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ON AND OFF SITE SOLUTIONS

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TOUGH AND SMART LABELING 20

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LARGE SAVINGS MODEST INVESTMENT

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AT THE SHERATON MYRTLE BEACH CONVENTION CENTER HOTEL with TONY LEE

Lighting Certification

WHAT IT MEANS AND THE VALUE IT BRINGS

SHEALY HAPPENINGS new location | new partnerships | latest awards professional distribution for the electrical industry

www.shealyelectrical.com | www.edi-nc.com


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featured 04 On and Off Site Solutions

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06 Arc Flash Management 1 1 Value of Lighting Certification 1 4 Self Contained Energy Management 20 Experience Unstoppable Labeling 2 3 Q&A - Sheraton Retrofit

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From the President

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The Safety Zone

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Products We Love

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from the president

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CHARLESTON

10009 Highway 78 Ladson, SC 29456 (843) 879-0232

CHARLESTON DOWNTOWN 36 Romney Street Charleston, SC 29413 (843) 853-7044

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CLINTON

211 Southeast Boulevard Clinton, NC 28328

romises come in all shapes and sizes. When

Compromise isn’t an option to a

my children were little,

promise and we are committed to

they promised me and

keeping our promises - whatever the

my wife that they would brush their teeth and say their prayers each night before going to bed. Now, more than a dozen years later, they promise they will be home by midnight and won’t text while driving.

shape or size.

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ver the next several months we will be sharing many of the promises that we

believe are important to you and your business. If you get the chance, visit

Because they have done a good job

our website at www.shealyelectrical.

of keeping promises over the years,

com and watch a short video called

they’ve earned our trust as parents.

“The Art of Promise.” I can assure

And with that trust has come more

you that we won’t win any short film

freedom and privilege - something

awards, but the message is sincere

that they really appreciate (although

and genuine.

my oldest son will insist that his We would love to hear from you. Let

freedom than he ever did).

us know how we have delivered on a promise to you, or let us know how

s a business, we

we can do better! Don’t settle for

must earn and keep

compromise; see service through our

the trust of our

eyes.

customers, suppliers

that are meaningful to your success.

120 Saxe Gotha Road West Columbia, SC 29172 (803) 252-5668

DUNN

509 North Fayetteville Avenue Dunn, NC 28334 (910) 892-0132

FLORENCE

906 West Darlington Street Florence, SC 29501 (843) 656-0088

GREENVILLE

422 Fairforest Way Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 242-6880

GREENWOOD

2602 Highway 72 / 221 East Greenwood, SC 29648 (864) 223-4210

NORTH AUGUSTA

120 Merovan Drive North Augusta, SC 29860 (803) 278-1504

SUMTER

1340 South Guignard Drive Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 934-8350

1515 South Clarkson Street Charlotte, NC 28235 (704) 372-3040

CONCORD

281 Executive Park Drive NE Concord, NC 28025 (704) 782-7006

GASTONIA

1280 Industrial Avenue Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 864-8721

KERNERSVILLE

1337 Angel Road Kernersville, NC 27284

and associates each and every day. We must make and keep promises

COLUMBIA & CORPORATE

CHARLOTTE

younger brothers have a lot more

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(910) 592-5776

David White

President, Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, Inc.

(336) 992-2329

MONROE

2317 Stafford Street Monroe, NC 28110 (704) 225-8988

MOORESVILLE

192 Talbert Pointe Boulevard Mooresville, NC 28117 (704) 799-3444


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ON&OFF

SITE SOLUTIONS Red tape and bureaucracy will not stop us from partnering with you to find a solution for your largest challenges. We are agile, progressive, and will employ the appropriate resources; tailored to your unique job conditions! Check out the many different ways that we are able to help you and your business! Inventory Management We have an inventory management system in place that provides you with a consistent and accurate flow of materials in relation to the different stages of your project.

