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Everything You Need to Know About USB-C

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The shift toward USB Type-C is well underway, and with good reason. With USB-C, we have faster data transfer speeds, faster charging and more power. USB-C cables and connectors are slim enough to charge phones yet robust enough to charge even laptops and tablets. 

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Topics: Around the Home, Mobility, News, Power

Channel Change is Coming! Plan To Rescan Your TV Antenna

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No one enjoys going to a channel and finding that their favorite programming has moved.

However, changes in frequency have been a reality of broadcasting for as long as people have been watching television – and new changes are on their way. If you rely on a TV antenna – as opposed to cable or satellite – to bring in over-the-air channels, rescanning your TV or set-top box will be necessary to ensure a fully up-to-date viewing experience.

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Topics: How To, Around the Home, Cutting the Cord

Jasco’s GE Z-Wave Plus Smart Motion Dimmer Wins 2018 EXC!TE Award

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The EXC!TE Awards honor the most innovative and powerful products that elevate the in-home entertainment experience.

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Topics: Smart Home, News

Adding Curb Appeal with Color Changing Landscape Lighting

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Whether you are remodeling a fixer upper, putting your house on the market or simply improving areas around your home, the common goal is to make your space presentable in a way that is eye-catching and stands out to everyone who comes in sight of it.

Curb appeal is the key of all home design, but arguably just as important is the security around the home. Landscape lighting is the combined answer for curb appeal and home security as it establishes the first impression and doubles with functionality by also adding safety to the home. 

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home

Home Lighting with these Not So Average Night Lights

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The days of simple night lights are over. With features such as motion sensors, emergency lighting, projecting night lights and various color changing options, night lights can do more than light up a dark corner or hallway. You'll be surprised by what these not-so-average night lights can do. Not only will you drive out your pitch darkness but do it in unique fashion that will appeal to your senses, your bank account and your circadian rhythm.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home

Ask the Experts: Surge Protection

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Powerful surges can destroy your favorite (and most expensive) electronics and cause severe data loss. Surge Protectors keep your beloved devices safe from damage caused by these surges. As technology evolves, there is a heightened need for surge protection - due to smaller and more sensitive electrical components in the devices we use daily.

But how do we know which surge protector to buy? What devices need surge protection? We went and talked with our surge protection experts here at Jasco and asked them all the questions we know you've been curious about in "Ask the Experts" - Surge Protection edition.

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Topics: Power

Our Top How-To Videos on YouTube: Digital Timers Edition

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In a world with 7 billion videos between YouTube and Facebook alone, consumers are now finding information in ways other than black and white text. Not only do to we turn to online videos to be entertained and inspired, but also to learn something new or learn how to do things–like programming a timer!

With how-to videos growing in search volume by 70% every year, it is no surprise that 86% of viewers say they regularly turn to YouTube to learn something new. Consumers are also four times as likely to want to watch a product video than read about a product. Combining multi-sensory learning with visuals, audio and text, videos are the perfect way to jump right in and become an expert in minutes.

This roundup include some of our most popular how-to videos on timers and will help answer your questions and guide you through setting up your timer, programming custom scenes, controlling outdoor lights, and installing in-wall timers. So you can spend less time reading manuals and more time enjoying the benefits of simplified lighting control with your new timer.

Here are a few of our popular how-to videos on YouTube to assist you in your timer setup.

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Topics: Smart Home, How To, Around the Home, Q&A

Top 3 Trends for Outdoor Landscape Lighting

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Outdoor spaces – from the front to the back – play an important role when it comes to the look and feel of our homes. While the front yard sets the first impression of your home and creates curb appeal, the backyard is often where those special moments take place with friends and family for barbecues, fun games, special occasions and relaxing evenings outside.

If you’re looking to spruce up your outdoor space or add curb appeal, outdoor lighting will surely be important to help you achieve that "wow" factor. Now is the perfect time for a fun DIY weekend project. But before you set out to revamp the look of your outdoor space, we’ve compiled a list of the top landscape trends to consider for 2018.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home, Safety & Security, News

5 Bloggers Reveal Their Outdoor Gear Essentials

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Summer is officially here! And along with the feeling of freedom that summer brings us, comes the urge to be active and get outdoors. While you don’t have to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro (unless you’re MMA Fighter Justin Wren - founder of Fight for the Forgotten,) simply getting outside anywhere you can is good for your soul, your body and making lasting memories. But for those of us who don’t identify as “outdoorsy,” how do you get started? What outdoor gear do you need?

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Topics: LED Lighting, Power

How to Create Perfect Outdoor Living Spaces with Outdoor Lighting

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Warm weather is officially here, which means BBQ's, pool parties and late nights outside with friends and family. People spend more time outdoors during spring and summer than any other time of the year and it’s important to love your outdoor space just as much as the inside of your home.

Now is the perfect time to spruce up your backyard or patio for the celebrations to come. Aside from comfortable seating and good company, lighting plays a huge part in the ambiance of your outdoor space.

Below are a few products that will guarantee your backyard is everyone’s favorite place to gather this season:

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home