Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Hubbell Lighting’s Litecontrol has introduced the Inde-Pendants 32L, a family of decorative ring and cylinder fixture combinations that provides the aesthetic appeal of discrete decorative pendants with all the benefits of LED technology.

Eaton’s Halo surface mount LED downlight is an ultra-low profile, surface-mounting luminaire featuring modern and elegant stylings. The new downlight can easily and quickly be installed directly into drywall without the need for a recessed housing or a junction box, ideal for closets, storage areas, attics, basements and other locations where plenum space is limited.

EiKO’s cost-effective and energy efficient 4ft LED utility wrap fixture is an ideal replacement for less efficient fluorescent wrap fixtures.

Legrand’s adorne collection now includes a 20A pop-out outlet.

This new adorne Pop-Out Outlet has two 20A receptacles that elegantly hide away when not in use. Ideal for kitchens, hallways, bathrooms, and media rooms, simply push the outlet to pop it out.

Cree, Inc. extends its IG Series LED parking structure luminaires to include a warmer colour temperature and standard 0-10V dimming for better light experiences with enhanced aesthetics and performance. The result is more choices that meet customer preference for warm, inviting light.

During blasting operations, limited visibility is your greatest enemy. The solution: Larson Electronics LED blasting lights. Having a set of bright LED blasting lights while removing rust, corrosion, paint or dirt from walls, tanks, underground locations and other confined spaces, can make a huge difference.

Espen Technology now offers dimmable plug-n-play TLEDs in 4’ 12W, 4’ 15W, 5’HO, and 6’HO options.

LED replacement for linear fluorescent lamps have been around for many years, but prices have dropped 75-80% since 2013, which has created good ROIs, and market penetration is growing. 

Liteline’s low-profile, easy-to-install, SlimLED series is now available with dim-to-warm technology. Ranging from 0.5-1.5-inches in depth, this recessed downlight is I.C. rated for direct contact with insulation and can be installed virtually anywhere — no can required.

 

 

 

Magic Lite’s low voltage LED mini floods provide an extra degree of safety working on Class 2, 24 Volt power supplies, and are suitable for submersed applications down to 3 feet 3 inches under water. They come in warm white and cool white as well as blue and RGB making them a powerful tool for flood lighting or spot lighting buildings, trees or fountain lighting.

Changing Scene

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Arlington Industries has appointed Electra Sales as the company’s new sales ...
Westburne has appointed Tanner Ziprick to the newly created role of National Field Merchandising ...
On December 13, in the presence of many customers, team members and partners, Westburne officially ...
The 27th edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (Code) has been finalized and is now ...
ABB has reached a deal with Hitachi to sell an 80.1% stake in its Power Grids division, which makes ...
  Southwire Canada (SWC) has been named Supplier of the Year by Grote Industries, one of ...
  Techspan Industries is please to announce that Scott Lucas has taken over as VP Sales ...
Joshua Remigio, 29, of Leamington, Ontario was electrocuted last week while working on the property ...
O’Neil Electric Supply is very pleased to announce the addition of Siemens Canada EM LP as ...
Fluke is celebrating its 70th anniversary by giving away a prize package valued at US$6,000. Prizes ...

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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The Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to quickly find the ...
In this article: Tables — Part B. This section of the Code contains 99 tables of essential ...
In this article: Section 58 — Passenger Ropeways and Similar Equipment. Rule 58-000 ...
  Unauthorized CSA Group certification marks have been found on wiring by Triumph Cable ...
In this article: Section 52 — Diagnostic imaging installations. The CE code is a ...
In this article: Section 46 — Emergency Power Supply, Unit Equipment, Exit Signs, and ...
  In this article: Section 44 — Theatre Installations. The CE Code is a ...
CSA has published C22.2 No. 60947-7-3, the harmonized standard for low-voltage switchgear and ...
  Electric welders. The CE Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem ...
  In this article: Section 40 — Electric cranes and hoists. The CE Code is a ...

 

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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Latest Articles

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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 ...
  Stripping and crimping device, 100 - 240 V input voltage, for insulated ferrules with a ...
Professional all-in-one cutter/stripper for coaxial and twisted pair cables     ...
  Klein Tools' Coax Explorrer 2 tests coaxial cable and maps up to 4 locations   ...
  Ideal Industries' T-14 wire stripper s are ideal for all professionals working within the ...
  The ATS850 conveyor eliminates all types of electro static discharge requirements. ...
  Lorik Tool & Automation has the experience and ability to manufacture a variety of ...
  Ideal Industries' 26 piece insulated Journeyman kit is ideal for new electricians or for ...
  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 ...

 

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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After eight months, 263 events, 17 broken clocks, and thousands of competitors, Ideal ...
Allison Wood and Dominique Rivet are two apprentices who had a wealth of career options available ...
  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 ...

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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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