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Leave your residential needs to us & enjoy Memorial Day Weekend. Nipper Electric, no job is too big or too small

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Pool pathways can be dangerous. Here are tips to help you prevent slips and falls around your pool. #SummerSafety

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New Blog-post (CAT 5 and CAT 6 Wiring) has been published on Nipper Electric
Professional Local Ethernet and Coaxial Cable Installations in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, VA
If you’re looking for faster internet, better wifi or trying to extend ethernet cable a professional Ethernet connection might be the answer. Nipper Electric offers local and professional Ethernet and coaxial cable installations for all your tech, including:

Smart TVS
Surround Sound Speakers
Smart Systems
And Much More

Our professional electricians stay up to date with all the latest in technology. We’ve been providing excellent electrical contractor and electrical work in the Virginia Beach Area for over 19 years. Leave your technical installations to us!
Ethernet Installations
Rj45 Ethernet connections are most common forms of cabling used in local LAN networks. It is the cable that is found to connect different devices to a router or network, creating a LAN or Local Area Network. You can design your LAN to be on a wireless network or on a wired network. Ethernet can be classified in different categories CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6, CAT6a. Many times you may hear terms CAT5 installation or CAT6 installation, which in simple terms means the installation of an Ethernet cable. The experts at Nipper Electric can install the perfect Ethernet options that work for your home or business. We also offer affordable options for you with our discounts and clear-cut-pricing.
Using Ethernet cables to connect your TV, computer, or other devices that use large amounts of bandwidth helps free up wifi bandwidth for other devices, like phones, tablets, or laptops. Our experts can increase your tech by combining different systems on Ethernet cables and Coaxial cables.
Extend Ethernet Cable
There are endless reasons why you may need to extend your ethernet cable/connection. We will not go into explaining why, but how. There are simple ways of adding few more feet to your ethernet cable and there are professional solutions. Here are five most commonly used techniques of extending your ethernet cable:

Coaxial Cable Extenders – up to a mile
Fiber Media Converters – several miles
UTP Ethernet Extenders
DIY – cut 2 lines, spliced em together, use electrical tape – few feet
Wireless Ethernet extension – several miles

Coaxial Cable Installations
The copper based Coaxial Cable is the wire that is most often used for entertainment systems, like TVs or especially surround sound speakers. These wires can help create seamless sound in your home theater or living room.
Your trusted electrician in Virginia Beach can use coaxial cables to hook up your sound system without all those unsightly wires and mess that often comes with personal entertainment systems. Nipper Electric has the experience to carefully lay out your sound system. We can run the cable through your crown molding or even through the wall by using special wiring made specifically for interior wiring.  Benefits of using Coaxial Cable include:

Easily Compatible with Different Devices
Prevents Outside Interference on Your TV
Provides Top Quality Picture
Helps Prevent Static

Coaxial cables can be difficult to install, so it for best results, leave it to our professional electricians.
CAT 5 vs. CAT 6
Both versions are basically Ethernet cable, but with different amount of plastic/isolation around them and different size of twisted wires on the inside. They will both end with the same connector and fit in the same devices. They will vary in the internet speeds that they transmit to your computer, TV, router, etc.

CAT 5 – The slowest transmission is CAT 5 with 10/100 Mbps speeds. CAT 5e, where “e” stands for enhanced and is currently most commonly used in the new installations. It can handle 1000 Mbps speeds at 100 Mhz
CAT 6 – Cable is a major improvement over CAT 5e. It can handle up to 10 Gbps speeds at 250 Mhz. These cables have an internal separator to minimize cross-wire interference which in CAT 5 is a major downfall.
CAT 7 – Latest and greatest in Ethernet wiring is CAT 7 which support speeds up to 10Gbps at 1000Mhz. Cat7 has pair-sharing capability, which means it can power several different devices at the same time.

Professional Tech Installations for Your Home or Business
If you want a perfect sound system or just faster internet, the experts at Nipper Electric are here to take care of your CAT 5 or CAT 6 wiring needs. We specialize in providing comprehensive wiring solutions for your home or business. Call us today at 757-842-1710 or make an appointment online. We will have you streaming your favorite movies in no time.
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These pool lighting designs are out of this world & turn any pool into a retreat. Check them out for inspiration.

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LED pool lights are becoming the standard, check out these reasons to switch to LED lighting for your pool.

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New Blog-post (Pool Lighting Options to Brighten Summer Swimming) has been published on Nipper Electric
Brighten Summer Swimming With Pool Lights
Pools need specialized lighting for safety purposes. You can also add special touches that enhance and improve your pool all summer long. Nipper Electric will safely install pool and hot tub wiring and/or lighting that will bring your pool a whole new look. We are fully licensed and insured with over 20 years of experience in the Virginia Beach Area. To help you create the perfect backyard retreat, here are a few options you can consider for your pool and/or hot tub.
Fiber Optic Lighting- For lower energy use and design options, fiber optic lighting is a great choice for your pool. You can create a cool neon look for your pool with fiber optic lighting strips or a star ceiling design.
Hanging Lights- Strands of hanging lights can be very pretty around your pool or hot tub. However, you can’t just hang up any type of light strand. Outdoor lights have to be water proof and weather proof. To stay safe, follow these rules for hanging lights outdoors or over any area of water.
Lighting Around the Pool- Besides creating a beautiful setting, the lights surrounding your pool also add extra safety for you and your guests. Nipper Electric provides beautiful landscape lighting options for pool patios and decks. Consider adding lights in the following areas:

Border lighting along the outside or your pool patio.
Lights along the edge of the pool itself.
Lights near seating or dining areas.

Floating Lights- Floating lights can add a fun touch to your pool and can be changed to fit any occasion. While these lights shouldn’t be used as a primary source of light for your pool they can certainly transform your pool into an oasis.
LED Lights- LED pool lighting is the top choice for most pools today. The bulbs are versatile, long lasting, and provide a wide range of design options. If you still have incandescent lighting in your pool, consider having LED bulbs installed through a professional LED conversion.
The design possibilities for your pool are endless. Make sure that you consult a professional electrician to have your pool lighting properly wired and installed. At Nipper Electric, we will provide you with safe and beautiful pool and hot tub lighting and wiring while you relax. Call us today at 757-842-1710 or make an appointment online, we’ll turn your backyard pool into your personal retreat.

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Memorial Day weekend is coming up. Do you have your pool ready? Here's a few ways

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Pool and Hot tub wiring can be confusing and dangerous. Leave the hard work to our expert electricians.

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Upgrading to LED pool lights can save you money and increase your lighting options!

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Want to make a splash at your pool party? Check out these waterproof gadgets! #TechTuesday
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