Graybar, St. Louis, has selected to provide online directory services for lighting products for its branch network.

The company will utilize Lightsearch's online database, which offers products from 7,000 manufacturers of lighting fixtures, lamps, ballasts and information about lighting services, specification and price quotes and top manufacturers., which launched seven years ago, will provide Graybar with a key lighting information source. It also will allow Graybar staff to more effectively obtain critical lighting manufacturer and product information.

“ allows us to provide exceptional customer service to our clients with all types of lighting needs,” said Deb Weis, director of e-business at Graybar.

“Our focus is to provide professional specifiers, such as architects and designers, with the most complete and accurate directory of lighting manufacturers available,” added Dave Burtner, president of “Eighteen months ago, we enhanced our product to meet the specific needs of electrical distributors to better serve their contractor customers. We are not aware of any tool on or off the Web that allows such rapid access to lighting specifications and price quotes. Our one-click directory system includes over 7,000 lighting companies. We keep tabs on it all, and allow companies like Graybar to focus on giving their customers fast, efficient service.” is a wholly owned subsidiary of EcomGroup Inc., a Chicago-based company specializing in lighting information and lighting product retail sales. Through its portfolio of businesses, the EcomGroup supplies a wide range of lighting products to more than a dozen vertical markets. For more information on Lightsearch, please visit

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