Friday, December 21, 2012

And the days continue to get away from me.  Hope you can make a little time for yourself.  Happy Holidays and All the Best.

  Please note we'll be closing at 1:00 p.m. December 24; and closed December 25, as well as, January 1

Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Branch in Alexandria!

We couldn't be happier to announce the addition of a new branch to the Dominion family - and a new pickup location for our customers! 

Richard Smith, YES Electrical Supply, has a few things to add for his customers:  "After 24 years as the owner of YES Electrical Supply Inc., I have decided to transition into retirement. On September 18, 2012, certain assets of YES were acquired by Dominion Electric Supply Company. To insure that the acquisition process runs as smoothly as possible, I will continue to work with Dominion Electric Supply in their Sales Division at the same address 5380-B Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Va. I am excited about this new opportunity. Dominion is planning on remodeling the store and expanding the inventory offering. I am confident we can continue to serve you well.

Thank you for your patience during our transition. Feel free to contact me with any questions at the shop, 703-823-6603.

And Thank you for your business over the years and I look forward to seeing you soon. Smitty"

Remodeling is just about done and our staff and inventory is there.  Hope to see you soon.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Energy Watch: News Updates for the Week of November 19

I always enjoy Bill Attardi's Energy Watch blog. Full of good green information. And now he's made it even easier to share.

Looks like Ford and Toyota will lead the plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales and they are figuring out a way to repackage the batteries:

Energy Watch: News Updates for the Week of November 19: 1.       Osram Sylvania Wins Race to Offer 100W-Equivalent LED A-Lamp - Just a few weeks back, Philips Lighting announced that it was...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Leviton USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle

Now an even better USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle.

Leviton's USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle offers a ground-breaking 2.1A of charging power and a 15A/125V Tamper-Resistant Receptacle. For the ultimate in convenience, this state-of-the-art device has the capability to charge up to two USB powered electronic devices simultaneously utilizing the USB Ports, leaving the receptacle free for additional power needs. The USB Ports, Type A, 2.0/3.0, are controlled by a smart chip which recognizes and optimizes the charging power of your device.
Engineered for compatibility with the latest technology, the Leviton USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle is designed to charge tablets*, smart and mobile phones, gaming devices, e-readers, digital cameras and a host of other electronic devices.


The Leviton USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle is compatible with a wide range of electronic devices including, but not limited to, the following:
- iPad®    
- Nintendo 3DS™    
- iPhone®   
- PlayStation® Vita
- iPod®    
- Bluetooth™ Headsets
- Tablets  
- Digital Cameras
- Mobile Phones
- Kindle™, Nook e-readers 
- Blackberry®, Android Phones - GPS
- Galaxy Tab™ - Much More
*USB Ports are not intended to charge two tablets simultaneously.

Check out their promo video:

Friday, November 2, 2012

How to address water-damaged equipment and make repairs

Leviton Manufacturing just sent me an email that is very worthy to share. Thanks Leviton!:

Hurricane Sandy has disrupted lives and caused extensive damage to homes, businesses and government structures. Now people are anxious to repair the damage and get on with their lives. Electrical professionals need to know how to address and repair water-damaged equipment.

NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) has developed a comprehensive report that details how to address water-damaged equipment and make repairs.

>>Link to NEMA Report Here

NEMA also provides a chart identifying specific types of electrical apparatus and if they can be reconditioned or simply replaced after exposure to water and wet environments.

>>Link to NEMA Chart Here

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Reliance Controls

We hope everyone made it through Sandy safely and damage was minimal.  I thought it would be a good time to remind our customers that we carry Reliance Controls for generators: Pick up our flyer here.

Reliance Controls is a leader in transfer switches for portable generators.  We have have several Pro/Tran® Indoor Manual Transfer Switches in stock. These indoor surface mount transfer switches are designed for fast installation in residential and commercial applications. The 18-inch flexible conduit whip attaches easily to the load center and all wires are clearly marked. Simply select the circuits needed in an emergency and connect them to the Pro/Tran wire leads.

Reliance has Installation and Operation Instructions on their website, including a Pro/Tran Installation and Operation Video. Here's the link for the 31410B Pro/Tran:

Happy Halloween!
The pumpkins are back in Arlington.  Can you guess who has been artistically represented? I'll post some close ups next week.

