Canadian Electrical Industry News Week


MCEE 2015 WinnersWinners of the MCEE 2015 New Product Competition were announced at the April event in Place Bonaventure, Montreal.

With a focus on energy efficiency and innovation, more than 120 innovative products were part of the 2015 competition. 

Winners were selected by a panel of industry experts:

- Laurier Nichols, engineer, representing the l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec;

- Daniel Marchand, engineer, representing the American Society of Plumbing Engineers;

- Simon Khaled, engineer, representing ASHRAE;

-  Imed Laouini, engineer, representing the Corporation of master electricians of Québec (CMEQ);

-  Pierre Lamarche, engineer, representing the Corporation of master electricians of Québec (CMEQ); and

-  Patrice Lévesque, engineer, representing the Corporation des entreprises de traitement de l'air et du froid (CETAF).

Congratulations to the following winners:

Product of the Year

FLIR Systems

FLIR C2 (Thermal Imaging System)

Heating and/or cooling hydronic applicances



Parasol Adapt (Climate Beams)



Refroidisseur modulaire NYB F (Modular Chiller)

Heating and/or cooling forced air appliances



Serpentins électriques avec contrôleur intelligent intégré (Electric Coil)


Biddle Air System

Noz Gas (Gas Air Heater)

Plumbing fixtures and faucets

Delta Faucet Co.

Delta Temp20 Showers (Handshower)

Domestic water heaters

A.O. Smith

Cyclone Mxi (Condensing Water Heater)

Combo (hot water and space heating)

Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc.

Vitodens 222-F, B2TB (Solar Water Heater)

Hydronic heating components

Belimo Aircontrols

Vanne de contôle à 6 voies modulantes (Control Valve)

Air duct, fittings and accessories

Top Supports

TOP08-22 (Support System)

Software, controls and accessories



ProLon série 2000 (HVAC Regulation System)


Régulvar inc.

Intercom tactile multifonction (Multi-function Touch Screen Intercom) Tools

FLIR Systems 

FLIR C2 (Thermal Imaging System)

Exterior lighting products

RAB Design Lighting Inc.

DVAKS Led (Exterior Fixture)

Interior lighting products

Axis Lighting c/o LumiGroup 

Slim with 2xSurroundLite (Bi-directional Lighting)

Industrial application electrical products

Thomas & Betts

Système de chemin de câbles T&B Raccord Helix (Cable Tray System)

Residential or commercial applications electrical products


Opéra 12 & Opéra 17 (Electric Convector)


Daiken AC 

Daiken VRV-IV (Heat Recovery Chiller Unit)

Piping, fittings and accessories


Drain-Guard DWV (Double-wall Pipe)


TrueForce. Save energy, retain your uniqueness                                           

Easy retrofit installation - take advantage of current fixtures and ballasts for an easy install with immediate energy savings .  It’s the perfect switch from HID to LED.

TrueForce post top lamp

Philips TrueForce LED high lumen post top lamp makes it easy to upgrade to long lasting, energy saving LED technology without sacrificing your site’s unique outdoor character. Save yourself the hassle of replacing your entire luminaire, and retrofit with the Philips TrueForce LED high lumen lamp. 

 TrueForce high bay lamp

Philips TrueForce LED high lumen lamp for high bay lighting is a direct replacement for 250W Metal Halide lamps which will deliver substantial energy savings.  Standard EX39 base to replace E and O rated 400W metal halide lamps. Works on Probe and pulse start ballasts.

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 Electrician Forum Brought to You by Schneider Electric             

The Electrician Forum is a monthly column that provides valuable information to electricians and electrical contractors on current industry trends and concerns. 


Schneider ElectricSponsored by Schneider Electric

The discussion surrounding AC vs. DC power is not a new one, but the rapid rise in new technology, lead primarily by renewable energy and electronics has brought a new focus to the discussion about AC vs. DC and how it will affect the electrical industry.

We need not return to the debate over power distribution between Thomas Edison and Nikolas Tesla. As we know AC won as the method for power distribution, but that didn’t mean DC went away, rather its use became limited to particular products that required conversion from AC to DC. In this conversion lies one of the greatest issues with AC/DC, namely the loss of power during the conversion process. Each time power is converted there is an average loss of 5% - 20%. And at times multiple conversions are needed before power reaches its end-use. At a time when energy waste is at the forefront of industry conversations power loss is a major issue and driver of potential further adoption of DC and LVDC power use.





Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.



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Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless individual who has taken his trade expertise beyond that of a simple career. Not only is he a Master Electrician but he has traveled around the world as an electrical technician delegate with the Red Cross Emergency Response Unit. His skills are a vital part of emergency response and disaster relief.

In 2013 Sean responded to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. In 2014 Sean spent almost a month in Kenema, Sierra Leone working at the Ebola Treatment Centre. There he was responsible for ensuring electricity and clean water were available, and worked to strengthen the infrastructure of the facility. 

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