Lighting to Meet Dark-Sky Requirements
One of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Grand Canyon, is famous for its hiking trails, solitude, and beautiful nighttime views. To best optimize the stargazing experience while complying with the International Dark-Sky Association, a leading organization combating light pollution worldwide, the South Rim Visitor Center selected MH Lighting to upgrade its lighting system to utilize solutions from Vantage Controls, a brand of Legrand.
For the installation, MH Lighting used a single wire daisy chain that feeds through the individual fixtures to minimize the amount of wiring MH Lighting had to run through the park. Inside the fixture is a DALI driver from Vantage Controls that allows the fixtures to communicate with the central controller. Inside the visitor center there are two Vantage Equinox touchscreen control pads that employees and rangers use as the user interface for the lighting system.
LED Linear Lighting
CabLED is a patented LED linear strip designed for direct and indirect lighting applications for indoor, outdoor and underwater environment with worldwide project reference. Combining cable and LED technologies with design innovation, the product is designed with features seen in high-quality LED linear strips but at affordable pricing, including color consistency, long continuous lengths and flexibility. Product can be cut and connectors snapped on – no soldering required, guaranteeing a mess-free installation. Retains IP rating after cut and re-connection.
Automatic Transfer Switch
The ABB TruONETM automatic transfer switch has built-in sensors, controllers and connectivity. ABB says it’s the world’s first true automatic transfer switch to package all the necessary sensors and controllers into a single easy-to-install device that helps improve protection and makes installation 80% faster.
The TruONE ATS is designed to be simple to install, requiring only a single wire and standard enclosures. Ergonomic studies indicate this will make installation up to 80% faster and will cut cabling and commissioning times and costs by up to 90%.
Flexible LED Lighting
Flex Tube Pixel, a flexible, direct view LED strip that features RGB control of every 4.9” (125mm) section is designed for virtually any interior or exterior lighting application. Flex Tube Pixel has an impact-resistant, PVC body that can be ordered to length to suit project requirements for customized lighting applications. It’s IP68-rated and submersible to 3 feet.
LED Engine and Retrofit Kit
Fulham’s DirectAC LED Engines that were released earlier this year in a 120V version are now available in the same low-profile, self-contained LED engine with integrated driver in a new unit that can support power ratings from 120 to 277 volts.
“More of our customers are working on large construction and retrofit projects with multiple luminaire types, so we are seeing more demand for one-size-fits-all LED light kits,” said Edwin Reyes, product director, LED Light Sources, for Fulham. “The Universal DirectAC LED Engine is designed to provide a single, self-contained, low-profile lighting solution that can be installed anywhere in five to 10 minutes.”
Due to the massive growth in cloud computing, smart technology and the Internet of Things, Milwaukee Tool says Voice/Data/Video (VDV) is the fastest-growing segment of the electrical industry. The new Milwaukee Low Voltage Voice/Data/Video (VDV) tools consists of five core hand tools that will allow electricians to cut, strip, and terminate CAT3-CAT6 Ethernet cabling more efficiently and effectively.
LED Retrofit Kit
Universal Lighting Technologies expanded its line of LED retrofit solutions with its EVERLINE LED Professional Retrofit Kit (PRK). The pan-style fixture retrofit kit is designed to replace existing fluorescent solutions including prismatic troffers, direct/indirect luminaires, volumetric luminaires and parabolic luminaires. “There’s a large base of aging recessed fluorescent lighting that is a leading candidate for retrofit versus full fixture replacement,” said Stephanie Boyle, senior director of product management for Universal’s EVERLINE LED retrofit solutions. “The EVERLINE PRK family will offer an easy to install and energy-efficient LED troffer upgrade with less disruption because it goes right into the existing fixture housing.”
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Cable Tray Combo Clamp
The new Cable Tray Combo Clamp from Thomas & Betts is designed to be the only clamp or expansion guide needed to install any series of T&B Cable Tray, regardless of side rail thickness.
“The T&B Cable Tray Combo Clamp is a big step forward for installers who want a secure part that is quicker to use and easier to stock,” said Shaun Brannen, senior product manager – metal framing. “The single combination design fits any types of metallic T&B Cable Tray, which reduces the inventory of parts that installers need to carry. And the clearly marked sides and anti-twist functions make it very fast and easy to install.”
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Fans for Hazardous Locations
Hazardous Location Air Circulators are available as pedestal, wall, I-beam and ceiling-mount fans. The air circulators are designed for use in hazardous locations identified by classes I, II and III, such as oil refineries, battery charging areas, grain mills, coal mines, dry cleaners, lumber mills, welding shops, paint operations and other locations that may contain explosive gases, vapors or dust in the atmosphere.
Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) has released of its latest Nexus Series meter – the Nexus 1450 with advanced power quality, cyber secured configuration and multi-port communication. This meter is a direct physical retrofit to the Nexus 1250/1252 meters installed in thousands of sites in the United States and around the world.
The meter is used for critical metering applications such as utility and industrial substations, power plants, wind farms and solar metering to monitor both energy usage and power quality. The cyber secured implementation protects the meter from being tampered with and protects the integrity of the data.