Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Mar 25, 2019

Hong Kong International Lighting FairOrganized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) will take place April 6-9 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, with 1,400 exhibitors from 13 countries and 21,000 buyers from 137 countries and regions expected to take part.

The spring lighting fair is a strong trading platform with a global reputation. Shine a light on opportunity: check out these major exhibit categories:

    • advertising display lighting
    • avenue of chandeliers
    • business of IP zone
    • commercial lighting
    • decorative lighting
    • horticultural lighting
    • Innobuild (NEW!)
    • lighting accessories
    • residential lighting
    • smart lighting and solutions
    • technical lighting
    • trade services & publications
    • urban & architectural lighting

Building the future with environmental and smart lighting

The lighting DIY market is booming than ever, particularly in North America and Western Europe. Decorative items are no longer limited to Christmas lighting but a variety of domestic lighting products, such as track lights, linear lights, spotlights of novelty designs are included.

Another trend for the industry is highly linked with environmental concerns. Lighting products of higher energy efficiency and longer lifetime are preferable. On one hand, many countries, including Canada, Australia, the EU, the US, and the Chinese mainland have already phased out imports and sale of most incandescent light bulbs. On the other hand, energy-efficient items such as integrated electronic compact fluorescent lamps and LED lamps and lighting apparatus are in demand.

As for future developments, smart lighting systems, the technology to connect different devices and appliances at home, lighting apparatus as well as mobile devices by a smart platform, are shaping the trend of smart living style.

Distinctive thematic zones for easy sourcing

Responding to the development trend of smart living, a brand-new thematic zone, Innobuild, will be presented in the fair. It will introduce ground-breaking initiatives for building technology and showcase practical construction tools, as well as smart and green building materials and hardware.

The Hall of Aurora will continue to be the spotlight of the fair, showcasing eye-catching and forward-looking quality lighting products and technology from some 200 top-notch brands around the world. Interior designers, lighting architects and retailers who look for high quality and trendy lighting products will revel in its ample offerings.

Another highlight of the fair is the Smart Lighting & Solutions Zone, which will return to showcase advanced lighting systems, remote control and smart lighting solutions, with a special focus on IoT lighting supply chain, organized by the Shanghai Pudong Intelligent Lighting Association. The zone will showcase innovative elements such as IoT platforms, artificial intelligence and smart lighting systems from renowned industry leaders such as Tuya and Broadlink. The Horticultural Lighting Zone launched last year will also return to showcase a wide range of grow lights and garden lights.

The upcoming Spring Lighting Fair will continue to present a wide assortment of smart, energy-saving lighting products, systems and accessories in different specialty zones by their applications, namely residential lighting, technical lighting and urbanand& architectural lighting, together with advertising display lighting, avenue of chandeliers, commercial lighting, decorative lighting, and lighting accessories. These thematic zones provide buyers with convenience in sourcing their targeted lighting products and meet their potential suppliers.

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ABB TXploreOn May 30, 2019, ABB was honoured with an Electrical Review Excellence award for its ABB Ability inspection for transformers – TXplore -- in the ‘Power Product of the Year’ category. Electrical Review is the leading electrical industry publication in the UK.

The judging panel, under the leadership of the highly-respected industry figure – Prof. Ian F. Bitterlin, Consulting Engineer and Visiting Professor at University of Leeds, was impressed by the capability of TXplore to make transformer inspection a much safer activity while also boosting asset availability for power grid operators.

 

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Lighting ProjectLocated at one of the busiest retail intersections in Montreal’s downtown core, 1411 Crescent is a beautiful art deco structure built in 1934. Four floors of offices sit above retail space on the northeast corner of Ste-Catherine Street. BTB Real Estate Investment Trust purchased the building in 2018 and with its own team growing, chose to move its company headquarters to the new space. They appreciated the charm of the building, and its ideal location in the Golden Square Mile.

To signify this important move, BTB REIT sought to enhance the building’s façade to make it more impactful on this vital city block.

 

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Con's ElectricCon’s Electric Company Limited was established in 1985. Based in Timmins, Ontario — 700 kilometres north of Toronto — their location is central to Ontario’s mining and lumber industries. They offer over 30 years of experience and continue to grow. A two-person operation at their inception, they have grown to a team of over 20 dedicated electricians and support staff. They enjoy the challenges of the construction and industrial workplace, and feel rewarded when a job is well done.

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