Mighty-Merge® Transition Fittings from Bridgeport

Bridgeport introduces a Set Screw type transition fitting ideal for commercial and institutional facilities. The 4457-DC is used to securely join 1″ EMT to four 14/2 to 10/3 (.43″ to .61″ Diameter) AC/MC/MCI-A/HCF/HCFMCI-A or 3/8″ flexible metal conduit. These fittings provide a huge labor savings, compared to the traditional junction box or fitting assembly installation. When using AC/MC/FMC cable simply remove the armor and expose the conductors to the desired length needed to reach the device box or enclosure. The use of anti short bushings is recommended. Tighten the steel screws for the 1″ EMT conduit.

Juno® FlexConnect™ LED Linear Lighting System

Juno FlexConnect™ is a versatile, architectural linear lighting system that allows you to cut LED strips in sections as small as 6″ and reconnect them in the field. These luminaires provide exceptional performance and quality of light. Systems are fully customizable to meet the needs of virtually any commercial or residential space. The Juno FlexConnect™ SL Series is damp location rated for indoor use.


Juno-FlexConnect-Spec Sheet

New Milwaukee® 52” Mobile Work Station

New from Milwaukee®, a 52” Mobile Work Station. Featuring a reinforced angle iron frame, 100 lbs. soft close drawer slides, and 5” industrial casters, the Milwaukee® Mobile Work Station has a weight capacity of 1,800 lbs. and is designed with a variety of innovative features such as a built in power center, raised work surface to all clamping, and a 1” thick reversible hardwood top to provide maximum versatility and productivity.


  • Angle Iron Reinforced Frame Industrial Casters
  • 100 lbs. Soft-Close Drawer Slides
  • Built-In Power Center
  • Raised work surface for Clamping
  • Built in power tool organizer
  • 9 Drawers & 2 Pull-Out Trays
  • 1,800 lbs. Weight Capacity
  • Premium Pre-Cut Drawer Liners

Arlington’s New Non-Metallic Multi-Purpose Box

Arlington’s non-metallic MULTI-PURPOSE BOX is the labor saving solution to installing a fan, light fixture or security camera that is exposed to the elements. It’s completely sealed so water stays out and wiring stays dry when used with gasketed accessories. It supports up to a 70 lb. fan or fixture securely and safely in a damp or dry location. Perfect for any area with open exposure to wind-driven rain and water spray, it’s usable anywhere you would install a gasketed wet- or damp-rated floodlight or accessory. This multi-purpose box eliminates the need for time consuming field modifications.


  • Colors: white, gray
  • UL Listed, rain tight with a gasketed accessory
  • For use with NEMA 3R accessories—Screws provided for fan
  • NEC code compliant when using gasketed accessory
  • Uses include pool screen enclosures, open porches, lanais,
    outdoor kitchens and eating areas, pavilions, and more

Arlington Non-Metallic Box Spec Sheet

Be Careful with LED Recommendations

A small manufacturing facility had an old pendant light in its front lobby. The light contained five 25W pendant lamps, all pointed up even though the area below is what needed to be lighted.

The plant manager wanted this replaced with something that looked elegant but that also provided good lighting. The electrical contractor recommended an LED replacement, and then went on to explain all of the advantages of LED. The plant manager had recently been to a big box home supply store looking at pendant fixtures and had a fair idea of what they cost. He also knew he could pick up a box of LED direct replacement 60W equivalent lamps for about $10. So he knew this fixture would not be a budget buster. Except he was wrong.

The plant manager and the contractor looked at the options on the website of a big box home supply store and the appealing styles started at around $1,500. That was a budget buster.

This was one fixture in the lobby. A more suitable fixture in non-LED could be had for about $100. It’s hard to justify the extra $1,400 on energy savings.

The discussion should not have begun with a love song about LED. It should have begun with clearly identifying what was wrong with the existing lighting and how much the client wanted to spend to fix that.

Source: Mark Lamendola | Mindconnection