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  • Greenlee Offers 855GX IntelliBender, Advanced Bending Software via BendWorks

    Greenlee’s 855GX IntelliBender cable and conduit bender offers electrical contractors a programmable and portable bender capable of making the most advanced bends with relative ease and speed.

    It can bend 3/4-inch rigid in either of its 1-inch rigid or 1-inch EMT shoe grooves, and 1-to-2-inch rigid, EMT or conduit with just one shoe featuring smart sensors that know exactly what diameter conduit and type you are going to bend.

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  • Overcurrent Protection Designed for PV

    Direct-current (DC) electrical distribution is certainly nothing new – in fact, the technology was the basis for Thomas Edison’s original designs back in the 1880s. While alternating current (AC) distribution has since become more prevalent, the rapid growth in solar photovoltaic (PV) installations and more recent interest in energy storage has electrical contractors paying attention to DC requirements all over again.

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  • Leviton Partners with Samsung’s SmartThings for Home Energy Savings

    Leviton lighting controls, fan controls, 15A switches, plug-in load controls and heavy-duty loads controls for compressors as well as generators, sensors, and thermostats. Mesh networking technologies allow for installations in larger homes with dozens of integrated attachment devices for whole-house automation.

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  • New Fuses Address Arc-Flash Risks Posed by Medium-Voltage Connections

    Despite the volumes that have been written regarding the dangers of arc-flash to electrical workers, many facilities are still working to address the risks in their own facilities. It can be a complicated issue, with what can often be multiple layers of hazards.

    Of course, the first line of defense is personal protective equipment (PPE), and tremendous advances have been made in this area over the last decade.

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  • Combining Dimming with Other Commands – It’s a Bright Idea

    The possibility of enhanced energy savings is a big driver behind the adoption of dimmer switches – but what about all those table lamps in a typical home that aren’t controlled by a wall switch? Or when light dimming is part of an effort to set a scene or make a room more comfortable? Thanks to the “internet of things,” consumers are gaining new options for controlling new devices – such as table lamps – and grouping together the operations of multiple device types – such as, say, lighting and fans – using a single remote control or mobile-device app.

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  • Matching Dimmers and Bulbs Is Critical to Successful LED Conversions

    Dimming switches and LED light bulbs seem like they should be a perfect match, right? Both products offer end-users advanced capabilities for controlling a room’s light and lowering energy bills in a home or building. Unfortunately, as many have discovered, ensuring compatibility between dimmer switches and the LED bulbs they’re controlling is a bit more complicated than previously was the case with old-school incandescent bulbs. However, this situation is improving quickly as…

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