Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Today, homeowners expect lighting that fits their lifestyle. The HALO Home system lets you easily build a lighting plan that meets your needs by enhancing home security, energy savings and aesthetics.

No internet or hub required.

Set the scene by accessing lights via the HALO Home app on a smart device, with options for dimming, color adjustment, on/off functions and automatic scheduling.

Save energy with the ability to group, dim, and schedule an entire home’s lighting, HALO Home helps cuts back on wasted energy and money.

Boost security with a well-lit home is a safer home. With HALO Home, owners can time their indoor and outdoor lighting to automatically turn on when they need it, with full control from anywhere with the Internet Access Bridge.

Take control with Halo Home and gain a range of control options to suit any project.

HALO Home offers lots of control options – from Bluetooth in-wall wired switches to Bluetooth-enabled wireless “anyplace” controls, user-friendly mobile apps, web application, or all the above. No internet connection or hub is required to get started; you can easily configure the lights using Bluetooth connection and any smart device. For customers who want to on-the-go control and Amazon Alexa* compatibility, there’s the option to connect the Internet Access Bridge.

When paired with Amazon Alexa owners can voice control or access your lights remotely from anywhere with the Internet Access Bridge by using your mobile device or web browser.

The Halo home solution features;

HALO Home app

Our user-friendly mobile app lets you control lighting from your fingertips, and from anywhere in the world (with the optional Internet Access Bridge). Available for iOS and Android, it features dimming, adjustable white tuning, and automatic scheduling.

Bluetooth mesh

Rest assured knowing HALO Home’s devices are communicating securely. Advanced Bluetooth mesh technology provides for a secure, simple wireless connectivity.

Voice control compatible

Customized home lighting, on-command. HALO Home is compatible with Amazon Echo/Alexa products, when using the optional Internet Access Bridge.

Flexible and scalable

HALO Home is a simple and flexible connected option, with the ability to install as little as one smart light or scale up to control the entire home through the easy-to-use HALO Home app for iOS or Android.

Easy installation

HALO Home connected LED light fixtures are easy to install, and ready

to connect to an entire smart lighting system out-of-the-box.

White tuning

The HALO Home smart light fixtures provide the ability to adjust color

temperatures (2700K-5000K) throughout the day or set to a desired state

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ABB TXploreOn May 30, 2019, ABB was honoured with an Electrical Review Excellence award for its ABB Ability inspection for transformers – TXplore -- in the ‘Power Product of the Year’ category. Electrical Review is the leading electrical industry publication in the UK.

The judging panel, under the leadership of the highly-respected industry figure – Prof. Ian F. Bitterlin, Consulting Engineer and Visiting Professor at University of Leeds, was impressed by the capability of TXplore to make transformer inspection a much safer activity while also boosting asset availability for power grid operators.

 

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Codes and Regulations Brought to You by the CSA Group

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ABBTechFor decades, ABB has made intricate scientific instruments that measure and analyze gases in the atmosphere to help scientists better understand its composition and evolution. Now, ABB is helping to more accurately measure greenhouse gases (GHGs), which are trapping heat in the atmosphere, resulting in an increase in global surface temperature.

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