Job Site Storage Don’t let your installers spend their time waiting and searching for material. We get you the right material, in the right quantities, at the right place, at the right times!


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Wire Capabilities Our revolutionary combination of wire, materials, equipment, tools and services, offer a complete and streamlined start-to-finish installation process.

Recycling We save you the time and hassle of having to return reels and conduit. We pick everything up for you.

24 Hour Service You receive a return call from our team within 15 minutes! We work with you to understand

your specific applications in order to create an effective and quick solution.

Delivery Our team tracks your projects proactively; offering personalized local logistics and making sure that every delivery arrives on time and according to your job schedule.

Project Management Our Project Management team members are problem solvers by nature, and will make front-line decisions in the best interest of customer satisfaction.

Wire Capabilities Our wire management services are flexible and tailored to handle your specific job; offering a complete, streamlined start-to-finish installation process.

Kitting Imagine all of the

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components that you need for a project kitted together; ready to use and delivered to you when and where you need it. We make that happen.

Staging We handle all of the logistics in a controlled environment and manage your inventory in order to meet your specific packaging, shipping, and storage needs.

Negotiation & Customization We are about more than pricing! We help you leverage what you spend and shorten process times! You have support throughout the whole process!

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Managing Arc Flash in Your Facility

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rc flash incidents pose a significant safety risk for personnel working on energized electrical equipment. You must establish the risk levels throughout your plant and provide training and the appropriate PPE for workers. NFPA 70E specifies the conditions under which work may be performed on energized equipment. There are no conditions that allow energized work to be performed on equipment classified as dangerous. As a plant manager, you cannot be expected to assess the arc flash risk levels in the electrical equipment work areas in your plant. However, you should be aware of the factors involved in the risk assessment process as well as understand what your engineers or consultants are talking about. Here are six key questions you must be able to answer if you want to effectively manage electrical workplace safety in the plant.

1. What level of arc flash risks exists in my plant? NFPA 70E identifies six risk or hazard levels — 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and dangerous.

Personnel protective equipment (PPE) is available for workers completing tasks in areas classified as levels 0 through 4, which will protect them in an arc flash incident.

While OSHA safety principles dictate what you need to do to protect workers, the use of the specific measures in NFPA 70E in this process will ensure compliance with OSHA.

A description of the details of the PPE required for risk levels 0 through 4 is listed in NFPA 70E Table 130.7(C) (16). At risk or hazard level dangerous, there is currently no PPE available to minimize worker injuries. Equipment classified as dangerous must not be worked on while energized.

You shall implement and document an electrical safety program in accordance with Sec. 130.3 of NFPA 70E to protect your workers from the electrical hazards identified in your plant. An independent party shall audit the program — preferably, at least every three years — to verify that its principles and procedures comply with NFPA 70E.

NFPA 70E Table 130.7(C)(15) (a) provides risk levels and the associated PPE for various pieces of energized electrical equipment and the tasks to be performed on them.

2. How do I begin the arc flash hazard analysis process? If the NFPA 70E tables cannot be applied at some or all of the pieces of plant equipment, a full-scale arc flash analysis (more extensive calculation of risk levels at plant equipment) is required.

3. What worker protective measures can you take?

PPE and training must be provided to workers who work on energized equipment, and they must wear the appropriate PPE depending on the circumstance. De-energizing the equipment eliminates the arc flash exposure of personnel when they work on it. However, this does not completely eliminate exposure to arc flash because the act of de-energizing the equipment could itself become an arc flash incident. If there is an insulation failure or other equipment failure it could cause a short circuit. Thus, appropriate PPE must be worn while de-energizing the equipment.


NEW 4. What mitigating measures can you take? De-energizing the equipment is the best mitigating action. However, when workers work on energized equipment, there are some measures that can be taken to minimize the risk or hazard level. The two factors that determine the severity of an arc flash incident are arc magnitude and arc duration. Reduction of one or both of these factors will reduce the arc flash risk level and consequently the level of PPE required to work on the equipment.

