Issue #37
April 2017
Featured Manufacturer:
Valmont Structures
Valmont Logo

Wherever you live, whatever you do, chances are Valmont is part of your life. Lighting and traffic poles guide your way. Utility poles bring power to your home and business. Communication poles and towers enable your wireless communications. Irrigation equipment brings much-needed water to cropland while conserving fresh water resources. And their long-lasting finishes improve products around the world every day.

Learn more about Valmont Structures by visiting their website.
Win a Canon PowerShot G9 X Camera

This month, The MH Companies and Valmont Structures are giving one lucky winner a Canon PowerShot G9 X Camera. Beauty and style outside. Advanced technology inside. Whether you're snapping an unforgettable moment on the go or recording an epic video with your friends, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II camera combines an ultra-slim design with high-performing features for incredible image quality and easy portability. Packing a powerful 1.0-inch, 20.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor into a pocket-friendly size, it's powered by the DIGIC 7 Image Processor for fast operation and features built-in Bluetooth2 connectivity for easy sharing. With the PowerShot G9 X Mark II, it's easy to capture the precious times of your life in a stylishly stunning way. Maybe you don't want a new camera. No problem! The winner can choose to receive a $500 Visa gift card instead! Enter today, and you could be joining the list of previous monthly giveaway winners! Yes, people really do win! We have  photos  and  videos  to prove it!

Entry deadline is April 30, 2017!

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Clint_s Controls Corner Each month, our Lighting Controls Department Manager, Clint Conley, offers insight and advice about lighting controls. Clint, a licensed professional electrical engineer, brings over 15 years of construction, engineering, and lighting controls experience to the table. He takes the often confusing topic of lighting controls, and presents information in a straightforward and concise manner.

As the lighting industry shifts to all electronic loads, dimming of fixtures can be problematic. Not all electronic loads behave the same when dimmed, and there are no standards today to govern the industry. As was discussed in previous Clint's Controls Corner offerings, 0-10V or
4-wire dimming is by far the most reliable for LED fixtures. This type of dimming should be used whenever possible to ensure trouble-free dimming behavior. When 2-wire dimming must be used, it is helpful to find dimmer compatibility information from the fixture manufacturer or test the combination of dimmer and fixture.

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