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Texas Bills Require Electrical License to Pull PoE [UPDATED]

Two bills in the Texas legislature would require any wiring carrying more than 50 watts to be pulled by a licensed electrician only. UPDATE: Both bills stuck in committee as Texas legislature adjourned.

Jason Knott · June 24, 2019

Leviton’s New Wi-Fi Load Center: ‘No One Else’ Integrates Breakers, Lighting, Energy, Automation

Leviton’s new IoT Load Center is a circuit box with snap-in breakers (no rewiring necessary) and Wi-Fi connectivity for remote monitoring, diagnostics and control via Leviton smart-home app.

Julie Jacobson · March 25, 2019

It’s Time to Get an Electrical License… Now!

Smart switches, energy storage, electrical vehicles, clean energy management are all intersecting in the smart home. Integrators can no longer ignore the inevitable need for a line voltage component to their business. Am I wrong?

Jason Knott · February 19, 2019

Swidget Modular Outlet Turns Any Home Into a Smart Home Using Existing Wiring

The modular electrical outlet called Swidget promises compatibility with any smart-home system, along with Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and ZigBee.

Chelsea Cafiero · July 27, 2017

Labor Shortage Among Electricians Seen as Big Problem (Infographic)

Nearly half of electricians (47%) are worried about finding skills staff over the next five to 10 years as rapid rates of retirement affect the industry, according to Klein Tools study.

Jason Knott · November 17, 2016

Study: Electricians Swarm to High-Tech Commercial Jobs, Smart Homes Amid Unrest

Study by Klein Tools shows strong uptick in electricians working on ‘high-tech’ commercial projects and ‘home technology’ installations in 2016, as growing unrest from the recession still lingers in the field with 42% looking to move into related fields, including IT.

Jason Knott · June 22, 2016

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