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Connection Basics: Understanding Mechanical and Compression Connectors

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Connection Basics: Understanding Mechanical and Compression Connectors

The weakest links in any electrical distribution system are those locations where connections are made. Secure tap, terminal and splice connections are critical to a system’s safety and reliability. Electrical contractors have a number of options when it comes to the connectors they use in these applications, with mechanical- and compression-style connectors being the most common.
Control Power Options and Solutions

Appleton Grp LLC

Control Power Options and Solutions

When I first strapped on my electrician's tool belt, control power was relatively simple. Many times, the control power came directly from line voltage. For example, take one leg of the 480 VAC incoming power on a starter and voila … a 277-volt control circuit.

As long as the coil on the starter was rated for 480, no problem.
LED Streetlighting Is Bringing New Opportunities – Just Remember the Connection Requirements

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LED Streetlighting Is Bringing New Opportunities – Just Remember the Connection Requirements

Your local streets might be looking a little different lately when you’re driving home at night. It could be because they no longer feature that yellow-orange glow produced by the high-intensity discharge lamps that have illuminated U.S. streets for decades. Cities across the country are rapidly upgrading to LED streetlights, leading to improved illumination and significant energy savings.
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3 Benefits to Upgrading with a Lighting Retrofit

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.

3 Benefits to Upgrading with a Lighting Retrofit

About 28% of a building's electrical energy bill is literally consumed in lighting the premises. That's pretty consistent across both industrial and commercial buildings. Obviously, if you can lower that expense significantly, the impact on your overall operating budget reduces.

I know what you're thinking.

"He's going to start talking about LED lighting upgrades, isn't he?"
Commercial and Industrial Lighting – Going Retro!

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.

Commercial and Industrial Lighting – Going Retro!

No, I'm not talking about traveling back into the past. I'm talking about moving onward to the future. And the "retro" is really retrofitting to LED lighting.

In another article, I talked more about using LED drop-ins to replace old fluorescent troffers. And I still like that option.
3D Printed LED Luminaires – Coming to America

Signify

3D Printed LED Luminaires – Coming to America

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks …

But, I'm an old dog and I just learned of a brand new "trick" that literally made me sit up and beg for more. I thought I'd seen everything, but I was wrong … so very wrong.

My mind's been officially … blown.
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