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Volume 3 • Issue 15


Safety, hazardous locations and emergency preparedness

You saw the email subject line? All about safety. One sometimes has the impression of living surrounded by imminent dangers. We have a chance to evolve in an industry that can make a difference. Then, also stay well informed of CE Code developments and requirements, learn from the mistakes of others, and see the light when it is most needed. Everything in this issue and much more. Please follow us on Twitter @einnewsletter and share your stories and comments with us. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor


Standard On April 20 Join Standard in Supporting Habitat for Humanity Canada
A portion of any purchase you make from Standard on April 20 will be donated to Habitat for Humanity Canada, helping to provide more affordable housing for low income, hard-working families. Customers who purchase $5,000 or more will receive special recognition…
BC Hydro BC Hydro Completes $714 Million Expansion, Update of Mica Hydroelectric Facility
BC Hydro has completed a $714 million project to add two new generating units at the Mica dam. With the addition of units five and six, the facility now has six generating units. Mica is the cornerstone of BC Hydro's Columbia River generation system and now accounts for about 22% of BC Hydro's generation capacity…
Ontario Renewable Ontario Launching New Competition for Renewable Energy Projects
Working with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the province will issue a Request for Qualifications process by August 1, 2016 for 930 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy from solar photovoltaic, wind, hydroelectric and bioenergy sources, following engagement with stakeholders, municipalities and Indigenous communities…

Philips Ledalite FloatPlane LED
A sleek linear LED style within your budget

Philips Ledalite FloatPlane LED suspended and wall mount luminaires offer great performance in a sporty, low-profile design. FloatPlane's sleek minimalism (only 1.2"h x 8"w) blends seamlessly into your unique layout, and the distribution options of 70% up, 75% down and 100% down give you further flexibility. FloatPlane's astounding performance offers outputs up to 129 LPW. Now you can have the distinct energy savings of LED, with the affordability of fluorescent luminaries. Read More...

Codes & Standards

Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 — Instalment 12 

By William (Bill) Burr
CS 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. This is not intended to replace the notes in Appendix B or the explanations of individual requirements contained in the CEC Handbook, but will provide some help in navigating the code. In this article: Section 20 Flammable Liquid and Gasoline Dispensing, Service Stations, Garages, Bulk Storage Plants, Finishing Processes, and Aircraft Hangars... Read More


Fatality from Faulty Electrical Work Results in $537,500 Fine for Contractor

Safety A licensed electrical contractor in Niagara Falls, Ontario, has been fined $537,500 — the largest fine in the history of electrical contractor licensing in Ontario. In April 2014, an elderly man who fell to the floor in his bathroom suffered second and third degree burns from the over-heated floor. He succumbed to his injuries weeks later. An Electrical Safety Authority investigation revealed the floor system's heat sensor had not been installed, and the heating system was wired to an incorrect voltage level... Read More


Canadian Buildings Are Safer than Ever!

By Jeff Beare
Satellites Emergency lighting has seen major development over the last decade with significant changes to the 2010 building code, which introduced the green "running man" and photoluminescent technology. In addition, LED chip technology has dramatically changed the performance and life of remote heads and battery units, and the most recent proposed changes to CSA C22.2 141-15 Emergency Lighting Equipment are tightening performance characteristics of a variety of products. Let's look at three recent changes in greater detail... Read More

Peers & Profiles

Lambert & Fils: Artisans with Hands of Gold

Lambert et Fils Lambert & Fils, a collaborative lighting design studio based in Montreal, was founded in 2010 by Samuel Lambert. The firm's designers create minimalist and classical luminaires. The designers are inspired by their surroundings, from the industrial era to modernism, whether through children's toys or nature. In addition, all luminaires are designed and produced in Montreal by local artisans. Each craftsman puts a great deal of care into making luminaires in order to produce the most perfect piece that it can be. Since each luminaire is made by hand, it's possible that there may be unique finishing variations from one luminaire to another... Read More

Survey Says

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Standard Tri Proof

Standard LED Tri-proof Luminaires: Protection Against Impact, Water and Dust

Incredibly durable and long lasting, these Standard luminaires are highly resistant to heavy impacts (IK10), jets of water (IP66), dust, and to temperature variations (operating temperature: -20°C to 40°C).
Axis Cover Perfekt

Axis CovePerfekt: Less Cove, More Light

Many cove light manufacturers use bare LEDs to produce high-intensity light but the beam is not controlled, resulting in poor light distribution. With CovePerfekt, Axis provides a highly controlled spread of light featuring one of the highest peak cd/W ratios in the industry.
Fluke 902fc

Fluke 902 FC True-rms HVAC Clamp Meter

Fluke Corp.'s Fluke 902 FC True-rms HVAC Clamp Meter, a wireless Fluke Connect-enabled meter, improves the productivity of HVAC technicians in the field.
E Motion Banvil 2000

Banvil 2000 E-Motion Gesture Control Switch

Ideal for hospitals, hotels, long term care facilities, public spaces, public washrooms, medical clinics, offices, technology clean rooms, laboratories, homes and more, Banvil 2000's Touchless e-Motion lighting control prevents the accumulation of dirt and transfer of germs.

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