Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, September 22-28: LED luminaires, NFPA 75 changes, Product of the Year, more

Articles about specifying LED luminaires, NFPA 75 changes, the 2014 Product of the Year winners, mitigating arc flash hazards, and MEP Giants diversifying were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, September 22-28. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra September 29, 2014

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Sept. 22-28, covered using specifying LED luminaries, changes to NFPA 75, the 2014 Product of the Year winners, mitigating arc flash hazards, and how MEP giants are diversifying. Link to each article below.

1. Specifying LED luminaires

LEDs are in demand because of their energy efficiency and long lifecycle. This article reviews the key aspects of specifying LEDs, provides a lifecycle comparison to other types of lighting, and discusses the codes that dictate their specification. 

2. Updates, changes to NFPA 75 affect data centers

The 2016 edition of NFPA 75: Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology (IT) Equipment may include changes to the risk assessment approach users of the document must take. 

3. 2014 Product of the Year winners

Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers have cast their votes for the 2014 Product of the year; read about the winners.  

4. Mitigating arc flash hazards

Engineers should know about selecting the appropriate risk-reducing strategies to help their clients ensure compliance with NEC, NFPA 70E, and OSHA.

5. MEP Giants continue to diversify

The 2014 MEP Giants revenue has remained flat, while firms continue to diversify the services they offer and the building types they work in.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, September 22-28, for articles published within the last two months.

– Chris Vavra, content specialist, CFE Media,

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is senior editor for WTWH Media LLC.