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NewProducts Reduce Time & Hassle Tuff-Rod™ push/pull poles from IDEAL simplify the task of running cables above ceilings, down walls, under raised floors, or through hard-to-access voids and cavities. Made of non-conductive fiberglass rods, these flexible poles can be used with a variety of cable and wire types, including speaker and telephone wire, twisted pair data cables, fiber, thermostat, coax and general electrical cables to dramatically reduce time on the job. TuffRods can be threaded together to achieve a maximum length of 30 feet, allowing the installer to create custom rods for longer cable runs. Three attachment-ends extend the rod’s versatility. Besides standard white and blue, a pale green “glow in the dark” version is available for contractors working in attics, basements and other dimly lit areas. Tuff-Rod repair kits can also be purchased. High-Performance Plastics Ensinger now offers thick-gauge 24” x 48” plates in 5” and 6” thicknesses. This capability is unique in the stock shapes industry. In addition to introducing the new plate capability, Ensinger has increased its large-diameter rod capability from 8” diameters to 9” and 10” diameters in standard 5-foot lengths. Products like TECAFORM® copolymer acetal and Delrin® homopolymer acetal are now readily available in these larger sizes. Ensinger has also added the ability to run high-performance resins, such as TECAPEEK® and TECAPEI® in 500 mm (19.68) widths. Lighting Up MaxLite®, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of award-winning MaxLED ® luminaires and lamps, announces its Merak LED Roadway Street Light fixtures to its growing roster of DesignLights Consortium® (DLC)qualified products. The Merak series is offered in 30- to 300-watt models in Types I, II and III IES distributions that replace 70- to 1,000-watt high pressure sodium cobra head fixtures and deliver up to 26,400 lumens to support main and ancillary streets. These LED fixtures can match the photometric overlay of standard high-pressure sodium cobra head fixtures while operating at a lower wattage, and meet or exceed the lumens produced by the incumbent technology. MaxLite® also announces the addition of its LED Security Light to the ENERGY STAR list of qualified lighting products. The LED Security Light provides effective illumination for outdoor commercial and industrial environments. MaxLite’s 14-watt MaxLED ® Security Light Fixture with dusk-to-dawn PhotoCell offers a long 50,000-hour life and 5000K (daylight) correlated color temperature (CCT) in an architectural bronze finish, and it is backed by MaxLite’s 5-year limited warranty. emPower Energy A new battery-storage system created by Honolulu-based Island Pacific Energy aims to offer a viable power option for owners of homes and small businesses in Hawaii. The system, called emPower, is a 4-foot by 2-foot aluminum container with electrical fittings and storage batteries inside. It costs between $10,000 and $30,000. Island Pacific Energy ships the parts for emPower to Honolulu, where it is assembled. The system is aimed at the residential and small-business markets, such as gas stations, small restaurants and grocery stores. 58 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | OCTOBER 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - October 2013

NEWS BEAT HONBLUE Pacific Building Trade Expo
Coffman Engineers ranks 58th
DOT fuel pier at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor
Hawthorne Cat hosts demo day
ABC 12th Annual Golf Tournament
GCA Hawaii hosts Construction Update
True Life Cos. Buys Acreage on Big Island
Coco Palms: rebuilding an island icon
Spotlight on Success: Physical Fitness Center Camp Smith, Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Contracts Awarded
Low Bids
Concept to Completion: ANdAZ Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - October 2013