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  • Bigger and Brighter Not Always Better With Security Lighting

    When it comes to outdoor security lighting, it’s easy to understand why some might think broader and brighter is always better. However, we’re learning that such approaches can disturb wildlife in the surrounding environment and even, potentially, harm human health. That’s why building codes and professional lighting organizations now are calling for designers and contractors to pay closer attention to performance details of the exterior fixtures they specify and install.

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  • Datacom: Feed-through Connectors and Crimp Tools

    Installing cabling for data connectivity means dealing with evolving technologies. In commercial and industrial installations, that normally means running and terminating Cat5e and Cat6 cabling.

    When installing patch panels and working in Datacom rooms, it appears the maze of cabling gets ever more complex.

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  • With Track Lighting, It’s All About the Accessories

    Few lighting-fixture styles offer as much flexibility as track lighting – once the track, itself, is installed, fixture heads can be clicked into place wherever they’re needed – and repositioned just as easily as room configurations change. And, as room styles change, the heads themselves can be replaced with newer models, giving designers and owners options recessed luminaires can never offer.

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  • Datacom: Tools and Meters

    What do rubies, sapphires, and carbide have to do with each other? All are types of scoring blades for fiber optic conductors, that's what. If you've done any fiber work, you know how delicate the cables can be.

    That's why special tools have been developed just for installing fiber optic circuits. Fiber is a highly efficient way of carrying massive amounts of data in both commercial and now residential installations.

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  • Smarter Safer and Faster Home Wiring Devices from Hubbell

    With the proliferation of lighting and and advanced electronics throughout the home, Hubbell has come out with new wiring devices designed for today’s tech-heavy home lifestyle.

    Hubbell’s new Pop-up Countertop Receptacles, for instance, are the first UL-listed water resistant pop-up receptacles for countertop applications and permanent installations

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  • Hubbell Addresses Seniors, Millennials with New Wiring Devices

    Hubbell is addressing the needs and interests of both disparate sides of the aging curve — both seniors and millennials — with a couple of its newer wiring devices.

    First, on the “seniors” side, Hubbell’s new LED-illuminated nightlight family of products combine the function of wiring devices with the convenience of nightlights.

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