April 2016: Smart Lighting


Looking beyond the apps

In the not-too-distant future, 
a time may come when electrical contractors will entertain their grandchildren...

While the light-emitting diode (LED) has gotten a lot of attention in recent years, another...

Outdoor settings are good demonstration sites to compare lighting choices. This parking lot originally featured metal halide fixtures. (Shown here)

Be it for selection, verification or refinement, a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting installation demonstration is...

In some ways, electrical contractors are becoming manufacturers. Companies of all sizes are prefabricating and...

For the ease light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can offer in providing an effective, low-draw and energy-efficient...

With cities and utilities worldwide upgrading to light-emitting diode (LED) lighting for streets and outdoor...

Flire CM174 600A AC/DC imaging clamp meter with infrared guided measurement

Thermal imaging is a well-established method of detecting potential problems and issues in electrical systems....

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| April 2016
The National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) are the only American National Standards Institute-approved performance and workmanship industry standards for electrical

| April 2016
Every month, we pick the top Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

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As I wrote in Part I of this article: “There is no such thing as a new $5,000 Rolls-Royce.

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According to the American Wind Energy Association, the U.S. led the world in wind energy production in 2015. The U.S.

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In the “Downton Abbey” series finale, Cousin Isobel says, “We’re going forward into the future, not back into the past.” And the Dowager Countess replies, “If only we had the