Lighting

Hamilton named Best Manufacturer 2018 at Voltimum’s Smart Solutions Awards
By October 15, 2018 Read More →

Hamilton named Best Manufacturer 2018 at Voltimum’s Smart Solutions Awards

Hamilton Litestat was voted the Best Manufacturer 2018 at Voltimum’s Smart Solutions Awards, held on 10 October 2018 at The Digital Construction Hub, UK Construction Week 2018, at Birmingham’s NEC. The highly-prized accolade comes following Hamilton’s significant investment and support in promoting the smart control sector over the past 18 months, with the brand working […]

Safe isolation: Wholesalers in prime position to offer safe maintenance solutions
By September 26, 2018 Read More →

Safe isolation: Wholesalers in prime position to offer safe maintenance solutions

Wholesalers are ideally placed to offer a complete electrical safety solution, whether it’s a quick fix for an electrician who is on-site and does not have the right locking off device, or for maintenance teams who need complete test kits that will keep them safe wherever they are working, says Martindale Electric. Implementing safe isolation […]

Customer Service: Knowledge is Power!
By September 26, 2018 Read More →

Customer Service: Knowledge is Power!

Varilight’s Andrew Wilson reflects on the growing importance of knowledgeable personnel in customer service functions to support wholesalers. Varilight won the Best Supplier Customer Service award in this year’s EW Awards.   With the current focus on smart technologies in the wiring accessories market, such as programmable lighting control products and integrated home automation systems, […]

By September 26, 2018 Read More →

Electrical professionals warned of fake IET Wiring Regulations on sale

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is urging all electrical professionals to ensure that they are using genuine copies of BS 7671:2018, The IET Wiring Regulations. The call comes as the IET has been made aware of a number of counterfeit PDF copies of its publications for sale and distribution through various channels in […]

Sarah Hayes joins Hamilton Litestat as Northern Business Manager
By September 10, 2018 Read More →

Sarah Hayes joins Hamilton Litestat as Northern Business Manager

Hamilton Litestat has further expanded its sales team with the appointment of Sarah Hayes as Northern Business Manager. With more than 25 years in the electricals industry, Sarah has worked both sides of the trade counter, making her well-versed in the needs of national and independent wholesalers. Her extensive experience comes from sales roles within […]

CP Electronics supplies lighting controls for Oswestry Hospital Cancer Unit

CP Electronics supplies lighting controls for Oswestry Hospital Cancer Unit

A state-of-the-art bone cancer centre at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) puts energy efficiency first, thanks to CP Electronics’ leading Vitesse Plus standalone lighting control system. The Montgomery Unit at RJAH treats patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas, bone metastases, benign bone and soft tissue tumours and tumour-like conditions. It […]

Signify lights up 10 of the 12 stadiums used for this summer’s soccer tournament in Russia

Signify, a world leader in lighting, has announced that it has lit 10 of the 12 stadiums that will be used as venues for this summer’s soccer tournament in Russia. The stadiums include Luzhniki (Moscow), Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg), Fisht (Sochi), Ekaterinburg Arena (Yekaterinburg), as well as soccer stadiums in Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, […]

Tamlite Lighting comments on reports that halogen and CFLs are to be banned in Europe

According to recent media reports, draft updates to Europe’s Ecodesign laws “will see the effective banning of both tungsten halogen and compact fluorescent as light sources by 2020”. A minimum efficiency requirement of 85 lumens per watt and a maximum standby power of 0.5W on all light sources is set to come into force in […]

Name change as Philips Lighting becomes Signify

Philips Lighting – the global lighting manufacturer – has changed its name to Signify, following the amendment of the company’s articles of association. “The choice of our new company name originates from the way light becomes an intelligent language, which connects and conveys meaning,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Signify. “It is a clear expression […]

LIGHTING: Why it pays to choose your suppliers wisely

LIGHTING: Why it pays to choose your suppliers wisely

With a raft of new European legislation and standards over the last few years, the lighting industry has undergone significant changes, writes Chris Pearson, Managing Director at Pilot Group Infrastructure – home of Hilclare, the industrial and commercial lighting solutions provider. Thankfully, these changes have not dimmed the growth of our sector. Indeed, today our […]