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EW’s editors are hearing lots of industry chatter about electrical manufacturers investing in software that collects information from electrical devices like lighting fixtures, circuit breakers and wiring devices. As long as an electrical device has a node, it will have its own unique Internet Protocol (IP) address, and that means you can communicate with and control it wirelessly over the web, often through a cloud-based network. You can turn it on and off, get status reports on energy usage, or alerts about maintenance issues and other information. The Internet of Things will affect our industry far beyond the lighting business.