Monday, September 28, 2015

DOE 2016 Transformer Efficiency Standards

Make a note! Effective January 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy will require Transformers to meet new efficiency standards. This federally mandated requirement will result in both increased pricing and physical dimensions. Therefore, any new or existing orders could be affected if transformers are not received on jobsites or storage facilities prior to January 1, 2016.

From the US Department of Energy Website:

Beginning in 2016, newly amended energy efficiency standards for distribution transformers will save up to $12.9 billion in total costs to consumers — ultimately saving families and businesses money while also reducing energy consumption. The new distribution transformer standards will also save 3.63 quadrillion British thermal units of energy for equipment sold over the 30-year period of 2016 to 2045.

The new amendments to the existing efficiency standards would further decrease electrical losses by about 8 percent for liquid-immersed transformers, 13 percent for medium-voltage dry-type transformers, and 18 percent for low-voltage dry-type transformers. In addition, about 264.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions will be avoided, equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of about 51.75 million automobiles.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Get in the Game with Sylvania LED

Get in the Game with Sylvania LED

FREE Game Cooler promotion running in our stores -
Purchase $100 in Sylvania LED products and get a FREE game cooler!  On the counters or in our lighting showrooms.

Want to learn more about Sylvania LED products?
You are Invited to an evening of LED with Sylvania, Lutron, and Dominion Electric Supply. Tour the Lutron Experience Center in Washington, DC, learn about SYLVANIA’s new LED products, and mingle with Sylvania, Lutron, and Dominion staff.

Date: Thursday, August 20th
Time: 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lutron Experience Center | 455 Massachusetts Ave. NW | Suite 770 | Washington, DC 20001
(street parking and parking garage available)

Please RSVP - using the invite HERE

Monday, July 20, 2015

Captain QO arrives at Dominion Electric Supply!

Is once a month the new norm for me?  I hope not! So much going on here!

We kicked off Square D's Captain QO promotion in June.

Enter the Ford F-150 Truck Giveaway Contest by purchasing qualifying QO, Homeline and CSED products and to upload their receipts on the website from June 1, 2015 thru October 31, 2015.

Plug-on Neutral Load Centers and Circuit Breakers eliminate the pigtail connections, speed up installation, and help eliminate call-backs. Plug-on Neutral Combination Arc Fault (CAFI) and Dual Function (CAFI + GFI) Circuit Breakers connect directly to the neutral bar eliminating the pigtail and its connection.

  • Faster Installation | Fewer Connections
  • Clean Gutter | No Pigtails
  • Faster, Simplified Troubleshooting | all new CAFI and Dual Function Circuit Breakers feature TIME SAVER Diagnostics 
Learn more about QO and HOMELINE plug-on Neutral Load Center and the Ford F-150 Truck Giveaway at any of our counters or visit our website

Friday, June 19, 2015

Book a Greenlee Professional Tool Demo Truck for your shop

Greenlee's Demo Truck will be stopping by all our counters.  The Demo Truck promises to EDUCATE: Learn how to get the most out of your tools; DEMONSTRATE: See how Greenlee tools can improve your productivity; and GET HANDS ON: Get a feel for the latest time-saving tools Greenlee has to offer.

See what the fuss is about at one of our counter events and book an on-site tool demonstration for your shop!

Pick up the flyer HERE

Friday, May 29, 2015

May is Electrical Safety Month - be Safe!

Finishing up our Flyer for Electrical Safety Month, we are a stocking distributor for Ideal.

We are featuring a couple of their products:

Ideal 35-9305 2 Piece Insulated Screwdriver Kit for $14.99

  • ƒƒ¼ inch slotted tip and #2 Phillips tip
  • 4 inch shaft
  • Cushion-grip handles
  • Dual injection molded insulated shafts
  • Rated at 1000V

Learn more on Ideal's website

Ideal 44-970 Lockout/Tagout Kit for $149.95  this is a Basic Lockout/Tagout Kit, and includes:
(2) Hinged Single Pole Breaker Lockout,
(1) Universal 277V Breaker Lockout,
(1) 480/600V Breaker Lockout,
(1)Wall Switch Lockout,
(1) 3/4” Red Padlock,
(1) 1” Safety Lockout Hasp,
(5) Lockout Tags,
(1) Universal Multi-P

Basic Lockout/Tagout Kit

Pick up our complete flyer from our website or call any of our counter locations for more detailed information.

Monday, May 18, 2015

May is Electrical Safety Month

It's Electrical Safety Month!

We have some great safety products on special for you this month from 3M, Flir, Cully, Ideal, and Cementex. Pick up the flyer from our website.

FLIR VP50 Non-Contact Volt Tester and Flashlight . $29.98

  • Uses a low-profile probe tip that gets the sensor closer to electrical sources and enhanced sensitivity to help detect voltage in the latest safety outlets.
  • Intense (60-lumen) LED light source illuminates dimly lit locations – dual-LED convenience light at the probe tip lights up inspection targets.
  • Multi-color flashing LEDs and vibration alarms make it harder to miss the presence of voltage (up to 1000V) in noisy environments.
  • Detect voltage in electrical systems in large industrial facilities, residential low voltage installations, and systems located behind obstructions (using High Sensitivity mode).
  • Anti-roll case design and extruded grip reduces likelihood of drops, and features such as delayed start up, auto power off, and low battery indicator maximize battery life.
  • Robust battery door and pocket clip design is engineered for long product life cycles, and the low profile detection tip bolsters a common weak point.
For more information, you can watch this video


This Class 2 coverall kit includes 12 Cal/cm² ATPV XL coveralls, a dielectric hard hat with UV safety arc flash shield, balaclava, tested size 10 Class 2 gloves, protector & storage bag, plus UV safety glasses all in a standard storage bag.

Friday, May 8, 2015

May is Electrical Safety Month

It's Electrical Safety Month!

We have some great safety products on special for you this month from 3M, Flir, Cully, Ideal, and Cementex. Pick up the flyer from our website.

3M 11476 Light Vision Clear Safety LED Glasses. $13.00 each

  • Industrial protective eyewear with integrated hands-free lighting
  • ƒƒBright LED lights swivel to direct light where needed most
  • ƒƒLong-lasting batteries provide up to 50 hours of continuous use
  • Polycarbonate lenses absorb 99.9% UV
  • Adjustable length temple and soft nose bridge
  • Includes microfiber storage bag and lanyard
  • ƒƒMeets the requirements of ANSI Z87.1-2010

(who doesn't need these!)


ƒƒGloves are EN388 4544 and ANSI Cut Level 3 for improved hand protection from mechanical risks.

  • The ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWP) composite liner provides greater cut, puncture and tear resistance.
  • ƒƒFoamed nitrile palm provides excellent grip, even in wet or oily conditions.
  • Long-lasting, durable and washable.