As electrical contractors, portable appliance testing (PAT) is something we carry out for our clients on a regular basis. Clients often have lots of questions about PAT testing so we thought we would answer some of these in this blog post.
In case you hadn’t noticed, spring seems to be well underway and the weather is starting to warm up in the UK! Fingers crossed that this lovely weather we seem to be enjoying is a sign of a great summer to come (maybe wishful thinking!)
As providers of domestic electrical services we often encounter old electrical systems, DIY jobs gone wrong, and problems caused by faulty electronics. What can you do at home to avoid these problems – should you have routine electrical inspections and what can you check yourself?
The significance of good quality lighting, providing a safe and effective environment, has long been identified. This is particularly pertinent in the workplace, none more so than in the airline industry and here at IDES we recognise this, being industry leaders in the technology and the development of airport hanger lighting.
What is the pace of change we should expect to see with electric vehicle charging points? The National Grid has recently put forward the idea that the Government should bring forward its proposed 2040 ban on new petrol and diesel cars. If this was to happen, how well prepared would we be for more electric […]
Light is about life – it has an impact on how we feel, on our health, and on how we work. Whereas natural light helps us produce vitamin D, and can support a general sense of wellbeing, the evolution of artificial light has caused certain changes in the human body’s dynamics.
LED lights are more popular and commonly used in the in the lighting industry than ever before. The rise in the use of LED lights in commercial or retail properties is similar to reasons they are also popular in domestic properties; partly due to regulations phasing out older lighting styles and partly due to cheaper […]
You might remember us going on about our fabulous LED spray booth lighting (we only mention it every couple of weeks or so) and our quite brilliant BOOTHLUX luminaires, but for the past couple of years we’ve been quietly fitting these in body shops and spraybooths up and down the country. And mechanics and spray […]
Being a business owner is a big responsibility, especially if you have a property and large workforce to look after too. Just one of a thousand things you must keep on top of is fire safety, fire alarms and servicing – important for obvious reasons!
As commercial lighting experts, we are always interested in the way good lighting makes people feel, and how it changes the lives of our customers for the better. Good lighting can change the mood of a room and effect the way you feel when you’re in it. But it also has a spiritual meaning to […]