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Plumbing & Electrical

  • Wall Outlet with USB Recharging Port

    Grounded receptacle supports 120V plugs and USB cables

     
  • High Point: Mansfield Summit Dual-Flush Toilet

    The popular Summit 3 toilet is now available as a dual-flush model.

     
  • Turning Japanese: Inax Eco-X Series Toilets

    Discharging all its water at once in a whirlpool effect beginning below the rim, Eco-X Series toilets clean the bowl from the top down.

     
  • Look, Ma, No Tools: American Standard Saver Toilet

    With tool-free installation, Saver toilets deliver high-efficiency water savings and require only hand-tightening to install.

     
  • LED Bulb

    Philips Lighting. The EnduraLED A19 is the first Energy Star–rated LED replacement for 60-watt incandescent light bulbs.

     
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    No-Cover-Plate Electrical Outlets

    If you can’t stand the sight of cover plates, consider Bocci’s 22 Series Wall Accessories.

     
  • Floor Heat Cable

    WarmWire floor heat cable makes it easy to incorporate radiant heat into a kitchen or bath: You simply tape cable straps to each side of the subfloor, weave the cable between the straps, and cover with a cement-based or gypsum-based mortar.

     
  • LED Replacement Bulbs

    Switch Bulb Co. says its new LED replacement bulbs combine the color and dimmability of incandescents with the efficiency and longevity of LEDs at an affordable price — $20 per bulb.

     
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    LEDs in the Spotlight

    The latest in LED luminaire offerings.

     
  • Pop-Up Power Outlet

    The Kitchen Power Grommet provides convenient access to electricity on virtually any countertop.

     
  • Brighter Fan Lights

    Broan and NuTone recently announced that they've improved the lighting for their Ultra Silent Ventilation Fans With Lights.

     
  • LED Light Bulb

    According to GE, fins surrounding the new 9-watt Energy Smart LED bulb dissipate heat and disperse light, making it the world's first omnidirectional LED replacement bulb.

     
  • Three Milwaukee 12-Volt Cordless Plumbing Tools

    Earlier this year, my crew and I tested three cordless plumbing tools from Milwaukee's M12 lithium-ion line.

     
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    Lightfair Highlights

    With a wide range of products to see at Lightfair, here are a few things that caught our eye.

     
  • Quick Charging Station

    Eaton Corp., which makes charging systems for commercial electric-powered vehicles, now offers a line of chargers for residential applications.

     
  • P-Trap With Built-In Clog Buster

    Instead of plunging, snaking, or pouring harsh chemicals down a stopped-up drain, how about just turning a dial?

     
  • Faster Through-Bolt

    If you're still using a socket wrench to fasten posts or beams, you might want to check out the ThruLok Screw Bolt Fastening System.

     
  • Tight-Space Drill

    With LED lighting and a head length of only 3 3„4 inches, Milwaukee's M18 Cordless 3„8" Right-Angle Drill Driver might make life a bit easier for cabinet installers - or anyone who works in dark cramped quarters.

     
  • Less-Costly LEDs

    ViriBright LED Light Bulbs offer the efficiency, durability, and dimmability of LEDs at a price closer to what you'd expect to pay for high-quality compact fluorescents.

     
  • Lamps, Ballasts, and Controls

     
 
 
 
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