My contribution to the May 2018 issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR talks about options for plug load control, now a requirement in many energy codes and an energy-saving control option for existing buildings.
Plug-load controls are receptacles, power strips, connected devices and systems that reduce energy consumption and improve safety by turning off plug loads when they are not in use. This type of control is a good fit for the lighting industry, which offers plug-load-control solutions as an extension of lighting control. Think lighting controls, and apply the same concept to receptacle loads.
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