What is solid-state lighting and why is this technology so valuable?

Today we chat with Sal Cangeloso, founder of computer hardware site and author of “LED Lighting: A Primer to Lighting the Future,” to discuss solid-state lighting technology and what makes it so valuable. We also touch on the shift to energy-efficient lighting, a transition that’s been moving forward steadily for the past two years.


Grid Modernization—Part 2

In this segment, we continue our discussion with John McDonald, director of technical strategy and policy development for GE’s Digital Business, about modernizing the grid. We highlight technologies that should be a part of a smarter grid, as well as what utilities should do after a disaster. Included at the end is a list of resources related to this topic.

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Dangers of Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment—In Plain Language

It was recently announced that the cause of the devastating boardwalk fire in Seaside Park, New Jersey, last week was the result of water-damaged electrical wire. It is possible that the integrity of the wires may have been affected by Superstorm Sandy. NEMA Assistant Vice President Paul Molitor joins us to discusses safety issues related to water-damaged electrical equipment, as well as smoke- and fire-damaged electrical equipment.

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Grid Modernization—Part 1

Modernizing our nation’s electric grid can help mitigate power outages during storms, heat waves, or natural disasters. John McDonald, director of technical strategy and policy development for GE’s Digital Energy business, joins us to discuss what a modernized grid is and the benefits that come along with it. In Part 2 of this series, he will discuss different technologies that can be implemented into a modernized grid, as well as the steps electric utilities can take after a disaster occurs.

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OSHA to incorporate ANSI Z535 standards into its safety standards. What does this mean for you?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to integrate the 2011 ANSI Z535 standards into its own safety sign and tag regulations. Today we chat with Clarion Safety Systems CEO Geoffrey Peckham about this important update and outline the effect it will have on employers. Learn more about the OSHA change.

ANSI Z535 Safety Alerting Standards