Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Hubbell

May 22, 2018

The EVHC series from Dual-Lite is a high lumen output emergency lighting unit designed for high mounting height applications. Dual-Lite recently improved the product with an EasyID option that improves visibility to fault status and detection while increasing and making life safety compliance easier for the customer.

How It Works

The EasyID option includes a battery compartment and foolproof alert system that communicates two failure modes – “Replace Battery,” or “Replace Unit.” The system works in coordination with the Spectron Self-Test/Self-Diagnostic functionality. If the battery is disconnected or in need of replacement, the “Replace Battery” icon will illuminate. Any other malfunction will illuminate the “Replace Unit” icon. If everything is working properly the green LED will be illuminated.

The EasyID option adds to the value of the EVHC series, a market leader in terms of fixture spacing and versatility in applications from 7-20’ mounting heights on the wall or ceiling. The Standard model offers 51′ spacing on a 10′ mounting height and the high lumen option offers 75′ for even greater emergency lighting coverage.

The Features and Benefits of the EVHC series include:

  • LED lifetime warranty
  • Easy, quick installation with conduit entry from the top and both sides
  • Optional battery compartment for ease of maintenance
  • Low-profile, architectural design
  • Fully adjustable, integrated high-output LED lamps
  • Custom designed non-yellowing lens
  • UL924 compliant to meet derangement signal
  • High impact, flame rated and UV stable thermoplastic housing
  • Optional: Self-Test/Self-Diagnostics
  • Optional: High Lumen- 6W Lamps
  • Accessory: EVHCR2 Double Head Matching Remote
  • Remote capacity models have a minimum run-time of 120 minutes when no remotes are installed

Please visit the product webpage HERE for detailed information.

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June 25, 2018

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Today we are all concerned with the energy we consume within our homes. But how many truly understand the ins and outs of home energy use, and where exactly does the electrician and the development of energy management systems come into play. There is much to consider when discussing home energy use. The consumer first off needs to be informed about energy use, how it is calculated and ultimately billed if they are to make changes to their energy consumption rates. But in terms of educating consumers does the residential electrician have a role? And beyond that are manufacturers developing products designed to help electricians and consumers better understand residential energy use? Throughout this article we will deal with each of these important questions.

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Jeremy Herrington

Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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