U.S. machine shops and other manufacturers ordered new equipment and related technologies worth $371.97 million during August, an increase of nearly 5% over the July total, yet falling well short of the year-ago result....More
Navigant Consulting, Chicago, released a report on the lighting industry that forecasts growth in the outdoor and parking-lot segments of the market will push sales of LED lighting for those applications to around $1.4 billion worldwide by 2021....More
Most of the buzz around distributed power generation concentrates on the growth of rooftop solar photovoltaics backed by a storage solution, but other options exist. One that often gets overlooked is the potential of small-scale wind power, but that may change if people get wind of the Department of Energy’s latest report on the technology....More
DOE put out a revised version of its report Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut Dimmers: The Specifier's Process for Maximizing Success, which addresses the compatibility issues and seeks to establish best practices for making sure the installed lighting performs as expected....More
Evolution Lighting LLC and its investor partner Boyne Capital Partners have purchased the assets of Electrix Inc., as of July 31, 2014. Electrix will be renamed Electrix, LLC.
“Our plans are to invest in the business to develop more innovative architectural lighting products, grow our LED capabilities, and make our customer service the best in the industry,” said an Electrix press release....More