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Innovation in the home improvement industry spans across categories — from lighting and kitchen appliances to tools and decking.

Compact Fluorescent Luminaire (LH-CFL1) Keyless
Allied Moulded Products, Inc., has introduced new energy-savings Compact Fluorescent Luminaire (LH-CFL1) keyless and (LH-CFL2) pull chain light fixtures that are sure to be a hit with homeowners. Designed for quick and easy installation for use in attics, basements, closets and garages, these fixtures use a GU24 base, 13-watt, squat compact fluorescent lamp with a 10,000 hour life. (alliedmoulded.com)

Klein Tools Stubby Multi-bit Screwdriver/Nut Driver
Klein Tools has extended its line of multi-bit screwdrivers with the addition of the Stubby Multi-bit Screwdriver/Nut Driver with Square Recess Bit and 1-1/4-in. shaft for access to confined places. The compact driver shaft holds four universal tips and converts to two nut driver sizes. With its cushion-grip handle, the stubby interchangeable screwdriver/nut driver product was designed with comfort and efficiency in mind. Its strong, durable tips are manufactured with square edges to fit screw openings securely. They resist slippage and provide positive turning action. The strong nut driver function improves bit-holding power. (kleintools.com)

FSI Home Products RailingWorks
FSI Home Products has introduced new offerings into its RailingWorks line of pre-built aluminum railing products. Additions include a frameless glass railing system, a privacy railing system and new picket styles. A silver powder coat color option is also now available for all RailingWorks standard railing profiles. The RailingWorks frameless glass railing system is a cost-effective glass railing product that provides a safe and secure panoramic view. The system’s powder-coated aluminum posts are maintenance-free and available in eight standard colors. The interlocking patent-pending all-aluminum RailingWorks privacy railing system makes it easy to secure a deck or other outdoor space. (fsihp.com)

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 1/4-in. Hex Impact Driver
Milwaukee Electric Tool has expanded its 18V platform with the M18 FUEL 1/4-in. Hex Impact Driver. It features Milwaukee’s combination of the PowerState Brushless Motor, RedLithium Battery Pack and RedLink Plus Electronic Intelligence to deliver up to three times longer motor life, up to 50% more runtime and 3-Mode Drive Control. The PowerState Brushless Motor converts energy into power and torque more efficiently, the PowerState Motor provides up to 1.600 in.-lbs. of torque and 0-2900 RPM, and the PowerState Motor reduces noise and cools more rapidly for years of maintenance-free performance. (milwaukeetool.com) 

Porter-Cable 18-Volt Oscillating Multi-Tool
Porter-Cable has launched its new 18-Volt Oscillating Multi-Tool as a kit and bare model, both of which are built with the company’s Tool Free System blade change technology that allows for quick accessory changes without bolts or wrenches. They also offer double the runtime per charge compared with Porter-Cable’s 12V MAX oscillating multi-tool. The tool is compatible with the company’s 18V Lithium Ion and NiCD battery platforms. (portercable.com)

Whirlpool Ice Collection
Whirlpool has unveiled its Ice Collection, which the company describes as “a transformation of the classic white style to a striking, more contemporary signature design.” Black Ice features a black finish with contemporary metallic details. Both finishes are accented with stainless steel, including new user-friendly handles. Other new design elements include subtle, intuitive graphics and larger oven windows. Some of the new product offerings include Energy Star-qualified refrigerators with hidden hinges, LED lighting, and a tall water and ice dispenser; wall ovens that feature the FIT system, which ensures the unit will fit most existing cutouts; and ranges that feature the AccuBake temperature management system. (whirlpool.com)

Grime Boss Heavy Duty Hand Cleaning Wipes
Grime Boss Heavy Duty Hand Cleaning Wipes’ active ingredient is a moisturizing formula called Pro-Klean. Grime Boss is designed with a tough scrubbing side that removes stuck-on residue and a smooth gentle side for cleaning hands and arms. The “2 in 1 Action Scrub” is tough enough for big messes and can easily remove tough latex paint, adhesives, grime, gunk, oil and grease. In addition, the wipes smell of citrus, and contains Vitamin E and aloe. The resealable package has 10 wipes. (grimeboss.com)

Starborn Industries Deckfast Metal
Starborn Industries has introduced Deckfast Metal, a line of fasteners that can be used to attach every type of decking — PVC, composite, capstock and hardwood — to steel and aluminum substructures. Deckfast Metal deck screws are approved for use with Trex Elevations steel deck framing and Wahoo Decks DryJoist and DryJoistEZ systems. The fasteners are available loose and collated for use with the Muro Auto Feed Screw Driving system. (starbornindustries.com)


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