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Volume 4 • Issue 2

Message From The Editor

Lighting at the beginning of technological convergence and other encounters

Each month we match the guided trip of contributor Bill Burr through the CE Code — the first part — with encounters in the world of lighting. These encounters may be technological, such as the new LiFi standard, or even the Internet of Things, but they are also an opportunity to meet people and companies that push the possibilities of light and lighting. This month, a profile of one of these players in the lighting world who is anchored in his environment but resolutely focused on new technical and lighting design standards. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor
Tools For The Trade

Changing Scene

BCIT BCIT Offers New Program in Renewable Energy
The British Columbia Institute of Technology's new Advanced Certificate in Renewable Energy Electrical Systems Installation and Maintenance (REESIM) is aimed at electricians and professional engineers, and emphasizes hands-on, practical training, using equipment typically encountered in the renewable energy industry…
Hammond Manufacturing Hammond Appoints New Electrical Enclosures Group Rep for Manitoba / Saskatchewan / Lakehead
Hammond Manufacturing has named Jebco Agencies Inc. as sales representative for its Electrical Enclosures Group in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario's Lakehead region. Support for Hammond Datacom and Electronics products continues to be handled through Hammond's existing factory sales team…
Veridian Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Veridian Officially Launches Ajax, ON Microgrid Project
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last month at Veridian's corporate headquarters in Ajax to officially launch the utility's multi-phased microgrid pilot 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 & Standards

Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I — Instalment 20

By William (Bill) Burr
Bill Burr In this article: Section 36 — High Voltage Installations. 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

Internet of Things

IoT and Its Application in Electrical Power Systems, Part 2

By Wasim Khan
Internet of Things Chart IoT in the electrical power industry is transforming the way things are done. IoT increases the use of wireless technology to connect power industry assets and infrastructure in order to lower the power consumption and cost. Examples of IoT usage include SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), smart metering, building automation, smart grid, and connected public lighting. Read More

Peers & Profiles

Jean-Claude Calabro — President of LumiGroup — a Man Rooted in His Environment and His Industry

By Line Goyette
Jean-Claude Calabro Aesthetics, design, flair, anchored in his community, these are words easily associated with Jean-Claude Calabro, President of LumiGroup, a manufacturer's agent for lighting and control products. Located in Montreal's Mile-End, LumiGroup has a 10,000+ square foot showroom on two floors. To mark the company's 20th anniversary, LumiGroup opened "Le Studio" in spring 2016, a contemporary gallery-like space with an international collection of luminaires. I recently met with Jean-Claude Calabro to learn a little more about the man behind LumiGroup's success and the company that contributes so actively to charitable organizations in local communities. Read More


PoE Lighting Revenue Forecast to Increase 1100% by 2026

Ethernet Since Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting is in its infancy, there is still skepticism about using PoE technology for lighting. The success of PoE technology for other use cases, such as phone systems, has not translated into widespread acceptance for the lighting market. However, a Navigant research report forecasts that global revenue for PoE lighting will grow from an estimated US$35.8 million in 2016 to US$419.9 million in 2025. Read More

Survey Says

Survey Says

What Electrical Contractors Are Buying

For 2017, six products are forecast to be within 10 points of each other.

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New Products and Solutions

Veloce LED Lights

Veloce LED Downlight from Standard

Standard's VELOCE range of LED downlights is an ideal solution for fixture replacement in existing installations and new constructions. This LED downlight is offered in 4, 6, or 8 inch sizes and in a variety of reflectors and baffles to fit seamlessly into any decor. As it operates on a 0 to 10V dimming system, it is best suited to commercial applications. Read More
TLS Dynamic TunableLights

Introducing TLS Dynamix Tunable White System

Media Graph and TLS International now offer a technology that allows you to independently control the colour temperature and intensity of your lighting applications. To change the mood in a room, TLS Dynamix tunable white surface lighting enables you to simulate the sequence of daylight, and set the colour temperature between 2800k and 7500k, and dimming system from 100% to 0% — without shifting the CCT. Read More
Eaton LED

Eaton Lighting Solutions Releases Portfolio LD8ART 8-inch LED

The Portfolio LD8ART 8-inch LED recessed downlight or wall wash, specially designed for LED technology, provides a tool-less retrofit from incandescent, HID or compact fluorescent to energy saving LED. A two-stage reflector system produces smooth distribution with excellent light control and low aperture brightness. Read More
LED Flood Lights

Magic Lite Low Voltage LED Mini Floods

Magic Lite's low voltage LED mini floods provide an extra degree of safety working on Class 2, 24 Volt power supplies, and are suitable for submersed applications down to 3 feet 3 inches under water. They come in warm white and cool white as well as blue and RGB, making them a powerful tool for flood lighting or spot lighting buildings, trees or fountain lighting. Read More

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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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