Electrical Safety: A Lighting Lesson for Your Studio
Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on lighting in your studio to help prevent electrical fires and electrical shock.
Studios are places we can use for creativity and inspiration, whether we are working artists or hobbyists, and with the space comes the need for proper lighting.
Some studio owners are interested in more natural light to work from while others are big on lighting from fixtures and lamps for more focused detailed work.
How can you determine what should go where in terms of layout and electrical safety for the lighting you need?
It’s wise to do an assessment of your space and determine where you will need outlets to plug in additional lighting for each of your stations, whether you plug directly into an outlet or use a power strips for multi-plug usage.
The key is to match the power you need with the power you have so as not to risk the electrical hazard of overload. Have additional outlets installed by a qualified licensed electrician if you find you do not have the power where you need it.
Power strips should be used with caution; and extension cords should only be used temporarily. Placement of these items is also critical so as not to damage the wires, keeping them out of footpaths or in the reach of children or pets for prevention of electrical shock and fire.
Taking the time to determine your electrical lighting needs for your studio space can make the difference in the electrical safety of your set-up. Be sure to discuss your needs with a qualified, licensed electrician if necessary.
Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a studio owner to help prevent fires and shock!
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