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Legrand turning up the shade with Solarfective acquisition

Legrand has acquired Solarfective Products Limited, a manufacturer of standard and custom shading systems for commercial applications. Solarfective will become part of Legrand, North America’s Building Control Systems business. >> Read full article

Reguera’s bioelectrodes have electrifying taste for waste

New research at Michigan State University shows how Geobacter bacteria grow as films on electrodes and generate electricity in a process that’s ready to be scaled up to industrial levels. Oh, and they can help clean up uranium waste while they do it! >> Read full article

Wind farms, distracted driving and high-performance homes

“Where contractors and the industry work together”. That was the motto behind Ontario Electrical League’s 2016 annual conference, held outside of London, Ont., in the spring, and EBMag was there with notepad and camera in hand to record some of the action. >> Read full article

1-month reminder: SUBMIT your Electrical Safety Champion Award nominations!

It’s time you were recognized! The 2016 edition of our Electrical Safety Champion Awards is open to all Canadians across our nation and it’s free to enter! Deadline day is September 16! >> Read full article

 Featured News 
“This summer, lamps & luminaires will advance”

“This summer, lamps & luminaires will advance”

“This summer, lamps & luminaires will advance”. That’s the promise displayed on the banner we saw upon entering an exclusive media event hosted by Sylvania to introduce us to its new company name: LEDvance. >> Learn More…


Hollow handles on Klein Tools’ nut drivers

Klein Tools’ 2016 heavy-duty nut drivers are designed with a hollow handle for use on unlimited bolt lengths. >> Read full article

New Zero-Load transformers from Ambiance Lighting

Ambiance Lighting Systems has introduced its Zero-Load electronic transformers, which include Radio Frequency Interface (RFI) modules, local On/Off switches and a user-replaceable secondary side that Ambiance says can be swapped without needing to touch the primary 120V wiring. >> Read full article

Arlington’s FLBT4400 boxes now with trapdoors

Arlington’s countertop FLBT4400 series box kits come with an installed UL-listed, decorator-style GFCI or TR receptacle or a combo with receptacle and two USB ports. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Webinar: Cash Flow Problems? 5 Ways to Maximize your Profits

Date & Location: Aug. 23 • Online
Info: Did you know a measly 5% decrease in profit can put you out of business? Is your business profitable? Do you even know? Never fear! We are bringing you the goods on how to Maximize Profits in our 1-hour webinar with Andrew Houston, business columnist with Electrical Business Magazine, and the owner and founder of Profit for Contractors. >> More Info

EFC 16th Annual Federation Cup Golf

Date & Location: Aug. 24 • Milton, Ont.
Info: Join EFC for its 16th Annual Federation Cup Golf Tournament at the Rattlesnake Point Golf Club. There will be fun activities throughout the day as well as dinner. The Young Professional Network will be hosting the networking event. >> More Info

EAM Fall Golf Classic Tournament

Date & Location: Aug. 25 • Winnipeg, Man.
Info: EAM (Electrical Association of Manitoba) is hosting its Fall Golf Classic Tournament at the Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, a 15-minute drive from Winnipeg. Attendees will receive a T-Box prize with a special gift selected just for this event, according to organizers. Check-in will be followed by a barbecue lunch at 11 am, with the shotgun start at noon. The format is Texas Scramble. The 6 pm dinner has an international theme, “Tastes from Around the World”, with six food stations. >> More Info

Green Energy Doors Open 2016

Date & Location: Sept. 9-11 • Across Ontario & Alberta
Info: Green Energy Doors Open is a campaign brought to you by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). It’s a province-wide, year-round communications campaign and showcase of individual, community and commercial sustainable energy projects organized and spearheaded by OSEA. The initiative aims to showcase advancements in the sector, demonstrating that Ontario is already on the path to building a 100% sustainable energy system. The event is free to participate in as a host and to attend. >> More Info

CUEE Show 2016

Date & Location: Sept. 13-14 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: The Canadian Utilities Equipment & Engineering Show (CUEE) is returning to The International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. “We are Canada’s largest marketplace for utility products and services, featuring a display of equipment, technologies and services related to the utility sector,” organizers say of the show. >> More Info