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Getting Smarter is Also Getting Cheaper

Eaton

Getting Smarter is Also Getting Cheaper

Remember when you had to get up off the sofa to turn down the lights? Well, that necessity is quickly disappearing as more of us are turning to Alexa or Siri to handle the task. Over the past few years, smart switches and outlets have become prominent wish-list items for many electrical contractors’ customers.
Fiber Optics – Some of the Benefits for Datacomm

Legrand North America

Fiber Optics – Some of the Benefits for Datacomm

I can remember when my brother and I would talk long distance.

Across the yard … with two tin cans and a tight string.

Times have certainly changed, haven't they. And as technology advances, almost hourly, I'm sure changes will always be with us.
Fiber Optics – The Saga Continues

Legrand North America

Fiber Optics – The Saga Continues

In a different article, I mentioned a few of the benefits of fiber optic cable as opposed to copper cable for networks. They included:

  • High bandwidth levels to handle web conferencing, HD video streaming, and cloud-based applications faster and more reliably
  • High signal strength and low attenuation for lower signal degradation
  • Resistance to external factors such as corrosion, water damage, and inclement weather
  • Resistance to electromagnetic interference
Voltec Power & Lighting
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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
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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