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Introducing New Honeywell-Branded Cabinet Light Fixtures

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We are proud to announce a new line of Honeywell-branded Under Cabinet Lighting. Each product comes with a limited-lifetime warranty to provide peace of mind. Ideal for under cabinets and over cabinet lighting, this line of products uses long-lasting, energy efficient LED technology to eliminate the need for replacement bulbs. New product offerings now include premium LED light fixtures and accent lighting featuring linkable, dimmable, and flexible installation of stylish and modern lighting options. 

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Topics: LED Lighting, News

Jasco Raises Minimum Hourly Wage to $15 for Team Members

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We're pleased to announce that Jasco recently increased the minimum hourly wage from $13 to $15. This starting pay more than doubles the current federal and state of Oklahoma minimum wage of $7.25. 

In addition to the starting pay of $15 per hour, a monthly profit-sharing program is offered to all team members, which averages around 15 percent additional pay each month. With the profit-sharing program and the increased wage, this typically translates to a starting wage of $17.25 per hour. 

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Topics: News

Get the Most Out of Free TV | Plan to Rescan: Part Two.

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If you’re one of the 33 million cord-cutters and you rely on a TV antenna for local programming, or if you simply use an antenna as a backup for potential cable or satellite outages, then you should plan to rescan. Antenna users typically have access to more than 30 free over-the-air channels. Larger metro areas could have up to 100!

As channels change frequencies or are added to the airwaves, a quick channel scan can easily capture those updates and keep you from missing out on the best in free TV.

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Topics: News, Cutting the Cord

How to Protect Yourself (and Your Tech) from a Lightning Storm

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Although summer brings with it exciting adventures, time with family and friends and more, it also brings thunderstorms. Nothing can ruin a great day outside like a thunderstorm, especially if lightning is involved. That is why the National Weather Service conducts an annual campaign called Lightning Safety Week that has run through the first week of summer every year since 2001. The goal of Lightning Safety Week is to bring awareness to one of the most frequent, yet underrated, storm-related killers — lightning.

Each day of Lightning Safety Week shines a light on a different aspect of lightning safety. Knowledge is power, and a greater understanding of what lightning is and why it is so dangerous is key to protecting yourself and your home against it.

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Topics: Safety & Security, News, Power

New GE Z-Wave Smart Switches are Revolutionizing Smart Homes

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We're excited to announce the new and enhanced line of GE-Branded Z-Wave smart controls with revolutionary QuickFit™ and SimpleWire™ technology. With a patent-pending design and advanced technology, our newest line of smart light switches and dimmers provide the easiest installation and most secure smart home solution to make building a smart home more user-friendly and easier than ever.

Our latest generation of Z-Wave smart controls are being introduced in five in-wall configurations with toggle and paddle style switches and changeable faceplates to accommodate any home. Unlike other options on the market, the add-on smart switches provide the same control as a master switch with the functionality of dimming from remote locations. Up to five add-on switches can also be connected to the same light, fan or appliance. 

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Topics: Smart Home, Safety & Security, News

The Guide to Smart Home Living: Home Automation Protocols 101

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Home automation continues to be a common buzzword with new home technology. Smart home technology, however, has transformed significantly in the last decade so that even your ordinary home electronics can be automated through a specific smart home hub, your Wi-Fi network, and virtual assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home.

According to Parks Associates, one-third of U.S. households are now familiar with smart home devices, but what does home automation mean for you and your home?

Here's a sneak peek into our  smart home guide where we explain the basics of home automation, the differences in smart home protocols and discuss other important factors to consider to help you choose the right fit for your home and family.
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Topics: Smart Home, News

Jasco Joins the "Light" Side of the Force With Star Wars Night Lights

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Jasco recently launched a new line of Star Wars licensed products and is excited to embrace the “light” side of the force with new color-changing night lights and Projectables® night lights.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home, News

4 Easy Hacks to Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

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The beginning of the year is a time for many people to self-reflect and be encouraged to make positive changes in their lives. However, did you know the U.S. News and World Report found that 80% of New Year's Resolutions fail by February. One of the most common reasons why resolutions fail are simply because people feel overwhelmed with the change they are trying to make, according to Psychology Today.

But here's the good news. It is still possible to keep those resolutions going strong by focusing on easy areas to start and establishing small goals. This will make change seem more manageable and you'll be surprised how a few small changes can make a big difference in your life.

Some of the most popular resolutions of getting more exercise, improving health, saving more money and getting organized can be achieved with these 4 easy hacks to keeping your new year's resolution.

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Topics: News

Our Most Popular Blog Posts You Never Meant to Miss

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It can be challenging to keep up with new content online and products on the market, especially those within technology and its ever-evolving ways. Through our blog, we connect you with highlights and exciting news along the way. This year we launched new variations of popular lighting and devices like Enbrighten Color Changing Landscape Lights all the way to completely new ecosystems like myTouchSmart Wi-Fi Smart Controls and much more. We've recapped below some of Jasco's best news and helpful information from this year with our most popular blog posts you never meant to miss.

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Topics: Insider, News

Blue Light May Be Ruining Your Sleep, Combat it with a SleepLite

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Did you know that the screens we look at every day could have a negative impact on our sleep quality? Luckily, with the help of amber lighting – the end to a poor night’s sleep could be closer than you think.

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, News