Outdoor emergency lighting
Dual-Lite expands its outdoor, wet location emergency lighting products with the PG series.
Dual-Lite expands its outdoor, wet location emergency lighting products with the PG series. The products combine solid-state LED light engines with precision-engineered optics systems to provide several focused and wide area illumination patterns, including a one foot-candle minimum 10 x 12 ft illuminated path, and a one foot-candle average 6 x 29 ft illuminated path. The LED light engine and optics system includes: Four high-output long-life LEDs, an electro-polished aluminum reflector with 95% minimum reflectivity, an acrylic lens capable of transmitting 92% of the available light output, and a die cast aluminum housing and backplate that prevents moisture intrusion and allows the PG series to be installed in outdoor, wet conditions. An optional battery heater allows installation in colder climates. The PG series is UL listed to Standard 924, Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment and meets NFPA 101 requirements.
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.