News & Announcements

Arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) bring a higher level of protection to today’s homes, many of which are increasingly overwhelmed by the growing electrical demands of our high-tech and appliance-rich lifestyles.

Texas-based company to join Osram service division Sylvania Lighting Solutions

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Concordville, Pa., February 1, 2017— Southco, Inc., the global leader in engineered access solutions, has recently launched its new online Resource Center. The Southco Resource Center hosts Southco’s industry-leading access hardware resources in one, centralized location, and is designed to provide engineering professionals worldwide with the tools they need to solve their design challenges.

Quantum Total Light Management and Vive wireless systems have been listed on the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Qualified Products List (QPL) in the Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems category Coopersburg, PA (January 27, 2017) – Lutron Electronics, the leader in energy-saving, wired and wireless lighting and shade control, announced today that its Quantum Total Light Management System and Vive wireless system have been listed on the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Qualified Products List (QPL) in the Networked Lighting Control Systems category.

Acquisition strengthens & expands Southwire’s Tools and Equipment product offering Carrollton, Ga., Dec. 19, 2016—Southwire Company, LLC announces the acquisition of Sumner Manufacturing of Houston, Texas - a recognized leading manufacturer of material lifts, jack stands, welding tools, material carts and other tools and equipment for the construction market. Sumner is a key supplier to the welding and mechanical contracting industries and has a market presence in more than 50 countries around the world.

December 16, 2016 – You would be hard-pressed to find a holiday shopping list today that doesn’t include a device, toy, tool or new technology that contains lithium ion batteries. To help consumers take care when using smart phones, laptops, scooters, remote control gadgets, wearable technology, and a host of other products on the market right now, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed a lithium ion battery safety tip sheet for consumers.Fire issues related to lithium ion batteries have dominated news reports for more than a year.

Top 10 States: California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, Texas, New York, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania WASHINGTON (December 8, 2016)—As the United States heads into its coldest months, a new analysis finds that energy efficiency is one of the nation’s biggest job sectors, employing more than 1.9 million Americans across all 50 states.

Port Washington, NY –  WAC Lighting hosted its first Landscape Lighting Summit on Thursday, November 4th and Friday, November 5tth which included landscape contractors and other industry professionals from around the nation. The event was held at WAC Lighting Headquarters in Port Washington, New York.

Continuing its commitment to strategic growth and innovation, Leviton’s acquisition of ConTech Lighting expands the company’s lighting solutions and offerings available to customers Melville, N.Y., Dec. 5, 2016 – Leviton today announced the acquisition of ConTech Lighting, a leading, Chicago-based manufacturer of high-performance and sustainable lighting solutions and fixtures. Through this acquisition, Leviton continues its strategic growth in lighting and expands its product offerings and solutions with ConTech Lighting’s high-quality, innovative designs.