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  • DMW2 LED from Lithonia Lighting

    How many contractors does it take to install a four-foot fluorescent fixture? Best-case scenario, two or more. That adds up to time and resources diverted away from more fruitful applications. Clunky fluorescents aren’t exactly turning heads these days either. Clearly, standard fluorescent fixtures are much less efficient than their slim-profile, energy-saving LED counterparts. That’s where Lithonia Lighting’s DMW2 LED comes in. Read more.

    05/03/2016

  • Simple Solutions from Acuity Controls sPODMRD Dimming Switchpod

    The push-down Dimming Switchpod Series of wall stations from Acuity Controls​ interface with standard Sensor Switch product line occupancy sensors to provide simple and cost effective solutions for commercial and residential lighting applications. Read more.

    03/10/2016

  • Holophane's New Phuzion LED High Bay Replaces 1,000-Watt HID

    The Phuzion PHZL LED high bay from Acuity Brands Holophane​​ is your single LED replacement for up to 1,000-watt HID, delivering consistent light levels well beyond traditional lighting and more light at higher temperatures than other LED high bays. ​​​ Read more.

    02/26/2016

  • Acuity Controls Visible Light Programming App

    Acuity Controls​ photocontrol sensors are now even easier to calibrate with the new Visual Light Programming (VLP) sensor option and your smartphone. Using VLP enabled sensors with the new Acuity VLP App aids in complying with ASHRAE and other local code requirements for photocontrol sensor programming. Learn more.

    01/11/2016

  • Sensor Switch WSX D 0-10V Dimmer and Occupancy Sensor

    Acuity Controls​ introduces the new WSX D to the Sensor Switch® product family. This elegant wall switch combines 0-10V dimming, dual technology occupancy sensing and automatic dimming photocontrol capabilities into a single device. The WSX D aids in the compliance of national and local state energy codes with a stylish,​ cost-effective solution. The WSX D can now do what used to take three devices to accomplish. Learn more.

    12/16/2015

  • BLT Series Low-Profile LED Troffer

    The BLT Series from Acuity Brands Lithonia Lighting® is your best-in-value ambient lighting solution for commercial projects. This luminaire features the popular center-basket design, volumetric distribution and an extensive selection of options and configurations. Read more.

    11/12/2015

  • Acuity Brands Sensor Switch Wireless Occupancy sensors

    Sensor Switch Wireless Occupancy sensors are available with Microphonics dual technology so you don't have to compromise performance for convenient installation. Sensors are also available in small motion standard range and large motion extended range digital PIR motion detection. Read more.

    10/28/2015

  • Lithonia Lighting TWH-LED and TWP-LED Upgrade with DLC

    Due to the creation of a new "Specialty" DLC category, the TWH-LED and TWP-LED are now DLC qualified and will be eligible for utility rebates. Learn more.

    09/29/2015

  • What You Haven’t Heard About LED Upgrades – But Should!

    When considering a lighting upgrade to LED, the brochure makes it all look so easy. The reality is there's a lot more to consider than you may realize. Graybar and special guest presenter Shelli Sedlak, Senior Lighting Specialist at the prestigious GE Nela Park Lighting Institute, conduct a lively discussion on important but often overlooked considerations regarding lighting upgrades. Watch the replay now.

    09/17/2015

  • For High-Performance, Facility-Wide Lighting Management: Acuity Controls XPoint Wireless

    From LED lighting to daylight harvesting, smart lighting has taken the world by storm. But each application has its own unique lighting needs. And, at the end of the day, smart lighting is only as smart as its controls. With easy installation and superior lighting management, performance, and monitoring, XPoint Wireless puts you in the driver’s seat. Read more.

    09/14/2015

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  • Aged Infrastructure: Ensuring Yesterday's Solutions Meet Today's Needs

    Many data centers built in the late 90’s and early 2000’s are nearing the end of their service life or perhaps running short on key resources (power/cooling/space). With increased demands placed on the physical infrastructure and continued evolution of technology, owners and operators are faced with significant challenges. Join us for a discussion on strategies to consider that may help manage our aging infrastructure.

  • HDBaseT – Structured Connectivity for Digital A/V

    As we enter a new world of UltraHD and advanced digital AV content we find that we must manage signals which may demand as much as 20Gbit/s thru-put. HDBaseT was certified by the IEEE as a global standard for advanced AV connectivity in February 2015. In this session Legrand will dissect and explore HDBaseT technology and applications. Sign up for the webinar.

    05/19/2016

  • Don’t Be in the Dark: 3 of the Biggest Misconceptions About Outdoor LED Lighting (and How to Overcome them)

    While LED lighting has become the predominant light source in new construction, many existing facilities still use and maintain costly and inefficient exterior lighting fixtures. The rapid pace of product and technology advancements reinforce the need for facility leaders to challenge long-held perceptions about relighting outdoor spaces. This webinar from Acuity Brands will discuss strategies to overcome the 3 biggest misconceptions about LED lighting for outdoor applications. Sign up for the webinar.

    05/17/2016

  • LED Lights Bring New Look to Long-Term Care Facility

    The LED upgrade at Northgate Facility is expected to deliver an estimated annual electric cost savings of $19,610 and benefited from a $35,040 utility rebate.

    05/05/2016

  • DMW2 LED from Lithonia Lighting

    How many contractors does it take to install a four-foot fluorescent fixture? Best-case scenario, two or more. That adds up to time and resources diverted away from more fruitful applications. Clunky fluorescents aren’t exactly turning heads these days either. Clearly, standard fluorescent fixtures are much less efficient than their slim-profile, energy-saving LED counterparts. That’s where Lithonia Lighting’s DMW2 LED comes in. Read more.

    05/03/2016

  • The Innovative, Snap-Together Solution: Eaton’s Bussmann Series Modular Ferrule Fuse Blocks

    Every electrical contractor knows that overcurrent protection is crucial. Otherwise, you’re in for a shock with an overload, short circuit, or ground fault on your hands. Luckily, Eaton’s Bussmann series modular ferrule fuse blocks were built tough, providing overcurrent protection for control and lighting circuits to HVAC/R equipment, panel builders, and industrial machinery. Read more.

    04/29/2016

  • VFD Drive Cable—Critical or Overkill?

    This presentation by General Cable explores the design aspects of the VFD drive cable that make it a critical part of a reliable VFD system. 

    04/18/2016

  • The Unshocking Truth About Electrical Measurement Testing

    Making a mistake while working on a high-energy electrical system can deliver a deadly blow to anyone who fails to take the right safety precautions. Join Fluke for an informative presentation that can help you avoid such hazards. An expert from Fluke Corporation will discuss the electrical dangers you may face in the workplace, the safety standards to protect you and the best practices involved with test tool safety.

    04/18/2016

  • Controlling Energy Spend and the Bottom Line Through Technology

    Join Graybar and Leviton for a webinar to learn about the benefits of installing a simple yet highly effective automated energy management eco-system and how to apply it to applications such as offices, retail spaces and restaurants.

    04/01/2016

  • How to Test 40 Gig Trunks for Hyper Datacenter Installs

    This presentation from Fluke Networks will discuss best practices for testing 40 Gig MPO Trunks and offer step-by-step instructions for using the Fluke Networks MultiFiber Pro MPO tester.

    03/29/2016