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Will The New Halogen Ban Lead To A Brighter Future?

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 28th , 2021

It’s a legislative move that has gone largely unnoticed in the aftermath of more dramatic events, but as of October 1st 2021, the iconic halogen MR16 lightbulb has dimmed its glow for the last time. What does this mean for property developers and facilities managers, and will the alternatives impact on project costs? Here’s what you need to know!

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Glossary Of LED Lighting Terms: Everything You Need To Know

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 7th , 2021


With so much new technology in the lighting sector, we thought a small glossary of LED lighting terms might help when choosing which LED lamps might best suit your needs. The following is a list of general lighting terms and LED-specific terms.

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Should You Repair Or Replace A Faulty EV Charging Station?

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 6th , 2021

Most electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are extremely reliable but, like all types of electrical equipment, they can develop faults. Whether you have a single charging point or you're a business owner with multiple charging stations, it can be difficult to know what to do when something goes wrong. What's the best course of action to take?

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

A Guide To The UK Emergency Lighting Regulations

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 3rd , 2021

Emergency lighting regulations are an important element of keeping employees and the public safe. The main reason for emergency lighting is escape in the event of a fire, although emergency lights also help with navigation during a power outage. There has seen some important updates to the existing BS 5266-1 regulations. Here’s a quick guide.

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What Are The Costs Involved When Installing An EV Charging Station?

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 2nd , 2021

The number of new zero emissions vehicles registered in the UK increased by 377.5% between August 2018 and August 2019, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. What's more, with the government planning to ban the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2040, more of us are likely to be driving electric and hybrid vehicles in future. This will result in increased demand for electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations at commercial and public properties. So, how much do they cost to install?

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How Do EV Charging Stations Work?

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 1st , 2021

The switch to electric vehicles (EVs) is gathering pace. With cities such as Bristol considering banning diesel, and with long-existing congestion charge zones being extended, more and more people are choosing to embrace more sustainable options. However, running out of battery power is slightly different to running out of petrol! Here’s what you need to know.

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LED Lighting: What To Expect When You Upgrade

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 23rd , 2021

LED lighting is the future of indoor illumination. Cost-effective, ecologically friendly, and visually vibrant, upgrading to LED lighting is an attractive option for growing numbers of organisations and businesses. Here’s a quick guide to what you can expect.

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How To Reduce Expenditure With Energy Efficient LED Lighting Systems

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 20th , 2021

It's important to keep a tight rein on your outgoings if you want your organisation to thrive, but that can seem challenging when energy prices are rising. There are some obvious things you can do to reduce your costs, such as changing energy suppliers, but introducing seemingly small changes can make a big difference too. If you aren't already using LED lights, for example, you could be missing a trick. Let's see how installing this type of lighting could benefit your organisation financially.

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The Benefits Of Installing An EV Charging Station At Your Workplace

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 19th , 2021


On the face of it, there doesn’t seem much to consider. By 2035 we are supposed to be an all-electric country, vehicle wise. With the current voucher scheme of 75% of the cost of installation (up to £500/unit) paid for by government, maybe installing charging centres in the workplace sooner rather than later is the best option. Here are a few things to consider.

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

Exterior Architectural LED Lighting For Historic Buildings & Museums

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 17th , 2021

At Lowe & Oliver we specialise in lighting architecture for historic buildings, museums and exclusive property redevelopments, where each project requires a different approach. We also undertake large scale LED lighting upgrades in the industrial and commercial sectors, and have been awarded a Royal Warrant for our work on royal palaces.

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Topics: LED Lighting

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