Lauterborn Electric Blog

Lighting is in the eye of the beholder
August 23, 2011

We as electricians provide many ideas about lighting to our customers based on our experience. Ultimately, the final decision falls on…

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August 15, 2011

This recently renovated, spacious contemporary condo with high ceilings lacked efficient lighting. The basic flush mounted lighting fixtures did not provide…

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Why do we need to pay close attention to the lamps we are installing in our light fixtures?
August 9, 2011

All Lighting fixtures come with a wattage size and type of lamp specification which is usually on the fixture itself. This…

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Updating the wiring in your home
July 26, 2011

If your home was built before 1950, it was more than likely wired with knob and tube. Today, major appliances, sensitive…

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Problems that we as electricians see frequently
July 19, 2011

One problem that we often run into is devices such as receptacles and switches back stabbed instead of the wring wrapped…

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Wiring and installing a flat screen television above a fireplace
July 11, 2011

The images above show the before and after installation of a flat screen television wired and installed by Lauterborn Electric. The…

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Lighting enhancement for a living room and dining room
July 5, 2011

We recently were called by a repeat customer in need of some lighting ideas for his living and dining room areas….

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Just another typical day as an electrician in Philadelphia
June 24, 2011

The image above shows us stuck in traffic behind this self described picture. We wonder if they will call us to…

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New wiring with code violations
June 16, 2011

A builder reached out to us and stated that he thought he hired a licensed electrician. When it came time for…

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Problems that electricians come across during a typical day
June 8, 2011

The above image (left), a GFCI receptacle, has been compromised by the elements. The outdoor device did not have a proper…

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