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Volume 3 • Issue 45

Message From The Editor

Lighting moves further and further away from the basic bulb

We talk a lot about lighting in this issue. And we'll be talking more and more about it because lighting is at the heart of many new technologies. Control systems, Internet access, and data collection all rely on lighting systems that are become increasingly sophisticated technologically and aesthetically. EIN saw this firsthand at Philips' recent Beyond Illumination event in Quebec City, and in McCoy Samuels, a young fellow who is profiled in this issue. Winner of this year's RAB Design Lighting Award of Excellence scholarship, McCoy has made lighting his subject of study and passion. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor
Tools For The Trade

Changing Scene

Canadian Safest Employers Four Electrical Industry Organizations Earn "Canada's Safest Employers" Awards
Techmation Electric & Controls, Toronto Hydro, Burlington Hydro, and New Brunswick Hydro are among the winners of six "Canada's Safest Employers" Awards. The awards are presented by Canadian Occupational Safety magazine…
Calgary Calgary to Spend $700,000 Replacing 300 Peace Bridge Light Fixtures
The city is spending $700,000 to replace 300 light fixtures on the Peace Bridge that can't take Calgary's cold winters, reports the Calgary Sun…
Tom Artinian ECS Electrical Supply Names New VP & GM
Tom Artinian has been promoted to the new role of Vice President and General Manager of ECS Electrical Supply. All regional managers will now report to Tom. He joined ECS last year as VP, Sales, Eastern Canada…

A sleek linear LED style within your budget
Philips 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 and Standards

Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I — Instalment 18

By William (Bill) Burr
William Burr In this article: Section 32 — Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Pumps, and Carbon Monoxide Alarms. Section 32, as outlined in rule 32-000 Scope, is a supplementary or amendatory section of the code and provides additional and specific requirements for the location, installation, wiring, and protection of fire alarm systems, fire pumps and smoke and carbon monoxide alarms required by the National Building Code of Canada as referenced in Appendix G. Read More

Lighting Case Study

Westin Montreal: Energy Consumption Analysis

Westin Montreal The costs of renovation and fixture replacements can seem daunting for both small and large living and work spaces. However, investing in efficient lighting can translate into significant energy savings and, most importantly, productivity. LED lighting supplier Arani recently partnered with the Westin Montreal to brighten one of the most prestigious hotels in the city's historical Old Port, and improve its lighting efficiency at the same time. To accomplish this, Arani… Read More

Peers & Profiles

Larose Guyon: a New Lighting Collection Expands the Founding Designers' Artistic Vision

LeRoyer Larose Guyon has officially launching a second collection of high-end and innovative lighting fixture, pursuing what the firm originally started last May with its La Belle Époque collection. Based in Verchères, on the outskirts of Montreal, Larose Guyon matches the use of choice materials with formal purity to create high-end, original, distinctive items. The two designers behind Larose Guyon, Audrée L. Larose and Félix Guyon, have fashioned their own world haloed in poetry, romance, elegance and beauty. They are now introducing seven new sculptural lighting fixtures. Read More

Peers & Profiles

Meet McCoy Samuels: 2016 Recipient of the RAB Design Lighting Award of Excellence

By Julie Kerr
McCoy Samuels McCoy Samuels was recently named the 2016 Recipient of the RAB Design Lighting Award of Excellence — a scholarship awarded to a student who demonstrates academic excellence and a passion for the electrical industry. Currently, McCoy is in his final year studying Electrical Engineering at Centennial College in Toronto, ON. EIN had the chance to speak with McCoy, and it was clear as soon as we said hello that he was a fascinating young man, with a curious mind, a passion for people, and a remarkable entrepreneurial spirit. Read More

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New Products and Solutions

LED Filament Decorative Lamps

LED Filament Decorative Lamps from Eiko

These LED lamps have the same vintage look and feel as traditional incandescent filament lamps, are 80% more efficient, and have a lifespan 20 times longer than incandescents. As a 320° omni-directional light source, they add warm ambient glow to room decor. Read More

