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

| April 2016
There is no shortage of blustering and boasting in the digital age, as entrepreneurs and innovators always claim to have invented the next big thing.

| April 2016
For the ease light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can offer in providing an effective, low-draw and energy-efficient lighting solution, the considerations to their use are many.

Image courtesy of NASA
| April 2016
The city of Chicago announced The Chicago Smart Lighting Project on Sunday, April 17th.

| April 2016
As Section 110.2 States, The National Electrical Code (NEC) provides installation requirements for electrical conductors and equipment that are either required or permitted to