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Volume 2 • Issue 32


The time to decide

We have just entered what will be the longest Canadian election campaign of modern times. Living in an industry that constantly pushes the limits of modernity, "modern times" may raise eyebrows. In this context, it goes as far back as the heyday of train travel. Here in this issue, we talk about smart thermostats, the electrical installation of technical equipment that ensures our comfort and safety, and other "modern" topics. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor


Affiliated Distributors AD Merges with Canaplus Limited Partnership
AD continues to grow by establishing AD Canada Plumbing & Heating through a merger with Canaplus Limited Partnership.
Graybar Graybar Reports Record Q2 Results
The major distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products has reported record net sales for the second quarter and the first six months of the year.
FuturPlus FuturPlus Appoints David Landry Sales Rep for Laval, North Shore
Landry brings more than 10 years of experience in the electrical industry.

Codes & Standards

A Road Map to the CE Code, Part 1 - Installment 4

By Bill Burr
Changes to CE Code The CE Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem 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 6. The article is not intended to replace the notes in Appendix B or the explanations of individual requirements contained in the CEC Handbook, but will hopefully provide some help in navigating the code... Read More


Lighting McGill University's New Faculty of Dentistry

McGill Faculty of Dentistry Lighting for the new Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University in Montreal holds a leading role in the architectural concept for the project. The concept was conceived by DFS Inc. and developed and completed by NFOE, which also prepared the construction documents and provided the building owner — Cominar — with architectural services during the construction. The lighting was staged by the architects in collaboration with LumiGroup.* The ground floor front entrance, for both students and patients, opens to a grand black reception desk, contrasting with the glass wall in the background and its integrated diffuse lighting… Read More


Report Forecasts Explosive Growth in Markets for Communicating, Smart Thermostats

Smart Thermostat US $2.3 billion in 2023, according to a global market analysis and forecast from Navigant Research. The market for communicating and smart thermostats has exploded with activity since 2013. In North America and Europe, interest in smart thermostat technology is growing among utilities and energy retailers, as well as consumers. The year 2014 has seen significant business activity in the form of mergers and acquisitions, international expansion, technological growth, and more conclusive evidence of cost-effectiveness... Read More

Peers & Profiles

Peerless Electric Wants You to Keep Your Eyes Up

Peerless Electric Whether you've enjoyed a hockey game at the Bell Centre in Montreal, shopped at a Wal-Mart store or flown through Pearson International Airport in Toronto, you've likely stood under a Peerless-Electric luminaires. Some of their projects include Canadian Tire stores, Dollarama stores, Montreal metro stations, the University of Toronto, and the Alberta Children's Hospital. Founded in 1939, with an ISO 9001-2008 Certified manufacturing plant in Montreal, additional facilities in Toronto and Calgary, and sales representation across Canada and the U.S., the company is well equipped to provide leading edge fixtures across North America... Read More

Survey Says

Survey Says Aug 11

Contractor Salaries By Certification

Electrical contractors with project management certificates - the top of the list - earn double the salary of contracters at the bottom end of the list. See how salaries for eight other certifications compare…

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Legrand Dimmer

Legrand Introduces New Harmony 0-10V Dimmer

Legrand's new Harmony 0-10V dimmer — for residential and commercial applications — features a 0-10VDC preset with integrated power pack, designed for use with four-wire 120Volt and 277Volt AC fluorescent dimming ballasts and LED lines.
Ilsco Taskmaster

Ilsco's 3-in-1 TaskMaster Tool

TaskMasterTM three in one tool is an integrated system that lets you cut, crimp, and punch using a single tool. The interchangeable heads are precision engineered to save time and money to make multiple tools a thing of the past…

From Our Last Issue

From Our Last Issue 9 Reasons Why DC May Replace AC: Part 2
Direct Current (DC) electric power is an emerging disruptive technological area that has the potential to stimulate economic growth, inspire innovation, increase research and development opportunities, create jobs, and simultaneously advance environmental sustainability. The technology and applications offer the promise of enhanced energy efficiency, improved power quality and reliability, and inherent alignment with renewable and clean energy development...



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