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Nov 21, 2014

Lighting Control Survey Finds Specifiers Satisfied with LED Lighting and Controls

Electrical engineers and contractors are growing comfortable with solid-state lighting technology and controls, giving it generally positive ratings....More
Nov 18, 2014

GE Idles Soft White Halogen Line in Circleville

The GE Lighting plant in Circleville, Ohio, will idle its “Soft White” halogen lamp assembly line for about five weeks to let retailer demand catch....More
Nov 12, 2014

GE Lighting Invests $40 Million in LED Circuit Board Plant

GE put the finishing touches on a three-year, $40 million expansion at GE Lighting’s Hendersonville, N.C., production plant for manufacturing....More
Nov 10, 2014

Robroy Names Rob McIlroy CEO, Peter McIlroy to Remain Chairman

Robroy Industries announced that, after a 50 year career at Robroy Industries, Peter McIlroy has decided to hand over the leadership reins of the....More
Nov 06, 2014

Brazill Brothers to Represent GE Lighting

Brazill Brothers will represent GE Lighting across three territories including New York-New Jersey, Philadelphia and Baltimore-Washington DC....More
Nov 05, 2014

Graybar Reports a Record Third Quarter

For the third quarter of 2014, Graybar’s net sales hit a record of $1.57 billion, an increase of 5.6% compared to the same period in 2013....More
Nov 05, 2014

Brook Electrical Acquires Platinum Electrical Supply

Brook Electrical Supply, Chicago, has purchased Platinum Electrical Supply, a one-location electrical distributor based in Streamwood, Ill....More
Oct 28, 2014

Samsung Backs Off on LED Lighting

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Seoul, South Korea, said it will close its light emitting diode (LED) lighting business outside of South Korea, scaling....More
Oct 17, 2014

Alliance to promote smart lighting

The alliance’s new Connected Lighting Working Group will develop ways for IP-enabled, multi-color and energy-efficient LED light bulbs to work in....More
Oct 14, 2014

Southwire to Expand Wire & Cable Capacity

Southwire Co., Carrollton, Ga., said it’s expanding its production capacity for building wire and feeder MC cable by renovating an existing 650....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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