5. How does electrical maintenance factor into an arc flash compliance program? An often-overlooked factor in the arc flash analysis is the routine maintenance program for the plant’s electrical equipment. All such equipment, particularly protective devices like breakers and switches, have manufacturers’ recommended maintenance procedures. These procedures must be followed if credit is to be taken for the correct

operation of these devices under arc flash conditions in the arc flash hazard analysis. You or your designated representatives are responsible for authorizing energized work on electrical equipment.

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rc flash hazard analysis is not a one-time activity. The analysis must be updated any time there are modifications to the electrical system that change the short circuit current levels at plant equipment. Even without changes, NFPA 70E 130.5 requires the analysis be reviewed every five years. Ultimately, the safe electrical workplace buck stops with you — the plant manager.

12 cal/cm2 weight balancing Arc flash protectection faceshield unit Salisbury by Honeywell’s NEW revolutionary AS1200HAT is a weight balancing Arc Flash Protection Face Shield, that stows in a balanced, compact position, centered over the top of the hard hat when not needed. The ASI200HAT has an ATPV rating of 12cal/cm2 and utilizes nanotechnology to provide a clearer, more transparent window for improved visibility. The shield/window is designed to be easily replaced without tools. The faceshield unit includes ventilation ribs that allow a natural convection air flow through the top of the face shield. This reduces fogging of the visor, lowers C02 levels, and improves comfort for the user. Optional accessories for the AS1200HAT include an anti-fog inner lens, attachable task lights, and transparent chin guard. The anti-fog inner lens includes an air spaced design that decreases fogging. The shield

This article is from EC&M. The author, Thomas McCauley, P.E. is a forensic engineer and president of Consolidated Consulting Corp. in Illinois.

meets the ASTM requirements for an Anti-

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not inconvenienced with holding a flashlight

Fog Lens. On both sides of the faceshield is an easily adjustable flashlight clip which holds optional attachable 35 lumen task lights. With these optional task lights, the user is while working. The AS12CLR Transparent Chin Guard dramatically increases the user’s peripheral view by increasing visibility on the sides of the faceshield unit. Contact your Shealy or EDI Salesperson for more information!


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auto dealer incentive for upgrading lighting

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or dealerships, lighting can represent up to 45% of their energy costs,

which comes to a staggering $1.9 billion dollars annually, or an average of $111,765 across the 17,000 dealerships in North America. That’s

FEWER BUSINESSES HAVE A GREATER APPRECIATION

approximately $50,000 per year towards lighting. At an

FOR LIGHTING THAN AUTOMOTIVE DEALERSHIPS, OR

average operating profit of

AT LEAST THOSE WHO PAY THE ENERGY BILLS.

2.3%, saving 60% on lighting

ACCORDING TO ENERGY STAR, AUTO DEALERSHIPS

energy costs is equivalent to

USE, ON AVERAGE, MORE ENERGY PER SQUARE FOOT THAN A TYPICAL OFFICE BUILDING.

increasing earnings before taxes by 4%.


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Just replacing a single 1,000-watt site lighting fixture with a Cimarron LED from Hubbell outdoor Lighting can save $326 per year. That is equivalent to the average profit margin from selling one car for $14,172 every year.

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Temperatures (CCT) with higher Color Rendering Index (CRI) values, which can enhance the visual appeal of merchandising on the showroom and sales lot. There are a variety of other potential benefits to an LED upgrade as well, including a reduced form factor and Effective Projected Area (EPS), which can reduce the cost of poles (for new installations). The specialized optical systems used by LED luminaires have the ability to increase light levels on cars, but reduce light pollution

ut the benefits of

(sky glow) and glare. LED

a lighting upgrade

luminaires are controls

don’t stop at energy

friendly, which allows for

reduction. By upgrading

increased savings through

lights from legacy technology

dimming light levels where

to LED, fixtures need to be

and when 100% output is not

re-lamped less often which

required.

reduces maintenance costs and minimizes inconvenience.

