July 2011: Control Systems


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| July 2011
The many advantages of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for general illumination have outweighed their limitations, except when it comes to dimming.

| July 2011
Leverage is generally defined as the ability to generate more results with less direct effort.

| July 2011
Risk is a part of life, but it’s more immediate and apparent in some lives—including those spent in the construction industry.

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| July 2011
Any given year has its predictions. If you’re reading this article, the world as we knew/know it didn’t end on May 21—one of the most publicized predictions for 2011.

| July 2011
Contractors who do fiber optic projects should be familiar with most of the usual applications, such as telecom, cable television, local area networks and closed-circuit tele