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Legrand acquires QMotion for shading systems

QMotion’s window shading systems will now integrate with the lighting control and automation solutions offered by Legrand’s NA Building Control Systems (BCS) business, says Legrand, creating a “more comprehensive portfolio of advanced solutions that provide energy efficiency and lighting control for residential and light-commercial applications”. >> Read full article

Two face charges after Nova Scotia copper theft

According to Halifax District RCMP, a man and teenage boy are facing charges after nine thefts of copper wire from a Nova Scotia Power storage facility between December 8 and December 27 in Lakeside, N.S. >> Read full article

PNNL organic flow battery should be cheaper than vanadium

Energy storage system owners could see significant savings from a new flow battery technology, says Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which is projected to cost 60% less than today’s standard flow batteries. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Philips’ “Beyond Illumination”

VIDEO: Philips’ “Beyond Illumination” teaches 3 factors of lighting

EBMag was pleased to join Philips Lighting Canada at a special event hosted at the Royal Ontario Museum to learn how Philips’ “lighting innovations are taking the industry Beyond Illumination.” >> Learn More…


Invoice and get paid instantly with Street Invoice

Street Invoice unveiled a new feature for its mobile electronic invoicing app that integrates instant invoicing with instant payment. >> Read full article

Hilti TE 800-AVR breaks barriers

The new Hilti breaker TE 800-AVR, featuring “Hi Drive” technology, helps deliver 15 ft-lb of impact energy to break through barriers of demolition performance, Hilti says. >> Read full article

USAI Lighting’s BabyLED “shallowest in world”

BabyLED is the “shallowest recessed LED downlight housing in the world,” says USAI Lighting. Measuring less than 3-in. tall, BabyLED delivers over 1150 lumens and 64 lumens per watt in a variety of white colour temperatures. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

OEN Networking Luncheon: Bruce Campbell, IESO

Date & Location: Jan. 11 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Ontario Energy Network (OEN) invites you to attend its first 2016 Networking Luncheon, featuring the head of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), Bruce Campbell. The event runs from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is being held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel (Imperial Room). >> More Info

EDIST 2016 Conference & Trade Show

Date & Location: Jan. 13-15 • Markham, Ont.
Info: The Electricity, Distribution, Information Systems and Technology (EDIST) 2016 event is an educational conference and exhibition addressing critical engineering, operational, IT and management issues faced by Ontario’s Local Distribution Companies. Suppliers, manufacturers and service providers will have the opportunity to network and showcase their products and services. >> More Info

EFC 2016 Ontario Region Gala

Date & Location:Jan. 22 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) Ontario Region invites you to attend its Mardi Gras-themed Gala at the Delta Toronto East Hotel. Enjoy the networking reception, New Orleans-inspired dinner and lively entertainment throughout the evening plus dancing. Individual, Couple or Table bookings are available. >> More Info

BICSI 2016 Winter Conference & Exhibition

Date & Location: Jan. 31 - Feb. 4 • Orlando, Fla.
Info: BICSI is a professional association providing information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) community. This conference will expand technical insight, networking base and familiarity with quality vendors, it says. “Innovation speaker and advisor” Stephen Shapiro will be the opening keynote. >> More Info

NEMRA Annual Conference 2016

Date & Location: Feb. 3-6 • Dallas, Texas
Info: The 2016 Annual Conference of the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) is also attended by members of CEMRA (Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association).The conference features educational sessions, manufacturer sales meetings, business review sessions, product & business services showcase, all-industry general session with keynote speakers, and a cocktail reception. Additionally, many manufacturers host after-hours events for their sales reps. >> More Info