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Feb 24, 2015

Philips to Air Plans for Lighting IPO at Annual Meeting

Royal Philips, Eindhoven, Netherlands, told shareholders it plans to discuss prospects for a move to separate itself from its legacy lighting....More
Feb 23, 2015

Encore Wire announces 4Q financials

Encore Wire Corp., McKinney, Texas said unit volume, measured in copper pounds contained in the wire sold, increased 2.4% and was offset by a 6.3%....More
Feb 10, 2015

EcoSense Lighting Closes $25 Million Financing Round

EcoSense Lighting, Los Angeles, a manufacturer of LED luminaires, closed over $25 million in financing led by Richmond Global Ventures, as well as....More
Feb 10, 2015

Sizing Up the LED Commercial Lighting Opportunity

Shipments of LED lamps and luminaires for commercial buildings are expected to total 10.7 billion from 2014 to 2023, according to a new study from....More
Feb 09, 2015

AD distributors top $30 billion in total sales volume across all trades

Affiliated Distributors, Wayne, Pa., reported record sales in 2014. Sales for all AD members, across all AD divisions (which include electrical,....More
Feb 06, 2015

First standard for energy storage systems now under development

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) have started work to draft the first....More
Feb 06, 2015

Obituary: Karen Brusacoram

Karen Brusacoram, beloved wife of rep industry leader Gary Brusacoram, passed away on Jan. 30 after a long battle with cancer. Karen was a founding....More
Jan 27, 2015

White House Program Triples DOE Efforts to Promote Advanced Outdoor Lighting

The Obama Administration last week launched a new program aimed at helping mayors in cities throughout the United States convert outdoor lighting to....More
Jan 23, 2015

CFL shipments lag, but T12s grow

NEMA’s shipment index for T12 lamps beat the previous two quarters by advancing 8.6% from the second quarter to the third. In contrast, shipments of....More
Jan 22, 2015

Rep News: Calpipe appoints Canadian representation

Jebco and Northwinds expand with Calpipe Industries lines....More
Jan 22, 2015

The Hite Co. named one of the “Best Places to Work” in Pennsylvania

The Hite Co., Altoona, Pa., has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania for 2014, ranked #21 in the Large Company category and was....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...

Doug Chandler

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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