Timothy Johnson

Senior Associate Editor

Timothy Johnson is senior associate editor and web manager for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine. Reach him at timothy.johnson@necanet.org

Articles by Timothy Johnson

  • Square-shaped light signals are sent through an optical fiber for enhanced data throughput.
March 2014
Optical fibers transmit data in the form of light pulses, and they are becoming a go-to solution for transmitting data thousands of miles at incredible speeds. Proponents would have you believe they are the apex of modern telecommunications technology. However, while their sheer speed is unmatched, their capacity is limited.
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March 2014
In the discussion of solar power’s potential, proponents often cite the claim that enough solar energy hits the Earth’s surface in one hour to power the world for one year. Critics, however, argue solar-power technologies have yet to achieve the ability to harvest even a fraction of that energy. READ MORE
March 2014
Among the industries seeking ways to make technology smaller, lighting is no exception. Now, a team of scientists at the University of Strasbourg in France has developed the first single-molecule light-emitting diode (LED).
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March 2014
On Feb. 10, 2014, First Lady Michelle Obama and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced that the construction industry has pledged to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years. It is part of the Joining Forces Initiative, led by Obama and Second Lady Jill Biden, intended to establish nongovernment support for returning troops.
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February 2014
The legal conflict over net neutrality has been the topic of much popular debate since 2010, and, with the latest court decision, some are concerned the existence of a free and open Internet may have come to an end.
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February 2014
Some of the greatest innovations in history have occurred in products that were previously considered commonplace, giving users capabilities they didn’t even know they wanted. Such was the case when Nest Labs Inc. came to market with its Nest learning thermostat.
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November 2013
In October, the National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (NEMA) continued its lighting product monitoring, revealing some interesting results that confirm change is occurring at the lamp level in the lighting industry.
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March 2013
President Obama gave his State of the Union Address in February, and between all the political rhetoric and criticism, there were signs that the administration’s direction could affect the construction industry. Job creation was the predominant theme throughout the speech, and to create jobs and economic growth, President Obama proposed more reinvestment in rebuilding infrastructure. READ MORE
March 2013
Extreme weather in extreme temperatures poses the most danger to electricity transmission and delivery. Unfortunately, we have seen time and again that it is in those circumstances that electricity service is needed most. That was the case when a powerful nor’easter assaulted the Northeast in February. READ MORE

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