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16 COVER STORY 6 Innovative Cable for Daylight Harvesting New technology for multi-zone lighting designs

CASE STUDY 16 Pilkington Automotive Sees 17% Energy Savings, Dramatic Visibility Improvement with Upgrade to Dialight LED Fixtures

DEPARTMENTS 22 Industry News 30 Product Spotlights 40 Ad Index ON THE COVER Photo courtesy of AFC Cable

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Innovative Cable for Daylight Harvesting NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR MULTI-ZONE LIGHTING DESIGNS

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AYLIGHT HARVESTING reduces energy consumption by using daylight in place of, or to augment, electric lighting to light a space. Lighting control systems are used to dim or switch electric lighting in response to changing daylight availability; when daylight penetrates into spaces, the amount of electric lighting needed is reduced. Now, new technology has come onto the market with control for up to three dimming zones, combining electric lighting and

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control circuits within a single interlocked armor. The new MC Luminary MultiZone™ cable is the first product specifically designed to meet California’s strict daylight harvesting requirements, which are rapidly being adopted by jurisdictions around the United States.

harvesting. The concept is also being used in other general energy-efficient lighting designs that seek to reduce power costs and save money on energy by dimming electric lights in response to available daylight. In the past decade, code requirements have grown ever-stricter; nearly every Daylight Harvesting – state in the U.S. now requires some form This Crop is Spreading of control of fixtures in commercial and Building energy code requirements are institutional spaces. At the top of the pyrathe main factor driving the use of daylight mid is the ASHRAE Continued on page 8

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code (ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.12013 – Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings), effectively the country’s model energy code. The latest version added significantly more stringent requirement to daylighting controls. State codes must meet or exceed the ASHRAE code, or alternatively, meet the

International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), which also requires some method of automatic shutoff. This is often achieved by using occupancy sensors. One state that has chosen to go far beyond the ASHRAE/IECC requirements is California. Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings (Title 24 Part 6 of the

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California Building Standards Code), aggressively regulates indoor lighting energy. Title 24 limits the allowed lighting power in watts installed in the building and requires basic equipment efficiency, as well as lighting controls that permit efficient operation. Automatic demand response-capable control systems are required in all buildings 10,000 square feet or larger. Title 24 has been in place for quite some time, and the daylighting requirements have been tightening in recent years. For example, the 2010 version of Title 24 required manual control of only the “primary” daylight zone – whose depth equals the window head height. So, if the ceiling height was 10 feet, there had to be some method of control of at least some of the fixtures in the 10-foot-wide daylight penetration area from the window wall. An example would be switching every other light, every other row of lights, or some of the fluorescent lamps in a multi-lamp fixture. In the latest update to the Title 24 standards, automatic control of lights in offices is required in both the primary and secondary zones. Similarly to the “primary” zone, the depth of the “secondary” zone also equals the window head height. Therefore, in a space with a 10-foot ceiling height, the secondary zone would be 10-20 feet in from the window wall. The significant changes for nonresidential indoor lighting include an increased number of steps for mandatory multi-level lighting controls, new requirements for bilevel occupancy controls in some spaces, and a requirement to shut off lighting completely during unoccupied times in most space types, with limited exceptions. In addition, automatic daylighting controls are mandatory in all primary day lit zones with at least 120 watts of installed load, with few exceptions. The threshold for when alterations must comply with the standards has been reduced from when 50 percent of the luminaires in a room are altered, to when 10 percent of the luminaires in a room are altered. A new category of alteration called “luminaire modifications in place” has been added. While California was the first state to pursue daylight harvesting, other states are hot on their tail. For example, Kentucky has recently issued regulations requiring Continued on page 12 automatic lighting


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Energy efficiency regulations now require use of automatic dimming zones. Pictured are primary and secondary daylight zones, as well as a tertiary or non-daylight zone.

controls in primary and secondary zones (based on ASHRAE 90.1-2013) and other jurisdictions are beginning to follow suit. It should be noted that forces other than regulatory requirements are also driving use of dimmable fixtures. One key factor is that LED fixtures are now a viable option for almost every application, which was not the case even five years ago. LED fixtures are almost always supplied with dimmable drivers, making them extremely easy and inexpensive to dim compared to dimming fluorescent ballasts. Unlike fluorescent fixtures, the market has essentially standardized on providing dimmable LED drivers, typically using 010 volt control signals. There is therefore no significant premium to using fixtures that are continuously dimmable in a full range (for example, from 10-100 percent). There are other methods of dimming fixtures, for example the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) standard, but this also requires two extra low voltage cables, similarly to the 0-10V protocol.

