Above: Squash blocks installed to support load from above. Right: Load from above without squash blocks or blocking panels caused this web to buckle.
Great new high-efficiency electrical products from Cooper Lighting, ODL and Inclinator
Cooper Lighting's Halo LED downlighting line includes high-lumen recessed units designed for both new construction and retrofit applications. The downlights include the 600 Series (460-725 lumens), 900 Series (600-1000 lumens) and 1200 Series (1000-1600 lumens). The downlights provide excellent color rendering (80 CRI) and a selection of four color temperatures. Booth N2165 For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 280
ODL's Energy Star-qualified Tubular Skylights, now with the Solar Powered Dimmer, are ideal for any room in the home where light is limited. Traditional skylights can result in “hot spots”—not so with these tubular models. They also feature the company's patented Solar Lens Dome, which gathers sunlight even during low-light hours. The two-piece kit makes installation a snap. Booth N1015 For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 281
If you're planning on getting into the universal design field, you'll need to brush up on residential elevators. Inclinator Company of America has a new drive system that creates a safer, more reliable emergency lowering system by eliminating the manual lowering requirement and providing an electronic failsafe design. The latest models reduce energy consumption 40-50 percent over traditional cable drum and hydraulic drive systems. Booth C4181 For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 282