Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

CSA Code UpdatesUntil December 31, join CSA’s Enhanced Level Electrical Community at no cost and receive free view-access to current and past editions of the CE Code in English and French...

 

 

PV BalancePV Balance of systems (BOS) represent a market value exceeding US$70 billion in 2015 and will exceed US$100 billion by 2020 despite rapidly falling costs, according to GTM Research's latest report...

 

 

EV Station 2015Electric Vehicle (EV) owners who live in Markham or are just passing through can now enjoy the convenience of high-speed charging at the Markham Civic Centre..

 

 

ESA Oct 2015Three organizations have been recognized by Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority for their unique, effective and interactive methods of educating the public and the workforce in electrical safety...

 

 

 

City Housing HamiltonCity Housing Hamilton in southern Ontario is the beneficiary of a $1.6 million cheque, presented by Horizon Utilities, for energy retrofit projects...

 

 

Prith Banerjee SchneiderIn his new position, Banerjee is in charge of accelerating Schneider Electric’s R&D throughput and of driving the Innovation and R&D Simplification Programs under the Company Program “Schneider is On.”He is also a member of the Schneider Electric Executive Committee...

 

 

GE LogoCanada gains and the U.S. loses under plans by GE Power & Water to relocate an engine facility to an undisclosed Canadian location...

 

 

Korecki LitelineKevin Koreckibrings his passion for enhancing the sales and customer service experience to his new position as Liteline Corporation’s Online Business Manager.

 

 

 

ESA LogoThe Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)’s Board of Directors has elected Brian Bentz, President and CEO of PowerStream Inc., as Chair and appointed three new directors...

 

 

IMARK CanadaIMARK Group President and CEO Bob Smith issued member and supplier of the year awards to Paul Wolf Lighting and Electrical Supply and Standard Products, Inc., respectively at the organization’s annual meeting in Toronto, ON.

 

 


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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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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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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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