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  • Lutron Simplifies Local and National Energy Code Compliance with New Tools, Products, and Webinar

    Making Code Compliance Simple and Easy

    National, state and local energy codes are constantly changing, making it a challenge to stay on top of the latest requirements. Lutron’s Vive wireless lighting control solution offers lighting and new receptacle control capabilities to meet even the most stringent energy codes with ease and flexibility. Lutron launched its Vive wireless solution help customers maximize productivity, comfort and energy efficiency in any building while easily meeting required energy codes—including California’s Title 24, as well as the latest versions of ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC.

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  • Sensing Becomes an Opportunity in Latest Energy Codes

    Occupancy and vacancy sensors are set to become significantly more important elements in commercial electrical designs over the next several years, thanks to increasingly stringent efficiency requirements in state and national energy codes. As a result, electrical contractors should take some time to understand the latest code updates and the products available to meet new demands.

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  • Street Light LED Retrofits Provide Multiple Benefits

    Three recent case studies from Acuity Brands’ American Electric Lighting (AEL) enumerate the multiple benefits municipalities can get from replacing aging street light lamps with new LEDs.

    In Elk Grove, California, for instance, the city purchased and installed 9800 LED luminaires to replace HPS (high pressure sodium) fixtures and achieve energy savings of 60 to 70 percent.

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  • Keeping Current on Voltage-Testing Options

    Among the most basic tasks for electrical contractors is testing for the presence – or absence – of electrical voltage. Whether it’s simply to determine if a system is de-energized and safe to work on, or part of a more complicated troubleshooting exercise, voltage testing is a critical element in any contractor’s job. Choosing the right tester can be more than an issue of convenience, it also can make a difference in an electrician’s productivity – and, more importantly, safety.

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  • New Outdoor Lighting Maximizes Security and Saves Energy at Indiana Prison Yard

    Outdoor lighting is almost always about convenience and safety, along roadways, in parking lots and in common spaces throughout communities. Sometimes, though, it becomes a critical security measure, as in the case of the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle, Indiana.

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  • Greenlee Offers 855GX IntelliBender, Advanced Bending Software via BendWorks

    Greenlee’s 855GX IntelliBender cable and conduit bender offers electrical contractors a programmable and portable bender capable of making the most advanced bends with relative ease and speed.

    It can bend 3/4-inch rigid in either of its 1-inch rigid or 1-inch EMT shoe grooves, and 1-to-2-inch rigid, EMT or conduit with just one shoe featuring smart sensors that know exactly what diameter conduit and type you are going to bend.

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