Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

CAFEffective October 1, 2018, France Daviault will become Executive Director of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum. The forum is a national, non-profit organization working with stakeholders in all regions of Canada.

SignifyFor the second year in a row, Signify has achieved Industry Leader status in the sustainability index’s Electrical Components and Equipment category.

ElectriElectri International has developed guidelines that provide a systematic, standardized, fair process for the pricing of change orders for electrical and low voltage contractors.

LineworkerDuring an October 2 promotional event on Sparks Street in Ottawa, the CEA will meet with members of the public and Parliamentarians to raise awareness for the important work performed by lineworkers on behalf of Canadians.

EHRCTaking place on November 7 in Calgary, Alberta, this Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) event will bring together men and women working in the electricity industry who share a common commitment to creating equitable and inclusive workplaces.

CarletonCarleton University expects to fire up a new co-generation plant at its Ottawa-based campus next spring as the post-secondary institution implements its sophomore energy master plan.

HydroMid-way through Ontario’s 2015-2020 Conservation First Framework, 69% of the target has already been met. The framework maps out the province's energy conservation goals for the period. 

ABBFortune Magazine has placed ABB in eighth position on its 2018 “Change the World” list, a global ranking of companies whose innovative work is making a significant, positive social impact around the world.

LevitonBishop Smith, Leviton’s Director of Sales, Pacific Region, has joined the board of the BC Electrical Association.

WIRES&C Electric Canada Ltd. and WiRE (Women in Renewable Energy) are joining forces to present Sparks of Success: A Speed Mentoring Event with S&C.


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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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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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