Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Remke Stainless Steel Cord Connectors

Only Remke Industries offers it customers Stainless Steel Cord Connectors that are in stock in sizes up to 3 inches.

Since 1998, Remke has been manufacturing Type 304 Stainless Steel Cord Connectors in conduit sizes from 1/4 to 3 inches – the largest offering in the industry. All Remke Stainless Steel Connectors feature an embedded Viton® O-Ring -- optional from other suppliers – and neoprene grommets for enhanced sealing capabilities. In addition, Remke is the only manufacturer with optional wire mesh grips for all conduit sizes as well as optional stainless steel locknuts.

Remke manufactures two types of Stainless Steel Cord Connectors:

•Type 304 Stainless Steel

◦Providing excellent corrosion resistance & toughness and widely used in food processing facilities, medical product production, slaughter & packing houses, petrochemical plants and chemical manufacturing factories

•Type 316 Stainless Steel

◦A ‘heavy-duty’ grade that withstands attack by many industrial chemicals, solvents & acids making it ideal for use in severe environments requiring the highest levels of corrosion resistance such as pulp & paper mills, pharmaceutical production and wastewater treatment. Type 316 is specified for marine use (like offshore oil platforms) and FDA-mandated washdown applications in food processing plants.

Remke Stainless Steel Cord Connectors are UL Listed in the 3/8” thru 1-1/2” sizes – the broadest range in the industry with a UL listing. Grommets are also available in optional high temperature silicone and multiple hole configurations.

For more information about the complete line of Remke Stainless Steel Cord Connectors please contact Remke Industries, 310 Chaddick Drive, Wheeling IL 60090, 800-383-1524. Or visit the company website at

Monday, June 27, 2011

Arlington's Mounting Kits For Security Cameras

Arlington's 8161 series offers flexible solutions for mounting security cameras, detectors, and more. Try the 8161TR, 8161BR, 8161BP or 8161CB, and coupled with our SC5, security camera mounting kit for a complete look.

Please visit our site for additional information:

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wire Grabber™ and Kits by Arlington Industries

Arlington's NEW Wire Grabber™ and Kits. Perfect for dry or wet locations, Wire Grabber's hold on braided wire is unaffected by oil or grease. It holds an angular load as well as any other static load up to 100lbs, including high bay light fixtures.

Easy length adjustment with a screw-driver, without kinking or bending the wire- no special tool required. Connector ships fully assembled.

Kits available: Single with looped end or "Y" kits with toggles or hooks - with 2mm (0.080") braided wire, in a variety of lengths between five and thirty feet. Rolls of braided support wire also sold separately.

Please visit our site for additional information:

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hubbell tradeSELECT Slide Dimmer

The Hubbell tradeSELECT Slide Dimmer offers slide to off activation, full range dimming, decorator styling and energy saving control. See much more at

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hubbell Circuit Lock Motor Disconnect for use with VFDs

The HBLDS3VFD 30A CIRCUIT-LOCK® Non-Fused Disconnect Switch for use with Variable Frequency Drives

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

RACO Universal Protection Plates & Video Installation Demo

Cat. #: 701R, 702R, 700F, 701F, 702F, 701FG, 701FD, 702FD, 701RD, 702RD

Reusable, Snap-on Protection for Power and Data Prefab & New Construction

Protection Covers for use with Mudrings
  • No hardware required for use
  • Durable steel construction - use multiple times
  • Knockouts in cover allow for use of screws to prevent theft and add additional security (not included)
  • Recessed tab allows cover to be removed easily
Use with masonry boxes & multigang switch boxes
  • No hardware required for use
  • Durable steel construction - use multiple times
  • Knockouts in cover allow for use of screws to prevent theft and add additional security (not included)
  • For use with RACO® non-gangable masonry boxes and multi-gang switch boxes 686 and 687
Protection Covers for low voltage mounting rings/brackets
  • No hardware required for use
  • Durable steel construction - use multiple times
  • Knockouts in cover allow for use of screws to prevent theft and add additional security (not included)
  • Designed for use with Caddy® MP1S™ and MP2S™ low-voltage mounting rings
  • Features patented wire retrieval loop that allows data cable to be attached to cover - NO MORE LOST CABLE IN THE WALL!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Progress participates in IBACOS Lab Home

Some of the fixtures Progress Lighting contributed to the project

From the outside, the 2,100 square foot house may look like any other home in Pittsburgh’s Cobblestone Estates. But this is not your typical house.

