Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Dec 23, 2019

Lighting AmerluxExceeding client expectations is the secret to repeat business for any contractor. And that means delivering projects on time and on budget. (Of course, choosing the wrong lighting solution can hurt you on both accounts.)

Contractors who master the ability to use the right lighting products in their projects can improve the entire electrical construction process, excelling at containing cost, mitigating risk, protecting timelines and reaping more profit.

Here are six ways that selecting the right lighting solution for a project will make a contractor’s jobs easier.

1. Minimize installation time

Not all lighting solutions are equal. Some products in the marketplace install quickly and easily without the use of multiple tools, while others don’t. The key is to find fixtures that link together with simple latches and have sturdy alignment pins that assure the runs stay straight. (This suggestion is a real time-saver.) The type of optimal lighting fixtures that you never have to open for any part of the installation, such as those with the lenses and LED boards installed as well as those that are prewired, are game-changers. And don’t forget those fixtures with an electrical coupler at the end of every section, so connecting power and controls is effortless.

2. Save time

When you use specification-grade fixtures in standard sizes that are sold off of the shelf and constructed from extruded aluminum instead of steel, you can save time. You won’t have to wait for made-to-measure products and you won’t have to straighten bent fixtures, as they won’t bend at the joints.

3. Nullify light leaks

Light leaks in lensed fixtures are nearly inevitable due to the lens shrinking. However, if you use fixtures with spring-loaded light block shields at each joint and on the end caps, they will automatically fill the space created if the lens shrinks and nullify light leaks.

4. Lower costs

You don’t have to sacrifice your budget for spec-grade lighting products with high-end aesthetics. There are lighting solutions that come at more economical prices that have been designed with a high level of engineering.

5. Simplify the ordering process

Simply choose lighting products that come in standard length (4-foot, 6-foot or 8-foot) sections, add power supply feeds and suspension points, and finish with end cap kits. Then, choose between the six-wire and nine-wire options. (Don’t forget to select supply chain partners that will make sure your order ships quickly to the jobsite.)

6. Choose the right manufacturer

Find an LED lighting manufacturer that has a history of listening to contractors and developing products that make work easier — not more challenging. The right manufacturer should offer standard-sized products and deliver to your jobsite in 3-10 days, so you can fulfil your promises to your end-user.

With due diligence, you will procure the right product with a long operating life (i.e. 50,000 hours) that slashes energy costs and trims maintenance costs, both outcomes your customers will appreciate for years to come.

So, procuring a durable, quality product at a fair price that’s easy to install?

Well, that sounds like a blueprint for repeat business.

This article was first published online by Amerlux

Nexans Webinar - Key 2021 Electrical Code Changes Impacting Wire and Cable

Nexans Free WebinarJoin NEXANS for a free webinar with Isaac Müller, Applications Engineer for Nexans as he reviews and discusses the changes to the 2021 Canadian Electrical Code related to wire and cable. This free webinar will take place Wed, Jan 27, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

This webinar includes:
- Updated rules to protect cables (12-514,12-516)
- New conditions of use for wire & cable (Table 19)
- An opportunity to ask your questions

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Changing Scene

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With close to 400 exhibitors and more than 6,000 attendees from throughout Canada and the United States, MEET is the second-largest industry event of its type in Canada, and the largest trade event east of Montreal. Given the size and nature of the show and the travel that comes along with it, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the rescheduling of the event several times.

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Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussion Group

CECD Zac recetacleOne CECD group memeber recently posed a quick code question regarding some new arc fault requirements and powering a hallway receptical with a bedroom receptical. 

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The Beard and the Respiratory Protection MaskHalf-masks and full-facepiece respirators require an optimal seal to guarantee their effectiveness, and the beard can impede it considerably.

DID YOU KNOW THAT A BEARD’S REGROWTH AS LITTLE AS ONE DAY OLD CAN AFFECT THE MASK’S SEAL IN PLACE?

What does it mean exactly?

Since many masks have been tested on different face types, the results of these tests vary considerably. However, it should be noted that in 100% of cases, after 7 days without shaving, the respiratory protection masks showed a leak of more than 1%. This means that the air inside the mask contained more than 1% of unwanted particles!

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Product News

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The Littelfuse LS6 (available in 1000 and 500 V) and the LS6R (available in 1500 V) series are ...

 

Signify LytePro LED Wall Pack Gen 3Providing high quality illumination, LytePro’s low profile design complements and blends in with its surroundings. Available in 3 sizes, LytePro offers two optical distributions, multiple lumen packages, and is suitable for a range of mounting heights.

Lumen output ranges from 1,000 to 9,600 with efficacies up to 114 LPW, and all models are DLC qualified. The LPW32 even features button photocell, motion response, battery pack, and field adjustable wattage options.

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SATCO CCT Selectable Wall PacksSATCO continues to expand its wall pack selection with options that make installation flexible and stock versatile. The latest additions in the line include the CCT Selectable Small Wall Pack and the CCT Selectable Compact Round Wall Pack.

 
The Small Wall Pack is perfect for light commercial uses such a smaller storage units and municipal lighting, as well as commercial Main Street buildings. As with all of the fixtures in this exterior family, these wall packs offer advanced features, are built durable and are able to withstand harsh, all-weather conditions.

 

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Peers & Profiles

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Libra Smart MeterBy Blake Marchand

Trilliant, an international provider of utility solutions for advanced metering and smart grid systems, recently announced a custom-made product for the North American market with the release of its Trilliant Libra Series Edge-Ready Smart Electric Meter.


The meter’s technology will allow utilities to enter the connectivity sphere by providing peer-to-peer data acquisition and analytics, while enabling new energy management features that benefit both customer and utility. 

 

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