Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Floating Solar

 The South American country is turning to solar power to help relieve a looming energy crisis as Brazil’s historic drought dries up its hydroelectric plants, reports EcoWatch.

 

Philips Energy Star AwardThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Philips Lighting with a 2015 Energy Star (ES) Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. For the third year in a row, Philips took top honours with over 500 Energy Star certified products in 2014, including SlimStyle, the world’s first Energy Star certified flat light bulb.

 

Entering Skilled TradesAn additional $investment in three programs that support apprenticeship will help the next generation of skilled tradespeople access the training, equipment and facilities they need to get good jobs.

 

 

Affiliated Distributors Spring AwardsA number of Canadian companies received awards at the recent Affiliated Distributors Canadian Electrical Division business meeting. Affiliated Distributors is North America's largest wholesale marketing group.

 

 

LA Lights

Los Angeles will become the first city in the world to control its street lighting through an advanced Philips management system that uses mobile and cloud-based technology. The new technology positions LA’s Bureau of Street Lighting as a trailblazer in next generation LED street lighting with a new solution that saves energy, reduces maintenance and provides quality lighting that makes streets safer.

 

Honolulu Contractor

An electrical contractor doing work on a Marine Corps base in Honolulu must pay 38 electricians and technicians more than US$1.2 million in back wages and is barred from doing work for the federal government for three years after investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor determined that the company did not pay required prevailing wages to workers at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. 

 

Cansia

The Canadian Solar Industries Association celebrated solar industry leaders and innovators at the annual Game Changer Awards Gala. The awards recognize the contribution of those who have provided service excellence, outstanding leadership or innovation over the last year.

 

 

Juan Macias

Schneider Electric today announced that Juan Macias has been named Canada Country President, reporting to Laurent Vernerey, President & CEO, North America. 

 

Smoke Alarms

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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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  IDEAL Industries has introduced Combination Drill Taps to its tool lineup. Combining the ...
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  Klein Tools Deluxe Fish Rod Set comes in 19 pieces that when assembled can fish wire and ...
  BendWorks Software was designed to help electrical contractors adopt this new process ...

Latest Articles

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  HALO Home is a flexible new approach to smart home lighting. Our system offers a range of ...
Today, homeowners expect lighting that fits their lifestyle. The HALO Home system lets you easily ...

 

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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  Eaton has announced expanded fixtures, controls and accessories for its Halo ...
  The HALO Home Internet Access Bridge (Bridge) enables you to control your HALO Home ...
  The wireless receptacle is an integral part of the WaveLinx Wireless Connected Lighting ...
  The latest in label creation software,  Brady  Workstation has revolutionized ...
Brady’s new ToughStripe Max floor marking tape is ideal for high-traffic areas where sliding ...
  Strip, cut, twist, shear and crimp with one tool. Features four dedicated crimpers for B ...
  The ultimate in UL listed and CSA certified watertight, direct burial ...
  The IDEAL Stripmaster® Model 950™ Wire Stripper is an electrically operated, ...
   Arlington’s zinc MC cable fittings, for dry locations, are convenient and ...
  Suitable for installation in cable trays in dry, damp and wet locations or for direct ...

 

Peers & Profiles

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  In a recent sit-down Electrical Industry Canada was able to learn a little ...
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 ...
  Most of us have a difficult enough time managing one job and a home life. However, some ...

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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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