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May 08, 2017

Leviton Adds Birchwood Lighting to New Lighting Business Unit

Following the acquisition, Leviton will continue to maintain their separate agent networks and distribution channels, the company said....More
May 08, 2017

Distributed Solar and Storage Could Near $50 Billion Over Next Decade: Navigant

Navigant’s researchers also proposed that as residents in remote locations without reliable grid electricity service are expected to use this....More
May 05, 2017

Legrand Goes for Hands-Free Home Lighting Controls with Google Assistant Compatibility

Owners of the two systems can now power and dim lights through devices enabled by the Google Assistant, such as Google Home,....More
May 05, 2017

Kim Cook to Retire, Khalil Named CEO of Halco Lighting

Khalil brings both lighting industry experience and managing aggressive growth in diverse industries from early stage startups to Fortune500....More
May 04, 2017

Rebranding for PEARL

The group announced the change at its Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference and will now be called the Professional Electrical....More
May 04, 2017

Elemental LED Chief Strategy Officer Nominated by Peers to Represent Lighting Manufacturers

The annual awards program honors those individuals in the lighting industry who have been nominated by their peers for leading by example, standing....More
May 02, 2017

AD electrical member sales up +10% in Q1 2017

By country, AD member U.S. sales were up 8%; AD Canada was up 9% and AD Mexico grew 15%....More
Apr 28, 2017

GE Completes Acquisition of Blade Maker LM Wind Power

The transaction was valued at €1.5 billion ($1.65 billion) and in-sources turbine blade design and production for GE....More
Apr 28, 2017

Revolution Lighting wins U.S. Navy certification for LED tubes

The certification gets Revolution an official part number that can be used throughout the fleet to order its LED tube....More
Apr 27, 2017

Schneider Electric Canada Embraces Datalliance VMI

Schneider Electric also uses the Datalliance platform to support the company’s VMI program in the United States....More
Apr 26, 2017

LeBlanc Named President, COO of Elemental LED

Le Blanc has been chief revenue officer and executive vice president of the company for the past year. In his new role, he will be responsible for....More
Apr 26, 2017

Obituary: Crescent Electric’s Dick Schmid1

Richard T. (Dick) Schmid, who devoted his working career to the electrical distribution industry and Crescent Electric Supply, the company his....More
Apr 25, 2017

Philips Lighting to Repurchase Shares from Royal Philips

Philips Lighting, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, said it intends to repurchase 3.5 million of its own ordinary shares from its majority shareholder....More
Apr 21, 2017

Reuters: Schneider Electric, ABB vying for GE Industrial Solutions

Reuters’ sources estimated the business could fetch as much as $3 billion....More
Apr 21, 2017

Leviton Rolls Recent Acquisitions Into New Lighting Business Unit2

John Ranshaw, former president of Contech Lighting, will serve as vice president and general manager of the newly integrated Leviton Lighting....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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