Electrical Contractor Magazine

December 2012: Lighting Special Report

 

While researching for last month’s article, I was quite surprised to find many contractors and estim

According to Department of Energy statistics, about 22 percent of all electricity generated in the U

Article 240 in the National Electrical Code (NEC) provides general requirements for overcurrent prot

Joel Spira, who founded Lutron Electronics Co.

The lighting retrofit was one of the first services that electrical contractors (ECs) entering the e

“The new and emerging energy market is creating quite a buzz among ECs at conferences like Lightfair

The next step is to develop the basis of design or design intent, which can be expressed using two b

With the growing popularity of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in different applications, manufacturers


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December 2012
These days, it seems every aspect of our energy consumption is transforming, and in that regard, the lighting industry is no exception. READ MORE
December 2012
In the early days of fiber optics, the biggest complaint was about the difficulty of installing connectors. You had to mix epoxy and inject it into the connector. READ MORE
December 2012
If every form of promising new technology has a catch, then, with electric vehicles (EVs), that catch has to be the charging times. READ MORE
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December 2012
The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) recently completed the installation of nearly 1,600 light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires that light walkways and gras READ MORE
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December 2012
The National Park Service (NPS) opened a net-zero energy visitor center in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA), the first of its kind in the nearly 40 READ MORE

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