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Understanding Power Consumption

The price of electricity seems to be constantly increasing. People often enquire why their bills are so high. Unfortunately, it’s not an easy question to answer. Most energy providers will have several different tariffs that will measure your energy consumption at different times of the day. It is difficult, if not impossible, to calculate. Energy […]

Product Review – SAL Pixie Smart Switches

Smart switches connect to your home Wi-Fi and allow you to remotely control devices such as lights by using an app on your smartphone or tablet. This can be done from anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection. The SAL Pixie Smart Switch links to the Pixie app. The app allows you to operate your lights from […]

LED Light Flickering

A common issue with LED lighting, mostly when dimmers are used, is that they will flicker during the evening. The light flickering will usually begin between 9 pm – 10 pm. This is when the Off-Peak power supply is triggered by a Ripple Control signal being sent down the power line. The change in frequency […]

Installing an Electric Car Charger in Your Home

If you have purchased a new electric vehicle (EV) or are planning to get one soon, you will be happy to hear that it now comes with its electric car charger, although you will need to have a qualified electrician install it in your home. However, there are still some decisions you will have to […]

Dimmer Switches

Mark Brown looks at dimmer switches

Here you can see three lighting dimmers that are available. So the one on the left, the blue one, is a Diginet dimmer by a company called Gerard Lighting. It requires a minimum of 2 watts to operate, and a maximum load of 400 watts to operate, so you just have to be careful if […]

Install SAL ECOGEM LED Downlight

Install LED Down Lights Mark Brown Electrical

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Replace a HPM Switch with Clipsal Saturn and LED lighting

Replace HPM switch with Clipsal Saturn and LED lighting

Here we have a white marble splash back, which looks great, but unfortunately, it has old HPM power points on it. So, we’re going to upgrade down to the Clipsal’s Saturn range and just see there, the difference between the two of them. The Clipsal’s Saturn range is going to look much better. We’ve got […]

Installing a brick outdoor light

Mark Brown Electrical Domus Brick Light

The light that I install in the video is the Domus Lighting BL-1091 brick light.  For those interested, I have attached a PDF from the manufacturer below.   MarkBrownElectricalDomusBL-1091

Installing a electrical power point

  Okay, so we’re going to swap this kitchen power point for a new white one. First of all, we gotta check the power. It’s a safety switch tester I use which also shows if it’s got 240 volts. None of the neon lights are on cause I’ve already turned the circuit off, so that’s […]

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