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 removed the faceplate cover, I could feel cold air pouring into the… 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 electrical marketplace, EPCO has manufactured well over 200+ fixture whip… 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 commercial office troffer, can be a bit more complicated. Whether to… 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) changed the guidelines for 0-10 Volt dimming conductor colors.
The 2020… 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 requirements.
GOOD PROJECT PLANNING
Prefabrication involves identifying… Read More
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 manufactured)
Design Lights Consortium (DLC) Certification
The reference to the… Read More
December 3, 2020 - by Allen Guidry, III Marketing Manager
So I received a call from a contractor that just opened a lighting retrofit business. He was retrofitting an old warehouse and the lighting system was strip-type light fixtures using old T12 fluorescent lamps. He told me the building owner was on a very tight budget and wanted to get the best sustainable lighting at the lowest possible cost. In addition, he… Read More
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 required that will operate for years while withstanding the exposure to cold… Read More
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 the anticipated coronavirus surge, existing buildings (ex: dormitories, former nursing… Read More
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 of configurations ranging from 12- and 14-gauge solid and stranded wire… Read More
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 indicator color. So how do you know what color is best for your application… Read More
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 Lighting Control (V3.0 Category) for "networked" lighting controls… Read More
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 Luminaire provides more lumens per watt and includes a three-way operating mode switch,… Read More
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 Reasons To Buy From Your Electrical Distributor
1. The Personal Touch
Unlike… Read More
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. Replace it with an LED luminaire that provides a comparable lumen output of at… 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 electric bills, unhappy neighbors, and longer re-adaptation to street… Read More
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 case.
Keep it realistic
Assigning a large dollar amount due to a… 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 disruption:
Thinking about a simple lighting system upgrade? Or one with… 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 Landlord
Comparing your lighting energy to similar size facilities matter if… 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 improvement expenditures approved. Lighting is no different, although it is often… Read More
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 substantial savings.
EPAct (The Energy Policy… Read More