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Lack of “stable funding model” dooms ESFi-Canada

In a letter sent to stakeholders just before Christmas, ESFI-Canada’s interim chair, Gavan Howe, announced that its “members have voted unanimously to dissolve the organization as of December 31, 2014”. >> Read full article

Answering the “Call of Duty” to uncover gaming console energy use

In an act of utter selflessness and in pursuit of the common good, engineers at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) recently decided to satisfy their curiosity about how much electricity the latest gaming consoles consume... which required product testing, of course. >> Read full article

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Wave energy integration should compare favourably to other sources

Wave energy integration should compare favourably to other sources

A new analysis suggests that large-scale wave energy systems developed in the Pacific Northwest should be comparatively steady, dependable and able to be integrated into the overall energy grid at lower costs than some other forms of alternative energy, including wind power. >> Learn More…


Time for the ultimate phone upgrade!

Our friends at Samsung want EBMag readers to enjoy the latest and greatest in smartphones for the professional tradesperson with the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active. >> Read full article

Warning: Counterfeit UL mark on LED LLC lamps

UL is warning consumers that 7W LED lamps Model XPL13-41K bear a counterfeit UL mark, meaning they have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate standards for safety, so it is unknown whether they comply with any safety requirements. >> Read full article

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FLIR C2: the “first full-featured, pocket-sized thermal camera”

FLIR C2: the “first full-featured, pocket-sized thermal camera”

FLIR Systems just unveiled its C2, referring to it as the “first full-featured, pocket-sized thermal camera” designed to help professionals find patterns that expose hidden problems, such as sources of energy waste. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW)

Date & Location: January 26-30, 2015 • Louisville, Ky.
Info: The workshop provides a forum for “changing and advancing the electrical safety culture to enable sustainable improvement in eliminating electrical incidents, injuries and fatalities”. >> More Info

NEMRA Annual Conference

Date & Location: January 28-31, 2015 • San Diego, Calif.
Info: The annual conference of the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) is also attended by members of CEMRA (Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association). >> More Info

Electrical Inspectors Assoc. of Alberta Technical Conference

Date & Location: February 6-7, 2015 • Edmonton, Alta.
Info: The details of EIAA’s annual technical conference are being finalized, so visit the website for updates. >> More Info

EFC Electrical Council Ontario Region Gala

Date & Location: February 6, 2015 • Brampton, Ont.
Info: The Electrical Council (Ontario Region) of Electro-Federation Canada is hosting its annual winter gala at the Pearson Convention Centre. >> More Info