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  • Lutron Takes Lighting Controls Outdoors

    Lutron Electronics, long known for indoor lighting controls (its founder invented the first dimmer switch, after all) has now entered the exterior lighting space, with a software offering called “Limelight by Lutron” aimed at parking lots, shopping mall parking ramps, factories, stadiums and fields with exterior lighting requirements.

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  • Simple design, easy installation – Wireless control helps this local bank keep the focus on its customers.

    Suncrest bank branches are welcoming places, founded to serve the local community. They specialize in small business banking, and their customers can often grab a cup of coffee while they take care of business. The atmosphere and the aesthetics at each branch are important aspects of how they serve the community.

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  • Bridgeport Secures Liquid-Tight Fittings with Polyolefin

    Bridgeport Fittings protects its liquid-tight Cor-Shield straight-line connectors with a coating of polyolefin, offering connectors for use with metallic and non-metallic “Type B” liquid-tight conduit that are free from phthalates, halogens, isocyanates, heavy metals, VOCs and chlorine components.

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  • Office Lighting Controls Optimized for Occupancy

    The other night — somewhere between midnight and 1 AM — I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. Figured I might as well burn a little midnight oil and make productive use of my insomnia.

    Our hallways are lit with tiny LEDs embedded in the power outlets to cut down on stubbed toes. In the kitchen, soft lighting over the stove and sink allow even sleep-encrusted eyes to find the ON switch to my coffee pot.

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  • Energy Efficient Warehouse Lighting

    Over the past 3 decades as an electrician (and more as a warehouse worker), I've seen a lot of lighting schemes. And I've watched in interest as lighting has evolved from bare incandescent bulbs and HID lamp to modern LED luminaires.

    Back in the day, incandescent lighting produced a lot of shadows... and heat. It was the nature of the beast, unfortunately. Not to mention that most of the money spent on lighting energy was more or less wasted on heat, not light.

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  • Specifying Flexible Conduit with Extreme Temperatures in Mind

    Introduction
    Most electrical wiring and conduits operate within a “comfortable” range of operating temperatures, but there are also many others that experience either extremely low or high temperatures or both. All of these cases require conduits specially designed to deliver their rated performance, including flexibility and protection, under conditions beyond those of standard types.

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