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Sep 2018 Smart Homes | Comments Off on Connected technologies

Connected technologies

Connected technologies

Thomas Belaisch, VP retail at Schneider Electric, explains how connected devices, installed at the point of distribution, offer unrivalled visibility and form the foundation of a more effective, predictive approach to maintenance We are witnessing an explosion in the number of connected devices. Thanks to the uptake of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, our lives […]

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Sep 2018 Legislation, Safety | Comments Off on Shocking truth about installer safety

Shocking truth about installer safety

Shocking truth about installer safety

Health and safety failings that led to the death of a 26-year-old Edinburgh electrician prompted his sister to raise awareness and are the subject of a survey by Super Rod that reveals alarming levels of non-compliance among electricians and their employers Professional electricians and installers are risking their lives every day by not following basic […]

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Sep 2018 Tools | Comments Off on Tools: invest to make a living

Tools: invest to make a living

Tools: invest to make a living

Cheap tools are a false economy, says Makita. Quality and power will see you make the highest return on your investment There’s a vast difference between a hobby and a profession, especially where power tools are concerned. It is quite acceptable to pop into one of the giant retail sheds and purchase a cheap drill […]

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Sep 2018 Lighting | Comments Off on High-end wiring heroes

High-end wiring heroes

High-end wiring heroes

After decades of standardisation and the dominance of large chains, demand for boutique hotels is on the increase as consumers seek a more bespoke travel experience. Individuality is key in the boutique environment and the latest generation of design-led wiring devices can make all the difference, explains Emma Segelov, head of marketing for MK Electric […]

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Sep 2018 18th Edition, Legislation | Comments Off on Don’t get overloaded

Don’t get overloaded

Don’t get overloaded

During the countdown to the 18th Edition becoming mandatory in January 2019, Hager’s team of experts has been meeting contractors across the UK as part of the ‘Regs Live’ campaign. One of the key areas of discussion are the changes to overload protection. Here, Steve York, residential market manager at Hager, sets out the background […]

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Sep 2018 Lighting | Comments Off on LuxLive 2018

LuxLive 2018

LuxLive 2018

Europe’s biggest free annual lighting event is at the ExCel Centre, London, on 14-15 November This year’s LuxLive exhibition has plenty to offer delegates. Visitors can compare the latest products and lighting technology, and see how leading companies are driving lighting change. The show is said to feature the largest education programme ever seen before […]

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Jul 2018 General, Security Systems | Comments Off on Protect and survive

Protect and survive

Protect and survive

What would happen to your business if your tools or van were stolen? A 30% rise in tool theft has seen the total cost of claims rise to more than £2.8m in the trade industry, with the average value per claim standing at around £1,626. Jelf account executive Scott Wright discusses how to protect the […]

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Jul 2018 Heating, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Smart control gets real

Smart control gets real

Smart control gets real

The Alexa generation expects to have control on demand – but it can be expensive. How can you find the solution that fits their expectations as well as their budget? Andy Douglas, MD of Timeguard, may have the answer We hear a lot about smart building control these days, and it doubtless has a huge […]

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Jul 2018 General | Comments Off on Monitoring opportunities

Monitoring opportunities

Monitoring opportunities

What if one system could provide peace of mind and repeat business for both electrician and SME customer? Jocelyn Golding, of Schneider Electric has a suggestion We hear a lot about businesses needing to ‘keep the lights on’ – usually a reference to large enterprises having to ensure their complex IT infrastructure is functioning perfectly […]

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Jul 2018 Ventilation | Comments Off on Breathe easy… …and cost-effectively

Breathe easy… …and cost-effectively

Breathe easy… …and cost-effectively

David Treharne, senior engineer at Domus Ventilation, looks at how improvements in the energy efficiency of dwellings has led to poor indoor air quality, and why mechanical ventilation is the way forward Over recent years we’ve done a good job of improving the energy efficiency of new build homes, with a focus on sealing the […]

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