CATEGORY WINNER: BOXES
Designed to install a receptacle flush in a concrete floor, the heavy-duty plastic FLBC4502 4.5-in. concrete floor box features six conduit hubs and four plugs, as well as three options for positioning the low-voltage divider in the box. Additionally, the product accommodates the company’s round and trapdoor covers, and other manufacturers’ 6-in. covers. An optional 2-sided leveling ring allows the cULus-listed box to accommodate different screw hole patterns.
CATEGORY WINNER: COMPUTERS & SOFTWARE
Trimble Connect for HoloLens uses mixed reality for project coordination by providing precise alignment of holographic data on the job site, enabling users to review models overlaid in the context of the physical environment. Users can leverage mixed reality for training purposes and to compare plans against work completed. Advanced visualization further enables users to view assigned tasks and capture data with onsite measurement tools. Featuring 2-way communication to the Trimble Connect cloud, the product offers native support for .skp, .rvt, .dwg, .dxf, .ifc, .dgn, and more.
CATEGORY WINNER: CONDUIT, RACEWAYS & WIREWAYS
Super Kwik-Couple (SKC) Raintight is a coupling that connects GRC to IMC, EMT, or other GRC whether it’s threaded and unthreaded. Approved for use in wet locations, the coupling is available in trade sizes ranging from ½ in. to 4 in. In addition, the product eliminates field threading.
Allied Tube & Conduit
CATEGORY WINNER: CONNECTORS & TERMINATING DEVICES
Mechanical Pin Adaptors
KAP-/KAPO-type adaptors provide an alternative means to terminate conductor into mechanical connectors in various applications. Consisting of three range-taking sizes that accommodate wire from 6 AWG to 750kcmil, each size is offered in a center pin and off-centered pin design. Off-centered pins can be rotated to prevent interference when installing conductors side-by-side in limited space applications. Insulated covers are provided with each connector to prevent contact between it and uninsulated live parts of opposite polarity or grounded metal. In addition, the products are UL-listed for use with flex (fine-stranded) conductor.
CATEGORY WINNER: CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
Compact Crawler Boom
The JLG X1000AJ Compact Crawler Boom features an extended work envelope that offers 56-ft up-and-over and 54-ft of horizontal outreach. Designed to fit through a standard double doorway, retractable non-marking tracks, along with a platform disconnect system, make it easy to maneuver through tight spaces. Measuring less than 22 ft long (under 20 ft long when platform is removed), the articulated column design allows users to work flush with the surface of a structure. Features include a 500-lb unrestricted platform capacity, 90°± jib movement, one-touch self-leveling outriggers to stabilize and level the machine on slopes up to 16°, a 76V 2.0 Li-Ion battery for indoor operation or Kubota D902 diesel engine power for outdoor jobs.
CATEGORY WINNER: CONTROLS, SENSORS & RELAYS
The Power Zone controller gives users all the details needed about their generator, from general system status to faults and alarms. The 7-in. color touchscreen display provides run time status at-a-glance, and is the first platform on the market with built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LAN and Webserver. Regardless of which type of mobile device is connected, the graphical display is the same as that on the Power Zone controller itself. In addition, the device also controls paralleling functions when the generator is used in a Modular Power System (MPS) configuration. Communication between generators is performed with redundant Ethernet. Other features include paralleling control (synchronizing), reverse power, loss of synchronization between gen-sets and load and VAR sharing.
Generac Industrial Power
CATEGORY WINNER: FASTENERS, HANGERS & ACCESSORIES
BriteRail offers an innovative design in conduit support systems for sanitary and wash-down environments. The custom dome-shape design eliminates any flat surface where debris or bacteria can form and eliminates the ability for water to pool during the wash-down process. Features include polished 304 stainless steel with a 180-grit “brite” finish to increases corrosion resistance. Mounting options include vertical or horizontal, and the product can be supported from the ceiling, wall, or floor.
