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Talking About Lighting Upgrades

Talking About Lighting Upgrades

No doubt, LED technology has moved lighting to a whole new level. But it’s not true that “lighting upgrade” automatically means conversion to LED. When your potential customers think that it does, the price tag can cause them to scale back or simply not do the upgrade. You need to refocus your customers on the […]

Preventing Common Electrical Hazards, Part 1

Preventing Common Electrical Hazards, Part 1

Each year, OSHA reports on deaths and injuries attributable to electricity. In most cases, the deaths and injuries are due to one or more unsafe acts. So most of these deaths and injuries are preventable. In this short series, we’ll look at some things you can do to protect yourself. Let’s start with a product […]

Do It At The Shop

Do It At The Shop

Some things are done more efficiently in the shop than in the field. The more work you can do in the controlled environment of the shop, the lower your costs of completing a job. Some examples: In the field, four electricians may be walking back and forth to the conduit bender, which is often not […]

Circuit Protection for Hermetic Motors

Circuit Protection for Hermetic Motors

Part III of Article 440 provides the requirements for branch-circuit short-circuit and ground-fault protection. These requirements are intended to be used as a companion to the requirements in Article 240. That means your design basis will be Article 240, but you will refer to Article 440 for amendments and additions to the Article 240 requirements. […]

How to Go Home Safely at the End of the Day

How to Go Home Safely at the End of the Day

Safety standards of all types are written for a reason: to ensure we all go home safely at the end of the day. When it comes to electrical safety, the hazards are deadly and manifest themselves quickly, leaving virtually no response time for personnel. When performing the routine tasks of maintenance eand troubleshooting, a technician […]