Electrical Industry News Week Eaton Lighting
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Volume 3 • Issue 21


Exploring new technologies

It's possible to use lighting to store energy, save on electricity costs and be up with current tastes. This week we continue our exploration of lighting system controls with daylight harvesting. We are also looking at the use of control panels to optimize heat generation. Meet a Saskatoon based company up to date on all the most current technologies to be a perfect partner for any project. Read about many new lighting products. Good reading and follow us on Twitter @EINnewsletter.

Line Goyette
Managing Editor


Ontario Electrical Code Latest Update to Ontario Electrical Safety Code Includes New Safety Requirements
The latest edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) includes important new safety requirements based on key learnings from safety incident data. Three significant changes include…
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BC Hydro BC Hydro Posts RFQ for Site C Clean Energy Project
BC Hydro has posted a Request for Qualifications (RFQs) for the generating station and spillways civil works contract for the Site C Clean Energy Project. Deadline for submitting the RFQ: June 16…


Using Control Panels to Optimize Heat Generation

By Ilan Toledano
Toledo Control Panels The importance of heat management and optimization in industry cannot be undermined. The fact that large industries like food processing, oil and gas, petrochemicals as well as smaller industries depend on efficient heat management to run their production, highlights why there are continued developments in this field. As well as being a critical factor for many industries, efficient heat management is also a challenge.Heat loss and heat wastage are names given to the mismanagement of or lack of utilization of heat in the industrial process. Heat is typically provided to industries through heaters. These heaters, unlike the boilers that they have replaced, are stacked with technology to offer more advanced control mechanisms and features... Read More


Adaptive Lighting Systems Part 2: Daylight Harvesting

Daylight Harvesting Continuing our review of advanced lighting control strategies enabling smart and adaptive lighting systems, this time we'll look at what is known as daylight harvesting. While not as widely used as occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting is one of the most powerful techniques for cutting lighting energy usage. Because of its strong energy savings potential, it is required by an increasing number of energy codes and standards — so we can expect to see daylighting systems being deployed more and more often these days as building owners implement measures aimed at meeting current demands for environmental sustainability. Read More


TD Centre Turns to Future of LED Lighting with OSRAM SYLVANIA

Daylight Harvesting The Toronto-Dominion Centre (TD Centre), the original skyscrapers of Toronto's Financial District and the largest commercial complex in Canada, is working with North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA and Gerrie Electric, one of Canada's largest independently owned electrical distributors, to help continue its mission of sustainability. TD Centre is replacing T8 fluorescent lighting with approximately 55,000 energy-saving and long-life SYLVANIA SubstiTUBE IPS LED Tubes, saving approximately 2,500,000 kWh annually and $250,000 per year. At 4.3 million square feet the TD Centre, managed by the Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd., is one of the largest LEED Platinum certified properties in North America, in addition to being one of North America's largest business communities and home to 21,000 office employees. Read More

Company Profile

Burco Electrical Contractors - Putting Customer Service First

Burco Based out of Saskatoon, Burco Electrical provides electrical construction, services and maintenance to the entire province of Saskatchewan. They pride themselves on their incomparable customer service, which supports their mission to "make every account a referable account". They believe that their service is what sets them apart from their competitors and will ensure you continue to use them in the future (and refer them to your friends / other organizations!)... Read More

Survey Says


Electrical Contractor Salaries in 7 Provinces, 2014 & 2015

Some fluctuation occurred from 2014 to 2015. The biggest gap from one province to the next in 2015: $17,000. See how your province fares.

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Survey Says From Recent Issues


Philips Hue App Lights

New Philips Hue gen 2 app

Philips Lighting released the new Philips Hue gen 2 app for iOS and Android, with a fresh new design and intuitive interface…
Osram Soleriq

SOLERIQ S 13 with TENᵒ binning from Osram

Osram is introducing the Soleriq S 13 with 10° binning for unprecedented color consistency. In addition, the new Soleriq LEDs continue to be compliant with current industry standards, and continue to be compatible with existing white groupings...
Lumenoptix Cylinder

LumenOptix Launches New LED Replacement Products

LumenOptix Inc launched a host of new product offerings during LightFair International 2016, designed to address every facet of commercial and industrial replacements in the linear high bay, linear recessed, downlight and cylinder lighting categories…
Espen Retroflex Dimming Driver

RetroFlex Instant Start Dimming Driver

Espen Technology has expanded its line of plug-and-play LED tubes with new dimming and non-dimming constant current drivers. The RetroFlex Instant Start Dimming Driver has enhanced performance with 0-10V continuous dimming, all the way down to 10% lumen output...

From Our Last Issue

From Our Last Issue
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    Last month I spoke about stress from the perspective of the individual, and practical steps that can be taken to help manage your stress levels in order to live longer, healthier and happier. This month I'd like to look at some of the things employers can do to help reduce stress in the workplace...

  • Stainless Steel: Understanding and Identifying the Ideal Enclosure Material, Part 2
    Part 1 of this 2-part series looked at eight different grades of stainless steel, which has become the standard material choice in many industries. It is available in many grades or formulations to accommodate diverse application requirements. Here in Part 2: a cost comparison between stainless and mild steel, available surface finishes, manufacturing processes, and a comparison to plastic and composite enclosures...

  • Bring your Project to Life with Promax Electric
    Promax Electric is a locally owned family operated, full service electrical company located in Letherbridge, AB. One of the defining characteristics of their business is their superior customer service and industry expertise.

  • Building permits, March 2016
    The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities was down 7.0% to $6.9 billion in March, marking the second decline in three months. The decrease, which followed a 15.3% gain in February, was largely the result of lower construction intentions for commercial buildings in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia...



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