Help and Advice

How to Safely Test for Live Electrical Current

When working on electrical fittings, such as installing a new light fitting or wiring a plug, it’s important to know if there is a live electrical current passing through the wires. There are several ways to test for this, from handheld appliances to a simple visual check. In this article, we’re going to look

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watts vs lumens

What’s the difference between Lumens and Watts?

The transition from incandescent and halogen light bulbs to energy-saving light bulbs has been taking place for the past seven and a half years. Beginning in September 2016, the EU directive (EC 244-2009) set out a timetable to phase out these older bulbs in favour of more energy-efficient models to reduce carbon emissions across

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pat testing

How Often should Office Electrical Equipment be PAT Tested?

Portable appliance testing (also known as PAT testing or simply PAT) is an important part of your company’s regular maintenance regimen. It helps you ensure that all of your portable electronic assets are in good working order and suitable for the job that they are designed for. In this article, we’re going to take

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What Does Rewiring a House Involve?

Rewiring a property can often be quite a big undertaking – budget and project length need to be considered, as well as how disruptive the work will be for day-to-day life. As such, it is not uncommon to have important questions about rewiring a home. To help, we have answered several common questions –

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How to Choose a Reliable Electrician

Many of us take the electrics around our home or business for granted. However, it is not until something goes wrong that we realise how important they are in our day-to-day lives. As such, knowing how to choose a reliable electrician to get the job done rather than try to complete it yourself is

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EICR Explained

When it comes to an EICR, it is not uncommon to have questions – whether that is ‘when do you need an EICR?’, ‘how long does an EICR take?’ or even ‘what does an EICR stand for?’.  To help, we have put together our informative guide to answer a few crucial questions regarding EICR

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