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6 Ways to Spark Verbal Communication Skills

6 Ways to Spark Verbal Communication Skills

© 2017 Nancy Dunlop   As an electrician, you may frequently work alone. But for those times when you need to connect with customers, co-workers, and suppliers, good conversational skills are important. Each time you engage in a person-to-person discussion, you create the opportunity to improve relationships, enhance how others feel about you, and potentially […]

June 16, 2017
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Beyond Light

Beyond Light

  A recap of LIGHTFAIR® 2017 by Kevin Boyce, Director of Product Management at Universal Lighting Technologies At this year’s edition of LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®)—the lighting industry’s largest annual architectural and commercial trade show—we saw the latest in lighting design, innovation and achievements, from decorative and task lights to ballasts and LED drivers. In the […]

June 15, 2017
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California Regulators Simplify Title 24 Lighting Codes to Reduce Energy Project Costs and Speed ROI

California Regulators Simplify Title 24 Lighting Codes to Reduce Energy Project Costs and Speed ROI

  Thomas Wray,  ABM Industries The California Energy Commission (CEC) has included a new provision in the 2016 update of the Title 24 energy code that simplifies and reduces the fiscal impact of one of the more expensive requirements for lighting retrofits. While the new code is more stringent for new construction, retrofit projects can […]

May 31, 2017
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Keeping Clients Safe from Electrical Hazards

Keeping Clients Safe from Electrical Hazards

by Chad Rinedour, CEO/Principal of Turn It On Electric, Phoenix, AZ At home or in the office, electricity powers our lives everyday. The coffee pots we use in the morning, the heater that keeps the house warm, the lighting in the office and the television that we watch at night are all powered by an […]

May 25, 2017
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Design Junction

Design Junction

  Written by John Lau, Managing Director, Firefly Lighting Design It always amazes me the degree of impact we as lighting designers have on a space relative to the budget and volume of input say compared to the architect or M&E consultant. However, much like a sound engineer at a concert we have a significant […]

December 20, 2016
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