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…)
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…)
We need light bulbs for artificial light but deciding what kind of colour temperature to emit can sometimes be a head-scratch moment. Although you can buy daylight and natural light bulbs which are relatively new to the market, the main two contenders battling it out for a spot in most light fixtures are cool white and warm white bulbs. A difference in colour means that these bulbs are often used in opposing rooms with cool whites comfortable in bathrooms and kitchens, whereas warm whites are homed within living rooms and bedrooms.
The reason that cool and warm white light bulbs are designated into different locations is down to the feelings they produce. Cool white is described as a bluey white that delivers a clear and clean glow, with warm white emitting a yellowy glow for a softer and more relaxing warmer tone. The crispness of cool white light bulbs makes them a desirable choice for kitchens, bathrooms, hospitals and commercial retail stores that require a pure and clinical look. On the contrary, warm white bulbs are perfect for domestic rooms that wish to create a calming and homely ambience. (more…)
There is quite a lot of trust involved in allowing someone that you (usually) don’t know into your home to carry out work – this why we’ve come up with eight tips on how to spot dodgy tradesmen.
The stereotypical traits of 10 teas a day with copious amounts of sugar is a common cliché, so is tradesmen turning up late or blasting out their paint splattered radio across the neighbourhood… but in the grand scheme of things these are minor woes and we can all sympathise with most of them.
Considering their busy schedules, the need for caffeine to pull them through the day and how music can take a little bit of flack off the work in hand; we can let off dusty boots marching through the home if the end result satisfies.
Yet we all know by now that sometimes life doesn’t go to plan and things can go pear shaped. Whether it’s to do with bodged jobs, unaware extra payments, damn right laziness, criminal behaviour or unfinished work – there’s a few pointers to consider to help avoid these issues and ultimately allow you to spot a dodgy tradesman.
The majority of the time tradesmen are qualified, polite and get the job done, however just like any profession you’ll get pre-madonnas, cowboys and people looking to pull a fast one. Below contains eight tips on how to spot a dodgy tradesmen. Hopefully it’ll help at least one poor soul who might be about to make a decision they’ll later regret.
1) How To Spot Dodgy Tradesmen – Association / Certification (more…)