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    I’m an electrician – six tricks to cut your energy bills by £100s a year, from vampire appliances to motion sensors.

    ALREADY overstretched budgets were hit hard when energy bills went up in October, and many are now worried about the cost of heating and lighting their homes this winter.

    The average energy bill is currently capped at £2,500 by the energy price guarantee (EPG), but it'll rise from April next year.

    The good news is, some simple tricks can help save you hundreds of pounds.

    The Sun spoke with Sam Barwell, who is an electrician at SB Electrical and also a Help me Fix engineer.
    Below are his top tips to cut your electricity bill.

    1. Add motion sensors to your lights
    First and foremost, Sam suggested adding a PIR (passive infra-red) sensor to the lights in rooms in your house.
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    A PIR light is activated once movement is detected.
    Sam said: “By installing a PIR, your lights won’t be on when you’re not there.
    "This is a simple way to save energy and money.
    "It also means you don’t need to remember to turn your lights off when you leave a room
    "This is a simple way to save energy and money.
    "It also means you don’t need to remember to turn your lights off when you leave a room
    You can install a motion sensor into an existing lighting circuit, as long as you have access to the wiring.
    Sam said adding a motion sensor is just like adding a switch - it will break the circuit until the motion is detected.
    Just keep in mind that sensors will need to be fitted by an electrician, and you'll have to fork out cash for them too.
    A specific indoor motion sensor light typically sets you back from £30, while adding a motion sensor to an existing light costs from £10.

    2. Change to LED fittings
    Research from Currys shows that lighting comes in at around 16% of the total electrical use in the average home.
    While it’s hard to be conservative with lighting in the winter, there are simple swaps you can make.
    Sam said: “It’s worth changing every light in your home to a more efficient LED fitting.
    "This means you will only be using a fraction of the energy of a normal bulb.”


    3. Unplug the charger, not just the phone
    We may have grown familiar with the idea of not leaving our mobiles charging all night, but Sam said we also need to unplug our chargers.
    This will save on wasted energy.
    While you’re at it, don’t forget to switch off other electronics, such as TVs and game consoles.
    Unplugging all these items will help you save – and especially if you’ve got a lot of older devices.


    4. Invest in a heat pump tumble dryer
    Sam said it’s worth spending money on a heat pump tumble dryer, with prices starting at around a few hundred pounds.
    “There will be an upfront expense, but you’ll be able to go from a 2kW machine to a 400w machine, meaning you’re using 80% less energy,” said Sam.
    “It will take a little longer to dry your clothes, but it’s worth it.”
    You can make further savings by emptying the dryer filter regularly.
    This will stop your machine from being inefficient.
    According to Which?, the average heat pump dryer costs around £68 per year to do three loads a week, with the additional energy used due to blocked filters adding around £34 to the annual cost.


    5. Get familiar with energy labels
    Sam pointed out that as power-consuming items have become more efficient, energy labels have changed.
    Under the old system, products were rated from A+++ to G.
    However, as most products were falling into the top two or three classes (A+ to A+++), it got difficult to identify which ones were most efficient.


    6. Safety first
    Always tread carefully when taking steps to try and cut costs.
    Sam said: “Ensure you and your family are safe when trying to save money on the leccy bill.”
    Make sure you get an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) which ensures all electrical installations in your home are in safe working order.

    Equally, rather than spend hundreds of pounds on a callout for something which might not require an electrician actually making a trip to your home, use Help me Fix, a service that connects you to tradespeople over video.

    Source: thesun.

