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Sunday, 20 November 2016

TipsOn Keeping Baby Safe From Electrics







It is a known fact that more than two thousands kid are taken to the emergency room. Many of these injuries are electrical items as the children used to do the same thing from which they are forbidden.

It is known that 7 children per day end up dying due to electrical injuries. If you think that your house is safe then you are wrong. Just observe your surroundings and you will find a lot of sockets which can cause electric accidents.

As you are all aware the skin of children is very thin sensitive. This means that too much heat can cause unwanted injuries. Parents are not able to watch their kids all the time and this is why you must make sure the house is safe.

People try their best to cover these sockets and switches but you know children can easily remove it from the sockets. many children unfortunately are injured due to this and some of them die as well.

Parents try their best to cover the all sockets. But as you know that it is very easy to remove it and of course after that you have to face great difficulties as well.
tips on keeping baby safe from electricsIf you have little ones in your home then you are at enhanced risk of having an accident with electricity as a result of inquisitive nature of little ones. They are going to make an effort to stick things in the sockets and are going to attempt to stick things in the DVD player. What we have to try and do as parent should be to minimize any electrical risks within our homes.

1.Firstly the Institute Of Electrical Engineers recommends having your domestic electrics checked every 10 years. And when you first move into your property. In case you are in rented accommodation then this frequency is every 5 years.



2.Make sure that all of your sockets are protected with an RCD unit. This unit is there to supply you with supplementary protection against electric shock, basically it's a basic safety device that has saved countless lives in the Singapore.

3.Cover all unused sockets with socket covers to stop the newborn poking items into them. Much better still put a piece of furniture in the way if possible to stop them getting to the socket in the first place.

4.If you want to use extension leads then make sure that they are safe. i.e. no damage to the cable insulation and also do not run them beneath carpets and keep well out of the way of kids, children have been known to chew the cable.

5.Never run extension leads off extension leads. For anyone who is short of sockets then get a competent electrician in to add more for you as opposed to putting your home at risk from fire

6.Do not make it possible for children to play with electrical appliances under any circumstances.

7.Do not allow electrical cables to dangle down. In order that children can pull on them and thus pull the devices on top of themselves, mainly table lamps and Televisions

You will need to follow these simple safety tips to keep your house safe, particularly this time of year when we are thinking of bringing our Christmas Lighting down from the loft. Every year there are fires that have been started by badly maintained Christmas lights. Our word of advice with Christmas lighting would be to buy low voltage lights and that way you limit the chance from electric shock as most low voltage lights are 24 volts DC. Just be sure to take the transformer out from the socket every night, never rely on just turning them off by the switch. When you acquire Christmas lights be sure to buy the kinds that have the CE safety mark on them to ensure the quality.


Tips for Safely Using Electricity Around Children

Children are curious. Those who are too young to understand and appreciate electricity are most likely to get into trouble and even older children are apt to make mistakes when handling lights or other electrical appliances. The key to keeping your children safe is to make sure they not only understand the dangers associated with electrical power but are kept away from it as much as possible as well. Our favorite Dover electricians have offered these tips for electrical safety around children.

Cover Your Outlets
Children love to explore and electrical outlets will prove just as interesting to them as anything else they come across. To avoid electrical shock, any unused outlet in your home should be covered. You can do this by purchasing a package of plugs from your local hardware store. Moving furniture in front of the outlets can also help to deter young explorers. Talk to your child about staying away from outlets as soon as you feel he's able to understand.



Survey for Wires
Wires are, of course, an electrical hazard - especially if they're older, fraying, or overheating due to age or malfunction. What we tend to forget, however, is that wires pose a trip and fall hazard as well. Young children with imperfect balance are very likely to trip over exposed wires. Make sure trailing wires are run along walls, secured with fasteners, or are covered with wire covers that smooth them to the surface.

Outdoor Safety
Electrical hazards are not only prominent indoors, but outdoors as well. Make sure your children do not get into the habit of playing on our around power poles or fences around power generators or similar devices. You'll also want to make sure that the trees in your yard do not come into contact with power lines, especially if the kids might be tempted to climb. Talk to your children about what to do if they come close to a fallen power line, too.

Appliance Safety
Young children will not understand how appliances like toasters, ovens, and microwaves work and should be taught to simply stay away from them. Older children may need to learn how to use these devices and should, as such, learn to use them safely. Make sure your children know not to touch any electrical appliances while their hands are wet and make sure they know to never use them while they're in the bathroom, where the probability of coming in to contact with water automatically increases.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

How To Check Fuses and Circuit Breakers





Taking good care of your electrical appliances is very key in maintaining a good home in Singapore. Your home’s electrical system may become faulty with age and that is why it is important to keep checking your fuses and circuit breakers. It is easy to find a fuse box which is sometimes referred to as consumer unit. This is the point where your home’s electricity is distributed and controlled from. In case of emergencies, this is where you turn off to avoid any damage. You should understand your fuse box for safety purposes.

A fuse box usually contains fuses or circuit breakers, main switch and residual current devices.

Circuit Breakers are protection devices that automatically switch off the circuit if they detect an electricity fault. The switching off is what is commonly referred as “tripping”. They are of the same size with fuses but offer more focused protection. Once you correct the fault, you can then reset switch.

Fuses are devices which may be used in place of circuit breakers since they have almost the same functionality of protecting you against electrical damages. Fuses which are rewirable have a piece of wire in between two screws. When there is fault or current overload, the wire heats up and melts breaking the circuit hence ensuring your safety.

Fuses with wooden back, switches of cast iron were made before the year 1960 and may require replacing.

Main switch is another device found in the box. It enables you to turn off electricity supply. Different homes in Singapore have different number of main switches depending on whether you own electric storage heaters.

Residual Current Devices found in the fuse box are tripping switches that cut the circuit when dangerous conditions are detected.

