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Better Solar Components Mean Less Expensive Installations

Bridgeport Fittings, Inc.

Better Solar Components Mean Less Expensive Installations

If you think you’re seeing solar panels on more of your neighbors’ houses lately, there’s a good reason: solar power is getting cheaper. Even as federal tax credits are being reduced, installed costs continue to fall. This is thanks to both less expensive – and more efficient – panels and inverters, along with money- and time-saving improvements to all the ancillary hardware required to put systems in place.
When Your LED Engine Dies, Fix It

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.

When Your LED Engine Dies, Fix It

Luminaires manufactured with LEDs (light emitting diodes) are quickly becoming the preferred form of lighting in both commercial and industrial lighting. Even residential lighting is moving toward that option.

For example, LED fixtures and bulbs illuminate about 95% of my own home, including outdoor flood lighting.
GFCI – Killing the Buzz Before It Kills You

Molex Incorporated

GFCI – Killing the Buzz Before It Kills You

Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs for short … no pun intended) are nothing new. They first became a Code requirement in the 1970s, required for outdoor receptacles and around swimming pools. Actually, they were required for underwater pool lighting earlier than that.

Nowadays, they're required in a lot more places: kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and that dank, dark basement of yours.
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GFCI Protection – An Industrial/Commercial Requirement

Molex Incorporated

GFCI Protection – An Industrial/Commercial Requirement

In another article, we looked at ground fault circuit interrupters for the home and hearth. But, that's not the only place GFCIs are used and required.

In the work environment, their use is governed by OSHA, NEC® and other codes and standards.
Protection Against Serious Head Injury

Klein Tools, Inc.

Protection Against Serious Head Injury

Anybody who spends regular time on a jobsite knows the value a well-made hardhat provides – sometimes I think I could use one just getting around the furnace pipes in my low-ceilinged basement. But hardhats aren’t a buy once and forget it kind of product. For a number of reasons, hardhats and their impact-absorbing suspensions need replacement on a regular basis. By not updating this equipment, you could be leaving yourself open to serious injury or worse.
How to Add Power to Your Wire-Fishing Efforts

Greenlee

How to Add Power to Your Wire-Fishing Efforts

Getting wire from point A to point B can require some ingenuity. Fishing tape is one popular manual option, but it can be time-consuming and can put some strain on installers’ joints. Depending on site conditions, contractors also can turn to machine-powered options to make the job a little easier. Power fishing can be a labor-saving alternative for all or part of a wiring installation job.
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