Finalist in Lighting Controls in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
The Portfolio LED downlights from Cooper Lighting feature a diffused optical system with light control and low aperture brightness. The curved transitional lens design reduces LED source brightness for even illumination. Lumen packages range from 900 to 1,500 lumens with a choice of four color temperatures. System life is rated at 50,000 hrs at 70% lumen maintenance. The product features standard 0 to 10 V dimming capability down to 10%; or standard ac incandescent analog dimmers down to 15%, or down to 5% with dimmers that have a low-end trim adjustment. Flexible disconnect capability allows for tool-less replacement of LED engine from below the ceiling.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.