Electrical Archive

Best USB-C & USB-A Receptacle Wall Outlets with PD & QC

If you’re like most people, most of your devices charge via USB. USB charging has revolutionized the way we think about power, and made it easy to charge a variety of devices. When your laptop, your smartphone, and your tablet all share the same power supply, charging is simple. You can just use a single cable, instead of juggling multiple chargers. But using a USB …

Best Bluetooth Outdoor & Indoor Christmas Tree LED Lights

The holiday season is here, and decorations are on everybody’s mind. It’s time to get festive, play your favorite tunes, and trim the tree. Then, the inevitable happens. You open up last year’s box of Christmas lights, and all of them are dead. Now what? It’s time to invest in some new Christmas lights. But while you’re buying some anyway, why not get lights with …

Guide to the Best Outdoor Waterproof Power Strips (Surge Protectors)

If you’re installing sensitive electronics, a surge protector is a must. For instance, rackmount surge protectors have been standard on server installations for decades. Similarly, pretty much everybody uses a surge protecting power strip for their PC and game console. But when you’re working outdoors, you run into an additional wrinkle. Your surge protector needs to be as weatherproof as whatever it’s protecting. Otherwise, it’s …

Review of the Novostella 13W Smart LED Light Bulb

From the day Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb until the mid-2000s, very little changed. You had a very thin wire inside a glass vacuum bulb. When an electrical current hit the wire, it became white hot, giving off enough light to fill a room. The concept may have required thousands of tests to get right, but it was tried and true. Unfortunately, old-school incandescent bulbs …