News & Announcements

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.

    Highlights of the IDEAL National Championship. The First IDEAL National Championship was held at Disney Coronado Springs Resort November 11th and 12th, 2016. This Competition showcased the talents of both Professionals and Students/Apprentices.

WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction to help industry employers develop proactive programs to keep their workplaces safe. The recommendations may be particularly helpful to small- and medium-sized contractors who lack safety and health specialists on staff.

Session to Highlight Electrical Fundamentals Often Overlooked by Building and Design Professionals New York, NY (November 29, 2016) – There are a variety of electrical powering, grounding and bonding techniques that should be considered in new or renovated structures, yet they are often overlooked by contractors and designers.  David Brender, the national program manager for electrical applications at the Copper Development Association (CDA), will  discuss why proper electrical grounding fundamentals are imperative in order to prevent electrical disasters at the 2017 PowerTest Conference. “Whe

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.