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  • Atkore Rolls Out Five New Raceway Products

    Atkore International announced five new product offerings in the raceway space earlier this summer.

    The company’s Konkore Fittings division introduced a new Universal Super Connector and Universal 5-Piece Coupling. The Universal Super Connector is used to connect GRC/IMC/EMT pipe to boxes or conduit bodies, while Konkore’s Universal 5-Piece Coupling connects two threaded or unthreaded GRC/IMC/EMT pipes.

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  • Today’s Poke-Through Devices Charging Ahead with More Connection Options

    In my 50-plus-year-old home, finding an electrical outlet can mean trying to remember which sofa, bed or bookcase the closest connection might be hiding behind. And a dying smartphone battery can mean a reprioritization of whatever other devices might be plugged into the closest power strip.

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  • Philips Lighting Reports LED Streetlights Cut Greenhouse Gases by 63%

    Philips Lighting says cities around the world could cut CO2 emissions from street lighting by nearly two-thirds by switching to LED street lights.

    In a report published in July in conjunction with the World Council on City Data (WCCD), the company said Los Angeles cut its greenhouse gas emissions from street lighting by 63% when it converted to connected LED street lighting in early 2016.

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  • Wiring Device Innovation – Motor Control

    I've been installing and troubleshooting motors for over 30 years. The majority have been three-phase motors. They've range in size from fractional horsepower motors to those up to 350 horsepower.

    Through the years, I've watched the evolution of motor control devices, particularly disconnects and manual motor controllers.

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  • Wiring Device Innovations – Installation and More

    Innovations in wiring devices have simplified installation without compromising device integrity. Other modernizations have brought wiring devices into the 21st century.

    Device assemblies allow electricians to install multiple devices as a unit, eliminating the need for field assembly.

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  • Hubbell Offers New Adjustable-Depth Recessed Floor Box

    Citing the need for recessed floor box adjustability as concrete floors are poured and/or flooring is laid atop concrete, Hubbell now offers a new fully adjustable 4-inch round recessed floor box that provides an extra half-inch of post-pour height adjustment. The new box is part of the company’s SystemOne Delivery System product line.

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