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  • Lean into Safety When Bending Conduit by Hand

    Bending conduit is a regular task for many electrical contractors, and hand-operated manual conduit benders are often the tool of choice for this chore. The tools are portable, don’t require an electrical connection and the latest products often incorporate features that improve both ease of use and bend-angle accuracy. However, given the mechanical force required to operate a manual bender, contractors need to take care in how they use the devices to protect against possible injuries.

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  • Secure Wire Connections For Many Environments

    IDEAL Electrical offers a full range of wire connectors that offer fast, secure wire connections in a wide range of environments, including harsh underground conditions and aluminum-to-copper connections.

    The company’s Twister PRO, for instance, is a red/yellow wire connector that features a patented overmolding to provide improved leverage and more torque, as well as better grip and more leverage for faster connections.

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  • IDEAL Sponsors Electrician’s National Championship

    It may not get the publicity of the Super Bowl or an NCAA Final Four, but every December  IDEAL Electrical brings together some of the nation’s finest electricians to compete in its own National Championship Weekend competition in Orlando, Florida.

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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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