Electricians in London

Electricians in London

Replacing Halogen Downlights

Switch off the lights, remove the spring and the old light bulb. Check the voltage, wattage and the type of pins connection. In the picture below you can see the two main types of pins connection for downlighters.

halogen light bulbs downlighters pins

Check that your new light bulb is of the correct cap type. If the lamp holder is damaged, seek the advice of a qualified electrician.

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Push the light bulb inside the light socket and refit the metal spring back into the light socket. The role of the metal spring is to hold the light bulb in place.

downlights light bulb halogen

Electricity and Gas price rises

Energy companies providers are increasing their prices again.

British Gas, the biggest energy supplier in London and UK, are putting the prices up by 6% and Npower by 8.8% for gas and 9.1 for electricity.

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Consumers could save up to £200.00 a year if the change their gas and electricity suppliers.The rise in prices is blamed on the inflation by energy suppliers.

Chancellor George Osborne said about the price increases : I’m concerned when I see electricity bills going up. We’ve got to do everything we can in Britain to try and keep those bills down.
I would urge those energy companies to look again at any increases to see if they are absolutely necessary at a time like this.

How to secure your home

Defending your house, flat or any property from burglars can be done in few effective steps. With a small budget, you can deter would be burglars, but if you want to take security to the next level, a well planned security system is required.

To avoid Security alarms to be disabled, all wiring must be concealed. Wireless alarms are not reliable as they can be easily disabled by blocking its frequency.

Incandescent bulbs

Electrical Traders and Manufactures have found a way to keep selling the old incandescent light bulbs after the European law comes into effect. They simply renamed them.
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The EU directive comes into force on September 1, refers only to those meant for ‘household lamps’.

Under the new EU rules manufacturers can make and sell the incandescent bulbs if they are described on the packing as ‘rough-service lamps’ and not for domestic use.

According to the Energy Saving Trust fitting a single energy-saving bulb can save on average £3 a year – equating to around £55 for the average household.

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