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Emergency Lighting Installation

In a world of uncertainties and vulnerabilities, there is no telling when your commercial premises may face an emergency evacuation. From building fires and power outages to gas leaks and natural disasters, your emergency preparedness and response may be put to the test by a number of different situations. Building codes, such as those issued by the National Fire Protection Association and the National Electrical Code (NEC) make it mandatory to have emergency lighting solutions. There is no getting around this essential investment for your premises. Not only does this include backup power platforms, but also the exit signs, ballasts, and other emergency systems for Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS). 

However, emergency lighting solutions can be highly advantageous for your business and they usually pay for themselves. The qualified professionals at J&S Electrical Contractors offer some insights in this context. 

Key Benefits of Commercial Emergency Lighting Solutions 

While emergency lighting guides the way through corridors and walkways, on certain occasions it could literally be the difference between life and death. Besides being an important part of managing hazardous situations, emergency lighting installation can help your business in numerous other ways:

  • No Work Disruptions or Drop in Productivity: Emergency lighting solutions include uninterrupted power supply systems, as well as backup generators and inverters that kick in whenever there are any problems with the primary power supply to your premises. This means you can avoid unplanned downtimes and productivity issues related to power or lighting. 
  • Investment Recovery is a Breeze: Whether it is through reduced non-productive hours or drop in insurance premiums, you will recoup your investments in emergency lighting quite quickly and in various ways. Most modern systems use LED technology, have longer lifespans, and offer higher durability and environmental friendliness than traditional systems.
  • No Unnecessary Panic or Chaos during Evacuation: Emergency lighting systems power the illuminated exit signs in commercial premises. Should an incident occur that requires an urgent evacuation, emergency lighting will help your employees, customers, visitors, and building occupants vacate in a safe and orderly manner.

Cost Efficient Commercial Electrical Solutions by J&S Electrical 

At J&S Electrical Contractors, Inc., we offer an extensive range of commercial electrical services. This includes installation of fire alarms, backup generators, emergency lighting systems, as well as design, maintenance and repairs of electrical systems for new facilities. Our licensed and safety-trained electricians provide tailor-made electrical solutions for power, lighting, as well as energy efficiency. 

We cater to a wide range of commercial establishments across New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Whether you need new electrical system designs, upgrades, routine maintenance, or emergency repairs, you can count on us for cost-efficient solutions and consistent customer service.

For affordable and reliable emergency lighting systems, count on the commercial electrical experts at J&S Electrical Contractors, Inc. Call 215-633-8330 or contact us online for a free quote.

Top Reasons to Upgrade the Electrical Panels in Your Multifamily Building

As a property manager or owner of a multifamily building, you are always looking for cost-effective improvements that minimize maintenance expenses and maximize the safety of your property. Exterior refreshes, attractive landscaping, and spacious parking are proven ways to enhance your property’s appeal. However, investments such as upgrading the electrical panels in your multifunctional building also present a number of advantages. 

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Light up Your Business Premises for Enhanced Security

While managing a business location, ensuring the security of your premises is of the utmost importance. Whether it is a corporate office, retail space, mall, restaurant, or some other commercial complex, proper lighting solutions are a critical aspect of keeping your employees, customers, and visitors safe. Thoughtfully planned lighting solutions will enhance the safety of your premises and ensure that nobody has to walk through dark or dimly lit hallways, shops, or even parking lots.

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Commercial Solar Power Upgrades Can be Highly Beneficial for your Business

As a responsible business owner or property manager, you may always be looking at options to decrease overhead costs, increase efficiencies, and reduce your ecological footprint. If you are unsure whether to invest in solar energy, ask yourself some of these questions:

  • Does your business consume the majority of electricity between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.?
  • Do you want to reduce your dependencies on the grid and power your business at a predictable and fixed cost?
  • Does your facility have enough roof space for accommodating the panels that you will need to solar power your business?

If you answered “yes” to all, a commercial solar energy upgrade may be the perfect solution for your business. The experts at J&S Electrical Contractors explain the many benefits of switching to solar power.