products to help companies respond to regulatory trends that seek to save energy and reduce power costs by dimming lights proportionally to the availability of natural light. New limits are appearing in ASHRAE and IECC codes, and manufacturers will have to respond with controls to meet the limits. Daylight harvesting requires lighting systems that provide automatic dimming based on how close you are to the windows and how much daylight reaches the task surfaces (for example, workstations). Photosensors are needed to pick up how much daylight you are getting through the window walls or skylights from the sun. Automatic lighting controls must be able to dim the fixtures closest to the windows (in the “primary” zone), depending on how much light hits the task surfaces. The same is true for the “secondary” zone. Both Title 24 and ASHRAE 90.1 specifically state that fixtures in each zone must respond separately to the amount of daylight penetration, thereby necessitating multiple zone controls. CableTechnology Adapts Although controls for dimming fixtures to New Requirements in any remaining area (anything farther inCalifornia is a huge market for cable side than the “secondary” zone, an area manufacturers. It is therefore little won- often referred to as the “tertiary” zone) are der that manufacturers are developing not required by codes, certain spaces may 12

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still benefit from having all of the remaining fixtures respond to whatever amount of daylight does actually penetrate far enough into the space. This works well for open plan office spaces with no cubicles, a new trend in office design. One example of new technology for daylight harvesting is AFC Cable’s MC Luminary MultiZone™ (UL type MCPCS) Cables, the first product specifically designed to meet California Title 24 requirements for dimming capabilities, automatic controls in daylight harvesting areas, and automatically reducing lighting power in response to a demand response event. With control for up to three dimming zones, the new cable combines line-voltage electric lighting and low-voltage control circuits within a single interlocked armor. One cable can replace up to three traditional cables or three power and three control pair cables. The cables were developed with multiple PVC jacket color options matched to the power conductor colors, which makes them work especially well in retrofit situations. Also offered are neutral per-phase constructions. By combining all required conductors and phases under one armor, the new technology can replace up to Continued on page 14


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MC Luminary MultiZone™ cables, is the first product specifically designed to meet California Title 24 requirements for dimming capabilities.

six individual cable runs, increasing productivity and reducing costs. Unlike wireless controls that use radio frequency or Wi-Fi to control dimming, this new cable technology offers a secure hard-wired system that eliminates any potential concerns about unauthorized network intrusion. While there has been much discussion of use of wireless lighting controls in buildings, especially for retrofitting to LED fixtures, wireless transmission oftentimes results in security issues. In addition, signal propagation problems have not been completely eliminated in all of the new wireless control systems.

Daylight Harvesting in Practice – All the News that’s Fit to Print Daylight harvesting is complex and must be adapted to what people are actually doing in specific spaces. Success is more than simply installing and turning on photosensors and occupancy sensors and using them to turn on, turn off, or dim lights in office spaces. One must consider a variety of other variables, including the time of day, window coverings, exposure, and time of year. For example, in 2003, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) worked on a daylighting project for the New York Times headquarters building in New York. The Times was interested in whether using dimmable lighting, automated shades, and the underfloor air distribution system would let them shed peak loads during critical periods when there was a likelihood of an 14

electricity brown-out or black-out. The study concluded that they could achieve small reductions in peak demand above and beyond using normal energy-efficient operations, but these gains came with a penalty to the quality of the workplace environment. However, by 2011, when the Times conducted further studies with the Berkeley Lab, the research concluded that significant energy and peak demand reductions could in fact be attained, while satisfying occupant requirements for a high quality productive workplace.1 Berkeley Lab later developed a lighting controls specification based on the New York Times daylighting efforts. Their goal was to help design professionals by providing an example of a successful daylight harvesting, fully dimmable lighting controls system, based on the philosophy that occupants of commercial office buildings prefer natural light to electric light. The lighting control system is DALI-based, with dimmable fixtures throughout the interior space, which allows the system to dim the electric lighting in response to the presence of daylight. It uses occupancy sensors, photosensors, switches, and a time clock to control the lighting in the interior space on each floor. The goal is to provide electric light only when the space is occupied and to provide as little electric light as is necessary to achieve a given department’s lighting needs.2 According to the Berkeley Lab, commercial product offerings now available claim to have significantly better capabil-

