Electrical Industry News Week
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Message From The Editor

The Month of Lighting Controls

This month we will talk a lot about lighting controls and will introduce you to many products considered "intelligent." I invite you to pay particular attention to the lighting controls products and innovations in each issue's Product Focus section. All of these products and solutions are available in Canada and will soon be part of everyday life. For those of you going on vacation in the next few weeks and heading out on the road, you'll see these new intelligent lighting systems in cities and on roadways across the country. Be on the lookout, but be careful. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor

Changing Scene

Scholarships Alberta Electrical Association Scholarships Available. Apply Now
The Alberta Electrical Association's Calgary Region and Capital Region Electric Club are each awarding three scholarships this year. Deadline for applications: July 31…
Tower Collapse Manitoba Hydro Conducting Safety Inspection of 100s of Towers
Following the collapse of five transmission towers between February and May, Manitoba has begun reviewing its construction procedures and inspecting towers…
Electrocution Business Owner Convicted, Fined for Hiring Unlicensed Contractor to Do Electrical Work
The owner of a Mississauga, Ontario career college was convicted and fined $18,750 after an unlicensed contractor performing electrical work received a fatal shock while working on live wiring carrying 347 volts of electricity…
Tools For The Trade

Best Practices

Networking & Dating: How the Two Go Hand in Hand

By Jim Burch
Burch Not sure how to get started using networking to help grow your business? Building a professional network can often feel like dating: putting yourself out there to strangers, not knowing what to say and carrying that fear of rejection. But just like dating, there are ways to make networking much easier. Here's how. The first step in professional networking is simply putting yourself out there, but many of us don't know where to begin — it's not like there is a Tinder app for professional networking, right? Actually, there is. Read More

Market Forecast: Lighting

Global Smart Lighting Market Worth US$19.47 Billion by 2022

Lighting The total smart lighting market size, in terms of value, is expected to reach US$19.47 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.1%, according to a new research report. In terms of volume, the market size is expected to reach 1.27 billion units by 2022, at a CAGR of 71.3% during the forecast period. Growing consumer demand for energy efficient lighting system is expected to be the major factor driving the market. Read More


Power Shifts: Emerging Low-Voltage Trends, Impacts and Opportunities, Part 3

Research In the previous issue of Electrical Industry Newsweek, we continued our coverage of Electro-Federation Canada's recently released research report, Power Shifts: Emerging Low-Voltage Trends, Impacts and Opportunities for the Canadian Electrical Channel. The article provided an end-to-end overview of low voltage, including DC power, low-voltage DC, Power over Ethernet, PoE partnerships, DC microgrids, and distributed low-voltage power. In this issue, the third in a 5-part series: implications for codes, standards and regulations. Read More

Case Study: Hybrid Power Solution

Drill Ship Power Challenge: Hybrid Solution Solves Distribution Issues

Rittal A collaboration between AKA and Rittal has solved energy efficiency and recycling issues related to a deepwater drill ship installation. Manufacturers in the marine and offshore space face unique challenges. Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA), a manufacturer of electrical power and control systems headquartered in Montague, PEI, encountered one with its hybrid power initiative, the first hybrid drill floor destined for installation on ultra-deepwater drill ships operated by Transocean, Swiss offshore drilling contractors. Read More

Survey Says

Survey Says

Percentage of Electrical Contractors by Gender

Yes, there are far more male contractors than female, but see by how much.

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Survey Says From Recent Issues

New Products and Solutions

Legrand Dataline

Legrand's Dataline Switch for Complete Control

Legrand's lighting integrator (LI) dataline switch (HDLSxSS) is designed for use with LI complete control (LICA) and LI DMX (LIDA) panels, and offers flexible and user-friendly lighting control of a single relay or a group of relays in one panel or a network of panels. Among the features: pushbutton control for single relays, groups of relays, and/or channels in lighting integrator panel systems, a screwless wallplate and removable lens caps for labelling, pilot light LEDs for visual status feedback, and more. Read More

Philips ActiveSite

Philips' ActiveSite is a cloud-hosted connected lighting system for remotely monitoring, managing and maintaining architectural LED lighting installations. Connected luminaires share data about their status and operations with ActiveSite lighting management software running in the cloud so that system users can remotely monitor, manage, and maintain each connected luminaire from anywhere in the world, at any time. Read More
Lutron Caseta

Lutron App for Caséta Wireless Family

With this free download from the App Store or Google Play, you can build your Lutron Caséta smart lighting system with as few or as many Lutron products as you'd like. Add more products to your system at any time. Among the available functions, you can control lights, shades and temperature from your smartphone, create personalized lighting scenes, schedule lights to come on or turn off whenever you choose, turn lights on or off automatically when leaving or coming home, and more. Read More
Eaton Pow-R-Command

Eaton Pow-R-Command 2000E Controller

Eaton's Pow-R-Command 2000E is an Internet-enabled device that uses the web standard IP protocols and integral web server. It allows all configuration, monitoring, and control through remote programming service any time, anywhere in applications such as industrial and institutional facilities, high rise office buildings, convention centres, airports, stadiums, shopping malls, schools, retail facilities, and multi-site facilities. Among the features and benefits: using a standard web browser eliminates learning how to use a new piece of software, one-shot scheduling allows quick modifications, and memory loss protection increases uptime. Read More

EIN's Training & Events Calendar


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

CanWEA Annual Conference
October 3-5, 2017
Ottawa, ON

Maritimes Energy Association Core Energy Conference
October 4-5, 2017
Halifax, NS

BCEA Women's Network Stress & Organization Management
October 17, 2017
Burnaby, BC

Power of Water Canada Conference and Tradeshow
October 23-25, 2017
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

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Current Copper Prices

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The Electrical Stock Market

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