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Eaton to acquire The Moeller Group and Phoenixtec Power Company

Eaton Corporation has announced plans for two electrical acquisitions, one in Europe and one in Asia Pacific, which will significantly increase the capabilities, size, and geographic breadth of Eaton’s electrical business. The acquisitions’ combined estimated sales for the year ending December 31, 2007 are approximately $2.0 billion. The European acquisition is of The Moeller Group, a leading supplier of components for commercial and residenti... [more]

Micromark launched Firehold fire and acoustic rated downlights

Micromark has launched Firehold, a new range of downlights that are fire and acoustic rated to maintain the integrity of the ceiling. Suitable for both residential and commercial premises, the new range also includes IP65 versions suited to bathrooms. The range meets all the relevant building regulations that require the fire rating of a ceiling is maintained after the downlights are installed. All Firehold downlights feature a formed steel... [more]

ELECSA seminars offer a quick overview of the new regulations

ELECSA is running a series of free open evenings on the new 17th Edition Wiring Regulations and Part P. With a choice of locations around the country, the sessions are held in the evening and are an ideal opportunity to keep up to speed with the latest electrical regulations. Managing and Operations Manager for ELECSA Steve Mitchell explains "with the release of the 17th edition, the seminars offer an ideal opportunity to gain a quick overview... [more]

The future for zero carbon electricity is replacing natural gas as the energy source for space and water heating

Energy emissions and global warming have been making headline news this year and Prime Minister Gordon Brown recently announced the Climate Change Bill, committing the UK to reducing its carbon-dioxide emissions by 60% by 2050, making it the first country to put legally binding carbon emission reduction targets in place. The British Prime Minister has reinforced his commitment to renewable power generation, stating in his comments on the gover... [more]

Fernotron home control system uses radio remote controls to make life easier

Many people feel uneasy at the prospect of additional technology within their own four walls and of extensive installation works, and still shy away from the idea of treating themselves to the convenience of a house control system. The solution to this is an uncomplicated home control system using radio remote controls. More and more people want to operate their home appliances by radio remote control, since this allows various devices in the... [more]

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