AFC Cable Systems showcased three of its electrical lighting products at a recent trade show in Orlando.
The products include:
- MC Luminary HCF Cable, which combines electric lighting power and control circuits under a single interlocked armor for use with energy-saving LED and fluorescent lighting fixtures in healthcare applications as well as with dimming systems in patient areas. These enhancements reduce lighting costs by automatically turning off the lights when the room is not in use and can improve patient comfort by providing an adjustable amount of light, according to the New Bedford, Mass.-based company. Putting power and control under one armor can save up to 30% in labor and installation costs compared to traditional wiring methods, the company added. With a dual grounding path that enhances safety, MC Luminary HCF has been approved for use in patient care areas under NEC Article 517.13.
- HCF-90 Steel armored cable: Designed for use in hospitals and patient care areas in nursing homes, dental offices, and outpatient facilities, the HCF-90 features a full-size green insulated copper grounding conductor plus an armor/bond wire combination to provide redundant ground or isolated grounding capability. The conductors are insulated with moisture- and fire-retardant paper wrap that meets all applicable OSHA requirements, the company said. Features include interlocking galvanized steel armor. HCF-90 is UL-classified for through-wall penetrations.
- MC-STAT cable: Hospital-grade metal-clad cables with two ground fault paths that meet NEC Article 517 requirements. MC-STAT provides branch circuits for applications that require isolated or redundant grounding, or normal or general-purpose power in healthcare settings. Features include interlocking galvanized steel armor and UL-classification for through-wall penetrations.