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Child Safety … Is It Worth the Money?

Eaton Corporation

Child Safety … Is It Worth the Money?

Kids. You've got to love the little rug rats. It's so much fun to watch as they scoot around the floor. For years, my wife ran a childcare service from our home.

We also have three grandkids of our own, all of them girls. The oldest is seven (going on 15) and the other two are four-year-old twins.
Lighting to Help Keep You Safe and Clean

Hubbell Lighting

Lighting to Help Keep You Safe and Clean

Don’t look now, but those new light fixtures in your lab, office or cafeteria may be doing a lot more than illuminating the space.

They may also be actively disinfecting your immediate surroundings, suppressing the growth of a wide range of common bacteria, molds, fungi and yeast that can lead to individual and public health risks.
Adding Corrosion Protection to Liquidtight Fittings with PVC Coatings

Calbond

Adding Corrosion Protection to Liquidtight Fittings with PVC Coatings

Steel fittings in a variety of formulations have been liquidtight raceway products of choice since the early days of electrical distribution. When these products have been galvanized, a thin zinc coating offers corrosion resistance for use in many outdoor and exterior applications where non-galvanized steel might otherwise rust through. But electrical wiring requires extra protection in more significantly corrosive environments. So, contractors need to consider materials that offer more advanced protection in settings where chemicals, salt spray and other damaging substances are common.
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Contractor Software Goes Mobile with Smartphone and Tablet Apps

NetPricer

Contractor Software Goes Mobile with Smartphone and Tablet Apps

With an average age of 58, according to 2018 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) figures, electrical contractors might not fall into the “early adopters” category, when it comes to technology use. However, electrical pros are increasingly seeing the value in the range of construction software and other productivity tools now available as mobile device apps.
Shedding Some Daylight on Occupancy and Vacancy Sensors

Hubbell Lighting

Shedding Some Daylight on Occupancy and Vacancy Sensors

Sensor-based lighting control is becoming a must in many commercial and institutional settings. The drivers for this trend include ever-tightening energy standards and increasing scrutiny of energy bills by building owners and managers. How successful those sensors are in actually cutting lighting costs, however, depends on lighting designers and electrical contractors who understand the basics of how sensors work, and which models are best for each application.
Conduit Comparisons… and a Surprising Fact

Patriot Industries

Conduit Comparisons… and a Surprising Fact

There are several types of conduit. Of course, you know that. But in this article, we're only going to discuss metallic conduits. PVC conduit may be a topic for another day. Because of their somewhat fragile composition — particularly in commercial and industrial settings — they don't fit in with this article.

Of course, the main two families of conduit, if conduits had families, are steel and aluminum.
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