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Understanding Bundled Cable

Understanding Bundled Cable

By Rudy Hanecak, General Manager of One-Pull Wire and Cable Solutions “Would you like HBO included in your bundled cable package?” Nope, we’re not talking about that type of bundled cable. We’re talking about 20-conductor-or-more wire bundles that electrical contractors pull through tray and conduits, like these giants below: Whether it is building wire, Cat5E, […]

April 18, 2019
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Taking an Independent Path: Strategies for Low Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market

Taking an Independent Path: Strategies for Low Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market

   LED lighting industry looks to independent distributors to address chronic shortages in the availability of electronic components     By Mike Thomas   Direct sourcing of electronic components for the LED lighting industry used to be pretty simple.  An OEM would order direct from the manufacturer or through authorized distributors to obtain any required components. […]

March 1, 2019
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Improving on the Original Westinghouse Iso-Phase Bus Design

Improving on the Original Westinghouse Iso-Phase Bus Design

by Del Williams, 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 electrical […]

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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