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A Simple Path to Smart Lighting

A Simple Path to Smart Lighting

  by Brian Vedder, Signify There’s a bright future for connected lighting. In 2017, the global market for smart lighting and connected controls was valued at $8 billion and is expected to double by 2021.[1] Ultimately, that means a tremendous upside for ECs to deliver value in new ways by helping their customers navigate the […]

September 19, 2018
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Industrial LED Lighting Eliminates Toxic Exposure Risk

Industrial LED Lighting Eliminates Toxic Exposure Risk

 by: Luis Ramirez, Chief Operations Officer at Dialight Did you know that a single conventional high-pressure sodium (HPS) light bulb contains enough toxic mercury to poison an entire classroom of children?[1] Or, that HPS lamps emit high levels of harmful UV radiation?[2] With millions of these bulbs installed in hundreds of thousands of industrial facilities […]

July 25, 2018
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Reduce pest damage to electrical controls with increased knowledge of pest behavior and enclosure options.

Reduce pest damage to electrical controls with increased knowledge of pest behavior and enclosure options.

Written By: Roger Schroder Business Development Manager Robroy Enclosures Most electrical workers with some experience know that pests can quickly infiltrate and destroy electrical components inside control enclosures. Pests such as rats, snakes, and small insects will take over a control-housing unit because it provides them with protection from the weather and predators. Damage from […]

June 6, 2018
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Interstate Electrical Services Offers Tips on Disaster Prep for Businesses

Interstate Electrical Services Offers Tips on Disaster Prep for Businesses

   Routine Maintenance Can Make the Difference Between System Success and Failure   NORTH BILLERICA, MA – Interstate Electrical Services recommended that commercial building owners and tenants verify their building’s emergency hallway lights and other life-safety systems are fully operational and have been routinely maintained. In the event of a power outage, emergency lighting for […]

October 16, 2017
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Voltclaw Challenges Electricians to Share the Worst, Most Dangerous Installments They’ve Ever Worked On

Voltclaw Challenges Electricians to Share the Worst, Most Dangerous Installments They’ve Ever Worked On

  TORRANCE, CA — Electricians are regularly called in to straighten out the mistakes of well-meaning but clueless amateurs who don’t know the difference between an electrical code and a dress code. Now, Nonconductive Tool Company, the maker of Voltclaw® tools, is sponsoring the new “What Were They Thinking?” photo contest that pokes fun at amateurs […]

October 6, 2017
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Selecting the Right Inverter for Emergency Lighting Systems

Selecting the Right Inverter for Emergency Lighting Systems

New generation of pure sine wave inverters simplify installation and maintenance of emergency lighting systems; provide automated self-testing and reporting  In the event of a building-wide power outage, electrical engineers and contractors have several options when it comes to powering emergency lighting systems mandated by the NFPA and International Building Code (IBC). The first is […]

September 25, 2017
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A Change in Perception Can Build America’s Skilled Workforce

A Change in Perception Can Build America’s Skilled Workforce

 by Mark Klein is Co-President of Lincolnshire-based Klein Tools   The skills gap is real – and Americans still haven’t seen the worst of it. According to SkillsUSA, a national organization that provides career and technical education to more than 360,000 high school and college students, there are 5.6 million unfilled skilled jobs today – […]

August 31, 2017
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