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    • August 09, 2021

      Eaton’s Wiring Devices introduces an astronomic programmable timer that helps reduce energy consumption while meeting California’s Title 24 requirements.

      California’s Title 24 compliant, Eaton’s Astronomic Programmable Timer (AT18HM) reduces energy consumption by automating exterior lights. The timer features seven customizable settings that adjust to local sunrise/sunset times as well as daylight savings, and includes a built-in battery backup, protecting the users programming schedules during power outages. The timer works with incandescent, halogen and LED lighting.

      Additional features include:

    • August 09, 2021

      Litetronics proudly announces the introduction of its versatile new series of reliable and high-performing LED emergency battery back-up products for a wide variety of lighting applications.  Designed to support the market’s broad range of commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail settings, Litetronics’ new emergency battery back-up options ensure that facility space will never go dark even when the power goes out.

    • August 06, 2021

      Nora Lighting has released a 20-page Track Lighting Catalog that showcases the company’s newest track lighting products, along with its complete line of LED, low voltage and line voltage track fixtures and accessories.

      The catalog can be downloaded from Nora’s website at:, or a printed copy can be requested by email at:

      Illustrative photos and detailed product specifications demonstrate the range and versatility of the complete line.

    • August 05, 2021

      Group lockout scenarios get more complicated as more people are added to the process. And while more workers mean less equipment downtime, without the right devices in place, they also mean increased risk for accidental re-energization.


  • Industry News

    Hydro Ottawa announced that it will soon receive support to help distribute funding to eligible applicants for EV charging stations within the city of Ottawa boundaries.

    This funding initiative will provide up to 50 per cent of project costs for the purchase and installation of EV charging stations for:

    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada) have entered into a teaming agreement to cooperate on engineering and procurement to support the design, manufacturing and commercialization of the BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR).

  • Keeping Current

    ETIM NORTH AMERICA announced that MERSEN, a global expert in electrical power and advanced materials, joined the product classification standards organization.
    MERSEN, a leading player in the electrical power industry, with innovative solutions designed to optimize manufacturing processes in sectors such as energy, transportation electronics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and process industries, is joining other industry leaders including ABB, Eaton, Legrand, Appleton Group, Schneider, and Siemens as they build out the ETIM classification model to meet the terminology and product specific needs of the North American electrical industry.

    HAMMOND POWER SOLUTIONS (HPS), a North American based leader in the design and manufacture of standard and custom electrical dry-type and cast resin transformers and reactors, announced the appointment of Dan Davis as Power Quality Sales Manager, effective September 27th 2021.

    Dan comes to HPS after 20 years of Sales Management experience in his previous roles of Regional Sales Manager and Account Manager.

    For more information, contact Fred Rampone, U.S. Distribution Sales Manager, at

    WESTBURNE Ontario announces that Richard Do will assume the newly-created position of Divisional Vendor Relations & Sales Operations Manager effective October 12th, 2021.

    In his Sales Operations capacity, Richard will continue to drive the evolution of Westburne's current sales processes and digital platforms through its sales leaders and account managers. Richard will also focus on continuing the development of a culture of transparency and execution within the sales function.

    As Westburne Ontario’s Vendor Relations Manager, Richard will focus on the development and disciplined execution of growth initiatives with Westburne's Advantage Program Partners.

    BARTLE & GIBSON CO. LTD., a Western Canada-based premier plumbing, heating and electrical distributor, announced Friday, October 1, 2021, a new regional partnership with Appleton, electrical solutions for industrial and hazardous environments, across its 31 branches in Western Canada.

    The Appleton brand has long been the hallmark for the protection of people and equipment while delivering reliable power. With Appleton’s products you can count on certified protection for any environment, from ordinary commercial settings to harsh industrial conditions, in any region of the world. Their fittings, lighting, and power distribution solutions are designed to operate without incident: because failure is not an option.

  • Product Showcase

    Cummins Inc. announces the new SD 20 diesel generator set for commercial mobile applications. The SD 20 is well suited for a variety of trailer and vehicle applications such as disaster relief, mobile medical, mobile command centers, ambulances, food trucks, utility boom trucks and many others.

    With a trim, modern appearance, Nora Lighting’s MAY LED track heads feature AC LEDs that do not require a driver, facilitating installation. The contemporary fixture is designed to illuminate display cabinets, shelves, art niches or dining areas in residential and commercial sites.

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