Technical
  • What is R2Dimming Technology?

    We catch up with Ricoman’s Liang Gao to find out more about why the company’s latest technical innovation ...

    We catch up with Ricoman’s Liang Gao to find out more about why the company’s latest technical innovation is changing the landscape for downlights. There are many fire-rated downlights with interchang ...

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  • How To Overcome The LED Obstacles

    In this article the team at Zano Controls identifies some of the headaches that LED dimming has caused in ...

    In this article the team at Zano Controls identifies some of the headaches that LED dimming has caused in recent times and the solutions it has created to deal with these issues. LED is a great techno ...

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  • Why Use Voltage Optimisation Units?

    Jason Hallam, Technical Manager at CPN-Cudis, explains how voltage optimisation units can reduce electric ...

    Jason Hallam, Technical Manager at CPN-Cudis, explains how voltage optimisation units can reduce electricity use. Put simply, if the reduction in supply voltage is carefully matched to the needs of th ...

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  • The Importance of Surge Protection

    Paul Collins, Technical Support & Training Manager at Hager, gives an overview of the crucial role th ...

    Paul Collins, Technical Support & Training Manager at Hager, gives an overview of the crucial role that surge protection technology plays. Surge Protection Devices (SPDs) are used in electrical in ...

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  • What’s Behind Faulty Smart Meter Installations?

    NAPIT offers its response to recent reports of faulty smart meter installations. In 2011, the Government ...

    NAPIT offers its response to recent reports of faulty smart meter installations. In 2011, the Government set a target to install around 53 million smart meters in homes and businesses across Great Bri ...

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  • PIR Technology – The Weird & Wonderful Uses

    Bill Killick, Technical & Quality Manager at Finder, highlights some of the weird and wonderful ways ...

    Bill Killick, Technical & Quality Manager at Finder, highlights some of the weird and wonderful ways that PIR technology is being utilised in modern day applications. “You’re never more than 6m fr ...

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  • Neutral Conductors: Whats Your Method of Reduction?

    The technical team at the ECA explore whether it’s acceptable to have a reduced cross-sectional area in n ...

    The technical team at the ECA explore whether it’s acceptable to have a reduced cross-sectional area in neutral conductors. Circuits are generally designed with the same cross-sectional area neutral c ...

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  • LED Lighting: How Can You Avoid Drop Out?

    Zano Controls offers advice on how to avoid drop out on dimmer switches.  Drop-out occurs when your ...

    Zano Controls offers advice on how to avoid drop out on dimmer switches.  Drop-out occurs when your dimmer switch’s lowest voltage setting is lower than the voltage required to power the LEDs on ...

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  • Mythbusters: Busting The UGR Myth

    Michael Mulhall, Technical Manager at NVC UK, explores whether the phrase: “this light fitting has a UGR ...

    Michael Mulhall, Technical Manager at NVC UK, explores whether the phrase: “this light fitting has a UGR of less than 19” is essentially a myth. No light fitting can have a UGR of less than or equal t ...

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  • The Dangers Associated With Fake Chargers

    A recent survey that we commissioned at Crabtree has revealed that more than half (58%) of 2,000 UK adult ...

    A recent survey that we commissioned at Crabtree has revealed that more than half (58%) of 2,000 UK adults would like to see more public buildings feature special USB smartphone charging outlets. The ...

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