December 2012: Lighting Special Report

 

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

According to Department of Energy statistics, about 22 percent of all electricity generated in the United States...

Article 240 in the National Electrical Code (NEC) provides general requirements for overcurrent protection and...

Joel Spira, who founded Lutron Electronics Co. in 1961, invented the first solid-state dimmer in...

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

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

The next step is to develop the basis of design or design intent, which can...

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


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| December 2012
The continuing advances of power hand tools receive much attention, and many are linked directly to lithium-ion battery platforms.

| December 2012
While researching for last month’s article, I was quite surprised to find many contractors and estimators who did not understand the basic concepts of paperless estimating.

| December 2012
There’s an old joke about Michelangelo in which he explains how he was able to create his enormous 6-ton, 17-foot-high sculpture of the young, biblical hero David: Michelangel

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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

| December 2012
As you read this article, the election is over but wind-energy proponents likely still are biting their nails over their own extremely tight race.

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