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Energy Saving Light A Top Trend For 2020

Energy saving fluorescent lightbulbs are set to be popular in 2020 as more and more people focus on the growing need to be more eco-conscious in our homes.

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Technical Corner - Fire Rating of LED Panels TPa/TPb

We have seen a shift in office lighting from a traditional 4 tube lay in panel with louvre to 600x600 LED Panels with a thermoplastic diffuser . A thermoplastic material is one that can be remoulded and becomes liquid in form when heated as opposed to a Thermosetting plastic that degrades when heated , a good example of a thermosetting resin is bakelite. LED Panels use thermoplastic diffusers to direct light from an LED Panel.

 600x600mm LED Panels are designed to fit into a grid ceiling and offer 50% saving in electricity when compared to a fluorescent tube and louvre set up.

 Fire safety part B mentions the use of thermoplastic materials and states that ceilings of rooms and circulation spaces may incorporate thermoplastic lighting diffusers but there are conditions.

When it is a requirement to comply with Fire safety Part B of the Building regulations 2 types of diffuser have been developed TPa and TPb to ensure the installation is compliant.

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Need Ideas For New Year’s Resolutions? Reduce Energy Use!

While most people focus their New Year’s Resolutions on hitting the gym, or embarking on a healthier lifestyle, you could adopt a more socially-conscious goal for 2020, such as cutting down on your energy usage.

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Pinterest’s Top Trends For 2020 Revealed!

One of the best ways to usher in a new era is to make some home decor changes. You’ll start 2020 off with a new outlook as well as a beautiful new home - but where on earth to begin?

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School Learning ‘More Difficult With Old-fashioned Lighting’

Schools around the country may start to consider installing modern LED light fittings after a professor stated old-fashioned lamps could affect the way children learn. 

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