The Energy Efficient Lab Home is the latest demonstration project from IBACOS, a building consulting firm that acts as the team leader for the Department of Energy’s Building America program. IBACOS brought in S&A Homes to build the house and also teamed up with Best Practices Research Alliance, a research-based community focused on improving the quality and performance of homes.

The team works to discover methods to stretch the limits of efficiency in order to discover a way to make net zero homes-homes that waste no energy- affordable to build.  S&A Homes completed the house in fall 2010 and the house will undergo round-the-clock performance testing for the next three years.

Along with many other systems being tested, various lighting schemes combining CFL, incandescent and LEDs will be tested. The study will look at how the Energy Star-rated appliances perform as part of the whole house. Progress Lighting was excited to have the opportunity to participate in the project by contributing several LED Energy Star qualified fixtures to be used in the house. We choose a variety of interior and exterior downlights, decorative lighting and outdoor fixtures to help complete this unique project.

“When it comes to solid state lighting products, Progress Lighting is committed to educating homeowners, homebuilders and consumers about the variety of lighting alternatives that are in the marketplace today,” says Todd Roy, director of builder sales and marketing for Progress Lighting. “By participating in programs such as the IBACOS Lab Home, Progress Lighting can show individuals, through real-world applications, that energy efficient lighting technologies can be incorporated into both new and existing homes, while saving energy and reducing environmental impact without sacrificing aesthetic appeal.”

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hubbell-Wiegmann Slope Top Enclosures

Hubbell-Wiegmann is proud to announce another ULTIMATE series product, “SLOPE TOP” enclosures. “Slope tops” are designed to house and protect electrical and electronic components from harsh, dirty environments. For use in installations where dirt, dust, oil, water or other contaminants are present. Streamlined styling, 20 degree slope top, flush latching, and attractive durable finish complement any high tech electronic equipment (offered both in Carbon steel and 304 Stainless steel). Download the PDF Spec sheet
  • 20 Degree sloped top
  • Ultimate accessory driven
  • Increased tub opening for better access
  • Larger sub panels to accommodate bigger footprints
  • Concealed hinges
  • Bodies and doors fab from 14 gauge steel
  • Continuously plasma welded seams
  • Poured-in-place polyurethane gasket
  • Removable and interchangeable doors
  • 1/4-turn semi-flush oil tight latches
  • Print Pocket
  • Mounting holes in rear of enclosure
  • ANSI 61 Polyester Powder Finish
  • Optional 304/316 Stainless Grained finish
  • Optional solid or plexiglass viewing doors
  • UL 508 A Listed
  • CSA Certified
  • Meets NEMA Type 4, 4X, 12 & 13

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Christmas Lights Gone Wild

Wow, this thing has really gone crazy with the viewers. Let me first start by saying that this is not my house. Regardless of what any of the comments read, this house really does exist, I have seen it with my own eyes and nothing you see in the video is trickery, it's all real.
This display was the work of Carson Williams, a Mason, Ohio, electrical engineer who spent about three hours sequencing the 88 Light-O-Rama channels that controlled the 16,000 Christmas lights in his annual holiday lighting spectacular (from Christmas 2004). His 2005 display includes over 25,000 lights that he spent nearly two months and $10,000 to hook up. So that the Williams' neighbors aren't disturbed by constant noise, viewers driving by the house are informed by signs to tune in to a signal broadcast over a low-power FM radio station to hear the musical accompaniment.

The rough quality of the video has led some viewers to believe it was put together in stop-action form from still photographs, but that is an artifact of the high compression used in the clip circulated via e-mail. Mr. Williams has posted instructions for recreating his "Wizard in Winter" sequencing, and another of his choreographed Christmas light music shows can be viewed here.

