Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Damage from bad wiring can be shocking IndyStar.com The Indianapolis Star
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
IEC Chesapeake Apprenticeship & Training and AFC Cable Systems, Inc. presents:
AFC Cable Systems Presentation
At IEC Chesapeake – Odenton Training Center
1424 Odenton Road, Odenton, MD 21113
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
Please join us as Lyn Brigham, Eastern Sales Manager of AFC Cable Systems, Inc. presents NEC Articles 330 and 320 and introduces AFC’s “NEW” MC-Quik™ & MC-Stat™ Cables unique features and “green” qualities. She’ll also touch on MC-Plus™ designs to suit NEC 210.4B.
Learn about the labor saving techniques and the many versatile applications for each cable type relative to the NEC. There are more places in and out of the building to use these flexible niche cables than you may have thought. Literature, samples and specifications will be provided.
• Superneutral Cables™
• Homerun Cables™
• Fire Alarm/Control Cables™
• “NEW” MC-PLUS Cables™
• “NEW” MC-Quik™ & MC-Stat™ Cables
If you'd like to attend, please download the pdf invite/registration at http://www.dominionelectric.com/news.htm
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
My next few posts will highlight some Philips LED fixtures. Today I've got the Philips eW Downlight. High-efficiency, sleek surface-mount fixture for general illumination. Its low profile housing allows for unobtrusive installation in wide-ranging interior environments. Ideal for low ambient level environments in hospitality and multi-unit residential exterior and interior applications.
Friday, June 4, 2010
In case you can't click on it and see what it says, here's the deal: Receive 1 raffle ticket for every Uniframe and 5 tickets for every LED unit purchased June 14th-30th. Purchases must go through stock. Drawing at the end of the month, with prizes of a Sony Bravia 32" LCD HDTV and a 64GB Ipod touch! So here's the schedule:
Tue. June 15th ~ Arlington 7 am, DC 11 am
Wed. June 16th ~ Laurel 7 am, Gaithersburg 11 am
Thu. June 17th ~ Leesburg 7 am, Chantilly 11 am
Fri. June 18th ~ Manassas AND Baltimore 7 am
We hope to see lots of you out at our counters. Even if you don't need to buy any right now, it's a great opportunity to see these new LED products in action, so come on out!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
There are many ways to become more green and it isn't just CFL's and LED's (although those are two good options.) I recently completed a job using energy saving halogen lamps. My customer was a high end furniture shop in Georgetown. We needed something that would beautifully show their products and work with their existing lighting fixtures, as well as, save them energy.
After reviewing the space and conducting an energy audit, I recommended replacing their old 90 watt PAR lamps with a Philips Halogen Energy Advantage IR PAR 38 Lamp which would use 70 watts. This simple switch saved them 20 watts per lamp for each of the 137 lamps in the retail space, gave them the same light output, and extended the lamp life. This gave the customer energy savings as well as maintenance savings with a return on investment of under a year.
Proving again that Solutions aren't always complicated! Thanks Pete!