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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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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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