Electrical Supplies: Buyer’s Guide

If you are looking for electrical supplies to purchase for your next project, you need to make sure what you are buying is a quality item. When you are working with electricity, safety is paramount and faulty electrical supplies just won’t cut it. You also want well-made equipment that will do the work efficiently and last a long time. There are many factors you need to consider ensuring you are making a smart choice when purchasing electrical supplies. Finding the Right Electrical Supplier Finding a good electrical supply retailer is important. Here are some steps you might take before purchasing,

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Comparing HID and LED Lighting

Whether you work in the electrical field, or are an at home do-it-yourselfer, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with different types of lighting. If you are looking to light up a large area, your choices are pretty much limited to HID or LED lighting. In this article, we will explore the differences between the two types of lighting and see which one might be the best choice for certain applications. HID Lighting Let’s first look at how HID lighting works. Whereas most light bulbs have a filament, HID light bulbs have a capsule of gas. The light

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Computing your Electrical Outlet Limit

If you are building a home, one of the most important things that you need to consider is an electrical outlet location plan. This will help you ensure that your appliances won’t be plugged in a single current, which could lead to an overload and fire. It will also help you assess whether you’re going over your electrical outlet limit. In fact, over 5,300 annual fire accident cases were recorded in the US. Most of these incidents happened during the holidays. Can you imagine how our electrical outlets are overloaded – the Christmas lights, music, and several decors, just to

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Exploring the Possibility of Generating Electricity from Our Bloodstream

Wouldn’t it be crazy if we could get electricity from our bloodstream?  I mean, say your phone loses power and you have no way to charge it. Imagine being able to rely on your own body to supply that power. Well, scientists are currently working to make this a reality. Find out how getting electricity from our bloodstream could be a viable option in the near future. The Research Behind Harnessing Electricity from Our Bloodstream The research that is happening to enable getting electricity from our bloodstream to become a reality is taking place at Fudan University in China. They

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The Significance of Electrical Metering Services

Electrical metering services can help save residences and businesses money and time when it comes to implementing an energy management plan. This can be done by providing energy management solutions, smart meter/AMI implementations, field metering services, meter testing, call center operations and contract meter reading. Read on to find out more about what an electrical metering service can do for you. What Electrical Metering Services Offer Here is a more in-depth view of some of the services offered by an electrical metering company: Contract Meter Reading: A qualified electrical metering service can provide regular visits to make sure your meter

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UT/GIS offers H2Volt for Water Feature Testing

Utility Testing and Geographic Information Systems (UT/GIS) has recently released H2Volt, the first standardized contact voltage safety testing program for pools, marinas, and other public water features. The H2Volt is a routine maintenance program with multiple testing procedures to ensure that these water features adhere to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Guide, IEEE-1695™. The first step, which labeled as the “dry side” test, will inspect all the equipment, devices and accessories that do not have a direct contact with water. The second step, which they call “wet side” testing, will check all the things that have direct

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Eaton Recalls 30A and 60A Safety Switches

Eaton recalls 30A and 60A safety switches that are commonly used for heavy commercial, utility and industrial applications. These were manufactured between November 19, 2018 to January 23, 2018, which were sold in US and Canada. Affected cataog numbers included in the safety bulletin: According to the bulletin Eaton released, these safety switches can supply power even when the handle is in the “off” position. The error could potentially result in serious injuries or death. Eaton has clarified that as of July 2, 2018, there were no reports that these safety switches have caused injuries. The company’s distributors in the

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2-Year Agreement between OSHA and ISEA to Improve the Workers’ Safety

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has signed a 2-year contract last July 21, 2018, that seals their formal alliance agreement to prevent life-causing threats brought by the workplace accidents. They have both agreed to various goals, which include the improvement of awareness by providing pieces of training and programs to construction workers and supervisors to ensure that they will do the necessary precautions through proper selection, use, and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE). The websites of the two agencies will also be updated to provide the necessary links that will help

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NEMA’S Whitepaper Predicts Energy Savings from Lighting Systems

This year, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) released the NEMA LSD 79-2018 Predicted Energy Savings from Lighting Systems, a new whitepaper that provides a systematic framework on how various lighting systems can help commercial properties estimate their electricity consumption based on different recommendations Based on the whitepaper, the author mentioned in the Purpose how a consumer can assess the efficacy of a lighting control system based on the savings that one can acquire from it. “While the potential to save energy short term is very clear, a method is necessary to estimate the long-term average savings that can be

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How to Eliminate Cable Clutter

Cable Clutter — with the evolving technology, it’s a problem many of us face. It can lead to confusion as we attempt to find which cable leads to what; not to mention that its unsightly. It can go haywire so let US Electrical Services, Inc. (USESI) help you find some good ways to eliminate cable clutter. Eliminate Cable Clutter at Your Power Strip A power strip is a good starting place to eliminate cable clutter. While surge protectors are a good idea for both convenience and safety, they’re often not the most attractive item, especially when they have countless cables

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