Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

AA LinearStrip 400LED Linear Strip Fixture is designed for surface and suspended mounting for indoor use. Its narrow strip design,sleek and modern profile work perfectly for task lighting applications where high efficiency, row mounting is required. Suitablefor damp locations.

 

 

Automation LabourforceWhen it comes to automation and its associated fields debate certainly remains as to its future direction, as well as the subsequent affects it will have on the workforce. However, there is consensus that education and cross-sector co-operation will be key factors to maximize that innovative potential.

MillenialThe stigma behind dealing with contractors has forever been “they are a tough group to build a relationship with” and figuring out the best approach to growing business with them.

ABBThe US$2.6 billion transaction, announced last September, offers substantial value creation potential within ABB, including growth opportunities from coupling ABB’s digital offering, ABB Ability, with the extensive GEIS installed base.

Canwea

 

“The Canadian Wind Energy Association commends the federal government for extending the ability of investors to utilize Class 43.2 of the Income Tax Act by five years, from 2020 to 2025.

 

 

Survey SaysMaster electricians and electrical foremen lead, making more than double the rate of apprentice electricians.

BC Hydro

 

BC Hydro lighting expert Brian Friedman wants to sweep aside a myth about LED luminaires: they're not 100% maintenance free. The buildup of dust, dirt and other emissions can affect the light quality of an LED by as much as 30%, and in some cases the accumulated materials can become a fire hazard.

 

 

 

Lighting Professionals – Knowledge is Power

By Leonie Janssen - Head of Global Product Management, TLEDs – Philips Lighting

At Philips Lighting we recently asked lighting professionals for their views on the current, and future, state of the industry – what was clear was a knowledge gap emerging. Almost half of Installers surveyed indicated that they needed more support when it comes to selling to and advising clients. So, what is causing this gap and more importantly, how can it be fixed?

The LED Revolution

While new LED technology creates an entirely new range of lighting products for lighting professionals to become familiar with, the opportunities far outweigh the negatives. Playing such crucial roles in the lighting process, Installers have the opportunity to really take the lead in educating clients on the benefits of LED technology.

The Changing Client

As the industry changes and technology advances, so too does the client. Faced with shrinking budgets for lighting projects, many clients now (understandably) look for the absolute best deal possible – often getting quotes from different Installers.

Having said that, many clients do rely on the expertise of the Installer for the majority of projects – in fact, 71% of clients are likely to ask Installers for advice, while many Installers believe their advice is trusted and respected.

Be Ready for the Future

Philips Lighting helps installers navigate the latest changes in technology, by providing them access to advice, products, tools and assistance they need to better serve clients. Alongside a simplified product portfolio, Philips Lighting aims to lead the way with lighting education through its Canadian Real Pros microsite and its Lighting University – an online portal offering knowledge and advice on everything lighting.

After all – knowledge is power.

 

 

 

A classic design for a familiar look

 

At Philips, we know lighting.  For over 125 years, Philips has been a lighting innovator.  So, with all the benefits and advancements in LED, there has never been a better time to upgrade lighting.   With the Philips LED glass PAR portfolio, our single optic technology provides the familiar look and feel traditional of halogen PARs, while using only a fraction of the energy. 

 

Why chose LED glass PAR Lamps?

  • The Philips LED glass portfolio delivers LED benefits at an extremely affordable price
  • Traditional lamp shapes (A19, PAR16, PAR20, PAR30, and PAR38)
  • Comparable light output to the most popular conventional lamps
  • Glass finish for a look and feel replicating traditional halogen PARs

 

To find out more, please visit your local Distributor, or the Philips website.  For additional support or resources, check out the Canadian Real Pros site where there are a wide variety of tools that can help with all of your lighting projects. No matter what the demands, from individual house lighting to large-scale industrial illumination and everything in between, Philips has a tool to help.

 

 

Enter Philips Real Pro contest, exclusive to Canadian Contractors!

Are you a Canadian Real Pro?  Whether it’s outfitting a small mom and pop shop to retrofitting a commercial retail space, we know that jobs of all sizes require real talent and quality product. Enter our Philips contest and tell us what makes you a Real Pro!

