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June 2, 2009
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Pass & Seymour, Teddico and Engineered Products

TED GreenBlogs

Green Electrical Sells
LED is lighting up the night. And sales.

by Dan Carazo
High brightness LED lighting is brightening up increasing numbers of outdoor facilities, but who will become the "expert" that successfully introduces this energy-efficient solution to your community? More

Green Channel

Three electrical and one mechanical contractor (once a part of Enron) made green news recently, including an EC in Illinois that is getting noise complaints about the wind turbine it has on its property. Also in Green Channel: What’s in a label? These days, green building labeling is getting more and more important, as four items demonstrate. More

Halco Lighting

Eco Power

Seven solar projects from around the nation – from the Buffalo, N.Y. area to four in California. And how about the plans to build 400 “mini solar plants” in North Carolina and New York state’s 100-mW "distribute solar sites" project? Also in Eco Power: Have you been thinking that the U.S. should make significant investments in solar manufacturing’s future? Well, somebody has! More

Energy Efficiency

Can hospitals and other health-care facilities serve the immediate needs of patients and save energy, too? Increasing numbers of people think the answer is "Yes," and are doing something about it. Also in Energy Efficiency: Among other items, a link to a newspaper article that starts (promisingly) with a visit to an OSRAM Sylvania R&D facility. More

William Scotsman


McDonald's is getting tired of being slammed, so it's making a big marketing investment in "green." But research shows consumers, when shopping, are more likely to look at a given product's green attributes as a tie-breaker! Also in Sustainability: News for your IT operation: The greenest thing IT departments can do, someone discovered, is . . . shut down a few printers More

A huge inventory is only as good as the front line who delivers it. Each of our product experts averages over 20 years electrical sales experience backed by huge warehouse inventories in New Jersey, Texas and Louisiana. See our products at

Green Data Points

National Geographic paid professionals to go around the globe and find out which country is #1 (i.e., it has the "greenest" people), and which one is #17 (i.e., last on the list). Guess where the U.S. ended up? A Green Data Points for-instance: A few weeks ago, the USGBC held a Federal Summit – apparently, a daylong brainstorming session on green. More

Product Showcases


P&S Wide Slide Dimmers are compatible with Decorator-style wall plates and offer full-range speed control, combining energy savings with style. Available in preset and non-preset models, they can carry 600-watt and 1000-watt loads. Visit


TEDDICO now offers Vaportight light fixtures in energy saving 42 watt fluorescent and HID up to 70 watts MH and 150 watts HPS. Constructed of a die cast aluminum for rugged durability, tempered clear glass globe and is fully gasketed to seal out moisture. Available in pendent, ceiling and wall mount versions. More info


Engineered Products Company has introduced the GFF Series™ Linear Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures certified by NSF International and has a NEMA 6P and IP67 Enclosure Rating. These dust- and moisture-resistant fixtures are suitable for use in wet locations and provides protection to the fixture’s internal components, especially where wash-down to the lighting fixtures is required. The acrylic diffuser withstands breakage typically caused by high-power pressure washers and the labor saving mounting brackets simplifies installation for the contractor. More info

Lutron Electronics

Houston Wire & Cable

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