If the power fails at your business premises, you’ll want to be sure your emergency lighting is working properly. 
 
Without it your employees and visitors could be at risk in the dark and unable to find corridors, stairs and exits. 
Do you need a little inspiration? This could be your answer… 
 
Researchers have reported that passing an electric current through your brain can help you to be more creative. 
 
Scientists suggest that we could one day wear an electrically charged hat to make us more inventive. 
On 1 September the EU’s ban on importing and selling halogen bulbs became effective. However, only about a third of us are aware of it, according to a survey by Philips. 
 
The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) is calling for homeowners and businesses to switch from existing halogen light bulbs to energy efficient LEDs as soon as possible. We could all be cutting our energy bill immediately, rather than waiting for our old halogens to fail. 
1. Outdoor lighting fixtures 
Insultation can melt in poorly installed outdoor electrical fittings, leading to a short circuit. You might then have to change your entire distribution board. 
2. Circuit breakers for outdoor sockets 
Because of the risk of exposure to water, outdoor sockets should have a circuit breaker. Without this you are risking electric shocks and fire. 
3. Bathrooms and kitchens 
Sockets, light switches and other electric installations in wet environments can be risky. If you are planning a bathroom or kitchen renovation, make sure a qualified electrician inspects the wiring. 
We’ve recently had some challenges to find and fix faults in commercial electrical installations. 
 
Electrical systems are often complicated and tailored to a business’s needs. 
 
If you’re not the electrician who did the original installation, it can be quite difficult to track down the root cause of a problem. 
Would you like to reduce the heating, lighting and power bills for your business by 10% or more without any additional investment? 
 
If you’re willing to make a small investment, savings of 20% to 50% are possible – equivalent to increasing sales by 5% for many businesses. 
 
That’s why 63% of companies say that they are acting to reduce their energy use. 
Many of us have WiFi routers in our home so we can access the internet from any room in the house. 
 
Using similar technology, soon it might be possible to light your home and run all of your appliances without wires. 
 
A wire coil can be used to generate a magnetic field. Bring another device with a coil tuned to the same frequency close and an electrical charge can be induced. It’s known as magnetic resonance technology. 
When the sun is shining outdoors workplaces can easily overheat. A recent report by Unison showed how too much heat at work can make us feel less energetic, cause muscle cramps and place extra strain on the heart and lungs.  
 
Tiredness and loss of concentration can also lead to an increased risk of accidents, especially in manufacturing environments. 
We often visit offices where computers, printers, screens, scanners, lamps, smartphones and other chargers are all plugged into overloaded sockets and boards. 
 
If you’re working with overloaded electrical circuits you can be running the risk of electrocution or fire. 
One of the things that will help us make the move to renewable sources of energy in the UK is the availability of reliable and cost-effective battery storage. 
 
Now batteries designed for increasingly popular electric cars are being used to store power for the National Grid. 
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