When your circuit breaker trips, you reset again and it trips again, check the appliance you were using before the incidence for some answers. If the appliance s ok, the circuit breaker might be the one having issues and needs to be replaced. However in most cases, the breaker trips because it is efficient in its job.



Some of the dangerous conditions or detected faults which may lead to circuit breaker tripping or fuses blowing are:


Ground fault: This electrical condition occurs when a hot electrical wire which is black in color gets into contact with a bare copper wire which is the ground wire. Please note that, ground fault is classified under short circuit. Check the black hot wire to make sure it does not touch the metal outlet box on the side or the ground wire itself.

Short circuit: When a short occurs, the circuit breaker trips. It occurs when a black hot wire gets in to contact with another neutral white wire. Shorts usually need to be checked by a qualified electrician because they are a bit hard to diagnose since they can either happen as a result of wrong wiring or a problem with an appliance you have plugged in a power outlet. Always check your codes and replace them if they are damaged or have a melted appearance.

Circuit which is overloaded: The main reason why a circuit breaker trips is because of an over loaded circuit. This means that the electrical load is more than it is designed to handle and so it breaks. Circuit breakers are available in various ratings which help determine the amount of current they can enable to flow through it. For instance, if a 15 Amp circuit has 20 Amps of current flowing the 15 Amp circuit breaker protecting the circuit breaks to prevent the circuit from overheating. The 20 Amp may be because a user connected a TV, small heater and hair dryer all at the same time.

You can fix the problem by:

- Do not have too many appliances plugged into multiple outlets connected to a single circuit or one power outlet.

- Identify a circuit that is not heavily used and move irons, heaters, lamps, hair dryers among other heavy power appliances there.

- If there are some appliances which you are not using on the circuit, it is good to turn them off.

- Retighten electrical connections if there is need. This is because some circuit breaker tripping may be due to loose connections. Put the power off and check all the outlets to see whether there are loose wire. Also, check the electrical panel hot wire connecting to the circuit breaker to see if there are loose connections.

If the problem still persist, consider checking for ground fault or short circuit. If you are facing many problems with your fuse or circuit breaker, find an electrical company in Singapore to fix the problems professionally. The company has the expertise to check the devices and if need be replace them with good quality ones. Quality is important because there are many fake brands in the market and they look as good as genuine ones. Only, a professional can really tell the difference.



Do not wait for complete damage to take place before you take action. It is your responsibility to secure your home from electrical damage and so below are some tips in regards to circuit breakers.

Circuit breakers are a little bit more costly than fuse but they have more protection abilities. They prevent short circuits in case of overload and so they are a worthy investment. To check and fix circuit breaker or fuse problems

Search for a good Singapore company on the web. There are many of them so narrow down to two or three. Your decision should be informed by the information on the website, website design, the products and services provided. A good reputation in the market is key and so go through other Singaporeans customer reviews to see if they were happy with the services or products provided.

A good company is affordable. The service or replacement products should be cost effective. The circuit breakers should be of high quality and affordable to suit your budget among other requirements. If you were happy with an old company, do not look for a new one. You save time and energy working with your past provider because you understand them and the company want to have you coming back for more of their products or services.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

7 Smart Tips on Saving Electricity





















With electricity consumption at an all-time high thanks to the myriad of electric gadgets in use today, finding new ways of cutting down on your electric consumption has never been more important. In Singapore, the country’s scarcity of natural resources does not make things any better. In fact, it is more important for people living in this island nation to cut down on their electricity consumption than anywhere else in the world. Fortunately, changing certain things about your lifestyle will help you conserve electricity. Below are seven smart tips on how you can save electricity and drastically reduce your monthly utility bills.


Use LED light bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs.
One of the best ways you can reduce your monthly electricity bills is by buying energy efficient lamps. The kind of lamps you use will have a profound impact on the amount of electricity your home uses on a monthly basis. Therefore, to minimize your home’s electricity consumption it is advisable you use light emitting diode or LED bulbs. These bulbs use 85% less electricity than traditional incandescent bulbs. Additionally, LED bulbs have been known to be twenty times more durable than their incandescent counterparts.

Use fans instead of air conditioners
While Singapore’s hot and humid climate warrants buying an air conditioning system, there are other less costly ways of cooling your home, a good example being using a fan. Since fans do not require electricity to function, they are cost efficient alternatives to using an AC. The best kinds of fans are ceiling fans. These fans are more efficient at cooling a room than standing fans. However, if you must have an air conditioning system, find one that has an energy efficient label. Also, it is recommended you set it at an optimal temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. Alternatively, look for an air conditioning system that has an inverter or a smart mode feature. The latter feature automatically shuts off the AC when it is not in use. On the other hand, an inverter helps an AC maintain a room’s optimal temperature while using less electricity.



Take advantage of natural light
While no home can be complete without light bulbs or lamps, it is advisable that you lessen your home’s dependence on artificial light sources. To do this use light colored curtains that are loosely woven. These kinds of curtains help maintain your privacy while maximizing the amount of natural sunlight flooding the interior of your home. This makes using light bulbs during the day unnecessary.

To maximize the amount of sunlight flooding your home ensure that your windows and doors are not blocked by large furniture. Speaking of furniture, it is better if your large furniture pieces are light colored. Some of the light colors recommended include beige, white, and cream. These colors will reflect light better than dull colors, thus maximizing the amount of natural light in your home. If it is possible to paint your walls with these colors as well as they will reflect more light

Also, instead of using light bulbs in your kitchen or study area use task lights. These are lights directed at a specific area and include table lamps. These lamps consume less electricity than normal room bulbs. Thus, task lighting also reduces your home’s dependency on artificial light bulbs.

Unplug appliances that are not in use
Appliances that are not in use should be plugged out or switched off at the socket. Gadgets and appliances such as TV sets, computers, phone chargers when left plugged in account for 20% of your home’s electricity consumption. Thus, instead of leaving these gadgets on standby mode make sure they are completely disconnected from their wall sockets. Additionally, all sockets should be placed in convenient locations to make it easy for you to turn them off when they are not in use.

