VPhase featured on BBC’s DIY SOS Programme

VPhase, a simple device which cuts household electricity costs by approximately 10% p.a. has been featured on BBC’s DIY: SOS The Big Build. The hour long programme saw the team transform an ex-council house in South Wales, Brynmawr into an eco-friendly family home by installing energy efficient technologies such as rainwater harvesting, solar panels and VPhase voltage optimisation.

JTL Pledges £1m towards Apprentice Recruitment

A £1million package to support employers recruiting Electrical Apprentices in England has been agreed by JTL, the principal work based learning provider for the building services engineering sector.
In addition to its standard grants package which already includes payment of all college and assessment costs, exam and registration fees and up to two attempts at the AM2 test, JTL is now offering an employer grant of £1,000 for the first 1,000 electrotechnical Advanced Apprentices aged 16-18 recruited.

New Insulation Covered Fire Rated Downlight from Aurora!

Introducing Aurora's new Fire Rated Down Light – It's the worlds most advanced fire rated downlight to date!
“The only complete, Insulation Covered fire rated downlights & power solutions”
The heatsink or stand off guard allow for direct covering in insulation material.
Intergrated Intumescent Material seals the downlight in the event of fire intrusion.
The Steel body acts as supplementary fire and acoustic barrier.
The spring height is suitable for installation in ceiling materials up to 35mm.

Megger support is there when you need it!

While many companies in the electrical sector have, in recent months, reduced their technical support operations – often dramatically – as a means of cutting costs, Megger has resolutely maintained its support team at full strength. Users and potential users of Megger instruments are, therefore, guaranteed to receive a prompt, accurate and helpful response to their queries.

NICEIC and Virtual College create and launch blended online inspection and test course

NICEIC has announced the availability of its new ‘blended’ Inspection and Test 2392-10 course, which is designed to reduce the amount of time contractors have to spend away from their work. Developed in association with Virtual College, the new course follows on from the NICEIC’s highly successful 17th Edition online solution.

What is PIRform®?

PIRform® is a brand new inspection and testing software package that will revolutionise the way reports and certificates are carried out. PIRform® intelligently analyses the data you enter as you enter it and updates the report as you go based on the recommendations of the 17th Edition of BS7671. PIRform® is designed to save you time and money and to help you produce more consistent and accurate reporting.
How does it work?

NICEIC announces new series of TechTalks for 2010-11

NICEIC has announced details of a new series of TechTalks for 2010-11. Starting in September, these TechTalks will be bigger than ever, with new regions, new venues and new topics, enabling NICEIC registered contractors to get face-to-face advice and information on a range of subjects.
Tony Cable, NICEIC’s Senior Marketing & Events Engineer, and highly respected industry expert, will give a series of technical presentations at each event, looking at microgeneration, new approaches to PIRs, technologies for smart homes and buildings, and the amendments to BS7671.

Megaman Enhances its Reflector Range with PowerLens

Megaman has announced the launch of its unique PowerLensTM technology, which provides a higher luminous intensity that fulfils the EuP requirements of directional lamps and that is now being offered as part of its reflector range. Offering excellent lighting effects combined with a light-optimising design, the Megaman CFL reflectors can now offer energy savings of up to 78%, making them the most effective eco-replacements for traditional halogen and incandescent lamps.

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