Total home surge protection is more important today than it ever has been, with the need increasing every year. If you are located here in the Lower Mainland you may be wondering why? Lightning and major power outages aren’t as minimal as you might think.
Those who reside here in the lower mainland would know that massive storms and other natural disasters thankfully are not a common occurrence….or so we thought. In August of 2016 most of us were caught in what was said to be the worst storm in a decade, leaving over 500,000 customers without power, some for as long as 48 hours.
It wasn’t too long ago that manufacturers pushed CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) technology. They raved about its lower use of energy and lifespan when compared to the long-lived incandescent bulb which dates back to the 1800s. While the incandescent served its purpose for so many years, the ever increasing demand for a more efficient lighting solution has been the #1 priority for the big name manufacturers like G.E.
The unfortunate reality is the CFL was a complete flop. Only entering the market in 1976 they are already being phased out. G.E. just announced they will be stopping production this year.