Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Mar 12, 2017

Company ProfileD&S Electric was founded in 1985 as a residential service provider in Williams Lake, BC and has since grown into an electrical contracting leader in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors throughout Central and Northern BC.

D&S Electric has set itself apart by employing a highly trained and certified team of electricians, experienced estimators and project coordinators who enable the company to undertake projects of all sizes. D&S is also committed to ensuring it maintains the proper tools and equipment for every job they undertake, including the only local bucket-truck with a 50’ boom. In addition to their electrical services they place significant focus on project estimating, management and coordination in all their divisions, including Automated Controls, Data Communication and Life Safety Systems (emergency lighting).

Of note is their focus on electrical inspections. D&S recognizes that existing electrical problems are the leading cause of property damage in home structural fires. And that small appliances that are utilizing inadequate plugs or are improperly wired are the leading cause of accidental electrocution. As such they have placed significant emphasis on their residential home inspection services.

D&S Inspection provide peace of mind regarding home safety by

• ensuring the safety of electrical components in your home
• finding electrical mistakes made by contractors and previous homeowners
• identifying outdated wiring (aluminum or knob and tube)
• spotting electrical components and wiring that may have degraded
• recognizing oversized fuses or breakers that may lead to fire
• correcting fire and safety hazards
• allowing you to reduce costs and save energy
• meeting insurance risk assessment inspection requirements
• determining if the electrical system in a new home is safe before purchase
Included in their service are
• verification of proper light bulb wattage
• switch and wall outlet operation and condition
• shock or electrocution hazards
• verification arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are operating properly
• a check of all safety and security lighting
• confirmation of grounding systems
• validation of appropriate surge protection
• verification of the proper placement of smoke detectors
• testing of smoke detectors
• testing of carbon monoxide detectors
• inspection of the electrical panel for appropriate labels, amps, and operation
• an examination of outdoor electrical systems
• a detailed, prioritized report on all areas of attention concerning the electrical system of your home

D&S remains committed to ensuring residential electrical concerns are addressed and fixed, while also maintaining a prominent position among electrical contractors in all three fields of the electrical industry.
Find out more: www.dselectric.ca.

 

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LDS Aug Products Eaton AL Series Dimmers 400Eaton's Wiring Devices AL series dimmers offer a versatile option for any dimming application - fine tune the dimming performance to match your exact needs and change colors as needed to suit any décor.

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Case Study: EikoPro Electric LLC had a customer that had just constructed a new horse barn and was looking to light it quickly. The barn was designed to be lit with ten high bay lights for maximum efficacy and efficiency. Together with EiKO’s distributor partner, Platt Electric Redmond located in Redmond, Oregon, Pro Electric selected the EiKO 200W BAY-C high bay fixture, which puts out an impressive 30,000+ lumens at a 5000K color temperature. This high lumen output and the long life of the fixture – 72,000 hours – made it an ideal choice for the application.

Obviously, when lighting a barn, the security and safety of the animals, riders, and care givers is paramount. EiKO’s LED high bay products fill the space with light, eliminating shadows and blind spots.

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