July 25, 2022 - The insulation of our home or business is not as noticeable during the warmer months of the year (Spring, Summer and Fall), and you probably will not notice any issues until sometime during the winter months. For example, last February, I needed to replace a dimmer switch in a junction box located on an exterior wall. When I... Read More

July 25, 2022 - Lighting fixtures designed for use in health care facilities, must provide effective illumination and satisfy several demanding lighting and power requirements. Engineered Products Company’s (EPCO) Fixture Whips are the common thread among all health care and medical care facilities. Throughout our years servicing the... Read More

March 11, 2022 - Switching from fluorescent-based lighting to LEDs is becoming a no-brainer. Improved lighting quality, significantly higher energy efficiency and reduced maintenance due to longer lifespans are all factors weighing in LED technology’s favor. However, the choice of which LED option to choose from, especially with the ubiquitous... Read More

December 29, 2021 - NFPA CODE CHANGE FOR 2022 A new guideline will take effect in January 2022 for our Illumination Control Fixture Whip (ICFW). This code change is in response to the 2020 Edition of National Fire Protection Association* (NFPA 70), Article 410.69. Just so you know, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)... Read More

November 1, 2021 - Product customization and pre-fabrication services is a time and labor-saving investment for Distributors and Contractors that have taken advantage of this service from EPCO. Why? Because our customization and prefabrication service are built exactly to Distributor and Contractor specifications to meet their application... Read More

LED Vapor Tight Linear Luminaire Blog Post

December 3, 2020 - To follow up on the article from earlier this summer (Updated Vapor Tight Luminaires), some of the key takeaways mentioned in addition to our vapor tight lighting products configurability were: “End-user” applicable LED Luminaires Light fixtures using T5/T8 LED lamps Fluorescent light fixtures (still relevant and... Read More

Single and Dual End Powered Fixture Bracket Kits_2

December 3, 2020 - Single vs. Dual End Powered Lamps - Which LED Lamp Do I Use, and When? Use EPCO's Fixture Bracket Kits to RetroFit Old Fluorescent Light Fixtures with Single- or Double-end Powered T8 LED Lamps by Allen Guidry, III Marketing Manager So I received a call from a contractor that just opened a lighting retrofit... Read More

LED Vapor Tight Linear Luminaire

September 15, 2020 - It’s no secret that EPCO’s LED Vapor Tight Linear Luminaires are essential for industrial, commercial, and retail buildings, warehouses, convenience stores, manufacturing production, food service facilities, car washes — basically anywhere a reliable and durable, indoor and outdoor water-resistant lighting solution is... Read More

Health Care Grade Fixture Whips

April 17, 2020 - Health care was one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy prior to the current worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Now, it is in extremely high demand as more and more people test positive for the virus every day. Hospitals are struggling to keep up with the pandemic. To prepare and accommodate... Read More

Ground Bonding Jumper Kits group

September 9, 2019 - Where Is Ground? For safety reasons, Engineered Products Company’s (EPCO) legacy products, Ground Bonding PigTails™, enables the electrical contractor to make a properly and solidly grounded connection to safeguard people and property from electrical shock hazards. Our 45+ year history of manufacturing a broad variety... Read More

ProSeries LED Colored Lenses

July 25, 2019 - Does the color of our sustainable LED Utility Luminaires matter? That depends on the application. Different colors have different meanings. EPCO’s ProSeries LED Color Luminaires are an investment essential to visual messaging, ensuring public safety, and there is important consideration when selecting the appropriate LED... Read More

Illumination Control Fixture Whip

May 6, 2019 - Most utility rebate programs will incentivize networked lighting control systems. While traditional lighting system rebates have been remarkably stable over the past 10 years, rebates for “networked” lighting controls are very different from one utility to another. Design Lights Consortium (DLC) has introduced their new Networked... Read More

EPCO’s LED Closet Luminaire featured on Ask This Old House

July 21, 2017 - Engineered Products Company’s (EPCO) Motion Sensing LED Closet Luminaire was featured on the TV Series Ask This Old House: Season 15, Episode 3. The LED Closet Luminaire is a simple solution to upgrade small spaces to sustainable, energy efficient LED lighting. The Energy Star Rated Motion Sensing LED Closet... Read More

Three Reasons to Buy From Your Electrical Distributor

February 27, 2017 - If you’re not purchasing directly from an Electrical Distributor, you could be missing out on some advantages. As a supplier of electrical specialty lighting products to the electrical industry for over 40 years, Engineered Products Company understands the value of doing business with an Electrical Distributor. Three... Read More

May 26, 2016 - EPCO’s most important Product doesn’t come in a Box!

Criteria To Consider When Updating Your Illumination System with LED Luminaires

April 28, 2015 - Lumens are the New Watts The best way to shop for a LED luminaires is to look for brightness, or lumens, instead of watts. Lumens tell you how bright the luminaire is, and more lumens mean brighter illumination. When replacing a two (2) lamp, T8 32-watt fluorescent luminaire, lumen output is approximately 3800 lumens.... Read More

March 16, 2015 - When considering how to make a parking area easier to navigate, safer and more cost-efficient, lighting can have a tremendous impact on the look and feel, as well as the bottom line. Inadequate lighting may lead to accidents involving falls due to unseen holes, cracks and uneven surfaces. Yet too much light results in high... Read More

Part IV: To Invest or Not to Invest? Solving the Facility Manager’s Quandary about Lighting Upgrades

September 30, 2014 - This is the fourth and final in a series of posts designed to help facility managers build a case for spending money on lighting system upgrades. Making a strong case for funding a lighting system upgrade is a fine balance. Overselling benefits such as productivity increases and maintenance savings can actually hurt your... Read More

September 22, 2014 - This is the third post in a series designed to help facility managers build a case for spending money on lighting upgrades. Combining lighting upgrades with other capital projects can show greater return-on-investment (ROI) and strengthen the case. Here are some tips for maximizing energy savings and minimizing... Read More

September 9, 2014 - This is the second in a series of posts designed to help facility managers build a case for spending money on lighting system upgrades. Another way to justify a lighting system upgrade is to look outward. Benchmarking against similar facilities and finding rebate incentives can strengthen the case. Be a Competitive... Read More

September 3, 2014 - When building a case for spending money on lighting system upgrades, it’s important to consider the benefits to determine if it’s worth it. This is the first in a series designed to help facility managers do just that. Today facility managers must develop a solid return-on-investment (ROI) case for getting capital... Read More

Golden Age of Retrofit Lighting

April 1, 2014 - Lighting accounts for over 70 percent of all retrofits and remodels. The decision to relight or remodel a commercial property is no longer solely about aesthetics. The EPAct and other tax credits and deductions and the reduction of energy costs over time have moved the decision into the realm of economics, with the potential for... Read More