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A new ceiling light spanning the counter hall at Valiant Bank, Bahnhofplatz in Bern has been backlit by Tridonic’s Tunable White LED technology to create a dramatic centrepiece.   After eight months of refurbishment, the 1913 listed building has been totally refurbished by Rykart Architeken AG to bring the building up to present day standards.

Engineering expert Teddington is reporting a strong start to 2017 – with new investment promising even greater efficiency.

The company, which specialises in electronics, critical systems, control panel technology, appliance controls and valve fabrication for sectors such as defence, aerospace, energy and transport, recently took delivery of three new pieces of equipment at its manufacturing centre in Cornwall.

Select, the campaigning trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland, is to introduce a major new customised course in electrical safety which will relate to the most current aspects of safety awareness in the sector.

The organisations responsible for assessing more than 5,000 apprentice electricians each year came together for the NET 2017 Centre Conference. 

From Smart Buildings to Cognitive Buildings is the guiding theme of the EnOcean Alliance Open House Event 2017 (24 April, IBM South Bank, London). The organisation is actively supporting the further development of EnOcean energy harvesting wireless standard for energy-efficient building solutions.

A new parliamentary committee report on skills, which urges the government to “prioritise” getting young people to take up apprenticeships in industry sectors with skills shortages, such as electrotechnical, has been backed by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA).

UK lighting providers, Contrac Lighting and High Technology Lighting, have announced their plans to merge businesses; creating one larger, more secure, lighting manufacturer, with over 100 years’ experience collectively, providing lighting solutions across almost every sector.

Temporary power distribution specialist ide Systems recently invited 40 learners to undergo work experience at its Cannock and Burntwood site. Learners that were enrolled on any level of the electrical installation course at South Staffordshire College in September, 2016, have had the opportunity to put their taught knowledge into practice at the company, with learners ultimately assisting the assembly of electrical distribution panels.

Recolight is delighted to have been shortlisted for the MRW National Recycling Awards 2017.  Recolight is one of six shortlisted companies in the category for Waste Electrical and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Innovation.