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NASA taps Osram to support its food production research

Osram is providing NASA with a customized version of its proprietary connected horticulture research lighting system, Phytofy RL. The smart lighting software, coupled with a unique setup of connected grow light fixtures, will supplement the lighting technology used in NASA’s Food Production Research.

Unified BMS and security for smart buildings connected to microgrids

A substantial effort is required to optimize, consolidate and rationalize legacy building management strategies with security requirements. We are seeing more critical sites where a facility or infrastructure has to meet higher-grade safety and security requirements.

Infrared thermal imaging devices make sense for electricians

In recent years, infrared thermography (a.k.a. thermal imaging) cameras have come a long way toward helping electricians and service technicians find and solve problems quicker and more safely.

AD eCommerce Solutions surpasses 3 million SKUs

AD recently announced the normalization and attribution of over 3 million SKUs representing over 2,000 manufacturers now available to the 186 AD subscribing members.

Stelpro appoints Pierre-Yves Martin national retail sales director

In this role, Martin will lead the retail sales team, manage new market development and maintain relationships with external business partners.

RECALL: Eaton heavy duty 30A and 60A safety switches pose potential safety issue

The safety switches can potentially supply power when the handle is in the “off” position, subjecting the operator of the switch or any downstream equipment to risk of serious bodily injury or death. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

3M introduces fire, water, smoke and sound tapes for the first time in Canada

3M recently announced it has developed two new tapes: the fire and water barrier tape and the smoke and sound tape, both of which meet ASTM and NFPA requirements. The company says these tapes are the first of their kind. » Read full article
Feit Electric

Feit Electric expands lighting portfolio with LED glass colour design line

Designed for indoor and outdoor installation, the company says the bulbs provide “considerable energy savings in comparison to traditional incandescent bulbs.” » Read full article

ConTech introduces new Champion high-bay series LED pendants

The Champion high-bay series is ideal for high ceiling applications such as warehouses, large retail environments, storage facilities and sports arenas, the company says. » Read full article

2018 IES Annual Conference

Dates & Locations: August 9 - 11 • Boston, Mass.
Info: The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is hosting its 2018 IES Annual Conference. If any individuals are interested in participating on the Annual Planning Committee, IES asks that they contact Anastastia DeLeon.
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IAEI Canadian Section Convention and Tradeshow

Date & Location: September 5 - 7 • Saskatoon, Sask.
Info: The International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) Prairie Chapter, in partnership with ECAS, is hosting the 2018 IAEI Canadian Section Convention. The event will feature numerous training and networking opportunities, as well as a tradeshow for product displays from sponsors, wholesalers, approval agencies and distributors.
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Electric Elle Golf Tournament

Date & Location: September 11 • TBA
Info: The 6th annual Electric Elle golf tournament for women working in the electrical industry has been scheduled. The location has not yet been announced. The annual event is open to women working in all areas of the electrical industry (e.g. distribution, manufacturing, contracting). What’s best, you don’t need to have any golfing experience to participate.
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CANEW 2018 • Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop

Date & Location: September 23 - 28 • Lethbridge, Alta.
Info: The Canadian Airports Electrical Association (CAEA) Is hosting the 2018 Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop (CANEW), along with its co-host, the Lethbridge Airport, at The Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre. The tradeshow will be held September 26. Presentations will include subjects related to operating and maintaining airport building electrical systems, airfield electrical infrastructure, energy management and renewable energy systems.
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