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Improving on the Original Westinghouse Iso-Phase Bus Design

Improving on the Original Westinghouse Iso-Phase Bus Design

by Alex Love-Rogers, Power PR   Not only does the Westinghouse design live on, but iterative improvements to insulators, mountings and housings make this IPB design even more rugged and reliable Isolated-phase bus (IPB) systems are the critical first link in the power transmission chain.  As a highly reliable method of construction for moving bulk […]

January 22, 2019
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Key Considerations to Navigate the Site and Area Lighting Environment

Key Considerations to Navigate the Site and Area Lighting Environment

  by Jay Sachetti, Senior Marketing Manager, Connected Communities, Eaton’s Lighting Division The site and area lighting environment can be complicated, often leaving electrical contractors wondering where to begin. When recommending, installing and maintaining site and area lighting controls, whether connected or non-connected, there are a number of considerations electrical contractors should be aware of […]

January 7, 2019
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7 Zones, 100,000 Square Feet: Lighting Customization Goes Big

7 Zones, 100,000 Square Feet: Lighting Customization Goes Big

by John Watkins, President, FSC Lighting How do you light a 100,000-square-foot building that has multiple facilities, each of which requires a different light level depending on usage or time of day? You go custom. When Arena Sports, a family-owned group of indoor sports arenas in the Seattle area, completed their fifth location, they knew […]

December 31, 2018
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Tariffs Are Here – Now What To Do?

Tariffs Are Here – Now What To Do?

 by Mike Watson, e-conolight   For the past decade, lighting has undergone a remarkable renaissance through the introduction of LED technology. Until now, this rapid transformation has brought unimagined benefits to businesses and consumers, from significant advancement in performance to continuous product availability and cost. While it’s human nature to take this progress for granted, […]

December 4, 2018
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Five of the Most Common Insurance Types for Electrical Businesses

Five of the Most Common Insurance Types for Electrical Businesses

Five of the Most Common Insurance Types for Electrical Businesses By Jim Loughlin   Electrical companies face a number of risks on a daily basis. Between property damage at a job site, auto accidents in company vehicles, employee injuries, theft of equipment, and any mistakes or errors that are made on a contract, it is […]

December 4, 2018
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The Estimator vs. The Project Manager

The Estimator vs. The Project Manager

by Don Kiper The connection between estimating and project management is inseparable.  The project manager would be out of a job without the estimator.  Both a quality estimator and quality project manager are necessary for the company to make a profit.  Hopefully, that is the goal. Blame and accolades are also part of electrical contracting.  […]

November 12, 2018
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The Biggest Threats To a Small Electrical Distributor (and how to overcome them)

The Biggest Threats To a Small Electrical Distributor (and how to overcome them)

Small electrical distributors are facing big changes in the marketplace. With more customers purchasing from alternative channels such as home centers, online distributors, catalog houses, and direct sales (from manufacturers,) some distributors are struggling to acquire new buyers and retain existing customers. Many of these alternatives offer competitive pricing. They also make it easy for […]

October 12, 2018
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