It can be safely said that 2016 has been a memorable year in Washington, D.C. Everything the experts knew about politics was turned upside down and inside out as the election results broke nearly every rule we have ever known.
Color tuning opens a world of opportunities in lighting design, proving itself useful in a seemingly endless supply of applications—designing lighting “scenes” for special occasions, creating different atmospheres for a hotel versus a hospital or shifting the color temperature of the light in the ro
In October, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to “transform” New York City’s bridges and tunnels “for the 21st Century.” The plan has four goals: reduce congestion, combat emerging security threats, increase flood resiliency and promote energy conservation.
A report released jointly in October by the Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) and the World Wildlife Fund shows that leadership in the corporate world may now be fully engaged in the push for more renewable-energy generation.
Everyone has encountered difficult contractors. You may or may not have an idea of what would be the ideal contractor to work with, but everyone has at least one clear instance of a general contractor that seemed to be from some evil nether region.
Pliers, wire strippers, screwdrivers and crimpers are all basic hand tools electricians have used for decades. However, compared to older versions, continuing advancements and improvements have made today’s hand tools more versatile, easier to use and more durable.
I perform many takeoffs for industrial projects. One of the significant differences between commercial and industrial work is the feeders, which can account for more than 80 percent of the time needed to complete the takeoff.
In this month’s column, I talk with Brett Brenner, president, Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), about the foundation’s mission, the services it offers, the dangers of counterfeit electrical products and more.
What is the ESFI and its membership about?
With the new presidential administration coming into the White House, will this be the year of advancing infrastructure? Will there be a diversified trillion dollar infrastructure project to jumpstart the economy as well as fill your schedules and your wallets?
Ideas That Work is one of the most consistently well-read features in the magazine. Every month, it fosters community and idea sharing among contractors, electricians, and installers with the goal of saving our readers time, money, and frustration.
Crops, of course, have always relied on three things from nature: soil, water, and sunlight. If executives at AeroFarms have their way, though, the future of crop growing will be mesh cloth, small amounts of water, and LED lights.
Ideal Industries’ Linear X3 compression kit contains tools designed to connect F-type, BNC and RCA compression connectors on coaxial cable. It includes the Linear X3 adjustable compression tool, the PrepPRO... READ MORE
Arlington’s FLBT4400 series countertop box kit comes with an installed UL-listed, decorator-style GFCI or TR receptacle or a combo with a receptacle and two USB ports. The gasketed trapdoor cover... READ MORE
Zoro’s 100-ft., 14/3 AWG SJTW lighted extension cord has an orange-and-blue striped PVC jacket, a power indicators, and reinforced blades and molded plugs designed to prevent accidental bending and breaking.... READ MORE
Lutron Electronics’ Diva 0–10V DC dimmer and switch features a large paddle switch and small slider. It offers three-way functionality for third-party 0–10V fluorescent ballasts and LED drivers, and no... READ MORE
Southwire Tools’ noncontact voltage detectors line includes four models. The 40150N is dual-range, has a worklight and detects voltage from 12V–1,000V. The 40136N, 40126N and 40116N have rear-facing flashlights, a... READ MORE
Ganz Security’s Genstar AHD Series Z8-N4NFN4AN outdoor bullet camera has a 1,080p HD resolution, a 75-degree field of vision, an IP-66 rating, 3-D noise reduction and aluminum housing. It also... READ MORE
Lutron Electronics’ MyRoom light, temperature and shade control system is designed to reduce energy costs in hotel guest rooms. It features guest-presence detection using occupancy sensing, door open/close and keypad... READ MORE
LBL Lighting’s Sphere line-voltage pendant features a crisscross-patterned die-cast aluminum heat sink and an optional warm color dimming LED module, which gradually changes color from 3,000K to 2,200K. It can... READ MORE
Jeff Gavin, LEED Green Associate, is the owner of Gavo Communications, a sustainability-focused marketing services firm serving the energy and construction industries. He can be reached at email@example.com.