March 2010: Residential Special Report


In February 2010, two record-breaking, back-to-back snowstorms pounded the Mid-Atlantic region. Officially, the Washington,...

Homeowners have often dreamed of small-scale devices that can be installed on their roofs...

The second annual Osram Sylvania (Danvers, Mass.) Socket Survey reveals a paradox in Americans’...

Electrical contractors and independent wiring companies have been installing communication wiring in homes since...

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| March 2010
Typically, contractors know what codes and standards are in force in their market areas, and if they don’t, they should find out.

| March 2010
“CFLs in America: Lessons Learned on the Way to Market,” published by the Department of Energy (DOE), concludes that technical and quality problems with early compact fluores

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| March 2010
Some of the most dramatic lighting performance gains can be achieved by adopting solid-state lighting in the home, where incandescent lighting has met its match with products

| March 2010
Even though home automation technology has been around for decades, the opportunity it represents for electrical contractors right now is phenomenal.

| March 2010
A recently released book may be of interest to electrical contractors (ECs), especially in times like these when capital investments in new construction are so low.