While updating the EW Electrical Pyramid for this issue, EW’s editors were struck by a few “hot spots” amidst the various channels of distribution that will represent significant competitive challenges for the independent electrical distributors that still account for the bulk of sales in the electrical wholesaling industry, and potential business partners for electrical manufacturers looking for new options in their market strategies....More
Puschnigg looks at the ability to mass control the smart plugs to turn off devices during peak demand periods as a “virtual power plant” that users can utilize to produce savings and lessen the load on the local utility....More
Herm Isenstein, president, DISC Corp., Orange, Conn., and the electrical market’s leading economist, has updated his forecasts for 2016-2017 on his new Flash Update, a monthly forecasting service launched earlier this year....More
A key theme of the event can be summed up in three words: Cut the cord. Milwaukee is moving aggressively to shift its power tool portfolio from corded products to its lithium-ion 18V Fuel platform....More
In August, Buckles-Smith Electric’s headquarters and main distribution center will be relocating 4.5 miles north of their current San Jose location to Santa Clara. The new, larger facility will allow Buckles-Smith to further develop their capabilities and better serve their customers....More
BHP Billiton, a London-based global energy conglomerate with $35.5 billion in annual revenues and 80,000 employees, will be placing a big bet on copper over the next year. According to a report in Copper Investing News, the company will spend approximately US$900 million on exploration in the next financial year....More
An ultrathin film that is both transparent and highly conductive to electric current has been produced by a cheap and simple method devised by an international team of nanomaterials researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Korea University....More
The First Baptist Church of Bethalto, Ill., was looking to update its facility with improved lighting that provided energy savings. The 25,000-square-foot building and exterior were lit by an aging system of fluorescent and metal halide fixtures that had become prohibitively expensive to operate and labor intensive to maintain....More
DOE announced funding for nine research and development projects that will support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research, product development, and manufacturing research and development....More
The new standard 201-2016, Facility Smart Grid Information Model, provides a common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage and communicate about electrical energy consumption and forecasts, and comes packaged with a user's manual...More
Electrical Wholesaling's Top 10 LED Product Picks for June 2016 we showcase products from Beacon Product, EYE Lighting, Cree, Lutron, RAB Lighting, WAC Lighting, Feit Electric, Forest Lighting, Soraa and Litetronics.
Eaton announced the winners of the 39th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition, at Lightfair International 2016 in San Diego. This gallery highlights the design work of two of the winners in the Professional Category.