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  • How to Earn a Premium Rebate on Your Next Lighting Upgrade

    Electric utility rebates have been a big driver in the rapid growth of LED lamps and fixtures, especially in nonresidential applications – but not all LED products are eligible for these incentives. Utilities depend on evaluations by a group called the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) to determine which products deserve a rebate, and a DLC listing helps ensure products will meet certain efficiency and lifespan targets.

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  • LED Replacement Tubes Light the Way to Big Lighting-Maintenance Savings

    While LED fixtures are becoming the top choice, versus fluorescent models, in new construction and major renovation efforts, millions of existing fluorescent troffers are still operating in schools and offices across the United States. The newest of these likely feature energy-efficient T5 or T5HO lamps, and owners might not yet be ready to think about complete replacement of these fixtures. However, new LED tube lamps offer plug-and-play compatibility with fluorescent units, so owners can gain the energy savings and maintenance-cost reductions LED lamps can provide.

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  • Arlington Offers Interchangeable Floor Box Kits

    Arlington Industries is offering a new series of floor box kits, covers and accessories aimed at making floor box installation easier and faster for contractors. Among the new features are kit pieces interchangeable with a variety of other manufacturers’ floor boxes.

    The company’s kit for new concrete pours, for instance, includes a heavy-duty plastic FL BC 40502 floor box with six conduit hubs and four plugs, more than it and most other manufacturers previously offered.

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  • Automations Controls – Part 1

    It was a dark and stormy night. Outside the wind was howling, rain pouring down as if from a fire hose. But inside, I was stretched out in front of the television, aimlessly clicking the channel button on the remote.

    Sigh... nothing good on tonight to pass the time.

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  • Automation Control — From Start to Finish... and Beyond

    If we haven't fallen over the precipice already, we stand at the beginning of a new age in technology that's being called the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

    This new wave of technology will alter and drastically change the way we do everything, from work to play. And the wave is already crashing on the shoreline with speed, scope and global impact that's unprecedented in human history.

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  • Southwire Develops Overhead Conductor for Extreme Ice Conditions

    Numerous electric utilities across the country have had to weather significant ice storms over the past several winters that have taken down overhead transmission and distribution lines.

    Southwire has developed a new high-quality and high-strength overhead conductor designed to help power lines withstand extreme ice loads.

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