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February 14, 2017 - For over 100 years, incandescent, fluorescent, quartz/halogen and HID lighting ruled the roost. Components were standardized, so electricians could solve any problem using generic replacement parts.
February 14, 2017 - When it comes to production drilling and setting poles, electric utilities and their contractors frequently make decisions onsite regarding the best equipment and tool for the job. Boring reports provide some insight into the geological make-up of the ground, but the reality is conditions can vary dramatically between locations... even those that are just a few feet apart.
February 6, 2017 - As seasons change, it’s time to optimize lighting to adjust for longer or shorter daylight hours and inclement weather, and to ensure a balance of natural and artificial lighting for comfort, safety, productivity and cost savings.
January 20, 2017 - With a name like Hotel Le Crystal, this five-star Montreal building is all about the luminosity. So when the time came to revamp its lighting in Summer 2015, only “state-of-the-art technology” was an option, according to Francois Guité, Hotel Le Crystal administrator.
January 20, 2017 - While this article is intended for the end user (homeowner), we feel it can serve as an excellent tool for selling clients on the idea of electric heat. It was developed by Electro-Federation Canada’s Electric Heat Section, which comprises the following Canadian manufacturer members: Convectair-NMT Inc., Dimplex North America Ltd., EasyHeat, FlexTherm Inc., Ouellet Canada Inc., Stelpro Design Inc., Thermon Canada Inc.
January 20, 2017 - Occasionally, an organization or individual becomes aware of a consumer or commercial product that appears unsafe, or does not appear to be a legitimate product properly certified for its intended purpose.
January 19, 2017 - Two years after officials sliced through its opening ribbon, the jutting, Jenga-like Halifax Central Library continues to reel in the accolades.
January 9, 2017 - A device similar in size and shape to the flat-screen TV on your wall could soon remotely charge any device within its line of sight. The technology already exists to build such a system, say Duke University engineers, adding it’s only a matter of taking the time to design it.
December 14, 2016 - It’s a birthday Glen Miller won’t soon forget. Probably never. Glen is the branch manager of Graybar Canada’s Windsor location at 2760 Deziel Drive and, on the evening of Wednesday, August 24—while he was out with his wife, son and daughter-in-law celebrating his 51st birthday—he got a call from one of his neighbours, Rose City Electric, who plainly told him: There’s a hole in the side of your building.
December 12, 2016 - Working on live circuits is probably most electricians’ least-favourite task but, sometimes, it’s the only way to get the job done. A journeyman electrician in the U.S. Midwest found a way to reduce his time in the arc flash zone by turning to wireless measurement tools.
December 12, 2016 - Lighting a videoconferencing (VTC) environment presents a unique challenge as it must provide equal, excellent visual access to participants in the room as well as those in remote locations. The lighting must accommodate the visual requirements of the people and the camera, and provide visibility of any display materials, especially to remote participants.
December 12, 2016 - “ A workplace free from electrical hazards is the worthy goal we are all chasing,” says Andrew Cochran, president of I-Gard, and we couldn’t agree more with our sponsor of the 2016 edition of the Electrical Safety Champion Awards program. “I-Gard would like to acknowledge the contribution and dedication to this goal of the award winners and all of the participants.”
November 14, 2016 - When we last told you about University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Chris Tuan, he was creating self-melting concrete. Now he’s turned his attention to conductive concrete that shields electronics from EMP attack.
November 9, 2016 - Have you ever turned off all sources of power to an enclosure and still found a hazardous voltage inside? This is a very possible situation with battery-based solar systems using current “approved” equipment.
November 9, 2016 - Sixteen year-old Charlie Kerry says he always had a little bit of an interest in the electrical field and, now, after a new course offered at his high school this past spring, he’s set his sights more squarely on becoming a powerline tech.
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