Electronics giant Phillips – which pioneered the connection of lighting equipment over the internet with its Hue lamp – has joined the AllSeen Alliance, which is developing a common software framework for devices, services and apps through its AllJoyn project.
Following the April introduction of the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015, TrustMark is providing support and advice to help electricians comply with the significant health and safety requirements that now apply to all home improvements and building work. By James Hunt:
The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) has created the new position of Director of Business and External Affairs and appointed its new head, while Recolight has appointed new board members and chair. By James Hunt:
The lack of women in engineering is a very real problem, so it is good to report any news that is helping to solve this difficulty. One such is the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. Now, for 2014, three outstandingly good young women engineers have been rewarded by the IET for their...
The DALI lighting protocol has been around since 1984 and has become widely used as a standard throughout the world. But with the ‘Internet of Things’ now expanding fast, how will DALI fit into the lighting scheme of things? James Hunt reports:
Legrand, a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, will be showcasing its growing portfolio of innovative solutions that reduce the time contractors spend on site at this year’s Electric Event held in London.
The MP for Gainsborough, Sir Edward Leigh, has pledged his support to enforcing the safety and compliance of renewable energy technologies in the UK. He has signed up to a campaign led by 4eco - a leading UK designer and manufacturer of microgeneration energy controllers. By James Hunt:
Most electrical contractors and installers will by now be aware (even if perhaps only dimly) of the ‘Internet of Things’, in which every device can communicate with every other for reasons good, dodgy or bad, but now comes the news that even a smart bed can ‘talk’ with devices – such as Philips’...