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  • Explosion Proof Devices and the Code

    There are stringent codes governing the use of electrical equipment and components in potentially flammable atmospheres. But, let's start with a few definitions.

    Two terms that sometimes get confused are explosion-proof and intrinsically safe. Though similar, they are not identical. While the intent of both is to prevent ignition or explosion of flammable atmospheres, how they go about it is handled differently.

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  • Explosion Proof Devices and the Code – Why Not Use I.S?

    In a different article, we looked at explosion-proof devices and the NEC®. In it, we briefly discussed some of the locations that require explosion-proof components and how the area classification impacts the devices design.

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  • Hubbell Offers New Variable Intensity LED Lamps

    Simple. Affordable. Efficient.” — and will feature Litecontrol’s Variable Intensity (“Vi”) Technology, letting specifiers match output or power in 50-lumen increments to meet precise needs, either indirect or direct output. Vi Technology also provides verifiable wattage for specifiers who need to meet performance criteria by application, Hubbell says.

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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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  • A Brighter “Welcome Back” to Campus Thanks to Lutron Lighting Control

    Students arriving at college campuses across the country this year will be welcomed back to classrooms with Lutron’s new Vive Wireless lighting control solutions, offering greater flexibility and control over lighting while simultaneously helping to shave energy costs and reduce facilities and maintenance expenditures.

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  • Choosing PPE: Safety is More Than Skin Deep

    Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) is a standard requirement in a number of industries – so much so, that it could become easy to overlook just how important this equipment can be in staying safe in dangerous working environments. From boots to helmets, and everything in between, each piece of PPE is designed to meet specific hazards and needs to be selected accordingly. And, as the case of hard hats proves, understanding safety labels is critical to ensuring you’ve chosen the right product.

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