Electrical contractors and other end users on the panel that evaluated this year’s entrants in theCEE News/EC&M Product-of-the-Year competition had a pretty simple evaluation criteria: Will this product help me do my job faster, safer, smarter or more profitably?

More than two dozen contractors and facility maintenance personnel cast their votes for the most innovative products. Out of the dozens of new products entered in the competition, the panel selected 24 as finalists. The winner will be announced on June 17 at the Electric 2002 trade show in New York.

Voting is now closed for this competition, but you can click on the links below to read a short description and view a photo of each product finalist.

1) Advance Transformer Co.
e-Vision ballast

2) Arlington Industries

3) Arlington Industries
Snap To It

4) CabloFil

5) Encore Wire
Colored Feeder

6) Fluke
Fluke 337

7) Gardner Bender
Wire Tracker

8) Grasslin Controls
Multi-Volt Time Control

9) Ideal Industries
LAN Tek 7

10) Ideal Industries
Kinetic Super Wire Stripper

11) Klein Tools
Journeyman Pliers

12) Klein Tools

13) Meterman
Meterman DM 73B

Galaxy 3000

15) Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.
Sawzall cordless reciprocating saw

16) Pass and Seymour/Legrand
Home Network Bracket

17) Ray Practical Technologies
Pull It 3000

18) Siemens Energy and Automation Inc.
Siemens Ultimate Load Center

19) Sola Hevi-Duty
SDP Din Rail Low Voltage

20) Southwire
Romex Extra Color

21) Square D

22) Square D

23) Thomas and Betts
Union dual-voltage box

24) Unicom