As LEDs continue to gain prominence in residential and commercial applications, so increases the need to dim these energy-efficient sources. Lutron Electronics is introducing a higher power LED driver that significantly expands the capabilities of its already popular A-Series driver family. With this introduction users can easily control LED downlights intended for use in high ceilings and in areas that require more light. The new 50W Hi-lume A-Series LED driver is designed for use with higher power LED modules, including Philips Fortimo 3000lm and Xicato 3000lm models, among others. The new 50W driver provides LED dimming from 100% down to 1%. The driver also has a calibration point temperature of 70˚C, enabling exceptional performance in demanding applications--atriums, houses of worship, high ceiling commercial and residential applications — without requiring a fan.
Lutron Electronics | www.lutron.com
Contractors frequently need to transition between raceways, and to make their jobs easier, Bridgeport has engineered an expanded line of transition fittings. Transitioning from liquid-tight to rigid fittings, for example, used to mean employing both a fitting and a coupling, possibly giving rise to questionable code compliance. Using Bridgeport’s singular 4371-LT fitting not only makes for a speedy connection but also one that is always reliably compliant. Fitting-to-coupling transitions also can mean a lot of time and work, not to mention having to look for various parts, to transition from EMT to flexible metal conduit. But with Bridgeport’s 4057-DC fitting, connecting EMT and flexible metal conduit becomes a faster, simpler job with a single part.
Bridgeport Fittings | www.bptfittings.com
The LE1625LED and LE1725LED work lights offer bright light equivalent to up to a 13W fluorescent bulb. Both lights are built tough with a rubber handle and polycarbonate lens to ensure that they withstand even the toughest abuse. All this power is built into a small form factor, with the light head weighing only one pound. The 4W LED chips generate significant bright white light but never require changing and do not generate significant heat like incandescent bulbs. The LE1725LED is the premium model, with 2 x 4W LED chips, a 25-foot cord and an extra LED on the end. This extra LED allows the light to be operated in both work light and flash light modes. The LE1625LED is the value-priced model that retains all of the heavy-duty durability that customers need. The LE1625LED has 1 x 4W LED chip and a smaller form factor, making it a very versatile light that can meet any budget.
Lind Equipment | www.lindequipment.net/worklights
Hendrix/Kerite Cable (Marmon Utility LLC) announces its offering of 34.5 kV TRXLP-insulated medium-voltage cable for applications in the wind power industry. The 34.5 kV cable is available in both aluminum and copper conductor. Standard conductor sizes ranging from 1/0 through 1250 kcmil in full and reduced concentric neutral configurations are also available. Hendrix can accommodate quantity and length changes just prior to manufacturing to adapt to last minute changes to farm layouts.
Hendrix/Kerite Cable | www.hendrix-wc.com
The Klein Klaw Pump Pliers are available in two styles: Quick-Adjust and Classic. The Quick-Adjust has a push button, quick ratchet feature that allows the user to easily adjust the plier to any position. Both styles of Klaw Pump Pliers are compact and narrow for better access in small or hard to reach spaces. The gripping surfaces of the jaw also have specially hardened teeth for positive gripping and reduced wear. In addition, a special groove at the tip of the jaw is designed for holding nails.
Klein Tools | www.kleintools.com
ABB Jokab Safety, a supplier of machine safety equipment, has released a 1,200-unit line of new key interlock switches and non-contact switches, expanding its range of tailored, turnkey safety systems for industrial applications. The new MKey Interlock Switches provide position interlock detection for moving guards and are designed to fit the leading edge of sliding, hinged or lift-off machine guards. They are available in two holding strength versions, 12N and 40N and have several actuator types for differing applications, including food, chemical, welding, paper converting, robotics and press equipment.
ABB Jokab Safety | www.jokabsafetyna.com
These Multi-Material drill bits will drill through just about any type of material out there, including brick, block, tile, metal, wood, laminate, plastic and marble. The bits have a unique diamond-ground, four-facet carbide tip with super-sharp cutting edges designed to guarantee centered starts with no walking, fast drilling and excellent hole quality. The versatile bits have a double-milled flute that removes dust and debris quickly and efficiently, which not only increases drilling speed (with no clogging), but are designed to result in longer bit life as well. These bits are built tough for hammer drilling, but recommended for use in rotary mode. They are compatible with all standard 1/2-inch and 3/8-inch chuck drills. They are available in 3-inch to 5-inch jobber lengths and 16-inch extended length, with diameters ranging from 1/8 to 1/2 inches.
Irwin Tools | www.irwin.com