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  • Expand your retrofit opportunities--simplify projects, meet codes easily, and make buildings smarter.

    Wireless solutions offer simple, flexible, and scalable options especially critical in retrofits and lighting upgrades where scalable solutions can start small – a single classroom or office space – and expand over time to enhance capabilities and deliver additional features such as seamlessly converting from a stand-alone control to a centralized lighting system with the addition of wireless hubs and convenient software compatible with any smart device.

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  • How Power Quality Meters Help Facilities Stay Up and Running

    Investigating potential power-quality issues is rarely at the top of a facility manager’s to-do list, but making an effort to understand how the operations of a data center, industrial plant or office building could be affecting both equipment and electricity bills could mean big bottom-line savings.

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  • Ensuring Power Quality Stays High as Power Resources Multiply

    “Distributed energy resources” – abbreviated DERs – is a phrase that’s being used a lot more often these days, as onsite solar panels, wind turbines, fuel cells and battery-based storage have become common power-supply options for larger commercial and industrial facilities.

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  • Troubleshoot Common Electrical Wiring Devices and Construction

    Klein Tools has come out with two new electronic AC/DC voltage testers designed to easily check, verify or troubleshoot common electrical residential, multi-family or small commercial electrical wiring devices and construction.

    Both models include four levels of voltage testing and augment Klein’s existing Test and Measurement product line.

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  • Lean into Safety When Bending Conduit by Hand

    Bending conduit is a regular task for many electrical contractors, and hand-operated manual conduit benders are often the tool of choice for this chore. The tools are portable, don’t require an electrical connection and the latest products often incorporate features that improve both ease of use and bend-angle accuracy. However, given the mechanical force required to operate a manual bender, contractors need to take care in how they use the devices to protect against possible injuries.

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  • Are Electric Cars in Your Future?

    I heard a familiar tune on the TV while rummaging through the refrigerator for a snack. It took me back to my childhood days of watching cartoons in my pajamas.

    I started singing along, then stopped and looked around quickly. Nope, the wife wasn't around. I'd have probably been committed had she heard me.

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