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Message From The Editor

Managing Editor, Line Goyette Giving a strong voice, listening to and reading young people in our industry

In recent years we've often talked about the Millennial generation and presented profiles of young people. They are the new generation in our industry and we have chosen to give them the floor. They're tomorrow's experts, but are already making their mark in our industry and their expertise must be recognized and underlined. With this in mind, I am pleased to launch in partnership with EFC's Young Professionals Network a unique editorial project, and I invite all young people from our industry — professionals, entrepreneurs and others (good news, "young" in our industry is 40 years old or less) — to share with the electrical community your points of view, knowledge and expertise in the technical field, marketing, or on other related topics as a guest contributor. This is an opportunity to share your point of view and knowledge with the lighting community. Young people have a unique understanding of industry and technology, and through this project we want to give young people a voice in our publications. If you recognize yourself in this or know a young person whose expertise is sought by our industry, contact me. These young people are writing the future of our industry. We want to get to know you. Good reading!

Line Goyette, Managing Editor


Changing Scene

  • Leviton's Bishop Smith Joins BCEA Board
    Bishop Smith, Leviton's Director of Sales, Pacific Region, has joined the board of the BC Electrical Association. Launched with a provincial charter in 1923 by the BC Electric Company (now BC Hydro), BCEA comprises more than 145 corporate members…

  • Liteline Founder and President Steve Silverstein to Retire
    Steve's journey began in 1979, providing customers with aftermarket lens replacements for fluorescent fixtures. Steve offered distributors a simple service of small-run custom fabrication with quick deliveries, often made from the back of his own truck…

  • 2 Agencies Now Represent Beghelli in Quebec
    Agence Pasquarelli, specializing in lighting and electrical products, and Hi-Tech, which focuses on lighting solutions, now represent Beghilli in the commercial, industrial, and institutional markets…

  • Luminis' Aramis AR170 Named in the 2018 IES Progress Report
    The Aramis AR170 is a high power cylindrical pendant LED luminaire that combines a clean design aesthetic with high light output for use in interior applications such as shopping malls, retail stores, convention centres, sports centres and transportation terminals…

  • LEDs to Save General Motors Generate Enough Energy to Power 3,000 Homes
    By working with Alectra Utilities, GM's St. Catharines, Ontario facility replaced 854 interior bay metal halides with 700 LED fixtures and upgraded 17 air make-up units with high efficient motors and VFD controls. These projects will reduce energy requirements by 6.19 million kWh…

  • Halogens No Longer For Sale in European Union
    The changes to the EU rules entering affect standard halogen bulbs (mainly the pear-shaped ones) with non-directional light, but do not cover special types like those used in desk lamps and floodlights...

  • Signify Interact Hospitality: Never Fumble for a Hotel Light Switch Again
    The smart hotel of the future has moved a step closer with the launch of Interact Hospitality from Signify. The hotel room management system enables guests to alter lighting and temperature, and make room service requests at the touch of a button…

  • September 19: IES Technical Seminar in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario
    "Non Visual Effects: Status of Knowledge and a Path to a Recommended Practise" is the title of a technical seminar organized by IES Toronto and taking place on September 19 in Cambridge, Ontario…

Lighting Controls

Avoiding and Resolving Issues with Products That Don't Dim as Expected

By Kevin Willmorth
Products That Don't Dim as Expected With the right combination of dimmer and solid-state driver for LED products, dimming performance can achieve excellent results from 100% all the way to dark, smoothly and predictably. However, when the combination is wrong, many undesirable effects may occur. Read More

Lighting Awards

3 Canadians Among Top 10 Finalists of LAMP's 2018 International Competition

Finalists of LAMP's 2018 International Competition In preparation for LAMP's September 18 awards gala in Vancouver, BC, the organization has announced its top 10 lighting finalists in three categories. LAMP received 142 submissions from 85 cities in 28 countries, and will announce the winners at the gala. Read More

Giving a Voice to Young Professionals in the Industry

Giving a Voice to Young Professionals in the Industry

By Kim Quelch
Giving a Voice to Young Professionals in the Industry Three years ago, Electro-Federation Canada established the Young Professionals Network with the goals of giving young individuals in the industry a place to share ideas and learn, get to know their peers, and give back to the community. Read More


Lighting Agents

By David Gordon
Lighting Agents Lighting agents. Those two words conjure a range of emotions and business observations for many in the industry, and especially for electrical and lighting distributor. Read More

New Products and Solutions

LED Task Star Pro from Magic Lite

LED Task Star Pro from Magic Lite

LED Task Star Pro is constructed with an aluminum housing and a matte white polycarbonate diffuser. It has a hi-low rocker switch and a slide selector switch for changing Kelvin colour temperature. Read More
VERT Site Lighting Platform from EiKO

VERT Site Lighting Platform from EiKO

These cost-effective, multi-use site and area lights are available in multiple outputs and with flexible mounting options to create a perfect solution for any outdoor application. Read More
STR9 Inground from GVA Lighting

STR9 Inground from GVA Lighting

STR9 Inground is a reliable in-ground fixture with a full glass top and an outstanding glare control system. Among the features... Read More

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