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  • Cable Guide Selection Is Critical to Data Center Future-Proofing

    Here’s a statistic to ponder: in 2017, tech leader Dell noted that, 20-plus years into the internet age, 90% of the world’s data and digital footprint had been created in just the previous two years. The reason behind that stunning growth – which has only accelerated – is the enormous demand for remote computing. Today, internet-connected manufacturing lines, streetlights, thermostats and refrigerators all are pumping data to third-party servers in increasing numbers, boosting requirements for flexibility and scalability in data center design.

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  • New LEDs From EPCO Save Space, Time, Money

    Minneapolis-based Engineered Products Company (EPCO) has debuted a new LED luminaire for smaller indoor spaces requiring a compact but powerful lighting solution. The company’s new Small Space LED Luminaire with Motion Sensor is designed for ceiling and wall mount application, and comes with three settings.

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  • Today’s Raceway Brings Adaptability to Conference Room Wiring

    Today’s conference rooms have evolved from static meeting places to multi-purpose workspaces. With commercial office rental rates steadily climbing over in many regions. Companies can no longer afford to dedicated meeting rooms that remain empty most of the time. So, everything from systems furniture to wiring needs to be easy to move and reconfigure.

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  • Correct Setbacks and Insulate Devices

    Arlington Industries offers a wide range of countertop, floor and wall box kits, with plastic or metal covers in up to five different colors featuring either metal or plastic flip lids and plugs for new or retrofit construction.

    To address the retrofit or remodel market in particular, Arlington also offers an electrical box extender that can be used to correct setbacks and insulate devices with an easy install design, eliminating the need to align device screws with extender holes.

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  • Adding Smarts to Your Electrical Outlet

    Don’t look now, but your electrical outlets may one day soon start developing some smarts.

    Smarts, that is, in terms of artificial intelligence through which an outlet box can “learn” to differentiate between a fuse-flipping arc event such as faulty wiring and a “nuisance trip” such as when a vacuum cleaner or hair dryer momentarily overloads a circuit.

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  • Know the Challenges Solar Project Fittings Can Face

    Solar energy has grown from a niche player in the electricity-generation market to a significant contributor to U.S. energy markets. Aiding that growth have been notable equipment improvements, including more efficient photovoltaic (PV) panels and the introduction of smart inverters enabling safer and more productive operation of installed PV systems. But some contractors might not yet realize that even the most basic connectors and other fittings also have become optimized for the harsh conditions they can face in solar applications.

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