All of us would like to reduce energy bills but putting that into action is another thing. Taking time out of our busy schedules to tweak existing routines and systems can be hard, what’s more, understanding and then deciding what changes to actually make can be even harder. Being an electrical wholesaler we thought we’d help you in your mission to deduct your monthly bills, offering you some fast solutions which are more than achievable with our current stock.
Before you make any changes you might want to view how much existing energy you are using. This can be achieved by installing a home energy monitor, which can give you live readings of how much electricity your home is producing. Having an energy monitor in the home can be the antagonist for change, acting as the wake up call you need to reduce energy bills.
The LightwaveRF Energy Monitor is a state-of-the-art model which relies upon a smart phone app to convey it’s readings. Once it’s hooked up to your LightwaveRF Wifi Link, you’ll be able to monitor the exact amount of energy being used. Its advanced real-time energy consumption reader could be just what you need to keep tabs on your energy output. (more…)
In an industry saturated by males we thought we’d invite electrician Kelly Vincent, owner and employee of Kelly Electrics, to give her own insight into the world of a sparky. 30 or 40 years ago the proposition of a female electrician would have been laughed at but a lot has changed since then, and for the better. Kelly is part of a small contingent of female tradeswomen looking to provide an equally as good service as their male counterparts; whilst changing old fashioned attitudes as they do it.
Not only did Kelly enter a male dominant industry but she also gave up her job to pursue her career change. The apparent lack of women in the trade industry as well as a list of great testimonials from her early clients saw Kelly attract admirers from afar. Some of those that wanted to know more included national press with her story being discussed in The Times newspaper (pictured) and home improvement magazine Homebuilding & Renovating.
Being a female electrician isn’t her only asset, you have to be good at what you do, and Kelly is. Since launching Kelly Electrics in 2013 she’s earned herself real recognition, so much so that in 2014 she was nominated as a finalist in both the ‘Britain’s Top Tradesman’ and ‘Women In Construction’ awards. Kelly Electrics has also seen a new addition to the team with another female electrician Sarah Watsham joining ranks. Sarah is a specialist in solving electrical problems and a stickler for perfection.
Seeing as Kelly challenges the status-quo of a male leading industry and poses inspirational values for like-minded women to follow, we thought it was only right to invite her to take part in an interview. Providing a quality service is her primary aim but there’s more to this story than your average electrician firm. So let’s see if she can change the perception of stout traditionalists that believe tradework is a men only job!
Q&A With: Kelly Vincent, The Female Electrician.
I read that you were once an administrator for the NHS but you decided to change your career path – what influenced your decision and was this brave step difficult to execute? (more…)
The fast paced nature of modern living along with the advancements of technology has made smart home controls a viable attraction. Smart home technology offers households as well as businesses a convenient solution to powering some of the most important electrical commodities inside of the property. Automated lighting and heating controls currently dominate the smart home sector, with other offshoots such as energy monitoring also making headway. When all combined the current smart home market provides an exciting glimpse into what the future may hold. (more…)
An electricians job can often be fiddly and risky, that’s why little devices such as the Click CT101C are such a convenience. This all in one junction box and connection system provides a lightweight, easy to use and safely operated alternative to bulkier more expensive models. Specifically designed for lighting circuits to help enable isolation of transformers and control gear, it conducts the 1000v Insulation Resistance Test.
Testing lighting circuits can take a lot of effort for electricians. Failure to disconnect transformers or ballasts from the circuit will see the ‘Mega’ test blow the electronics, subsequently amplifying costs, labour and more worryingly adding a dangerous risk to those involved. The Click Flow CT101C can now assist electricians with the disconnection of electronics from the luminaire whilst the MEGA 1000V test is executed. (more…)
Whether it’s for commercial, domestic or industrial use Hager electrical, in particular their wiring accessories, offer any property a comprehensive and quality solution to all common electrical connections. A complementary blend of aesthetics, resistance and functionality makes Hager a leading brand name in the electrical accessories market. With a multitude of finishes to pick from you’ll be able to find the most suitable unit for you and your existing interior themes. It could be modest and sleek or polished and dashing; the design may differ but the essence of quality still remains.
Starting their life out in 1955 Ensheim, Saarland – Germany, the Hager group have used their eyes, ears and talents to get to grips with the competitive market of electrical accessories. Understanding the commercial and domestic needs for fuss-free installations, easy functions and attractive looking pieces Hager now find themselves at the forefront of innovation with 23 design branches across the world and a strong customer base in over 95 countries. (more…)