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Getting Smarter is Also Getting Cheaper

Eaton

Getting Smarter is Also Getting Cheaper

Remember when you had to get up off the sofa to turn down the lights? Well, that necessity is quickly disappearing as more of us are turning to Alexa or Siri to handle the task. Over the past few years, smart switches and outlets have become prominent wish-list items for many electrical contractors’ customers.
Fiber Optics – Some of the Benefits for Datacomm

Legrand North America

Fiber Optics – Some of the Benefits for Datacomm

I can remember when my brother and I would talk long distance.

Across the yard … with two tin cans and a tight string.

Times have certainly changed, haven't they. And as technology advances, almost hourly, I'm sure changes will always be with us.
Fiber Optics – The Saga Continues

Legrand North America

Fiber Optics – The Saga Continues

In a different article, I mentioned a few of the benefits of fiber optic cable as opposed to copper cable for networks. They included:

  • High bandwidth levels to handle web conferencing, HD video streaming, and cloud-based applications faster and more reliably
  • High signal strength and low attenuation for lower signal degradation
  • Resistance to external factors such as corrosion, water damage, and inclement weather
  • Resistance to electromagnetic interference
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Transitioning From Flexible to Rigid

Hubbell RACO/TayMac/Bell

Transitioning From Flexible to Rigid

And I'm not talking about my danged old back (although that happened the other day doing yard work). No, I'm talking about the inevitable transition from flexible armored conduit to either a circuit panel or rigid conduit.

If you've done any commercial or industrial wiring, you know what I mean. Lighting runs are the worst.
Smarter Lighting Through Smarter Dimming Switches

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Smarter Lighting Through Smarter Dimming Switches

Home automation. Once belonging to the realm of science fiction movies, the home of the future is here today.

Certainly, convenience is one of the benefits that springs to mind immediately. I love the fact that I can traverse from my bedroom to the kitchen via a lighted path … no toe stubbing potential at all.
Smart Dimming Switch Tech

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Smart Dimming Switch Tech

Smart dimming switches, and smart devices in general, can be controlled by various technologies. And they're almost as varied as the choices you have for the lighting control options you want.

Most of them require a Wi-Fi connection of some sort, if only to set them up with an app on your phone.
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