The 3 Psychological and 3 Physiological Impact of Light Design

Lighting plays a key role in the designing and planning of any interior. It shapes our perception of spaces and influences our emotions. But beyond just aesthetics, the quality and characteristics of light impact our psychological and physiological well-being and mood. The relationship between light and the human experience is a fascinating one with lots to consider. The Psychological Impact of Light Mood Enhancement:Light greatly affects our mood and natural light, in particular, has a Continue Reading

Laser tool simplifies precision shaft alignment.

Misalignment causes at least half of all damage to rotating machinery. Still, instead of fixing the problem, teams often treat the symptoms of misalignment by replacing bearings, couplings, and seals because they think alignment takes too long. Fluke, locally represented by COMTEST, a global technology leader in the manufacture of compact, professional electronic test and measurement tools and software, introduces Fluke’s 831 Laser Shaft Alignment Tool, which makes shaft alignment easy with an intuitive guided Continue Reading

Why bother with certification and regulation in the electrical industry.

Lighting product certification and regulation ensure that products meet the relevant local, national or international regulatory standards. Globally, electrical products are required to meet strict safety, environmental and performance standards for the simple reason that, without such extensive precautions, they may injure or kill users. Assets, such as buildings and other possessions, are also at risk but the purpose of the regulations and standards are to protect the consumer and the environment. ELECTRICAL WORK IS Continue Reading

AC Fans vs DC Fans

Different fans each come with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. When choosing a fan, you’ll likely be faced with two options – AC (alternating current) fans or DC (direct current) fans. In this article, we break down the differences between the two and share our thoughts on what to consider when making your purchase. AC Fans: Tradition Meets Reliability Wide variety: AC fans are available in a wide range of styles, sizes and Continue Reading

Check out these top 5 lighting design tips

Lighting Design, the secret sauce that brings a project to life! It’s like the glitter on a unicorn’s horn or the sparkles on a disco ball – that extra touch makes everything shine. And let me tell you, my friend, not all light is created equal. We’ve got some rules to follow if we want to create a space that’s not only visually stunning but also energy efficient and practical. Buckle up, because we’re about Continue Reading

South Africa’s solar boom is just beginning

As we end another year of loadshedding shocks and horror, new information paints a bright picture for the country’s solar installation industry. “Consumers have installed more rooftop and on-site solar contracted to private consumers in the last year-and-a-half than in the past 10 years under government programmes,” . Dominic Goncalves, a Decarbonisation Advisor at Cresco Project Finance “For industry experts, this is a staggering figure – what took almost 10 years under public programmes took Continue Reading

Radiant sheds light on floodlights

Floodlight use in residential areas has increased over the past decade for numerous reasons, including advancements in technology to reduce size and improve efficiency, as well as safety and security. “Floodlights are designed to provide powerful, widespread illumination. They are often used for spaces such as homes, construction sites, parking lots and sports fields where broad and intense illumination is called for. They consist of a light source, reflector and sometimes a lens to direct Continue Reading

Virtual Wheeling

Eskom has run a successful pilot of virtual wheeling, a platform that will enable companies with multiple offtake sites to connect to generators using the Eskom or municipal grids. Let’s look at the practicalities and potential for wheeling electricity to serve widespread low voltage loads. Electricity wheeling mechanisms play a key role in facilitating the optimal integration of renewable energy resources into the grid. Wheeling across high voltage and medium voltage lines has been the Continue Reading

Nora Lighting Updates Onyx LED Series with Higher Lumens

Nora Lighting’s Onyx LED Retrofit Series now delivers up to 1200 lumens for brighter overall illumination, and features a new Tunable White (TW) model that allows the end-user to select from five color temperatures:  warm 2700K, 3000K and 3500K or cooler 4000K and 5000K. Onyx is suitable for existing, new or remodel housings and includes AC LED technology with no driver on board. The family has adjustable, square and round styles with snap-in reflectors or Continue Reading

The Amazing World of Lighting Controls and Future Plans

The post-Covid era is a particularly interesting time for the lighting controls market right now. Most lighting salespeople were not able to meet face-to-face with many customers over the past two years to demonstrate new lighting controls, LED and fixtures. That’s a big deal in lighting, because a huge part of the sale being able to compare and contrast different lighting systems for potential customers. Merger and acquisition activity in the lighting market hasn’t slowed Continue Reading