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Fun DIY Outdoor Lighting

on September 22, 2017

With Summer coming to an end and Fall in full swing, enjoy the cooler weather by adding some glamour to your backyard with fun lighting projects. Lights can turn your outdoor space from boring to exciting. Mainstream can help you make your outdoor space light up and be the premier spot for your family get-togethers […]

What’s the Best Fixture for Your Ceiling?

on May 12, 2017

Here’s something you may not have considered: is there a right choice when it comes to installing a new ceiling fixture?  Short answer: not always but often there are better answers than the one you first choose.  Are you looking for a fan?  Is your ceiling sloped? What’s the aesthetic of your room?  Does the […]

May Is Electric Safety Month!

on May 5, 2017

Home Electric Safety Month is upon us once again.  Home ownership is worth it, but it isn’t without its drawbacks.  Proper maintenance and care is essential to keep your home in top-working condition.  To do that, it’s important to stay current on what you have and haven’t had done in your home.  Older wiring needs […]

Easy Ways You Can Save Energy

on April 21, 2017

We all want to save money every month.  Whether it’s to save up for a big purchase, build up an emergency fund for future disaster, or simply putting back money for retirement, a little extra cash now and then is always welcome.  For many of us, we spend a lot of money on utilities.  Whether […]

Light Bulb Safety

on February 24, 2017

Common household lights are likely the most common electrical device that any homeowner uses.  In fact, we’re so used to them that many people forget to take proper care when working with lighting in their own home.  While there is very little risk of injury from lighting, carelessness can lead to injury so it’s helpful […]

SAD Lamps, Winter Lighting, and Health

on January 27, 2017

Long nights, short days, and cold weather are how we know that it’s winter.  During the winter season, the Earth rests with the northern hemisphere tilted away from the sun.  The further north you are, the less light is received per day.  That lack of light is enough to cool things off, giving us seasons […]

Christmas Light Power Systems

on September 23, 2016

It’s September and, while most of us don’t want to think about the approach of the holidays until after Thanksgiving (Halloween is soon after all), there are a few things that require more planning you won’t be able to do at the last minute.  Specifically, your lights.  Around the nation, countless homes are already beginning […]

Back to School Electronics

on September 2, 2016

By now, everyone is back in school, even the colleges and universities.  For those of you with young children, getting them involved and interested in science early is a great way to set them down the path toward success!  And what better way is there to involve a child in science than to give them […]

Wall Controls

on June 24, 2016

Switches, dimmers, sensors, and speed controls are all common to the modern home.  Whether you’re using a simply on and off switch, or a variable control for adjust fan speeds or lighting levels, we’ve filled our homes with tiny interfaces to control the electronics of each home.  Upgrades and home-aging eventually necessitate replacing wall-switches.  But […]

Outdoor Electronics

Outdoor Electronics

on June 3, 2016

Lawn parties, decorative lighting, automated sprinklers, and countless other electrical devices have pushed your power grid to the outdoors.  Unfortunately, you have less control over the outdoors than you do when wires and outlets are located inside the walls of your home.  A little bit of consideration is all it takes to make sure that […]