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ities than those offered before the Times project. “The future challenge for industry is to replicate the Times Company success in commercial buildings on a routine and cost-effective basis.” Since then, there have been several other research projects designed to examine how best to implement daylight harvesting in large office spaces. For example, Steven Mesh, LC, IESNA, recently worked on a project designed to test the use of four different control systems for a major global financial company headquarters in New York. Mesh is a principal at Lighting Education & Design, a San Francisco Bay area lighting design company, and a wellknown lighting and controls specifier. Mesh explains that the installation proved to be difficult. He attributes part of the difficulty to the lack of education about new lighting control technology. However, another very substantial reason for the difficulty of the installation was the use of standard cabling that required multiple runs, not all of which were properly color-coded. “Lighting technology has changed extremely rapidly,” said Mesh. “Unfortunately, the technology for getting power and control signals to fixtures has lagged far behind, and is only now catching up to lighting technology.” He adds, “The industry needs to develop cable for installations that require control and power together. From my observation, new products like MC Luminary MultiZone will have a big impact on the demands of changing lighting technology and energy codes.” ❏

References

1 The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Daylighting the New York Times Building, Overview, https://facades.lbl.gov/ newyorktimes/nyt_overview.html, retrieved 7/19/16. 2 The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Daylighting the New York Times Building, Lighting Controls, https://facades. lbl.gov/newyorktimes/nyt_lightingcontrols.html, retrieved 7/19/16.


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NSG Group

Pilkington Automotive Sees 17% Energy Savings, Dramatic Visibility Improvement with Upgrade to Dialight LED Fixtures NSG Group, one of the world’s leading producers of glass and glazing products, is a multinational supplier of architectural, automotive and technical glass for buildings, OEM and aftermarket replacement and displays, optoelectronics and glass fiber products. With principal operations in 28 countries and 27,000 employees worldwide, the 629.2M yen Tokyo-based company sells its products into over 130 companies around the globe. Its Pilkington Automotive facility in Redditch, UK, boasts an aftermarket automotive glass product range of nearly 7,000 parts covering 600 vehicle models, including everything from AC Ace, Aston Martin and Ferrari to Jaguar, MG, Mercedes and Volvo. Continued on page 18

Pilkington Automotive Warehouse Facility Existing HID fixtures provided unsatisfactory visibility and difficult to access fixtures for frequent bulb changes Replaced 107 400W HID fixtures, 296 1 x 73W fluorescent fixtures and 67 2 x 73W Fluorescent fixtures with 327 x 112W 18,000Lumen and 108 x 212W 26,000 lumen Dialight High Bays Controls package added a complete flexibility for the installation site to only use light when needed and reduce burn time Delivered 17% energy cost savings, despite a net gain in fixture count At least a decade of zero maintenance with 10-year full performance warranty 16

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The Challenge: Difficult Access Pilkington team contacted Dialight to con- tion with virtually no impact on producfor Repetitive Lighting duct a site survey to assess lighting needs tivity. Maintenance and propose a solution. Dialight not only The Result: Improved Visibility, Like most facilities of its time, the Pilk- conducted the survey but also provided a ington plant was lit by conventional HID design and layout plan to maximize light Energy Savings & Zero lamps with linear fluorescents as emer- output and visibility on the ground with Maintenance gency backup. But, as is typical with HID technology, the fixtures required frequent bulb changes. Not only was maintenance an ongoing issue and expense, but it was made even more challenging by the difficulty in accessing the fixtures themselves. Between the location of fixtures above the storage racking and the high-traffic environment with 24/7 operations, changing out light bulbs often meant shutting down aisles for access, which directly impacted productivity and revenue.

