Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

March 11, 2020

The new, most economical and affordable ultra-thin Wafer 4” and 6” LED downlights provide high-quality light output and efficiency, while eliminating the need for recessed housings. To meet the demands of codes requiring a non-conductive lens assembly, the ultra-thin, 4” and 6” Wafer rounds are now available in a non-conductive dead-front trim design.

The innovative, slim design is an excellent solution that allows for easy remodel or new construction installation from below the ceiling when joists or duct work are in the way. Perfect for living and dining areas, bedrooms, closets, hallways, bathrooms, kitchens, basements, soffits, entryways and porches. The Wafer LED downlight is wet location listed, making it ideal for use in a breadth of outdoor residential, hospitality, commercial and multifamily applications.

Visit www.contractorselect.com to find Wafers that are available in the Contractor Select portfolio of products.

Key Features:

 Easy to install, saving labor and extra housing costs

 IC rated – safe to install in direct contact with insulation

 Edge-lit LED technology provides even illumination

 Available in 3000K and 4000K color temperatures

 90CRI; 120V remote driver; suitable for pulling wires with the 12 cubic-inch wiring compartment

 Dimmable to less than 10% with compatible leading edge (TRIAC) and trailing edge (ELV) dimmers

 Non-conductive dead-front trim design suitable for a wide range of applications and codes requiring a non-conductive lens assembly

 Average Rated Life:  L70 at 50,000 hours

 

Go here for more information:

Contractor Select WF4E Downlight

Contractor Select WF6E Downlight

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Siemens CanadaWelcome to the Digital Enterprise Virtual Summit brought to you by Siemens

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Industry’s digital and technological transformation is the answer for meeting today’s and tomorrow’s challenges and market needs.

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To explore these possibilities, we’re bringing together top-level speakers, specialists and decision-makers from various industries and experts from Siemens to the Digital Enterprise Virtual Summit under the motto “Partnering for the next step.”   

This virtual summit will be an interactive digital event featuring first-hand experiences and success stories achieved with industrial digitalization and automation solutions, and cutting-edge technologies.

Join us on July 16 and learn from customers and experts how you can respond efficiently, flexibly and safely to the changing market environment.

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