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Great question.  Anyone can manufacture a piece of hardware.  There are plenty of factories ready to build a unit.  It’s software that makes something special.  The SR260 is a tired facelift version of its predecessor and the industry... — SKoolD on Feb 21
Don’t forget about the power of voice to really WOW a client! — acaps on Feb 20
Yeah, “Get an electrical license NOW!”- sure, that takes no time. Anyone can tell us to do something NOW, but without understanding the reality, it’s meaningless. IBEW will defend itself to the death and if low voltage contractors try to step... — highfigh on Feb 20
In our state, Georgia, Licensing is separated for Low Voltage and Line Voltage [actually 2 levels of Line Voltage].  Licensing isn’t arduous, but documentation of experience and passing exams is required. — leonard.lowe-llc on Feb 19
Yes and no. Depends on the State and AHJ. I see more lighting systems (like Lumastream) are becoming low voltage. In my state (I am a 06 Limited Energy Systems Electrical Contractor BTW) anything 70v and under is low voltage ( 70v+ is where shock becomes... — Robert JS on Feb 19
so cool. exciting news for sonnen and for our industry to have this great company now focused on growing the category of energy automation. — Ron Callis - One Firefly on Feb 19
How in any way are 30 (wired) in-ceiling speakers, connected via those wires to Sonos amps “wireless”??? I guess it’s the iPort Express parts you’re referring to? — lbaltz on Feb 17

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