Monday, December 9, 2013

Sylvania Ultra LED BR30 lamp

Sylvania's table at our Grand Opening featured the hot LED lamps.
The SYLVANIA ULTRA LED BR30 lamp is a great replacement for 65W BR30 incandescent lamps. It is about 15% brighter than incandescent lamps, and contains no mercury, lead or other hazardous materials. It is rated at 25,000 life hours, and at only 12 Watts, it offers years of service and reduced energy and maintenance costs.

The BR30s have great color quality and  2700K color temperature, which creates a warm welcoming atmosphere perfect for hospitality applications and residential homes.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Philips CorePro Downlights

Next item up from our Ribbon cutting event are the ever popular Philips CorePro Downlights.

CorePro luminaires are the perfect solution for retrofit, new construction and remodel applications. Philips Lightolier CorePro LED Downlights are dimmable and easily fit inside many existing downlights, maximizing application flexibility. Approved for use in both IC and Non-IC installations, the CorePro downlights can improve the lighting in any number of spaces including living areas, kitchens, home offices, hallways, bedrooms, and other common areas. The expected lifetime is 50,000 hours and is backed by a 5 year warranty.


CP630K6 – 6" 600lm, 3000k, White Splay

CP630K10 – 6" 1000lm, 3000k, White Splay

Core value LED retrofit downlight. For retrofit, new construction and remodel applications. Installs in many existing residential and commercial applications.

1. Reflector/Flange: One piece self flange aluminum, .032" thick, (20ga.). Powder coated, non yellowing, white splay and flange.
2. Lens: PMMA 1.5mm thick. High transmittance lens allowing for smooth, diffused light pattern.
3. Power supply: Class 2 driver. Factory wired electronic LED driver (see Electrical section for specifications) Enclosed in a .032" thick (21 ga.) painted steel housing.
4. LED board: Utilizes Philips LEDs.
5. Friction spring: Stainless steel.
6. Power connection: E26 medium base whip connector (included) for retrofit.
7. Frame in kit/housing: Refer to appropriate frame in kit/housing specification sheets for complete information.
8. Labels: cULus wet location classified, Energy Star.
9. Lifetime: Expected lifetime 50,000 hours and backed by a 5-year warranty (see for details).

Thursday, November 7, 2013

It was a beautiful day for the grand opening event for our newest branch location: 5380-B Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia. Mayor William D. Euille officially kicked off the ribbon cutting ceremony and representatives from the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce welcomed Dominion Electric Supply into the community.  We had a great group of manufacturers showing new product including Atkore AFC, Greenlee, Hubbell Wiring Devices, Klein, Leviton, Milwaukee, Philips Lightolier, RAB, Schneider Square D, Southwire and Sylvania. And the food trucks were amazing!

Thank you to the customers that were able to attend, I know it's really hard to participate in these events during the day.  For those of you who couldn't stop by, I will dedicate my next couple posts to bring you the product that was featured.

First up, the ever popular, USB Charger Receptacle.  The newest version is from Hubbell Wiring Devices. Hubbell's USB Charger Receptacle provides both USB and AC electrical power in a standard single gang electrical opening (but caution! it doesn't quite fit in metal old work boxes.) It was designed to provide more charging options for personal electronics.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Favorites from Fall Fest

We always enjoy participating in the Fall Fest.  Not only do we get to meet the students, but we also get a lot of good feedback on product.  I'll highlight a couple items we heard good things about during the event. 

Klein Tools 55421-BP Tradesman Pro Organizer Backpack (modeled by our own John Cantlin) was a hit especially for students traveling on the Metro. 
Product features include 39 pockets for tons of tool storage. (34 interior and 5 exterior)
Orange interior for easy tool visibility.
Wide opening fits power drills, meters, flashlights, etc.
Tough, durable molded bottom protects from the elements.
Large front pocket easily fits fish tapes.