 

With more than 20 Prize Packs (valued at $400 each), three Real Pro Prize Pack winners will be selected every month from May 1st to December 1st, 2018. 

 

There are also five trips to a city in Canada where winners will receive an exclusive VIP experience including accommodation, tickets to a local hockey game and dinner on us! 

 

In addition, winners will be featured with an exclusive highlight on the Real Pros website and invited to special events across Canada.  A great way to promote yourself or your business.

 

To enter, visit www.philips.ca/realproscontest and complete the Contest Entry Form by submitting either a video or a story on what makes you a Real Pro.  And feel free to be creative!

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Electrician Forum Brought to you by Schneider Electric

As industry experts you know the products you use everyday better than anyone and should have input on what information you receive about products and what could improve them.

Therefore, we want your insight on the biggest challenges or issues you face when installing loadcentres, breakers (CAFI, GFI's…) and other surge protection devices. We ask that you do not provide product specific details but rather your general issues and concerns or any questions that have come to mind while working with these product types. Provide us with your valued expert insight into the issues you have faced so manufacturers can better inform you about the installation and use of these products. Lets generate some discussion that will help guide the Industry.

Make your comments  HERE

 

CSAClimate change and its associated impacts will play a central role in Canada's electricity future. In fact, the Conference Board of Canada estimates that approximately $347.5 billion will need to be invested in electricity infrastructure to maintain the system reliability we have today. Making smart investments now can improve the system and help to avoid more severe climate related costs in the future.

“The critical infrastructure we rely on to power our daily lives must remain resilient to more damaging and frequent extreme weather events,” says Mary Cianchetti, President of Standards at CSA Group. “Standards play a critical role in making that happen.

Read more about climate change solutions...

 

 

 

BCEA Victoria Trade Show

The BC Electrical Association in conjunction with the Victoria distributors and manufacturers committee on Vancouver Island will be holding a tradeshow and golf tournament on May 2, 2019 at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort.

This will be a table top trade show. Distributors have agreed not to hold their own tradeshow three months on either side of this date to ensure a successful event.

 

 



Read more about the BCEA Victoria Trade Show...

 

 

Codes and Regulations Brought to You by the CSA Group

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EE LightingBy Blake Marchand

Energy Efficient Lighting is a LED lighting manufacturer with nearly 30 years of industry experience. One that was founded on principles of environmental sustainability and responsibility to future generations. Based out of Markham, Ontario, Energy Efficient Lighting are established veterans within the LED lighting industry. And with the prominence of LED lighting being a fairly recent industry trend, it is a claim that a select few can make. They offer complete lighting solutions for commercial and industrial applications. Their product lines include conventional lighting fixtures, LED retrofit kits, complete LED luminaires, LED systems, drivers and electronic ballasts.

Read more about Energy Efficient Lighting...

Tools for the Trade

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Product News

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3-Phase Electrical Ltd.By Blake Marchand

Winnipeg-based 3-Phase Electrical prides themselves on the high calibre of work they produce and their attention to detail, always ensuring that all work is performed to the highest possible standards. Their success is attributed to understanding their customers’ needs and continuously exceeding customer expectations.


Their expertise is facilitated by a solid foundation of careful planning and diligent scheduling, both of which are key elements to delivering projects successfully.

Read more about 3-Phase Electrical Ltd....

 

 

HeatingBy Stéphane Lettre

Today the whole planet is talking about climate, reducing the ecological footprint, and energy efficiency. Various governments are making commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and people are becoming more aware of the impact of choices they make on a daily basis. Another phenomenon that is accelerating in parallel is the search for lower costs among households with increasing levels of debt and companies seeking to remain competitive and profitable.



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Peers & Profiles

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EHRCIn a recent interview with the The National Post, Electricity Human Resources Canada CEO Michelle Branigan said the need for workers in Canada’s electricity industry is “extremely critical.”

The industry directly employs almost 107,000 people, but less than 1 in 20 is aged 25 or under, only 1 in 4 is a woman, and just over 1 in 10 is from a visbile minority.

These statistics are from EHRC’s Workforce in Motion, a labour market intelligence research initiative for the years 2017-2022. The research report is a planning and informing tool for a wide range of electricity sector stakeholders and provides critical information to the sector for both short and long term resource planning.

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