Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

SolarNatural Resources Canada’s is investing $2 million in Sky Solar Canada Ltd. for a total of 12 solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations at five sites across Ontario.

UtilityOver the course of three separate thefts, Habitat for Humanity's Windsor, Ontario ReStore lost its building tools, materials and truck.

GosenThe former president of Gosen Electric Limited, Don Gosen is Chair of the Board of Governors for the Ontario College of Trades (OCoT )and a part-time faculty member in Conestoga College’s Electrician program.

CanWEATaking place in Toronto, Ontario, CanWEA's Operations & Maintenance Summit is the largest annual wind operations event in Canada. With an expected attendance of over 300 wind energy professionals from across Canada and the United States...

Hydro OneHydro One has mobilized around 20 highly specialized forestry technicians to help inspect the electrical system and assist crews following the devastating effects of wildfires in California.

women of Powerline TechniciansJoin Women of PLT for a networking lunch to celebrate the accomplishments of members, the successes of Women of Powerline Technicians, and 2019 strategic direction, all wrapped up in an informal festive gathering.

Buy and SellIf you’ve done work for the federal government, you can now request your own official supplier contract history letter to use as a reference when bidding on new government work.

EnclosuresAccording to the new market research report, Electric Enclosure Market by Mounting Type, Form Factor, Material, Industry Vertical...

Newark Whether you need to measure temperature, ac/dc volts, resistance, frequency, or current, the DAQ970A can handle it. The internal autoranging DMM directly measures 12 different functions, eliminating the need for expensive external signal conditioning.

NexansJoin Nexans Nov 27, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST for a free webinar on changes to the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code related to wire and cable.


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Therefore, we want your insight on the biggest challenges or issues you face when installing loadcentres, breakers (CAFI, GFI's…) and other surge protection devices. We ask that you do not provide product specific details but rather your general issues and concerns or any questions that have come to mind while working with these product types. Provide us with your valued expert insight into the issues you have faced so manufacturers can better inform you about the installation and use of these products. Lets generate some discussion that will help guide the Industry.

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Cloud

There has been a lot of talk about cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models these days but both are relatively new to the lighting industry. Let’s take a look at what they are as well as their roles in commercial lighting.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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Tools for the Trade

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Latest Articles

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Lumens

This article is an excerpt from a technical brief, “Understanding LM-80, Lumen Maintenance, and LED Fixture Lifetime,” by Philips Color Kinetics.

Test results of lumen maintenance in conventional and LED light sources differ considerably. This is known as the lumen maintenance gap. These tests are performed to determine the useful life of a light source. But how do we compare lighting technologies satisfactorily if test results of a same designation do not mean the same thing? These lumen maintenance measurement distinctions are those we will examine in this article, as a clear understanding of this gap will have a significant impact on the installation, maintenance and replacement cost calculations of lighting products.

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Product News

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The CoreLine Downlight range of recessed luminaires is designed to replace CFL-ni/CFL-i based ...
Banvil2000's lineup of superior LED High Bay Fixtures are uniquely designed to maximize efficiency, ...
The Ceiling Mounted Occupancy Sensor is wireless and self-powered making them one of the most ...
Enables users to dim or turn on/off buildings, entire spaces, zones within spaces or individual ...
SmartRay’s SmartLight LED Module for Ceiling Plate is an innovative light module that ...
The RS is designed to compete and outperform with 400 Watt Metal Halide and High-Pressure Sodium ...
Philips wireless occupancy sensor and multi sensor, which are Interact Ready, mean easy upgrade to ...
Empower your facility managers to integrate lighting controls into the MACH-System using the ...
Kason 1901A Motion Sensor saves energy and meets federal energy regulations. Passive infrared ...
Unlike the old passive motion switches popularized in the past 20 years that react to random ...

 

Peers & Profiles

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Allison Wood and Dominique Rivet are two apprentices who had a wealth of career options available ...
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David Johns is a unique and dedicated individual both at home and in the workplace. At home he is a ...
    Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless individual who has taken his ...
  Automation companies are drivers of innovation, and have penetrated near every industry ...
Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts ...
Andrew MacLeod is a territory sales manager with Leviton Manufacturing of Canada in British ...
  Floyd Lau founded Amptek Technologies in 2002 as an end to end engineering design ...
Mike Marsh, President and CEO of SaskPower, has been a leading figure in Saskatchewan’s ...
Gordon MacDonald is a cheerful, driven individual who loves to be challenged, a trait that suits ...

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Jean-Marc Myette

By Line Goyette

Meeting people in our industry often comes with surprises. This was the case with Jean-Marc Myette, Business Development Manager of ABB’s Electrification Products Division and chair of the Board of Electro-Federation Canada’s Quebec section. Not only does he know the electrical industry down to the most minute product and technological innovations, he is also a professional car racer on sabbatical, and someone very involved in his business community and personal life.

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