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Jul 02, 2015

Intelligent Lighting Controls Forecast to More Than Double in a Decade

Research firm Navigant in its latest study estimates that global networked lighting controls revenue will grow from $2.2 billion in 2015 to $4.8....More
Jul 01, 2015

Emerson Slims Down with Spin Off of Network Power Business

Emerson said it will also explore strategic alternatives for its motors and drives, power generation and remaining storage businesses, and will....More
Jun 29, 2015

General Cable Moves Out of Asia Pacific Markets

General Cable Corp., Highland Heights, Ky., said it will sell its Asia Pacific operations to MM Logistics Co., Ltd., for approximately $205 million....More
Jun 29, 2015

DOE Recognizes 18 Organizations for Efficient Parking Facility Retrofits

The Better Buildings Alliance, part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy office, recognized 18 organizations for....More
Jun 25, 2015

Eaton Shifts Cooper Brand to Eaton Lighting

Eaton will continue to use the lighting and control product line brand names it acquired in the Cooper deal, including Halo, Metalux, Lumark,....More
Jun 22, 2015

Eck Supply Co. Joins Sonepar

Sonepar USA announced has purchased Eck Supply Co., Richmond, Va., a multi-location regional electrical distributor serving Virginia, North Carolina....More
Jun 19, 2015

Lighting systems and consumer lamp indices show mixed Q1

Demand for lighting equipment, as measured by NEMA’s Lighting Systems Shipments Index, increased by 1.4 % year-over-year (y/y) during 2015 Q1....More
Jun 15, 2015

Nissan Partners with Green Charge Networks to Turn Used Leaf Batteries into Behind-Meter Storage

Commercial energy storage firm Green Charge Networks, Santa Clara, Calif., said it’s partnering with Nissan Motor Co. to use “second-life” (i.e.,....More
Jun 10, 2015

Utilities Form Alliance for Emergency Grid Gear

Grid Assurance plans to own and maintain equipment at secure, strategically located warehouses, contending that it can do so more cost-effectively....More
Jun 09, 2015

Philips Lighting's Hue System to Be Apple HomeKit Compatible

Science news website reported today that Philips Lighting will have its Hue controllable lighting systems fully functional with Apple's new....More
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

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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