Volume 18 Issue 514

If you take all of the marshmallows out of a box of Lucky Charms you are left with a box of Purina cat chow.

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One of the Best Moves
By Paul Werthman

Here comes Labor Day! Can you believe that it’s already September which means……Fall is here! The first Sunday after Labor Day is very special as it’s National Grandparent’s Day and my wife and I are blessed to have three incredible Grandkids; Alex, Sierra, and Jack. September is also known due to the song “September Morn”, authored by Neil Diamond. But as all New Englanders know, Neil Diamond is most famous for writing the song that is sung at every single Red Sox home game in the bottom of the 8th inning, “Sweet Caroline”. GO SOX!






This Issues's Smart eCat Features: Bridgeport Fittings 2018 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 Bridgeport Fittings has to offer.

Click here to visit the entire SMART eCAT collection.





Bringing Fused Protection to Today’s PV Arrays
Chuck Ross

With solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays, whether on a homeowner’s roof or spread across acres in a utility installation, it’s the panels that get most of the attention. However, it’s the racks, conductors, overcurrent protective devices and other “balance-of-system” equipment that now is more significant in a project’s total cost.





Gardner Bender Offers New Locknut Wrench; Hand Tools with Onboard Voltage Detection
James R. Dukart

Electricians and contractors frustrated by finding just the right wrench to loosen a locknut now have an easy answer — add the new Gardner Bender Locknut Wrench (LNW) in any of three sizes from 1/2-inch (LNW-500) to 3/4-inch (LNW-750) and full 1-inch (LNW-1000) diameters.





Fuse Specification – Act Fast, or Take Your Time?
Chuck Ross

Fuses provide critical protection to electrical systems and the properties those systems serve by opening circuits to shut down the flow of electricity when dangerous overload and short-circuit conditions occur. But sometimes this protective behavior can become a nuisance, as when standard inrush currents trigger a fuse to blow.







Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.

Universal Lighting Technologies EVERLINE LED Linear Retrofit Assembly (LRA)

The LRA is universally compatible with a variety of fluorescent strip fixtures. The LRA includes (1) or (2) 4’ strip fixture panels with EVERLINE® LED lensed modules and dimming driver pre-mounted. Use the LRA for outdoor applications such as parking garages and canopies.





Mennekes Electrical Products

MENNEKES Launches New Branding & Interactive Website

We’ve redesigned the website with the customer in mind. Featuring a user friendly interface, you can now easily locate products, find specifications, download literature and request quotations online. With our configuration tool, create your own custom power distribution system in one minute or less.





Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Lutron Vive Vue, IoT-enabled Management Software

Vive Vue software allows you to control and configure the lights and monitor, analyze, and report on the activity and performance of the lighting system in a building from any smart device. It provides intuitive graphical reporting on energy usage, lighting status, space utilization and occupancy patterns.





Emerson Introduces New Motor Starter With Component-Level Protection for Improved Cost Performance
Arlington’s Gangable Floor Box NOW with PLASTIC covers
Luminis Introduces Improved Interior LED Pendants
Meyda Custom Lighting unveils PipeDream, a new family of decorative fixtures
High-efficacy panels make payback quicker than ever.
Rugged Ratchet P-Clamp Now UL Listed
Modern Forms Vortex Smart Fan Wins 2018 Market Choice Award During Lightovation
Klein Tools’® Rechargeable Auto-Off Headlamp Provides All-Day Illumination

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