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  • GFCIs an Integrated Approach to Electrical Safety

    Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) are used in wet and hazardous settings and have proven to be a life-saving technology. A GFCI disconnects a circuit when it detects that the electrical current is not balanced between the energized conductor and the return neutral conductor. An imbalance can indicate current leakage through the body of a grounded person who accidentally contacts the energized part of the circuit. GFCI devices disconnect quickly enough to prevent injury.

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  • Smarter Safer and Faster Home Wiring Devices from Hubbell

    With the proliferation of lighting and and advanced electronics throughout the home, Hubbell has come out with new wiring devices designed for today’s tech-heavy home lifestyle.

    Hubbell’s new Pop-up Countertop Receptacles, for instance, are the first UL-listed water resistant pop-up receptacles for countertop applications and permanent installations

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  • Hubbell Addresses Seniors, Millennials with New Wiring Devices

    Hubbell is addressing the needs and interests of both disparate sides of the aging curve — both seniors and millennials — with a couple of its newer wiring devices.

    First, on the “seniors” side, Hubbell’s new LED-illuminated nightlight family of products combine the function of wiring devices with the convenience of nightlights.

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  • Home Security Systems

    I grew up in rural Pennsylvania in the 1960s. We had a nice house with a fenced-in yard, on property in the shadow of the Appalachian mountain range. Our homestead was secured with an F&B security system.

    Fritz, a beautiful German shepherd, patrolled the interior of our mini estate. Our surly bulldog Brutus guarded the yard tenaciously. Yep, no one got by them. If someone even looked at the house, the barking and carrying on clued us in.

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  • IDEA’s IDW Data for Contractors Enters Year Three

    The IDEA (Industry Data Exchange Association) Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) is now entering its third year of successful use by contractors worldwide to streamline parts ordering and produce accurate and timely estimates.

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  • Security Tech – Ever vigilant sentries of commerce

    Wherever two or more are gathered ...

    There'd better be security. Let's face it. Small town America, where everybody knew your name and you could leave your door unlocked, is gone. Well, at least it's vanishing quickly.

    And where large group of humanity jostle each other, security is a must.

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