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Lighting Project Planning Tips

Lighting Project Planning Tips

Whether lighting a space for the first time or doing an upgrade, you can do an outstanding job if you consider some issues before specifying what fixtures and how many. Here are some issues to consider before signing off on that bill of materials: How much light is needed at the work surfaces? The answer […]

When Did You Last Think About How Dangerous Electricity Is?

When Did You Last Think About How Dangerous Electricity Is?

One way to prevent bad safety habits from creeping up on you is to think about just how dangerous electricity really is. Have you thought of these facts, lately? Safety grounds can be unsafe. First of all, make sure the safety ground is bonded to the same grounding system as the incoming power (e.g., bond […]

Pushing People is Not the Answer

Pushing People is Not the Answer

People can work only so fast. Pushing them to hurry means they will make mistakes, and then take even more time to completion. If you want people to get more work done in less time, you need to be smarter about what you are having them do and you need to help them work smarter. […]

Hermetic Motors, Part 2

Hermetic Motors, Part 2

Hermetic motors have nameplate requirements beyond those applicable to other motors [440.4]. One of the things the nameplate must provide is the rated-load current (RLC). It can, at the option of the manufacturer, be marked on the equipment the motor is in rather than the motor nameplate. This RLC value is significant, because you must […]

FLIR Announces Thermal Imaging Digital Multimeter

FLIR Announces Thermal Imaging Digital Multimeter

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the FLIR DM284, an all-in-one digital multimeter equipped with a built-in thermal imager powered by FLIR’s Lepton(R) thermal micro-camera core. The FLIR DM284 is the newest test and measurement instrument to feature FLIR’s Infrared Guided Measurement (IGM) technology that helps guide professionals to potential problems by clearly visualizing temperature differences. Differentiated from standard multimeters, the […]