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Couch Potato Power! Not Just For Sleeping Anymore

Legrand North America

Couch Potato Power! Not Just For Sleeping Anymore

Got a call the other night about 1:00 o'clock in the morning. I had to go into the plant to troubleshoot an electrical problem. When I finally made it back home, I crashed on the couch, worn out, too tired to even take off my boots.

I lay there for a little bit, and finally fell asleep. Needing to get up at 6 the next day, I put my phone on the arm of the couch with the alarm clock set.
No More Dials: Timing Controls Are Getting Smart

Intermatic, Inc.

No More Dials: Timing Controls Are Getting Smart

If you live in or near popular seasonal resort and vacation areas, you’ve likely noticed an uptick in the local residential real estate market – both for buyers and longer-term renters. Nationally, the second-home market is enjoying a boom, as higher-end homeowners are seeking escapes from more urban areas that have experienced higher rates of COVID-19 transmission.
When the Table Are Turned … You Still Have Power

Legrand North America

When the Table Are Turned … You Still Have Power

About 15 years ago, a friend of mine and I remodeled a vending room area. It used to be full of snack machines and microwaves lined up around 3 walls. We turned that area into a nifty conference room. Ronnie did the carpentry work, building a very nice U shaped workspace around an open area where the speaker would stand.
Mersen Surge-Trap® Surge Protective Devices
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Taking Wireless Lighting Control Outdoors

Legrand North America

Taking Wireless Lighting Control Outdoors

I'd not thought of this before until I came across some interesting lighting products. Using wireless lighting control indoors is almost second nature to me. I love the technology, to be honest. I can't remember the last time I touched a switch at home to turn lights on or off.

Okay … I haven't fully integrated the kitchen yet … but that's coming soon to a Maurer home near me. The lights I have in there aren't "smart" enough. And they cost me a good chunk of change, so I don't want to trash them.
Smarter Lighting for Smarter Homes

Legrand North America

Smarter Lighting for Smarter Homes

It's kind of been a theme lately. Smart offices, smart buildings … and smart homes. Believe me, I'm all for it. It's not that I'm to lazy to turn off lights. It's just that, well, sometimes I forget.

Automation and voice control help overcome my forgetfulness.
Don’t Be Blue – Outdoor Lighting Has Warmed Up

Hubbell Lighting

Don’t Be Blue – Outdoor Lighting Has Warmed Up

Correlated color temperature (CCT) has become a hot topic in commercial outdoor lighting, as many have argued LED-based fixtures are just too, well, cool. In part, this is because this newer technology produces a different kind of light than the high-pressure sodium and metal halide fixtures we all became accustomed to during those technologies’ decades of outdoor use.
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