Top Products 2021

Each year we choose what we believe are Top Products in the Electrical Industry market. This year is no different. The products and services chosen are each unique, beneficial and reliable in their own right. Having the ability to choose the tools and services that best fits your job description and your work style isRead More

Maintaining EV Chargers

ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE HEADLINE NEWS, BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE.There have been negative reports of safety issues like car fires. But more important, industry trends fueled by controversy over global warming and issues of the environment and pollution have made electric vehicles the trend of the future. Amid such excitement, it’s easy to overlook fundamentals andRead More

Smart Lighting from the Cloud

THE SPANISH TOWN OF POZUELO DE ALARCÓN, located 15 kilometres west of Madrid, now benefits from a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient and centrally controllable lighting solution. Tridonic has equipped the municipality with 2,700 smart, dimmable LED drivers for the entire outdoor area. The town can thus save more than 50 percent in energy costs and take aRead More

Versatile, Low-cost Insulation Resistance Testing

INSULATION RESISTANCE TESTING has evolved over several decades. The fundamental principles of testing insulation resistance have not varied significantly over that time, however, the instrumentation used to measure insulation resistance has improved greatly in capability, accuracy, functionality and usability. Insulation resistance test instruments resistance testers are commonly known as Megohmmeters. One interesting common belief isRead More

Power Backup Considerations for a Post-Pandemic World

TO LOOK BEYOND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC for many businesses requires contextualizing all the advancements that have helped guide them through it. Megatrends like digital transformation have been accelerated by our circumstances this past year. Innovations that have been introduced won’t be going away or anywhere anytime soon. Electrical contractors should consider how this changing ITRead More

Modern Lighting for a Better Quality of Life

THE SPANISH CITY OF TERRASSA, located around 30 kilometres outside Barcelona, is devoted to climate protection and wants to offer its citizens clean air, a better quality of life and a healthy environment. By modernising more than 29,000 light points, it has now reached an important milestone towards becoming an energy-efficient, eco-friendly city. Tridonic’s dimmableRead More

Updated Arc Flash PPE Hoods and Face Shields Improve User Comfort and Safety

ARC FLASH INCIDENTS are of major concern for personnel working with energized equipment. When first adopted by OSHA in 20061, the arc flash Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worn by these personnel was often hot, uncomfortable, and cumbersome. Innovations in arc flash PPE, however, are maintaining and even increasing user safety while also improving users’ experienceRead More