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Old 03-28-2017, 08:52 AM   #21
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Sounds like a dumb idea but what about exit signs? If it's smoky and a person is confused, it could be easier to find the door.

Or maybe it is a dumb idea...
You knew it was so dumb that you said it twice

FWIW, I have put battery backup lights in many houses. I usually sell it as an upgrade when installing a portable generator connection, I will install one by the electrical panel. But I have also installed them by the basement steps and in central hallways. I use the small 2-eyeball style.
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:53 AM   #22
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Audible and visual strobe light system to indicate when the doorbell, telephone or smoke /CO2 detectors have been activated

How would I go about doing this?
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You knew it was so dumb that you said it twice

FWIW, I have put battery backup lights in many houses. I usually sell it as an upgrade when installing a portable generator connection, I will install one by the electrical panel. But I have also installed them by the basement steps and in central hallways. I use the small 2-eyeball style.
I like that idea...
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I do more and more seniors homes. They resemble patient car areas with nurse calls pull cord stations. Dementia wards with fake bus stops and locked keypad exits. Most buildings now spec lower lighting controls for accessibility, I have done from 41-47 inches. I try to put these in common areas. They are dawn/dusk and can be bought without receptacles.
I have installed the "full decora night light only" ones above bars for accent lighting. They work that well. Stairs are the best place. Outdoors its nice to build a walkway trellis with LED rope. When partially covered there is less shoveling and something to grab onto if one loses balance.

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Thank god you didn't mention giving them a seniors discount. Everyone knows they have had more than enough time to save up the money for any and all repairs- the price should actually be double for them.
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Aging clients ? ... Just put in what the aging electrician would need at his place

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Dealing with aged clients requires some tact above all !
At that age, they are well and truelly set in there ways,
Don't try to change that !
sometimes they have there funny little attitudes,
Put up with it !
Talk to them carefully and politely, people of that generation
expect you to talk to them with cortesy and respect.
Just do it !
They quite often are financially secure,
So it can lead to YOU making good money.
you just may have to bite your lip a bit !
1 - Put up with it.
2 - Give them what they want.
3 - Be polite.

Remember word of mouth from these people WILL bring you more work.
So thing BIG picture and suck it up !

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