Friday, September 14, 2012

GE LED lamps

The GE Lighting Revolution Tour - at our Dominion Chantilly store was a huge success!  A lot of people came out to check out the trailer (and eat BBQ!)  Thanks for participating.  Here are some of the GE Lamps we have in stock that were highlighted at the show:

75614 LED10P3LS830/24  GE Energy Smart® Directional PAR30 Long Neck
Energy-efficient LED lamps. Long life
Rated Life 30000.0 h

(GE Life Rating is based on 70% Lumen Maintenance )

Center Beam Candlepower (CBCP) 1400.0
Color Rendering Index (CRI) 82.0
Color Temperature 3000.0 K
Initial Lumens 340.0
Bulb Diameter (DIA) 3.75 in
Maximum Overall Length (MOL) 4.75 in

61924 LED10DP3LS830/20 GE Energy Smart® PAR30 Long Neck
Energy-efficient LED lamps. Long life.
Rated Life 50000.0 h

Beam Spread 20.0 °

Center Beam Candlepower (CBCP) 3720.0
Color Rendering Index (CRI) 80.0
Color Temperature 3000.0 K
Initial Lumens 500.0

Bulb Diameter (DIA) 3.75 in
Maximum Overall Length (MOL) 4.75 in

61928 LED20P38S830/40
GE Energy Smart® PAR38
• Indoor or outdoor operation.
• Energy-efficient LED lamps. Long life.
ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Rated Life 50000.0 h


Beam Spread 40.0 °
Center Beam Candlepower (CBCP) 1300.0
Color Rendering Index (CRI) 80.0
Color Temperature 3000.0 K
Initial Lumens 1050.0
Bulb Diameter (DIA) 4.75 in
Maximum Overall Length (MOL) 5.31 in

62180 LED9A19/830/TP

GE Energy Smart® A19
• Energy-efficient LED lamps. Long life.
ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Rated Life 25000.0 h

Bulb Diameter (DIA) 2.375 in
Maximum Overall Length (MOL) 4.43 in
Color Rendering Index (CRI) 82.0
Color Temperature 3000.0 K
Initial Lumens 450.0

Learn more about these and their other LED lamps on their website:

Friday, September 7, 2012

Century Wire Pro Glo Extension Cords

I think these cords are so great! You can really differentiate with them -- not to mention find your cord. They are Fluorescent, Flexible, Lighted and can be CUSTOM IMPRINTED if you buy in bulk.

Here's the scoop from the Century website:

Century Wire Pro Glo® Extension Cords - Pro Glo® SJTW (300V) jackets offer high visibility for safety underfoot and extra flexibility in cold weather. Each male plug has a built in amber neon light which indicates that there is power in the cords and outlet. In addition, these extension cords provide Continuous Current and Ground Monitoring (CGM), an OSHA safety requirement. A green neon light in the female connectors lets you know at-a-glance that there is ground continuity.

Custom Print Available… Absolutely Free… Allow 7 Extra Days For Delivery!

Century will print our customer’s name and telephone number every 12 inches down the entire length of the cord. Printed cords will discourage theft when used at the jobsite; provide instant advertising; and company recognition which will promote more business.  Inquire with our counters for cord costs and availabilty.

And learn more at the Century website:

Friday, August 31, 2012

Maxlite LED Wallpacks

We are stocking several Maxlite LED Wallpacks in our stores.  Our rep just sent me a video to post on our counter televisions, but you can take a look here:

MaxLite's MaxLED® full cutoff LED Wall Packs are available in 20-, 30-, 40- and 70-watts. These DesignLights™ Consortium (DLC)-approved wall packs were designed and engineered as maintenance free, energy efficient alternatives to traditional fluorescent, high/ low pressure sodium, metal halide, induction, and other types of lighting fixtures. Replacing 100- to 250-watt metal halide fixtures, these full cutoff LED Wall Packs eliminate upward illumination contamination of the night sky, while providing highly effective delivered lumens for outdoor illumination at hotels, garages, commercial buildings, public spaces, schools and universities, and hospitals. All full cutoff LED Wall Packs are available in 5000K (daylight) correlated color temperature (CCT) and maximize brightness (up to 4400 lumens) and have a long life of 50,000 hours, backed by MaxLite's 5-year limited warranty.