For more information on

Additionally, LED luminaires

how to save energy, increase

can be specified for interior

profits and create change,

and exterior spaces in a

contact your Shealy or EDI

number of Correlated Color

salesperson today!

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Lighting Innovations Come in Small Packages Hubbell Lighting’s solid state laboratories are developing the next generation of lighting technologies. Advancing the performance of LEDs in application, Hubbell Lighting LED products provide more light with less energy, reducing energy bills and the carbon footprint of homes and businesses across the country.

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LIGHTING CERTIFIED what it means and the value it brings ...

LC, LIGHTING CERTIFIED. YOU’VE SEEN IT ON OUR BUSINESS CARDS AND HEARD US TALK ABOUT IT BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN? A LC Professional has received certification from the NCQLP, the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professionals. The NCQLP is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 to serve and protect the well being of the public through effective and efficient lighting practice. The LC credential demonstrates that you have acquired the necessary knowledge, understanding, and ability

to apply lighting principles and techniques successfully. It also acknowledges your broad knowledge base in an increasingly specialized practice making you a valuable asset to not only your company, but also the industry as well.

WHY DOESN’T EVERYONE HAVE THEIR LC? For starters, the exam itself is quite extensive. The LC Examination is a 4-hour, two section examination. There are 180 multiple-choice questions, 80 of these are a series of job-related case studies. Apart

from the exam there is also a 7-week prep course that is 3 hours once a week. The course our Shealy/EDI employees have taken was given by one of our lighting vendors. If the exam and prep course aren’t enough, the salespeople with their LC have years upon years of experience.

WHAT WOULD MAKE THESE PEOPLE CRAZY ENOUGH TO ATTEMPT THIS? The value it brings our customer. Lighting is the single most important element in any visual environment. Effective lighting improves productivity and


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strengthens security. Lighting consumes up to 40 percent of the energy in buildings, but a well-designed lighting system will reduce both maintenance and energy usage in the workplace. Lighting is a major part of our business and with these LC Professionals we become the experts. The main focus of the Shealy Energy team is to focus on energy efficient lighting options and to bring expert advice to our customers. In South Carolina there are 23 Lighting Certified Professionals, 6 of whom work at Shealy. In North Carolina we have one LC professional but all 7 associates service both North and South Carolina. Most of the individuals on the LC Registry work for either power/utility companies or lighting manufacturers, with Shealy being the exception. Being a distributor that has the same knowledge and expertise as manufacturers and utility companies provides an advantage to our customers. We are able to help you design the best and most efficient lighting for your particular project. At Shealy/EDI we have 7 individuals with their LC and every year we continue to add more. Our current LC Professionals are located throughout both states and are available to help you with your lighting needs today.

Brad DeAntonio Charleston Area LC

“We are guaranteeing our commitment to solid lighting practices. Our advanced training uses the latest technology and quality accepted lighting practices for our customers and clients. Our dedication to continuing education shows our commitment to our customers.”

Jeremy Howard Greenville Area LC

Contact your Shealy or EDI sales person today and have them put you in touch with one of our LC Certified team members.

“Being Lighting Certified confirms that I have the necessary knowledge, understanding, and ability to apply lighting principles and techniques successfully. I understand the complexities of recent legislation that impacts lighting systems and how to adhere to energy codes and regulations in design.”

Terry Weaver Florence Area LC

“At Shealy, we find every possible way to bring our customers all advantages to make their job easier and more efficient. For me, the LC credential gives me and my customers a step up on the competition. The knowledge and continued education on lighting allows me to advise and deliver the most efficient and newest lighting technologies possible.”


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ODC Series Occupancy Sensors the smart, self-contained solution for complete energy management

Daylight harvesting with integrated photocell: •

Includes angled light pipe for open loop & flat light pipe for closed loop applications.

