December 2013: Lighting Special Report

 

The benefits of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as a brighter, more efficient alternative to fluorescent lamps...

In the future, windows may not only serve the primary functions of allowing light indoors...

LED illumination is adding drama to corporate campuses.

It’s a little like the chicken and the egg when you ask who sets lighting...

As the LED revolution continues to proliferate with new lighting solutions that compete with conventional...

In a YouTube video, two psychology professors staged a playful indoor exercise featuring six men...

The opportunity in the LED retrofit market is enormous, and the missteps made in rushing...

Maxis 510 Wire Wagon loader with wire, tools and supplies

Electricians frequently find themselves on job sites without a place to lay out plans and...

According to the U.S. Energy Information Association’s most recent Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS),...


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| December 2013
As the year ends, you are probably taking your final steps to minimize your business and personal tax obligations for 2013.

| December 2013
Installation requirements for arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCI) in 210.12 of National Electrical Code (NEC) have been modified considerably in the past three NEC cycles an

| December 2013
The term “Intermittency” is often used when utility-industry experts discuss the drawbacks of renewable-energy supplies.

Maxis 510 Wire Wagon loader with wire, tools and supplies, The Maxis Bendstation includes bender and conduit storage racks., Greenlee 881 mobile bend table with optional bender
| December 2013
Electricians frequently find themselves on job sites without a place to lay out plans and drawings or organize tools and materials.

Figure 1: 10-foot feeder tap, Figure 2: 25-foot feeder tap, Figure 3: Combination of taps
| December 2013
Someone recently asked me to explain the differences between the 10-foot tap rule and the 25-foot tap rule as they apply to feeders.

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