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  • Explosion Proof Devices and the Code

    There are stringent codes governing the use of electrical equipment and components in potentially flammable atmospheres. But, let's start with a few definitions.

    Two terms that sometimes get confused are explosion-proof and intrinsically safe. Though similar, they are not identical. While the intent of both is to prevent ignition or explosion of flammable atmospheres, how they go about it is handled differently.

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  • Accessories Add Flexibility to Cable Tray Systems

    Cable tray systems could be considered the interstate highways for a facility’s power and data distribution systems. providing out-of-the-way support for a range of cabling, based on code requirements. Like all highways, these installations require options for merging cables in and out of “traffic,” and system designers and specifiers have a range of choices for meeting these needs.

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  • Explosion Proof Devices and the Code – Why Not Use I.S?

    In a different article, we looked at explosion-proof devices and the NEC®. In it, we briefly discussed some of the locations that require explosion-proof components and how the area classification impacts the devices design.

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  • Hubbell Offers New Variable Intensity LED Lamps

    Simple. Affordable. Efficient.” — and will feature Litecontrol’s Variable Intensity (“Vi”) Technology, letting specifiers match output or power in 50-lumen increments to meet precise needs, either indirect or direct output. Vi Technology also provides verifiable wattage for specifiers who need to meet performance criteria by application, Hubbell says.

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  • Today’s Poke-Through Devices Charging Ahead with More Connection Options

    In my 50-plus-year-old home, finding an electrical outlet can mean trying to remember which sofa, bed or bookcase the closest connection might be hiding behind. And a dying smartphone battery can mean a reprioritization of whatever other devices might be plugged into the closest power strip.

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  • Philips Lighting Reports LED Streetlights Cut Greenhouse Gases by 63%

    Philips Lighting says cities around the world could cut CO2 emissions from street lighting by nearly two-thirds by switching to LED street lights.

    In a report published in July in conjunction with the World Council on City Data (WCCD), the company said Los Angeles cut its greenhouse gas emissions from street lighting by 63% when it converted to connected LED street lighting in early 2016.

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