Their website also has an easy way to look up local utility rebates, including the new DCSEU program ($ 135.00 per fixture for the MLLWP40LED50DS)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

GE Lighting Revolution Tour

The latest in GE lighting innovation is coming to our Chantilly location.

Dominion Electric Supply Co., Inc.
4080 Westfax Drive, Chantilly, Virginia
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Join us for this free and open event.

GE Lighting is taking its energy-saving, cost-reducing lighting solutions on the road again with the 2012 GE Lighting Revolution Tour. This tradeshow on wheels is designed to give designers, distributors, architects, contractors, facility maintenance and utility executives a first-hand experience of GE’s latest innovations in lighting technology. This year, GE will be hosting commercial users and officials in nearly 50 cities, showcasing new advanced-technology products and solutions in areas ranging from architectural lighting to retail and outdoor lighting.

Discover energy-saving lighting solutions for everything from retail and hospitality to office, industrial, and roadway lighting. You could even win an iPad®2!  Join the revolution (and learn more!) at

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Recycling of LED Lights

Recycling of LED Lights

My tED Magazine e-roundup, Green Room edition, just hit my in-box.  I thought this was an interesting article to pass along.

We've got information on bulb recycling on our website as well, including the Premium Bulb Eater (pick up a pdf all about it here) the safe, efficient way to recycle fluorescent lamps. For a demonstration contact Barbara Waterman, Energy & Property Management, via email:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Legislation changes for lamp replacements

Are you looking for information on lamp replacement options?

Visit to use an interactive lamp replacement tool and register for legislation updates.

General Service Incandescent Lamps. New efficiency standards set maximum wattages and minimum rated average lifetimes for many general service incandescent lamps. Some of the most popular include the 100W, 75W, 60W and 40W A19 shaped incandescent lamps. Depending on the lamp and state, these standards are phased in from January 1, 2012 through January 1, 2014.
Incandescent Reflector Lamps. As a result of EISA and Department of Energy (DOE) rulemaking, there are additional incandescent reflector lamp types for which the DOE can set energy conservation standards. There are also new efficiency standards for incandescent reflector lamps. Manufacturers must meet these new improved performance levels before July 2012.
General Service Fluorescent Lamps. New energy conservation standards for general service fluorescent lamps begin in July 2012 and establish minimum lumen per watt standards for a number of popular fluorescent lamps.

We've got this and other information posted on our website as well.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Southwire’s SIMpull HeadTM

A faster, cleaner, safer way to enhance productivity and lower total installation costs.

Dominion Electric Supply personnel are certified to install Southwire’s SIMpull HeadTM.

Please contact us for more information and pricing.® SIMpull THHN cable, delivered with either copper or aluminum color conductors, on a single, cut-to-length and paralleled reel. Field tests have shown the combination of products found in SIMpull SolutionsSM significantly reduces total installation time.

Learn MORE, pick up our flyer here!

Increase productivity, lower your costs and win more jobs by combining an innovative pulling head, with Southwire’s patented NoLube

Available in sizes 1 AWG – 750 kcmil

Patent pending fail-safe gripping system – conductors guaranteed not to pull loose during your pull.

Low profile head – means there’s less bulk at the head, making it pull even easier through elbows. Eliminates the problem of the head not fitting in the conduit or around a tight turn.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Changes to the NEC - 2011

Short notice - I apologize! 

Changes to the NEC - 2011 course.
Montgomery Community College (Rockville), 51 Mannakee St. Room GU107, Rockville, MD 20850

Meets Master Electrical License Renewal Requirements For MD (Approved for 10 Hours in PG, Queen Anne’s, Harford, & Wicomico Counties & 5 Hours in Cecil County) also approved for 3 Hours in VA.

A 10-Hour Seminar discussing the most significant changes to the 2011 NEC.  About the Instructor: Bob Runyon, is a Master Electrician and retired Electrical Inspector who has taught numerous NEC Code and Prep classes for IEC Chesapeake.


All Students receive Mike Holt’s 2011 Illustrated Guide – Changes to NEC

Friday, July 20, 2012 (3:00 PM- 6:00 PM)

Saturday, July 21, 2012 (8:00 AM – 3:30 PM)
You must register!  Pick up the from our website by clicking here! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Calling all Electrical Heroes!

The Winning Connections program is an instant reward game and sweepstakes. You don’t need super powers to play, just a Dominion Electric Supply account. Sign up for the program at our Winning Connections Kiosk set up at each of our counters. Enter to Play. Play to Win!

