Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

Aug 13, 2018

StandardJohnson GEO Centre is a geological interpretation centre in Newfoundland in which 85% of the building is underground. This means that there is no natural light to highlight the geological exhibits within the centre. A large, glass-encased entry, standing 2.5 storeys high, is the only part of the building above ground, leaving approximately 85% of the building’s 2,970 square metres (33,600 square feet) of floor space underground.

The facility opened in 2002 after four years of research, planning, design, and construction. Recently, the facility decided to upgrade its lighting system. Lighting experts from Standard suggested a solution that would enhance the existing lighting and save energy by updating the traditional lighting technology with LED equivalents:

• incandescent lamps and CFLs were replaced with LED PAR30, MR16 , PL and Omni lamps

• fluorescent T12s were replaced with LED T8 and T8 Safety Max lamps

The administrators of the facility were happy with the recommendations, which took into consideration their need for a seamless change of light level and the installation an energy efficient system.
The interpretive panels are as visible as before: the level of lighting is the same as before the update. However, there are now fewer fixtures. The visitor’s experience in the centre remains unchanged, while maintenance costs and energy consumption have been reduced.

Photo credits: Standard. This article was first published online by Standard: http://www.standardpro.com/wp-content/uploads/Success-Story_Geo-Centre_EN.pdf
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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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Jean-Marc Myette

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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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