Chapter 6

Power Supplies

Electricity can be dangerous. My nephew tried to stick a penny into a plug. Whoever said a penny doesn’t go far didn’t see him shoot across that floor. I told him he was grounded.—Tim Allen

Automated and color-changing lighting, and in particular LED technology, has made big strides forward over the last few years and manufacturers are bringing new luminaires to market at a record pace. The newest LED fixtures can be as bright or brighter than their arc lamp counterparts, but they operate at much cooler temperatures and output little or no infrared (IR) or ultraviolet (UV) light. Some automated lighting manufacturers now offer LED products exclusively. Compact arc lamp technology has also advanced considerably, and ...

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