Hoffman/Pentair Technical Products supplied critical components to OneSource Distributors, Orange, CA and their integrator partner Custom Process Solutions, Lake Forest, CA for the development of an ETL listed combiner box assembly that satisfies the new UL 1741 standard at 1,000 VDC. The combiner box is the first 1,000 VDC box inNorth Americato meet the new photovoltaic standard certification

According to NEC article 590.6(A) “All 125V 15A, 20A and 30A receptacles that are not part of the permanent wiring of the building or structure shall have ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel.” Hazardous locations are no exception. The Appleton 20 Amp 125 Vac portable U-Lineâ„¢ receptacle and GFCI is the best solution for use in Class I, Division 1 and 2 Hazardous Locations, such as oil refineries, fueling areas and chemical plants.

Nicor Offers Two New LED Lighting Solutions


Nicor continues their commitment to Solid State Lighting with the release of their LED Tape Light.  Nicor announces the release of their LED Tape Light. It is suitable for a wide variety of accent lighting applications.  It comes in 3 varieties – Standard Output, High Output, and Waterproof. The Standard and Waterproof versions are available in five colors – Pure White (6500K), Warm White (3500K), Red, Green, and Blue.

Salesperson Wanted


Alcon Lighting in Los Angeles is hiring for F/T or P/T inside sales. Candidate must have experience in lighting & electrical supplies. Email resume to jake@alconlighting.com or fax to (310) 733-1249

Energy efficient 15-watt T8 LED replacement tubes are now available from Orbit/UMI to retrofit existing T8 fluorescent fixtures.  The T8 LEDs feature a T8 bi-pin prong and are UL-approved.

Struthers Wells, a division of Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc. (TEi), a Babcock Power Inc. company with offices located in Houston, TX and Warren, PA, has been awarded a contract to design and supply two sets of solar steam generators complete with preheaters, kettle type evaporators, superheaters and reheaters, as well as low pressure and high pressure feedwater heaters for power plants located in the Extremadura Region of Spain.

Nora Lighting has released a quick reference “Pocket Guide” that spotlights the company’s latest product offerings.  The full-color 240-page Guide measures just 4” x 9” x ½” and is a useful tool for site design

Freedom Towers construction as of August 26, 2011; the building will be 1,776 feet tall when completed. Engineered Products Company (EPCO), a supplier of specialty lighting and wiring consumable products for electrical contractors, has announced that the interior construction of the Freedom Towers in New York City is being illuminated by nearly 1,000 of its TIGERcub 175 HID™ Type-O Temp Lights ordered by the project’s electrical contractor Five Star Electric. TIGERcub is primarily suited for use in controlled, low-bay environments that require vertical and high horizontal illumination.

Energy Focus, Inc., a leader in providing energy efficient lighting solutions, has announced that it was recently awarded a $5 million lighting retrofit contract with a leading Southeastern Energy Services Company. The contract includes projects to upgrade the lighting of numerous military and government facilities in the Southeastern region of theUnited Statesover the next two years

The Electrical Buzz


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