Sparks Electrical News

With over two decades in the industry, Marcel Kelly, Sales Engineer at Woodbeam, a local company delivering substation protection, metering, auxiliary relaying, SCADA, and automation and Ethernet networking systems and solutions, still enjoys working in the evolving, dynamic environment that is the electrical industry.

In the days when incandescent was king and the term LED a foreign concept, consumers were not concerned with the life expectancy of a fitting. When a lamp failed, it was an easy fix; simply replace it with a new one. This was a major advantage of incandescent lighting, but the technological advances of LEDs have made it impossible for its predecessor to compete. As a result, consumers are replacing their old 60 W E27 fittings with more economical LED substitutes.

In South Africa, stringent Labour Laws have created something of a minefield for employers to navigate when it comes to disciplinary procedures. While protecting the rights of the employee is paramount, employers who are not completely up to date with the relevant legislation could find themselves in hot water.

The Unilite HL-1R rechargeable head torch offers a maximum output of 125 lumens from its high power Cree white LED. As well as the white LED, the HL-1R features two 3 mm red LEDs that provide red light to preserve night vision and a flashing red light to attract attention.

Nompilo Vilakazi, owner of Sibani Holdings, is the highest achiever in the 2018 Eskom Contractor Academy. With an average of 89%, Vilakazi topped the class, which had a total of 176 graduates, all of whom were either Eskom contractors or suppliers, or entrepreneurs who had participated in other Eskom initiatives.

BEKA Schréder has announced the launch of its Augmented Reality (AR) App, a first in the world with street lighting applications. It offers an arsenal of scaled and accurately detailed products in the palm of your hand.

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Title: Editor
Name: Gregg Cocking
Email: sparks@crown.co.za
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Name: Carin Hannay
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