Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Jan 29, 2020

LDS Lind Beacon 400The multi award-winning company, Lind Equipment, announces the launch of the new All-In-One Beacon LED Tower at the 2020 World of Concrete Tradeshow. This new tower provides all the functionality of three separate lighting assets in a single package. A single Beacon LED Tower can be used as a generator powered light tower, as a no-glare diffuser light tower and as an electric powered light tower. The All-In-One still boasts all the same features of the previous models: tough and durable exterior, powerful 30,000 lumen weatherproof light heads, IP65 wet-location rated usability, fits through man-doors, and two towers can fit in the back of a pick-up truck with ease. All these benefits plus much more in a single asset.

What separates the All-In-One Beacon LED Tower is that contractors no longer need to own three separate towers for different types of jobs. This full-power light tower can illuminate remote construction sites with an onboard generator as small as 1000W. The Beacon LED Tower has proven its durability and ruggedness on construction sites all over North America, including in the far north through to the desert. For areas that require diffused, no-glare lighting, the All-in-One can do just that with clip-on diffuser frames. Each frame attaches, and detaches, to the light head in under one minute. Lastly, the All-In-One tower can operate quietly without any fumes from an external power source – ideal for indoor applications.

The no-glare diffuser frames are the feature that makes the All-in-One Beacon LED Tower extra valuable for concrete and road work. Traditional balloon lighting produces light in all directions – including straight up. The All-in-One Beacon LED Tower uses separate diffuser frames for each light head. This provides contractors with the ability to adjust the light heads in the direction light is actually needed. Also, since the diffuser frames are removeable, contractors can attach them to light facing into traffic or public areas for no-glare lighting, and not attach them to the light heads facing into the construction work for additional bright light. The no-glare diffuser covers are designed to be easy on the eyes and, although still providing bright light, anyone can stare at the light straight on without difficultly. Once the diffuser needs are completed, the frames simply come off as quickly as they went on. Stack them on top of one another with the covers still on and place into our carrying case. These features are so valuable that the All-In-One Beacon LED Tower has won its first innovation award, the 2019 Rental Equipment Registry award, prior to the official launch.

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CSABook your place for CSA virtual instructor-led Hazardous Area Requirements course October 5-8th. The CSA Group Hazardous Area Requirements for Electrical Equipment course provides a systematic approach for designing, installing and maintaining electrical equipment in Hazardous Areas.

From equipment selection to wiring methods and installation requirements, the safe installation of electrical equipment in hazardous locations depends on rigorous attention to detail. This course will provide a foundation of knowledge to help operations, maintenance, safety, electrical professionals and other stakeholders systematically apply the requirements for designing, installing and maintaining electrical equipment in hazardous locations. 

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IBEWIBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson recently announced the “IBEW Strong” initiative to grow a more inclusive and representative union, and IBEW leaders in Canada are embracing the push to increase diversity while continuing to educate the best electrical workers in the world. It’s something that’s been an IBEW priority for many years.

“We have an opportunity as an industry to solve multiple problems by putting people to work,” said Cheryl Paron, an international representative in charge of the First District’s outreach to traditionally underrepresented communities.

 

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William (Bill) BurrBy William (Bill) Burr

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LED Disc Light DomeMagic Light announces the newest addition to their In Ground / Wall / Ceiling Disc light series. LED Disc Light Dome is made of marine grade stainless steel and makes the perfect marker accent light for driveways, parking lots, public areas, building facades and more.

Consuming only 3 watts, this robust fixture casts a decorative beam of light along the mounting surface providing excellent ambience as well as safety. Up to 18 fixtures can be wired together off one 12V, 60W dimmable LED driver.

 

 

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Tom MiguelBy Sarah Pickard

At 14, Tom Miguel was sitting in the counselor’s office of Silverthorn Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke with his entire life ahead of him. In 1981, the world was changing, and like so many young men and women, he was faced with a world of choices that would go on to define both his career and his life.

It was in this office that some counsellor suggested becoming an electrician, and Tom’s interest was piqued. “I knew from that point on what field of studies I needed to focus on to become an electrician,” Tom said.

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The program is meant to be a resource for young professionals in the electrical industry for networking, building professional development skills, mentorship, and learning about the inner workings of the industry in general.

 

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