Position your gadgets and appliances properly
TVs and computer screens should perpendicular to windows. This minimizes glare that and the need of a higher screen brightness. The brighter your TV screen the more electricity it consumes. Apart from TVs and computers your refrigerator should also be well positioned. There should be space around your refrigerator to ensure efficient ventilation. The cooling efficiency of your refrigerator will depend heavily on the spacing around it. There should be a space 10 cm big above the refrigerator and 5 cm space at the back. This will contribute to your refrigerator using optimal electricity. Contrastingly, if your refrigerator is not well positioned it will have poor ventilation and will consume more electricity.



Use your electric appliances responsibly
Using certain home appliances frequently can increase your electricity consumption. Some of the appliances that require a lot of electricity include water heaters, ovens and light bulbs. Thus, it is recommended that you take shorter showers and use the oven only when it is necessary. Also, if taking shorter showers is not an appealing option turn down your water heater thermostat. The recommended temperature is 55 degrees Celsius and 65 degrees Celsius. Instead of using the oven try using a microwave or a toaster. The latter two will take less time to heat foods and do not increase the temperature of your home. This is unlike an oven that can increase the temperature of your kitchen leading to more electricity being required for cooling.

Make sure the vents of your AC are clean
The vents of your air conditioning system will have a big impact on how it functions. If the vents are clogged or are not clean your AC will struggle to keep your home cool. This struggle translates to increased electricity consumption. Therefore, another way you can minimize your electricity consumption is by making sure the vents of your AC are clean. Also, the filters in your AC’s vents should be replaced regularly to ensure there is an ideal airflow in your home. An ideal airflow helps reduce your AC’s electricity consumption. Thus, your AC should be well maintained if you are cut down on your home’s electricity consumption. Contrary to popular belief closing your AC's vents does not contribute to the saving of electricity. In fact, closing the vents increases your AC's electricity consumption.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

5 Reasons To Choose Us As Your Commercial and Residential Wiring Contractor



















Choosing the right wiring contractor in Singapore is no easy task, especially if you don't have enough time to do the proper research. In the worst case scenario, you could end up with a service provider that does a terrible job, but in most of the cases, you will just get a very average one that will somehow end up doing the job just fine, but may not be entirely cost-effective etc.

in order to make your job easier, we will now list 5 compelling reasons why you should choose us as your commercial and residential wiring contractor:

1. We have been in this business for a long time and our experience reflects it

Let's face it: being a successful wiring contractor is no easy task. The market is very competitive and it's hard to survive even for quality service providers. The very fact that we have been able to survive for so long and thrive in such a ruthlessly competitive market is an undeniable proof of our abilities.

We attribute at least a little bit of that success to our stringent acceptance requirements. In other words: we carefully choose who we let into our team. This means that we are able to guarantee you will enjoy only the highest quality of services when working with us.

Furthermore, staying in the same industry for all these years really allowed us to hone our skills to the very maximum. We have encountered every situation there is to see, and know how to handle it no matter how complicated it may seem on the surface.

2. Our services are diverse, high-quality and affordable

Competing wiring contractors tend to be very general in their approach, thinking that every size fits all type of solution will be enough for every situation. We, in comparison, believe in customizable solutions that best fit the client's particular situation.

This also means that we offer the most competitive prices at every price level, meaning that you will get the best your money can buy regardless if you go with a budget-friendly solution or not. We are able to achieve this by constantly monitoring prices in the ever-changing market, and adjust our own ones so we remain the most affordable service provider at any point in time.

If you don't know what type of services you should choose, no problem! We offer a free first consultation to our clients, so you always know what to expect and also how much the service is going to cost you, so there is never any guesswork involved.



3. We take care of our clients and you can contact us at any time

No matter what kind of question you may have, we will do our best to answer it as soon as possible and in a way which even the non-technically inclined persons can understand.

Also, you can contact us at any time, even if it's the middle of the night! Our customer service team is on the job 24/7, so we will be able to answer your questions from anywhere at any given time. And if we are somehow overbooked, we will arrange a time and date to call you back, so you will never have to deal with those nasty waiting queues.

Alternatively, you could also just shoot us an email, and we will get back to you will a detailed and coherent reply as soon as one of our experts reads it. At the end of the day, there is nothing more satisfying than helping a client to make an informed decision, and we place our clients' satisfaction above everything else.

4. Only a single phone call separates you from taking advantage of our services

A lot of competing wiring contractors like to put you on a waiting list and get back to you when they feel like it. The problem with this kind of approach is that you, the client, can simply choose another service provider that doesn't leave the clients waiting for so long. And - at least in practice - this often happens.

That's why the policy of our company is to schedule an appointment as soon as possible, so we can start working right away. Time is money, and we perfectly understand that your particular situation may not allow you the luxury of waiting.

Additionally, we realize that your schedule may not be very flexible, that's why we are prepared to adapt to it. After all, it's nice to be present at the location when someone comes over to do the wiring work, and we completely respect that. So this is our proposal: just call us and tell us when you expect to have time, and we will arrange a time and date that best suits us both. It really is as simple as that.

5. We offer a guarantee on our services

We believe in the quality of our services, and we also like to back that up with an ironclad money-back guarantee. If you feel our services aren't up to par with the latest standards, we will give you your money back, no questions asked.

Because of the money-back guarantee that we offer, you can safely choose to work with us, knowing that all risk lies on our shoulders and not your own. And if it turns out that we have left something out, we will come back to you to redo it without any additional charges.



Call us today to discover why we have been successful in this business for such a long time, attaining tens of thousands of satisfied customers along the way. You can email us as well if that's your preferred method of communication. In any case, we will make sure you understand every part of the process that is going to take place, which means that there won't be any kind of unexpected costs involved.