Restore the power and you could win an instant prize – useful and fun stuff like ball caps, work gloves and t-shirts. Instant win prizes range in value from $5 to $85!

No matter if you win or lose, every time you play, you are entered in our Winning Connections Sweepstakes. Monthly sweepstake prizes are worth $200+! You could win great stuff like an overnight golf getaway for two, camping extravaganza package or valuable tools for the trade!
Receive a FREE solar carabiner clip light just for signing up! Once you register, we’ll keep you up-to-date via mail, fax or email – your preference – no need to don a mask and cape.

Prizes and promotions will change often, so keep coming back to see what is new that month. There’s nothing to buy – and no club card to keep track of – simply sign-up to make a winning connection with Dominion Electric Supply Company!

Get started today. Stop by any of our eight area counter locations and visit our Winning Connections Kiosk, register and play to win. A thank you for all you do to make the world a better and safer place for all.
.... a company promotion - but fun for all, I think.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

DC SEU Program

District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility
The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU) is designed to help District households, businesses, and institutions save energy and money through energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.
Led by the Sustainable Energy Partnership, the DC SEU is committed to community engagement, economic development, job creation, and environmental preservation.
The DC Sustainable Energy Utility is a project of the Sustainable Energy Partnership under contract to the District Department of the Environment (DDOE).
For current information, please visit their website

Two quick program highlights:

Business Energy Rebates Program

The DC SEU’s Business Energy Rebates program provides DC businesses and institutions with financial rebates for installing energy-efficient equipment. The program is an easy way to reap the rewards for making energy-efficient upgrades to the equipment in your facility.

Whether you are purchasing all new equipment for a new business, making upgrades to your current facility, or replacing equipment that’s reached the end of its useful life, the DC SEU wants to help you make an energy-efficient choice to save you money on your utility bills for years to come.
The DC SEU provides standard rebates to District businesses for installing a wide range of new, energy-efficient lighting and lighting controls, suitable for all types of business needs. Lighting choices benefit far more than your energy costs. Quality lighting can influence the way people feel and perform. It has been shown to increase sales, improve student grades, and raise employee productivity.
Click here to see the list on the DC SEU website for available rebates.

Commercial Lighting Energy Efficient Replacement (CLEER) T12 Program

For a limited time—March 12 through September 15, 2012—the DC SEU is offering $20 per fixture rebates to small and medium-sized businesses, institutions, and multifamily residential buildings in DC who work with CLEER T12 Preferred Contractors to upgrade their old, inefficient T12 fluorescent tube lighting with more efficient High-Performance T8 lighting.
Make the Switch Today
As mandated by federal regulations, the manufacture of T12 fluorescent lamps will be banned as of July 14, 2012. Businesses who upgrade to HPT8 lighting by participating in the CLEER T12 Program can avoid dwindling supplies and increased prices for T12 lighting products and are eligible to receive a rebate from the DC SEU to make the switch.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

SYLVANIA lights the historic National Mall with LED lamps

I meant to write this up months ago and it has been lanquishing in my inbox since the end of January!  I was reminded to post the news since SYLVANIA LED lamps have arrived in-stock at Dominion. All the Sylvania LEDs in-stock are dimmable.

James Smith, our Sylvania sales representative, wrote:

Last night, Sylvania was part of a historic event on the National Mall. Our company installed 174 of our LED streetlight kits in the National Mall that will illuminate the Mall for years to come. You will see our LED lights lining the National Mall, from 3rd to 14th Streets and Jefferson to Madison Drive. Our goal was to save the National Mall 65% in energy savings and increase their light levels, making the Mall safer and more aesthetically pleasing.
This is a project I’ve been working on for almost 2 years, and a special “Thank You” goes to JR Jeffries and the Dominion DC team, who helped me connect with the National Park Service. Please visit the National Mall to see all the great work Sylvania has done down there. This is a showcase of Sylvania’s LED expertise, so feel free to share this information with your customers and invite them to see it firsthand.
Below is a quick snapshot of last night’s event and a list of our current media coverage, which continues to grow today. At last night’s Lighting Ceremony: President of the Trust for the National Mall Caroline Cunningham, Superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks Bob Vogel, Siemens CEO Eric Spiegel, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, OSRAM Sylvania CEO Rick Leaman, PEPCO CEO Joe Rigby, and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.

