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FortisAlberta to invest $30 million into LED streetlights

FortisAlberta says it has developed an LED Conversion Option to meet the needs of municipal customers who seek LED replacements for their existing streetlights. >> Read full article

Six Canadians recognized with this year’s IEC 1906 Award

Six Canadians received the IEC 1906 Award for their participation in standardization activities benefiting Canada and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). >> Read full article

9 DAYS LEFT: SUBMIT your Electrical Safety Champion Award nominations!

The 2016 edition of our Electrical Safety Champion Awards is open to all Canadians across our nation. It’s FREE and you can submit to more than one category! Nominate yourself! >> Read full article

Philips Lighting Canada launching Concept Centre

“We are excited about the new centre and the new staff who have been identified to continue the legacy of providing excellent lighting education to industry stakeholders,” said Carol McGlogan, director of marketing for Philips Lighting Canada, as she announced the opening a new Lighting Concept Centre in Markham, Ont., in the fall. >> Read full article

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Superman boasts big solar cell efficiency but Batman...

Superman boasts big solar cell efficiency but Batman...

University of Leicester students were tasked with applying scientific principles to examine the feasibility of the superpowers behind renowned comic book superheroes. Ultimately, after several years of research, their research suggests Superman could be the best-equipped superhero of all. >> Learn More…


Go Retro with EE Lighting’s Fall promotion

Energy Efficient Lighting is ushering in a new promotion this month, “Go Retro”, open to all electrical distributors and contractors. It ends December 31, 2016. >> Read full article

Counterfeit UL mark on MR16 LED bulbs

UL has issued a warning about an LED bulb, known to be sold by East Coast Lighting in Ontario, for its counterfeit UL certification. >> Read full article

New website for Noark Electric goes live

Noark Electric, a low-voltage electrical product manufacturer, has rolled out a new website for the North American market. It boasts videos for each product page, full PFD downloads and is mobile-friendly. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Electric Elle

Date & Location: Sept. 13 • King City, Ont.
Info: The 4th annual Electric Elle golf tournament is being held at the Cardinal Golf Club. It brings together women of the electrical industry for a 9-hole round of Best Ball golf followed by dinner and awards. >> 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

Risk Assessment WEBINAR with I-Gard

Date & Location: Sept. 14 • Online
Info: Safer workplaces start with the ins and outs of Risk Assessment, and undertaking this practice at the design stage will significantly help you reduce the likelihood of a dangerous event. Mike Doherty—electrical safety subject-matter expert and Electrical Safety 360 columnist—will discuss your electrical safety program in this webinar, i.e. identifying hazards, assessing risks and implementing the hierarchy of risk control methods. >> More Info

Franklin Empire Customer Appreciation Day 2016

Date & Location: Sept. 14 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Join Franklin Empire at its Toronto location at 350 Carlingview Dr. for the 4th Annual Customer Appreciation Day. The event kicks off at 11 am and wraps up at 2 pm. >> More Info

Get airborne (ultrasound) for electrical reliability WEBINAR

Date & Location: Oct. 6 • Online
Info: Reduce arc flash AND create a safer inspection? That’s where airborne ultrasound comes in! Certified maintenance & reliability professional Sean Miller will show how airborne ultrasound can be used on open or enclosed systems to detect and analyze corona, tracking and arcing, and explain how airborne ultrasound and infrared thermography compliment each other and take your electrical maintenance and reliability program to the next level. >> More Info