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Latest News In January 2015


 

Business Growth Spearheads Contactum Expansion

Electrical wiring accessories and circuit protection manufacturer, Contactum, has announced its forthcoming expansion into a modern warehouse and office facilities at Croxley Green Business Park, Watford, to accommodate the companys current and future growth plans.

 

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Switch Electricals Northampton Acquisition

MIDA Member Switch Electrical have expanded their network into Northampton with the acquisition of Northampton Electrical Distributors

 

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New MIDA Membership with CTP Electrical

MIDA are thrilled to be able to announce the introduction of new membership with CTP Electrical Supplies Ltd in Abercarn

 

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TB Davies launches new Warehouse Equipment range

Ladder company TB Davies launches a completely new range of Warehouse Equipment aimed at the professional user unlocking a huge sales opportunity for their distributors in the industrial sector.

 

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AICO launches Centre of Excellence

As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations Aico, a market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide CO protection products, has launched a new sophisticated training and demonstration facility at its premises in Oswestry, Shropshire: the Centre of Excellence.

 

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Set the right mood in your home with personalised lighting from OSRAM

Lightify system from OSRAM gives consumers and professionals lighting control at their fingertips.

 

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Vent Axia Shortlisted for Prestigious H&V News Award

Leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent Axia is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted for a prestigious Heating and Ventilation News Award 2015.

 

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Recycling LEDs just got easier

Changes to the rules on recycling are set to make it easier to recycle LED luminaires properly, and protect manufacturers from being overcharged.

 

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Scolmore Group Launches Unicrimp

Unicrimp is the latest new business to emerge from the successful Scolmore Group of companies. Its formation brings to the electrical contracting industry a comprehensive range of cable accessory products.

 

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Shining a light on LEDs by Scolmore

Light emitting diodes have been around for years. But within the past decade LEDs have gone from being simple indicators on electrical devices, to brilliant white light sources capable of illuminating colossal spaces. Marie Parry of the Scolmore Group looks at the latest developments within LED lighting.

 

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Londons largest social landlord installs AICO smoke alarms

Southwark Council is installing Aicos RadioLINK smoke alarms as part of the Councils commitment to its fire risk assessment programme and associated fire safety works for its social housing stock in the borough.

 

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A new era for MIDA Member, Electric Wholesale.

Electric Wholesale Ltd is changing its name to EW Group (UK) Ltd.

 

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Hager rounds off 2014 with 2,000 hashtag HagerGang members

Last year Hager reinvented their Twitter approach to engage further with electricians and installers by re-launching their social media channel that recently celebrated its 2,000th member in the unique hashtag HagerGang.

 

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Glenigan Index for January finds construction growth flat on a year earlier.

A rare slowdown in new civil engineering projects and a pause in residential activity saw construction growth flatline in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the latest figures from industry analysts Glenigan.

 

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Britain classes electricians as the most trustworthy tradesmen

Electricians are the tradesmen most people trust, a study of 2,000 Britons examining modern perceptions of todays trades finds.

 

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Engineers in demand in 2015

Electrical engineers, technicians, auditors and fitters are forecast to be in demand with the widespread introduction of smart metering over the next couple of years.

 

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Flex7 System Installed in Innovative New Motorway Services

Flex7 lighting connection and control products were recently installed in unique new motorway services on the M5. Gloucester Services, operated by the Westmorland family is a 40m Pound project, situated between junction 11a and 12 has no franchises, and focuses on sourcing everything locally.

 

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New flex7 2 Pole Auxiliary Adaptor Unit

The flex7 2 Pole Auxiliary Adaptor Unit affords additional connectivity to the flex7 System in the form of a 2 or 4 module unit.

 

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Hager Circuit breakers used as switching devices

Amendment 3 of the new Wiring Regs has added a small note about circuit breakers being used as switching devices. Circuit breakers and RCDs are primarily circuit protective devices and, as such, they are not intended for frequent load switching. Infrequent switching of circuit breakers on load is admissible for the purposes of isolation or emergency switching.

 

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Amendment 3 to BS 7671 2008 is now published

BS 7671 2008, 2015, the long awaited Amendment 3 to the 17th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations, is now in force, effective from January 1st 2015.

 

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HSE launches new asbestos safety campaign.

The Health and Safety Executive, HSE, has launched a new campaign to help tradespeople at risk from the dangers of asbestos exposure.

 

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Schneider Electric Partners with South Devon College on Leading Energy Centre Project

After working alongside South Devon College for many years to help to educate the engineers of tomorrow, Schneider Electric was chosen to install a new Building Energy Management System, SmartStruxure solution

 

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OSRAM LEDVANCE DOWNLIGHT, innovation in quality and design

Typically strong in terms of quality and service life, but with a new design, XL, L and M, and improved efficiency, thats the second generation of the LEDVANCE DOWNLIGHT family from OSRAM.

 

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BASEC to showcase its cable testing services at Middle East electricity exhibition 2015

The British Approvals Service for Cables, BASEC, the international leader in product certification services for electrical, data and signal cables and ancillary products, will be showcasing the latest advances of its world class cable testing laboratory at Middle East Electricity Exhibition, MEEE, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 2 to 4 March 2015.

 

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