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Preparing for Spring Storms: Safety Kits & Tips for Severe Weather

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Along with longer days, warmer weather and blooming flowers, spring also brings late severe weather. Your tech may be the last thing on your mind when a storm strikes, so it is important to plan ahead of time so that is one less thing to worry about. As an Oklahoma-based company, it is safe to say we are no strangers to unpredictable weather here at Jasco. That is why we put together a list of tips, products and resources to help you prepare for storm season, protect your gadgets and keep you safe for the months ahead.

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Topics: How To, Around the Home, Safety & Security

Enbrighten Landscape Lights: Which Do You Need and Why?

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Enbrighten Landscape Lights and Enbrighten Mini Landscape Lights are newer to the outdoor lighting scene but quickly winning over the hearts of home enthusiasts everywhere with their abundant color-changing effects, high quality design and versatile functionality. However, for the ones who haven't jumped aboard the quick and easy DIY landscape lighting project yet, how do you know which to choose? We've laid out the similarities and differences of both sets of Enbrighten Landscape Lights below to help you in your decision making and determine which landscape lights are better for you. 

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home

5 Ways Bloggers Have Used Cordinate Products to Organize Their Life

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Tidying up and keeping things in order is an everyday goal but more often than not, the chaos of the week leaves organization tasks for another day. Jasco partnered with some incredible bloggers and had them try out our favoriteCordinate Extension Cords to see how one item could help improve their coordination at work and in their homes. Whether it's juggling family needs, coming up with ideas and creating content or meeting deadlines, these full-time bloggers are actively hustling around daily to get things done. Here’s 5 unique ways each of the bloggers used the decorative extension cords to quickly organize their individual spaces.

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Topics: Around the Home, Power

4 Hacks to Make Your Workspace More Productive

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According to a Gallup study on Americans in the workplace, 51% of Americans aren’t engaged at work while 16% of those are “actively disengaged,” resenting heading to work on a daily basis. That’s entirely too much time to not be happy in your workspace, your "home away from home" for most of the day.

So, how do you brighten your day? Your physical workspace plays a big role. Adding some office decor and organization could be your key to this mental shift in thinking so you can stay motivated.

Here are a few ways we’ve beaten the statistics and created an inspiring environment for ourselves that brings satisfaction and increases productivity in the workplace.

 

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home

What You Need to Know to Start Controlling Your Home with the myTouchSmart App

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Life is complicated. Your smart home doesn't need to be. That's where our newest line of myTouchSmart Wi-Fi smart home products come in. This new line makes it easy for you to automate your lighting and small appliances from anywhere to be on or off when you need them most. Ranging from smart plugs to smart switches and outlets, these products redefine the means of easy living through an intuitive app that brings control to your fingertips.

Still not sure how it all works? We've laid out how Wi-Fi smart products make your home smarter. Here's everything you need to know to start controlling your home with myTouchSmart.

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Topics: Smart Home, Around the Home

Our Favorite Café Lighting Fall Trends You Need to Know About

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As soon as the first leaf falls, Americans all over the nation jump with joy. The autumn season brings a few associated favorites that get everyone in the spirit whether that be football, Halloween, comfy sweaters, pumpkin spiced lattes or hearty comfort food! One thing is for sure no matter what you are into, fall is a season to get excited about. The weather cools down tremendously, activities become more casual and cozy and the speed of summer slows down into fall. As nature transitions into the new season with changing colors, so too can your décor.
 
There's no need to purchase all new design either. Those string lights you hung up earlier in the year are perfect for fall and winter too! We've rounded up some of our favorite trends for fall using Enbrighten Color Changing Café Lights- a key transitional piece to every home that can be used for any season. 

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home

Introducing myTouchSmart Wi-Fi | Google & Alexa Friendly Smart Plugs

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We recently announced our new line of myTouchSmart Wi-Fi smart controls. This new ecosystem delivers simple automation to indoor and outdoor lighting and small appliances--without a hub or bridge required.
 

The myTouchSmart Wi-Fi family includes indoor and outdoor smart plugs, along with in-wall outlets and switches that easily transform any home into a smart home. Users can wirelessly control lights and other connected devices from anywhere using the intuitive app or by voice with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.

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Topics: Smart Home, Around the Home, Safety & Security, News

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, Around the Home, Safety & Security

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