The SAFEhouse Association has published a number of user-friendly guides to provide technical overviews, regulatory information and buying guidelines for the South African electrical industry.
Pierre Nothard, chairman of the SAFEhouse Association, says the prevalence of sub-standard electrical products in South Africa is partly due to misinformation and a lack of information. In an effort to address these issues, the SAFEhouse Guides, which have been authored by industry specialists, provide information that is relevant, concise, and that promotes compliance and electrical safety.
Users have an endless choice of luminaires (light fittings) and this guide goes into basic lighting concepts, luminaire categories and luminaire performance as well as the retrofit of existing installations. Luminaire safety includes marking, insulation classification, construction, components, internal and external wiring, provision for earthing, protection against electric shock and thermal control. This guide also looks at who polices the lighting industry in South Africa, discusses locally manufactured luminaires and gives examples of substandard luminaires being sold in South Africa. The compulsory specifications for luminaires and lighting products are also provided.
Click on the cover to download this guide.