EVER WONDER WHAT THE UNION GUYS
ARE TALKING ABOUT AT A TRADESHOW?
THIS MAY HELP
Amp (Ampere) – a unit of measurement of electrical current and a quartz glass capsule; used for highlighting trade show
or the amount of electricity; Amps X Voltage = Watts. graphics or creating environments within the exhibit booth.
Back-light – a source of light that illuminates translucent Hard Wire – a permanent electrical connection such as
material from behind such as in a tradeshow display graphic when an exhibit booth light fixture is permanently connected
light box. directly to an electrical source rather than receiving power via
a cord and plug.
A typical tradeshow exhibit booth electrical placement plan.
Junction Box – a point of distribution for electrical power to
Channelling – cutting channels in booth carpet pad to exhibitor booths.
accommodate electrical wiring or computer cabling running
under booth carpet resulting in a smooth finish without visible Kilowatt – a unit of electrical power equal to one thousands
ridges or lumps in the carpet. watts or ten Amps (Amperes).
Dog House – an apparatus that permits placement Light Box – an enclosure with lighting fixtures positioned
of multiple 20-amp, 120-volt circuits in one location for behind or under a translucent facing material; used to
equipment or electrical distribution within a booth space. highlight trade show booth graphics or general exhibit hall
Duplex Outlet – an electrical receptacle with two outlets.
Low Voltage – electrical currents of 24 volts or less usually
Electrical Contractor – the company hired by show used in animation and specialty lighting for trade show
management to provide electrical services and equipment to displays.
trade show exhibitors.
Power Strip – an electrical unit with multiple electrical
Fiber Optics – the transmission of light through extremely outlets.
thin fibers of glass, plastic, or other transparent materials
often used in tradeshow booths to capture attention. Quad Box – an apparatus with four electrical outlets.
Flood Light – creates a widespread distribution of light Raceway – metal or insulated rubber tubing used for
perfect for illuminating a tradeshow exhibit booth wall, channeling electrical wires within a trade show exhibit.
graphic sign or large product displays.
Spotlight – a lamp that provides a defined circle of light
Floor Order – an order for electrical services for a used to highlight trade show display graphics or products
tradeshow booth placed at show site during exhibit move-in within a trade show exhibit booth.
and installation; costs are usually significantly higher than for
orders placed in advance. Voltage – the practical unit of electric pressure; the
pressure which will produce a current of one ampere against
Floor Port – a utility box located in the trade show hall floor a resistance of one ohm.
that contains electrical, telephone, or plumbing connections
for distribution of services to exhibit booth spaces. Wire Management – managing the placement of electrical
wires or computer cables within a trade show exhibit so they
Fluorescent Lamps – lamps which operate by creating are accessible to the exhibitor but hidden so as not to detract
an electric arc inside a gas-filled tube; the light color is from the appearance of the exhibit.
determined by the type of phosphor coating used in the lamp;
usually used in trade show graphic light boxes. Watt – the basic unit of measurement of electricity.
Halogen Lamp – an incandescent lamp with halogen gas fill
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