So what are you waiting for? Only a single phone call separates you from working with one of the best wiring contractors in Singapore, and you only need to contact us; we will take care of the rest. Our team is looking forward to making another customer happy!

You can learn more about us by following this web address:
blog.electriciansingapore.com.sg

Monday, 11 July 2016

Occupancy Sensor vs. Motion Sensor


















The 21st century is certainly the best time to be alive. We are living at a time when technology has made our wildest dreams come true, and with this realization of dreams life has become convenient in ways that beat our imagination. One way in which technology has eased life for us is with the invention of occupancy and motion sensors. These small devices automatically turn on the lighting in a room upon detecting human presence and when the presence of people ceases to be detected, the lighting or heating system is turned off. Talk about precision and convenience.

Why do people install sensors in Singapore?

People install sensors for a number of reasons. One major reason why people install occupation or motion sensors is so that they can save on energy. The human nature is a very forgetful one, both in large and small matters. It is common for people to leave lights on in a room that will probably not be used for a dozen more hours, therefore wasting a lot of energy in a single day. The cumulative effect of wasted energy can greatly derail the progress of a company or business, because some of the profits go to pay for wasted energy. With the installation of these sensors however, as soon as a room is vacated, the lights or air conditioning system will be turned off. This saves an institution or company a huge amount of money and is certainly a worthwhile investment. In this article, the focus shall be on two types of these automatic lighting and air conditioning controls: the motion sensors and the occupancy sensors. Of course there are other kinds of sensors that operate on different principles, such as vacancy sensors, but they are beyond the scope of this article.

Occupancy Sensors
Just as their name implies, these are automatic light and HVAC controls that automatically turn on the heating or lighting of a room upon detecting occupation. There are different kinds of occupancy sensors that operate on different principles. They include the following:

Ultrasonic sensors
Passive Infrared Sensors
Microwave sensors
Keypad sensors
Audio detectors
Door operated sensors

Ultrasonic detectors work like a radar. This means that they send high frequency sound waves in a room and check for the patterns of their reflections. Changing patterns indicate that the room is occupied and that lights or the heating systems need to be turned on. When the patterns remain the same, the sensors conclude that the room is vacant and so the lights or air conditioning is turned off. Such is the precision of these occupancy sensors.

Another type of occupancy sensors that operate on the radar principle are the microwave occupancy sensors. They, like the infrared sensors, send waves around a given radius and check the reflection patterns, only that the waves in this case are microwaves. Changing patterns indicate that the room is occupied and that lights need to be switched on, while the same old patterns indicate that it is time to switch of the lights.

There is also another kind of occupancy sensor known as a passive infrared sensor. This is triggered by the detection of infrared radiations radiated by the human body. When the sensor detects that there are infrared waves of a frequency that can only be radiated by a human body, it automatically turns on the lights or the HVAC system, and when it stops sensing the waves, then whichever system it is set to control is turned off.



All the above occupancy sensors work automatically without requiring any kind of intervention from people. There are, however, some occupancy sensors that require some effort on the part of people who are occupying the room. One such sensor is the Keycard sensor that is often used in hotels. For such a sensor, the hotel guests are required to put a key in a slot in order to turn on the lighting or air conditioning. Others include the audio detector and door operated sensors.

Motion Detectors
The underlying principle on which these sensors work is on the sensing of motion in a room, as their name suggests. They have an optical, acoustic or microwave sensor and a transmitter for illumination. There are passive motion sensors that only sense a signal emitted by a moving object, and this triggers them to switch on the lighting or heating system in a room. Other motion detectors operate on the same principles as the occupancy sensors. These include the passive infrared principle, the ultrasonic and the microwave principles. However, there are motion sensors that are known as tomographic motion detectors. These sense a disturbance to radio waves as they pass from node to node of a network. Because they can pass through obstructions such as walls, these sensors can detect complete areas. There are motion sensors that also detect presence using video camera software.

So which is better, Occupancy sensors or Motion sensors?

Having looked at both kinds of sensors in depth, the question begs, which are the best sensors to install? Motion or occupancy sensors?

Occupancy sensors tend to be more precise and sensitive than motion sensors, because of the technology used to make them. They can respond to the tiniest changes in infrared wave detection or changing reflection patterns in the microwave or ultrasonic sensors. This is all too well because it prevents nasty occurrences from happening such as busy occupants of an office being thrust into periods of darkness every now and then. Also, occupancy sensors determine what time to switch on lights depending on the levels of ambient light. If ambient light falls below a certain level and the sensors sense that a room is occupied, then the light will be turned on. However, if the ambient light is higher than a given level, even in an occupied room, the lights stay off. This is very effective in saving energy. Because of the precision with which these sensors work, they tend to be expensive but affordable.



While motion sensors do not display the same level of precision in detecting human presence, they are still very effective sensors and can save much energy in whatever place they are installed. They are also very affordable which makes them quite popular with most people.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, you want a sensor that is both effective and efficient in its work, and both these sensors have these qualities. However, you should reserve the installation of these sensors to rooms that are rarely put to use such as store rooms and washrooms, where people mostly leave unused lights on that end up wasting a lot of energy. Sensors are not ideal for places full of people and activity, unless you want the annoying flickering on and off of lights.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

7 Ways On How To Solve Blinking Office Light Problem



















Are you in Singapore and you work in an office where you are facing a lot of electrical problems? Well, worry no more as there is finally a way out of this. Generally, there is a lot of office problems associated with electricity and the main one is the blinking light problem. This problem is brought about by so many aspects ranging from the design of the electrical system to the age of the different electrical components. Here we are going to give you ways in which you can solve this problem and below, is a list of 7 ways on how to solve blinking office light problem.

1.ensure that there is no loose connection
One of the major ways in which the blinking office light problem occurs is loose connections. When there is a loose connection along the line, the load will cause the connection to connect and disconnect sequentially hence, causing the bulb to go on and off. This problem can be solved by ensuring that all the connections are done in the right way and that there is no loose connection.

