Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Nesco Mighty SealNesco Canada Bridgeport Fittings offering is expanded to offer Raintight Sealing Reducing washers that maintain the 3R rating of any enclosure when installing raceways in oversized knockouts, or when concentric knock-out rings break out larger than expected. These items are listed for use with Bridgeport’s Raintight Connectors as well as Rigid/IMC conduit. 

 

Nesco Mighty MergeNesco Canada and Bridgeport are now offering a full line of EMT to FMC/Greenfield Transition Couplings. Available ½”- 2” in Die cast Zinc, and 21/2 – 4” in Zinc Plated Steel. You no longer need to assemble multiple fittings, or mount a box to transition between raceways. These couplings provide dimensional flexibility for a raceway system when dropping into switchgear and transitioning into transformers.

 

Arlington Rain BoxArlington’s solution to installing a fan or fixture which may be exposed to the elements is this non-metallic RainBox.  For use indoors or outdoors, this products is raintight, with no dirt, moisture or exposed wiring in a completely sealed installation.  The RainBox works well in many different settings, such as pool enclosures, with open exposure to wind-driven rain and water spray.

 

Rittal Fan and FilterCombining RittalTop Therm filter fans and rain hoods offers a low cost cooling solution that maintains the protection category of the enclosures in the harshest of environments and achieves NEMA 3R, 4 and 4X ratings. 

 

 

PrescolitePrescolite's LCC6LED is a great option for both interior and exterior applications. This versatile new addition to the LiteForms family has multiple options for Kelvin temperature, dimming, mounting, and colour. The LCC6LED is a 6" commercial grade LED cylinder with Nichia LEDs for controlled color consistency delivering 1000 to 1800 lumens.

 

PM 8000PowerLogic PM8000 series power meter,Schneider Electric’s newest addition to itsPowerLogic portfolio of power and energy meters, now includes power quality (PQ) compliance and analyses capabilities once reserved for more advanced meters.

 

 

Integrated Power SystemsAre you space confined in your electrical room? Siemens’Integrated Power Systems (IPS) switchboards can provide a compact solution by integrating multiple pieces of electrical distribution equipment into a single assembly that results in

 

 

Wattstopper Wireless SensorEnjoy faster, simpler installation with preconfigured wireless occupancy sensor kits, resulting in significant savings on labour and materials. Each kit includes an RF switch and a self-powered wireless PIR sensor, pre-paired to operate together out of the box. Ideal for existing buildings or where wiring is a challenge.

 

Hammond Centurion ReactorHammond Power Solutions Inc. (HPS) now offers the Centurion R reactor with an enclosed option, providing customers with a complete reactor solution. The HPS Centurion R is available as an open core and coil, Type 1 (as standard) or Type 3R (as special) enclosed unit.

 

 

Legrand SwitchOptional neutral occupancy sensors turn complex retrofits into easy projects. Legrand’s WattStopper sensors can be installed with or without a neutral connection, without any configuration. Choose Neutral Sense products for all of your wall switch applications to ensure out-of-the-box compatibility with existing wiring.

 

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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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Allison Wood and Dominique Rivet are two apprentices who had a wealth of career options available ...
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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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