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Look for the UL – and CSA - Label

Electri-Flex Co.

Look for the UL – and CSA - Label

I’ve written a lot about safety standards over the years, along with the importance of looking for the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) label on electrical products. The experience of some friends of mine recently underscored why checking for the backing of a major safety organization like UL should be a part of shopping for new devices.
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, Wireless Control, and a Danish King

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.

Lighting, Wireless Control, and a Danish King

Harald Gormsson. Name ring a bell for you?

He was a king back in the 900's and was famous for two things. The first was uniting Denmark and Norway in 958. Quite an accomplishment, although the union didn't last all that long. But it eventually formed part of the Scandinavian region.
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Making the Connection: Matching Disconnect Switches to Their Application

Mennekes Electrical Products

Making the Connection: Matching Disconnect Switches to Their Application

Motor disconnect switches are a critical safety element in industrial settings, but just how much protection they provide – and how long they last – is dependent on how well each switch is matched to its setting. Specifiers have a number of options to choose from, including housing materials and internal electronics.
Bluetooth for Lighting and More

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.

Bluetooth for Lighting and More

In another article, we discussed the origin of the moniker for Bluetooth technology. If you haven't read it, make sure you do.

We also talked about the first two iterations of Bluetooth tech—Bluetooth BR/EDR (Basic Rate/Enhanced Data Rate) and Bluetooth LE (Low Energy)—as well as their strengths and weaknesses.
From the Sky to the Earth: Solar Power Grounding

BURNDY® LLC

From the Sky to the Earth: Solar Power Grounding

I'll be honest with you. Up until a year or two ago, solar power was a mystery to me. In fact, my experience was pretty much limited to the plugin solar panels that charged my outdoor spotlights and security cameras.

Nail it down somewhere that would expose it to maximum sunlight, plug it in, and you're good to go.

Quick, clean, and simple, right?
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Install receptacle in a concrete floor box, the NEAT WAY
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QuickLatch™ with installed strut clip SAVES TIME
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