Smoke Alarm Safety

Mar 14, 11 Smoke Alarm Safety

House fires happen. That’s an unfortunate fact of life. Most people know that in order to keep their families and homes as safe as possible, they need to have a smoke detector in every bedroom, every major room, and in the hallways leading to rooms and bedrooms. This, of course, allows you to hear the alarm if a fire breaks out, even when you are sleeping. However, not everyone knows that fire alarms need occasional maintenance.

Most household smoke detectors installed today use a battery backup in case of a power loss. These batteries need to be checked or replaced on a regular basis, twice a year according to most experts, so what better opportunity than daylight saving time to do those quick checks? Next time you change your household clocks, check your smoke detector batteries as well. If there is any doubt that the battery is fresh, throw it out and replace it with a new one. Another good idea is to switch from standard alkaline batteries to Lithium batteries. Lithium batteries can be more expensive, but they can also last up to ten years, saving money in the long run and keeping your home safer.

You may also use this time to determine whether your home is as safe as it could be. Sure, you may have the best smoke detectors installed in all the right places, but what happens if you have a Carbon Monoxide leak? Carbon Monoxide (CO) is known as the silent killer because it is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas which can go undetected by humans. While even the human body uses this natural substance to some extent, high levels of carbon monoxide starve the body of oxygen and can be just as dangerous as a fire. Many detectors today combine both smoke detection and carbon monoxide detection, but they can also be installed separately, depending on your specific needs.

Don’t let this year’s “spring forward” be such a drag. Use the time change to your family’s advantage and test that your smoke detectors are working and have fresh batteries and even consider installing Carbon Monoxide detectors. You can get detectors as well as a good supply of batteries here at at below retail prices.

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Rope Light: A Unique Lighting Solution

Mar 09, 11 Rope Light: A Unique Lighting Solution

Rope light kits have been a favorite for accent lighting in restaurants and bars for years. They continue to provide excellent designer lighting in these situations. However, more and more, consumers are seeing these rope lights as a lighting option for their home. You can get rope light in many lengths and colors. The kits provide all the necessary equipment you need in order to get rope lighting installed. Many of them come with clear instructions that allow a typical handy homeowner with everything they need to install these ropes themselves. They make great accent lighting in multiple locations throughout your home. They also work outside as well.

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Full Spectrum Lighting

Feb 21, 11 Full Spectrum Lighting

Full spectrum lighting is an industry term for lighting which offers wavelengths from all parts of the light spectrum. Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation visible to the human eye. There is a range of the electromagnetic radiation wavelengths. The visible light lies between the infrared and ultraviolet frequencies in this range. Most household and commercial lighting only uses part of this range of visible light. This is due to the technology used in the bulb. The light coming from a light bulb can affect many things in both the plant and animal worlds.

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Motorcycle and ATV Batteries

Feb 07, 11 Motorcycle and ATV Batteries

Motorcycle and ATV batteries are just the beginning of our battery inventory here at We carry a wide range of batteries designed to fit into motorcycles, ATVs, and scooters. This will allow you to keep your ride running any way you want it to. We provide batteries for utility vehicles, snowmobiles, RVs, boats, and lawn and garden equipment. Our battery inventory is one of the most comprehensive on the market today. When you add this in with our inventory of lighting options, you can get many of your needs at one location online.

Our inventory of motorcycle and ATV batteries covers just about anything you can think of. No matter what size vehicle you have, we carry a battery that will handle its power equipment needs. Many people use their motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, and other personal vehicles for recreation. Even though they may not commute to work in them, they still need these vehicles to be reliable. That is why it is important to know where to get batteries to keep them running. When you shop through our inventory here at, you will find exactly what you need at lower than retail prices.

Specialty batteries are one of those things that many people do not need until the power runs out. Once they realize that they have no power, they start finding that they cannot get these batteries easily in their local communities. That is why it is important to know what type of batteries your personal vehicles use and then find a reliable source for those batteries just in case you need it. That is why many people are turning to for their battery and lighting needs. We carry such a wide selection that most people do not have to look anywhere else.

Our battery inventory does not stop at motorcycle and ATV batteries. We carry typical household batteries in sizes ranging from AA to 9 volt. We also offer a range of rechargeable batteries as well as lithium models. We carry batteries for watches, remote controls, flashlights, golf carts, medical equipment, emergency signage, security alarms, and toys. Our inventory also includes surge protectors and UPS devices for computers and other electronics. When you look to the inventory at, you will be pleasantly surprised at the many options available to you. If you have the need for batteries, look over our inventory today and get your order in.

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Moon Pulse HID Bulbs Make Outdoor Lighting Magical

Feb 07, 11 Moon Pulse HID Bulbs Make Outdoor Lighting Magical

Moon Pulse HID bulbs are an innovation in outdoor lighting that marry the moon-like glow of mercury vapor lamps with the efficiency of pulse start metal halide technology. Manufactured by Iwasaki Global Technology, these bulbs offer long life and fantastic lighting for outdoor spaces.

Moon Pulse lamps make landscaping plants look their best at night. The lights are not glaring. They provide a diffuse light which mimics the glow of the full moon. They also provide a glow to any structure at which you point them. Because traditional mercury ballasts can no longer be sold to or imported to the United States, Moon Pulse lamps are now the technology of choice for many landscape professionals who want a beautiful lighting option for their clients.

Moon Pulse HID light bulbs come in two shapes: elliptical and reflector. Both shapes come with a medium base for use in many exterior lighting fixtures. currently offers four wattages: 50W, 75W, 100W, and 175W. The elliptical bulb is perfect for lamps that line walkways. These give illumination in a 360-degree circle. The reflector, on the other hand, reflects most of the light through the top of the bulb. These are prefect fixtures for directional lighting. You can use any combination of these bulbs as long as you have pulse start metal halide ballast in place.

If you are a professional landscaper or an interested consumer, you need to take a serious look at the Moon Pulse HID bulbs. These lights offer beautiful illumination that closely mimics moonlight. Due to careful design and engineering, these bulbs can work in many lighting schemes. You can capture the beauty of mercury vapor lights without the dangers presented with the old mercury ballasts. If you want to enhance your landscape or offer customers the option, look at Moon Pulse for inspiration and guidance.

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Panasonic AA Industrial Batteries

Jan 20, 11 Panasonic AA Industrial Batteries

Performance when it counts! Panasonic Industrial batteries are specially designed with a power reservoir that enables them to last longer – even under the abuse they’re likely to take in industry and professional applications. High current and large capacity are standard in all Industrial line batteries, which means high performance and a 7-year shelf life.

Panasonic Industrial Alkaline products are dependable batteries that are specially labeled and commercially packaged for end users, businesses, organizations, agencies and distributors in the OEM/professional/industrial and government marketplace. Available in bulk and rugged contractor packs, Panasonic Industrial Alkaline batteries are designed to provide reliable power for a wide range of industrial/commercial devices.


  • Shelf life up to 7 years when stored at 68°F (20°C) 80% capacity – except for 9V batteries which are a 5 year shelf life
  • Date coded to guarantee freshness prior to use
  • Operates reliably in a temperature range of -20°C to 54°C (-4°F to 130°F)
  • Economical bulk packaging

Battery Uses:

  • Flashlights
  • Radios
  • Meters
  • Medical devices
  • Wireless microphones
  • Smoke alarms
  • Remote hand-held devices
  • Security systems
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