Electrical Wholesaling's Top 10 New Product Picks are in for January 2016 (finally!). Check out what's now out in the market from GE Lighting, Osram Sylvania, US Architectural Lighting, SEPCO and Cree.
Looking to replace the old hammock you use for camping or those all-nighters in the office? The DoubleNest LED from Eagle Nest Outfitters comes equipped with LED lights so you can catch up on a little late-night reading....More
Colorado State University (CSU) and Philips Lighting have forged a long-term collaborative partnership to create a state-of-the-art LED-lighted education, research and training horticulture facility on the CSU campus....More
The ongoing enhancements to the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field home will include a new wireless energy management system as a control backbone to save energy and connect virtually any new or legacy lighting fixture to a secure cloud-based operating platform....More
Work is underway to light Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami and the Orange Bowl, with a new light-emitting diode (LED) system designed to enhance the viewing experiences for stadium spectators and television audiences while reducing energy use by as much as 75%....More
A Reuters report said Nevs, the China-focused consortium that bought bankrupt Swedish carmaker Saab has signed a framework deal worth approximately $996 million with China Volant Industry Co. (Volinco) for 20,000 electric cars....More
American wind power just passed the 70 gigawatt (GW) mark, meaning enough wind turbine capacity is now installed to supply over 19 million typical American homes with low-cost electricity, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)...More
Rhone Resch, president & CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Washington, D.C. said the five-year extension of the ITC will lead to more than $133 billion in new, private sector investment in the U.S. economy by 2020....More
Effective Jan. 1, 2016, Marshall Graham, previously SESCO Lighting’s president and CEO, will become chairman of the board of directors, and Todd Langner, senior V.P. business development since 2008, will become president and CEO....More
Electrical Wholesaling's Top 10 New Product Picks are in for December. Check out what's now out in the market from WAC Lighting, GE Lighting, Philips Lighting, Nordeon USA, Holophane/Acuity Brands, Lighting Science Group, JESCO Lighting, Nora Lighting, Osram Sylvania and SEPCO.
Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, Pa., recently launched a series of consumer-focused promotions and marketing initiatives designed to create product awareness and drive demand for electrical distributors and contractors....More
Shat-R-Shield Inc. (Salisbury, N.C.): TD Mangrum is now Eastern Regional sales manager. A recent territory realignment allowed for the addition of three new sales positions in order to provide more focused attention within their respective areas. Shat-R-Shield’s sales force now consists of four regional sales managers to cover North America as well as a director of national accounts and specification sales role. Mangrum has worked as corporate sourcing manager at Acuity, national account sales at Leviton and most recently division manager at Strong Lighting....More
The Andrei Duman Gallery in the Westfield Topanga, a high-end mall outside Los Angeles, required many special considerations in the lighting design to bring out the vibrant colors in artistic photography....More
As part of Princeton University’s campus-wide lighting upgrade program, the university recently converted more than 100,000 outdated lighting fixtures to more efficient LEDs in facilities across its campus. One of the largest and most visible initiatives in the Princeton program was the conversion of 839 lighting fixtures that illuminated the main floor of the 250,000 square-foot world-class Jadwin Gym....More
Acuity said it has an agreement to acquire all of the equity interests of Juno Lighting LLC. Acuity highlighted Juno’s strength in downlighting and track lighting fixtures for residential and commercial applications....More
The International SSL Alliance (ISA) selected the massive project to relight the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel as winner of the top award in its 2015 Global SSL Showcase Top 100 awards. The project, done by the Osram Italy unit of Osram GmbH, Munich, Germany, and unveiled in 2014, used LED lighting technology to set a new standard for energy efficiency and quality of light....More
Lighting designers at Valet Energy turned to Hubbell Lighting’s broad product lines to get the most from both design aesthetics and functional application and upgraded the specifications that originally called for legacy lighting technologies....More
NorthEast Electrical Distributors’ Project Green Lights 2015, a program designed to promote energy efficiency, has announced this year’s community sweepstakes for K-12 schools across New England....More
Ron Hall is Universal's new OEM regional sales manager for the Southeastern region of the United States and will manage customers in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee....More
LED products from Durabrite, Hubbell Lighting, JESCO Lighting, Keystone Technologies, Litetronics, Lunera, Lutron, Nora Lighting, Universal Lighting Technologies and Zumtobel made Electrical Wholesaling's November 2015 Top 10 LEDs.
There’s no question eCommerce has changed the distribution landscape.
· It’s changed how you find, engage, and retain customers
· It’s changed your relationship with customers and the skills your people need to serve them
· It’s become a necessary business tool...More
Electrical Wholesaling’s annual survey of the Top 200 electrical distributors always offers one of the electrical market’s best spot checks on the economic health of the industry at mid-year. And as you might expect in a year where business prospects vary so wildly from metro-to-metro and niche-to-niche, one’s sense of the market climate will depend on with whom you speak.
In recent years, distributors have seen their markets drastically change with new competitors and new product categories appearing almost daily, and customers wanting to change the way they buy products and services. And when markets change, distributors must change....More