Milwaukee 6in1 Lineman's Pliers. The Milwaukee Lineman's Pliers are the only tool of its kind on the market with an integrated reaming head to smooth out rough edges of metal pipe. The 6 IN 1 Lineman's pliers features a high-leverage design for maximum cutting power and precision.
  • Reaming head design smooths out edges of metal pipe from 1/2-in to 1-in
  • Bolt cutter threads and cuts #6 and #8 bolts to preferred length
  • Fish tape puller designed for improved in-line fish tape pulling
  • High leverage design for cutting power and performance
  • Laser hardened cutting edges cuts wire, bolts, screws and nails
  • Smooth transition grips minimize wear and tear to improve pouchability

Let us know if you'd like to hear more about these products ~ we are happy to help you.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dominion Alexandria Grand Opening!

Customers - Please join us for our Alexandria Branch Grand Opening!

Friday, October 18, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

5380-B Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Highlights include

Vendor Product Tables, Games, Contests and Prizes!

• *The Forum* from Southwire – a labor saving road show

A Residential Lighting Consultant from our lighting showroom will be on hand to answer questions

Friday ONLY we are running a special on new product from Philips Lightolier:
BUY 6 CorePro LED Downlights  GET 1 FREE
Don't miss our Special Presentations:

11:00 Ron Greenfield presents RAB LED "Flood vs Wall Pack vs Area Light"

12:00 Ribbon Cutting with Mayor William D. Euille’s Office and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

1:00 Dick Smith presents Philips Lightolier LED downlights

AFC Atkore, Greenlee, Hubbell Wiring Devices, Klein Tools, Philips Lightolier, Milwaukee Tools, RAB Lighting, Schneider Electric, Southwire and Sylvania will all have Product Tables set up.

Enjoy lunch from truck vendors Dog Tags, Holy Crepes! and Carmen's Italian Ice.

It'll be a great day -  

Hope to see you there!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Waterford Fair and Holophane

The Waterford Fair starts today.

The Waterford Fair is the oldest juried crafts fair in Virginia.  The historic village of Waterford welcomes fairgoers from around the world each October for three days of living history, food, handicrafts, and just plain fun. 

This year’s Fair is October 4-6, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Friends and families, adults and children all delight in lively performances of traditional music and dance; reenactments by Colonial and Civil War-era militia and cavalry; art and photography exhibits, hands-on demonstrations of traditional American crafts by 155 renowned artisans (many nationally known) plus the ever-popular tour of private historic homes.

You can learn more about Waterford and the Fair at their website

We had the opportunity to supply lights for Waterford.  They choose fixtures from Holophane.   It was important to maintain the historical look but deliver modern technology and energy savings.   Look for the 70 watt LED Full Cut off fixtures from Holophane's Arlington series.  Full cut off means the light will not be uplight and eliminate light trespass.

We have some cut sheets here:  Holophane LUM PUL  and Holophane LUM AUL

Enjoy this beautiful weekend and maybe I'll see you at the Fair!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

National Plug In Day

I heard about National Plug In Day on the radio and thought I'd share it today:

National Plug In Day is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

Throughout the weekend of September 28 - 29, 2013, events across the US and other countries will celebrate the third annual National Plug In Day.

Check it out! They'll have a bunch of events in our area.

Dominion carries Schneider EV solutions. "Our EVlink™ charging solutions provide a greener, more economical transportation option while helping to reduce the world’s global footprint. EVs are an important step in decreasing energy waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and combating the harmful effects of global warming."

Thursday, September 12, 2013


RAB always has great marketing materials, not to mention products! 

My latest email from them is about ENTRA - The affordable, high-performance LED doorway light.


Affordable, high-performance, low-maintenance LED doorway light. Suitable for mounting heights up to 10', and replaces 70W high pressure sodium. 100,000-Hour LED lifespan. 5-Year warranty.

Where to use.

ENTRA is ideal for doorways, building exteriors, stairways, parking garages and
storage areas.

Saves big.

Save over $700 over the life of each fixture (based on $0.10 per kWhr and 10 hours average use per day, vs 70W HPS.)

