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It was 140 years ago today….a (brief!) history of the lightbulb

Posted: Oct 14, 2018

140 years, on October 14th 1878, Thomas Edison filed his first patent application for "Improvement In Electric Lights". The first successful test took place just over a year later on October 22th 1879, lasting 13.5 hours. In tribute to Edison’s legacy this article looks at his contribution to the invention of the lightbulb and the impact this has had on the world.

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The Importance of Accreditations for Lighting Maintenance Contractors

Posted: Oct 10, 2018

Here at Quicklight, we take pride in delivering a safe and high quality service for each of our clients, every time. This is why, when we consider becoming accredited with a particular body; we look at whether the accreditation will help us to improve the quality or safety of our work. It is important for any contractor to take health and safety matters seriously. This is especially the case for businesses offering any provision that involves working at height, working with machinery and providing electrical services.

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Maximising the effectiveness of your security lighting

Posted: Sep 27, 2018

Alarming statistics

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has recently reported that the number of robberies recorded by the police for the year to March has increased by 30%. Business and property owners need to be aware of the security measures they have in place, thereby staying on top of potential risks to their building’s security.

How security lighting can help

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The importance of emergency lighting maintenance

Posted: Aug 08, 2018

Do you have emergency lighting? If so, it is vital to check that they are in working order. In the event of an emergency, it is the responsibility of every company to provide fully functioning emergency lighting.

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PAT Testing – Answering the key questions

Posted: Jul 25, 2018

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to PAT testing, you only have to search for the term on Google and take a look at the most commonly asked questions to see that most people aren’t sure when they need to test or what they need to test. The key questions for most people are:

        1.   Is PAT testing required?

        2.   What is tested in a PAT test?

        3.   How often do you have to do a PAT test?

        4.   Can anyone do a PAT test?

So we’ve decided to answer these key questions and let you know how Quicklight can help.

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Why Quicklight visits clients every 8 weeks

Posted: Jun 27, 2018

The importance of customer service

“Customer service is at the heart of everything we do”

You’ve heard that sentence before, haven’t you? Let’s be honest – we all have. No matter what industry a business is in, everyone is going to cite customer service as a vital part of their organisation.

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Fixed Wire Testing – Should I be worried and what can I do?

Posted: Jun 27, 2018

A daunting process

Fixed wire testing is one of those phrases that usually provokes a negative response from facilities managers and business owners. Whilst the majority of people are fully aware that is something they need to do, staying on top of it and managing it can be a very daunting process. Especially for those with large sites or multiple locations. It is however still the employer’s responsibility to ensure that all electrical wiring complies with regulations, namely the EICR.

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Thermal Imaging

Posted: Apr 17, 2018

What is thermal imaging?

Facilities managers and business owners have a responsibility to ensure that all electrical wiring complies with regulations. This helps maintain a safe working environment for employees, avoiding the accidents and injuries that can occur as a result of overloading, deterioration or damages that may appear in electrical installations over time. Failure to comply to these regulations, specifically the EICR, can lead to heavy fines and at its most serious – prosecution.

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Capital Free LED

Posted: Jan 25, 2018

It’s no secret that many people are put off making the switch to LED lighting due to the ingrained perception that is a complicated and highly expensive lighting option. Quicklight can reassure you that the reality is actually the opposite.

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