Electrical Industry News Week
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Message From The Editor

We have become an attractive industry!

We have been talking often and for some time about the renewal of our industry's workforce as Baby Boomers retire. Demographic statistics cannot deny this reality. One key fact that does change, however, is the appeal our industry can have for young people. Long confined to a junction box and wire lengths, electricity is now at the heart of new technology, from LiFi to PoE to IoT, from electric transport to cities and smart buildings. I raise my hat to all those who have always embraced the values of our industry and believed in its potential. We have become an attractive industry. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor

Changing Scene

Rittal Worlds Rittal Offers New IoT Interface for Climate Control Solutions
Industry 4.0 scenarios such as Predictive Maintenance are based on the provision of data and networked communication…
NRC Government of Canada Funds Smart Grid Expansion to Fight Climate Change
Natural Resources Canada has announced a $100-million call for proposals to fund more smart grid systems…
EJTC Electrical Joint Training Committee Names Phil Davis as New Managing Director
The Electrical Joint Training Committee has named Phil Davis to provide executive leadership for the organization as Managing Director…

Codes & Standards

New Z462 Standard Boosts Workplace Electrical Safety

CSA Logo Recent research and new requirements in the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I and NFPA 70E - Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace form the basis of the new and improved CSA Z462. On the eve of the 70th anniversary of Canada's first general occupational health and safety standard and the launch of the 2018 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, CSA Group is sharing insights on major changes to the 2018 edition of the CSA Z462 - Workplace Safety standard, and how those changes will contribute to improved workplace safety. Read More


Exterior Lighting Reno Improves Aesthetics and Reduces Energy Consumption for Multi-Use Building

Lighting Taschereau Opened in the 1980s, 4890-4898 Taschereau Boulevard is a busy, multi-tenant retail building located in Greenfield Park, Quebec. The two-floor, 36,984 sq. ft. building houses tenants such as Baton Rouge, Neuro Rive-Sud and Vimat — all well-known brands in Quebec. Read More


Washing Away Terror, Indecision and Loss of Hope

By Keith Sones
Sones One of the truly ironic things in life is that the events that shape us, make us stronger than we would be otherwise and define our adult selves are, frequently, bad things. At least they seem that way when they happen to us. As a child, you may have had a difficult time dealing with the divorce of your parents, then later realized it was for the best. A prolonged illness might have kept you isolated from your school friends, through which you discovered your ability to be comfortable with yourself. Childhood poverty, always tough for anyone, may have been the source of your work ethic and why you value ensuring your young family is safe and financially secure. Read More

Company Profile

Static Electric, Serving Winnipeg for 41 Years

Company Profile Static Electric was founded in 1976 as an electrical contracting business in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As a family-owned business Static Electric has steadily grown to include a full fleet of service vehicles, and in response to technological advances expanded in the early 1980s to include a networking and cabling division. Read More

Q&A Brought to You by Britech

I’ve meagered out the self-regulating cable and it’s clear but the breaker keeps tripping

Britech Often the cable lengths can be too long and place too high a load on the breaker. Always consult load and length charts from the manufacturer when sizing circuits. For instance, the manufacturer’s chart for a 5 watt per foot cable installed on a 20 amp 208 volt circuit may only allow for a 375-foot long length of cable. If the cable exceeds 374 feet, it will trip the breaker. Read More

Survey Says


Survey Says: Who is Purchasing From Full-Line Electrical Distributors

Contractors dominate the electrical product purchasing market with 48%, over twice the next closest market, Industrial, OEM and Automation which makes up 23% of Full-Line electrical customers. Read More

New Products and Solutions

Power Extenders

Eaton Power Extenders

Eaton power extenders increase the load capacity of dimmers and emulate a connected dimmer in dimming range and resolution. All models are rated to 120V 50/60Hz with either a load capacity of 1920W or 1000W. Among the features: an aluminum heat sink with snap on cover (PI19-W and PF19-W), which can be surface- or flush-mounted using a 1900 Box and 2-gang raised cover. Read More

Eiko LED 4.5WA19/FIL/822-DIM-G7

Eiko's LED Advantage Filament 4.5W delivers a vintage golden glow and is fully dimmable. This 320° omni-directional light source is 80% more efficient and 20x longer life than incandescent, compatible with a wide array of leading edge TRIAC dimmers, suitable for use in damp locations and totally enclosed fixtures, and comes in various decorative shapes. Read More

Schneider Electric LifeSpace Solutions: DALIcontrol

Schneider's DALIcontrol system provides by its very architecture a uniquely flexible approach to floor plan control. The system offers a wide degree of flexibility in zone definition and control strategy. This allows final decisions on control strategy to be made much later in the design process, when there is more certainty with the actual use profile, based upon the real tenant who will occupy the space. Read More

Lutron HomeWorks QS

HomeWorks QS, designed for exclusive homes, seamlessly integrates the control of electric lights and daylight. It also integrates with audio/visual, security, and HVAC systems. Transform a space with beautifully designed architectural and designer keypad styles, a variety of keypad button configurations, and faceplates in an assortment of colours, finishes, and materials. Read More
SPI Relays

SPI Systems WR 61-61 Relay

The WR-6161 is a magnetic latching relay. When it receives a momentary polarized pulse from a two-wire relay control system, it provides a permanent On/Off control of lighting and other electrical loads. Its state remains until the coil is re-magnetized. The WR-6161 is a single pole 20 Amp high-in-rush-duty relay. The WR-6166 is a double pole 20 Amp high-in-rush-duty relay. Read More
Magiclite Exhibitor

Magic Lite Tokistar Exhibitor Series

Tokistar's Exhibitor series is a wet-location festoon lighting system widely used in amusement parks, shopping centres, street decorations, and promenades. Exhibitor fixtures may also be surface mounted to accent rooflines and other architectural features. Applications: building facades, building outlines, effect lighting, landscape lighting, linear decorative lighting, and museum lighting. 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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