May 27, 2011
Osram has recently launched an easy to use LED tube that can be used as a replacement for a 36W T8 tube.
While most T8 LED retrofit options do not have a shock protection system in compliance with IEC safety regulations, OSRAM’s SubstiTUBE has an in line fuse called the ‘SubstiTUBE Start’ which is in the shape of a starter. The ‘SubstiTUBE Starter’ replaces the existing starter which ensures that there is no risk of the ends of the tube becoming live leading to electric shock when installing the LED tube.
The SubstiTUBE offers energy savings up to 50% and can be generally used for lighting applications where little or no maintenance is required. For example, warehouses, supply rooms, corridors, stairways, car parks and walk ways. These tubes have a long average life of 50,000 hours and are ideal for applications where maintenance costs are exorbitant. The combination of low maintenance costs and the energy saving potential means you will achieve a payback of less than two years in many applications.
- VDE – Certified security
- Genuine retrofit solution for simple installation – no rewiring required!
- Modern room lighting
- Instant On lighting – full output with any warm up time
- Energy savings of up to 50%
- Low maintenance thanks to an average lifespan of 50 000 hours Eco-friendly product, mecury free
- LED Lamp in T8 shape with G13 socket
- Length: 1.212 m; Weight: 420 g
- 18 high-performance OSLON LED‘s
- Nominal Power: 23.5 W
- For operation with CCG
- No rewiring necessary; Luminaire certifications remain valid
- Direct Retrofit for CCG luminaires; replacement of lamp and included starter
- Extremely robust with aluminium heat sink and polycarbonate cover
- Full integrated ECG complies to relevant standards
- Complies with safety standard for self balastedLED lamps IEC 62560; VDE certificied
- Up to 50.000 h lifetime
- Overpower, overheat, short and open circuit protected
- FineWhite/ ANSI Binning for highest homogeneity
- Not for operation with ECG, not dimmable
The Rexel Product catalogue is almost here! This product catalogue is a must have for a range of workers/industries such as:
- Purchasing staff
- and anyone requiring access to a complete and extensive product reference guide.
The catalogue will boast 2,000 pages of products, industry information and guidlines, more than 61,000 different products from over 300 well know brands.
If you haven’t already registered for your free copy, it’s not too late! Register today.
Our staff are so excited about the launch, they decided to have a competition to see which branch could promote the catalogue the best.
But it was clear to see from the pictures Rexel Nambour (QLD) were the winners! The unique catalogue “Dress Up” Box was definitely one of a kind. Well done to the team. Wollongong (NSW) came in second with our Warehouse in Alexandria (NSW) coming in third.
May 12, 2011
Created for the automatic control of lighting in both the residential and private/public industry sectors. They automatically switch on lighting when movement is detected and turn off the circuit after the preset duration. Bringing comfort and enhanced security for exterior accesses to residential homes and garages, they also provide significant savings in lighting power consumption by illuminating only when neccessary. With an IP55 rating, they can be effectively used in both interior and exterior applications.
Technically engineered for optimum performance and total control
Hager innovation delivers precision motion detectors that suit all installations:
The simplicity of Remote Control
Hager’s motion detectors have been developed and engineered with the ultimate innovation – a remote control, which can be used by both the installer and the home owner. The job can be completed faster by adjusting the settings via remote control and setting the detectors parameters – such as time, lux and sensitivity. Then, by handing the remote to the home owner, you provide them with a new benchmark in lighting control, allowing them to manage their security and safety at their convenience.
||The timer can be set to pulse, or set from 5 sec up to 30 min with the remote control
||Lux levels can be set between 5 and 100 lux
||The evolution line of motion detectors have the convenience of activating or de-activating either the frontal or downward lens
||With the press of this button, the detector will learn the lux level at that given point in time
||Locks the settings buttons while still maintaining the EASY homeowner settings
||The sensitivity is adjusted from 20% – 100%, according to the amount of movement detected
||Allows the installer to conduct sensor ‘pick up’ test. Any movement within the dectection zone will trigger the detector
||This feature registers any movement, a particular benefit when the load has any failure
Home Owner Features
||Return to programmed settings with a push of this button
||Holiday mode provides easy simulation of presence while out
||Manipulate your surroundings easily with the on/off controls
||Manipulate your surroundings easily with the on/off controls
The 2011 Budget has announced the rollout of digital television services in a big way. Are you ready for the digital TV revolution? Is your business positioned to take advantage of the opportunities this announcement will create? Television will be broadcasted in digital format all over Australia by the end of 2013, but what difference will it make to our lives? Here is what you need to know about digital TV.
Australia is currently engaged in the process of switching from analogue to digital TV broadcasting. This process is being managed by the Australian Government’s Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy. This department has set up a taskforce called the Digital Switchover Taskforce. Over the next few years, the Government will be turning off the current signal that carries the television signal (analogue) and replacing it with a digital signal. It is a phased roll out that began in Mildura on 29th June 2010 and every region in Australia will be switched over to digital by the 31st of December 2013.
Why is Australia moving to digital TV?
1 To keep up to date with technology.
- It’s important that Australia keeps pace with worldwide changes in technology.
- Overseas programs are increasingly being recorded in the digital format only.
- Australian TV shows need to be recorded in the digital
- format to be easily exported overseas.
2 To free up broadcast space.
- In Australia, TV is currently broadcast in both digital and analog signals – this is costly and inefficient.
- Turning off the analog signals will free up space that could be used for other services for the community.
3 To improve your viewing experience.
- Picture and sound quality on digital TV is better than analogue.
- Pictures on digital TV can be seen in widescreen.
- You’ll still have the same free-to-air channels, plus some new ones, so you’ll have more choice.
There are a number of ways you can switch from analogue to digital TV now.
If you have an older TV and you’d like to keep it you can convert it to digital with:
- A high definition set top box or a high definition recording device known as a PVR (Personal Video Recorder).
- A home entertainment consol (like a play station 3) that has both PVR and TV tuner capability with play TV attached.
Any of these will decode the signal and convert your TV to digital.
|Some great products to get you started!
You can upgrade to a high definition TV that has a digital tuner built in. If you already have one of these, then you are ready to go!
If your equipment is not working try one of the following:
- Re-tune your TV.
- Check your cables are in good condition and are connected properly.
- If you use an indoor antenna now, you will need to replace it with an external digital ready antenna to ensure you receive the best digital signal.
- Check your external antenna. You may require the expertise of an Endorsed Electrical Contractor/Installer to ensure you have the correct antenna and check for signal strength. In most cases if the antenna is an older one, it may need replacing.
For further information visit www.digitalready.gov.au or www.freeview.com.au
For information on training and how you can obtain accreditation click here.