Friday, August 23, 2013

News from Dominion Electric Supply Company of Washington, LLC

DC CBE Certified LBE
Dominion Electric Supply of Washington, LLC is a certified Local Business Enterprise (LBE) in the District of Columbia Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) program. We look forward to fulfilling your needs for the CBE program. Your inquiries, quotes and orders will be handled with the same care and attention that you have always received in the past. Thank you for your business!
Please call us if you need more information!
22 K Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-789-0500
Fax: 202-289-3919
Gerald Jackson, President/CEO
Angela Leach, Office Manager
JR Jefferis, Material Sales
Steve An, Jim Swain and Eduardo Sevilla,  Counter Sales
Charles Moat, Edgardo Morales, Devin Gatewood, Warehouse Operations

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Southwire's SIMpull CoilPAK

You might notice on our labor saving end caps on the counter, new product from Southwire.  Here's the scoop:

Introducing the SouthWire CoilPak

The SIMpull CoilPAK payoff eliminates the need for heavy, cumbersome spools. Instead workers use a special, patent-pending process to coil NoLube® SIMpull THNN® wire contained in a sturdy, yet lightweight package, which results in a completely tangle-free pull. The SIMpull CoilPAK payoff uses the same inertia-free pulling design as the SIMpull® WireBARREL™ wire drum, making the wire much easier to push and pull.

The CoikPak’s innovative packaging allows for increased versatility on the job site.   The package is molded with a handle that makes it easy to carry around, and when pulling wire from the package, it can lay flat or stacked directly on the floor or lift.  Southwire also offers a cart, dolly and hand truck that are all easily maneuverable and allow for installation of multiple SIMpull CoilPAK payoffs.

Watch a short video on the CoilPAK on our YouTube channel

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Commercial Lighting Control Training

Quick edit - Sean Thomas and Manny Rodriguez presented to us.  So sorry for the mistake Sean!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

We had a great training today at the Lutron Experience Center in Washington, DC.  (if you haven't been there yet, let me know! It is well worth the time.)

Sean Thomas and Manny Rodriguez presented on Commercial Lighting controls and solutions. Lighting typically accounts for 38% of electricity usage a year in new construction and retrofit commercial applications, which include spaces such as classrooms and offices. These applications can benefit from energy savings through various strategies like automatic occupancy/vacancy sensing and daylight harvesting.

Studies show that proper lighting is beneficial to occupants. By providing task-appropriate lighting and individual lighting control, you can improve comfort and occupant satisfaction, resulting in increased productivity.

Lutron's Energi TriPak requires no additional wiring. The components communicate wirelessly via Lutron's reliable Clear Connect Radio Frequency (RF) technology.  In addition, simple button press programming eliminates the need for factory commissioning.

Key points from today and product literature:
-save up to 60% of lighting electricity usage
-increase occupant comfort and productivity
-control virtually all loads
-reduce installation and programming costs

One of the cool products highlighted was Lutron's stairwell LED fixture. The stairwell fixture with PowPak stairwell controller saves energy by reducing light levels when the stairwell is occupied and lowering light levels when it is unoccupied. Want to learn more?  Visit: Energi TriPak components Stairwell Fixture or call me. I'd love to share more.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

(we'll be closed the 4rth for the holiday)

Commercial Lighting Control Contractor Install Workshop

Contractors ~ we've got a great workshop coming up for Commercial Lighting Controls. A FREE Contractor Install Workshop.

Learn how to
estimate and program effective light management solutions that can help your customers save energy and reduce maintenance costs.
Workshop will focus on:
Estimating and programing solutions that meet today’s strict energy codes and standards
Market overview: trends, influencers, incentives and codes/standards
Wireless retrofit products and solutions: Energi TriPak family, digital ballasts, occupancy/vacancy sensors and daylight sensors
No fee to attend! All attendees will receive:

FREE Simple Energy Retrofit Package
Workbook that includes all seminar presentations for future reference
Access to one-day only specials on retrofit solutions—perfect for use in mock-up installations
July 25, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 N
Lunch to follow
Lutron Experience Center
455 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 770
Washington, DC 20001




Thursday, June 13, 2013

2011 Changes to the NEC

A 10-Hour Seminar discussing the most significant changes to the 2011 NEC

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

Dominion Electric Supply
Chantilly, Virginia
4080 Westfax Drive
Dates:  June 28 & 29, 2013

Friday: 3PM - 6PM
Saturday 7:30AM - 3:00PM

Instructor: Robert Runyon, is a Master Electrician and retired Electrical Inspector who has kept active in the electrical field by providing Continuing Education Instruction. Robert has taught numerous NEC Code Classes and both Masters and Journeyman Preparation classes for IEC Chesapeake.

