Electrical Industry News Week
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Message From The Editor

Use your time well, be careful, and listen to your employees and loved ones

We're approaching the time of year when we most want to be with our loved ones. But as we all know, this special time may also be fraught with tension. As a refresher, we've republished an article by contributor Michelle Branigan on how to foster mutual respect and consideration. From a workplace perspective, this leads to stronger relationships and can help prevent unwanted departures. During this upcoming period of revelry, many of you will receive urgent appeals to resolve problems caused by frigid temperatures, counterfeit products, or band-aid solutions that skirted electrical safety rules. Stay safe, and have a good read!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor

Did You Know?

Changing Scene

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ALTTEXT TechnoCentre éolien Commissions Solar Facility for Applied Research
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HR: Branigan

Communications — How to Listen to Your Employees

By Michelle Branigan
Michelle Branigan Open and honest communications play an important role in any positive and respectful workplace. Quite often failure to pay attention to this important skill set sees misunderstandings arise between co-workers or employees and their managers, leading to tension, conflict and an overall reduction in morale and/or productivity. Read More

Peers & Profiles: Freeman

Sean Freeman: Master Electrician and Technician Delegate for the Red Cross ER Unit

By Owen Hurst
Freeman Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic individual who has taken his trade expertise beyond that of a traditional career. Besides being a master electrician, but he has travelled around the world as an electrical technician delegate with the Red Cross Emergency Response Unit. His skills are a vital part of emergency response and disaster relief. Read More

Codes & Standards

Mark Acceptance: Understanding Certification Labels for Lighting Products

By Owen Hurst
Codes and Standards Any professional purchasing lighting products in Canada is aware of the obligation to ensure that what they purchase and install is accepted and safe. And how do we know this? Well, of course we look to the certification markings. There are a number of domestic and international markings that are accepted in Canada that can be viewed on the Electrical Safety Authority webpage, including CSA, ETL and UL. Read More


Value of Building Permits Rose 3.5% in October

Economy The value of building permits rose for a second straight month, up 3.5% to $8.2 billion in October. All building components increased with the exception of the institutional component, which declined 14.3%, offsetting much of the gain from the previous month. The value of permits for non-residential buildings increased $171.7 million to $3.3 billion in October, the second consecutive monthly gain. Read More

Survey Says

Survey Says

Average Electrical Engineering Salaries by Job

On average electrical engineering project managers earn about $20,000 or more a year than designers and engineers.

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Survey Says From Recent Issues

New Products and Solutions


Acklands Grainger Detector Voltage High/Low

This Acklands Grainger voltage detector is a versatile detector for a wide range of uses — panels, power outlets and wiring, down power lines, transformers, current carrying conductor — and is convenient and light for use on the job site. It features an audible alarm, and can test for a voltage range from 30 VAC to 122 kVAC. Read More
Rotal Semiflush

Royal Lighting LED Semi-Flush

Royal Lighting offers a uniquely designed semi-flush LED that delivers a cost-effective lighting solution and an architecturally pleasing style. Height: 8.11". Width/diameter: 13.78". Length: 21.69". Colour temperature: 3800K. Read More

Ideal Industries Digital Breaker Finder with GFCI

Ideal Industries' digital breaker finder automatically indicates the right breaker for quick and easy breaker identification. The breaker finder works on 120/220V circuits, and includes a non-contact voltage sensor and GFCI receptacle tester. Read More

Beghelli Bruno Running Man Sign

Beghelli has introduced Canada's first truly universal edge-lit running man sign. The Bruno comes with universal pictograms, universal mounting hardware and universal 120/347V voltage. Beghelli ships six mounting options in every box: recessed ceiling, wall and T-bar, and surface ceiling, wall and end. Read More
Schneider Power Logic

Schneider Electric PowerLogic ION7550 RTU

Schneider's PowerLogic is a remote terminal unit for data acquisition and integrated utlilities metering. The unit reduces waste and optimizes equipment operation to increase energy efficiency. The device collects, scales, and logs readings from a large number of connected meters or transducers, and delivers the information to one or more head-end systems through a unique combination of integrated communication gateways. Read More
Karice Ennea

Karice Ennea Wall Sconce

The Ennea sconce is a futuristic looking interior wall fixture that is part of a new lighting line by Karice. Made with aluminum and acrylic, the Ennea sconce's engineering hides all fasteners and wiring, and maintains the ring's suspended independence without compromising beauty or functionality. Read More
Eaton Kyoritsu 6300

Eaton Kyoritsu Meters and Analysers

This range of high performance power meters and analysers can be used to measure simple power and energy consumption all the way up to power quality monitoring of an electrical installation. The devices can take 12 kinds of power measurements, including regenerative electric power. They display 3 different data simultaneously on a large screen, and are supplied with interface software for downloading data to a PC via USB. Read More

GVA Lighting IP-SF 3 Waterproof LED

GVA's IP-SF3 is a low voltage, low wattage LED light module offering an energy efficient, reliable and low cost lighting solution for both indoor and outdoor installations. Typical applications include cove and under-cabinet lighting, backlighting and channel letter signs, delineation, and any application where moisture or extreme temperatures may occur. Read More

Current Copper Prices

Monitor daily and 6-month $US prices for copper — the preferred electrical conductor for most categories of electrical wiring.

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The Electrical Stock Market

Track the stock market performance of 25 publicly traded electrical equipment suppliers and electrical wholesalers. Updated weekly.

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