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  • 3 Ways Wireless Lighting Control Helps Contractors

    GET IN, GET OUT, MAXIMIZE PROFITS

    The lighting landscape is getting more and more challenging for electrical contractors – increased competition, a tighter labor market, and changing energy codes. Wireless lighting solutions, such as Vive by Lutron, can help you do more jobs faster, win more projects, and increase your profitability.

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  • Power Quality, Part One – What Is It?

    "I have sensed a powerful disturbance in the force."

    Sorry about that! I just finished watching a "Star Wars" marathon. I don't know how many times I heard that phrase… often preceding some cataclysmic and universe-altering event.

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  • Power Quality Part Two – Measurement and Control

    In Part One, we talked about power quality and some of the definitions outlined by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEE). I hope you found that information useful.

    Now that you know some of the issues that power quality can present, the next steps are: measuring power quality, and controlling it.

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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.

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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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