2.Make sure that the old and worn out electrical components are replaced
Replacing the old and worn out parts is another good solution to this problem. This is because in most cases, as the components get old, the connection begins to get loose hence causing problems as a result of loose connection. Ensuring that the life span of all the components relating to any office lighting connection is within that specified by the manufacturer is one of the ways of solving this problem.

3.Ensure that there is a steady source of power
Another cause of this problem is a fluctuating source of power. For example if they are using a generator to power the office, ensure that the power generation from that generator is steady and that the frequency is well synchronized with all the electrical gadgets being used.

4.Replace the defective bulbs and tubes
In rare cases, blinking office light problem is brought about by defective lighting components like the tubes or bulbs. Troubleshooting and deducing that this is where the problem arises from, replacing the affected ones with new and strong ones will solve this problem. You can do this yourself or hire a professional to do it but it depends on the level of damage and design of the office wiring.



5.Ensure that there is no other heavy electrical appliance connected to the same phase as the office lighting system
Heavy appliances like welding machines cause the electricity flow to fluctuate hence causing blinking effect. One of the best ways of solving this problem is by avoiding a direct connection of a heavy appliance in the same phase with the office lighting system. If this must happen, there are some ways in which the connection can be done in order to avoid this problem. One of this ways is by using the electrical gadgets like capacitors which provide a smooth flow of electricity thus preventing the lights from blinking.

6.Use electrical bulbs which are designed to work at the same frequency levels as the electricity source
Each country has its own frequency level like in Singapore, the mains electricity is produced at around 60 hertz of frequency. In order to ensure a smooth operation, using bulbs which are rated to operate at the same frequency level as that of electricity supply is a good thing to do. On the other hand, using lighting components whose frequency parameters are either high or lower than that of the min source will cause the blinking problem since the frequencies are not synchronized. This is a very simple way of solving this problem but it is very rampant since not all the people using the lighting systems knows about this and end up just buying any bulb so long as they are required to do so and at the end of the day, they will face a lot problems .

7.Use functional starters in the case of fluorescent tubes
Mostly, fluorescent tubes need the use of a starter while starting them. Like any other electrical component, starters get worn out and start malfunctioning and one of the symptoms is blinking of the lights. A starter is a very important component as far as office lighting is concerned and for this reason, a good quality of them must be used. Getting a good quality starter can be tricky if one is not careful and patient enough.

There are some of the most amazing techniques one can apply while looking for barely anything in the field of electrical in order to get the best in terms of quality and price. Comparing several brands before choosing one is among the best techniques to use in order to get a gadget which is of high quality and which will definitely work as required. This is because the art of comparison will equip one with all he need while making a decision on which one to buy.



Reading reviews of other users is another technique to use while looking for these gadgets. This is because reviews are some of the most sincere comments from either experts or users. Using online methods while reading reviews is an assurance that you will get the best reviews as most of the users and experts use this method to post their reviews and comments on different categories of products. Also, online methods are proofed to be among the cheapest methods to use while looking for information relating to barely anything. This is because all the information needed is just a mouse click away and that they are found without necessarily traveling from one premise to the other. Also there are so many users in this platform and because of this reason, the prices of services are reduced in order to beat the ever rising competition amongst the various such service providers.

In order to ensure that your office is one of the most conducive places to work ,ensure that all the lighting systems are well fitted and that there is no office light blinking problem by rectifying the course and by so doing, everyone will be happy to work in that office hence improving the productivity.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

The Dangers Of DIY Electrical Installation



















Doing the electrical installation in your home by yourself can always be a tempting task for so many people. May be you are diy person and you might have done a lot of similar works as well. But as far as diy electrical installation work is concerned you should not do that in any condition. Doing that work can lead you to so many complication and it can have a number of dangers also associated with. Here, I am going to share some of the dangers of diy electrical installation work and I hope it will help you make your mind wisely for same to have and optimum result.

Incorrect size wire and cables: In electrical installation, the gauge of wire or electrical cable is very important. If you do not get the right size, then it can either draw a lot of power or it can get melted due to over load. In either of the situation your home will remain at a huge risk. When you do the electrical installation work with DIY method, then you leave your home in this situation. If you will choose an experienced electrician for this work, then he will be able to get right kind of wires and that will do the trick easily.

Incorrect outlet and switches selection: In order to keep your electrical installation safe, it is extremely important that you choose right size of electrical switches and outlet. If you fail to choose right size of electrical switches with your outlet or board, then fitting will remain loose and that will be a big security risk as well. Wires may come out from it and that can hurt people with it. Also, it may cause overheating and similar other issues as well and that will also be a big risk for security in your home.

Fault in your electrical box connection: When you install an electrical box, then it give your protection from all the external elements. If installed properly it can do its job in pretty decent, manner, but if that electrical installation is done in a wrong way, then things could just take a reverse turn. In your diy electrical installation work, you may actally make the connection in a wrong way and that will hurt you badly. Also, you may never know when your electrical box is getting overloaded. At the other hand, if you will hire a trained electrician, then he can check all these things and he can make sure you get all the connections right.



Wrong fuse selection: If we talk about the fires caused by electrical system, mainly it occur because people chose a wrong fuse wire. They replaced the fuse wire with a heavy gauge wire. As a result of that circuit never tripped and wires kept on heating. If you are not an expert, then you may never know the right gauge of fuse wire for any particular load. Many time when you do diy electrical installation, then you might make this mistake as well and that can cause serious troubles as well. So that is one more good reason because of which you should stay away from doing this work by yourself.

