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Couch Potato Power! Not Just For Sleeping Anymore

Legrand North America

Couch Potato Power! Not Just For Sleeping Anymore

Got a call the other night about 1:00 o'clock in the morning. I had to go into the plant to troubleshoot an electrical problem. When I finally made it back home, I crashed on the couch, worn out, too tired to even take off my boots.

I lay there for a little bit, and finally fell asleep. Needing to get up at 6 the next day, I put my phone on the arm of the couch with the alarm clock set.
When the Table Are Turned … You Still Have Power

Legrand North America

When the Table Are Turned … You Still Have Power

About 15 years ago, a friend of mine and I remodeled a vending room area. It used to be full of snack machines and microwaves lined up around 3 walls. We turned that area into a nifty conference room. Ronnie did the carpentry work, building a very nice U shaped workspace around an open area where the speaker would stand.
Taking Wireless Lighting Control Outdoors

Legrand North America

Taking Wireless Lighting Control Outdoors

I'd not thought of this before until I came across some interesting lighting products. Using wireless lighting control indoors is almost second nature to me. I love the technology, to be honest. I can't remember the last time I touched a switch at home to turn lights on or off.

Okay … I haven't fully integrated the kitchen yet … but that's coming soon to a Maurer home near me. The lights I have in there aren't "smart" enough. And they cost me a good chunk of change, so I don't want to trash them.
Lutron Residential & Commercial Sensors
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Smarter Lighting for Smarter Homes

Legrand North America

Smarter Lighting for Smarter Homes

It's kind of been a theme lately. Smart offices, smart buildings … and smart homes. Believe me, I'm all for it. It's not that I'm to lazy to turn off lights. It's just that, well, sometimes I forget.

Automation and voice control help overcome my forgetfulness.
Hang a Fan or Fixture Wherever You Need It

Arlington Industries, Inc.

Hang a Fan or Fixture Wherever You Need It

There are great products that make a contractor's life easier as far as fan and fixture placement is concerned. Whether you're doing new construction or retrofit "old work," there are box options that make installs easier.

And some of them keep the drywall guys from messing with you.
Ways to Avoid Property Damage Caused by Electrical Fires

Gardner Bender

Ways to Avoid Property Damage Caused by Electrical Fires

October is fire safety month. Home electrical fires account for an estimated $1.5 billion in property damage each year. Gardner Bender’s testers make it easy and safe to test electrical systems and avoid accidents.
 
As a part of fire safety, it is important to have smoke alarms that work properly and are installed with a fully charged battery. Gardner Bender offers several solutions for testing multiple types of batteries, including our GBT-3502 Household Battery Tester and our GBT-500A Analog Battery Tester.
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