Volume 18 Issue 518

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Nurse: "Mr. Ghost."

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Halloween Already?
By Paul Werthman

It’ll be Halloween in the blink of an eye. According to Weird News, December 6, 2017, “Most experts trace trick-or-treating to the European practice of “mumming,” or “guysing,” in which costume-wearing participants would go door-to-door performing choreographed dances, songs and plays in exchange for treats. According to Elizabeth Pleck’s “Celebrating The Family,” the tradition cropped up in America, where it would often take place on Thanksgiving.






This Issues's Smart eCat Features: Calconduit Rigid and EMT Conduit & Fittings Product Catalog

Each issue we will feature a new manufacturer’s electronic SMART eCAT that will show how looking up products and using manufacturer’s catalogs have never been easier. This “eCatalog Collection” now also appears on our distributor partner and manufacturer rep’s websites as well.


Click here to see what Calconduit has to offer.

Click here to visit the entire SMART eCAT collection.






Wiring Devices for the Homeowner
Steve Maurer, IME

My usual wiring "natural habitat" has been industrial/commercial settings. In fact, for over 25 years, I've been an IME.

But, I occasionally hack my way through the residential jungle. Obviously, I'm the chief (and only) electrician in my own home. In fact, a few years back I was able to put my skills to work when we renovated our flat roof carport, morphing it into a laundry room, sewing room, and my personal office.





Lutron Takes Lighting Controls Outdoors
James R. Dukart

Lutron Electronics, long known for indoor lighting controls (its founder invented the first dimmer switch, after all) has now entered the exterior lighting space, with a software offering called “Limelight by Lutron” aimed at parking lots, shopping mall parking ramps, factories, stadiums and fields with exterior lighting requirements.





Commercial/Industrial Wiring Devices
Steve Maurer, IME

After writing an article about residential wiring devices, I'm finally back to more familiar turf... commercial and industrial environments. But even though I've been around this stuff for a long time, the improvements and innovations continue to keep me interested.

Some device considerations
When choosing the right wiring device for a particular operation or use, you must consider various factors.







Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Meeting Energy Codes Has Never Been Simpler

Meet codes, design projects quickly, and reduce installation time with Vive wireless solutions.
- specify Vive on retrofit and design-build projects
- Lutron tools/videos make installation and setup simple





Bridgeport Fittings, Inc.

MIGHTY-RITE® Threadless Split Grounding Bushings

Bridgeport's split grounding bushings are now available for threadless EMT and rigid installations.

Perfect for bonding stub-ups or in data applications! Grounding lug; aluminum alloy 60610-T6. Rated 150 Degree C. cULus listed to UL514B and UL467 specifications.





IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

IDEAL Linesman Pliers

Features include knife-to-knife cutting blades, high leverage pivots, cam-action fish tape puller and dual crimp dies. Also cuts hardened wire, bolts and stainless steel wire. Smart-Grip™ textured grips provide a sure grip and are impervious to gas, oil, and hydraulic fluid.





Emerson Expands Explosive-Proof Plug Portfolio to Ensure Safe, Reliable Temporary Power to Industrial Equipment
Fulham Expands Line of Vizion LED Universal DC Retrofit Engines
Eaton Introduces Eaton 91PS UPS Range
CBS ArcSafe® Introduces RSA-230B for Eaton Series G – LG Frame
Legrand Unveils Time-Saving Branch Circuit Wiring Solution with New EZE-Fab™ Assemblies
Molex Announces Industry-First Spot-On Connector System
Universal Announces Zigbee Sensor and Adaptor Options Equipped with the Everline ID Driver for Wireless Luminaire Control
At LDI 2018, OSRAM Launches SharXS® Brilliant Lamps Designed to Enhance the Experience of Live Performances and Television

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