Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

Circuit BreakerDesigned to automatically monitor ground-fault circuit interruption (GFCI) status, Eaton’s new wall receptacles and circuit breakers protect detect and against ground faults in damp or wet locations by automatically running self-test diagnostics. Engineered to enhance safety and electrical code compliance in residential, healthcare, institutional, commercial and industrial applications, the Eaton solutions meet recent revisions to the CSA standard C22.2 No. 144.1 Ground-fault circuit interrupters.

“Connecting and protecting electrical loads is crucial to safe, reliable and efficient power management within a facility or at home,” says Grayling Love, Senior Product Line Manager at Eaton. A status indication light on the receptacle notifies users if a device is rendered inoperable and requires replacement, while a second indication light notifies users of a trip condition. For ease of use, the solutions have been designed with a horizontal test/reset button alignment to provide a larger unobstructed area.

To simplify installation, the new Eaton devices incorporate updated electronics within the same form and fit as previous generation devices. The devices will be incorporated into Eaton enclosures designed to meet CSA C22.2 No.144.1. Further, an automatic grounding system eliminates the need for bonding jumper within a grounded metal enclosure. To help ensure personnel safety, Eaton strongly encourages customers to continue to perform routine manual tests of their devices to supplement the new auto-monitoring functionality.

For application flexibility, the self-test GFCI receptacles are available in hospital grade, tamper or non-tamper resistant versions, with weather resistance or feature a blank face, a switch or nightlight with the receptacle. A wide range of colour and enclosure options is also available to meet specific design needs.

Find out more: www.eaton.com

 Other Products:

Eaton Offers Efficient Asymmetric Lighting Solutions for Large Open Spaces

Eaton’s LED Roadway Luminaire: High Performance, Energy Savings and Affordability

Eaton’s Halo LED Recessed Downlights for Slope Ceiling Applications

Eaton’s Energy Efficient Linear LED Luminaire Provides High Efficacy and Cost Effective Illumination to Open Ceiling Environments

Eaton High-Performing Ambient LED Luminaire

Eaton’s Downlighting LEDs Add Brightness Control, Up to 80% Energy Savings

Eaton Relay Helps Achieve New Level of Energy Awareness, Safety and Diagnostics

Eaton Laser-Etched Labels Help Authentication, Combat Counterfeiting

Eaton’s Award Winning LED Parking Garage Luminaire

Eaton’s J-Hook Colour ID Products for Data Centre and Light Commercial Cable Applications

Eaton Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: New Cord Connected Home Charger

Eaton’s New Variable Drive Series

 

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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

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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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