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Jun 02, 2015

Lutron Among First Apple HomeKit-Compatible Products Introduced

Apple's HomeKit residential control ecosystem bowed onto the stage this week. Lighting controls giant Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, Pa., joined....More
May 28, 2015

Navigant Looks for Continued Growth in Energy Services

A new report from Navigant Research looks at the maturing market for energy services and proposes that U.S. energy service companies (ESCOs) face a....More
May 26, 2015

Ballasts Category Jumps 12.4% in April Electrical Price Index

When the April edition of Electrical Marketing's Electrical Price Index showed ballast prices increasing more than 12%, it jumped off the page. What....More
May 26, 2015

Leviton Pushes Further into Lighting with Intense Lighting Acquisition

Wiring device giant Leviton Manufacturing, Melville, N.Y., continues to expand its interest in the lighting market. The company announced the....More
May 21, 2015

Philips Lighting moving research to Cambridge in alliance with MIT

Lighting giant Philips Lighting announced plans to consolidate its North American research center to Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass., as part of a....More
May 20, 2015

Schneider Partners with ComEd to Provide Commercial Scale Energy Data Access

Schneider Electric, Palatine, Ill., has formed a partnership with Chicago utility ComEd to provide ComEd customers in northern Illinois with access....More
May 08, 2015

LEDs to Grow 19% Annually Over Decade

In “LED Lighting: Global Outlook,” Navigant researchers said global unit shipments of LED lamps and modules are expected to grow at a compound annual....More
May 08, 2015

DOE provides R&D funding support to 9 solid-state lighting projects

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the competitive selection of nine solid-state lighting research and development projects to receive....More
May 07, 2015

Activist investor takes 5% stake in WESCO International

News reports from a number of investment-oriented websites pondered the intentions of Alexander Roepers and his Atlantic Investment Management firm,....More
May 05, 2015

Harvard Engineering partners with Lucent Lighting for U.S. lighting market

The partnership will see the two companies working together across North America to offer complete lighting solutions that incorporate Harvard’s....More
May 05, 2015

Gexpro Launches into Battery Energy Storage

Gexpro has been gearing up to offer a battery energy storage solution (BESS) to commercial and industrial customers through a partnership with Geli,....More

Jim Lucy

Jim Lucy has been wandering through the electrical market for more than 30 years, most of the time as an editor for Electrical Wholesaling, Electrical Marketing newsletter and CEE News. During that...

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Doug Chandler began writing about the electrical industry in 1992, and still finds there's never a shortage of stories to be told. So he spends his days finding them and telling them....
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