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Reggiani Lighting will be sponsoring employee Mark Griffiths on his campaign to achieve an extended London Marathon challenge in aid of the Electrical Industries Charity.

Tickets for PowerBall 2015, the electrical industry’s biggest party of the year are now on sale and it looks like it will be one of the biggest and best yet.

More and more electrical contractors are turning to NICEIC and Elecsa for registration to help build their business.

Fluke, the global leader in handheld electronic test and measurement equipment, has renewed and extended its Solution Centre web pages. Now there is even more information on choosing and using thermal imagers, as well as full details of Fluke’s Performance, Professional and Expert Series thermal imagers. The all-new Solution Centre at introduces several new models, and has an interactive screen to show the best camera for a particular application.

ERAM is the new stainless steel suspension arm assembly that works in conjunction with ETA’s stainless steel HMI enclosure range.  The suspension arm assembly is produced from grade 304 stainless steel tubing, is designed with minimal bacterial catch points and is available in various configurations.

CP Electronics  has announced the launch of its new 6-pole ceiling rose, VITM6 ROSE.  The ceiling rose offers quick and easy installation and completes CP’s popular Vitesse Modular lighting connection system range.

The internet-based electric heating specialists at Electric Heating Expert have something to say about claims of energy efficiency that are made in their industry, and the laws of physics are on their side.

Much has been made of the energy-saving properties of some types of electric heating. Most recently infrared heating has been said to be the most efficient of all.

Well, despite what you might read in some ads, the laws of physics still haven’t changed. 

When space in the control cabinet is at a premium there are significant benefits to sourcing products that deliver all of the functionality in a compact design. With a housing width of just 45 mm, Wieland’s samos PRO COMPACT is clearly the safety control of the next generation

The samos PRO COMPACT features 20 safe inputs, 8 safe outputs Max. Utilising 4 configurable safe in-/outputs to achieve these maximums; making it the most flexible solution for many safety applications. Furthermore, for comprehensive applications, the system can be extended with additional in-/outputs modules, allowing as many as 116 secure inputs and 56 secure outputs. Making the samos PRO COMPACT ideal precondition for flexible, secure safety automation – ensuring consistent conformability for small & large machines and systems alike.

The selection of the right smart luminaire or dimming system extremely is extremely difficult as there are so many options on the market but the more challenging decision lies in selecting the correct wireless protocol. Thomas Lane, of Megaman, explains what to look for

The use of smart home technology is increasing by leaps and bounds and the market is awash with options. Bluetooth is one of the more well-known solutions and the range of Bluetooth devices is gradually improving by the use of mesh networking technology. Currently, however, this is only a solution for control within a room or small space, as the user needs to be in close proximity for switching.

Fascinating first report

This month we are due to see the first report from Lord Chris Smith, the Environment Agency’s former chairman, into the risks and benefits of shale gas.

The National Grid’s warnings that factories could see mandatory shutdowns at peak times this winter has renewed concerns over the future of the energy sector in the UK. The best solution is the transition to a smarter grid that allows for better integration and management of different electricity assets, leading to improved reliability of supply. Pascal Schaub, director and principal engineer of DT Partners in Australia, explains the significance of the IEC 61850 standard for the energy sector. Also discussed is the importance of the training needed to implement the standard effectively and efficiently to deliver a smarter grid. Schaub has recently provided an in-depth IEC 61850 training session for several UK companies during a daylong workshop organised by industrial software expert COPA-DATA.

In a world of ever-changing legislation and best practice it is a constant challenge to remain current, ensuring electrical suppliers are providing the best possible service to their
customers. In most residential installations the biggest challenges are with the selection of the correct consumer unit. Take, for instance, the introduction of the 17th edition wiring regulations and the implications they had with electrical contractors, designers and consultants. Steve York, residential market manager at Hager UK, discusses the influencing legislation and best advice to ensure consumer units in residential applications are correctly selected and installed

Call for Papers deadline: 4 September 2015

The IET is pleased to invite Electrical Review readers to take part in the programme of one of the world’s most important power electronics conferences. PEMD 2016 will bring together hundreds of power electronics, machines and drives specialists from around the globe to discuss the latest developments in the technologies and applications of electrical drives, machines and power electronic systems. 

  • 19 April 2016 - 21 April 2016
  • The Hilton Hotel, Glasgow, UK
  • 1 William Street, Glasgow, G3 8HT

Registration is now open for the largest renewables event in the UK - taking place at the SECC in the renewables hub of Glasgow for the first time on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 May 2015.

  • 06 May 2015 - 07 May 2015
  • Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
  • Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW

Free to attend – DataCentres North combines a multi-streamed conference together with a major exhibition, to create the region’s first business forum for all those responsible for their company’s data storage, infrastructure and mission critical environments.

  • 11 May 2015 - 12 May 2015
  • Emirates Old Trafford
  • Lancashire County Cricket Club, Talbot Road, Manchester, M16 0PX

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