Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

July 11, 2019

LDS NP Hubbel iDevices 400A truly smart home does more than just connect you; it works for you. With iDevices' advanced smart home products integrated into your living space, you'll experience everything the connected lifestyle has to offer - comfort, convenience and security in all aspects of your life. 

iDevices makes it simple to evolve any home into a smart home with a diverse line of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled products that integrate seamlessly. Users can control their entire home with the iDevices Connected app or their voice for comfort and convenience. iDevices stands behind its products with premium concierge support, ensuring you’ll never have to field any questions from customers once the job is complete.


Control, monitor and schedule your lighting and electronics from anywhere using the iDevices Connected app.

  • Easy setup process for creating your home and adding new products.
  • Intuitive user interface makes it simple to navigate through your home.
  • Customizable through photos, names and dynamic scenes.
  • Access your home from anywhere through the iDevices IoT cloud infrastructure.
  • Supports other HomeKit products.

WALL & DIMMER SWITCHHubbel idevice 400

Replace any standard light switch with the connected Wall Switch or Dimmer Switch and give users the ability to control their home’s lighting from anywhere using the iDevices Connected app.

  • Customizable LED
  • Compatible with most standard light bulbs
  • Wall Switch uses rocker for on/off
  • Dimmer Switch uses rocker for adjustable dimming
  • High/low trim setting to prevent bulb flicker*
  • Works with any standard rocker faceplate
  • Patent pending pull-out scroll for easy setup

WALL OUTLEThubbel wall

The iDevices Wall Outlet integrates seamlessly into any home like a standard outlet and features two Wi-Fi-enabled receptacles that can be controlled individually through voice commands or the iDevices Connected app.

  • Replaces any standard Wall Outlet
  • Independent outlet control • Customizable LED
  • Energy monitoring
  • Fits any standard rocker faceplate
  • Tamper resistant


Users can customize the temperature of their home from anywhere with the Thermostat. With voice commands, Low profile size & shape custom scenes and dynamic scheduling, users can keep their home cozy and save money while they’re away.

  • LED color display
  • Capacitive touch faceplate
  • Optional C-Wire Adapter available
  • 7-day programmable
  • Great for commercial and business solutions
  • Displays Fahrenheit or Celsius
  • Humidifier/dehumidifier control

INSTANT SWITCHhubbel switch

The iDevices Instant Switch pairs to any iDevices product via Bluetooth™ technology to create switched control of lighting and electronics throughout any home. Homeowners can create 3- and 4-way control by pairing the Instant Switch to the iDevices Wall or Dimmer Switch. In addition, they can pair an Instant Switch to both receptacles of the iDevices Wall Outlet to create switched control without additional wiring.

  • Works with compatible iDevices products*
  • No wiring necessary • Fits any standard faceplate
  • Place anywhere using included Command™ Strip from 3M
  • Installs in or next to existing gang box


The iDevices Instinct reimagines the standard light switch by invisibly integrating Amazon Alexa throughout your entire home. Enjoy everything you love about Alexa in an elegantly designed rocker-style hubbel instinctswitch packed with premium sound by SOEN® Audio. The iDevices Instinct makes any home smart to the core — no hubs, no clutter, no limits.

  • Alexa built-in
  • Premium SOEN audio
  • Dual microphone design
  • Elegant LED light ring
  • Hands-free lighting control
  • Simple setup & standard installation
  • Ultra-flexible silicone coated wires
  • Custom faceplate included

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 Legrand: the Adorne Collection Video Gallery 

Legrand Adorne CollectionThe adorne collection makes life simply beautiful, putting a stylishly smart finishing touch on your home. With adorne you will discover real-world inspiration for turning the ordinary into extraordinary with re-imagined switches and other solutions you have to see to believe. Check out the extensive adorne video collection to learn more about adorne and the advantages in can bring to any home.





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“By joining the Drive to Zero pledge, Québec is committing to share its transportation electrification knowledge and expertise and coordinate its efforts with those of all partners to make zero-emission technology commercially viable by 2025 in the heavy vehicle sector...


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Stephanie MedeirosBy Blake Marchand

Stephanie Medeiros leads ABB Canada’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure team, as well as transit bus charging in the United States and Canada. She has been with ABB in various positions for 10 years, compiling a diverse skill set that includes work all over the world.

After receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, Medeiros got her start in the industry out of school volunteering with the Canadian government as an electrical engineering intern, where she travelled to Peru to help improve their water treatment infrastructure. 

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