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State-of-the-Art Snapshot: LEDs

By Craig DiLouie

We've referred to it as the Lighting Revolution, but in an industry that's marked by a huge technological shift, driven by evolving needs and advances in capabilities, the lighting industry is looking for a champion. And it may have found it in the LED. Read more...  


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Beyond Conventional Solar PV Panels

By Tom Gibson 

Solar photovoltaics are settling into their place among alternative energies, but in terms of efficiency and design, they are going far beyond the popular conception, into unique realms for power generation's future. Read more... 


The Other White LED

By Chuck Ross

Traditional LED technology may lead the charge in the Lighting Revolution, but organic LEDs have made a lot of headway, and they have the potential to perform better than their solid-state brethren at some tasks. Read more... 

Awaiting Take-Off: LED Lighting

By Jeff Gavin

For all their technological gains, LEDs may be held back by the learning curve and lack of awareness. Take a nuanced look at what the technology can do now and how to acquire the knowledge necessary to leverage them for your business. Read more... 

A Walk in the Park: LEDs in Parking Garages

By Susan Bloom

Whereas spaces such as parking garages have been historically dominated by metal halide, high pressure sodium, and fluorescent lighting, LEDs are finding this application suits them, too. Read more... 


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Integrated Systems Contractor

My System is Survivable (I Think)

By Wayne D. Moore 

Many authorities talk about the term "survivable," but there's an inherent problem in these discussions: the misunderstanding of what "survivable" means. Read more... 

Bigger Data: Data Centers

By Claire Swedberg  

Systems contractors could find a honey hole in data centers, which call upon the full skill set of integrated systems contractors and reward them handsomely. Read more... 

Cool Tools

Cool Tools: Cutting Accessories

By Jeff Griffin

Last month, we covered saws, the king in cutting tools. This issue, we take a look at cutting accessories and power cutting tools, taking the discipline of cutting materials in half to a new level. Read more... 

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