The self-build sector continues to give rise to a multitude of expansive domestic dwellings and as fuel bills continue to rise, more and more home owners are taking the opportunity to install renewable heating technologies at the construction phase.
Colin asks this question, which concerns insulation resistance (IR) testing and whether every luminaire needs disconnecting to avoid damage. It has been answered by the Electrical Contractors Association (Testing, Tools and Equipment):
Emergi-Lite provides its view on the current state of electrical installation training in the UK, and believes that more apprentices and better training are essential to avoid critical errors during the installation phase:
Joining the Lighting Industry Association’s (LIA) new and very modern Telford lighting test lab is another leading edge test facility being commissioned in Milton Keynes by the British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC). By James Hunt:
The insulation of electric cables used outdoors is well known to be prone to rapid degradation by ultra-violet (UV) exposure, so it is important that a type recommended for outdoor use be used. What is less well-known is that, even indoor cables, if mounted near to lighting systems (such as luminaires), can suffer from UV damage. The British App...