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Download Free White Paper: The Ultimate Guide to USB-C

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USB-C isn’t just another new development - it’s quickly becoming the industry standard for mobile devices, chargers and computers. Benefits of USB-C include speed, ease of use and universality. 

The best way to get started is to understand what your options are and then match possible solutions to meet your specific needs. This paper will guide you through the basics of USB-C with information you need to help make an informed decision. You'll learn more about:

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Topics: How To, News, Mobility

5 Reasons You Need Outdoor Security Lights Around Your Home

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Security lighting is a necessity for every home! We have all seen outdoor lighting down the streets of our hometowns, around restaurants, social gathering places and within our neighborhoods. But aside from the simple fact that this helps you see your surroundings when the day turns to night, why else do we need security lights?

Security lighting is a multi-purpose purchase that pays off in several beneficial ways. Here are the top reasons why you need to have security lights around your home.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Landscape Lighting

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 While it might come as second nature to have appreciation for design, knowing how to lay it out yourself may come as more of a challenge. In a time where teaching yourself comes as easily as typing what you want to know into a search bar on the internet, we believe everyone has the potential to be their own DIY expert.

This resource guide considers the do's and don'ts of your landscape lighting so you'll be equipped with the know-how to create a beautiful, eye-catching outdoor landscape that you can appreciate forever in a one-time effort.

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To

Introducing the New GE-Branded Enbrighten Motion LED Security Lights

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Just in time for the upcoming fall and winter months, there are new home security lighting options for consumers. In these later months of the year, evenings tend to get darker earlier in the day. This shift in natural brightness can make returning home from work in the evenings alarming as pathways, driveways, garages, backyards and more are left in the dark. Statistics show that well lit neighborhoods have a lower crime rate. Our new outdoor motion sensor security lights are a great solution to illuminate your space at night and help detect any unexpected activity around your home. We've highlighted some of the special features that make these GE-branded Enbrighten LED Security Lights stand out among the rest:

  • 4 Selectable Light Temperature Options (Accent mode)
  • Lighting Schedule Options 
  • 4 Motion Detection Ranges
  • Easy Setup and Installation 
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Topics: LED Lighting, Safety & Security, Around the Home

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: Mobility, News, Power, Around the Home

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: Around the Home, How To, 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: News, Smart Home

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: How To, LED Lighting, 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