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Aug 26, 2015

Lighting Science Group Wins Summary Judgment in Patent Suit

LED lighting manufacturer Lighting Science Group Corp., Melbourne, Fla., announced that on August 5, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern....More
Aug 26, 2015

Osram Sylvania Recalls T8 LED Tubes Due to Burn Hazard

Osram Sylvania and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall on almost 50,000 T8 LED lamps due to concerns about burns....More
Aug 26, 2015

LEDucation call for speakers

The Designers Lighting Forum of New York has officially issued its “Call for Speakers” to be considered to present at LEDucation 10 on March 3-4,....More
Aug 25, 2015

IES Presents New Method for Measuring SSL Color Rendering

The new technical memorandum, TM-30-15, takes aim at the weaknesses of the International Commission on Illumination’s (CIE) Color Rendering Index (....More
Aug 24, 2015

NEMA looking for innovators

NEMA is soliciting nominations for its inaugural Business Innovation Council (BIC) Illuminations Award....More
Aug 24, 2015

Hoffman, Ilsco, Legrand expand VMI

Vendor-managed inventory specialist Datalliance, Cincinnati, recently announced Hoffman Enclosures, Ilsco and Legrand’s Wiremold line are expanding....More
Aug 21, 2015

L-Prize lamp holding up well under long-term testing

The report gives results of long-term testing at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories on the 200 lamps selected for the initial 8,000-hour L-Prize....More
Aug 21, 2015

GE signs large battery energy storage deal in California

General Electric announced it will provide Coachella Energy Storage Partners (CESP) with a 30-MW battery energy storage system as part of CESP’s....More
Aug 17, 2015

Pentair Agrees to Buy Erico Fasteners

ERICO Global Co., Solon, Ohio, has agreed to be acquired by U.K. industrial specialist Pentair plc, Manchester, U.K., for $1.8 billion in cash. ERICO....More
Aug 06, 2015

SolarCity to acquire commercial solar developer in Mexico

Solar developer SolarCity, San Mateo, Calif., entered a definitive agreement to acquire ILIOSSON, S.A. de C.V., Mexico City, Mexico, one of the....More
Aug 06, 2015

WESCO revises forecast down, closes branches

WESCO International Inc., Pittsburgh, in the face of continued slowness in some of its key markets, especially in Canada, made some changes recently....More

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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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