Intertek speeds up testing for Legionnaire’s Disease

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider, is supporting both the UK public and private sectors with a faster and more specific test for Legionella, the water-borne bacterium that may cause Legionnaire’s Disease in humans. The test provides results in 24 hours, rather than the standard 10 days. Legionella bacteria is a common environmental bacterium which naturally inhabits fresh water…

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Commercial landscape contractor takes tech to the field

A Midlands commercial landscaping specialist is taking tech into the field as part of a pilot project which will help it deliver an enhanced service to customers. Crown Group approached Bespoke Computing to help deliver the project, which sees tablet technology taken on site to relay real-time information back to site and head offices. The hardware and support systems for…

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IDEAL Networks urges installers to stay ahead of updated fibre optic testing standards

The international standards to which fibre optic cabling and encircled flux compliant light sources are field-tested are changing. Tim Widdershoven from IDEAL Networks says that new ISO/IEC and ANSI/TIA standards will have a notable impact on the test equipment required by installers. “The new encircled flux testing standards will slowly start to make their way into contracts and customer requirements,”…

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LED Eco Lights launches intelligent LED lighting battens

LED lighting battens provide 65% energy savings Twin-tube fluorescent luminaires can be upgraded in ten minutes LED Eco Lights has added SMART Sensor technology to its Goodlight™ G5 LED battens, allowing the luminaires to be grouped and respond intelligently to a building’s lighting needs. Warehouses and industrial sites can reduce their lighting energy bill by up to 65% by replacing…

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Venture creates bespoke lighting solution for Costco underground car park

Venture Lighting Europe has supplied a purpose-made retrofit gear tray to help a Costco store in Birmingham reduce its energy consumption and improve the lighting of its underground car park. The company, working with lighting maintenance contractors Solent Lighting, developed a 50W LED retrofit gear tray to replace 300 150W Metal Halide lamps whilst still utilising the existing fittings to…

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Emergency lighting changes: no reason to panic

Recent revisions to the emergency lighting requirement in the UK shouldn’t be a cause for consternation – but do mean that facilities managers need to carefully review their current installations. Greenlite’s In-House Lighting Designer Andrew Balmer looks in detail at the latest measures. The need for commercial spaces of all shapes and sizes to undertake regular reviews of their emergency…

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Bristol firm strikes major FM deal with UK leading college

An up and coming Bristol business is celebrating striking a major deal with a significant UK education provider. Waste Source has won an important contract with City of Bristol College to manage the college’s waste; and will be working together with bespoke Cleaning Services, who will be delivering the commercial cleaning contract for the College. The four-year deal will see…

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