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Volume 3 • Issue 37

Message From The Editor

Myths that die hard

LED technology has been around for a few years, but some myths remain. In this issue, a few on industrial LED lighting. It's about time they faded away. Other myths are more pernicious, especially those related to gender. Can a woman do the same job as a man? Does a young professional have the same skills as his elders? Meet a young professional who has challenged many myths in her young career and who loves being a part of the electrical industry. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor
Tools For The Trade

Changing Scene

Innergex Innergex Begins Commercial Operation of Big Silver Creek Hydroelectric Facility
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has begun commercial operation of its 40.6 MW Big Silver Creek run-of-river hydroelectric facility located in British Columbia…
Manitoba Manitobans Adopt Click Before You Dig
Manitob Hydro's Click Before You Dig program offers a more convenient way for contractors and homeowners to know where underground natural gas and electrical lines are located prior to any excavation…
Flextherm Flextherm Celebrates 25 Years With a Big Bang
The floor heating leader and manufacturer Flextherm celebrated its 25th anniversary last month by organizing a very special event to highlight this special milestone…
  • Standard Appoints 3 New Customer-Focused Staff
    Bryan Wozney joins Standard's sales team as an Account Manager for BC and Alberta, Corey Henderson joins as Standard's new Lighting Specialist in Ontario, and Julie Paquin joins as Lighting Specialist responsible for the Greater Montreal Region…

  • Humber College Receives Federal Funding for Energy Master Plan
    More than $21 million will go towards two major infrastructure projects: implementing Phase I of the college's Integrated Energy Master Plan (IEMP), and construction of a new centre of technology and innovation…

  • TechnoCentre éolien Receives $4.6M for Research on Renewable Energy Integration
    Funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation and Quebec Government will support the TechnoCentre éolien's research program on the intelligent integration of renewable energy and storage technologies in microgrids for five years…

  • UL Advises of Counterfeit Certification Mark
    The LED bulb identified by UL bears counterfeit UL Certification Marks for Canada and the U.S. The bulb has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate standards for safety and it is unknown if this LED bulb complies with any safety requirements…

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 I — Instalment 17

By William (Bill) Burr
CE Code Motors In this article: Section 28 — Motors and Generators. The 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. The series 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


12 Myths Surrounding Industrial LED Lighting, Part 1

Myths Del LEDs have been in widespread use for more than a decade, lighting everything from traffic signals and cell phones to computers and TVs, due to their extremely low energy use, long life span and high-quality light. While not new, LEDs now offer unique and compelling characteristics for industrial applications. The challenge is that outdated evaluation criteria are still in use. So, it's time to delve into those myths and look at the underlying facts. Here in Part 1, the first 6 of 12. Read More

Peers & Profiles: Young Leaders

Lina Rishmawi — A New Canadian Who Loves Challenges

By Line Goyette
Lina Rishmawi At the age of 30, Lina Rishmawi, a professional electrical engineer, is Customer Service Manager — Distribution Channel at Southwire Canada. Before that, she was Internal Technical Sales Engineer involved in software development. You know the expression, "being comfortable in your own skin," and it's striking when you see Lina for the first time. I met her at the ElectricElle Golf Tournament last fall and was taken aback by her openness to everyone around her. I asked Lina why she had studied electrical engineering at university… Read More


Residential Construction Investment Rises 3.9% YOY in Q2 2016

By Line Goyette
37 Stats Can The total value of investment in residential construction increased 3.9% to $30.8 billion in the second quarter compared with the same quarter in 2015. This marked the 10th consecutive year-over-year advance. Higher investment occurred in every component except semi-detached dwellings, which recorded their fifth consecutive year-over-year quarterly decline. At the provincial level, increases occurred in five provinces, led by Ontario, followed by British Columbia and Quebec. Read More

Survey Says

Bonus Value by Job Title

Bonus Value by Job Title

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New Products and Solutions

Standard Slimline Bars

Standard LED Slim Line Bars

Standard's Armonia series is well suited to such residential or commercial applications as under-cabinet lighting, cove lighting, shelves and workstations. Armonia offers continuous high quality lighting while enhancing your customers' decor. These luminaires neatly define contours of shapes with or without interruption. Read More
Banvil LED Sign Lights

Banvil2000 LED Sign Lights

Banvil2000's LED Sign Modules have been precisely designed and engineered to exceed performance and longevity of comparable modules on the market. The modules deliver high lumens through a thoroughly unified 160 degree beam angle lens, which maximizes performance by redirecting otherwise wasted light towards the intended illuminated surface. They can be used on new signs or to retrofit and brighten up old signs Read More
Quality Warm Dimming

Quality Warm Dimming: Reproducing the Ambience of the MR16 Halogen with LED

Enjoy the warm, appealing glow of a 50 Watt MR16 Halogen bulb in an LED light. Quality Warm Dimming is perfect for restaurants, hotels, spas, lounges, home theatres, dining areas, or wherever you need to warm things up. Driven by Lumenetix Dynamic Dimming module, Lightheaded downlighting products replicate the curve of a 50 Watt MR16 Halogen lamp and smoothly transitions from a delivered colour temperature of 3050K at full 100% brightness then seamlessly dims down to 1800K at 1% brightness. Read More
Samsung Linear Modules

Samsung High-Performance LED Linear Modules for Indoor Lighting Applications — the H-Series

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.'s "H-series Gen 3," a new line-up of high efficacy LED linear modules, enables easy replacement of fluorescent lights with LEDs. The light efficacy reaches up to 187 lumen per watt (lm/W) at 4000K, which allows LED luminaires using the modules to achieve light efficacy above 140lm/W, delivering an optic efficiency level of about 86% and LED driver efficiency of approximately 88%. Read More

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