Summer break isn’t just about the school year winding down, it’s also the beginning of maintenance season for many educational facilities. Whether it’s finding new solutions for ongoing issues, expanding facilities, or just bringing everything up to date, there’s always lots to be done in those summer months to prepare for the start of the next school year.
As you prepare to get started, consider which electrical products will be best for your projects. Commercial product offerings are changing, and while some are simple, and some are more revolutionary, all can help your projects be simpler to execute and more efficient in the long run as well.
Looking to upgrade your outlets to include USB charger receptacles? Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems’ USB Type-C Charger Receptacles is designed for the latest in USB technology, and outputs more power, allowing teachers and students to charge multiple devices more quickly than traditional USB outlets. USB Type-C cords are more commonly replacing USB Type-A cords, as they not only allow fast charging and can be inserted either way, they also allow for data transfer.
Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems offers three series of metal raceway to increase efficiency and improve safety on your next project. Metal raceway can make outlet installation easier by eliminating difficult to install long screws and removing potential contact with sharp edges and corners. Each of the Hubbell metal raceway series is low profile, has a clean look, and can accommodate multiple cables of various sizes. For quick installation, the PlugTrak and Portable PlugTrak are prewired.
Tamper-resistant receptacles are important for schools, however, sometimes their tamper-resistant qualities can also make them more difficult to plug things into. Inconvenient or not, tamper-resistant receptacles are not optional. The 2014 NEC Code requires them in primary and secondary schools, as well as higher education facilities and student housing. Thankfully, Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems’ tamper-resistant receptacles have been re-engineered to create a smooth and reliable insertion for plugs.
In-Floor and Workspace Boxes
Outlets have become a crucial part of our classrooms and workspaces, and having one along the wall may not cut it anymore. Whether you are looking for a recessed floor box, or a workspace box to install in a desk, Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems has many options of various sizes and colors to make accessing power in your schools more convenient and safe.
Increase your energy savings with occupancy and vacancy sensors that turn on lights when rooms are occupied and switch off when no one is using them. No matter the size of your room, whether you are looking for wall mount, ceiling mount or fixture sensors, we offer a wide range of options to fit your needs. We have a team of Lighting Specialists that can help you identify products that meet your project’s specifications.
Get Started on the Right Foot this Summer
Regardless of what your summer maintenance needs may be this summer, French Gerleman wants to help support your efforts to save energy and labor. We have a wide array of product offerings on our website to review or purchase, or you can reach out to your French Gerleman Account Manager to get personalized recommendations for your needs. Contact us today!