Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

May 19, 2017

Jacques Cartier Bridge, illuminatedLumenpulse luminaires are lighting the Jacques Cartier Bridge and a series of iconic Montreal buildings as part of Montreal’s 375th and Canada's 150th anniversary festivities.

On May 17, the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, a Montreal architectural landmark, came to life with a new lighting design, named Living Connections. This design adapts to the city’s changing seasons and the ever-evolving, data-responsive programming creates a unifying and dynamic symbol of Montreal’s unique history and creativity.

“We are very proud to have helped illuminate these iconic symbols that grace Montreal's skyline,” says François-Xavier Souvay, Chairman, President and CEO of the Lumenpulse Group. “As proud Montrealers, we felt a great responsibility to make sure we provided an effective, sensible lighting solution that revealed Montreal’s splendour bringing forth a new beacon of inspiration to Montreal’s sky for years to come.”

The Jacques-Cartier Bridge’s new lighting design was led by Moment Factory, and included the efforts of six more Montreal-based multimedia and lighting studios: Ambiances Design Productions, ATOMIC3, Éclairage Public/Ombrages, Lucion Média, Réalisations, and Udo Design.

The lighting design used approximately 95 high-performance Lumenfaçade luminaires to light the bridge pillars, while approximately 480 durable, high-output Lumenbeam XLarge luminaires, concealed from view within the structure, bathe the interior structure with a uniform wash of colour. The project is part of a series of new lighting schemes to celebrate multiple sites across the city, including the Ile Sainte-Helene Biosphere.

Created by the firm 4U2C, under the artistic supervision of lighting designer Yves Aucoin, the design enhances the existing lighting system and highlights the structure’s strong architectural qualities. The sphere’s appearance is constantly changing; various colour and intensity schemes are applied to the metallic structure throughout the night.

The Jacques-Cartier Bridges now joins the growing constellation of illuminated Montreal landmarks, which include such places as Place Ville-Marie, the Mount Royal Cross, the Biosphere and the Montreal Olympic Tower.

Irwin Beron RAB Design has announced the retirement of President, Irwin Beron.  After 50 years in the lighting industry, Irwin has decided to step down as President and hand over the reins to his eldest son, David Beron.  David will assume the position of President, effective immediately.  Irwin will remain on as Chairman, which will allow him to enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation with his lovely wife Lynette and seven grandchildren, yet still free to impart his many years of experience and expertise whenever possible as Chairman of RAB Design. Irwin has been serving as President of RAB Design Lighting since 2002.  He acquired the company during a difficult period and through grit, determination and hard work, turned it around to make it one of Canada’s most respected lighting companies.

 

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Electricians Provide Assistance in TD Centre's 50th Anniversary Illumination Project

Contractors Guild, Ainsworth, Symtech, Plan and ACML donated their services to temporarily reconfigure the buildings' automated lighting systems, while a crew of staff and volunteers worked to open and close blinds on over 6,000 windows across the TD Centre's five towers to create the message "Less is more or" in 100-foot-tall lights.

A media statement called it the largest public art project of its kind undertaken anywhere in the world.

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CSA

 

By William (Bill) Burr

In this article: Section 56 — Optical fibre cables. Section 56 is a supplementary or amendatory section of the code and applies to the installation of optical fibre cables in conjunction with all other electrical systems. Rule 56-002 provides a special terminology definition for an Optical Fibre Cable — a cable consisting of one or more optical fibres that transmits modulated light for the purpose of control, signalling or communications.

Rule 56-102 outlines that there are three types of optical fibre cables.



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Wind technicians have been working to keep Canada’s turbines turning for a long time now.

TransAlta’s Cowley Ridge Wind Farm was one of the first commercial facilities in the country with the original technicians back in 1993 describing their experiences of being “up so high” and that “there was nothing like it.”

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