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    DOWN TO THE WIRE I’m an electrician – six tricks to cut your energy bills by £100s a year, from vampire appliances to motion sensors. ALREADY overstretched budgets were hit hard when energy bills went up in October, and many are now worried about the cost of heating and lighting their homes this winter. The average energy bill is currently capped at £2,500 by the energy price guarantee (EPG), but it'll rise from April next year. The good news is, some simple tricks can help save you hundreds of pounds. The Sun spoke with Sam Barwell, who is an electrician at SB Electrical and also a Help me Fix engineer. Below are his top tips to cut your electricity bill. 1. Add motion sensors to your lights First and foremost, Sam suggested adding a PIR (passive infra-red) sensor to the lights in rooms in your house. -ADVERTISEMENT- A PIR light is activated once movement is detected. Sam said: “By installing a PIR, your lights won’t be on when you’re not there. "This is a simple way to save energy and money. "It also means you don’t need to remember to turn your lights off when you leave a room "This is a simple way to save energy and money. "It also means you don’t need to remember to turn your lights off when you leave a room You can install a motion sensor into an existing lighting circuit, as long as you have access to the wiring. Sam said adding a motion sensor is just like adding a switch - it will break the circuit until the motion is detected. Just keep in mind that sensors will need to be fitted by an electrician, and you'll have to fork out cash for them too. A specific indoor motion sensor light typically sets you back from £30, while adding a motion sensor to an existing light costs from £10. 2. Change to LED fittings Research from Currys shows that lighting comes in at around 16% of the total electrical use in the average home. While it’s hard to be conservative with lighting in the winter, there are simple swaps you can make. Sam said: “It’s worth changing every light in your home to a more efficient LED fitting. "This means you will only be using a fraction of the energy of a normal bulb.” 3. Unplug the charger, not just the phone We may have grown familiar with the idea of not leaving our mobiles charging all night, but Sam said we also need to unplug our chargers. This will save on wasted energy. While you’re at it, don’t forget to switch off other electronics, such as TVs and game consoles. Unplugging all these items will help you save – and especially if you’ve got a lot of older devices. 4. Invest in a heat pump tumble dryer Sam said it’s worth spending money on a heat pump tumble dryer, with prices starting at around a few hundred pounds. “There will be an upfront expense, but you’ll be able to go from a 2kW machine to a 400w machine, meaning you’re using 80% less energy,” said Sam. “It will take a little longer to dry your clothes, but it’s worth it.” You can make further savings by emptying the dryer filter regularly. This will stop your machine from being inefficient. According to Which?, the average heat pump dryer costs around £68 per year to do three loads a week, with the additional energy used due to blocked filters adding around £34 to the annual cost. 5. Get familiar with energy labels Sam pointed out that as power-consuming items have become more efficient, energy labels have changed. Under the old system, products were rated from A+++ to G. However, as most products were falling into the top two or three classes (A+ to A+++), it got difficult to identify which ones were most efficient. 6. Safety first Always tread carefully when taking steps to try and cut costs. Sam said: “Ensure you and your family are safe when trying to save money on the leccy bill.” Make sure you get an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) which ensures all electrical installations in your home are in safe working order. Equally, rather than spend hundreds of pounds on a callout for something which might not require an electrician actually making a trip to your home, use Help me Fix, a service that connects you to tradespeople over video. Source: thesun. #lightingdesign #elli #landscapelighting #landscapearchitecture #lightingcomposition #lightasart #lights #lightingideas #lightingcontrol #ledlight #indoorlighting #lighting #ekectrician #niceic #bill
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  • "Urban Body BMC Currently Delicate, Move, Timepass": Aditya Thackeray

    Attacking the cash delivered for 'beautification', Mr Thackeray said beautification isn't simply setting up Drove lights all over the place.

    Mumbai:
    Previous Maharshtra serve Aditya Thackeray today blamed the Eknath Shinde-drove Maharashtra administration of dialing back and slowing down advancement projects in Mumbai. Focussing on the monetary capital with races to the Brihanmumbai Metropolitan Enterprise (BMC) - - the most extravagant community body in the nation controlled such a long ways by the Shiv Sena - - booked one month from now, he said the Maha Vika Aghadi (MVA) government drove by his dad Uddhav Thackeray attempted to get a great deal of tasks into Mumbai yet the new government has attempted to quit everything.

    "The Central Clergyman was from Mumbai and we attempted to get a great deal of tasks the city," he said, adding that main three things occur in BMC now - - delicate, move, timepass.

    "After the development of new government, the new Boss Pastor said that we will give ₹ 5,000 crore for the streets of Mumbai and our streets will be without pothole. A delicate of ₹ 5,000 crore was delivered however was reviewed a couple of days back," he said.

