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What is the Difference between Cable and Wire?

Electrical devices have become an important part of our daily lives and this means we are continuously surrounded by wires and cables. Whilst we may see and use these components each and every day, many of us do not know that they are two distinctly different things. Whilst they may look similar, cables and wires differ in their composition, function and general purpose. The following is an outline of these components and how they differ from each other.

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What Is the Best Water Heater for Me?

Water heaters are integral  to the day to day running of your home and are essential for a variety of tasks, everything from washing dishes to taking a bath. Home owners make the decision to install a new heater for a variety of different reasons but it's usually because their current device is faulty or on its way out. The decision itself can be much more complex than you may think. This is because there are so many different types of products to choose from and it's obviously important to choose the best heater for your particular needs.

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Our Top Tips for LED Downlights

The LED light revolution is upon us! And it's now easier than ever to make the switch from traditional lighting fixtures to these modern, energy efficient and eco-friendly lighting solutions.

When planning an LED lighting scheme, the size of the room and its intended use is extremely important. In a kitchen/ diner, for example, sufficient light levels are needed in specific areas in order to carry out certain tasks such as

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Data Cabling - Which is best for me?

Wi-Fi has been a permanent fixture in many households for many years. With this in mind, it can be easy for internet users to forget about Ethernet cables. Most people just plug them in to their wireless router and never think about them again- unless there's a problem. However, some users actually prefer a wired connection as it is usually much faster and more stable than wireless.

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Can we have too much outdoor lighting?

Outdoor lighting has become the norm in the modern age. Although we don't often think about them, exterior lights offer a wealth of benefits in a variety of different situations. Whether it's street lamps illuminating our path as we walk home or security lights which deter any potential burglars, safety is a key issue when it comes to outdoor lighting. However, many people install these devices for other reasons, for example as a means of playing sport at night.

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Energy Efficiency - The New Fuel!

According to statistics released in March by the Department of Climate and Energy Change, energy consumption across the UK increased by 1.9% between 2014 and 2015. Maybe its complacency or maybe we think the little changes we've made mean we're 'doing our bit', but whatever we've been doing it isn't enough.

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