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Lighting Science debuts “bold new brand identity”

Lighting Science unveiled a “bold new brand identity” this week to “more accurately communicate the mission of the company and its products”. This brand relaunch coincides with the expansion of the company’s line of “biologically tuned” LED products. >> Read full article

Show EFC your marketing savvy

Electro-Federation Canada has launched its 2016 Marketing Awards Program, and Electrical Business Magazine is proudly sponsoring the Customer Event/Tradeshow category. >> Read full article

SaskPower & Kineticor launch flare gas project

Near Shaunavon, independent power producer Kineticor brought a new flare gas power generation process into commercial operation earlier this month, providing 1MW of electricity to the Saskatchewan power grid, which will be purchased by SaskPower under a 20-year agreement. >> Read full article

Algonquin adding two new electrical labs

Algonquin College will add two new electrical labs in 2017, with space for 120 apprentices, thanks to their share of $4.6 million in Apprenticeship Enhancement Funding (AEF) from the Ontario government. >> Read full article

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Edmonton ESTMP Workshop

PHOTOS from Edmonton ESTMP Workshop

Considering the current economic climate in Alberta, hats off nonetheless to organizers and supporters of the ESTMP 2016 workshop, who assembled a very good technical program that drew in 200+ folks. >> Learn More…


Exfo brings Quad OTDR to MaxTester

Exfo Inc. has introduced the Max-720C Quad as part of its newly launched C-Series OTDR/iOLM (intelligent Optical Link Mapper), which “elevates the expected testing performances” in fault finding of data center and enterprise networks. >> Read full article

Osram’s Edition 1906 and PenduLum

With Edition 1906, the Osram lamp division (with the future name of Ledvance) presents vintage lighting made from modern materials. >> Read full article

Mersen hits Global Surge Protection milestone

Marking it as “another key milestone for its recently formed global surge protection organization,” Mersen launched the Surge-Trap product line for North America this week. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

LEDucation - LED Lighting Education & Expo

Date & Location: Mar. 29-30 • New York, N.Y.
Info: Touted as “the largest tabletop expo and educational event dedicated solely to LED technology,” LEDucation is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. LEDucation organizers say it will feature an “unprecedented number of educational sessions and record-breaking number of exhibitors”. >> More Info

EFC YPN Workshop & Yuk Yuks Night

Date & Location: Apr. 7 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The Ontario region of Electro-Federation Canada’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) is gearing up to host its 2nd event. There will be a Dale Carnegie educational training session from 3-5 p.m., followed by an optional dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a Yuk Yuks comedy “hangout” show from 8-10 p.m. >> More Info

Canadian Commtech East Show

Date & Location: Apr. 12-13 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: The Canadian Commtech East Show & Seminars offers an exhibitor forum of 80+ vendors, distributors and industry associations over two days. Attendees come from the Telecom, Cable, IPTV and Wireless industries, sub-contractors and engineers, as well as IT professionals from governmental, regulatory, municipal, utility, oil and gas, and various related industries. >> More Info

Future Building 2016

Date & Location: Apr. 19-21 • London, Ont.
Info: Future Building is a three-day exhibition that provides young career seekers with the opportunity to experience hands-on activities in all areas of the construction sector. In addition, the exhibition will showcase partnerships of labour and management working together to build Ontario’s future. >> More Info

Salon Lumen Montreal

Date & Location: Apr. 21 • Montreal, Que.
Info: Salon Lumen (or the Lumen Exhibition), held every two years in Montreal and Quebec City, is now on its 9th edition. Events get underway in Montreal at the Palais des congres. Organizers at Lumen say the show gathers about 150 suppliers in a 40,000-sf venue to provide hands-on seminars and conferences. The target audience includes electrician contractors and clients from the commercials, industrials, OEM, consulting engineers, municipals & institutional markets. >> More Info