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Volume 3 • Issue 50

Message From The Editor

It's the season of lights, even in our CE Code coverage

Entrepreneurs are working more and more with lighting, and with the growing popularity of LED lighting and control systems, new professions and specializations are emerging, such as lighting maintenance. Contributor Bill Burr writes specifically about lighting installation and the CE Code. These days lighting is more often than not a major investment, which makes prioritizing your upgrades essential. Also in this issue, a project that combines aesthetics and efficiency. Good reading!

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Managing Editor  

Changing Scene

Legrand's ELIOT Program LeGrand Plans for the IoT Revolution with the Launch of "Eliot"
By 2020, there is projected to be 50 billion connected devices worldwide — a staggering trend that is showing no signs of slowing down, as the Internet of Things continues to infiltrate every sector of our economy. Responding to this technological shift, Legrand has introduced "Eliot," a program for streamlining the connection of all devices…
Canada's Most Important Women 4 Electrical Industry Execs Among WXN's Canada's Most Powerful Women
The Women's Executive Network (WXN) recently unveiled its 2016 list of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners. The Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Canada's leading female executives who have raised their voices, overturned obstacles, empowered the voiceless and paved a path for the next generation…
IESO Logo IESO Appoints New VP, Market and System Operations, and Chief Operating Officer
Leonard Kula will assume the position of Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President of Market and System Operations of Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator following the retirement of Kim Warren later this month…
  • AddÉnergie to Expand FLO, Its Electric Vehicle Charging Network in Ontario
    AddÉnergie has announced plans to install 25 fast-charging stations at Canadian Tire Gas+ locations throughout Ontario, with Natural Resources Canada contributing close to 50% of the $1.8-million investment…

  • Retrolux to Partner with Lunera
    A new partnership between Retrolux and Lunera will see Lunera's smart LED lighting products exclusively featured in Retrolux's integrated software solution for the commercial lighting retrofit industry….

  • NECA Introduces a Project Excellence Award
    To showcase the exceptional work of member-contractors, the National Electrical Contractors Association has launched the Project Excellence Award, a new award program that will recognize companies for their outstanding commitment, professionalism and ingenuity in delivering an electrical project…

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 19

By Bill Burr
Bill Burr In this article: Section 34 — Signs and Outline Lighting. The CE 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. This 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


The Lighting Pyramid: Prioritizing LED Retrofit Opportunities

By Rob Pilner
LED What products should you retrofit to LED first? Our lighting experts get that question all the time. If you have any applications in your building that still have incandescent or halogen lighting, start there first. The retrofit gives you the biggest energy savings and almost always the fastest return on investment. Where should you consider LED next? Well, there are a number of factors to consider, from energy use to ease of maintenance. Read More

Peers and Profiles

EDP — Where Design and Technology Go Hand in Hand

By EIN Editorial Team
EDP Office EDP, a lighting manufacturing agent, stands out as a leader in a changing industry. The company serves Quebec and works in the commercial, architectural, institutional, industrial, urban and corporate areas. After obtaining a Bachelor's degree from the HEC Montréal business school, EDP founder Serge Le Myre worked for a bank, where he quickly realized finance wasn't for him. Serge was then recruited into the lighting industry. In 1990, he founded Ventes Dimension Plus, Inc., which later became Éclairage Dimension Plus Inc. (EDP). The business was located inhis own basement. Read More

Case Study

Case Study: Guildford, BC's Recreation Centre Aquatic Addition

Guildford Aquatic Center The Guildford Recreation Centre Aquatic Addition expands an existing facility in Surrey, BC. The 7,000 square metre addition was designed as a destination aquatic facility for both recreation and therapeutic users, offering a 50m Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) certified lap pool as well as a leisure pool that contains a therapeutic area, waterslide, family friendly hot tub, and children's area. Electrical engineering design was of key importance to this project in order to meet the competition lighting levels as well as the architectural intent. Read More

Survey Says

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New Products and Solutions

Lumencove Nano 2.0

Lumenpulse Launches Lumencove Nano 2.0 in North America

Lumenpulse has upgraded the Lumencove Nano luminaire, the dimmable cove lighting system that dispenses with the need for a power supply, resulting in unequalled performance and longevity. The luminaire features Lumendrive, a breakthrough proprietary ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) technology that directly powers LEDs from the AC mains, eliminating the need for the power supply while allowing full digital dimming and control. Read More
Arani Modular Connector

Arani Modular Connect Series

Arani's Modular Connect series delivers 4000 lumens at 40W and has a built-in locking system that aligns and secures the luminaires with ease. The series enables endless possibilities, allowing up to 25 luminaires to be connected in a row at 110VAC, or up to 45 luminaires in a row at 230VAC. Read More
ECO High Bay

Standard's LED ECO High Bay — LHBE Series

The low profile and durable design of Standard's ECO high bay series allows for mounting heights ranging from 3 to 12 metres (10 to 40 feet). Equipped with high efficiency LED, it is an economical and ecological solution. The ECO high bay series maintains 70% of lumen capacity after 143,000 hours of use. Equipped with a lightweight aluminum sink, the ECO high bay can be easily installed in various ways. Read More

From Our Last Issue

From Our Last Issue
  • 8 Ways Mobile Technology Helps Contractors on the Job
    Contractors are joining the ranks of workers who bring their own devices to the workplace. A recent survey found that 72% of professional contractors now use smartphones at work, while 53.9% use laptops and 50.1% use tablets. Mobile devices are assisting contractors in virtually every phase of construction, from finding clients and managing projects to making estimates and bookkeeping. Here are some of the top ways mobile technology can help you on the job.

  • Heating with Electrical Resistance, Part 2
    Electric resistance heat (ERH) is a safe and simple solution for many heating needs, and frequently offers meaningful advantages over other sources of heating. In this second part of a two-part NEMA white paper, common attributes of electric resistance heat, including its comfort, efficiency, and flexibility of use. Also, a case study of electric heat used in "green" homes.

  • IoT and Its Application in Electrical Power Systems, Part 1
    Several recent digital and smart manufacturing technologies, as well as and design innovations in internet connectivity are leading the Internet of Things (IoT) to become a revolutionary technology in transforming modern day living. Though the inception of IoT began in the context of supply chain management, it is evolving into a wide range of applications such as transport, utilities, industrial automation, healthcare, building and home automation, etc. The smart connectivity with existing networks through IoT results in ubiquitous computing without the aid of human intervention.

  • Contractors — How to Set Up a Twitter Profile for Your Business
    500 million tweets are sent every day. Twitter has 316 million active users (at least once per month). Every VIP, celebrity, and brand is on Twitter. It's time for you to join the Twitterverse. Twitter is an excellent platform to network with other businesses while positioning yourself as an industry expert. Connect and interact with other businesses in your industry. Follow and engage with your customers and vendors. Show off your knowledge and position yourself and your brand as the experts in your industry.

EIN's Training & Events Calendar


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

EDIST 2017
January 18-20,
Markham, ON

OEN Networking Luncheon, with IESO's Bruce Campbell
January 31, 2017
Toronto, ON

2017 Canadian Energy Industry - Updates and Insights
February 6, 2017
Ottawa, ON

Manitoba Electrical Expo
February 22-23, 2017
Winnipeg, MB

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