CATEGORY WINNER: FITTINGS (CONDUIT & CABLE)
The UL-listed NM94X White Button non-metallic cable connector offers smooth, easy insertion of one or two cables — in a variety of cable combinations — into a single opening from inside or outside an electrical box. To install, simply push the connector into the knockout and insert one or two cables. According to the company, the product is easily removed with either pliers or a screwdriver.
CATEGORY WINNER: LABELERS & PRINTERS
Mobile Label Printer
The BradyPrinter M611 Mobile Label Printer with the Brady Workstation Express Labels Mobile App uses mobile device technology to deliver printing capabilities in the field. Users can create and edit up to 750 labels (2-in.-wide × 40 in.-long max) per day. Weighing 3.52 lb, the printer measures 4.55 in. × 4.46 in × 10.97 in. Features include a 3.5-in. color touchscreen, LCD backlit graphics display, auto cutter, and rechargeable Li-Ion battery
CATEGORY WINNER: LAMPS
SOX LED replacement lamps offer longer life and greater energy efficiency for streetlight and roadway luminaires. Suitable for open and enclosed fixtures with built-in surge protection, available input includes 120VAC to 480VAC. Features of the self-ballasted product include a 50,000-hr life and 3,000K and 5,500K color temperatures.
CATEGORY WINNER: LIGHTING CONTROL EQUIPMENT
Bluetooth Bridge is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) component designed to connect 0V to 10V luminaires to a Bluetooth mesh ecosystem. The product can be installed in any electrical box or LED luminaire, enabling advanced Bluetooth controls without running additional control wires. Equipped with a 0.5-in. knockout mount, the product offers 120VAC to 277VAC input and features a sensor input for motion controls and daylight harvesting. Basic commissioning is done via an app, and once setup is completed the device provides wireless on/off and dimming controls for a transmission range up to 50 m/160 ft at 2.4 GHz.
CATEGORY WINNER: LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEMS
Wireless Lighting Control System
Wattstopper DLM Wireless is a simple, secure, and scalable wireless lighting control system. The product line comprises wireless networking products (wireless bridge and border router), sensors, switches, and software for easy maintenance, monitoring, control, and programming. Designed for easy installation and start-up, features include app-based commissioning, 10-yr battery life, multiple mounting options, and over-the-air firmware upgradability. In addition, the product offers the flexibility to choose between wired, wireless, or hybrid architectures.
Legrand, North & Central America
CATEGORY WINNER: LUMINAIRES (HARSH & HAZARDOUS LOCATION)
Suitable for commercial and industrial applications, the TriMax features connections at the top of the LED luminaire that maintain a hermetic seal when two or more 4-ft products are linked together. By simply snapping a tool-less connection bracket into place, users can create an IP66-rated lighting solution that is 8-ft or longer. Offering up to 130 lm/W, the luminaire is ETL Sanitation-rated, waterproof, dustproof, and corrosion-resistant.
CATEGORY WINNER: LUMINAIRES (HIGH-BAY)
Featuring an uplight option ranging from 1,000 lm to 4,000 lm, the Peloton high-bay luminaire offers wide and narrow distribution choices for open area and aisle applications, as well as a selection of lens options. Offering 150+ lm/W standard, the luminaire also includes a 177 lm/W high efficacy option. Available in packages ranging from 8,000 lm to 60,000 lm, the DLC-qualified product is tested and certified to the UL 924 emergency lighting standard. Features include up to 128,000 hr of projected life at L80 and up to 200,000 hr at L70; temperate range from 55°C to 65°C; and NX Distributed Intelligence options for standalone and networked integrated sensor with wired or wireless connectivity and remote programmability.
Columbia Lighting, a Hubbell Lighting brand
CATEGORY WINNER: LUMINAIRES (RECESSED)
The Vora 50L edge-lit troffer luminaire features a center mixing chamber, which uses the excess light spilling out at the opposite end of the light guides and recycles that light back into the room. Sizes range from 1×1, 1×2, 1×4 to 2×2, and 2×4. To maintain visual consistency, the width of the center mixing chamber is visually scaled to reflect the overall size of the fixture. Finishes include white, carbon black, and machined aluminum. Features include a 2.2-in. depth that eliminates plenum depth concerns and allows for a perfect fit in any ceiling; adaptable frame design; and 6,000-lm option for 2×2 model, 8,000-lm option for 2×4 model, and 2,900-lm output for a 1×1 model.
