While the official attendance figures aren’t yet in for LightFair, many of the exhibitors we spoke with on the show floor were pretty happy with the turnout. I would guesstimate that attendance easily topped 20,000 but probably didn’t duplicate the numbers at LightFair 2015 in New York or LightFair 2014 in Las Vegas. The show floor still had plenty of buzz and the booths of some of the largest lighting companies, including Acuity, Cree and Eaton Cooper Lighting, always seems busy. There was so much to see at this year’s LightFair, but a few trends definitely stuck out.
Halco has appointed three new sales agencies effective April 8. Electrical Materials Incorporated (EMI) will provide sales coverage for Michigan. McGee Co. will cover the Southern California area and Robert Amey will provide coverage for parts of the Northwest region....More
A post by the Consumer Products Safety Commission said GE has recalled an estimated 35,000 high-intensity LED lamps because the lamp can separate from its base and fall onto consumers below, posing an impact hazard....More
At the Department of Energy (DOE), the Building Technologies Office (BTO) has announced the availability of $4 million for the Commercial Buildings and Energy Codes Field Studies funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001532)....More
Electrical Wholesaling's Top 10 LED Picks for March 2016 are in. Congratulations to the following companies for being featured: Osram Sylvania, Acclaim Lighting, Architectural Lighting Works, Cree, Griplock, Soraa, Hubbell Industrial, Luxul, Nora Lighting and Pure Lighting.
Needham Electric Supply, Canton, Mass., recently exhibited at the annual Better Building by Design Conference in Burlington, Vt. The large annual show, hosted by Efficiency Vermont, focused on building durability and energy efficiency, and featured over 60 exhibitors and 40 workshops...More
Universal Lighting Technologies, Nashville, recognized its top agencies for 2015 at the recent National Electrical Manufacturers Representative Association (NEMRA) conference. Agencies acknowledged included Hawkins Sales, Yusen Associates, Bay Electrical Solutions, Empire Electric, United Electrical Sales, and Electri-Products Group....More
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
At EDGReps (EDG), Mesa, Ariz., Nicole Bagozzi, company president, and her team use this approach to compete against larger reps and build their business throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, the rest of Arizona and southern Nevada....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
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.
Ron Hall has joined Universal Lighting Technologies as the new OEM regional sales manager for the Southeastern region of the United States. In his new role, Hall will manage customers in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee....More
EYE Lighting, Mentor, Oho, a manufacturer of LED and HID lamps, luminaires, controls and related lighting systems,says its parent company, Iwasaki Electric Co., Ltd., of Japan, will design and build a new Technology and Development Center, to be located at its Saitama, Japan, operations....More
Tom Sevison has joined DuraGuard as Northeast regional sales manager. He has 20-plus years of industry experience with companies including Hubbell and Philips, and was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy....More