News & Announcements

PITTSBURGH … Power management company Eaton today announced it has expanded the range of capabilities in its Power Systems Experience Center (PSEC), a full-scale training, testing and demonstration facility near Pittsburgh. The 21,000-square foot facility in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, now includes a complete microgrid solution, which powers the expansion, as well as hands-on demonstrations of a utility substation and utility distribution areas serving multiple markets, from industrial to residential.

LED lighting solutions have been experiencing rapid innovation, and they're at a breaking point. Now, facilities across the United States are considering lighting retrofits more seriously than ever. This surge of interest means there has never been a better time to engage in retrofit projects. But not all LED retrofits are created equal, and the simplest of projects can quickly become a headache with the wrong solution in hand. How do you find the right solution? You could start with this free webinar!    

Exclusively for NECA members, join Philips Lighting experts on Wednesday, May 24 at 11am EST for insights on how to improve your chances to win new business, and minimize the risk of losing projects to your biggest competitor.During this event Philips Lighting expert, Jon Zelinsky, will introduce NECA Contractors to new methods to qualify, develop, and win new profitable business utilizing lighting as the catalyst.

May 1, 2017 – Electricity helps make our lives easier but there are times when we can take its power and its potential for fire-related hazards for granted. That is why the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) actively supports National Electrical Safety Month, an annual campaign sponsored by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), which works to raise awareness of potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical fire safety during May.A new NFPA report shows that in 2010-2014, U.S.

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.