Electrical Line RSS Feed LIGHTFAIR 2012

    Event Date & Time: 
    Mon, 05/07/2012   - Fri, 05/11/2012  
    Event Location: 
    Las Vegas Convention Center
    Event Location: 
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    LIGHTFAIR 2012 Architectural & Commercial Lighting Trade Show & Conference

    LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI) is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. LFI has a proven 22-year track record of bringing top international and domestic architectural, design, engineering and lighting professionals together with exhibitors from around the world. LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL blends 5 days of continuing education courses with 3 days of trade show - featuring innovative products ranging from high-end design to cutting-edge technology. For more information, visit www.lightfair.com.

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    • October 2, 2014

      Following the passage of the Combating Counterfeit Products Act (Bill C-8) by the House of Commons today, Industry Minister James Moore made the following statement:

      "Counterfeit goods that enter the Canadian market not only harm our economy and businesses but also can be a dangerous threat to our consumers and families. That is why our government introduced the Combating Counterfeit Products Act, which will give our border guards the tools they need to work with Canadian rights holders to stop illegal counterfeit goods from entering the country.

      "These counterfeit, pirated or knock-off goods threaten the integrity of Canadian brands, undermine the hard work of successful Canadian businesses, support the activities of organized crime and are typically produced wit...

    • October 2, 2014

      NRG Stadium™, home of the Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, has become one of the first professional football stadiums in the United States to illuminate its field with an array of high-efficiency LED lights. The new lights, part of NRG Park's sustainability master plan spearheaded by NRG Energy, will use 60 percent less energy than the lighting array it replaces.

      "As...

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      A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market opportunities for communicating and smart thermostats, including global forecasts for unit shipments, average selling prices, revenue, and penetration rates.

      First introduced in the late 2000s, smart thermostat technology has only recently gained real traction among customers. During the last year, the market for communicating and smart thermostats has expanded rapidly, with new offerings from several high-profile providers. According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide shipments of communicating and smart thermostats are expected to grow from 926,000 annually in 2014 to 19.2 million by 2023.

      “In North America and Europe, interest in smart thermostat technology is growing among utilities and e...

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    • September 27, 2014

      POWER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, a Canadian manufacturer of compact mini-substations for the commercial and industrial markets, announces the appointment of Specialized Power Solutions as its manufacturer’s representative in British Columbia to promote its Liquid & Dry Mini Substations. Specialized Power Solutions expertise and focus on power distribution are key reasons for its appointment. “We see significant advantages in the commercial and industrial markets that can benefit from its compact design and technology and look forward to promoting it in the BC market,” says Herb Yang, Managing Partner at Specialized Power Solutions.

      Specialized Power Solutions is a manufacturer’s representative in the province of British Columbia,...

    • September 26, 2014

      IMARK CANADA hosted its first annual meeting in Niagara Falls, Ontario on September 19-21, 2014 Over 125 member distributor and IMARK Canada supplier executives and their spouses attended themeeting.

      Bob Smith, President and CEO of IMARK Group said, “We are very excited to be part of the Canadian electrical industry and we were thrilled with the meeting, the supplier support and member engagement.”

      The IMARK Canada headquarters team provided an update on the current organization as well as the plans for growth in 2015 and beyond. According to Steve Ruane, IMARK Vice President of Marketing,” IMARK Canada members are fully committed to growth with our IMARK Canada supplier partners. We have a very bright future”.

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    • September 26, 2014

      VISCOR INC., manufacturer of Visioneering, Certolux and TBR Architectural Lighting, announces a few expansion plans that will continue to prove that manufacturers can grow and thrive in Ontario. Since the initial launch of Viscor's LED family of luminaires, they have grown exponentially with additional engineers, DLC certifications and new equipment. This growth has required Viscor to refocus its efforts in a few key markets to ensure that service and sales levels continue to support its distributor network.

      Effective October 1st, LumiGroup Inc. will be its agent in Montreal and Quebec. As the largest specification lighting agency in this territory, Viscor is confident in LumiGroup's level of...

    • September 25, 2014

      ELECTRO-FEDERATION CANADA (EFC) announces the 2014 EFC Scholarship recipients. Each year Canadian post-secondary students receive funding for their education.

      44 organizations in the electrical and consumer electronics sectors have provided financial support through the EFC Scholarship initiative to assist Canadian university and college students achieve their career objectives.

      Supporting students for 19 years, the EFC Scholarship Program encourages Canadian youth to pursue a career in the electrical, electronics, and telecommunications industries. To date, EFC has invested over $650,000 in the post-secondary technical training and education.

      “The scholarship program provides students with awareness of the great career opportunities in our...

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    • September 26, 2014

      FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the release of its TG165 Imaging IR Thermometer, a powerful, affordable, compact tool that lets you see invisible heat patterns, measure temperatures accurately, and conveniently store images and measurement data for reporting.

      Built around FLIR’s exclusive Lepton® micro thermal imaging camera core, the TG165 eliminates the blind guesswork of troubleshooting by combining a... read more

    • September 23, 2014

      EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Corp. announces the launch of its EnerSmart battery product line. The EnerSmart battery system is designed for residential and commercial use and is one of the industry's leading smart lithium battery energy storage and management systems. The EnerSmart Battery comes equipped with multiple hybrid inputs for Solar and/or Wind energy as well as outputs for both on-grid and off-grid applications. The EnerSmart Battery starts at 12 Kilowatts in size and is scalable up to a full 2 Megawatts.

      "The EnerSmart battery is unique within the market with it's 400 volt system which takes less time to charge versus other battery solutions, providing extremely efficient energy storage and quiet operation while delivering 3,000 power cycles." said John Gamble CEO... read more

    • September 22, 2014

      Vacuum Interrupters, Inc. announces that its new MAC-TS4 vacuum interrupter tester, the only test set capable of conducting predictive testing on vacuum interrupters in the field, has won Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) magazine’s 2014 New Product of the Year Award in the Safety Monitoring Device category.

      “We are extremely proud to have the new MAC-TS4 recognized as this year’s Safety Monitoring Device Product... read more



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