Fuse connections: In your fuse box, all the connections should be tight and firm. It should not have any kind of loose ends in it and if you are replacing it, then it should have proper replacement as well. If connections are not properly tight, then you may have flicker in your light and it can also cause a short circuit. In some situation circuit may heat and it can cause fire. This is one more issue that appear because of DIY electrical installation work. You may not know how to do this work unless you have proper training and good amount of experience. Needless to say, I can ask you not to do the electrical installation work by yourself quoting this as one more reason for that.

Wattage of connections: Many time when people do the electrical installation work, then they check all the other factors but they ignore the wattage or load on that cable. If they ignore this then it cause very circuit tripping issues. If you will use a bigger mcb, then it will never beak and it may affect the health of your electrical equipment’s. And if you will use a lower capacity mcb, then it may keep tripping and that can disturb you as well. If you will hire an electrician for this work instead of diy, you will be able to have good outcome as well without worrying about any kind of damage.



Over use of electricity: The biggest drawback of diy electrical insulation work is that you never know how to save electricity. You can use a lot of cables, that will consume more electricity even if you are not running a lot of appliances. Also, you may do the installation in a wrong way and that will also cause you consumption of more electricity. If you will hire an expert to do this work, then you will not have to worry about these issues and you will be able to have good outcome as well without worrying much about these factors.

Other than this, when you diy, then you always remain exposed with the accidents. Expert electricians get all kind of safety equipment’s for the electrical installation work and they know how to use it. At the other hand, you may not have any of these equipment’s and that is why you may not get any good result as well. Apart from this, you may also need to buy tools, equipment’s and other thing for this work. All those things will charge money for you and if you will check the overall cost of your diy electrical installation work, then you may end up spending more money for same. So, cost saving is one more factor because of which you should hire an expert electrician instead of doing this work by yourself.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

How To Replace Main Switch Box?







If you have a situation where the main switch box or the fuse inside it blows, do you know how to get things repaired and get the power supply back again? While you might agree that hiring a professional electrician would be the best way forward, you should know some DIY ways and means by which you could get things repaired and set right. In most cases if the fuse gets blown off or if the circuit breaker gets tripped then you may have no other option but to get the entire main switch replaced with a new one. While there could be different types of switches that could be used in homes, offices and other commercial spaces, when it comes to replacing them, the procedure which you follow is one and the same. The only thing that you might be willing to do is to replace the faulty ordinary main switch with a silent one which hardly makes a noise. However, you must have some basic idea when it comes to replacing the main switch box which could be supplying power to your entire home.

Some Basic Rules Which You Must Follow
The first and foremost thing which you must do is to ensure that the power supply to the switch and in fact to the entire home is turned off. You can get the power connection off either by removing the main fuse or by tripping the breaker which is serving that particular circuit where you are working on. This is very critical and vital to prevent electric shocks. The main power supply would be quite powerful and suffering an electric shock could be very serious and could even prove fatal.

Removing The Top Cover Of The Junction Box 
Once this has been completed you must start by removing the main screws which are holding the main switch box in place. Once the screws have been loosened the cover will come off and you will be able to lift the plate off. You may also have to carefully remove the screws on which the switch is mounted. Only when this is done would it be possible to pull the switch out from the switch box.



Carefully Understand The Wiring
While the process of unscrewing and taking the main switch box will not be a tough task, you may have to spend some bit of time understanding the main wiring work of the switch. Here are a few things which you should bear in mind.

The wiring structure and setup would depend on the place where the switch is located with particular reference to the rest of the circuitry. When you are handling a three way main switch, you could be in for some confusion and complexities. This is because the entire fixtures could be managed and controlled from two unique and different locations. Hence to avoid confusion, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

You must be sure that when you open the old faulty main switch you know how to fix the new one following the same logic and methodology. You could perhaps take a picture of the old main circuit wiring before opening it. This will perhaps make the job that much easier and less complicated.

Start With One Wire At A Time
If possible and if the space permits it would not be a bad idea to try and transfer one wire each time from the damaged main switch box. In the absence of the required space, you could give some labeling to the wires with the help of a masking tape or even with the help of a pen. This will help you to remember as to which wiring has to be inserted where.

Fixing The Wire In The Main Switch
The next thing which you must do is the find out ways and means by which you can loosen the terminal screws. This will help you to remove the wire from the faulty switch. Once this has been done, you must know how to put the loops around the screws in the new switch.

This should be done in such a way they will get tightened as you start tightening the screws. You could use right sized nose pliers and use them to tighten the loops around the screws. The screws should be tightened very firmly.

Once this has been done it is now time to place the switch onto the box in the wall specifically designed and installed for that purpose. Once the new main switch has found its home in the wall, you should use the mounting screws.

The cover plate must be replaced and the screw must be tightened properly. You must ensure that the screws are tightened properly.



Restoring Power Supply
Once you are sure that the wiring has been done properly and the main switch has been mounted properly in the casing, you can go ahead and start the process of restoring power. This can be done either by getting the fuse replaced or by turning the circuit breaker on. Once this is done You must check whether the switch is operating properly.

Choosing The Right Switch 
You could replace the main switch by choosing from various options which are available in the market. You could choose:

Switches with black wires are most suitable when it comes to replacing ordinary switches. Replacing them is the same as replacing black wired main switch boxes .

You could also choose dimmer switches. They could help a lot in coming out with switches which define the mood of the entire home or the room where the switches are being replaced. It could be in the form of a slider or a knob.

Conclusion 

Hence at the end of the day there is hardly any doubt that changing the main switch box is not a difficult job provided one knows how to go about it. There are a number of resources available on the internet which will make the entire job of replacing main switch quite easy. The methods and processes are the same and it is about understanding the same and then moving forward.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Some tips about Electrical Safety at Work and Home




















Electricity is the best friend of human being and we can’t think about our life without electricity. But if you don’t use it properly at your work or at your home, then it can give so many complications to you and sometime you can lose your life as well due to its improper use. That is why it is important that you follow all the electrical safety tips and suggestion at your home and work for its better utilization. If you are well aware about these tips and electrical safety guidelines that you should follow at your home and work, then tis great, but if that is not the case, then I am sharing some of the details that can help you in this requirement with really great ease.