The Solution: Dialight Industrial LED Fixtures with Controls NSG had already built a relationship with Dialight, the world leader in industrial LED lighting solutions, with Dialight LED lighting installations at multiple NSG facilities across Europe over the years. Impressed by the lighting improvements they’d seen at other facilities, the 18

minimal energy cost. Dialight proposed its Vigilant Dimmable 18,000 and 26,000 lumen High Bay fixtures to bring clarity and increased visibility to the Pilkington facility. Offering maximum energy efficiency and lumen efficacy of any fixture in their class, the Vigilant High Bays offered at least 65% reduction in energy consumption per fixture compared to the outdated HIDs. Not to mention, the Dialight High Bays are backed by the company’s 10-year full-performance warranty, which essentially eliminates lighting maintenance for a decade or more. In addition, the proposal included implementation of a Controls package with occupancy sensors to maximize energy savings and sustainability. Installed and commissioned by Ecopare, a Dialight recommended installer, the lights are activated only when personnel are present, reducing burn time and energy consump-

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The Dialight Vigilant Dimmable 18,000 and 26,000 lumen High Bays have delivered a major improvement in light levels throughout the Pilkington plant, enhancing visibility and worker safety. Despite adding a few more fixtures, the low-energy LED products reduced the facilities’ energy costs by 17% while virtually eliminating lighting maintenance for years to come, for an overall substantial return on investment. “The new Dialight fixtures have more than met our expectations with improved light quality, cost savings and durability,” said Mark Hay EDC Operations Manager). “The controls package has allowed us a great deal of flexibility in site use based on occupancy and the level of site activity. Overall, we’re extremely pleased with Dialight’s solution, and highly recommend these fixtures to anyone looking for a reliable, robust, future-ready lighting solution.” ❏


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industry NEWS

Caterpillar Expands Capabilities to Produce Customized Power Solutions in North America Acquires intellectual property from Enercon Engineering, Inc.

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ATERPILLAR INC. recently announced that the company has expanded its capabilities to deliver factory-tested custom enclosures and containerized solutions for diesel and gas electric generator sets produced in North America for the global power generation market. To do so, Caterpillar has purchased key intellectual property and leveraged additional operational assets from Enercon Engineering, Inc. Caterpillar will operate manufacturing and testing centers of excellence near its production facilities for power solutions in East Peoria, Ill., and Griffin, Georgia.

“This expansion of our capabilities in custom power solutions allows Caterpillar to quickly add proven designs and market expertise that meet demanding customer requirements and provide critical application support while maintaining business continuity,” said Brian Kruse, global solutions manager for Caterpillar. “By acquiring the technology and expertise to produce custom enclosures and containerized solutions, we can leverage the benefits of vertical integration to improve our ability to deliver best-in-class, customer-focused solutions.” These added capabilities enable Caterpillar to engineer and manufacture enclosures and containerized solutions in North

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America with tailored components and performance options that meet specific application and regional standards. Typically ranging from 200 kW to 4 MW, these solutions can accommodate diesel and natural gas fuel sources, mobile or skid-mounted configurations, sound attenuation requirements, and operation in a wide range of environmental conditions. The new packaging facilities will join Caterpillar’s dedicated operations in Larne, Northern Ireland in delivering custom power solutions to customers around the world. ❏ For more information, visit www.cat.com/powergeneration.


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Schneider Electric Names Santiago Perez to Lead U.S. Solutions & Services Business • Named Senior Vice President, Solutions & Services, U.S., Schneider Electric • Provides leadership, drives growth and delivers exceptional service through innovative strategies in electrical distribution and energy management

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announced the appointment of Santiago Perez as Senior Vice President, Solutions & Services, in the U.S. According to the International Energy Agency, electricity consumption is expected to increase by 80 percent in the next 25 years – twice as fast as all other energy consumption. With many assets aged 50 years or more, electrical infrastructure today is increasingly unreliable, unsafe, inefficient and unable to meet the demands of the new energy landscape. Perez will help Schneider Electric customers realize the benefits of EcoStruxure™, the company’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. EcoStruxure delivers enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency,

Santiago Perez sustainability and connectivity for customers. It leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics and cybersecurity to deliver innovation at every level. This includes connected products, edge control, apps, analytics and services. EcoStruxure is deployed in 450,000+ installations, with the support of 9,000 system integrators, connecting over 1 billion devices.

