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  • Light Switches and Outlets: Fashionable and Functional Details

    Light Switches and Outlets: Fashionable and Functional Details

    Though we interact with them dozens of times a day, we rarely notice our home’s light switches and outlets. But these fixtures can be a decorative element as important as... Read more » The post...

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  • Electrical Safety Essentials: Examining Five Main Areas Crucial to the Safety of Your Family

    Electrical Safety Essentials: Examining Five Main Areas Crucial to the Safety of Your Family

    We use dozens of appliances and devices daily without thinking about the electrical systems that power them. But don’t assume yours is safe. Between 2010 and 2014, U.S. fire departments... Read...

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  • Mix & Match Your Great Design

    Mix & Match Your Great Design

    It’s a well-known fact that good design is all in the detail. And detail, like electrical switches and outlets, can add depth and character to your interior designs, as well... Read more » The...

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  • Are You Protected Against Accidental Electrocution in Your Home?

    Like metal and water, the human body is a great electrical conductor. Each year in France, 4000 people get serious electric shocks and 100 die, according to the Ministry of... Read more » The...

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  • PDL Iconic picks up prestigious design award

    PDL Iconic picks up prestigious design award

    At Schneider Electric, it’s our mission to make our customers’ homes safer, more reliable, efficient, comfortable and sustainable. Australasia’s PDL Iconic™ electrical accessories range is a clear...

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  • Why Do Home Electrical Fires Still Happen?

    Why Do Home Electrical Fires Still Happen?

    Unless the power goes out, we don’t think much about the electricity coursing through the wires in its walls and ceilings. But your electrical system could be harboring problems that... Read more...

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  • Invisible Home Dangers: The Risk of Electrical Fire from Arc Faults

    Invisible Home Dangers: The Risk of Electrical Fire from Arc Faults

    Many electrical fire risks are in plain sight. Old appliances, faulty outlets, and frayed electrical cords are easy enough to eliminate once you know to look for them. But there’s... Read more...

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  • Preventing Arc Faults and Fires in Buildings Using New AFDD Technology

    Preventing Arc Faults and Fires in Buildings Using New AFDD Technology

    This is the second in a two-part series on the serious threat of fire caused by arc faults in the electrical systems of commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. In my... Read more » The...

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  • The Limitless Applications of IoT for Light and Room Control EcoXperts

    The Limitless Applications of IoT for Light and Room Control EcoXperts

    IoT in light and room control: convergence, data, asset management and home automation In my previous post, I looked at a smart building automation case whereby IoT, Light & Room... Read more...

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  • The Electrical Distribution System: A Ticking Time Bomb?

    The Electrical Distribution System: A Ticking Time Bomb?

    When was the last time you went to your building basement or to the ground floor and checked the Electrical Distribution System of your building? Or let’s start by asking,... Read more » The post...

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  • The Interface is the Solution for Smart Homes

    The Interface is the Solution for Smart Homes

    The Internet of Things, (IoT) and smart homes/buildings are getting a lot of buzz. There are good reasons for that — millions of them, in fact. BI Intelligence analysts say... Read more » The...

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  • Gradually Raising the Safety Levels of Existing Residential Buildings

    Gradually Raising the Safety Levels of Existing Residential Buildings

    This is the final post of a three-part series addressing electrical safety non-compliance in older residential dwellings. In the first two posts, we looked at the high number of risks... Read...

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  • How Today’s Electrical Standards can help Improve Safety in Existing Dwellings

    How Today’s Electrical Standards can help Improve Safety in Existing Dwellings

    This is the second of three posts focusing on addressing electrical safety non-compliance in many older residential dwellings. In the first post, we looked at the risks and documented incidents......

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  • How EcoXpert Companies are Pioneering the LED Lighting Revolution

    How EcoXpert Companies are Pioneering the LED Lighting Revolution

    The Light Emitting Diode (LED) revolution, coupled with EcoStruxure™ technology and its IoT backbone, is one of the most powerful game changers for Schneider Electric’s Light & Room Control...

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  • IoT: it’s transforming our partners’ business model

    IoT: it’s transforming our partners’ business model

    The value of IoT connectivity Let’s talk about IoT! The vast amount of data that will be made available from connected objects, systems and other digital methods is valuable in... Read more » The...

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  • Choosing LED lighting for enclosures: 6 important features

    Choosing LED lighting for enclosures: 6 important features

    In the quest for improved energy efficiency and lower energy costs, most parts of the globe have begun adopting LED technology. And the trend shows no sign of abating. A... Read more » The post...

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  • The alarming state of electrical safety in many existing residential buildings

    The alarming state of electrical safety in many existing residential buildings

    This is the first post in a 3-part blog series looking at the high level of electrical risks present in many older residential buildings, including a proposed strategy for gradually... Read more...

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  • Safety and Savings at Home with Technology

    Safety and Savings at Home with Technology

    Sometimes homeowners might think their houses are singing that 60s hit about not being owned. Especially when it comes to saving money and increasing safety. For the first of those... Read more...

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  • Innovative Partnerships Help Alleviate Energy Poverty in Africa

    Innovative Partnerships Help Alleviate Energy Poverty in Africa

    Energy Poverty | noun, often attributive | ˈenərjē ˈpävərdē | is lack of access to modern energy services. It refers to the situation of a large number of people in... Read more » The post...

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  • Wiser Air EcoIQ: Game-changing Technology for Customers and Utilities Alike

    Wiser Air EcoIQ: Game-changing Technology for Customers and Utilities Alike

    The Wiser Air thermostat from Schneider Electric just keeps getting smarter. Schneider Electric has added technology called EcoIQ that enables Wiser Air (North America) to learn what temperatures...

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