    Aditya Thackeray said the fate of Mumbai's streets under the ongoing government was dubious, and individuals shouldn't accept anybody who says they will concretize the roads short-term.

    "You want to take authorization, work with 16 unique offices and work with Mumbai traffic police. My inquiry is the point at which you began the delicate of ₹ 5,000 crore, for what reason did you review it? At the point when will you start the new delicate and when will the work be finished?" he scrutinized the state government.

    "Work in the city of Mumbai has been dialed back. Assuming you find potholes one year from now, the ongoing Boss Clergyman will be capable," he added.

    Attacking the cash delivered for 'beautification', Mr Thackeray said beautification isn't simply setting up Drove lights all over.
    "Rs 1,700 crore has been accommodated beautification. Be that as it may, this sum should be delivered to the corporators of BMC. It has now been redirected for beautification," he said.

    Mr Thackeray attacked the state, asserting no clearness was being in the BMC or the Maharashtra government on who is endorsing or giving guidance for projects in Mumbai.

    "This administration is only a 'move government'. Over the most recent 15 years, there have been a few officials who have been really buckling down in the BMC yet presently some of them have been moved three to multiple times in three days. For what reason is there such a lot of disarray, nobody knows. The public authority ought to talk about this soon," he said.

    Mumbai is vital for the state and all undertakings should be finished, Aditya Thackeray pushed, referencing a few ventures which the past government began yet the work is slowed down at this point.

    Source: ndtv

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    "Urban Body BMC Currently Delicate, Move, Timepass": Aditya Thackeray Attacking the cash delivered for 'beautification', Mr Thackeray said beautification isn't simply setting up Drove lights all over the place. Mumbai: Previous Maharshtra serve Aditya Thackeray today blamed the Eknath Shinde-drove Maharashtra administration of dialing back and slowing down advancement projects in Mumbai. Focussing on the monetary capital with races to the Brihanmumbai Metropolitan Enterprise (BMC) - - the most extravagant community body in the nation controlled such a long ways by the Shiv Sena - - booked one month from now, he said the Maha Vika Aghadi (MVA) government drove by his dad Uddhav Thackeray attempted to get a great deal of tasks into Mumbai yet the new government has attempted to quit everything. "The Central Clergyman was from Mumbai and we attempted to get a great deal of tasks the city," he said, adding that main three things occur in BMC now - - delicate, move, timepass. "After the development of new government, the new Boss Pastor said that we will give ₹ 5,000 crore for the streets of Mumbai and our streets will be without pothole. A delicate of ₹ 5,000 crore was delivered however was reviewed a couple of days back," he said. Aditya Thackeray said the fate of Mumbai's streets under the ongoing government was dubious, and individuals shouldn't accept anybody who says they will concretize the roads short-term. "You want to take authorization, work with 16 unique offices and work with Mumbai traffic police. My inquiry is the point at which you began the delicate of ₹ 5,000 crore, for what reason did you review it? At the point when will you start the new delicate and when will the work be finished?" he scrutinized the state government. "Work in the city of Mumbai has been dialed back. Assuming you find potholes one year from now, the ongoing Boss Clergyman will be capable," he added. Attacking the cash delivered for 'beautification', Mr Thackeray said beautification isn't simply setting up Drove lights all over. "Rs 1,700 crore has been accommodated beautification. Be that as it may, this sum should be delivered to the corporators of BMC. It has now been redirected for beautification," he said. Mr Thackeray attacked the state, asserting no clearness was being in the BMC or the Maharashtra government on who is endorsing or giving guidance for projects in Mumbai. "This administration is only a 'move government'. Over the most recent 15 years, there have been a few officials who have been really buckling down in the BMC yet presently some of them have been moved three to multiple times in three days. For what reason is there such a lot of disarray, nobody knows. The public authority ought to talk about this soon," he said. Mumbai is vital for the state and all undertakings should be finished, Aditya Thackeray pushed, referencing a few ventures which the past government began yet the work is slowed down at this point. Source: ndtv #lightingdesign #elli #landscapelighting #landscapearchitecture #lightingcomposition #lightasart #lights #lightingideas #lightingcontrol #ledlight #indoorlighting #lighting #india #bmc #mumbhai #saarc #adityathackeray #maharahtra
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  • Purchase of LED lights by civic bodies under Punjab VB lens

    Local Government Dept is yet to reply to queries of the bureau

    Chandigarh, November 14
    After a probe into the allotment of plots under locally displaced persons’ (LDP) scheme in Improvements Trusts, purchase of LED lights by civic bodies under the Local Government Department has come under the scanner of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB).

