What is LEED Certification?

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There are more than 5.5 million commercial and industrial buildings in the US. There are a lot of things to consider in any commercial building project to ensure it goes successfully and that the building is fit for its purpose. In recent years, it has become incredibly important to take environmental factors into account for new buildings. […]

Pipe Thread Standards Explained

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Knowing the basics of pipe thread standards can save you considerable amounts of money. Plumbers can charge upwards of $200 per hour or more for their services. With a little knowledge about pipe threads and various kinds of pipes, you can easily handle some of the basic tasks usually performed by plumbers. Learning about pipe thread standards […]

How the DOE’s 2023 Lighting Standards Will Affect Utility Rebate Programs

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In April 2022, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) implemented two new rules that regulate and standardize light bulbs. In DOE parlance, light bulbs are called “general service lamps,” or GSLs. The new rules have been praised as a step towards a greener future. Environmental non-profits celebrated how the new standards are projected to cut […]

A Guide to UL Listed Lights: What They Are & Why They Matter

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Whenever consumers buy a lighting product, they like to see a certain logo or seal of approval that shows that the product has passed rigorous testing and meets high standards. However, many people don’t know what these logos and seals actually mean, and many commercial lighting application buyers aren’t even sure if they need the […]

What are AN Fittings? AN Fitting Sizes Explained

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AN fittings, also known as Army-Navy fittings, are an essential component in various industries including automotive, aerospace, and motorsports. The unique design of AN fittings features a 37-degree flare at the end of the fitting, which provides a secure and leak-free connection with a compatible hose. With a range of sizes and designs available, AN fittings […]

What is DLC 5.1?

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If you’re in the lighting industry in any capacity, you may be confused about the new DLC rules that started July 1, 2022, for all lighting manufacturers. If you are planning on buying any new lighting products, they may be subject to these changes, so you need to understand them thoroughly. So what exactly is DLC lighting […]

Emergency Exit Sign Compliance: Regulations, Codes and Requirements

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With over 3000 fires per year in offices and commercial buildings in the USA, it’s easy to see why regulatory commissions apply rules to emergency exit signs for safety reasons. Any building or structure must comply with emergency exit sign codes to avoid potential fines and violations. So, you’ll need to make sure you comply with emergency […]