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July phase out of T12 linear fluorescent lighting, part 2
Posted by tED magazine, - Wednesday, May 09, 2012
-This July, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) effort to increase the energy efficiency of linear fluorescent lighting takes a major step that directly impacts the lighting sales of electrical distributors.

That’s the date many T12 fluorescent lamps will be phased out and will no longer be available for sale. This government mandated effort to phase out the old energy hog T12 technology actually began nearly seven years ago. And what’s really amazing is the fact that despite DOE’s incremental banning of the use of magnetic ballasts, approximately 30% of all fluorescent lamps sold in the U.S. are still T12 technology. That amounts to a lot of old installed inefficient T12 lamps. And now, beginning this July, many of those old T12 lamps will no longer have available replacements.
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Harmonized Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
NORTHBROOK, Ill., - February 6, 2006
- To reduce electrically related deaths and injuries through public education, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) has joined with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to disseminate information on new requirements for ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs). These new requirements offer a significant safety improvement for consumers. Read more.

Top consumer China doubled copper imports in February
Driven by an extraordinary construction boom, China, the world’s top copper consumer, more than doubled copper imports in February;  the highest level since 2005.
Author: Dorothy Kosich — Posted:  Monday, 26 Mar 2007
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