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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    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...
    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 a native Houstonian, and...
    The world’s first commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) process on a coal-fired power plant officially opened October 2nd at Boundary Dam Power Station in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Premier Brad Wall, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Greg Rickford, Saskatchewan Economy Minister Bill Boyd, and SaskPower President and CEO Robert Watson were on hand to officially open the project. “Over the past six years, Saskatchewan has become a global hub of innovation, especially in agriculture...
    Environmentally and economically, there are too many upsides to renewables like wind energy for Alberta to ignore. This is confirmed by recent public opinion research done by Nanos Research on behalf of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). Nanos Research examined the views of Albertans on a wide range of electricity issues, focusing on the largest sources of electricity generation currently operating in Alberta. The...
    Hydro One announces that the refurbishment of an international transmission circuit linking Ontario and Michigan is complete. The $6.8 million investment refurbished 24 towers on the 5.5 km circuit that runs from Sarnia Scott TS to the Mid River Junction Bunce Creek at the St. Clair River. The work involved replacing five transmission towers and strengthening the steel on 19 towers in accordance with Canadian Safety Authority Standards. "The refurbishment of this critical asset ensures...

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    • 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...

    • October 16, 2014

      A new white paper from Navigant Research examines the critical issues facing cities and utilities as they develop energy policies suited for the 21st century.

      Cities are a focal point for some of the most profound economic, environmental, social, and technological issues facing the world today. There is increasing demand to move to cleaner and more efficient energy resources to meet the demands of an urban population that will expand by 2.4 billion people during the next 35 years. According to a new white paper from Navigant Research, the spread of smart city technologies and policies, developed in response to the rapid growth and change happening in cities around the world, is helping to drive sweeping and fundamental changes in the energy landscape.

      “Cities around th...

    • October 16, 2014

      AltaGas Ltd. announced that its 195 megawatt (MW) Forrest Kerr run-of-river hydroelectric facility has initiated the final phase to achieve contractual Commercial Operations Date (COD), which involves a 72 hour period of testing to meet specific parameters set forth by BC Hydro.

      "We are pleased with the progress made on Forrest Kerr and look forward to achieving COD," said David Harris, Chief Operating Officer of AltaGas. "While we safely commissioned the plant on time and budget, we experienced some unforeseen challenges including significant transmission line constraints and a flooding event on the Iskut River. Our strong relationship with BC Hydro and our dedicated teams enabled us to overcome these challenges."

      On July 12, 2014, BC Hydro placed the Northwest Transmissi...

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    • October 16, 2014

      TROY LIFE & FIRE SAFETY LTD. has signed a new distributor agreement with Tyco Fire Protection Products, a division of Tyco, to distribute Simplex fire alarm products in designated markets and territories in Canada. This agreement will come into effect on January 1, 2015.

      By gaining access to a wide range of leading-edge Simplex products, the partnership will enable Troy Life & Fire Safety Ltd. to grow its business across Canada while better serving its valued customer base coast to coast. New fire alarm installation and service territories have been established for the Troy partnership with Tyco, who is also an existing Ansul Supplier to Troy.

      “Tyco Fire Protection Products is committed to providing the most advanced technologies...

    • October 16, 2014

      AFFILIATED DISTRIBUTORS’ (AD) Electrical Supply Divisions, hosted the largest North American Meeting in their history at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago, October 6-8, 2014. This annual event attracted over 1,000 attendees, including 173 first time attendees and representatives from over 390 companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

      Jim Milne, President of AD Canada, stated, “I am truly inspired by the performance of our Distributors and Suppliers. Our market leading growth is fueled by our exclusive AD Rewards program and the power of many entrepreneurs working together to provide exceptional end user value. Our North American Meeting was another outstanding success. Our focus on Canadian owned businesses and...

    • October 8, 2014

      WESCO DISTRIBUTION CANADA LP, a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products and construction materials, announced that Marielle Granie-Lackey has been named its 2014 Student Achievement Award recipient. She will receive $3,500 toward her education at Ryerson University.

      The scholarship, which is part of the Electro-...

    • October 6, 2014

      HES PV and CONERGY, two recognized leaders in the Canadian solar market, announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which HES PV is acquiring the Canadian solar distribution division of Conergy. HES PV is one of Canada’s largest and oldest PV distribution companies. With warehouses in four provinces, HES has a large inventory of the key brands of solar modules, batteries, charge controllers and inverters. HES PV has extensive grid-tie and off-grid experience, and offers training and engineering support to its clients. HES PV was awarded CanSIA’s Solar Distributor of the Year in 2013. Conergy Canada is the Canadian branch of Conergy, one of the largest downstream solar companies globally. Conergy will now focus exclusively on...

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    • October 14, 2014

       Arlington’s IN/OUT™ outlet box adjusts for wall depths up to 1-1/2" – perfect for use when the final wall thickness is unknown; double drywall, tile, mirrors, etc.

      The new single-gang, low profile FA101LP is designed for new work installations with shallower wall cavities, it’s a little shorter than our ‘regular’ single-gang IN/OUT outlet box – 3.25 inches deep – just right for smaller spaces.

       

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    • October 8, 2014

      Meltric Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial connectors including, UL/CSA switch rated plugs and receptacles, introduced today the DSN150 Series, which extends its popular DECONTACTOR™ line of switch-rated plugs and receptacles to 150A/75HP. The DSN150 is a cost-effective, connecting device for large motors, or other high amperage applications such as, shore power, generators or power... read more

    • October 8, 2014

      Building on its line of flexible outdoor lighting solutions, MaxLite announces a new family of adjustable, installation-friendly LED Wall Packs and the launch of LED Bullet Flood Lights.

      DesignLights Consortium-qualified LED Small and Large Adjustable Wall Packs offer significant energy savings over metal halide fixtures and are perfect for lighting outdoor walkways, landscapes, parking areas, schools, hospitals,... read more



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