Auto-calibration

The new Leviton ODC Series eliminates the need for separate powerpack and occupancy sensor wiring; making it a low-cost, easy-to-install, energy efficient solution for new construction and retrofits. An integrated photocell provides true daylight harvesting applications, which delivers savings on labor, time, and materials. • Includes occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting, and manual-ON/auto-OFF override control in a a single unit

Industry exclusive High Inrush Stability (H.I.S.) Circuitry

• Integrates line voltage occupancy sensor and photocell technology - no power pack required • Eliminates separate power pack and occupancy sensor wiring for savings in labor, time and material • Provides additional energy savings with true daylight harvesting capabilities

Output short circuit protection


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Mechanically held 10A latching relay BMS input/ emergency override

Industry exclusive fail-safe circuitry

LED status indicators

Passed stringent testing: •

Tested to exceed 1 million switching cycles

Passed rigorous NEMA410 testing for electronic ballast rating

Robust & reliable

Multiple compliance and regulatory UL testing

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CREE REDEFINES THE TROFFER MARKET

C

ree is redefining commercial lighting with the ZR Series LED troffer,

delivering a new category of performance, affordability, and inspired design. This troffer halves the energy consumption claims Cree and, with standard 0-10V dimming, can accelerate its already rapid two-year payback (calculated against a fluorescent three-lamp fixture - with lamp and ballast equal to 88 system watts- and based on typical commercial usage of 12 hours per day and $0.11 per kWh electric cost).

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he ZR Series LED troffer’s thin 3.9” height and lightweight design

enables faster installation without costly ceiling alterations.

Offering a quick and easy

“It takes more than incremental improvements in performance to achieve widespread adoption of LED lighting. Cree innovation starts with a clean slate, designing a new troffer with an attractive appearance that provides superior light quality, high efficiency and also enables fast installation.”

one-for-one replacement of inefficient fluorescent troffers in education, healthcare and commercial building applications, the LED troffer simplifies installation and significantly reduces labor costs during its 75,000-hour lifetime in all 1’x4’, 2’x4’ and 2’x2’ configurations.

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he ZR Series troffer embodies a breakthrough in balancing energy

savings, visual comfort, and payback.

ABOUT CREE Cree is leading the LED lighting revolution and making energy-wasting traditional lighting technologies obsolete through the use of energy-efficient, mercury-free led lighting. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class leds, led lighting and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (rf) applications


ZR Series

ZR22™

ZR24™

ZR14™

Exceptional Performance at an Unexpected Price. SUPERIOR

UNEXPECTED

Engineered with Cree TrueWhite® Technology, this fixture delivers 90 CRI and superior color saturation, enhancing the look of any space.

Exceptional combination of brilliant light and enhanced aesthetics at a remarkable price, all backed by the Cree 10-year limited warranty.

EASY

INSTANT

With an ultra-thin 3.9” height and lightweight design, the ZR Series

With continuous 0-10V dimming, the

Light Quality

Installation

range of plenum spaces.

Cree IS LED Lighting

Price

Code Compliance Title 24 dimming codes as well as most nationwide energy codes.

contact a Shealy or EDI representative to learn more.


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IN SHEALY NEWS

Take a look at what is going on within the company. More company and product news can be found on our facebook page and our website: www.shealyelectrical.com pivotal roles in elevating the firm’s ability to deliver industry-leading service, value and innovation to its corporate clients. EDI- A Shealy Company, was selected for the Energy

EDI BECOMES AN AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTOR of osram sylvania EDI - A Shealy Company is proud to announce that all of its branches in North Carolina are now authorized OSRAM Sylvania distributors. “Shealy Electrical has held a strong relationship with Sylvania throughout its distributorship, and we look forward to expanding that relationship into all of our future locations,” said President of the company, David White. Osram Sylvania is a leader in lighting solutions and services, specializing in innovative design and energy saving technology.