Foreverlamp Increases Lumen Output to 52,000 on the Industry's First LED Plug-N-Play for 1000W MH Applications

Foreverlamp, the first manufacturer to introduce an LED replacement lamp for 1000W MH, now offers the RS Series 1000W Replacement lamp in 52,000 lumens. As the industry's first 1000W plug-n-play replacement lamp, the RS Series addresses the need for an energy efficient alternative to traditional 750W - 1000W HID lamps. The powerful LED lamp now delivers a choice of 52,000 lumens at 460 watts or 45,000 lumens at 400 watts. Read More
Contortionist Light

Contortionist by Lightheaded Lighting.com

Like a contortionist, Lightheaded's hot adjustable product line is flexible and limber. However, sometimes a straight fixed downlight is all you need. Matching perfectly to the adjustable trim, the fixed downlight also has a media holder. The Contortionist series, for use with the Xicato LED, is made with a die-cast aluminum trim. The trim clips are designed for 5/8" [16mm] ceiling thicknesses. Read More

From Our Last Issue

From Our Last Issue
  • PoE and DLVP: Comparing Power Distribution Systems for Lighting and Controls
    The invention of the LED has left an indelible mark on not only lighting, but also building power systems. Aggressive market adoption of LED lighting and falling prices have enabled greater use of control systems in every lighting market segment. In turn, the integration of control systems with LED lighting has created an upsurge of low voltage devices in the ceiling. Today, many fundamental devices require low voltage direct current (DC) power, yet the building electric power infrastructure is still alternating current (AC) line voltage, spurring a widespread effort to identify alternatives. Eaton Lighting Division's Chris Andrews shares two low voltage alternatives to AC line voltage power with overlay control systems. Each has the potential to revolutionize lighting and controls.

  • Complaint Handling and Online Reputation Defence for Contractors, Part 2
    Part 1 offered tips on how to respond to a complaint, including writing an apology letter. Here in Part 2: how to protect and even build your business after the complaint is resolved by obtaining a general release (especially if you resolved the issue by refunding money) and even a testimonial on how you successfully handled a complaint. The following is a sample of a general release that you can customize to use for your company…

  • Is Snapchat the Electrical Industry's Next Big (Marketing) Thing?
    Is the electrical industry ready to implement Snapchat? Is this app the next big social media marketing tool? These are the types of questions we must ask ourselves in order for our industry to maintain an innovative advantage and stay relevant to a younger audience. Most companies within the electrical industry understand the importance of social media. They have jumped on the preverbal bandwagon and utilized social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. But does the use of social media end there? Snapchat has been called the world's hottest app by Forbes* and is one of the most popular apps among Millennials today. Snapchat is known for its ability to showcase the millennial signature (a selfie), send videos, instantly message, and add quirky filters for your followers to view live. Its instant delete feature adds a level of security that other social tools fail to provide. But this sounds like an app that only the public can use, right? A corporation can't implement this technology? Wrong...

  • August New Housing Investment Rises 2.4% YOY
    Total investment in new housing construction rose 2.4% year over year to $4.7 billion in August. The increase was reflects higher investment in apartment building (+9.2% to $1.7 billion) and row house construction (+7.8% to $455 million). In contrast, spending on single-family houses declined 2.1% year over year to $2.3 billion, following six consecutive months of year-over-year gains. Investment in semi-detached dwellings also decreased year over year, down 6.1% to $222 million in August. Investment levels varied across the country.

EIN's Training & Events Calendar


Training, networking and professional development opportunities for members of Canada's electrical industry.

BCEA Kelowna Meet and Greet
November 14
Kelowna, BC

OEN Networking Luncheon, with Toronto Hydro's Anthony Haines
November 14
Toronto, ON

Electrical Tech Talk - Most Common Code Violations
November 17
Kamloops, BC

IIDEX Canada
Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Toronto, ON

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