April 2014: Solid-State Lighting


Why lighting professionals matter

Lighting upgrades have long been recognized as one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to...

Manufacturers are focusing on developing decorative, sculptural OLED creations, such as Osram Sylvania's Rollercoaster luminaire.

The organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is one of the lighting industry’s most exciting technologies. It...

Electrical professionals understand that the purpose of a smoke detection and alarm system is generally...

Department of Energy statistics reveal that approximately 22 percent of all electricity generated in the...

Validation for SSL costs come in all sorts of ways, including the need for less copper wire.

If your sales pitch regarding light-emitting diode (LED) technology is that it lasts forever, uses...

Panduit PanTherLS8EQ thermal transfer printer

It wasn’t that long ago that portable labeling tools were simple devices that embossed letters...

While lighting control technology has proven to be a great means for reducing energy consumption,...

Rather than plugging it into the wall, imagine charging a cell phone or other portable...

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| April 2014
In February’s column, I discussed why the Electrical Transmission & Distribution (ET&D) Partnership is an example of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (

| April 2014
Nearly 40 percent of all occupational deaths occur as a result of transportation-related incidents. A majority of them occur in traffic work zones.

| April 2014
I have always been interested in labor-saving gadgets and how they affect an estimate.

| April 2014
Jim Dollard has an extensive background in codes and standards. If you have a query about the National Electrical Code (NEC), Jim will help you solve it.

Why lighting professionals matter

| April 2014
Lighting upgrades have long been recognized as one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to cut a building’s energy use.