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  • Bring Flexibility to Power Distribution with Plug-In Busway

    When it comes to local power distribution, conduit is often the go-to option, but it’s certainly not an electrical contractor’s only choice. In many applications, busway can provide a more flexible and easier to install solution to the challenge of distributing power from one point to another – and, with plug-in busway, to many points in between, as well.

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  • Digital Timers Reduce Energy Cost, Boost Productivity

    Lighting represents the primary source of electricity consumption in U.S. commercial buildings, and that means digital timers can be a company’s best friend — turning out the lights, saving money and boosting productivity in both commercial and private spaces.

    Intermatic offers a series of electronic controls for interior and exterior lighting that can be easily customized and programmed to any facility’s specific lighting needs, from simple on-and-off 24/7 scheduling with occupancy sensor overrides to complex year-round building energy management systems integration.

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  • Feeder Busway Gets Power Where It’s Needed

    Busway, which houses bar-style aluminum or copper conductors in a grounded metal enclosure, offers a component-based approach to power distribution that assembles quickly using basic tools. Feeder-style busway is especially helpful for longer runs connecting electrical power between different pieces of equipment.

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  • Common Grounding Issues – Part 1

    Electrical grounding and bonding are important parts of any electrical system. And, they can be somewhat confusing. When it comes to electronic equipment, manufacturers often include instructions to protect their equipment. But, sometimes it compromises the integrity of the overall system.

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  • Common Grounding Issues – Part 2

    In Part 1, we talked about the below-grade ground, or earthing. We looked at some of the approved grounding electrodes possible. This article concerns the installation of ground rods.

    Ground rod installation
    There should be at least two of them, no closer than six feet apart. The lengths recognized are 8 feet (minimum) and 10 feet.

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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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