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Apr 21, 2014
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Unexpected side-effects of the LED revolution: your dingy shirts

Website Gizmodo had an amusing find over the weekend, an article about how LEDs, which don’t illuminate much in the ultraviolet spectrum, fail to excite certain laundry detergent ingredients that “make your whites look whiter.” Many laundry detergents contain fluorescent whitening agents, or FWAs, which absorb ultraviolet light and re-emit it as a visible blue wavelength. This slightly bluish tinge helps overpower the yellowish hue of, say, a well-worn undershirt, making that nasty old rag look radiant and white....More
Apr 16, 2014
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AD names electrical divisions' growth and participation award recipients

Affiliated Distributors (AD), Wayne, Pa. held its annual Electrical Divisions Spring Network Meeting April 7-9 in Phoenix. This year’s event included increased AD Distributor Network time, a panel discussion type business meeting and a new product showcase for suppliers. The event included Affiliate-led divisional Board and Committee meetings, as well as U.S. and Canadian business meetings, and built up to the presentation of growth and participation awards for AD Distributors....More
Apr 14, 2014
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Former IKEA executives embrace LED lighting

A group of former executives from Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA are moving into the LED lighting industry....More
Apr 11, 2014
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Electrical Marketing

Value Of New Construction Put In Place — February 2014  

Construction spending during Feb. 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $945.7 billion, 0.1% above the revised January estimate of $944.6 billion....More
Apr 11, 2014
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Electrical Marketing

Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) With Largest Year-Over-Year Increase in Construction Employment  

Source: Employment data from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Associated General Contractors (AGC). Sales forecasts and electrial contractor estimates from Electrical Wholesaling magazine. Notes: * = MSAs where BLS includes mining & logging employment data with construction data....More
Apr 11, 2014
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Electrical Marketing

NAHB's Leading Market Index (LMI) for Large Local Market Areas  

The Leading Market Index published monthly by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) offers insight into the local markets growing fastest when compared to their previous levels of normal building activity before the recession. NAHB uses employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, single-family housing data from the U.S. Census Bureau to calculate the LMI each month. An index value above “1” shows a market has advanced beyond its previous normal levels of activity. For more information on NAHB’s LMI, visit www.nahb.com....More
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