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  • Wiring Device Innovation – Motor Control

    I've been installing and troubleshooting motors for over 30 years. The majority have been three-phase motors. They've range in size from fractional horsepower motors to those up to 350 horsepower.

    Through the years, I've watched the evolution of motor control devices, particularly disconnects and manual motor controllers.

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  • Wiring Device Innovations – Installation and More

    Innovations in wiring devices have simplified installation without compromising device integrity. Other modernizations have brought wiring devices into the 21st century.

    Device assemblies allow electricians to install multiple devices as a unit, eliminating the need for field assembly.

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  • Smart Sensors Bringing New Intelligence to Light

    LED technology has evolved from a fringe concept to the default solution for today’s commercial lighting systems. Though first-generation fixtures and lamps were pricey and, on occasion, under powered, today’s products are winning on both price and performance, versus fluorescent and other options.

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  • Hubbell Offers New Adjustable-Depth Recessed Floor Box

    Citing the need for recessed floor box adjustability as concrete floors are poured and/or flooring is laid atop concrete, Hubbell now offers a new fully adjustable 4-inch round recessed floor box that provides an extra half-inch of post-pour height adjustment. The new box is part of the company’s SystemOne Delivery System product line.

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  • Using Lighting to Encourage Life’s Natural Cycles

    Sure, LED lighting is energy efficient, but the latest fixtures and lamps also offer new levels of control that simply aren’t possible with traditional incandescent and fluorescent products. Among these advances are the ability to produce a broader range of illumination from a single fixture.

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  • Temporary Power – Lighting

    If you've worked around any new construction or remodeling projects, you've used temporary lighting. You need to see adequately to get the job done properly. That's a given. When emergency repairs are performed, choosing the correct temporary light becomes crucial.

    However, even though the lighting is temporary, it must be safe to use. And, yes, OSHA has regulations concerning the use of temporary lighting, right down to its construction.

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