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Oct 01, 2009

Questions raised over LED labels

The New York Times' blog Green Inc. has a post on questionable use of the DOE's lighting labels for LEDs. The post cites a story by LEDs Magazine on....More
Sep 30, 2009

NEMA's EBCI Index Bullish Again in September

NEMA's Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions increased for a third straight month and topped the 50-....More
Sep 28, 2009

CFL sales fall; Energy Star official urges more incentives

Sales of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) have slowed, and a product manager in the Department of Energy's Energy Star program wants the government....More
Sep 28, 2009

Eaton to host anti-counterfeiting webcast

Eaton Corp., in its constant effort to combat counterfeiting of its products, has set up a webcast for Thursday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. Eastern to raise....More
Sep 25, 2009

First month on Smart Grid shows 20% cut in power consumption

From a story on the New York Times' Green Inc. blog, a report that the city of Fayetteville, N.C., cut its electric power consumption by 20 percent....More
Sep 24, 2009

Graybar expands in New York and New Jersey

Graybar Electric, St. Louis, announced a move to expand its presence in the New York and New Jersey markets with the establishment of a full-service....More
Sep 24, 2009

E-Biz Forum highlights: IDEA releases schema for attributed data

IDEA today officially released a much-awaited schema for exchanging fully attributed product data throughout the electrical products channel. The....More
Sep 24, 2009

Correction: E-Biz Forum highlights: Graybar and Rockwell win IDEA Richard Buzun award

Rockwell Automation and Graybar Electric were presented the 2009 Richard Buzun Award for Leadership and Innovation in eCommerce today. The award....More
Sep 24, 2009

NEMA releases first Smart Grid standard

A new standard for utility meter upgradeability has become the first new standard aimed at supporting development of a nationwide smart grid, said....More
Sep 23, 2009

Canadian researcher sees long-term bull market in electrical equipment

An article in the Toronto Globe and Mail highlights a recent report by Angelo Katsoras of National Bank Financial which advises investing in....More
Sep 23, 2009

E-Biz Forum highlights: making synchronization easier

Bob Gaylord, president of IDEA, in his opening general session comments to the E-Biz Forum in Tucson today, ran through several initiatives the....More
Sep 23, 2009

Federal Signal appoints Leo Mahon as V.P. of strategy, business development and investor relations

Federal Signal Corp. (Oak Brook, Ill.) Leo Mahon has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of strategy, business development....More
Sep 23, 2009

Chris Baynes now president at Baynes Electric Supply

Baynes Electric Supply Co. Inc., (Brockton, Mass.): Chris Baynes has been appointed as the new company president. He has spent the last eight years....More
Sep 23, 2009

Live from the E-Biz Forum

The IDEA's E-Biz Forum in Tucson this week is lightly attended compared to past years, but attendees are enthusiastic about pressing forward on their....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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