Litecontrol, a Hubbell Lighting Brand
CATEGORY WINNER: LUMINAIRES (OUTDOOR – AREA / SITE)
The IoT LED streetlight is integrated with wireless communication and features an HD camera that enables smart city video surveillance. Available in input voltages ranging from 120VAC to 480VAC from 30W to 150W, the streetlight features 20kV/10kA SPD and a high CRI. In addition, the product offers 160 lm/W and a 10-yr/100,000-hr warranty.
CATEGORY WINNER: LUMINAIRES (RETROFIT UNITS)
LED Retrofit Kit
The Future Fit LED Strip retrofit kit is designed to easily upgrade existing 4-in.-wide strip luminaires without modifying the existing mounting. According to the company, the retrofit kit offers more than 50% energy consumption savings compared to traditional fluorescent strip fixtures. Powered by the manufacturer’s 0V to 10V dimming LED driver, the product is suitable for damp locations and offers an operating temperature range from -20°C/-4°F to 50°C/122°F.
CATEGORY WINNER: LUMINAIRES (SURFACE-MOUNT / SUSPENDED)
Exterior Linear Luminaire
The Pursuit IP65-rated exterior linear luminaire features housings that can be connected to form an uninterrupted ribbon of light up to 150 ft without any breaks or light leaks. The luminaire removes the need for separations by providing seamless continuous runs with IP66 end-to-end internal connections, and a continuous, external diffuser. The diffuse lens material is shipped in a coil that can then be installed onsite after multiple housing sections have been attached to one another. Independently illuminated “L,” “T” and “X” modules are available to form continuous shapes throughout application. In addition, 13 different mounting options are offered, including pendant, cable, wall, mullion, surface, fixed arm and adjustable arm. Distributions include symmetric, asymmetric, wall graze, and wall wash.
Architectural Area Lighting, a Hubbell Lighting brand
CATEGORY WINNER: METERING & MONITORING EQUIPMENT
The Shark 250 is a high-accuracy power and energy meter that offers 0.2% revenue accurate operation and includes features such as time of use, transformer/line loss compensation, and CT/PT compensation. Cyber secured with password encryption to prevent hacking of, or tampering with, customer data, the meter supports limits and alarms, records waveforms of sag/swell and fault events, and has extensive memory for trending analysis. The unit also gives the user expandable I/O options, including analog outputs, pulse outputs, relay outputs, and communication options.
Electro Industries/Gauge Tech
CATEGORY WINNER: MOTORS, DRIVES, & MOTOR CONTROLS
Outdoor Duty Drive
For protection against extreme temperatures ranging from -45°C to +45°C, water (rain and snow), and air laden with chemical and salt contaminants, Sinamics Perfect Harmony GH180 Outdoor Duty Drive consists of a freestanding Type 4 enclosure per UL50e, which features identical operation, spares, and maintenance as a unit located in a control room. Suitable for drives operating under 2,000 hp, the drive can be placed up to 2.3 km away from the motor. Additionally, all enclosures include integral temperature control. Commissioning is typically completed within one to two days.
CATEGORY WINNER: PORTABLE TEST & MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT
Smartphone Thermal Camera
Powered by the company’s Lepton thermal microcamera core, the FLIR ONE Pro LT allows thermal imaging on any Android or iOS device. Offering thermal sensitivity needed to detect temperature differences down to 0.1°, the device includes VividIR thermal resolution enhancement and MSX technology, which combines thermal and the edge visual data for a crisper image and added perspective. Via the OneFit connector, users can attach the device to a smartphone through most popular phone cases.
