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Nov 21, 2014
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Lighting Control Survey Finds Specifiers Satisfied with LED Lighting and Controls

Electrical engineers and contractors are growing comfortable with solid-state lighting technology and controls, giving it generally positive ratings for a range of factors from system performance to technical support, but showed room for improvement in the ease of installation and commissioning, according to a study released this week by the Lighting Controls Association (LCA)....More
Nov 18, 2014
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GE Idles Soft White Halogen Line in Circleville

The GE Lighting plant in Circleville, Ohio, will idle its “Soft White” halogen lamp assembly line for about five weeks to let retailer demand catch up with inventory....More
Nov 12, 2014
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Rockwell Automation Beats 4Q Profit Forecasts

Industrial automation manufacturer Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, reported an increase in quarterly profit of almost 16% for the company's fiscal fourth quarter (4Q) ended Sept. 30. On the strength of increased sales in motion control and industrial safety products, the company overall reported net income of $248.7 million for the quarter, up from $215.3 million in the same quarter last year. Revenue rose 4% to $1.78 billion....More
Nov 12, 2014
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GE Lighting Invests $40 Million in LED Circuit Board Plant

GE put the finishing touches on a three-year, $40 million expansion at GE Lighting’s Hendersonville, N.C., production plant for manufacturing LED circuit boards. The boards, which were previously outsourced to overseas vendors, bring new capabilities into the plant, while accelerating customer response times, GE said....More
Nov 11, 2014
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DOE Releases New Recommendations for Testing and Reporting LED Luminaire Reliability

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Solid-State Lighting group and the Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance (NGLIA) have published new recommendations for reporting and testing the reliability of LED lighting systems. Long lifetime ranks high on solid-state lighting's list of potential advantages, the DOE said in an e-mail. “But accurately predicting that lifetime is no easy matter, because – unlike most other lighting technologies – SSL has many different components, each one of which can cause system failure.”...More
Nov 10, 2014
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Value Of New Construction Put In Place — September 2014  

1–Preliminary; 2–Revised...More
Nov 10, 2014
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Robroy Names Rob McIlroy CEO, Peter McIlroy to Remain Chairman

Robroy Industries announced that, after a 50 year career at Robroy Industries, Peter McIlroy has decided to hand over the leadership reins of the fourth-generation family business to his two sons. Effective immediately Rob McIlroy will be promoted to the position of chief executive officer....More
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