In his new role, Perez oversees the Solution & Execution organization and delivery of exceptional customer experience across Schneider Electric’s North American business. He is also responsible for providing vision, leadership and strategic direction to accelerate growth of the Field Services business. Additionally, Perez leads the sales and execution teams for Strategic Accounts in North America, including key customers in the oil & gas; mining, minerals & metal; electric utilities; food & beverage; automotive; government; water/waste water; hotel; retail; health care and life sciences segments. Perez joins Schneider Electric after 17 years at Johnson Controls, where he served most recently as Vice President & General Manager, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, Building Efficiency. He also served in general management, sales management and marketing management roles at Thermo Fisher Scientific and United Technologies. Perez holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Perez is located in Miami. ❏

About Schneider Electric: Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment. www.schneider-electric.us

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new PRODUCTS New DEWALT® 20V MAX* 1/2” Mid-Range Impact Wrenches High-powered option for use in compact and high-torque applications DEWALT announces two new 20V MAX* 1/2” Mid-Range Impact Wrenches (DCF894 and DCF894H). They are available in detent pin style for users who need maximum socket retention and hog ring style, for users who value quickly being able to change sockets. Each tool is ideal for use overhead or when space is constrained in applications that require high torque including plumbing, mechanical, concrete and masonry, automotive, steel erection, and elevator repair. At 3.48 lbs. (tool only) and 6.95” to the front of the anvil, the 20V MAX* 1/2” Mid-Range Impact Wrenches are compact yet deliver high-power and torque. Each tool achieves 330 ft.-lbs. of maximum torque, 0-3,100 impacts per minute, and no-load speeds from 0-900 and 0-2,000 RPM in two mode settings (low and high) designed for use in a wide variety of applications. These applications include threaded couplings, pipe flanges, wheel lugs, and concrete anchor setting, among others. The 20V MAX* 1/2” Mid-Range Impact Wrenches also feature Precision Wrench™ Control which helps sense when a bolt is getting tight and pauses before impacting to help avoid over-torque. In reverse, Precision Wrench™ Control regulates how quickly a nut or bolt is removed, helping to prevent run-off. With an efficient brushless motor that provides increased efficiency and runtime over brushed units, the tool is a powerful cordless option. In addition, the Mid-Range Impact Wrench includes a variable speed trigger and LED light to help provide visibility in low light situations. Available where DEWALT products are sold in December 2017, the 20V MAX* 1/2” Mid-Range Impact Wrench will come standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee. For more information, visit www.DEWALT.com

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new PRODUCTS Electri-Flex Launches NEW Stainless Steel Flexible Conduits Electri-Flex Company announces the launch of a new line of Stainless Steel Flexible Conduits. “The use of stainless steel for the core of a liquidtight flexible conduit provides exceptional resistance to corrosive atmospheres such as chemical processing, water treatment plants and other specialty applications where standard plated steel may not be adequate,” states Dan Coolidge, Application Engineer at Electri-Flex. “The inner stainless steel core provides not only corrosion-resistance, but also offers additional high mechanical strength,” advised Coolidge. Electri-Flex Company now provides five varieties of jacketed stainless steel flexible conduits and one unjacketed conduit. These types provide a broad array of variations dedicated to specific applications, such as Food Processing, Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Oil & Gas Refineries, Ship Building, Steel Mills, Power Plants, and Defense. Specialty product features include, but are not limited to, Food Grade/NSF Certified, Industrial Grade, Halogen-Free, Low Fire Hazard, and Extreme High/Low Temperature varieties. Electri-Flex Company, a leader in electrical conduit design and manufacture for over 60 years, produces Liquatite®, the most diverse line of liquidtight flexible electrical conduit in the industry. The company offers custom design, engineering, quality assurance and testing capabilities. For more information, visit www.electriflex.com

