A very large segment of the transportation industry uses electricity as its main source of energy today. Of course, the use of electric power depends on a number of factors, but many of the trends are right there for us to see.
Electric vehicles (EV) are no longer a subject of research, and the world’s biggest automaker is primarily an EV maker.
EVs have less than half of all the parts that traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) and piston engine vehicles have.
The use of an electric powertrain instead of an ICE or piston engine means the vehicle would be lighter with lesser parts and perform better, at least from the environmental point of view.
EVs have highly advanced electrical distribution systems that need top-quality components and accessories. The servicing of EVs also requires a workshop setup with such components and accessories.
Moving on to public mass transport, subway trains have been running on electricity for quite some time now, and so are many long-distance freight trains.
What has made it more interesting is the arrival of electric buses for inter and inner-city travel. Although electric trucks are not spoken of as much as other EVs, they are making their presence felt gradual, and it won’t be long before they become more visible on the roads.
Whether it is bus or truck depots, there will always be a need for streamer lights to illuminate these places properly.
It is not just the vehicles that are electrifying fast
Roads are the most commonly used route that people use to commute and travel within a city or between two or more cities.
They are definitely not just the asphalt surface you see but a lot more. Within city limits, you get to see street lights and traffic control lights at intersection points.
Then there are shaded bus stops at every mile, which also have their own lighting as well as advertising display screens that also need lighting.
These are not temporary lighting by any means, and they remain there for years. They are replaced only after having run the course of their life cycle.
The railroad industry’s main energy is electricity
Although the railroad industry in the United States is not used for long-distance mass transport between states, it is still one of the largest networks in the world.
The railroad operations are mainly driven by electric power, and the most formidable representation of that is the electric locomotives that pull the trains.
Whether it is the subway trains or the cable cars in any of the major cities, or the countrywide freight trains that run from coast to coast, all these operations are unimaginable without electric power.
Lighting plays a very important role in the successful operation of any railroad anywhere in the world. Signal lights are especially critical in ensuring the safe, secure, and timely movement of trains.
Distributing the power across the entire railway network requires massive quantities of plugs, connectors, and receptacles, among other types of components and accessories.
High-quality Nema 5 15 electrical components and accessories give the advantage of a seamless power supply to the network.