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Power Surges and Spikes

What are They? Power surges are an increase in the voltage that powers electrical equipment. Surges often go unnoticed, often lasting only 1/20th of a second, but they are much more common and destructive than you might think. According to recent studies, electrical equipment is constantly experiencing surges of varying power. Some of them can […]
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Line Noise

What is it? The term "line noise" refers to random fluctuations-electrical impulses that are carried along with standard AC current. Turning on fluorescent lights, laser printers, working near a radio station, using a power generator, or even working during a lightening storm can all introduce line noise into systems. What can it do? Line noise […]
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Lamp Guide: Incandescent

Incandescent Filament Designations Filament designations consist of a letter or letters to indicate how the wire is coiled, and an arbitrary number sometimes followed by a letter to indicate the arrangement of the filament on the supports. Prefix letters include C (coil) — Wire is would into a helical coil or may be deeply fluted; […]
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Lamp Guide: HID

  High Intensity Discharge Base Type (Not Actual Size)   High Intensity Discharge Bulb Shapes (Not Actual Size) The size and shape of a bulb is designated by a letter or letters followed by a number. The letter indicates the shape of the bulb while the number indicates the diameter of the bulb in eighths […]
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Lamp Guide: Fluorescent

Miniature Bipin T-5 Min. Bipin Medium Bipin T-8/T-10/T-12 Med. Bipin Recessed Double Contract T-8/T-12 Recessed D.C. Slimline Single Pin T-8/T-12 Circleline 4-Pin The size and shape of a bulb is designated by a letter or letters followed by a number. The letter indicates the shape of the bulb while the number indicates the diameter of […]
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Lamp Guide: General Information

Maximum Overall Length (in inches)- includes the sockets for incandescent bulbs and pins for fluorescent bulbs (MOL). Lamp Diameter – Lamp diameter is expressed in eighths of an inch (1/8″). For example: an A21 bulb is 21 – eighths of an inch or 2 5/8″ in diameter at it’s maximum dimension (DIA). Beam Spread Legend- […]
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