The Guiding Hand Of Regulation

  Why are governments stepping in more, and how does this affect commercial operations? This September the European Union phased out the production of GU10 halogen spotlights. The logic behind this move was a desire to decrease energy consumption and increase consumer savings. Noble goals, but many contractors and commercial facilities managers are left wondering…Continue Reading

History of LEDs

  The Evolution of LEDs Since the beginning of the 21st Century LED usage has exploded, and the technology has grown from minor uses such as radio power indicators into the driving force behind advances in both residential and commercial lighting applications. If you’ve ever wondered just where these things came from, and whether they’ll…Continue Reading

Needham Electric Donates to Habitat for Humanity

Canton, Massachusetts, April 11, 2016  Needham Electric Supply has made a donation of merchandise valued at over $100,000 to the Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston ReStore. The large collection of items consisted of ceiling fans, outdoor lighting fixtures, designer kitchen pendants, ceiling fixtures, wall sconces, bathroom vanity fixtures, and various lamps that had been showcased…Continue Reading

Night-Lighting: The Controversy over LEDs Disrupting Sleep

Recently you may have heard some buzz about LED lights interfering with sleep patterns. It’s true that excessive nighttime exposure to blue or white LED lighting can disrupt human sleep cycles, but how much of this press coverage is hype and how much is actual science? If you have concerns about whether you’ll be exposed…Continue Reading

Accommodations for Firefighter Safety when Installing PV Roofs

Accommodations for Firefighter Safety when Installing PV Roofs

When a technology makes the transition from novelty to common-place, it’s normal for users and manufacturers to discover new wrinkles in its design or implementation. As photovoltaic (PV) roofing has come into wider use in the past decade, fire departments around the country have re-evaluated their procedures when responding to emergencies, and installers have tried…Continue Reading

Needham Electric Co-Hosts NH LED Lighting Show

Needham Electric Co-Hosts NH LED Lighting Show

Canton, Massachusetts, June 1, 2015  Needham Electric Supply hosted the 2015 NH LED Lighting Trade Show in May, partnering with NH Saves. The show, held at the Common Man Inn in Plymouth, NH, attracted over 100 light commercial and industrial electrical contractors. Representatives from GE Lighting, Visible Light, Apex Lighting Solutions, NH Saves and Needham…Continue Reading

Needham Electric Hosts Social Media Seminar

Canton, Massachusetts, April 29, 2015  Needham Electric Supply hosted a free seminar in March, ‘Taking Your Business Online 101,” for their customers. Needham Electric’s Marketing Manager and Social Media Specialist, presenting to a group of electricians and contractors, covered topics such as how to set up a business page on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google…Continue Reading

Capture More Calls with Answering Services and Virtual Assistants

Capture More Calls with Answering Services and Virtual Assistants

No matter the size of your company, chances are good that you sometimes receive more incoming calls than you or your staff can handle. Sure, there’s always voicemail, but many potential customers will forego leaving a message in favor of finding a live person to talk to. With the yearly springtime increase in production approaching,…Continue Reading

What the Federal Job Numbers Mean for Your Seasonal Hires

What the Federal Job Numbers Mean for Your Seasonal Hires

The recently released March Unemployment Numbers are a good sign for the industry, but they also indicate that skilled workers will be harder to find than in recent years. At 5.5% unemployment, the number of job-seekers nationwide is now slightly below average. Drilling down, the Construction Industry Private Wage and Salary Workers unemployment rate of…Continue Reading

 
 

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