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  • Liquid-Tight Conduit for Splash Areas

    AFC Cable Systems, a division of Atkore International, offers new liquid-tight conduits for commercial and industrial lighting cable installation.

    The company’s new “Liquid-Tuff” product is designed specifically for splash zones. Splash zones are areas that require regular washing, bleaching and disinfecting to prevent contamination and other hazards.

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  • Bigger and Brighter Not Always Better With Security Lighting

    When it comes to outdoor security lighting, it’s easy to understand why some might think broader and brighter is always better. However, we’re learning that such approaches can disturb wildlife in the surrounding environment and even, potentially, harm human health. That’s why building codes and professional lighting organizations now are calling for designers and contractors to pay closer attention to performance details of the exterior fixtures they specify and install.

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  • New Multizone Luminary Cable Combines Three Into One

    Atkore International’s AFC Cable Systems has debuted a new three-in-one multizone luminary cable called the MC Luminary MultiZone that carries all power and control conductors under one sheath, allowing contractors to replace three traditional luminary cables or three power and three control cables with a single strand.

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  • Datacom: Feed-through Connectors and Crimp Tools

    Installing cabling for data connectivity means dealing with evolving technologies. In commercial and industrial installations, that normally means running and terminating Cat5e and Cat6 cabling.

    When installing patch panels and working in Datacom rooms, it appears the maze of cabling gets ever more complex.

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  • Datacom: Tools and Meters

    What do rubies, sapphires, and carbide have to do with each other? All are types of scoring blades for fiber optic conductors, that's what. If you've done any fiber work, you know how delicate the cables can be.

    That's why special tools have been developed just for installing fiber optic circuits. Fiber is a highly efficient way of carrying massive amounts of data in both commercial and now residential installations.

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  • Smarter Safer and Faster Home Wiring Devices from Hubbell

    With the proliferation of lighting and and advanced electronics throughout the home, Hubbell has come out with new wiring devices designed for today’s tech-heavy home lifestyle.

    Hubbell’s new Pop-up Countertop Receptacles, for instance, are the first UL-listed water resistant pop-up receptacles for countertop applications and permanent installations

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