1. pe2dave

    Looking for a reliable inline light switch?

    I've had 3, mostly Amazon specials. All started arcing after a few months. For a 60W bedside lamp. Google hasn't brought up much other than the Amazon standard. Any suggestions please.
  2. B

    Advice a reliable ip44 warm led light up to 1m

    Hi to all, can you please advice a reliable ip44 warm led light strip/batten up to 1m to be placed under "hanged" sink cabinet? thank you
  3. V

    How reliable are you finding smoke detectors..whos do you prefer

    Hi all Recently we've been having a few issues with smoke and heat detectors.. been fitting them for years and years now mostly without any issues..occasionally changing battery's or units that are out of date.. but in the last 18 months we have a some problems. Last year we did a rewire and...
  4. L

    Reliable thermostat switch to "Open" at high temps ?

    For a roof top boiler enclosure that is really way too hot in this weather .Plan to have large vents at the bottom and to use a Room stat set up to run a 6 inch bathroom fan etc to come on when it hits 25 degrees inside. This morning it was reading 47 degrees inside ! Using the room stat in...
  5. I

    Reliable electric radiators

    I will be installing electric radiators in a flat. Can anyone tell me what brands are considered most reliable and who to avoid? Thanks.
  6. L

    Reliable sensor leds

    Have had to return a number of standard led sensor lights which malfunctioned within a mater of months. (standard outside type). Has anyone had similar issues? If not which brand are you using?
  7. T

    Need reliable wireless repeaters or Powerline data links?

    Hi, We are installing electrical equipment into domestic houses. This equipment needs to be monitored 24/7 by an internet connection, back to our office. An ethernet port on the equipment allows this internet connection to be made. The equipment is not usually installed near the household...
  8. T

    Is the myenergi Eddi reliable?

    Hi, We want to install a myenergi Eddi , so we can heat our water boiler from solar. Problem is, it has no bypass, so if it dies from mains transients, then we cant get any hot water until we get the electrican in to un-install it. So how reliable is the Eddi? And how suseptible to mains...
  9. O

    Is frequency of 40 Hz light from Apple/Android tablet as reliable as that from an LED light?

    I am helping someone with Alzheimer's ; there is research showing that flickering light at 40 hz can possibly ameliorate symptoms. There are commercial 40 hz LED lights which flicker at 40 hz. There is also an app called Alzlife which has 40 hz flickering light. I have read that the light from...
  10. P

    Reliable UPS suggestions?

    A UPS' job is to provide reliable power in the event of a maind outage/disturbance, but the Dell-branded APCs we have are less reliable than the mains. They were bought some 3 or so years ago, have had failures and been replaced (also one battery pack as they are not compatible with the...
  11. J

    Garden lighting with reliable PIR's

    We have a garden footpath 16m from front door to garden gate with a shed near the gate. I am looking for the following set-up: a) an independent PIR sensor x2, one at each end of the circuit b) these to operate 3-4 LED spikes or low level spots between the two c) plus a floodlight to light the...
  12. J

    stud finder finds cable but need advise

    Hi I have a wall where i know that there are some wires inside, as the electric installation of the thermostat is placed there. I need to drill a hole in that area and obviously i want to avoid hitting those cables. I have bought a stud finder to see where can i drill the hole, but it...
  13. wsoppitt

    what cat 6 mods are reliable and recommended

    hey guys and girls , got to install 3 cat6 points in a property . What are a decent brand for the faceplates and modules . gonna need a single plate in 3 rooms and a 3 gang plate with modules where the incoming line is. not really had much experience of this ,have used deta cat5 modules in the...
  14. PJH2903

    Reliable Lancashire Electricians | Hudnott Electric Ltd

    PJH2903 submitted a new resource: Domestic electrician in Bacup - The electrician in the electric van - serving Bacup and the surrounding areas. Read more about this resource...
  15. C

    Stuck where to go now?!

    I am 18 years old , completed my level 2 & 3 electrical installation city and guilds. I do not know what to do now as I can’t get an apprenticeship because I’ve done all of the theory side but have no experience. So I am just wondering how I can get experience so I can start building my...
  16. littlespark

    Reliable portable reversing camera

    I'm looking for a reversing camera for my van, basically for when i'm hooking on a trailer on my own. I believe they only work when reversing, (taking power from the reversing light) but I would like it to work when I want it to, so I can check the trailer load while driving. Do they work with...
  17. LisaHamilton

    Am I buying from a reliable seller of towel rail elements?

    I just purchased a towel radiator for my newly renovated bathroom last week, and I’m now interested in buying a towel rail element with thermostat from this online seller. But before I decide to avail anything, I want to ensure first that I’m buying from a good seller. Is there anyone here who...
  18. P

    Can any one recommend a reliable gas fire

    Thinking of replacing electric fire with gas one, electric ok but noisy, one of these fancy fan heaters. Last gas fire was always going wrong, so was wondering if any one could recommend one that is reliable, or more to the point, which ones aren't reliable! Not after anything fancy, but Valor...
  19. einstein

    most reliable rcd to convert this consumer unit?

    salutations thinking of converting this with a main rcd over individual rcbo's as theres two spare ways they have specified only the socket circuits to be rcd protected however.... are the screwfix cheapies reliable? also is it possible to buy a mcb cover for the mighty proteus anymore...
  20. E

    Where and how to find a reliable electrician?

    Hi everyone. I realise that this is probably the wrong place to ask this question. But I was not sure where to ask. I wanted to know how one should go about finding a decent electrician in the UK. The last two times we rang for repairman here got utter scam-artists. I do not throw that word...
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