AFC Cable Systems Announces MC Luminary HCF Cables for Healthcare Applications

March 20, 2017

AFC Cable Systems, (New Bedford, MA) a manufacturer of electrical products, announces MC Luminary HCF™ (UL type MC-PCS) Cables for healthcare facilities. MC Luminary HCF™ is a new addition to AFC’s popular line of MC Luminary™ Metal-Clad Cables, which combine electric lighting and control circuits under a single interlocked armor. With a dual grounding path that enhances safety, MC Luminary HCF has been approved for use in patient care areas under NEC 517.13. The new cable is designed specifically for use with newer energy-saving solid state LED and fluorescent lighting fixtures.

By coupling the standard power wiring for lighting fixtures with the low voltage control wiring under a single armor, a single MC Luminary HCF cable does the job of two cables when connecting to LED and fluorescent fixtures, dimmers, switches, occupancy sensors and other controls. Their use can save up to 30 percent of labor and installation costs compared to traditional wiring methods, while also reducing procurement time and material waste.

The MC Luminary HCF cable’s dual grounding path features a combined armor and full-sized aluminum ground/bonding conductor, along with a full-sized green insulated copper grounding conductor. This provides the necessary redundancy to ensure the highest level of safety in patient care areas equipped with numerous metal-encased devices. The new lighting control wire design responds to the rapidly increasing use of solid state LED and fluorescent lighting fixtures in healthcare applications.

The MC Luminary HCF™ Cable can be surface-mounted, fished, and/or embedded in plaster. Parallel bonding/grounding conductor enables faster termination.

For more information, visit the AFC Cable Systems MC Luminary web page:http://www.afcweb.com/mc-metal-clad-cables/mc-luminary.

 

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Press Release


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

48 hours after fire at Pa. senior facility, some residents were still missing


Residents were evacuated into bitter cold, and 27 were transported to hospitals

11/22/2017

Indiana hospital adopts recycling program for clean waste


Surgery generates about one-fourth of all hospital waste

11/22/2017

Focus: Facility Design

How healthcare facility design can improve patient well-being


Exposure to daylight as well as acoustical and thermal comfort are key

11/22/2017

Focus: Facility Design

Hennepin County Medical Center’s new ambulatory clinic building reaching for LEED Silver


The building will include six floors of clinics and services, two levels of underground pay parking with 221 stalls for patients and family

11/22/2017

Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Life Safety Q&A: Exiting from hospital into medical building


Brad Keyes discusses exiting from a hospital into a medical building

11/22/2017





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.