Filed under: Power and Data Distribution, Raceway, Duct and Conduit
Wiremold Legrand® Tele-Power® Poles have long been a must-have in wide open office spaces where not every desk has the convenience of a wall and the outlets you’d usually find in one. They’re basically designed to let you drop electrical wiring and data cables down from the ceiling anywhere within a room, so that you can have access to power and data connections no matter how far from a wall your workspace is located. Smart, right? They’re a fantastic product.
And now, to make a great thing even better, there are Tele-Power® Pole accessories that make an already custom product even more tailored to fit exactly what you need. This collection of faceplates, grommets, cable managers and trim plates makes it easy to add whatever you need, wherever you need it, while still looking completely polished and professional.
Need an extra pair of power outlets? No problem. Want to add A/V connections alongside your Ethernet ports? Just choose which jacks you need, and pop them into a customizable A/V faceplate. Want to protect bend radius where cables emerge from the ceiling and run down into a Tele-Power Pole? The Data and A/V Add-On Cover is the perfect fit. And those are just a few of your options…
Just like the the Tele-Power Poles they’re accessorizing, all of these parts are designed to be industrial-strength for constant use, and are made of either heavy duty plastic or stainless steel. And just in case you can’t take your utilitarian workhorses without a splash of decor on the side, they’re even paintable to match any nearby walls and fixtures.
Never mind how useful they are – extension cords just aren’t that exciting. Or are they? While I’ve always appreciated that power extensions take electricity to places it wouldn’t normally reach, they’d never struck me as having an element of, well… fun. That’s until the fateful day when I laid eyes on these little beauties: Cool Colors Outdoor Extension Cords by Coleman Cable.
As I remember, I was sitting in on one of our many New Products meetings, and was far from being the only one who was impressed by these power extensions. We were all hooked. How could we not be? This is the most fascinating extension cord I’ve ever seen. First of all, it comes in 6 different shades of neon: pink, blue, purple, green, orange and red (I, personally, find that the purple model, pictured above, floats my boat). And to top it all off, the cord’s clear plastic female connector lights up when power is running through it, a feature that not only further enhances its looks, but also helps to keep you safer and more aware of electrical current when you’re using it.
Lest I make this product sound like some kind of superficial electrical fashion accessory, let me just say that after I got over the initial “Oooh, funky colors!!!” reaction, I was also incredibly impressed by the sheer ruggedness of this extension cord. This is one tough piece of goods, a fact that becomes obvious as soon as you pick the extension cord up. The insulation, while flexible, is extremely heavy duty, and you immediately get the idea that it won’t be cracking or warping anytime soon. And being that its jacket is also water and UV-resistant, this power extension is rated for outdoor use. As a matter of fact, it’s great for use during yard work, when you want an easy-to-see extension cord that you won’t accidentally slice with a weed whacker or electric hedge trimmer.
Available in 25, 50 and 100-foot lengths, Coleman Cable Cool Colors extension cords are rated to 15 Amps, and are made with 12-gauge, three-conductor wires, as well as reinforced plug blades and pins.