Television & Video
Fox 5 News:


Print Media
US Department of Energy Website:

USA Today: Long-Lasting LED Bulbs Will Light National Mall
Associated Press: LED Lights To Be Shown Off On National Mall
(Appeared in the Washington Post, the Washington Examiner, the Republic, WUSA and CBS DC)

Washington Post: LED Bulbs To Be Installed Monday on the Mall
The Huffington Post: National Mall Getting New Energy-Efficient LED Lights
Environment & Energy Publishing: Corporate Donation Lets Interior Showcase LEDs on National Mall
Utility Rebates for LEDs are currently available from :
· BGE – Baltimore Gas & Electric
· PEPCO – Rebates good in Maryland, but not in Washington, DC

Nearly every Dominion branch is located in a territory covered by these utilities and your commercial customers can take advantage of these rebates.
Did you know:
- The National Mall hosts over 25 Million visitors per year, from every country in the world.
- During their lifetimes, over 50% of ALL American citizens will visit the National Mall.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Electrical Safety Month

Our Counter guys are having fun with Electrical Safety Month.  Our Chantilly counter put together this display to show off our stock of Cementex personal protective equipment that helps you meet the requirements of OSHA, NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 standards.

Do you need a closer look?

Good looking stuff, don't you think?

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a 501(c) (3) organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. ESFI proudly sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May, and engages in public education campaigns throughout the year to prevent electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities.
If you are in search of educational tools, ESFI’s website offers the resources you need :

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lightolier Xceed LED Downlights

Philips Lightolier Xceed LED.  Features: 3.5” Shallow Housing IC.  Insulated ceiling, AirSeal® ready housing.  Square and Round Trim Offering.  Wall Wash / Slope Trims. Standard Wet Location Listed. Energy Star / CEC Title 24 (950 Lumen with Downlight trims). White light LED board designed to maximize efficacy and color consistency with mixing chamber. Innovative top/bottom junction access allows for easy wiring and installation.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


oops! I picked up the wrong image. Here's the right one.


Stonco’s LytePro16 is DLC Compliant

Stonco’s LytePro16 architectural LED wall sconce is DLC Compliant. On Monday, March 19, the LP16 was listed under the DLC website as a registered product for rebates.

Part of a family of high performance outdoor LED luminaires that includes the LytePro7 wall sconce and the LytePro Plus LED area luminaire the architecturally attractive LytePro16 is a compact LED luminaire designed for exterior wall mounting in commercial applications. It is ideal for general- purpose illumination along perimeters, entrances and garages for safety and security installations as well as accent lighting around buildings. The series is designed to be complementary and deliver correct scale proportionality for all facets of your installation.

LytePro16’s precision optical system includes 16 high-output LEDs consuming only 40 watts for economical operation. The shielded optics deliver minimal glare and high uniformity at 4000K neutral white color temperature. Constructed of a die-cast aluminum, the euro-styled fixture includes and integral heat sink ensuring cool operation for a 60,000 hour rated life.

LytePro16 features Philips LEDGINE a unique and upgradeable light engine system developed by Philips that will maintain pace with improvements in LED modules and drivers. LEDGINE’s future-proof design simplifies light engine replacement so no one gets left behind as new technology comes out.

LP16 40W fixture, ideal at 12’ mounting height

60,000 hours at 25C Ambient Temperature, will outlast HPS by 3X, CFL by 6X and Incandescent by 80X.

This will replace 62 System Watts HPS and 69 System Watts MH. (50W lamp plus ballast)

Learn more about the LytePro family at

About Crescent/Stonco
A Philips company, Crescent/Stonco Lighting manufactures a wide range of contractor-friendly lighting products for both the industrial and commercial markets. These products include floodlights, industrial lighting, surface-mounted fixtures, landscape lighting with a broad selection of lamp holders and mounting accessories. For more information, visit the Crescent/Stonco’s website at

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

At the NFMT Show - Lithonia RT8

Day 2 @NFMT_conference
GreenTech Expo Area booth 2565

Lithonia will drop off a RT8 and an RT5 fixture for folks to check out. RT8 Volumetric Recessed Lighting (RT8S and RT8B) are designed for applications that require the extremely energy efficient delivery of comfortable volumetric light from a lay-in fixture that is appealing and shallow in depth and where room-side ballast access is required. Ideal for offices, schools, hospitals and numerous other commercial applications.