    Controversy surfaced during Congress regime
    The controversy over LED lights purchased from a firm at inflated rates surfaced during the previous Congress government rule. Purchase of nearly 80,000 LED bulbs worth crores by different civic bodies is being screened by the VB.

    In a detailed query sent to the department, the VB has sought to know details of the tenders for smart LED streetlights, participating companies for the tenders and agreement signed with shortlisted firms for installation of LED lights by different civic bodies.

    Details of allocation of work for the installation of LED lights, certified copies of clearance bills by the Accounts and Finance Branch of the department and copies of tender approvals by the sub-committee formed by the then Local Government minister have also been sought by the VB.

    The department is yet to reply to the VB queries. It is being suspected that the LED lights were purchased at inflated rates and quality of the lights was not up to the specified mark.

    The controversy over LED lights being purchased from a firm at inflated rates had surfaced during the previous Congress government. Sources said purchase of nearly 80,000 LED bulbs worth crores and their maintenance for a period of 10 years by different civic bodies was being screened. An Akali leader had also lodged a complaint in this regard in 2021.

    The sources said apart from the LED bulbs, other costs, including that of switches, fittings and annual maintenance rates were also being analysed.
    The VB is already probing the alleged Smart City LED project scam in Jalandhar.

    Though the department has no policy of centralised purchase and the civic bodies are independent entities, it is being seen under which policy the agreements were signed with private firms. The funds for the purchase of the LED lights were provided by the municipal corporations and municipals councils.

    Source: tribuneindia

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    Purchase of LED lights by civic bodies under Punjab VB lens Local Government Dept is yet to reply to queries of the bureau Chandigarh, November 14 After a probe into the allotment of plots under locally displaced persons’ (LDP) scheme in Improvements Trusts, purchase of LED lights by civic bodies under the Local Government Department has come under the scanner of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB). Controversy surfaced during Congress regime The controversy over LED lights purchased from a firm at inflated rates surfaced during the previous Congress government rule. Purchase of nearly 80,000 LED bulbs worth crores by different civic bodies is being screened by the VB. In a detailed query sent to the department, the VB has sought to know details of the tenders for smart LED streetlights, participating companies for the tenders and agreement signed with shortlisted firms for installation of LED lights by different civic bodies. Details of allocation of work for the installation of LED lights, certified copies of clearance bills by the Accounts and Finance Branch of the department and copies of tender approvals by the sub-committee formed by the then Local Government minister have also been sought by the VB. The department is yet to reply to the VB queries. It is being suspected that the LED lights were purchased at inflated rates and quality of the lights was not up to the specified mark. The controversy over LED lights being purchased from a firm at inflated rates had surfaced during the previous Congress government. Sources said purchase of nearly 80,000 LED bulbs worth crores and their maintenance for a period of 10 years by different civic bodies was being screened. An Akali leader had also lodged a complaint in this regard in 2021. The sources said apart from the LED bulbs, other costs, including that of switches, fittings and annual maintenance rates were also being analysed. The VB is already probing the alleged Smart City LED project scam in Jalandhar. Though the department has no policy of centralised purchase and the civic bodies are independent entities, it is being seen under which policy the agreements were signed with private firms. The funds for the purchase of the LED lights were provided by the municipal corporations and municipals councils. Source: tribuneindia #lightingdesign #elli #landscapelighting #landscapearchitecture #lightingcomposition #lightasart #lights #lightingideas #lightingcontrol #ledlight #indoorlighting #lighting #punjab #congress #jalandhar #government
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  • GM Measured brings the best of home electrical items to ACETECH 2022 - MUMBAI

    New Delhi [India], November 12 (ANI/GPRC): GM as of late partaken in the most perceived Acetech 2022 Presentation in MUMBAI from tenth Nov - thirteenth Nov 2022, that occurred in Mumbai. Acetech, the greatest show in the class of plan and engineering is a top notch occasion, which was supported basically by GM.