For more information or to register, please visit or contact Alice Haines at 301-621-9545 ext 104

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Schneider Electric brings Xperience Efficiency 2013 to DC

Spreading the word about Schneider Electric's Xperience Efficiency 2013 event
Washington, DC
June 4-6

What is the secret to intelligent energy management?

Companies want answers ...
Cities want answers ...
Consumers want answers ...
Xperience Efficiency 2013 has the answers!

Xperience Efficiency has
>More than 30 breakout sessions with the latest industry and product updates

> Interactive presentations on energy management systems, solutions, and technology

> National and international experts from many professions, including government, business, academia, and industry

> Open discussions to share experiences, best practices, and ideas with industry leaders and peers

Take a look at the AGENDA here

REGISTER TODAY at their website

Monday, April 22, 2013

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®)

LIGHTFAIR® International 2013 Trade Show starts this week. Philadelphia, PA at the Pennsylvania Convention Center April 23-25, 2013

LIGHTFAIR® International blends continuing education courses with innovative products ranging from high-end design to cutting-edge technology.

The LFI 2013 trade show will feature more than 500 exhibitors spanning more than 200,000 net square feet.

For LIGHTFAIR® International 2013, the Pre-Conference program takes place from Sunday, April 21 – Monday, April 22, 2013 and the LFI Trade Show and Conference will run Tuesday, April 23 – Thursday, April 25, 2013. For more information about LIGHTFAIR International, please visit

LIGHTFAIR International is the world’s largest annual commercial and architectural lighting trade show and conference and is sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). The event is produced and managed by AMC, Inc.

See you there!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

ASAMW 2013 Subby Awards

I couldn't be prouder of Dominion Electric Supply and especially our Project departments.  We were selected by the American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington (formerly DCMSA) for the Capitol Vendor Award at the 2013 Subby Awards. Jim Pishner, our Executive Vice President of Operations accepted the award on the company's behalf.  Here he is on the red carpet ....

The 49th Annual Subby Awards were presented by the American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington (formerly DCMSA) Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. In their invitation they say, "This is the event where ASA and its members honor the best of the best in Washington area construction industry."

[Jim Pishner accepting the award and saying a few words.]

Two of our great customers also won awards:

Electrical Over 500,000 Man-Hours

Truland Systems

Electrical Under 500,000 Man-Hours
F.B. Harding

See all the winners here:

Milwaukee Thermal Imager

I forgot to mention, we have a YouTube video on the Milwaukee Thermal Imager:

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Milwaukee M12 Thermal Imager

We've got Milwaukee 2260-21 Thermal Imager in-stock.  This is a great tool for many applications.

Some "features and benefits" include:

Easier to Use

–Capture Thermal and Visual Images on every trigger pull for enhanced reporting
–Complete Report Software to easily analyze images
Professional Quality
–Crisp, High Resolution 160x120 pixel Thermal Images for better definition and clarity
–Broader Temperature Range (-10 to 350C) to cover more applications
More Uptime
–5X Faster Battery charge over closest competitor
–M12(TM) RED LITHIUM batteries allow for rapid field replacement
  • One trigger pull, Thermal & Visual
  • Superior 160x120 Image Quality
  • Fastest Charge Time, 30 min
  • Simple Report and Analysis Software

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

NFMT 2013 in Baltimore

The @NFMT_conference in Baltimore started today.  We've got our booth staffed (GreenTech Pavilion #2063) and ready to assist you.  If you are on the fence, I thought I'd post some of the products we will be showing this year:


Typically used to replace 2'x2' and 2'x4' fluorescent fixtures, the super high output (SHO) LED Flat Panel is designed to lay in drop ceilings in offices, schools and healthcare applications. The flat panels are fully dimmable, and are compatible with building controls, motion sensors, timers, and daylight harvesting systems.

