Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Southwire's SIMpull CoilPAK

You might notice on our labor saving end caps on the counter, new product from Southwire.  Here's the scoop:

Introducing the SouthWire CoilPak

The SIMpull CoilPAK payoff eliminates the need for heavy, cumbersome spools. Instead workers use a special, patent-pending process to coil NoLube® SIMpull THNN® wire contained in a sturdy, yet lightweight package, which results in a completely tangle-free pull. The SIMpull CoilPAK payoff uses the same inertia-free pulling design as the SIMpull® WireBARREL™ wire drum, making the wire much easier to push and pull.

The CoikPak’s innovative packaging allows for increased versatility on the job site.   The package is molded with a handle that makes it easy to carry around, and when pulling wire from the package, it can lay flat or stacked directly on the floor or lift.  Southwire also offers a cart, dolly and hand truck that are all easily maneuverable and allow for installation of multiple SIMpull CoilPAK payoffs.

Watch a short video on the CoilPAK on our YouTube channel

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Commercial Lighting Control Training

Quick edit - Sean Thomas and Manny Rodriguez presented to us.  So sorry for the mistake Sean!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

We had a great training today at the Lutron Experience Center in Washington, DC.  (if you haven't been there yet, let me know! It is well worth the time.)

Sean Thomas and Manny Rodriguez presented on Commercial Lighting controls and solutions. Lighting typically accounts for 38% of electricity usage a year in new construction and retrofit commercial applications, which include spaces such as classrooms and offices. These applications can benefit from energy savings through various strategies like automatic occupancy/vacancy sensing and daylight harvesting.

Studies show that proper lighting is beneficial to occupants. By providing task-appropriate lighting and individual lighting control, you can improve comfort and occupant satisfaction, resulting in increased productivity.

Lutron's Energi TriPak requires no additional wiring. The components communicate wirelessly via Lutron's reliable Clear Connect Radio Frequency (RF) technology.  In addition, simple button press programming eliminates the need for factory commissioning.

Key points from today and product literature:
-save up to 60% of lighting electricity usage
-increase occupant comfort and productivity
-control virtually all loads
-reduce installation and programming costs

One of the cool products highlighted was Lutron's stairwell LED fixture. The stairwell fixture with PowPak stairwell controller saves energy by reducing light levels when the stairwell is occupied and lowering light levels when it is unoccupied. Want to learn more?  Visit: Energi TriPak components Stairwell Fixture or call me. I'd love to share more.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

(we'll be closed the 4rth for the holiday)

Commercial Lighting Control Contractor Install Workshop

Contractors ~ we've got a great workshop coming up for Commercial Lighting Controls. A FREE Contractor Install Workshop.

Learn how to
estimate and program effective light management solutions that can help your customers save energy and reduce maintenance costs.
Workshop will focus on:
Estimating and programing solutions that meet today’s strict energy codes and standards
Market overview: trends, influencers, incentives and codes/standards
Wireless retrofit products and solutions: Energi TriPak family, digital ballasts, occupancy/vacancy sensors and daylight sensors
No fee to attend! All attendees will receive:

FREE Simple Energy Retrofit Package
Workbook that includes all seminar presentations for future reference
Access to one-day only specials on retrofit solutions—perfect for use in mock-up installations
July 25, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 N
Lunch to follow
Lutron Experience Center
455 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 770
Washington, DC 20001