    At the occasion, GM consumed the greatest space with more than 6500 sq-ft in this occasion where they exhibited most recent patterns and iinnovations in the home electrical space. These reach from staggering plans in changes to enlivening lights.

    GM Particular is quite possibly of the quickest developing switch and home robotization organization in India, that offers a great many progressive items like new age switches, home mechanization arrangements, Drove lights, fans, Bluetooth music player and considerably more. GM means to get solace and accommodation each home.

    Jayanth Jain, GM's MD and President said, "Throughout the long term GM has added a fluctuated scope of home electrical items to its portfolio and we generally search for potential open doors for our buyers to encounter them all at one spot.

    Today we are a one-stop-answer for all your electrical necessities. Right from wires and lines to switches and home computerization arrangements, we have everything.

    Acetech is an ideal stage for us to feature our reach and all the more significantly here we sent off another property "display area on the wheels" which is fundamentally a display area made on a transport which will offer a chance to grandstand top tier item to each side of the nation and this exceptional "display area on the wheels" is executed in relationship with Dilip Chabria the renowned vehicle planner.

    The popular Bollywood entertainer, and long-lasting brand envoy of GM Sunil Shetty was likewise present at the slow down.

    He introduced their new drive "Display area on the wheels" . Mr. Shetty, totally wrecked with the entire air said " I have been related with this brand for quite a while, GM is in every case exceptionally near my heart".

    On "Display area on the wheel" the entertainer said - "I'm shocked by seeing this unprecedented advancement by GM, we have never seen this. Obviously, Acetech is the ideal put to the idea of Display area on Wheels".

    Source: business-standard

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    GM Measured brings the best of home electrical items to ACETECH 2022 - MUMBAI New Delhi [India], November 12 (ANI/GPRC): GM as of late partaken in the most perceived Acetech 2022 Presentation in MUMBAI from tenth Nov - thirteenth Nov 2022, that occurred in Mumbai. Acetech, the greatest show in the class of plan and engineering is a top notch occasion, which was supported basically by GM. At the occasion, GM consumed the greatest space with more than 6500 sq-ft in this occasion where they exhibited most recent patterns and iinnovations in the home electrical space. These reach from staggering plans in changes to enlivening lights. GM Particular is quite possibly of the quickest developing switch and home robotization organization in India, that offers a great many progressive items like new age switches, home mechanization arrangements, Drove lights, fans, Bluetooth music player and considerably more. GM means to get solace and accommodation each home. Jayanth Jain, GM's MD and President said, "Throughout the long term GM has added a fluctuated scope of home electrical items to its portfolio and we generally search for potential open doors for our buyers to encounter them all at one spot. Today we are a one-stop-answer for all your electrical necessities. Right from wires and lines to switches and home computerization arrangements, we have everything. Acetech is an ideal stage for us to feature our reach and all the more significantly here we sent off another property "display area on the wheels" which is fundamentally a display area made on a transport which will offer a chance to grandstand top tier item to each side of the nation and this exceptional "display area on the wheels" is executed in relationship with Dilip Chabria the renowned vehicle planner. The popular Bollywood entertainer, and long-lasting brand envoy of GM Sunil Shetty was likewise present at the slow down. He introduced their new drive "Display area on the wheels" . Mr. Shetty, totally wrecked with the entire air said " I have been related with this brand for quite a while, GM is in every case exceptionally near my heart". On "Display area on the wheel" the entertainer said - "I'm shocked by seeing this unprecedented advancement by GM, we have never seen this. Obviously, Acetech is the ideal put to the idea of Display area on Wheels". Source: business-standard #lightingdesign #elli #landscapelighting #landscapearchitecture #lightingcomposition #lightasart #lights #lightingideas #lightingcontrol #ledlight #indoorlighting #gm #acetech #gm
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