CATEGORY WINNER: POWER DISTRIBUTION EQUIPMENT
With an all plug-on design that exceeds UL safety standards, the Leviton Load Center includes branch wires that all terminate at custom lugs in the panel, making wiring easier and neater. GFCI and AFCI/GFCI circuit breakers feature reset lockout technology to ensure ground fault protection against electric shock is always working. Offered in a white enclosure with an optional window, at-a-glance diagnostics make it easy to identify the trip condition and type of fault without the need to reset the circuit breakers. Line side powered electronics ensure LED indicators remain lit, even when tripped.
CATEGORY WINNER: POWER SOURCES
The SmartSafe microinverter is an AC fully enclosed LED emergency backup unit optimized for recessed LED downlight luminaires. Designed to illuminate the entire LED load at reduced output under emergency mode, a 2-in-1 LED test switch and indicator light provides instant reassurance the system is working. Featuring a one-piece design with metal housing, the California CEC T20-compliant product offers reliable operation with minimum 90-min. duration. With dual-flex conduit, it can be mounted outside of the fixture without additional housing.
CATEGORY WINNER: RACKS & ENCLOSURES
Low-Profile In-Use Covers for outdoor applications include an expandable front window that can be collapsed to save space when not in use. Featuring a 100% paintable surface, the ROHS-compliant covers provides a latch with lockable hasp that can be opened with one hand. Featuring GFCI preset, keyhole slots allow end-users to complete installation in minutes. Available in single-gang and double-gang configurations, as well as standard and extra-duty, the single-gang model accommodates vertical and horizontal installations. Color options include white, gray, or bronze. In addition, the WP7000 and WP7200 models comply with 2017 NEC Sec. 406.9 (B)(1) requirement for wet locations and extra-duty applications.
CATEGORY WINNER: SAFETY EQUIPMENT & WORKWEAR
The Max Patrol R4100 Self Retracting Lifeline (SRL) minimizes fall arrest distance to 24 in. when used overhead, while allowing freedom of movement with line-lock performance. Designed for use in leading edge applications, the SRL has been approved for use over steel beam, precast concrete, and B-deck. The product can also be used in non-leading edge applications, while meeting the Class A requirements for ANSI and OSHA standards. Features include the ability to support up to 400 lb, an impact resistant housing, and a shock pack cover.
CATEGORY WINNER: SECURITY EQUIPMENT & SYSTEMS
The LumenSafe network security camera provides real-time surveillance with no wiring required beyond line power to the luminaire. Designed to install the same way as a standard luminaire, the outdoor-ready, fixed-dome camera and all power/networking gear are integrated in the luminaire housing and pre-wired at the factory. Features include video quality up to HDTV 1080p combined with advanced compression techniques to reduce bandwidth and storage requirements. A varifocal lens and remote zoom and focus eliminate the need for hands-on fine tuning, while the built-in memory card slot enables local video storage.
CATEGORY WINNER: SPECIALTY PRODUCTS
Inspection Camera/Cable Puller Combo
The Ferret Wi-Fi is a wireless inspection camera and cable pulling tool with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. The high-resolution 720p wireless camera with adjustable 3-level bright white LEDs gives users flexibility to see in areas that are hard to reach for close-up visual inspections streamed directly to their Apple or Android device. Equipped with an interchangeable hook and magnet attachment for pulling cable or retrieving metallic objects in difficult to reach places, the product features an IP67 waterproofing rating, fish stick adaptor that extends reach capability up to 40 ft, a 1-7/32-in. diameter footprint, and a multi-directional gooseneck.
CATEGORY WINNER: STORAGE UNITS
The KNAACK Safety Kage cabinet is a three-section unit that prioritizes organization to keep gear accessible and is easy to find on the job site. The exterior of the cabinet offers quick access to safety gear like a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, and eye wash station. Inside, the product features shelves for items such as hard hats and vests, and hooks to hang fall protection harnesses. The high-visibility green color stands out an identifier for workers to locate in the event of an emergency. Features include: 16-gauge Diamond Punched steel panels, WATCHMAN IV Lock System with 3-point latch and recessed lock housing; fully arc-welded seams, recessed side handles, and a foot latch that pops opens the doors with one push.
