Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

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.

The Portfolio LD8ART 8-inch LED recessed downlight or wall wash, specially designed for LED technology, provides a tool-less retrofit from incandescent, HID or compact fluorescent to energy saving LED.

Media Graph and TLS International now offer a technology that allows you to independently control the colour temperature and intensity of your lighting applications.

This LED downlight is offered in 4, 6, or 8 inch sizes and in a variety of reflectors and baffles to fit seamlessly into any decor. As it operates on a 0 to 10V dimming system, it is best suited to commercial applications.

 

 

Focused on contractor-friendly designs in economic projects, Eaton’s Halo Commercial offers new construction, remodel and retrofit solutions for a broad range of applications, including hospitality, retail, office, healthcare, and education. Designed for performance and value, Halo Commercial balances optical control and efficiency with lower watts per square foot.

Schneider Electric’s new flush mounting kit for Harmony XB4, XB5, and XB7 devices improves the style of control panel or machine design by transforming the look of pushbuttons, selectors, and pilot lights.

 

 

To help cable installers and maintenance technicians select the correct fibre optic testing equipment, Ideal Networks has published a new white paper offering guidance on the different tiers for certifying fibre optic cabling.

 

 

Arani’s Modular Connect series delivers 4000 lumens at 40W and has a built-in locking system that aligns and secures the luminaires with ease. The Modular Connect series enables endless possibilities, allowing up to 25 luminaires to be connected in a row at 110VAC, or up to 45 luminaires in a row at 230VAC.

 

Lumenpulse has upgraded the Lumencove Nano luminaire, the dimmable cove lighting system that dispenses with the need for a power supply, resulting in unequalled performance and longevity.

 

 

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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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