Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Legrand’s ELIOT IoT Program Advances Connectivity and Intelligence in the Built EnvironmentLast week Legrand North and Central America launched ELIOT, a groundbreaking IoT program that advances connectivity and intelligence in the built environment and enhances value in the use of connected products…

 

 

Lithonia Lighting Recalls Commercial Luminaires Due to Risk of InjuryThis recall involves Lithonia Lighting BLT series luminaires intended for use in indoor, commercial applications, such as office buildings, schools, and stores. The plastic lens on the luminaire can detach and fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury from impact…

 

E.B. Horsman & Son Expanding to CalgaryE.B. Horsman & Son is opening a new location, its 22nd, in the Eastlake Industrial Park, located in Calgary SE. Facility preparations are now underway, with an opening scheduled for early 2017…

 

 

CaGBC to Launch a Zero Carbon Building Standard in Spring 2017The Canada Green Building Council has released a zero carbon buildings framework for assessing highly energy efficient buildings that minimize greenhouse gas emissions. The framework is the first stage of a broader CaGBC Initiative to champion the move to lower-carbon commercial, institutional and high-rise residential buildings…

 

Niagara Falls Officially Relights on December 1Construction is underway on an enhanced illumination project for both the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls, reports the Niagara Falls Illumination Board…

 

 

Ideal Appoints Field Support Engineer for Audacy Wireless SolutionsRobert Zadeh brings with him a wealth of knowledge on electrical engineering with six years of hands-on experience. The Field Support Engineer position provides technical field support for the Advanced Wireless Solutions business unit strategy…

 

Ouellet Canada Group Inc.Ouellet Canada Group Inc., has promoted Louis Beaulieu from Assistant General Manager to General Manager…

 

 

 

ECS Electrical Supply Names New VP & GMTom Artinian has been promoted to the new role of Vice President and General Manager of ECS Electrical Supply. All regional managers will now report to Tom. He joined ECS last year as VP, Sales, Eastern Canada…

 

 

Smoky Falls/Kâpâškilehtehk GS Receives LEED Gold CertificationSmoky Falls Generating Station (GS), built in partnership by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Moose Cree First Nation, has earned LEED Gold Certification from the Canada Green Building Council…

 

 

Four Electrical Industry Organizations Earn “Canada’s Safest Employers” AwardsTechmation Electric & Controls, Toronto Hydro, Burlington Hydro, and New Brunswick Hydro are among the winners of six “Canada’s Safest Employers” Awards. The awards are presented by Canadian Occupational Safety magazine...

 

 


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Cloud

There has been a lot of talk about cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models these days but both are relatively new to the lighting industry. Let’s take a look at what they are as well as their roles in commercial lighting.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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Lumens

This article is an excerpt from a technical brief, “Understanding LM-80, Lumen Maintenance, and LED Fixture Lifetime,” by Philips Color Kinetics.

Test results of lumen maintenance in conventional and LED light sources differ considerably. This is known as the lumen maintenance gap. These tests are performed to determine the useful life of a light source. But how do we compare lighting technologies satisfactorily if test results of a same designation do not mean the same thing? These lumen maintenance measurement distinctions are those we will examine in this article, as a clear understanding of this gap will have a significant impact on the installation, maintenance and replacement cost calculations of lighting products.

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Product News

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HARTING is driving the development of the standardisation of the new Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) ...
POSITAL has recently upgraded its facilities for producing Wiegand sensors. These components, which ...
In dynamic applications, you want components that are both durable and don’t take up a lot of ...
Festo’s newest line of FDA-compliant pneumatic tubing – PTFEN – delivers ...
Standard’s DUOLED offers an innovative compact design, combining a dimmer switch and an LED ...
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Encoder specialist POSITAL has announced a new generation of analog rotary encoders for position ...

 

Peers & Profiles

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Jean-Marc Myette

By Line Goyette

Meeting people in our industry often comes with surprises. This was the case with Jean-Marc Myette, Business Development Manager of ABB’s Electrification Products Division and chair of the Board of Electro-Federation Canada’s Quebec section. Not only does he know the electrical industry down to the most minute product and technological innovations, he is also a professional car racer on sabbatical, and someone very involved in his business community and personal life.

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