Carson's Christmas display proved so popular that it was featured in a Miller Lite beer commercial in December 2005.

Friday, June 10, 2011

CableWay™ - Cable Runway Support System

Cable support system for either power or low voltage cable. For new construction or retrofit, non-metallic.

Please visit our site for additional information:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Multi Device Switch Boxes

Application: Garvin Industries Multi Device Switch Boxes are 2-1/8" and 2-1/2" deep and can be used in new construction or old work "cut in" applications on existing walls. Their solid "one piece" construction means they will be securely mounted to wood or metal studs. These boxes are used when multiple switches, receptacles or outlets are required in one location. They come in two gang, three gang, and four gang styles. 2-1/2" and 3-1/2" deep boxes are larger capacity boxes that are ideal for today's designs where there is a need to install more than two devices at one location.

Advantages: Garvin Industries' labor saving multiple device ears permit various electrical devices to be installed in one conduit box. The drawn boxes are ideal for exposed locations. The OW boxes can be cut in to existing walls to add multiple electrical or low voltage devices.

Full list of Garvin Industries' Multi Device Switch Boxes:

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

NFPA 70E Changes for 2012

Event Date: June 23, 2011 - 2:00 p.m. EDT

 Working safely around electricity is one of the most important aspects of electrical work, and NFPA 70E is the standard that intends to safeguard employees during installation, inspection, or operation of equipment. Soon, the 2012 Edition of NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety will be released. This revision cycle had 548 proposals introduced that included many proposed changes, additions and clarifications.

What can you expect from the new NFPA 70E? And how can you better protect your employees or yourself?

Jim Phillips will take you through the major proposed changes that for the new 2012 Edition of NFPA 70E, during an hour-long free webinar, held on June 23rd. The webinar is being sponsored by Siemens Industry Inc.


John Maisel, Publisher, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Magazine

Jim Phillips, P.E.
Allan Worthy, Senior Product Manager, Siemens Industry, Inc.

Some of the changes for 2012 to be covered include the following:
  • Footnotes previously found in the Hazard/Risk Category Classification Tables will be included within the table for each task.
  • Arc Flash Boundaries will be included in the Hazard/Risk Tables for each task.
  • A new Hazard/Risk Category Classification Table has been added for DC equipment.
  • A new table has been added for Approach Boundaries for DC Voltage Systems.
  • Elimination of the 125 kVA / 240 Volt exception with a new reference to IEEE 1584.
  • The sometimes confusing category 2* protection has been eliminated and the HRC tables now have been reformatted to reduce misapplication.
In addition, Jim will also take you behind the scenes with discussions about DC arc flash calculations, details of the IEEE 1584 125 kVA transformer exception and some of the latest arc flash research, testing and what it takes to perform an incident energy analysis.

Who is Jim Phillips?
Jim Phillips, P.E. is founder of  and . With a career spanning 30 years, he has conducted more than 2,000 live electrical training seminars for tens of thousands of people from the U.S. and all seven continents. Jim is a member of the IEEE 1584 committee—IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations, Co-Chairman of IEEE 1584.1, which is a guide for specifying arc flash studies, and ASTM F18 Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers. He has developed over 25 training programs on a wide range of topics about electrical power systems.  Jim wrote the book “Complete Guide to Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Studies” 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Klein Tools 200A Hook Meter

A product overview of the CL3100 Hook meter. Perfect for measuring currents up to 200A in tight places. For more information, visit the CL3100 catalog page at Klein Tools at:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Universal Breaker Lock Out Device

Application: There are a variety of old panels with different circuit locks; Garvin Industries' patent pending reusable and corrosion resistant Universal Breaker Lock Out Devices secure any brand circuit breaker in ON or OFF position. They eliminate the need to stock breaker locks and make costly trips to job sites to identify panels. Additionally, the set screw and rigid leg prevents locks from slipping off the breaker and disrupting power flow.

Advantages: Garvin Industries' Universal Breaker Lock Out Devices save both time and money along with solving many job site problems.

Full list of Garvin Industries' Universal Breaker Lock Out Devices:

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