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Surge Protection

Surge protection has been around for a while, but in recent years there has been much more emphasis on this type of protection. There are different types of Surge protection with different applications. You may have noticed an extension lead in your home has built in surge protection, this provides local surge protection to very… Read More


The Power of Lighting

  Lighting can really transform a room, and all it can take is replacing one ceiling light to make a difference. The right light fitting in the right setting can make a big impact and become the focal point of a room. Another important aspect to consider is not just the appearance of the light… Read More


Earthing and Bonding

If you are having an alteration or an addition made to your electrical installation, your electrician must check (among other things) that the earthing and bonding arrangements you have meet current standard.  This is because the safety of any new work you have done will depend on the earthing and bonding arrangements.  If they are… Read More


Electric heating and storage heaters

Heating our homes can be expensive at the best of times, but if you have old night storage heaters, these may have become inefficient, ineffective or both. A common complaint with these heaters is the lack of control, or running out of heat by the time evening comes, which is when you could need it… Read More


Commercial electric heaters

Here is an example of our commercial work, In this case, warehouse workers were getting cold at their workstation, so we installed small local infra red heaters to give them direct heat, where they needed it, this helps save energy whilst not trying to heat the entire room space. In addition to this, the heaters… Read More


Car park and open space lighting

Traditionally large metal halide floodlights were used for lighting car parks and similar large outdoor spaces. These work well but they have a high operating temperature which is wasted electricity, they also take a long time to warm up before reaching maximum brightness. Now that LED technology has progressed, the LED floodlights have overtaken the… Read More


School lighting

With schools and other places of education, it is crucial to get the lighting right, as students and staff are in this environment for many hours each week. We make sure we only use light fittings approved for this use, ensuring they do not flicker or strobe ( many products do!), and that they are… Read More


Abuse of extension leads and multi plugs

Most people are aware that you shouldn’t overload sockets. It can be tempting to just grab an extension lead or a multiplug, just to “get it working”. But as we like to say here at Doctor Sparky, “just because it works, doesn’t make it safe”. Generally speaking, you should only use an extension temporarily, like… Read More


Extractor hoods

Has your extractor hood seen better days? It’s usually a better to replace than repair, as you benefit from the manufacturer’s warranty.


Defibrillator installation

One of our recent defibrillator installations at a local arts centre, mounted on an external wall so accessible to all who may need it. We decided to fit a small light fitting above it that automatically comes on when it gets dark. A defibrillator can be the difference between life and death, and they usually… Read More


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