The design of the panels produces an even, consistent shadowless light. The LEDs enable long life, high lumen maintenance, high CRI, low maintenance, and are constructed without hazardous materials.

Leviton EVB26-3PM and EVB22-3PM Residential Charging Stations

» enable quick charging of any SAE J1772TM Compatible Plug-In Electric Vehicle

» intuitive user interface and automatic features make the charging process extremely simple

» small footprint of these stations requires a minimum amount of valuable wall space for mounting

NFMT has some good housekeeping items to prepare you for the big event on their blog:

Enjoy the show!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

National Facilities Management and Technology Show (NFMT)

Dominion Electric Supply will once again be attending the NFMT in Baltimore.  (Booth 2063 in the GreenTech Expo Area!)  I will try to highlight some of the vendors and products we'll be featuring at our booth in future blog articles. 

For right now, please add the 2013 NFMT Baltimore show to your calendar~

The National Facilities Management and Technology Show (NFMT) is the largest gathering of facility managers, building owners, maintenance managers, property managers, construction/engineering managers, energy managers and other facilities management professionals in the United States. It's a dynamic, interactive facilities conference and product expo that delivers new ideas, best practices, and career-boosting inspiration. With a free educational program that serves the needs of beginning FMs to the most savvy veterans, NFMT is the show for you. Mark March 12-14, 2013 on your calendar and join 5,000+ facility professionals, hundreds of leading suppliers, and numerous industry experts at NFMT 2013.

The show also has a fun blog to read:


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2013 Presidential Reviewing Stands

Dominion Electric Supply provided the lighting for the 2013 PRESIDENTIAL REVIEWING STANDS.  Stacey Estep in our Commercial Lighting Department was the Salesperson and the Project Manager was Barbara Bosch. The contractor on the project was Heller Electric Company.

This was a very fast paced job that required a significant amount of negotiating with our vendors to achieve the deadline.

Read more about the project on the Electrical Construction and Maintenance website:

Heller Electric Co. Finishes Electric Install for Presidential Inauguration
This year marks the 11th consecutive time Heller Electric Co., Inc. has completed electric work for the Presidential Inauguration. This year's ceremony is scheduled for January 21. Work on the 57th Presidential Inauguration began almost immediately after the election. Electrical Alliance contractor Heller Electric began electric installation on three separate structures for the ceremony: the Presidential Reviewing Stand, Media Stand, and Mayoral Parade Reviewing Stand the week before Thanksgiving. Since then, an average of nine electricians worked 10-hour days, up to seven days a week to ensure it was completed by January 7.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Health Benefits of LED Lighting

Happy 2013!

Reviewing my ever growing in-box, I did take the time to read the newest Attardi Marketing Energy Watch newsletter.  I always have at least one take away.   This week it was an article about the health benefits of LED Lighting. Fascinating!
  The Health Benefits of LED Lighting - Solid-state lighting (SSL) is shaping up to be a remarkably complex technology, combining the sciences of light and color with the potential to provide many features that were previously unattainable in a lighting system. Because LEDs emit light at precise wavelengths—that is, where a specific spectral composition of light is important—they are ripe for medical/health benefit applications. We are just at the threshold of understanding how light levels and colors affect people— the intricacies of the interaction between lighting and our circadian rhythms. When we don’t receive a strong, regular reception of light, our “body clock” malfunctions. If a lighting control system can adjust the spectral content of light as well as the light level throughout the day, imitating the daylong presence of sunlight, it can help our biological clock, or circadian rhythm, stay in sync.

Attardi Marketing is a unique marketing and sales consulting company specializing in the energy management industry and currently working with corporations that offer products and services that provide energy efficient technologies.