Use MCB:
This is the most important electrical safety tip that you should follow at your home and work both. MCB or circuit breakers help you get better electricity supply in your premises and in case of any accident or other issue, it cut down the power for you automatically. That means if something goes wrong in your electrical system, then your MCB can detect that damage and it will cut the power before damage goes to next level. Other than this, if a person get electric shock in your home or work, then MCB can be the best electrical safety for you. It will instantly cut the power in that circuit and that person will get away with a minor shock instead of major accident.

Don’t play with electricity:
Playing with electricity is the biggest blunder that a person can do. If you are assuming that you can play with electrical supply or appliances without having any damage with it, then you are making a wrong assumption for that. Electricity is no one’s friend and if you will handle without following proper security measures, then you are going to pay for it. So, it is extremely important that you use all kind of safety tool or gears while doing any kind of electricity work. Also, you should ideally turn of the main electric supply before doing any changes in your electric work. That will keep you away from any kind of possible troubles or accident that you may have due to this issue.

Use best material:
Use of non trustworthy material is another big mistake that can lead you to serious problem with electricity work. If you will use some wires, switches or other electronic material that are not well tested and approved from authorities for electrical safety, then you will be making a big mistake from your side. To avoid this issue, you should always trust on a reputable brand that is known to provide the best quality material to all of its customer. This assurance will make sure you get the best electrical appliances and products at your home or work and you don’t get any electrical safety complication in it.



Replace damaged switches:
For better electrical safety in your home and at your work place, it is strongly recommended that you replace all the damaged switches and sockets without any delay. This is one of the biggest electrical safety mistake done by many people around the world. When they notice a minor defect then they assume it will work and they try to find some work around to use that damaged switch or socket. And sometime that ignorance leads them to a dipterous situation. That is why, you should take your decision for this subject in a wise manner and you should replace damaged electrical switches as soon as possible.

Don’t use faulty appliances:
If you are using any kind of faulty appliances in your home or work place, then that is a big mistake and that is not good for electrical safety. To avoid this issue, it is strongly recommended that you use only those appliances that are in properly working condition. If you notice any kind of damage in your electrical appliances, then either get it repaired or replace it without any delay. These basic things are very important and you will not make these changes, then you can have a lot of issues. So, make sure, you keep this thing also in your mind for better electrical safety.

Choose a good electrician:
In Singapore, you shall find only accredited and licenses electricians for any kind of electrical work. A licensed and experienced electrician will know about the electrical safety tips that he need to follow at your home or work place. If you fail to choose a good electrician, then things might not go into your favour. Ideally, you will not have any trouble finding a good electrician in Singapore, because many good agencies are there that can help you in this particular requirement. So, make sure, you follow this rule as well to avoid any trouble and to have the best result in easy manner.



Don’t pull the cables:
Many people have a bad habit of pulling the cables from their power socket. This could be a major risk for you in terms of electrical safety thing. If you will do this on regular manner, then it can break your electrical power socket and cables both. That can cause serious issues in your appliances and sometime it can cause for a short circuit as well. So, if you don’t want to take any of these risks, then it is a wise idea not to make this mistake in any condition.

Do not use extension:
Use of extension seem like an easy task for people and that is why they love to use extension without thinking its effect on the electrical safety thing. If you will use this in your home of work place, then it will make the place vulnerable for short circuit. Using extensions, you can add unwanted extra load on any particular circuit and that could cause a short circuit or other similar issues. So, make sure you avoid this mistake as well to have better result in easy manner.

Monday, 15 February 2016

7 Things To Take Note When Installing New Electrical Powerpoint



















New installation of electrical powerpoint can be always a big problem for many people. This could be one of the toughest tasks for many people unless they know exactly what they need to do and how they need to do this work. Some of you may have the complete idea about things that you should do for new installation of the electrical point in your home, but many of you may have no idea about these things. So, here I am sharing 7 things to take now when installing New electrical powerpoint in your home.

Do the evaluation: In order to do the new installation of electrical powerpoint in your home, you must do some basic evaluations to get the best result and to stay away from the problem. In this evaluation or research, you should know the amount of wire that you would need, how many switches and socket you may need to for electrical powerpoint, and what kind of plug you would connect with it. These are some of the most basic yet very important things and if you would not make the right kind of planning at this stage, then you might get really bad or annoying result with it. That is why, I strongly recommend you do the evaluation in a proper manner. 

Get right tools: You can’t do any kind of electrical work unless you have right tools and same is the case for new installation of electrical powerpoint as well. In order to finish the electrical powerpoint installation, you may need to use wire strippers, wall knife, drill and drill bits, screwdrivers, and voltage tester. In some other cases, you may need to use other kinds of tools as well for same. So, it is strongly recommended that you use right kind of tools to do the new installation of these points in your home. In some cases, you may need to use extra tools as well and you should get those tools also to avoid any trouble or complication in the middle of work.


Get the essential supplies: For the new installation of electrical powerpoint, you would need to use some other material as well that include the switch, socket, screws, board, and wires. If you don’t have these things in your hand, then you might never get a good result in the installation part. In case, you start the work without having the right amount of tools and supplies with you, then you might need to run to the market for buying those materials. So, it is essential that you get all the supplies before starting the work. This availability of supplies will help you do the work in a smart manner in less time and you would get a good result as well.

Identify the best location: There are not certain rules for the location of electrical powerpoint as it may vary depending on person and requirement. for example, if you want to make an extra socket for your phone charging in your room, then you would prefer to have that next to your bed so you can connect or disconnect the phone as per your choice. Locations of electrical powerpoint may vary depending on your choice. So, when you try to get the best location for same, then make sure you identify the best location and you do the installation at that place only.

