News & Announcements

ROSSLYN, Va., April 28, 2017—Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C12.20-2015 American National Standard for Electricity Meters—0.1, 0.2, and 0.5 Accuracy Classes. This revised standard establishes the physical aspects and acceptable performance criteria for 0.1, 0.2, and 0.5 accuracy class electricity meters meeting Blondel's Theorem, and is used by meter manufacturers and electrical utilities to conduct performance tests of electricity meters for revenue purposes.

Coopersburg, PA (April 18th, 2017)–Lutron Electronics today announced a new integration with Google Home that allows homeowners to easily control their Lutron Caséta Wireless, RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS lighting systems using the Google Assistant, offering greater flexibility and peace of mind. Now –with a few words– you can have hands-free assistance controlling lights in your connected home, whether you’re in your living room relaxing on the couch, or out of town on vacation. “Lutron continues to work with best-in-class companies to enhance our customers’ connected home experience.

Selecting the right dimmer and lamp combination can be challenging. The good news is progress is being made. Are you frustrated with LED lamps and dimming? We're here to help!

    This video explains the advantages of utilizing PVC Coated RAC (Rigid Aluminum Conduit). Calbond offers a complete line of PVC Coated Conduit and Fittings, made exclusively at our state of the art facility in Santa Paula, California. With proper installation, one can expect a long lasting, superior corrosion resistant system that requires little to no maintenance.

ROSSLYN, Va., March 30, 2017—In moving from 72.2 last month to 76.5 in March, the NEMA Electroindustry Business Confidence current conditions index reached its highest level since September 2005. Although some executives remarked on confusion in Washington and flashes of social unrest, signs of a strengthening economy noted by others were apparently widespread among panel members.

Trade professionals receive benefits, resources, and support as part of the Lutron PRO program. Coopersburg, PA (March 20th, 2017) – Lutron Electronics, the leader in energy-saving lighting and shade control, announced today the launch of its residential Lutron PRO program. Connected home products— lighting controls, thermostats, shades, audio controls, and others—are providing homeowners with significant lifestyle benefits, and the demand for these products continues to skyrocket. Now, more than ever, homeowners are turning to professionals to deliver the complete connected-home experience.

Closing of transaction follows receipt of all regulatory approvals LEDVANCE and MLS to focus on synergies The sale of LEDVANCE by OSRAM to the Chinese investment consortium, consisting of the strategic investor IDG Capital, the LED packaging manufacturer MLS CO., LTD. (MLS) and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center (Yiwu), was successfully completed effective today, March 3rd, 2017 and with economic effect as of March 1st, 2017. This follows the parties obtaining all necessary approvals from the relevant authorities.

New Britain, Connecticut (March 9, 2017) -- Stanley Black & Decker announced today that it successfully completed its purchase of the Craftsman Brand from Sears Holdings Corporation.

KOHLER, Wis. – March 6, 2017 – Attendees at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 will have a chance to win a KOHLER PRO 7.5E portable generator as part of the company’s “Passport to Power” giveaway. Attendees who visit all three KOHLER booths during the show and receive all three passport stamps will be entered into a drawing to win the generator, which is valued at more than $1,400. The company will showcase its wide range of generators and engines at CONEXPO 2017 at booths B-7414, B-7415 and S-84053, March 7-11 in Las Vegas.

Mundelein, IL, March, 1 2017—Egret Consulting Group, the largest search firm dedicated solely to the electrical industry, has recently launched a new company, ElectriConnect. ElectriConnect helps manufacturers connect with distributors, independent reps, and specifiers. You can visit the site at for more information.