Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Aug 15, 2019

LDS Stylus Linear 400Specifiers, architects and lighting designers looking for a sleek, versatile and simple to design-in product need look no further. Cree Lighting, a company of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, recently announced the availability of its new Stylus Linear Series – its first complete specification-grade portfolio.

The Stylus™ Linear Series combines sleek, seamless lines, brilliant color quality and ultra-smooth dimming down to one percent for a modern linear specification offering designed to enhance both form and function. Created to complement high-end minimalist concepts and open-plan layouts in corporate offices, hospitals and schools, the Stylus™ Series is a versatile and fresh option in the linear space

“Geometric, angular and squared concepts are what’s trending in architectural lighting design, and the Stylus Linear Series was created with this in mind,” said Craig Atwater, senior vice president and general manager at Cree Lighting. “Stylus luminaires provide architects and lighting designers with a full linear suite that perfectly fits with today’s design concepts and is both versatile and simple to understand, configure, order and install.”

Versatility Meets Simplicity
The Stylus Linear Series is designed to remove the hurdles to specifying architectural linear lighting across large projects. With several combinations of optics and mounts to mix and match and a housing design to fit virtually any ceiling type, no application is out of reach. The Stylus portfolio is available in suspended, recessed, surface mount and wall mount fixtures with uplight and downlight options for suspended and wall mount fixtures.

Industry-leading Color Fidelity Sets the Stylus Portfolio Apart
With Cree Lighting’s exceptional 90+ CRI Cree TrueWhite Technology with high R9>65 across the entire line and all CCT options (30K, 35K,40K), the Stylus Linear Series provides uniform light distribution with the truest natural colors. The Stylus™ Series also has ultra-smooth dimming down to one percent, with the control options specifiers prefer.

Easy Installation with a Worry-free Experience
The Stylus luminaire can run 2-foot to 72-foot increments at 120 volts with just one power drop, affording architects and lighting designers flexibility to fit almost any space with easy installation. With low, medium and high light output options, specifiers can choose whichever lumen package best complements their vision in both downlight and uplight configurations. Pre-installed connector brackets enable faster and easier field assembly and installation of continuous row applications.

Created with architects, designers and installers in mind, the Stylus™ Linear Series has been engineered to speed and simplify linear lighting design. With a design-in and ordering process that features an industry-leading online tool developed expressly to streamline the configuration process, the portfolio is versatile yet simple to understand, configure, order and install.

The Stylus Linear Series is available to order now through Cree Lighting sales channels in the United States and Canada. Customers who purchase the Stylus Linear Series also have access to responsive lighting plan assistance from Cree Lighting’s customer experience team. 

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SoneparSonepar Canada has announced the launch of new mobile applications for Gescan Vallen, Sesco and Lumen.

The mobile apps were officially released as of June of this year and features barcode scanning, access to pricing, product availability, store locator and much more – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The new mobile app is changing the way customers can interact with the Operating Companies within Sonepar Canada. The barcode scanning functionality is a popular feature amongst customers allowing them to scan an item easily and add it to their cart.

 

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Fredericton Transmission LineNB Power recenly announced it will seek approval to build a new transmission line in the Fredericton area, which will improve the reliability of the power grid in the region for approximately 25, 000 customers.

The new proposed 15-kilometre transmission line will run from the Rainsford Substation, in Fredericton, to the Mactaquac Terminal.

“NB Power strives to offer its customer a reliable power grid that meets or exceeds all utility standards,” said NB Power’s President and CEO, Gaëtan Thomas. “This will increase transmission reliability for customers in the Fredericton region with fewer interruptions that can be restored within minutes rather than hours or days.”

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Emergency Lighting PrinciplesBy Kevin Smee, Vice President Sales at AimLite

Most of us take light for granted. It has become so ubiquitous and cheap to use that we don’t really stop to think about emergencies. Thankfully most buildings are required by law since 1974 to be equipped with emergency lighting that automatically activates during power failures to facilitate our exit.

Emergency lighting is only one component of a building’s life safety systems, but perhaps one of the most important. 

 

 

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How did we get here?

Although open offices have been around since the mid-1700s, the cubicle culture developed by Hermann Miller in 1964 became very popular in the 1980s and 1990s. By the early 2000s, open office design started to re-emerge in an effort to encourage more collaboration and Silicon Valley was among the first to embrace sleek, open office workspaces as the norm.

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ArcflashBy Tony Oruga

Network crews were working in an electrical room tasked to install an 800 A disconnect for a temporary service on the network secondary. The 3-spot network was energized at 480 V on the secondary (34.5 kV on the primary) and all three network protectors were closed and serving load. Each network protector installed was a 3000 A, 480 V Eaton CM52 unit equipped with an Arcflash Reduction Maintenance SystemE (ARMS). Prior to performing their work, crews enabled the ARMS function on all three units in the spot. This put all three network protectors in a “hair-trigger” mode, ready to clear any current condition that exceeded 2.5x the nameplate rating.

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EikoThese LED lamps are designed to meet or exceed the standards set out in the California Energy Commission’s Title 20 and Title 24 (JA8) Appliance Efficiency Regulations.

FEATURES

  • MR16 GU5.3 and GU10 base; B11 Decorative E12 and E26 base
  • 80% more efficient and 30x longer life than standard incandescent
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