Surge in Lamp Prices Rocks Lighting World

Electrical distributors, manufacturers and independent reps are used to some pretty radical price changes for wire and cable because of the wild swings in copper pricing. But they probably didn’t see double-digit increases in lamp prices coming until they started opening letters from their suppliers regarding some pretty hefty price hikes over the past few weeks.

Drastic reductions in Chinese exports of the rare earth metals used in many different types of lamps have touched off a glo

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