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Most Popular Lighting Economy Features

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Architecture Billings Index:  2022

The latest data from the AIA.  Leading economic indicators by region and sector.

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Architecture Billings Index:  Historical Data

ABI data 2008-2019.  "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

 


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Pulse of Lighting: The Latest Report

Many still forecast growth, but at a slower pace

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Demand for Design Services Accelerates

18 consecutive months of growth for Midwest and Southern U.S.

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LED Lighting Pioneer, Nick Holonyak, Jr., Dies

Scientist is credited for producing the first visible-light-emitting diode.

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Industry Confidence: A Slowing Economy with Pockets of Growth

Most expect future conditions to be unchanged or worse

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Construction Momentum Stalls in August

$275M+ projects get rolling in Illinois, Florida, California & Michigan.

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Architecture Billings Slow but Remain Healthy

Architecture services employment surpasses pre-pandemic levels

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Total Construction Starts Surge in July

Central U.S. $2B+ mega projects led gains, but details show broad-based expansion

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Commercial Planning Rises, Institutional Stalls

$275+ million projects start in California, Florida and Tennessee

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Top 20 U.S. Markets see Mixed Construction Activity

Dallas is up 72% YTD. Los Angeles is down 14%. Florida is booming.

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Takeaways from Signify's Second Quarter

Comparable sales rose 5.1%.  Strong currency exchange tailwinds add 6.6% to top line.

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Design Billings Stabilize but Remain Healthy

Western and Midwestern U.S. design firms see increases

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Construction Momentum Hits 14-Year High

27 projects valued at $100 million or more entered planning in June

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Pulse of Lighting: The Latest Report

Survey validates what you may be feeling: things are slowing down

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Here are the Details of Acuity Brands' Latest Price Increase

Freight minimums increase, but one important product category will be minimally impacted

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Design Billings Slow but Remain Strong

Western and Northeastern U.S. starting to see consistent increases

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4 Not-so-Bold Predictions About LightFair

Next week’s show will impact the trajectory of LightFair, and we believe it will be positive 

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Hubbell Lighting Announces Price Increase

Indoor, outdoor, controls and poles. Effective July 11.

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Backlog Rises, Confidence Falters

Backlog is up in every segment over the past year, including in the somewhat shaky commercial category.

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Surprise! Construction Momentum Increased in May

Planning begins for $250+ million projects in Texas, Michigan and Pennsylvania

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Signify Eyes Supply Chain to be More “Continentally-Based”

CEO Eric Rondolat discusses supply chain and cost pressures with CNBC

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Cooper Lighting Announces Price Increase

June 27 increase to affect "limited set" of lighting and controls products

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Commercial and Institutional Planning Activity Increases

$200+ million projects start in Virginia, Indiana and Arizona

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5 Things to Know: Week Ending April 30

"Alarms" and "Panic" are seemingly happening in supply chain circles

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Takeaways from Signify’s Solid Start to 2022

CEO: “We were extremely strong in the U.S. with Cooper.”

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LSI's Winning Streak Continues: Here are the Takeaways

Lighting Segment rises again, while the CEO tells Wall Street that the next two quarters look strong, too.

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Total Construction Starts Decline in March

$400+ million projects break ground in Nevada, Arizona and Lousiana

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Construction Backlog Up, Contractor Confidence Down

Demand for construction services "remains strong despite sky-high materials prices, skills shortages and elevated bids"

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Pulse of Lighting: The Latest Report

"If your lighting business is not up at least 6% you're trending backwards."

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Total Construction Starts See Increase

Huge U.S. semiconductor manufacturing projects get rolling in Arizona and New Mexico.

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Commercial Building Planning Ticks Up

Big $300+ million projects start in California and Virginia

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Commercial Lighting Rebate Trends for 2022

For the first time since they began, utility rebates for LED solutions were flat year over year

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Industry Demand Remains Strong

"Record quotations and orders, now if we could only ship the stuff."

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Russia, Ukraine & the U.S. Construction Economy

Economist shares quick thoughts on building materials, copper and energy prices

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Design Billings Continue Growth into 2022

Activity in the South way up. Northeast not-so-much.

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It’s Official:  Reggiani USA Ceases Operations

After mostly vanishing since January, company issues formal statement to North American market

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2022 Begins with Uptick in Project Starts

$500M+ projects start in New York, New Jersey and Alabama – including an Uncrustables factory

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Orion's Third Quarter Sales Dip 31%

Year to date sales still +26% versus the same period in 2021

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2022 Begins with Weaker Construction Momentum

$300+ million projects start in New York, Texas, Arizona and Oklahoma

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Nonresidential Construction Spending Projected to Increase through 2023

Industrial and healthcare sectors expected to be particularly strong

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The Vibrancy of Lighting M&A

It’s a seller's market. Are you ready to talk about your plans?

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5 Big Questions: The 2022 Construction Economy

Valuable info about market influences, vertical markets and variances in different U.S. regions

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Chip Shortages:  Help is on the Way?

Current situation is “alarming.”  Is U.S. chip production going to ease the future burden?

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C&I Building Activity Ticks Upward

$500+ million projects started in Georgia, California and Nevada.

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2021: The Rollercoaster Year That Changed Construction Forever

Supply chain, worker shortage, inflation & infrastructure shift the industry

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Acuity Reports Strong Quarter: Here are the Takeaways

Company is optimistic about 2022 and is confident it can effectively navigate the supply chain challenges

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