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The No.1 Electrical Magazine for Electrical and Related Industries in Scotland and Ireland.

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ECA and Unite reach wage agreement for industry The electrical contracting industry has agreed on a four-year wage deal, which will take effect from January 2017. This is the first time that an agreement spanning four years has ...

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Northern Ireland’s first large-scale solar farm is live Solar energy company Lightsource Renewable Energy has developed and connected Northern Ireland’s first large-scale solar farm, which is also the first ground-based solar power station to be completed in ...

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Planning changes create opportunities for air source heat pumps in Scotland A change in Scottish planning law means that planning permission is no longer required for the installation, alteration or replacement of a domestic air source heat pump, subject to ...

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Aug 2016 General | Comments Off

Reducing the shocking statistics

Reducing the shocking statistics

Amendments to the 17th Edition present an opportunity to increase the number of RCDs you install while offering customers extra protection, says GreenBrook MD Richard Shaw Residual current devices (RCDs) have been commonplace in the UK since PowerBreaker was first launched more than 40 years ago. Since developing the first RCD for Watney Mann Brewers ...

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Aug 2016 Energy Efficiency, Smart Homes | Comments Off

Importance of metering and monitoring

Importance of metering and monitoring

Energy-related regulations are driving the market in 2016, explains Poonam Walid, category marketing manager, power monitoring at Schneider Electric Buildings are responsible for 40% of global energy use and contribute 30% of total global CO2 emissions. By 2030, electricity consumption will have grown by more than 70%, compared to current levels. There’s a push by ...

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Aug 2016 Energy Efficiency, Lighting | Comments Off

Do the dimming sums

Do the dimming sums

Leading the way as the energy saving measure of choice for commercial building managers, dimming controls are one of the quickest energy efficiency upgrades to employ. But contractors must consider the challenges of combining LED and incandescent lighting on one system, as Kevin Norman, senior product marketing manager at Newey & Eyre, explains Dimming technology ...

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Aug 2016 Heating, Smart Homes | Comments Off

Smart made simple

Smart made simple

Electrical contractors and installers need to get clued up on smart heating controls. Simon May, product manager at Drayton Controls, explains why and discusses the best solution for quick and easy installation New research on the UK smart heating market indicates that sales of Internet of Things heating devices have grown by 3000% since 2010, ...

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May 2016 Smart Homes | Comments Off

Remote access for the smart consumer

Remote access for the smart consumer

The Internet of Things promises a brave new world of connected devices, smart cities and homes and – ultimately – better living, says Schneider Electric’s channel marketing engineer Asad Zaidi According to technology research firm TechNavio, the number of connected devices is expected to pass 17 billion in the next five years. The ability of ...

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May 2016 Smart Homes | Comments Off

Smart homes: your role in their growth

Smart homes: your role in their growth

Karl Rawlins, senior technical support engineer at Scolmore Group, answers key questions about smart homes and building automation What scale of home automation are we talking about – does it need to be a complete refit of the customer’s electronics or are there minor installations that can still make a big difference? Home automation is ...

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May 2016 Lighting, Smart Homes | Comments Off

The way forward with advances in lighting

The way forward with advances in lighting

Taking control of domestic and commercial lighting via wireless devices, coupled with advances in energy efficiency, should be a no-brainer for decision-makers, says BEG UK sales manager Paul Jones Over the past few years, factors including political, economic, technological and environmental have affected research, development and manufacture within the UK and Ireland lighting industry. Major ...

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