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  • New Options for Illuminating the Great Outdoors

    Exterior luminaires often are treated as the workhorses of the lighting industry. With a need to withstand what can be harsh operating conditions, through winter storms and summer heat, design emphasis often focuses on durability and basic lighting functions, over more versatile applications. That’s beginning to change, however, as manufacturers have begun adding new capabilities to a range of outdoor fixture types.

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  • Energy Savings Add Up Quickly with LED Parking and Area Lighting

    Maybe like you, I’ve recently begun switching out my compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs with LED replacements in my table and ceiling fixtures. The energy savings aren’t huge, maybe 5 watts per lamp, and certainly not what I initially managed when switching from old 60 watt incandescents to the 13 watt CFLs. But every little bit helps, plus, the LEDs could last 15 or 20 years, depending on use, so I won’t have to worry about replacing them again for another decade or two.

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  • Conduit Bending Tools

    Conduit bending is a common task for commercial electricians, with many jobs requiring a combination of 90-degree, offset and saddle bends. IDEAL industries offers a selection of bender heads, hickeys and handles to help get the job done.

    The place to start is in the selection of bender heads.

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  • Littelfuse Offers Bluetooth Smartphone App for Overload Relay Protection

    Littelfuse is busy making fault detection easier and faster, while improving safety for contractors and electricians.

    The company’s new MP8000 Bluetooth-Enabled Overload Relay can communicate directly with your smart-phone via Bluetooth®.

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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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  • 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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