Top 7 Advantages of Powering your Business with Solar Energy 

  1. Reduce Operating Expenses: Whether you have a solar power system with or without a battery backup, you will still start saving money on your energy bills almost immediately after installation as it will reduce the amount of municipal power that your building receives. In fact, electricity meter-linked solar panels will reduce the amount of municipal power that your building receives during low consumption periods and send excess power back to the municipal grid, making your meter run backward (net metering). Most states in the U.S. offer rebates for installing and linking your solar panels to your electricity meter and utility lines.
  1. Future-proof Your Energy Costs: Electricity costs continue to rise year on year. Current rates in the eastern states of the U.S. range anywhere between 8 cents and 12 cents per kilowatt. Whether your business uses electricity to power heavy equipment and machinery, or just for electronic devices and interior-exterior lighting, solar energy will inflation-proof your yearly power costs for about 20 to 25 years (typical life of the solar panels).
  1. Reduce External Dependencies: From technical glitches and excessive grid loads, to inclement weather or planned load shedding, numerous aspects could lead to power outages for your facility. Investing in solar energy will help your business be self-reliant and reduce vulnerabilities by being less dependent on the power grid. 
  1. Improve your Business Reputation: The movement to reduce fossil fuel consumption and carbon footprint continues to grow. Every day, more and more people vow to make environmentally-conscious lifestyle choices. Hence, investing in a commercial solar power upgrade will: 
  • Enhance the green credentials and public image of your business 
  • Help you attract a segment of employees, clients, or residents who wish to work for or do business with companies that share their go-green philosophies and mindset 
  1. Get Rebates, Incentives, and Tax Advantages: As part of its solar investment tax credits, the IRS has promised a 22% tax credit on the cost of solar panels and installation in 2021 and a 10% tax credit for all subsequent years. Similarly, your business can take advantage of the Solar Energy Renewable Credits (SERCs) for selling your excess solar power to your electric company. 
  1. Enjoy Low Maintenance and Reliability: Modern solar panels offer a lifespan of 15 to 25 years depending on their type. Resistant to high winds, thunderstorms, or even ice buildup, solar panels offer an efficient, low-maintenance, and durable alternative to electricity. The only recommended maintenance task is to spray them with a water hose once every quarter just to clear the dust and dirt. In the last decade or so, the cost of solar panels has come down by over 65%, making them highly affordable with each passing year. Many solar panel providers also offer attractive financing schemes or leasing options to suit your needs and budget. 
  1. Increase Property Value: If you ever intend to cash in on your property, solar panels will help your commercial space sell faster. Since the facility promises energy efficiency, potential buyers will be able to start saving from day 1, on both, their short-term and long-term operating costs.

Affordable and Reliable Solar Power Solutions by Full-Service Commercial Electricians

At J&S Electrical Contractors, Inc., we specialize in solar power solutions for commercial and industrial establishments in and around Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and across several other Eastern states. Our team of licensed and qualified technicians study the energy requirements of your business, the amount of roof space available and your solar panel budget, in order to design customized solutions to help you meet your energy efficiency goals. 

In addition to reliable, right-sized commercial solar power upgrades, we provide the complete suite of commercial electrical services, including 24/7 emergency support. 

For all your commercial solar energy requirements, partner with the experienced team at J&S Electrical Contractors, Inc. Call 215-633-8330 or contact us online for a free quote.

Should Businesses Consider Building Wiring Stations for Electric Cars?

Over the years, several automobile industry studies have indicated that the future of cars is electric. BCG’s latest forecast report suggests that electric car (xEVs) sales will make up 30% of the total car sales by 2025 and 51% by 2030. xEVs include the pure Electric Vehicles (EVs), as well as plug-in Hybrid (PHV) ones. If current forecasts stand true, xEVs sales will soon surpass the sales of the traditional, Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs)-powered vehicles. For forward thinking organizations, this is an opportunity to get ahead of the curve by installing EV charging stations at your business premises. 

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Residential Versus Commercial Electrical Wiring

While all wiring may look the same, there are some key differences between residential and commercial electrical wiring. From the electrical codes and energy demand levels, to the grade or quality of materials, and wiring installation environment, every aspect varies between a residential or commercial electrical setup. In fact, not every electrician can do both types of work. Residential electricians go through licensing and certification from the relevant local and state agencies. Commercial electricians not only need to complete their certification, but also a commercial electrician apprenticeship program before they can take on jobs as licensed electricians.

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Corporate Offices

J & S Electrical Contractors, Inc.
3170 Knights Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

Regional Offices

  • Allentown, PA: (610)432-6500

  • Woodbury, NJ: (856)845-1100

  • Princeton, NJ: (609)688-1100

Hours of Operation

  • Monday 7:00am-5:00pm

  • Tuesday 7:00am-5:00pm

  • Wednesday 7:00am-5:00pm

  • Thursday 7:00am-5:00pm

  • Friday 7:00am-5:00pm