NEW LOCATION TO OPEN THIS SUMMER IN RALEIGH, NC Shealy Electrical is excited to announce that a new location will be opening in Raleigh, NC on July 1st. Casey Getz (ABM of the Charleston Branches) will be relocating to Raleigh, NC to lead the branch team. Kevin Robinson (Account Manager from our North Augusta location) will be taking over the responsibility of ABM for the Charleston locations.

and Sustainability award. This award recognizes suppliers that support JLL’s broad objectives related to delivering sustainable solutions.

shealy named solar business of the year On April 11, the South Carolina Solar Council awarded Shealy Electrical for its involvement in and support of the solar industry in South Carolina. The SCSC promotes utilization of solar energy through education of solar technologies and applications.

EDI is recognized for excellence in energy and sustainability On April 8th Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) recognized 6 key suppliers that played

A leader in the real estate outsourcing field, JLL’s Corporate Solutions business helps corporations improve productivity in the cost, efficiency and performance of their national, regional or global real estate portfolios by creating outsourcing partnerships to manage and execute a range of corporate real estate services.

VP OF PRODUCT STRATEGY ANNOUNCED Chris Union has been announced as the Vice President of Product Strategy for Shealy Electrical and EDI. Chris will be based out of Corporate Headquarters in Columbia, SC. He will ensure that product lines and supplier relationships are in sync with the company strategy for each of our segments. Chris will be the key point of contact for the company’s suppliers and will help to identify areas of improvements in operational and transactional support.


LED

Think … Think Juno Lighting Group

Think about upgrading your existing fixtures to LED efficiency with the Indy™ LED Commercial Retrofit Kits, it’s fast and affordable. There’s never been a faster more affordable way to experience LED efficiency. Indy™ LED Commercial Retrofit Kits install easily and are available for CFL, HID and Incandescent, converting most 6” and 8” existing rough-in frames to energy saving LED. Now you can quickly enjoy all the benefits of Indy’s advanced LED technology. Like lumen packages ranging from 600 to 3600 delivered lumens. Power reduction of up to 75%. 50,000 hour service life and 10-year maintenance free operation. Add in the Indy patent pending hyperbolic reflector and the lumen depreciation indicator, and Indy LED Commercial Retrofit kits will have you thinking LED again and again. Indy LED Commercial Retrofit Kits are available now, so let the upgrades begin at www.junolightinggroup.com/indyretrofitLED. Download the installation video to see how easy it is to retrofit to LED.

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Shine On.


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Once you experience the unstoppable labeling power of the BMP21-PLUS printer, you are not going to want to share. It improves your labeling experience by bringing together brains and the brawn needed to take on the day-to-day rigors of any job. Brady, a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, has announced the release of the BMP速21-PLUS handheld label printer.

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his new portable printer is the latest in on-the-job labelers for electrical, telecom, datacom and general industrial environments. It combines a tough exterior with smart printing capabilities for wires and cables, terminal blocks, patch panels, flat surfaces and more. The shape of the BMP21-PLUS printer has been re-engineered for enhanced durability and ergonomics, with a

center balance and ridges for easy gripping and handling. The high-visibility yellow and black colors and protective rubber bumpers give the printer jobsite visibility backed by proven performance. It has passed shock and vibration testing, per MIL-STD-810G Method 5.16.6 S4.6.5, to demonstrate that it can take a beating and still perform.


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ot only has the

engineered material parts in

BMP21-PLUS labeler

0.25-0.75 inch-wide continuous

been made tougher

label formats.

on the outside,

Once the label is

but it’s also even smarter on

printed and cut,

the inside. The printer features

the grabber

a new lithium-ion long-life

feature holds

battery, a large back-lit LCD

onto the label

display and a graphics library

and prevents

with 104 symbols for electric,

it from falling

smart home, safety and

out and onto the

datacom applications. It also

ground.

