In the old days, it was easy. When your grandparents bought a TV, it came with its own little Mid-Century Modern stand. They could even roll the whole deal from one spot to another if they chose. But nowadays, televisions are no longer just a piece of furniture. No, plasma, LED, and LCD TVs are huge and hungry for space. (The largest to date is Panasonic’s gargantuan 152-inch flat screen.) How to mount your new flat panel TV in the best spot? Use our handy guide. Heat An extremely common location to hang a television is over the fireplace. While that may...

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Protect Your Garage Door Opener Against Power Surges

Do you ever stop and think about how much you need your garage door opener? Probably not. Like most folks, you just naturally expect this handy little device to keep doing its job. But when something goes wrong — especially as you’re rushing to get to work or coming home late at night — you could be facing a lot of hassle and unnecessary expense. If your garage door opener starts working erratically or not at all, it may have been affected by an electrical power surge. What causes this problem and what can you do about it? What is a...

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Troubleshooting a Power Outage

A power failure in your house or apartment is a major inconvenience — that’s one thing that every homeowner will agree on. However, the reason behind the outage is not so clear-cut. You may be left without electricity due to a number of different factors. Here’s how to troubleshoot an electrical outage, together with suggested solutions. If the Outage Affects Your Neighbors Also Investigate to see whether the outage is limited to just a part of your home. If you are working in the kitchen, for example, try clicking on a light switch in the living room. If the...

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Hot Tub: Perfect Centerpiece for Outdoor Living

For a few years in the recent past, hot tubs fell out of favor (although they did star in quite a few jokes). Then came the rise in popularity of outdoor rooms — deck- or patio-type creations that provided a comfortable environment for relaxation, casual entertaining, and just plain enjoying the fresh air. Since a hot tub or Jacuzzi offers the ultimate in outdoor relaxation, it makes the perfect centerpiece for this kind of space. Type of Tub If you are considering buying a home spa system, you’ll have a number of options — in-ground versus portable, atop a...

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