Green slimlines added to family
ALTO PLUS slimline T8 8-ft fluorescent lamps are low mercury and have a full rated life of up to 30,000 hr at 12 hr per start. The lamps deliver a high color rendering index (CRI) and 95% lumen maintenance over the life of the lamp, providing reduced total cost of ownership without sacrificing lumens, color rendering, or color temperature qualities. Philips Lighting Co. lighting.philips.com/nam Write 316 on PE card
Magnifier sheds more light
Opticlux is an illuminated magnifier that features more than 50% higher luminance levels than other similar magnifiers by incorporating a T5HO 22-W fluorescent lamp. It includes a built-in electronic ballast, eliminating the need for plug-in or external ballasts. Along with the standard 4-diopter glass lens, it has easily changed acrylic magnifier lenses in 3.5 and 6 diopters. The magnifier includes an industrial-grade clamp for bench mounting. Waldmann Lighting waldmannlighting.com Write 317 on PE card
HPS lamp starts with lower voltage
Ignitron EN/ES is a high-pressure sodium (HPS) lamp that combines energy efficiency and low maintenance. It is available in standard wattages ranging from 50 to 1000 W. Its features include a built-in ferro-electric capacitor ignitor, unique electrode design, and low-voltage starting aid. The electrode provides high lumen maintenance. The lamps have up to a 3-yr manufacturer's warranty. Iwasaki Electric Co. eyelighting.com Write 318 on PE card
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey