Fixture prevents light pollution
FloodPak combines floodlight, cutoff, and semicutoff luminaire into one outdoor HID lighting fixture with six distributions that can be aimed above or below horizontal. Fixture mounts to splice box with an integral bubble level to ensure level mounting. Lighting is dark-sky compliant when mounted at 0 deg facing down and provides semicutoff optics when mounted at 22.5 deg facing down. Integral cable holds fixture to mounting box permitting hands-free wiring.
Stonco Lighting : floodpak.com TO VOTE, WRITE 2 ON BALLOT For more information, write 2 on card
Ballast functions in temperature extremes
B50 Cold-Pak fluorescent emergency ballast works in conjunction with ac ballast to convert new or existing fixtures into emergency lighting. Operating at temperature extremes from -20 to 55 C, ballast includes a temperature-sensitive heating element to warm the battery when needed. Ballast includes integral NiCd battery, charger, and electronic circuits. Unit is suitable for sealed fixtures with gaskets, and helps provide emergency lighting in less than ideal conditions.
The Bodine Co. : bodine.com TO VOTE, WRITE 52 ON BALLOT For more information, write 52 on card
Portable light resists corrosion
The 1200-WLHD portable, heavy-duty, area light fixture with 100-W metal halide lamp features rustproof housing, impact-resistant polycarbonate lens, marine-grade aluminum base, external reset circuit breaker, grounded convenience outlet, two mounting magnets rated to hold 200 lb each, guarded on/off toggle switch, eye bolt for safety chain, oil and water-resistant cord, liquid-tight fitting that exceeds NEMA 6, and gasket that resists dirt, dust, and moisture. GFCI option available.
W.F. Harris Lighting : wfharrislighting.com TO VOTE, WRITE 76 ON BALLOT For more information, write 76 on card
Sensor detects occupancy
DT-300 series low-voltage sensor uses passive infrared and ultrasonic sensing technologies to detect occupancy and operate lighting automatically. Sensor features automatic time delay and sensitivity adjustments, and terminal wiring. Diffusers distribute ultrasonic sensing signal throughout the 360-deg coverage area. Unit accepts low-voltage switch input for manual-on operation.
The Watt Stopper, Inc. : wattstopper.com TO VOTE, WRITE 103 ON BALLOT For more information, write 103 on card
Lighting cuts energy needs
AdVue luminaires cut the energy required to light a 14 x 48-ft billboard in half, reduces sky glow, and minimizes light trespass. Horizontally mounted fixtures can be mounted on existing conduit stubs, and use 400-W pulse-start lamps with vertical orientation. Specular reflector material and glass prisms control the light to place it exactly where it is needed.
Holophane : holophane.com TO VOTE, WRITE 104 ON BALLOT For more information, write 104 on card
Light starts instantly
Champ luminaire with induction light source delivers up to 100,000 hr of white light in a corrosion-resistant watertight package for use in hazardous areas. It uses technology that does not use filaments or electrodes, which can burn out. Instant start and restart provides immediate full illumination. Suitable for Class I, Div. 2 and Zone 2. Ideal for hard-to-reach applications.
Cooper Crouse-Hinds : crouse-hinds.com TO VOTE, WRITE 125 ON BALLOT For more information, write 125 on card
HID lights operate quietly
SH high bay and SX low bay medium wattage HID luminaires with electronic ballasts feature high-frequency operation, improved lamp performance, continuous dimming to 50% of lamp power, low ballast losses, and silent operation. Benefits include improved lumen maintenance, energy efficiency, temperature stability, and UV-stabilized refractor.
Lithonia Lighting : lithonia.com TO VOTE, WRITE 134 ON BALLOT For more information, write 134 on card
LED backlight fits glass gauges
EPL-100 LED-based backlighting unit for transparent level gauges provides bright illumination and bulb life of more than 10 yr. Illuminator is FM approved for use in hazardous locations and features high contrast, long life, no heat generation, snap-on brackets, and economy through maintenance and electricity savings. Unit is available in 120 and 240-Vac options.
Clark-Reliance Corp. : clark-reliance.com TO VOTE, WRITE 144 ON BALLOT For more information, write 144 on card
Lamps reduce mercury
Alto Energy Advantage 25WT8 fluorescent lamps operate on any instant-start ballast and use an average of 70% less mercury than the 2001 industry average for fluorescent lamps up to 60 in. that are not TCLP-compliant. Lamps achieve up to 50% longer life than standard T8 lamps and consume up to 25% less than the standard 32WT8 lamps they are intended to replace.
Philips Lighting Co. : philips.com TO VOTE, WRITE 187 ON BALLOT For more information, write 187 on card
Controls programmed with laptop
LCP3000EZ lighting control system offers modular design, can be integrated into most building management systems, and is programmed with laptop or Palm PDA. Program is loaded on individual devices and resides in nonvolatile memory eliminating the need for main logic board. System can be overridden manually. Time clock has 10-yr battery backup. Panel is network ready.
Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. : sea.siemens.com TO VOTE, WRITE 225 ON BALLOT For more information, write 225 on card
Lamp operates horizontally
MS 320W/H75/T15/PS metal halide pulse-start lamp combines benefits of pulse start with enhanced light control provided by compact tubular lamps. Designed specifically for horizontal operation, the 320-W system is rated for 30,000 initial lumens, 23,000 mean lumens, and has 20,000-hr rated life. Lamp has 90% survival rate at 12,000 hr and saves 100 W per fixture.
Venture Lighting International : venturelighting.com TO VOTE, WRITE 282 ON BALLOT For more information, write 282 on 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