Commercial

Direct Current has been serving the electrical needs of commercial properties throughout the Northern Virginia and DC Metro area since 1991. We work on and in office buildings, retail, apartments, hotels, condos, critical care facilities, restaurants, warehouses, schools and government facilities. We can design and install any type of electrical system required in your commercial building. We install high-efficiency systems designed to be the most cost effective for your property. We are committed to building the most reliable electrical system for your needs. 

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Bucket Truck Services

Bucket Truck

Bucket Truck servicing up to 35’ high is available. Parking lot pole light servicing can now be done quicker, which means a savings in cost for you and less time for your clients to be “in the dark”. We have stocked service bucket trucks with highly trained electricians to take care of your needs. There are many types of ballasts, bulbs, sockets and sensors that control your outdoor lighting. One light or 100, we service them all with the same professionalism.

Infrared Thermal Imaging

Infrared Thermal Imaging

Infrared thermal imaging is ideal for troubleshooting electrical installations, electro-mechanical equipment, HVAC/R equipment and others. We perform preventative maintenance and problem determination on all types of switch gear and electrical panels throughout the year. If you have a problem we can solve it, but if you want us to catch the problem before it becomes one, we can do that as well. We can provide you with infrared and visual pictures of the problem areas if we find any.

Fire Alarm & Smoke Detection

Fire Alarm & Smoke Detection

Stay up to date with an inspection of your fire alarm system. Certified electricians in fire alarm testing are available for you to have complete peace of mind knowing the fire alarm is working as designed. We also provide service and repair to existing systems. We can retrofit new replacements or whole new systems.


Services & Capabilities

  • Preventive maintenance
  • Repair & replacement work
  • Lighting installation & repair
  • Additional circuits
  • New building repair
  • Tenant improvements/build outs

Systems Installed & Serviced

  • Lighting systems
  • Motor controls
  • Computer/data processing power systems
  • Low voltage distribution systems
  • Power for security, fire, access controls
  • Telecommunications
  • HVAC
  • Voice, data & video cabling

Our Projects

Commercial Work

We have helped design and build a variety of different systems, including:

  • Complete retrofit of the parking lot lights from metal halide to LED at The Lab School in D.C.
  • Upgrade lighting to LED and ACC standards in The Lab School Gymnasium in D.C.
  • Complete retrofit of gym lights to LED at The National Presbyterian School.
  • Upgrade 100 KVA standby Generator with ATS at the Thoreau Place in Reston, VA.
  • 30KW standby and distribution system at the U.S.P.S. stamp distribution center in Dulles VA.
  • A 40,000-square foot center and a 10,000 child care center with all tenant build-outs including dentist offices and restaurants at 201 & 205 N. Maple Ave., Purcellville VA.
  • 100KW standby generator, 80KVA UPS and Data Center distribution system at 7600 Colshire Dr., Mclean VA.
  • The swap-out of one and the installation of another 125KVA PDU without power interruption at 4795 Meadow Woods Lane, Chantilly VA.
  • Design and install grounding and surge protection system at the National Presbyterian Center, 4101 Nebraska Ave., NW D.C.

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Direct Current responded very promptly to our call for emergency service. The county inspector even mentioned the high quality (and neatness) of their work. Highly recommend! — Tenzin T. on Yelp

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