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Volume 2 • Issue 45


Myths die hard, and sometimes are a comfortable response to change

We can almost always prove something and its opposite. In fact, I have never confirmed this adage personally, but in this issue we deconstruct many of the myths surrounding LED lighting. Any new technology has its most ardent apostles as well as its most vocal objectors, and this fact I was able to check several times. Many myths are deconstructed in this issue. We also provide useful information on Section 12 of the CE Code, solutions for external photocells and more. Good reading.

Line Goyette, Managing Editor  


2015 Lieutenant Governor Safety Award BC Honours Electrical Training Advocate with 2015 Lieutenant Governor Safety Award
Andy Cleven, a member of the BC Safety Authority's Electrical Joint Training Committee, is one of seven recipients of BC's highest safety honour…
Site C Worker Accommodation BC Hydro Awards $470 Million Contract for Site C Worker Accommodation
ATCO Two Rivers Lodging Group has won the contract for designing, constructing, partially financing, operating and maintaining worker accommodation at the dam site…
EFC Marketing Awards EFC Marketing Awards Presented at EFC's Future Forum
"This program is a great opportunity to showcase the great work done by our membership and also showcase innovation to attract the next generation of workers," says John Jefkins, EFC VP, Marketing & Communications…

Codes & Standards

Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I — Instalment 7

By Bill Burr
Wiring Methods-CE Code The CE Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to quickly find the information you need. This series of articles provides a guide to help users find their way through this critical document. In this article: Section 12 — Wiring Methods... Read More

Lighting Controls

8 Popular Misconceptions about LEDs and Controls: Part 1

LED Lighting In the last five years, LEDs and controls have been widely used in a broad range of general lighting applications, from residential to commercial. However, there are a number of persistent misconceptions about LEDs that do not apply. Because LEDs are relatively new compared to legacy lighting types, it's time to dispel the myths and set the record straight about their performance, value, and applicability. Here are the first four. EIN will publish the second four in our November 17 issue... Read More

Lighting Controls

The Impact of Arc Flash Events on Photocontrol Longevity in LED Lighting, Part 2

Photocontrol Longevity in LED Lighting Although the extended life of LEDs compared to other lighting solutions is beneficial, it also presents a compatibility challenge with older technology controls, especially with outdoor photocontrols. The rapid change to LED fixtures and luminaires can leave contractors, designers and distributors facing questions they cannot answer. Here are four photocontrol design solutions to minimize the effects of high inrush currents on electronic ballasts... Read More

Survey Says

Survey Says Nov 10

6 Key Buying Factors

Multiple factors all contribute to buying decisions. Availability leads, but not by much.

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Survey Says From Recent Issues


Standard Luminaired

Standard LED High Bay and Low Bay Luminaires

Standard's family of energy saving LED high bay luminaires are suitable new or retrofit applications. Economically designed, this series of high output LED luminaires deliver 115° wide distributions…
Scala LED Stairwell Luminaire

Scala LED Stairwell Luminaire

Maximize energy savings with controlled light levels using the Scala LED stairwell light. This luminaire has integrated occupancy controls and bi-level dimming to provide safety and security…
Liteline LED T8

Liteline Corporation Launches an LED T8

The LED T8 is a quick, simple and safe replacement for conventional fluorescent tubes that requires no rewiring: an instant-on light with a stronger and wider light output…
Eaton Asymmetric Lighting Solutions

Eaton Offers Efficient Asymmetric Lighting Solutions for Large Open Spaces

Eaton's new Ametrix ASYX 2.0 LED luminaires offer a wide range of asymmetric, scalable and controllable solutions for architectural indoor ambient and outdoor spaces…

From Our Last Issue

From Our Last Issue
  • The Importance of Trip-Free Operation and Its Characteristics
    One of the many often desirable characteristics in the specifications and marketing literature for medium voltage circuit breakers is "trip-free." Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about this characteristic. For IEEET rated products, there are several related definitions of "trip-free"…

  • Six Tactics to Maximize the Purchasing Function: Tactic 4 — Influence
    Take a moment to think about your organization. Your field people and estimators attend classes to stay current with code changes; your project managers may take classes to further their knowledge and abilities to manage work. What would you think distributor salespeople study? Sales techniques, of course. Most programs used by salespeople revolve around a few basic principles of influence. I offer five principles originally posed by Dr. Robert Cialdini in his bestselling book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion...

  • Global IEMS Revenue Forecast to Reach US$35.6 Billion in 2024
    North America and Europe will lead the industrial energy management system (IEMS) market in terms of revenue, says a new report from Navigant Research. The need for continuity in operations and production has made energy efficiency a lower priority in industrial facilities compared to commercial buildings, despite their status as some of the most energy-intensive buildings worldwide. However, the business case is growing. Navigant estimates global IEMS revenue is expected to grow from US$13.5 billion in 2015 to US$35.6 billion in 2024...

  • August Electricity Consumption Dips 2.9% YOY
    Canada's available electricity totalled 41.0 million megawatt hours (MWh) in August, down 2.9% from the same month in 2014. Generation levels were also lower for the month, down 1.9% to 46.5 million MWh, reflecting lower output in some provinces from hydro and nuclear generators. Gains in BC and Newfoundand and Labrador eased the decline...



Training, networking and professional development opportunities for members of Canada's electrical industry.

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November 17
Burlington, ON

APPrO 2015 Change+Opportunity
November 17 & 18
Toronto, ON

CEEA Networking Event: Doing Business in Ottawa
November 18
Ottawa, ON

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