Do the fittings on a table: In your new installation of electrical powerpoint, it is advised that you do most of the work on your table instead of doing it on the wall. On your table, you can do the fitting of all modular switches and sockets in your modular plate, you can do the electrical connection on the table and then you can try to connect it on your wall. When you follow this method, then you may get a good result with ease and you may get the better result with ease. Also, it will keep you away from other complications as well that you may notice while working by standing or sitting next to the wall. Also, when you work in a less stressed situation, then you will make fewer mistakes as well in the new installation of connection work.


Turn off the main switch: Turning of your main switch is the most important thing that you have to do while doing the installation of the electrical socket in your home. In fact, you should follow this tip while doing any kind of electrical work regardless of how safe that work is. Playing with electricity is not a wise thing to do and I would never recommend you to toy with it even if you are an expert in this field. You should turn of all the main switches before even starting the work and you should turn it on only when your work is completed. This will help you get good result with ease and you would have few complications for sure.

Test it before finishing the work: Once you do the installation work, then it is highly important that you do the testing before finalizing work. In order to test it in a safe way, you need to turn off all the other MCB, you should unplug other electrical appliances and you should test the new electrical powerpoint with some small and non-costly object. For example, you can use a low-cost mobile charger or mosquito repellant machine for checking it. If things are not good and if you lose the material, then you would not have to worry about it. And if things are right, then you should move ahead and you can use it easily.

In addition to this, it is also advised that you use proper security gears while connecting the cables with main supply. And if you think you can’t follow the tips that I shared above with you, then instead of trying to do the installation of an electrical point in your home or office, you should hire some expert that can do the work for you in a safe way.

Monday, 11 January 2016

How To Plan Office Electrical Wall Plug Socket





One common factor that is overlooked when designing an office is the wall socket planning. Some people focus more on other areas around the office, like the furniture, but they ignore the wall sockets layout. The wall sockets are one of the most vital features in the office. A well-established office will have electronics and other equipment that are powered by electricity. Unless there is electricity in the office, such equipment might not function. Electricity is accessed via the wall sockets. For that, they are critical in the office, and you must keep that in mind when you are designing the office. So how do you plan for the electrical wall socket in your office?

Understand the rules and code restrictions of the electricity

Before you start planning for the plug socket, you will need to learn about the prerequisites and codes that have been defined by the Electricity Board in Singapore. Learning the rules helps to educate you on how to plan for the plug socket in your office. These rules will mostly focus on the minimum requirements for the placement of the socket outlet. You should learn about the minimum or maximum number of socket outlets that should be placed in one room.

Assess the room before you plan for the socket outlets

When you clearly understand what is required for every socket in the room, you will now need to assess the room for how you will use the electricity. Make a detailed assessment around the room and relate to how you are going to use the rooms in the office. The crucial aspect here is convenience. For that, you must ensure that each socket is placed conveniently and that you can have access whenever.

Using extensions can help to create room for more equipment and devices to use. Nonetheless, they can also lead to accidents, especially when codes are crossing over the floor. To reduce such cases, it is advised to place the plug sockets near to the point of use.



Things to keep in mind

Once you comprehend the electrical codes and restrictions, and you are aware of how you would use the electricity in the office, you will now be ready to plan for the socket outlet layout. Nonetheless, before that, here are some factors to consider;

• The layout of the furniture

The office will most definitely be furnished, so you will need to keep in mind the layout of the furniture that you will include in the office. Suppose you plan to have a centralized sitting area as the waiting area, you will keep in mind if there will be the need of having a water dispenser at that point. Suppose there will be lockers that stand against the wall, there must be some space for the socket outlets. Do not block the vital plug sockets when you are placing the lockers against the wall.

• What about the lighting sources?

Another factor to keep in mind is the location of the lighting sources of your office. A professional office must have plenty of lights, whether artificial or natural. Will there be lamps near the tables or you have a floor lamp in your office? Most of the table lamps and floor lamps will use a plug socket, so ensure that you plan accordingly. Ideally, do not place an extension to be used with the table or floor lamp. To enhance the elegance of the place, you will need to place the table or floor lamp directly to the socket outlet.

• How many electronics will be used in the office?

Other than the lightings, you must consider the total number of electronics that you will be using in the office. This will range from the computer or laptop, the printer, scanner, router, photocopying machine, or any other equipment. When you have the total number of equipment you would be using, and you will need to decide on the number of sockets you can have in the office. It doesn’t mean that every electronic must have its socket outlet. You can also use extension sockets to enhance the accessibility.

• Will there be a TV in the waiting area?

Most of the offices that have a waiting area will go for the wall-mounted TVs. These TVs tend to be more reliable since they cover more audiences. Also, they will save up more space, and there will be no any chance of falling over or any other theft case. If there will be a wall-mounted TV, you will need to place the socket higher, or where you will be placing the TV. Do not place the socket too low to make it inaccessible.



• Will you need to decorate the office for the holidays?

As you intend to place the plug sockets in your office, you will need to keep in mind if you will need to decorate it for the festive season. Christmas is approaching, and you might need to decorate your office for it. Even though it is a once-per-year event, you will still need to consider the electrical outlet planning for that purpose. You can have plug sockets near stairways, along the hallway, or near the exit point. There are also other special outdoor sockets that can play a huge role in this. As you are placing the socket outlets, ensure that they can easily be accessed when installing the lightings.

Caution When Planning For The Socket Outlets

As you are planning to place the socket outlets in your office, you will need to keep some safety tips in mind. First off, ensure that the socket is not placed too low near the floor. Water can spill and get in the socket when someone is cleaning the office. This can lead to some serious electrical shocks. For that, make sure that you place them some inches away from the floor. Also, avoid placing the sockets near to the windows. Here, it can be raining heavily, and if the window is left open, it can lead to some explosions or electrical shocks. The best way to ensure that you do the perfect planning for your socket outlets in your office is to contact a professional company.