CATEGORY WINNER: TOOLS (ACCESSORY ITEMS)
The Rechargeable Auto-Off Headlamp provides all-day illumination with smart, battery-efficient technology. A light sensor detects when the unit is in bright light mode and automatically turns the headlamp off after 3 min. to save battery. A silicone strap secures the product onto hardhats with a pivoting mount that allows up to a 64° lighting angle. Spotlight mode provides 200 lm and 12-hr runtime, while floodlight mode offers 100 lm and 22-hr runtime. LED lights on the battery gauge indicate how much battery remains. Drop-test rated up to 10 ft, the product is dust- and water-resistant.
CATEGORY WINNER: TOOLS (EQUIPMENT)
The Multi-Position Fiberglass Pro Ladder features a five-in-one design. Users can employ the unit as an extension ladder, a wall ladder, a twin stepladder, a stairway stepladder, or as two stable scaffold bases that require no additional hinges. In addition, the scaffolding bases, when paired with an extension plank, create a large continuous work surface. Extension heights include 14 ft, 18 ft, and 22 ft, depending on model number. The OSHA and ANSI-approved product easily folds so that it can be carried through tight corridors and placed into most vehicles without the need of a ladder rack.
CATEGORY WINNER: TOOLS (HAND)
The 7-in-1 Nut Driver provides easy, one-handed driving and seven common hex sizes (¼ in., 5/16 in., 11/12 in., 3/8 in., ½ in., 7/16 in, and 9/16 in.) in one tool. Features include a heavy-duty handle with wrench-assist that the company says exceeds the torque performance of regular nut drivers. Additionally, the hollow shafts found on the ¼ in., 5/16 in., 3/8 in., 7/16 in., and 9/16 in. sizes help drive nuts deep onto bolts and threaded rod.
CATEGORY WINNER: TOOLS (POWER)
The ESC50LX is a 2-in. inline tool with cutting capacity up to 2-in diameter copper and aluminum standard and fine stranded cable, eliminating the need for multiple tools. The ergonomic, lightweight, cutter offers a long tool reach to help reduce operator fatigue and eliminate overextension of the arm. The molded tacky grip is designed with a smaller diameter, making the tool easier and more comfortable to use. Powered by the 18V Li-Ion 4.0 AH Makita battery platform, features include a 350° rotating head to cut at any angle and programmable double-click blade activation safety option to prevent the jaws from unintentional cutting.
CATEGORY WINNER: V/D/V TEST & MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT
This USB tester tests functionality and wiring of USB ports by verifying the presence of voltage and testing for proper wiring and polarity. Designed for home, office, and auto, the device features a high-impact ABS housing with a 250-lb crush rating and the ability to withstand a drop of up to 10 ft. Designed to fit in a shirt pocket or tool pouch, the product includes an LED that illuminates to indicate one of four different USB conditions: dead port, ok port, reversed polarity, and AC voltage present.
CATEGORY WINNER: WIRE & CABLE
Romex Brand SIMpull NM-B-PCS Duo Cable combines power conductors along with control/signal cables all under one jacket. Suitable for use with LED or fluorescent dimming controls and smart homes, the product is compliant with NEC Art. 334 and the Class 2/Class 3 circuit separation requirements of NEC Sec. 725.136(I). The conductors’ identification is printed directly on the jacket and includes a continuous stripe on the outer jacket.
CATEGORY WINNER: WORK LIGHTS
The Rover flood light delivers 550 lm of TRUEVIEW High Definition Light Output in any direction. Featuring a 210° pivoting head and a wide magnetic base, the luminaire can sit, stick, or hang in a variety of environments and cast a wide amount of light onto any surface. Its collapsible design fits in pockets, and a built-in carabiner allows users to clip it to tool organizers or straps. In addition, the product offers three light output modes: flood high, flood medium, or flood low, which provides 11.5 hr of run time on a single charge. The light’s body and lens are impact- and chemical-resistant, and IP54-rated to protect against weather and dust.