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Sparks Electrical News April 2018

Philips Lighting to change name

Our cover story for this month is the news that Philips Lighting is in the process of changing its name to Signify. “The meaning of our new name fits with our rich heritage as Philips Lighting, extending back more than a century,” explains Philips Lighting, Southern African & Ghana Country Leader, Raja Moudgil. The name also ties in with the requirements of a contemporary and international company with a great purpose: to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world.

Personality of the Month

“The electrical industry is not a glamorous industry by any stretch of the imagination; it is extremely competitive and trends change so frequently. However, it is very rewarding and very closely knit,” says James Clifford from LEDVANCE in our April Personality of the Month feature. The company wants to define the role of light in the digital age, and Clifford is bringing his experience from years in the media to assist the company grow in this new digital age. Read more...

Column: Advice for the younger generation

Terry Mackenzie Hoy was recently asked a pertinent question by a contractor friend; what should their son do upon leaving school? In his column this month, Terry offers some valuable pointers for the younger generation. Read more...

Know your tools

You’ll find cable ties in the toolbox of every electrical contractor, and probably also in almost every house in South Africa, yet although cable ties look simple, they are actually a critically designed product which provide a myriad of uses. Read more...

Buyers' Guide

The April Buyers’ Guide lists manufacturers and distributors of products and services for motors and drives. Read more...

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Contact Sparks Electrical News

Title: Editor
Name: Gregg Cocking
Email: sparks@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

Title: Advertising Manager
Name: Carin Hannay
Email: carinh@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

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