Volume 18 Issue 517

Why would I pay for a haunted house when I can wake up to my kid silently standing by my bed at 5 AM?

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Leaf Peepers Galore
By Paul Werthman

Here in New Hampshire, Fall is the best time of year as the “Leaf Peepers” show up in droves. New England as a whole sees over $3 Billion in business from “Leaf Peeping”, so feel free to visit!

I have to thank Paige Turner of the Thought Catalog for this: “See, here’s the thing about leaves. You think that they’re just going to be pretty and lie there on your lawn looking gorgeous and colorful forever, and the occasional pile will magically appear for you to jump into in a flurry of autumn-colored bliss. But the reality is this: Leaves in the air, leaves in your hair, leaves, leaves, EVERYWHERE. Leaves that you have to rake for hours and hours a day.”






This Issues's Smart eCat Features: Universal Lighting Technologies LED Retrofit Reference Guide

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 Universal Lighting Technologies has to offer.

Click here to visit the entire SMART eCAT collection.





How to Earn a Premium Rebate on Your Next Lighting Upgrade
Chuck Ross

Electric utility rebates have been a big driver in the rapid growth of LED lamps and fixtures, especially in nonresidential applications – but not all LED products are eligible for these incentives. Utilities depend on evaluations by a group called the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) to determine which products deserve a rebate, and a DLC listing helps ensure products will meet certain efficiency and lifespan targets.





Arlington Offers Interchangeable Floor Box Kits
James R. Dukart

Arlington Industries is offering a new series of floor box kits, covers and accessories aimed at making floor box installation easier and faster for contractors. Among the new features are kit pieces interchangeable with a variety of other manufacturers’ floor boxes.

The company’s kit for new concrete pours, for instance, includes a heavy-duty plastic FL BC 40502 floor box with six conduit hubs and four plugs, more than it and most other manufacturers previously offered.





LED Replacement Tubes Light the Way to Big Lighting-Maintenance Savings
Chuck Ross

While LED fixtures are becoming the top choice, versus fluorescent models, in new construction and major renovation efforts, millions of existing fluorescent troffers are still operating in schools and offices across the United States. The newest of these likely feature energy-efficient T5 or T5HO lamps, and owners might not yet be ready to think about complete replacement of these fixtures. However, new LED tube lamps offer plug-and-play compatibility with fluorescent units, so owners can gain the energy savings and maintenance-cost reductions LED lamps can provide.





Simple design, easy installation – Wireless control helps this local bank keep the focus on its customers.
Lutron Electronic

Suncrest bank branches are welcoming places, founded to serve the local community. They specialize in small business banking, and their customers can often grab a cup of coffee while they take care of business. The atmosphere and the aesthetics at each branch are important aspects of how they serve the community.







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.





ABB launches molded case circuit breakers for higher-voltage solar power plants
BURNDY® Announces Nest/Indentor Tooling Expansion and Introduces UNISPLICE™ Type YDS-RLNI
Emerson Introduces Greenlee® Portable, Durable Megohmmeters
Tradesman Pro™ Magnetic Wristband Helps Keep Small Pieces and Parts Close at Hand
Emerson Extends SolaHD High-Performance SDN-C Power Supplies Line
RACO Introduces Old Work Pan
2nd Ave Lighting introduces Arendelle Chandelier
Cope Quick-Latch™ Awarded Silver Honoree in Cabling Installation & Maintenance’s 2018 Innovators Awards Program

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