Issue #55
November 2018
Featured Manufacturer:
Pinnacle Architectural Lighting
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Pinnacle Architectural Lighting is a lighting manufacturer based in Denver, Colorado, that is part of Legrand, North America. Pinnacle's commitment to creative design, quality manufacturing, short lead-times, and understanding their customers' needs has allowed them to quickly grow to be a leader in the lighting and design community.  

Pinnacle engineers utilize the most current technology to design products accurately, with precision, and with extreme speed.

Learn more about Pinnacle Architectural Lighting
by visiting their website.
Win a Canon Digital Camera

This month, The MH Companies and Pinnacle Architectural Lighting are giving one lucky winner a Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera! Capture precious moments at home or on the go with the PowerShot SX740 HS camera. The superb 40x Optical Zoom can make faraway subjects seem close, with the Optical Image Stabilizer helping to ensure sharp and steady results. For special, scenic memories, dive into the immersive world of 4K video recording for cinematic movies at nearly four times the resolution of Full HD. You can also flex your creativity with fun options like 4K Time-lapse Movies, Food Mode, and more. Combining incredible zoom power with 4K video capabilities, and a variety of inspiring features, the pocket-friendly PowerShot SX740 HS is ready to accompany you on your next event. Our lucky winner can choose to receive a $500 Visa gift card instead of the camera. 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!

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Entry deadline is December 31, 2018!

Enter to Win!
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.

Occupancy sensors are the most common lighting control devices used in facilities today. Previous Controls Corner articles have offered some guidance on how to best use sensors. However, there remains a need for a deeper understanding of how these sensors work, and how best to employ them for a code-compliant and trouble-free installation. This article is intended to cover the basics of occupancy sensing as concisely as possible.
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In a continued effort to provide our customers with the quickest service possible, The MH Companies is pleased to announce that we have just rolled out a new email address that will ensure that you receive responses to your controls-related inquiries quicker than ever before.

Please add the following email address to your contacts.

When should you use this email address?
Whenever you have a technical controls question on any project or application, simply email .

How quickly can you expect a response?
During our normal business hours, our controls team is committed to a  four-hour response time  for all emails sent to .

We look forward to serving your needs quicker than ever before!  Thank you for your continued business.
Upcoming Office Schedule
As the year comes to an end, we want to be sure you are aware of our upcoming office closures.

Friday, November 16
Our offices will be closed, starting at 11:30, for a company-wide staff meeting. We will reopen on Monday, November 19 at 7:30 AM.

Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23
Our offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25
Our offices will be closed in celebration of Christmas.

Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1
Our offices will be closed as we ring in the new year.
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