Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Rockwell Automation

 

The rise of robots has ushered in an increased demand for light curtains that provide a safe work environment between the robotic work cells and the rest of the plant. The Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system from Rockwell Automation is a flexible, cost-effective solution that enhances safety while improving productivity through innovative transceiver technology.

 

 

Viscor

 

The CRIF series by Certolux is a specification-grade, LED IC-rated recessed flanged inset door luminaire for ISO Class 5 - 8 Cleanrooms. Suitable for 2500psi Pressure spray down. Completely sealed unit to minimize insect and vermin infiltration. For use in insulated ceilings.

 

 

Philips

 

Philips LED mini reflectors provide a dimmable soft white light, an exceptionally long life, and significant energy savings. Experience dimmable, soft white LED light. Extra warm light for an inviting atmosphere. 

 

 

Stanpro

 

The VTE4-LSR3 is an economic luminaire that offers a uniform light distribution, without pixelization. Perfect for industrial, commercial and residential applications, suitable for both indoors and outdoors. Intended for applications where moisture and/or dust may be present.

 

 

 

Stanpro

 

The new PRMPS-2 commercial plastic combination running man sign is suitable for property management and institutional applications and is designed using durable and lightweight high impact thermoplastic. It comes with a quick snap canopy, two 2.4W LED heads and runs for 120 min as a standalone unit.

 

 

Eaton

 

The Halo Home RL4 is an integrated LED module with Bluetooth® Mesh connectivity for 4” aperture recessed downlights. When paired with the Halo Home mobile app or Halo Home in-wall dimmers, the RL4 can be wirelessly controlled. Suitable for new construction, remodel and retrofit installation.

 

 

Arlington

 

Arlington's UL Listed gangable concrete floor boxes are available with 1-1/4" (FLBC8500) or 2" (FLBC8502) conduit hubs and offer installers the economical, convenient way to add receptacles in a new concrete pour in commercial installations. Use the single gang box 'as shipped' or lock them together to build up to a three-gang box. Then buy the cover kit that fits.

 

 

 

Eaton

 

Experience the Wave Linx Wireless connected lighting system.  Wireless, code-compliant, and cost-effective, WaveLinx Wireless Connected Lighting System offers the most out-of-the-box functionality on the market. It’s also one of the easiest connected lighting systems to install and manage.

 

 

 

Eaton

 

Eaton announced the launch of the Halo Home®, a Bluetooth® mesh connected, smart lighting system that lets homeowners use a smart mobile device to control and automate one light or even a host up to 100 lighting products throughout the home.

 

 

 

Stanpro

 

The Oval fixture is a linear LED suspended luminaire that offers direct or direct/indirect lighting solutions. The unique characteristic of the direct/indirect feature is the ability to independently select different lumen packages for the uplight and downlight distribution. This truly customizable lighting solution will improve the look of your office space without compromising on efficiency.

 

 

 

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Electrician Forum Brought to you by Schneider Electric

As industry experts you know the products you use everyday better than anyone and should have input on what information you receive about products and what could improve them.

Therefore, we want your insight on the biggest challenges or issues you face when installing loadcentres, breakers (CAFI, GFI's…) and other surge protection devices. We ask that you do not provide product specific details but rather your general issues and concerns or any questions that have come to mind while working with these product types. Provide us with your valued expert insight into the issues you have faced so manufacturers can better inform you about the installation and use of these products. Lets generate some discussion that will help guide the Industry.

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Codes and Regulations Brought to You by the CSA Group

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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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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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Peers & Profiles

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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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