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Volume 2 • Issue 19


Guides and a Code for all and lighting in many forms

When constantly faced with new solutions, choices are necessarily hard to make. Unless of course you're sure of being right every time. For the rest of us, we offer in this issue tools to better orient yourselves in certain projects. Once again, standards and regulations are everywhere. Just understand them and use them. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek


MCEE 2015 MCEE 2015 New Product Competition Winners Announced
Winners of the MCEE 2015 New Product Competition were announced at the April event in Place Bonaventure, Montreal...
Hydro One Hydro One Injects $5.7 Million into Prescott Infrastructure
Hydro One recently announced the completion of $5.7 million of improvements to the electricity infrastructure in the Prescott area...
Hammond Power Solutions Hammond Power Solutions Inc. Q1 2015 Results up 5.3% from Q1 2014
Hammond Power Solutions Inc. announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2015...

Codes & Standards

Guide to the CE Code, Part I - A Roadmap (Installment 1 in a Series)

By Bill Burr
Electrical code changes roundup Often, users encounter situations where they find themselves at odds with the rules contained in the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (the Code). These situations can occur for designers, consultants, installers, inspectors, manufacturers, students, instructors and standards developers alike, and usually result from a misreading, misunderstanding, misapplication or inability to locate the requirement that is needed or relevant to their tasks. Over the next series of articles, I will provide a guide to help users find their way through this critical document. This is not intended to replace the notes in Appendix B or the explanations of individual requirements contained in the CEC Handbook2, but will hopefully provide some help in navigating the Code. Read More


Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures Performing Arts Venue: GigaCore Ethernet Switches Facilitate AV and Lighting

Luminex A single backbone fibre ring of Luminex GigaCore Ethernet switches unifies and simplifies all the AV and lighting functions at Desjardins Hall, a performing arts venue in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec. Located in the Jean-Marie Roy Community Centre, Desjardins Hall is part of a multi-use facility on the site of a former college. It will be used for community theatrical and musical performances as well as for visiting artists and troupes. Read More

Best Practices: Lighting

Calculating the Payback of a New Industrial Lighting System

By Adam Hicks
Industrical lighting best practices Calculating the return on investment is an important part of any lighting replacement effort. This walk-through will help you determine the total return on your investment. Please keep in mind that this calculation is intended as a general one. You may have additional expenses or benefits above and beyond those listed here, and should exercise good judgment when deciding whether or not to add those factors to the equation. Calculating payback is actually quite simple: it's determining the variables that provides the real challenge, and so each variable is discussed in detail below. Read More


February GDP Stable Following January Decline

Canadian GCP Real gross domestic product (GDP) was unchanged in February following a 0.2% decline in January. An increase in the output of service industries, primarily retail trade, was offset by an overall decline in goods-producing industries. Real GDP growth was revised down to a 0.2% decline in January 2015 and revised up to a 0.4% increase in December 2014. Increases were recorded in retail trade and the finance and insurance sector as well as the public sector (education, health and public administration combined). On the other hand, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing services as well as accommodation and food services posted declines. Read More


Affiliated Distributors to Award 43,500 EFC Scholarship

AD Scholarships As part of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)'s 2015 scholarship program, Affiliated Distributors is offering a $3,500 scholarship to either a family member of current Affiliate employees or a family member of any AD Canada Affiliate customer. The successful applicant will be a student in any post-secondary institution across Canada who has successfully completed at least the first year of any degree, diploma or electrical apprenticeship program. Priority will be given to students who have an electrical or electronics concentration. The successful student will have above-average marks in their current program and will have shown leadership in their school and community. Read More

Survey Says

Survey Says May12

What Sectors Electrical Maintenance People and Mechanics Work In

Just over half work in manufacturing. The remaining work in six other sectors.

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Product Focus

6" LED Cylinder from Hubbell Lighting with Output Options from 1000 to 1800 Lumens

Prescolite's LCC6LED Prescolite's LCC6LED is a great option for both interior and exterior applications. This versatile new addition to the LiteForms family has multiple options for Kelvin temperature, dimming, mounting, and colour. The LCC6LED is a 6" commercial grade LED cylinder with Nichia LEDs for controlled color consistency delivering 1000 to 1800 lumens.
Features include the following:
• light engine utilizing Nichia LEDs for controlled colour consistency fixture to fixture
• glare-free optical control
• wall mount suitable for wet location. Surface and pendant suitable for wet location under canopy/covered ceilings only… Read More

From Our Last Issue

From Our Last Issue
  • 2015 CE Code — Part 1 Changes: IV
    This is the fourth of a series of articles detailing significant changes the Technical Committee considered the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code Part I (CE Code). The final meeting for 2015 CE Code changes took place in June last year. The rules shown in this article are limited to changes adopted by CE Code Technical Committee and are not subject to further changes. It should be noted that until a formal memorandum of revisions to the CE Code is published by the CSA, the information provided in this article is simply based on the observations of the writer...

  • NEMA Publishes Standard For Control, Thermocouple Extension, and Instrumentation Cables
    The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI/NEMA WC 57/ICEA S-73-532-2014 American National Standard For Control, Thermocouple Extension, and Instrumentation Cables. This standard applies to materials, construction, and testing of multiconductor control, thermocouple extension, and instrumentation cables rated up to and including 125°C. Users and producers of insulated cable will find this standard useful...

  • Graybar Canada's 2015 EFC Scholarship Rewards Excellence, Including Community Service
    As part of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)'s 2015 scholarship program, Graybar Canada is offering a $3,500 award of excellence scholarship. Engaging university and college students is critical in our industry, says Joris Myny, Chair of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)'s scholarship program and a senior vice president of Siemens Canada Limited. Myny describes the scholarship program as more than funding students. "It is an opportunity to promote our industry in every Canadian university and college and showcase the electrical industry as a viable career choice in Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Management, Operations, Information Technology and Human Resources...

  • ECO Contracting Ltd. - Emphasis on People
    When an electrical contractor features its people on its web site so prominently it's a unique trait that speaks to the strength of this Newfoundland Company. ECO Contracting in Corner Brook emphasizes its team in everything they do…



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