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Latest Advancements Allow Standalone Area Lighting – No Wires Required

Light Efficient Design

Latest Advancements Allow Standalone Area Lighting – No Wires Required

Off-grid lighting products were once restricted to truly off-grid locations. Old-school lead-acid batteries needed regular maintenance and the added costs made these fixtures only practical where wiring simply wasn’t possible, in applications like remote cell towers or other such locations. That’s changing quickly, though. New all-in-one options combine high-efficiency LED fixtures with attached solar panels and lithium-ion batteries, creating affordable new possibilities for wires-free area lighting installations, even in dense urban locations.
New LED Offerings Make It Easy to Switch Things Up

Light Efficient Design

New LED Offerings Make It Easy to Switch Things Up

As someone who’s been writing about LED lighting for almost a decade, I’ve gotten used to the terms “color temperature” and “light output,” and I now have a reasonably good idea about what to look for when shopping for my own lamps (aka, “bulbs”) and fixtures. But I still, on occasion, either realize I’ve chose the wrong lamp for a fixture or wish I could move between two color temperatures with the same luminaire.
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.
Appleton PowerPlex: Explosionproof Protection Simplified
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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.
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.
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