The Two-lamp RT5™ luminaire provides 33% energy savings when compared to a common three-lamp T8 system. Low profile 3-1/8” depth makes the RT5™ fixture ideal for applications where plenum height is a factor. The two-piece refractor system uses the combination of diffusing optical film and precisely extruded prisms to efficiently diffuse light.

Stop by and check them out!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

At the NFMT Show - Leviton Evr Green

Leviton dropped off a Evr-Green™ Home Charging Station to check out in our booth#2565 @NFMT_conference

Leviton offers a complete solution for residential, commercial and public plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging: the Evr-Green line of electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). Our Evr-Green products are compliant with all industry standards and compatible with all major
auto manufacturers' electric vehicles (SAE J1772 compliant).

evr-green™ 160Home Charging Station For Level 2 EV Charging, 3.8kW output

Leviton's Evr-Green™ 160 Home Charging Station enables fast-charging of anySAE J1772™ Compatible Electric Vehicle. Our patent pending mounting systemallows for a do-it-yourself “plug-in” installation.*Tool-less, “non-permanent” installation also makes it easier to remove and replace or take with you in the event you move*. Built-in communication verifies proper connection before charging can commence.

* When used in conjunction with Leviton's EVK02 Installation Kit.

Download the product bulletin from our website:

Monday, March 12, 2012

2012 NFMT Baltimore countdown continues!

The NFMT starts tomorrow. Be sure to stop by our booth in the "GreenTech Expo Area" - our booth #2565 - and see Lutron's Radio Powr Savr a Wireless Occupancy Sensor. Go green with Radio Powr Savr. Wasted lighting can account for a majority of a building’s total energy usage. And with many building spaces remaining unoccupied between 40% and 70% of the day, lights left on are a real energy drain. Lutron wireless occupancy/vacancy sensors automate the switching and dimming of those lights, saving energy and money. Jump to their website to learn more and see it in our booth at the show!

Friday, March 9, 2012

2012 NFMT Baltimore

I can't believe the National Facilities Management & Technology Show is next week already. I think we are set -- our folks are putting the last minute touches on the booth. Visit us in the GreenTech Expo Area, booth #2565 and see the latest and greatest from MaxLite.

We'll have their 2x2 Architect LED Flat Panel commercial fixture - a "Lighting for Tomorrow" Award Winning Product. A high performance LED flat panel designed for installation in drop ceilings; typically used to replace standard 2x2 and 2x4 fluorescent fixtures. The profile is slim, only 3 inches deep including the junction box, so the fixture is ideal for low depth ceiling cavities.

A Special Order version of the LED Flat Panels can be purchased for Hospital and Health Facility MRI rooms. These panels are manufactured from materials which are completely non-interfering. Download their product spec pdf from our website:

Thursday, March 8, 2012

2012 NFMT Baltimore countdown continues!

National Facilities Management & Technology Show

The conference and expo for all facilities professionals! Your NFMT Registration Includes: Your choice of 120 educational sessions - all Free and free entry to the exhibit hall with 450 suppliers showcasing the latest products and technologies. Learn More:

And when you get there be sure to visit Dominion Electric Supply in the GreenTech Expo Area, booth #2565.

We'll have the new Milwaukee Tool Fluorescent Lighting Tester there to check out.

The Milwaukee 2210-20 Fluorescent Lighting Tester is a new to world tool that tests fluorescent lighting fixtures and cuts troubleshooting time in half. The Fluorescent Lighting Tester delivers complete Lamp, Ballast and Pin testing.

Test Lamps before or after installing, and test without dismantling the fixtures. Recognized for its innovation, the 2210-20 Fluorescent Lighting Tester will dramatically improve the productivity of professional electricians and maintenance technicians.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

2012 NFMT Expo

We're exhibiting at the National Facilities Management and Technology Show!
Visit us in the GreenTech Expo Area, booth #2565

In 2012, NFMT will be the biggest gathering of building owners, facility managers, maintenance engineers, sustainability directors, heads of facility operations and management, and other facilities management professionals in the country. It’s a dynamic, interactive educational and networking experience that delivers revolutionary ideas and career-boosting inspiration. You’ll rethink your approach to facilities management, connect with like-minded colleagues, hear from industry visionaries, and discover new tools to make your job more satisfying and productive than ever before. Mark March 13-15 2012 on your calendar!

