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How to Bring Smart Tech to Small Business

Leviton Manufacturing Company

How to Bring Smart Tech to Small Business

Smart homes might be getting a lot of attention these days, but much less is being written about how equally smart technologies can be applied to small commercial businesses. Larger businesses have long had building automation systems to help monitor and control heating, cooling, lighting and other equipment, but that approach can be overkill for neighborhood restaurants, hair salons and other small-scale operations.
Control Options Growing for Today’s Small Businesses

Leviton Manufacturing Company

Control Options Growing for Today’s Small Businesses

For small business owners, all the details matter. Whether it’s a neighborhood restaurant, a family-owned convenience store or a local art gallery, tight margins can leave little room for error when it comes to refrigeration temperatures, HVAC equipment operation – and even lights left on when they shouldn’t be.
Cable Management For Fun and Profit – Part 1

Legrand North America

Cable Management For Fun and Profit – Part 1

Okay, maybe I went a little overboard saying that cable management is fun. But it can be enjoyable, using the right tools. And if you're an installer, coming up with innovative and attractive solutions for your customer can definitely be profitable.
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Cable Management For Fun and Profit – Part 2

Legrand North America

Cable Management For Fun and Profit – Part 2

In the previous article, we talked a bit about low-voltage cable management. And while I enjoy talking about and using those types of products, my heart remains in a more commercial and industrial setting.

For over 30 years, I've worked in that environment. And cabling and cable management has been a large part of my work background.
Shining a Light on Occupancy and Vacancy Sensors

Intermatic, Inc.

Shining a Light on Occupancy and Vacancy Sensors

If you grew up like I did, in a home where thriftiness was highly valued, you likely heard the phrase “Turn off those lights!” on a regular basis. Leaving lights on in empty rooms was seen as a sign of laziness and wastefulness. Over the past decade, a number of energy codes have picked up on this message, with mandates for sensing and controls to help reduce electricity use and the greenhouse gas emissions that might be related to its production.
How to Ensure Lighting Controls Match the Longevity of Today’s LEDs

Intermatic, Inc.

How to Ensure Lighting Controls Match the Longevity of Today’s LEDs

I’m currently in the process of planning a kitchen remodeling project and learning even more about LED lighting in the process. For example, one of the electricians looking over the room for an estimate noted that his company pretty much only works with dedicated LED downlights, now – in other words, fixtures that work with embedded LEDs, rather than more generic units that would work with LED bulbs – or any other kind of bulb, for that matter.
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