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What Is An RCBO & How Does It Work?

What Is An RCBO & How Does It Work?

28/06/2022 admin

Find out what an RCBO is and how it works. Learn the different types of circuit breakers, how they work, and why you should use them in your home or business.

How do I Test my Fire Alarm? Video on how to Test your Aico Alarms

How do I Test my Fire Alarm? Video on how to Test your Aico Alarms

16/06/2022 admin

Sometimes the simplest of things can be very complicated if you don't know how to begin. It is the same with testing the fire alarms in the house: if you don't know how to do it, it is very complicated, but if you learn the simple way of testing the fire alarms, it is so simple.

Remotely Dim and Control your LED Lights via an app with this Varilight Smart V-Pro Dimmer!

Remotely Dim and Control your LED Lights via an app with this Varilight Smart V-Pro Dimmer!

27/08/2021 admin

We live in the age of smart devices - more and more smart devices are available on the market, and...

How Step Lighting can provide Illumination both for Safety and Decoration

How Step Lighting can provide Illumination both for Safety and Decoration

03/08/2020 admin

When choosing step lighting, safety must be at the top of your list of considerations: every step...

Azumi Collection Combines Classic Wall Lamp Design with Contemporary Technology

Azumi Collection Combines Classic Wall Lamp Design with Contemporary Technology

21/07/2020 admin

Astro has an eye for detail when it comes to quality lighting. They are known for lighting that is...

The Importance of Correct Domestic Ventilation for Social Housing in UK

The Importance of Correct Domestic Ventilation for Social Housing in UK

13/05/2020 admin

It is very important to have a correct ventilation for social housing in particular. The UK’s...

If you like DIY, here are Top 5 Tips for Electrical Safety when DIY

If you like DIY, here are Top 5 Tips for Electrical Safety when DIY

06/05/2020 admin

It can be tempting for any of us to have a go at DIY tasks instead of calling in a registered...

Trimless downlights from Astro - discreet ceiling lights for ambient lighting

Trimless downlights from Astro - discreet ceiling lights for ambient lighting

30/04/2020 admin

If you are looking for discreet downlights that provide ambient lighting and fire-rated safety,...

Sparks Opening Hours during the COVID-19 Lockdown

Sparks Opening Hours during the COVID-19 Lockdown

29/04/2020 admin

During the COVID-19 lockdown (pandemic details here), we are very concerned for the safety of both...

The Pathway to Garden Lighting Success with Integral LED Outdoor Lights

The Pathway to Garden Lighting Success with Integral LED Outdoor Lights

23/04/2020 admin

With the balmy weather we are experiencing during the spring or the summer, people are taking to...

Achieving a ‘Healthy Home’ will make both renters and landlords happy

Achieving a ‘Healthy Home’ will make both renters and landlords happy

26/03/2020 admin

Creating a healthy, well-ventilated home is common sense - it will improve your health and quality...

Tips for Fire and Electrical Safety and Avoiding Electrical Fires at Home

Tips for Fire and Electrical Safety and Avoiding Electrical Fires at Home

19/03/2020 admin

When it comes to fire safety and electrical fires, we can become very complacent due to a feeling...

Bespoke human-centric lighting schemes and their benefits on our health

Bespoke human-centric lighting schemes and their benefits on our health

12/03/2020 admin

Changes in modern society during the early 21st century have led to many problems concerning...

The Versatile Telegraph Range of Wall, Floor, and Table Lamps from Astro

The Versatile Telegraph Range of Wall, Floor, and Table Lamps from Astro

06/03/2020 admin

Astro are masters of making well-designed lamps and have seen great award recognition over the...

Are LED battens the future of the batten luminaires? Fluorescent vs LEDs

Are LED battens the future of the batten luminaires? Fluorescent vs LEDs

20/02/2020 admin

Batten luminaires have been in use for over 60 years now, providing a fantastic lighting solution...

Why you should have Fire-Rated Cable Supports or Clips for Cable Management

Why you should have Fire-Rated Cable Supports or Clips for Cable Management

13/02/2020 admin

The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations brought about a great number of rules to improve the safety of...

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