To entice you to visit us, I thought I'd post some of the neat fixtures we'll have at our booth. One is the Sportlite GR52 (Sportlite is a Lightolier brand) LED Garage Fixture Series. A good looking, highly efficient and reliable LED luminaire —Keeping it simple with properly placed high quality LED’s, superior optics, low drive current, a substantial heat sink.

And a little forward thinking: The Sportlite modular LED emitter panel allows for replacement of a ¼ section in the event of a premature LED failure. Each LED section can be replaced from the low voltage side of the fixture. There is no need to access the high voltage section. As LED technology becomes more efficient the entire emitter panel can be updated.

The Sportlite thermal management system keeps LED junction temperatures well below specified maximums in all applications. And the new surface mounting system allows you to remove the fixture without disassembly.

Pretty neat! I'll put the spec sheet pdf on our website - pick it up here:

Thursday, February 23, 2012


RAB Lighting shoots for the heart of
the commercial outdoor lighting market
with the introduction of an affordable
LED product, the LPACK 20.
The LPACK 20 competes with the
traditional lighting alternatives in
quality of light delivered. Night time
simulations show the LPACK 20
outperforming 150W Metal Halide
wallpacks based on Lighting Facts
Compliant IES LM-79 Testing results.
Available in both warm and cool light.
Competitively priced, the total cost of
ownership of an LPACK 20 is reduced
further with a 50,000 hour LED lamp
life, eliminating the need for multiple
lamp changes.

*BGE Incentive is $125 per fixture but incentives are subject to change, check the BGE
and Pepco website for current figures.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fluke 381 with iFlex

The new Fluke 381 does everything you would expect from a clamp meter, and then lets you remove the display for even more flexibility. Now one technician can do jobs that used to require two people. Clamp the Fluke 381 around a conductor, remove the display and walk across the room to operate controls or remove protective equipment, all while watching real-time readings.
The new iFlex flexible current probe (included) expands the measurement range to 2500 A ac while providing increased display flexibility, ability to measure awkward sized conductors and improved wire access. In stock at Dominion!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Restructuring the fire alarm code

I picked this up from the Jan. 18, 2012: IEC's Electrical Matters:

Restructuring the fire alarm code
NFPA 72-2010 features significant changes to benefit system design and installations.
Raymond A. Grill, PE, FSFPE, Arup, Washington, D.C.

Providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineers information on nonresidential building systems and products Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Dominion Electric Supply carries West Penn, Southwire and AFC brands and types of fire alarm cables. Call any of our counters for more information.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Philips Endura LED A-Shape Lamp

Energy-efficient, dimmable LED lamp — Philips LED L Prize Lamp is the smart LED alternative to a standard 60W incandescent A19 lamp with 900 lumens. The unique lamp design provides full encompassing light with only 10 watts of power. Ideal for ambient lighting in hospitality, residential and government buildings. Smooth dimming to 10% of full light levels. Remote phosphor (yellow) disappears when lighted to create even, soft light.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New 23 Watt CFL in-stock

New Stock: SYL CF23ELPAR38BL 1

23 Watt compact fluorescent (CFL) floodlight bulb emits almost double the light of a 75 Watt incandescent floodlight bulb

· Safe for indoor and outdoor use

· CFL bulb will last up to 8000 hours - more than 5x the life of the standard incandescent bulb

· Save up to $41 in energy costs over the life of the bulb

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Combination USB Charger with Tamper Resistant Receptacle - TR7740

This is so cool! A standard AC receptacle with USB charging ports!
Cooper Wiring Devices TR7740-WH

The Cooper Wiring Devices Combination USB Charger with Tamper Resistant Receptacle quickly and easily provides consumers with the ability to charge their electronic devices directly from a standard outlet without bulky adapters that can be lost or misplaced. Additionally, they contain UL approved Tamper Resistant Shutters to ensure compliance with the 2011 NEC Article 406.12 that requires all 125V receptacles in dwelling units to be Tamper Resistant.

-Compact design features standard AC receptacle with dual USB charging ports
-USB ports charge any electronic device that is capable of being charged via a 5V power adapter
-LED indicator light notifies user that device is charging·

-Convenient patented built-in wire strippers speeds installation

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