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  • The Secret of Our Award Winning Design Success

    The Secret of Our Award Winning Design Success

    At Schneider Electric, we pride ourselves in making our customers’ buildings safer, more reliable, efficient, comfortable, and stylish. I work in the Industrial Design and Ergonomics team, which...

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  • The importance of network connectivity in home automation

    The importance of network connectivity in home automation

    Technological applications are at an all-time high – anyone in today’s day-and-age knows exactly what we’re talking about when we make this statement. It’s genuinely amazing to witness the...

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  • Making smart choices for smarter homes

    Making smart choices for smarter homes

    Connectivity and smart technologies are essential in our daily lives. Just last year, consumers purchased 1.4 billion smartphones globally.1 And the spending on connected devices of all sorts is...

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  • Challenging the Status Quo in the Energy Industry

    Challenging the Status Quo in the Energy Industry

    Written by Guest Blogger, Jyo Chandrapati It was on a brisk autumn morning in 2017 amidst the breathtaking Rocky Mountains in Denver, CO when it hit me. Change is afoot.... Read more » The post...

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  • An Introduction to the Design Lab Team

    An Introduction to the Design Lab Team

    Design details make a difference. A product’s interface, materials, and finishes all help determine how useful that product ultimately is—and, indeed, if it gets used at all. That’s true...

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  • Connect Your Home to Simplify Everyday Living

    Connect Your Home to Simplify Everyday Living

    We recognize that the world is changing, and at a fast pace. Globally, we are becoming more and more reliant on that precious resource, energy. Right now, cities are consuming... Read more » The...

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  • The Top Trends That are Transforming the Renovation Market

    The Top Trends That are Transforming the Renovation Market

    As the housing inventory continues to thin, many people are investing in improvements to their current home rather than moving to a new one. But rather than prettying them up... Read more » The...

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  • Perform an Electrical Safety Components Check Before You Move into Any House

    Perform an Electrical Safety Components Check Before You Move into Any House

    Home electrical fires are more common than you would think. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 45,210 home structure fires were started by an electrical issue annually between...

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  • Your Home: The Reflection of Your Personality Shown in Colors, Artwork and Lighting

    Your Home: The Reflection of Your Personality Shown in Colors, Artwork and Lighting

    Despite the old saying, walls do talk, and they speak volumes about the people living within them. Home interiors are generally viewed as expressions of their owners’ personalities. If you... ...

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  • Surprisingly Easy Do-It-Yourself Home Projects That Enhance Style

    Surprisingly Easy Do-It-Yourself Home Projects That Enhance Style

    Refreshing your home’s style doesn’t necessarily require an expensive renovation. Often all it takes is rethinking a few decorative details. Try giving your home a stylish new spin with these... ...

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  • How to Spend More Wisely on Home Improvement Projects

    How to Spend More Wisely on Home Improvement Projects

    Whether you want to increase the value of your home or just your enjoyment of it, renovation projects can be a huge investment of time and money. But there are... Read more » The post How to...

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  • Are You Protected Against Power Surge Damage?

    Are You Protected Against Power Surge Damage?

    (The following information is applicable to readers living outside North America.) Did you know that lightning strikes the earth every second? Even though we’ve been rightly conditioned to worry...

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  • Protecting Your Home and Family Against Electrical Safety Issues

    Protecting Your Home and Family Against Electrical Safety Issues

    One of the biggest threats to your home is lurking right inside it. Electrical issues cause more than 20,000 fires a year in the UK and upwards of 45,000 in... Read more » The post Protecting...

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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?

    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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