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Articles in this section are intended to help electrical contractors grow and improve their businesses, from financial and legal advice to creating a service and maintenance department. You’ll find articles on estimating projects and more below. 

Light-emitting diode (LED) technology seems to be all the rage in the lighting industry, and those in the know are more than aware of its many benefits. However, for the average consumer, the world of LEDs is still an unknown.


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For years, wire supplies have been rolled around in drums for storage, shipping and transporting to job sites. The traditional spool material is solid wood, but, today, cable reels also are made of plywood, steel and plastic, offering improved durability or lighter weight.


It was only recently that incandescent lamps were rendered obsolete. Now fluorescent lamps are due for an upgrade.


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