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has automatic label formatting for nine common applications,

“The structural

including wire markers and

integrity and wide range of

patch panels, allowing users to

printing capabilities alone make the BMP21-PLUS printer a standout in the marketplace. Plus, when you add in its

the convenience of hands-free printing and a multi-functional accessory with magnet, flashlight and retractable printer stand for easy handling.

attractive entry-level price point, the printer becomes too good to pass up,” adds Luger. “What’s more, you can rest assured

With the release of the BMP21PLUS printer, the current BMP21® product is discontinued. The accessories and supply cartridges for the BMP21 printer

that your printer will remain

will also work in the new BMP21-

in top working condition

PLUS printer.

simply drop in a label cartridge

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hese elements are enhanced by the printer’s expanded material color and

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brighten up and keep YOUR SPACE SAFE ... Q&A WITH CHIEF ENGINEER - TONY LEE

Butch Thomas, with Shealy Energy, helped Tony Lee with The Sheraton Myrtle Beach parking garage LED upgrade in August of 2013. The parking garage was originally built in 2002 and this was the first retrofit for the structure in 11 years.

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he existing 145 garage style luminaires were 175 watt metal halide technology. Because of the need to burn 24/7, the fixtures consumed 264,201 kWh annually. The Sheraton’s goal was to reduce their utility expense and maintenance costs by replacing the 145 fixtures with an LED alternative. With the end goal of time and money in mind, Shealy Energy was able to help the

Sheraton find a solution to their problems. High energy bills were immediately taken care of by simply switching and saving. The Sheraton was able to reduce the lighting portion of their utility bill by nearly 74%. The maintenance on the new upgraded lighting is greatly decreased because LEDs have an extremely long life. Check out our interview with the facilities manager of the Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center on the following page.

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LARGE SAVINGS MODEST INVESTMENT This project only took two weeks to complete with a cost of $41,825 (installed) and rebates totalling $5,800. The Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center will see a payback in 1.5 years with an estimated annual savings of $27,000. How old is the hotel? The hotel and parking garage were built in 2002. This was the first retrofit in 11 years. The only work prior to this was purely maintenance.

What were some of the challenges you faced with the parking garage lighting? The existing lighting was 175 Watt Metal Halide, which actually consumes 215 watts of power (ballast losses). It was the light source of choice for many parking garages in recent years. However, Metal Halide does not perform well in the horizontal position and suffers significant lumen depreciation over time. To compound things, whenever the Sheraton would lose power, we would typically lose 6-10 lamps/bulbs. It always looked like we were in disrepair and in need of maintenance. That made our department look bad. This product from

Sylvania is instant on and it also has surge protection built into it. There are 145 lamps in the Sheraton Parking Garage, and the metal halide, in optimum conditions, would last 8.2 months in the 24/7/365 situation in which we operate. Many of the lamps are up high and require a lift to change them, so changing a lamp is not always simple. It’s just a lot of labor and it’s aggravating when it looks like we’re not providing a good environment, with the lighting out. The lamps that we are using now are a vast improvement over what we had - the proverbial day and night.

How is the quality of the LED as compared to the metal halide? The light source we are using now has more consistent light and it’s a cleaner light. Metal Halide can experience what is called color shift - changing the appearance of the lamps. The metal halide turns to a warm

yellowish haze. It was inconsistent, so as you start to change them, they all put off a different color!

What was the catalyst that made you decide to proceed with the retrofit? The Sheraton is always looking for ways to go green and to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to recycling, reusing or repurposing. This is one of those times where the choice was a no-brainer. We get safety, savings, and a better product. It was easy to push forward.

Why did you decide to use LED as opposed to the metal halide or another type of lamp? The energy savings and consistent light output from the LED. It’s a cleaner and brighter light. Also, the metal halide was a direct, straight down spotlight effect. The


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LED has more of a wash effect and cover the walls. You can see what is around you, not just the flat surface in front of you. It eliminates the cave effect of the typical parking garage.

