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Look for the UL – and CSA - Label

Electri-Flex Co.

Look for the UL – and CSA - Label

I’ve written a lot about safety standards over the years, along with the importance of looking for the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) label on electrical products. The experience of some friends of mine recently underscored why checking for the backing of a major safety organization like UL should be a part of shopping for new devices.
Temporary Work Lights: Types, Tech, and Lumen Output

Voltec Power & Lighting

Temporary Work Lights: Types, Tech, and Lumen Output

During my 35 year stint as a maintenance technician and electrician, I've used temporary work lights a good portion of that time. I've used all the various types or configurations:
  • Hand-held (aka, flashlight)
  • Hands-free
  • Portables
  • Tripod mounted, and
  • Trouble lights
How Food Grade Conduit Helps Deliver Safety to the Table

Electri-Flex Co.

How Food Grade Conduit Helps Deliver Safety to the Table

Flexible, jacketed metal conduit can seem like a commodity product – it’s ordered in bulk and, in general, there’s not a lot of visible difference between the various conduit types. But obviously, the various conduit grades exist for a reason, and that’s to meet the specific environmental challenges different installation sites will face.
Stainless EMT Conduit and Fittings Reduce Costs
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Making the Connection: Matching Disconnect Switches to Their Application

Mennekes Electrical Products

Making the Connection: Matching Disconnect Switches to Their Application

Motor disconnect switches are a critical safety element in industrial settings, but just how much protection they provide – and how long they last – is dependent on how well each switch is matched to its setting. Specifiers have a number of options to choose from, including housing materials and internal electronics.
Lighting Powered by the Sun – With a Backup

Light Efficient Design

Lighting Powered by the Sun – With a Backup

Solar-powered lighting is a great concept for adding outdoor fixtures in new locations. With no need for wired connections to the local electric utility, owners save on trenching and other costs. And, since the fixtures are powered only by batteries charged up by attached solar panels, there are no monthly electric bills, either.
Today’s Latest Streetlights Take a Wires-Free Approach to Vintage Design

Light Efficient Design

Today’s Latest Streetlights Take a Wires-Free Approach to Vintage Design

I live in a semi-rural community that prides itself for maintaining a quaint, small-town feel, with only a single traffic light – a flashing-red stoplight where two state highways cross – along all its roadways. But even here, where we value our dark nighttime skies, we count on streetlights to help illuminate tricky intersections during overnight hours.
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NetPak: Five "Must-Have" Tools for Electrical Contractors
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LED Temporary Work Site Light - 100W
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Simplify Your Long Run Conduit Installation
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