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  • Are Electric Cars in Your Future?

    I heard a familiar tune on the TV while rummaging through the refrigerator for a snack. It took me back to my childhood days of watching cartoons in my pajamas.

    I started singing along, then stopped and looked around quickly. Nope, the wife wasn't around. I'd have probably been committed had she heard me.

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  • Challenges/Advantages of Process Control Sensors

    For decades, automated process control has increased and improved, both in use and complexity. Process control sensors are a vital part of manufacturing in many industries.

    Even food and beverage processes utilize sensors, and not just in controlling the movement of machine components in relation to product position or location.

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  • Commercial Smart Dimming Strategies

    Interesting word, smart.

    It means so many things to so many people. Obviously, we naturally think of intelligence. When used with lighting, energy control, and commercial building use, intelligence certainly fits.

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  • Legrand Predicts Security, Simplicity and Occupant Comfort to Define Lighting Controls in 2019

    At the start of the year, experts from Legrand’s Building Control Systems division listed their top picks for trends and themes in the commercial shading and lighting controls market for 2019. They are: Security, Simplicity and Occupant Comfort.

    On the security front, wireless digital lighting control platforms such as the company’s Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) system allow for secure and easy-to-install controls systems for wireless, hard-wired or mixed/hybrid systems (wireless plus wires) in varied commercial layouts.

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  • Residential Smart Dimming Strategies

    Or maybe I should say... smarter dimming strategies. In fact, now smart technology can provide you with a home lighting strategy that can mimic your lifestyle better than you can!
    Well, probably better than me anyway.

    Being an electrician for over 30 years, and just a little of a tech-nerd (okay... a lot of a tech-nerd), I've been keeping an eye on the progress of lighting controls and options.

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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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