The majority of my customers don’t understand what Part P registered actually means. However, most customers have heard of the NICEIC and feel these ‘letters’ mean something good and they should look for them when searching for an electrician.
Technology over the years has moved at a colossal rate. From mobile phones been used just to make phone calls and send messages, to being able to do nearly everything a laptop can do. Our phones have become an integral part of our day to day life.
LED lighting has been around for a long time but has only become popular in the domestic market in the last 10 years. There are three key benefits to LED lighting over conventional lighting and these are:-
1. Normally 75% cheaper to run over conventional light bulbs. Also, better for the environment.
2. They last a lot longer, so no need to replace the bulb for years
3. They do not produce anywhere near as much heat and therefore reduce the risk of fire
Numerous references from the past have illuminated the fact that lamps have been used to spread light, even before electricity was invented, and lighting was given a new meaning. The use of lamps can be broadly classified into two eras: The pre-electrical era and the post electrical era.
Lamps: The Pre-electrical Era
Research available from the electrical safety body, the NICEIC, has found that the public are mostly unaware of the electrical dangers lurking in their homes. Householders that were questioned had electrical hazards in their homes including exposed bare wires, loose cables, old wiring and overloaded sockets.
Is Confusion over LED Lamps costing you money?
For quite some time now I have been having discussions with clients about the benefits of
LED lighting, the conversations usually, have themes like, LEDs are for toys you don’t get enough light from them or how can you justify telling me to pay £20 for a lamp (bulb) when I can buy a pack of 5 from my local DIY chain for a tenner.
Take Care When Selecting An Electrician!!
Many electrical contractors are simply not interested in small electrical works. They want the choice jobs, and will drop you like a hot potato when a bigger, supposedly more lucrative, project comes in.
Others advertise as electricians having no qualifications. They thrive on the basis that you don’t understand what they do and, as a result, overcharge for shoddy, and often dangerous, work.
I set up Illuminate Electrics - Electrician in Congleton, Cheshire in order to fill a gap in the domestic sector. I want to provide you with a quality service that provides you with exactly what you need from an electrician.