Milwaukee® Introduces a High Bay Light that’s Easy to Set Up and Maintenance-Free! Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their leadership in jobsite LED lighting with the introduction of a new-to-world AC-powered lighting solution designed to significantly reduce labor time, maintenance cost, and energy consumption. The RADIUS™ LED 70W Temporary Site Light is easy to set up and can instantly light up the work space with 7,700 lumens of TRUEVIEW™ high definition light – exceeding the performance of 105W fluorescent lights while consuming 30% less power. Once set up, the light requires no maintenance and its high impact construction ensures it’ll survive the toughest jobsite conditions. “The temporary jobsite lighting industry is plagued with commoditized products that lack durability, require many labor hours to maintain, and consume significant amounts of power,” said Jason Isaacs, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “By leveraging our leadership in LED technology and understanding the frustrations of use in the field, we’re able to provide an AC-powered solution that delivers on the durability, performance, and ease of use that other similar lights have failed to achieve.” Capable of providing up to 7,700 lumens of light, the new RADIUS™ LED 70W Temporary Site Light features TRUEVIEW™ Technology, which utilizes the most advanced LED technology and optical designs to deliver a consistent beam, optimized color temperature, and true representation of colors and detail leading to a more productive work area. The light comes with a 3ft 120v power cord for out of the box use. If there is a need to wire many lights within one circuit the light features an integrated wiring terminal, accepting voltages from 120 to 277V, which can be wired together in a series with MC, ROMEX, or SO cable through universal strain reliefs. Able to hang from virtually any overhead area with its convenient hanging cable, the new light has a spring-loaded cable retention so the user can speed up the installation process and easily adjust the height of the cable during installation. The durable high impact polycarbonate lens design can survive harsh jobsite conditions. Similar to all of Milwaukee’s high output LED lights, the new light also features a limited lifetime LED warranty, and a 5-year warranty on the product. Through their continued investments in game-changing technology, Milwaukee® will remain relentless in the design and development of lighting solutions with the ability to adapt, perform and survive the demands of professional use. For more information visit www.milwaukeetool.com 34

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new PRODUCTS Direct Fastening Goes Digital – Hilti Powder-Actuated Tool DX 5 Meet the next generation of Hilti powder-actuated tools with proven DX direct fastening technology. The new DX 5 features a built-in digital service indicator screen and Bluetooth technology. Now you can know in advance when it’s time to clean or service your DX 5 so the tool is always ready for your jobsite challenges. The digital indicator screen on the tool notifies you when it is time for cleaning or service. And with built-in Bluetooth technology, you can pair the DX 5 with the Hilti Connect app to see specific tool usage and performance data, last synced location of the tool, order fasteners and cartridges, schedule service, and view manuals and how-to videos. The DX 5 is built to last. Rely on it for a wide range of fastening applications on high strength steel and concrete base materials. As a fully automatic tool, it speeds up the job of fastening wood, metal track, electrical conduits or even insulation boards and grating plates. The DX 5 is also backed by Hilti’s 20/2/1 year warranty – 20 years of repair or replacement of defective parts; 2 years no cost repair including wear and tear; and a guaranteed 1-day turn-around on repairs* – so you can be sure it will be ready to go to work when you are. For more information, visit www.hilti.ca

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advertiser INDEX

NOVEMBER 2017

This advertisers index is compiled as a courtesy to our readers. While every effort is made to provide a complete and accurate listing of companies, page numbers and reader service numbers, the publisher is not responsible for errors.

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AEMC INSTRUMENTS IFC 1 AFC CABLE SYSTEMS 7 8 AUTAC INC. 36, 37 28 CONDUIT REPAIR SYSTEMS 4 6 COPPER DEVOLPMENT ASSOCIATION 23 18 DABMAR LIGHTING 40 49 ELITE COMPONENTS 24 19 EMERGENT SAFETY SUPPLY 31 24 EZ BOX ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS LLC 11 11 FACILITY RESULTS 30 42 GENERATOR INTERLOCK TECHNOLOGIES 21 17 GREENSHINE NEW ENERGY 20 16 HERCULES INDUSTRIES, INC. 40 48 HIOKI USA IBC, 9, 25 2, 9, 20 KOLBI PIPE MARKER COMPANY 38 46 KRALOY FITTINGS 19 15 KRENZ & COMPANY 30 43

Company LED KING MEGGER MILLER SAFETY CONSULTANTS, LTD POWER & TEL RANDL INDUSTRIES RUNTAL NORTH AMERICA SONEL TEST & MEASUREMENT INC SP PRODUCTS INC. TCP TENMAT INC. THE HOME DEPOT TIMCO INSTRUMENTS TOPAZ UEI TEST INSTRUMENTS UNITED RENTALS USA LED SOLUTIONS UTILITY METALS

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