Nanomaterials Standard to Shed Light on Display Applications

Nanomaterials Standard to Shed Light on Display Applications

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. Mike Leibowitz, Program Manager, NEMA As lighting devices and displays transition from sources based on heated filaments to ones based on solid state lighting (SSL), lamps and luminaires that use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are providing light in a wide variety of lighting colors. To address the essential general and optical…

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Lighting the Way to Smarter Cities

Lighting the Way to Smarter Cities

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. Harsha Banavara, Cybersecurity Technical Policy Manager, Philips Lighting Traditionally, cities’ streets and public areas rely almost entirely on conventional lighting that has remained more or less the same for decades. However, with the recent advancement in light-emitting diode (LED) technology and digital light, it is increasingly easy and exceedingly beneficial…

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Digitalization Lights Up Manufacturing

Digitalization Lights Up Manufacturing

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. Caption: Before (right) and after photos of a Telsmith manufacturing facility demonstrate the impact of an LED system retrofit. Photo courtesy of Eaton Joe Bokelman, Marketing Manager, Eaton Because of advancements in light-emitting diodes (LEDs), luminaires can be integrated with smart sensors to capture real-time data related to energy usage,…

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Digitalized Data Increases Sales

Digitalized Data Increases Sales

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. Marjorie Romeyn-Sanabria, Communication Specialist, IDEA Product data is a key component in fostering business relationships. With more products than ever, the problem is not availability. It is choice, and one of the most powerful benefits of digitalization is increased sales. According to Rick Fehr at United Electric Supply, a distributor with…

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Cryptojacking: The Dark Side of Blockchain

Cryptojacking: The Dark Side of Blockchain

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. Zack Hornberger, Director of Cybersecurity & Imaging Informatics, Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and the underlying blockchain technologies that power them are enjoying the current digital limelight. Some experts suggest that blockchain will be a significant enabler of energy innovation, leading many manufacturers, large and small,…

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Electroindustry to Congress: Grid Cybersecurity a Shared Responsibility

Electroindustry to Congress: Grid Cybersecurity a Shared Responsibility

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. NEMA Vice President of Government Relations Kyle Pitsor testified in front of the Energy and Power Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee at a March 14 hearing on improving the cyber- and physical-security of the electrical grid. “Electroindustry manufacturers have made cybersecurity a top priority….

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Book a Speaker—Speaking of the Electroindustry

Book a Speaker—Speaking of the Electroindustry

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. NEMA Industry Director Steve Griffith joined experts on the Standards & Architecture Panel at the Industrial Internet of Things Energy Forum in February to discuss what is needed in information management, communication across diverse energy infrastructures, best practices, methodologies, and available technology. He will also provide NEMA’s insights on the…

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Advanced Manufacturing—Powering the Nation’s Infrastructure

Advanced Manufacturing—Powering the Nation’s Infrastructure

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. Congresswoman Torres, who represents the 35th District of California, chairs the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Budget Task Force and co-chairs the New Democrat Coalition 21st Century Infrastructure Task Force. As the country’s unemployment rate nears four percent, we have an opportunity to ensure that a full-time job can lead to a…

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Lighting and the IoT

Lighting and the IoT

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. Steve Rood, Director, Codes & Standards EWS, Legrand/Pass & Seymour The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) presents a new era for the built environment, with the connected-device market in the building sector expected to grow by more than 20 percent a year by 2020. Total spending on…

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Data Centers Take the Plunge with Digitization

Data Centers Take the Plunge with Digitization

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. Caption: Digital operations may reduce the number of control wires by more than 80 percent, reducing wiring complexity and resulting risks for operations and maintenance personnel. Photo courtesy of ABB Dave Sterlace, Global Head of Data Center Technology, ABB Inc., and Mr. Sterlace advises a diverse data center client…

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