Have you seen an effect on your utility bills? We have. We have definitely noticed a dramatic improvement. There is a substantial savings.

Did you try out different fixtures before you decided on the Sylvania fixture? Yes. We tried several different LED fixtures and we didn’t get the consistency that we were looking for and exactly the look of the fixture. Another challenge that we had in the garage is the low ceiling clearance. We needed something that was low profile and almost a flush mount. The light that Butch found for us was perfect for our situation. It was easy to install and it’s less than 3” deep.

Have you received any feedback about the new lighting?

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It really has been a positive response. We are providing a safer environment for our staff and our guests.

Did you qualify for utility rebates on this project? Yes, through Santee Cooper. Butch helped us by applying for the rebates. It was a fairly easy process. You fill out the application from the utility, attach the invoice from Shealy, attach the specification sheet and then wait 4-5 weeks for the check. We received .25 per watt saved. In this case we went from a 215-watt fixture to a 55-watt fixture. Overall, the rebate received was $5,800!

Have you worked with Butch or Shealy prior to this project? I knew Butch from some of the trade shows and we had purchased a few things from Shealy before, but nothing major. This was our first big project. We had a great

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experience on this - everything that we needed, Butch provided. We got answers to any questions that we had and he made it seamless. We didn’t have to get involved in a lot of this and it made our lives a lot easier. I am completely satisfied with this project. We’ve been very happy with the way the project turned out and we still have a lot of opportunities. We’re talking about our guest rooms now and making them more efficient. We do use CFLs in there, but those are starting to go by the wayside. We’re looking at replacing those with LEDs as our next project.

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TONY LEE Tony Lee (pictured on cover) has been the Chief Engineer at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel for nine years.


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Products

We Love A. Voltage Detector and Work Light by FLIR Engineered to reliably detect voltages on the latest tamperproof outlets and electrical systems installed using modern construction methods.

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B. High Visibility Tools by Klein Tools Don’t let your Klein tools disappear! Grips glow in the dark to help you find your tools!

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C. USB Charger Devices by Leviton Features a smart chip that recognizes and optimizes the charging power of your electronic devices for fast and efficient charging! Also - easy installation!

D. Hard Hat with Uvicator Sensor by 3M With the 3M H-700 Series Hard Hat with Uvicator Sensor, you’ll know when it is time to replace your hard hat due to extended UV exposure!

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E. Mosaic FLexible Light by Osram Sylvania Fun, flexible and versatile, the MOSAIC Flexible Light is limited only by what you can imagine! Its even able to make sharp turns and corners! F. Tradesman Pro Tech Bags from Klein This is the cadillac of tool bags! The orange interior will help you find your tools faster; no more black hole! And every bag is loaded with pockets and has feet or a molded bottom!


G. Enclosed Disconnect Switches by Mersen This enclosed disconnect switch range offers safety, ease of installation, space savings and operational convenience to end-users

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H. QuickTurn Basket Tray by Thomas and Betts The Thomas and Betts QuickTurn system features a full array of factory-made fittings for turns, T’s and elevation changes. This allows you to install fittings up to 80% faster! J. Indoor/Outdoor Air Conditioners by Hoffman SpectraCool Air Conditioners deliver reliable enclosure cooling in demanding environments.

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I. SIMpull CoilPaks by Southwire This innovative packaging allows for increased versatility on the job site! Eliminate cumbersome spools, increase safety, reduce worker fatigue and improve profit! L. Waterguard LED Series by EncapSulite These watertight fixtures are for indoor and outdoor applications. All fixtures are rated to withstand high pressure washdown up to 1200 PSI.

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K. Big Kahuna Cable Cutter by Ideal Industries Designed for cutting large diameter and bundled cables, the Big Kahuna saves 60 to 80% per cut versus loppers, ratchets, or battery powered units!

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