April, 2013 - BrightLec Electrical | Leeds Based Electrical Contractors
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April 2013

The summer is just around the corner and many of us are already starting to think about how we can improve our gardens to make them an enjoyable place to spend our time in the warm evenings and weekends. As part of these improvements you may be thinking about the addition of some creative garden lighting to bring your garden to life and make it a place of peace and tranquillity.
We all strive to have the perfect home for our family and put great thought into the way it looks and most importantly the way it makes us feel. By decorating your home you can implement your own character into the building and make it feel unique to you. You can add decorative wallpaper, innovative furniture and endless accessories to make each room a place that you are proud of.
Tough economic times are leading to a rise in home owners and small businesses carrying out electrical work themselves. These DIY jobs save money versus hiring a local electrician or electrical contractor, however as with all things DIY, major concerns are raised surrounding quality and safety. Now changing a fuse in a plug or replacing the light bulbs in an office are things that we feel all individuals can carry out so long as the mains electricity is turned off, however it is when more advanced electrical work needs to be carried out that a DIY job is not the best way forward.
Many people confuse the terms earthing and bonding thinking that they mean the exact same thing. The truth is they don't, yet many electricians throw the phrase 'earth bonding' around like it is an official term and practice. These two terms are as a matter of fact not to be confused with one another, so here are the key differences between the two.
You would be hard pushed to find any consumer electronics device nowadays which runs on AA or even AAA batteries. Now, MP3 players, handheld gaming consoles and of course our smartphones all feature rechargeable batteries which are not only more convenient for the end user, but also better for the environment too. The rechargeable batteries within consumer electronics devices are becoming more and more advanced as years go on, with key advancements being made including faster recharging, a high number of possible recharge cycles and also, in cases, rechargeable batteries can be recycled. Whilst these batteries are becoming better in our devices, though, at the wall things are still a little bit old fashioned.
Here's some very interesting news for the day: A new study has claimed that so much fossil fuel has been used in the total global production of solar panels that the world's combined solar panels will not pay off their energy debt until 2020. The study, conducted by Stanford University, analysed the total amount of fossil fuels needed in the construction of a solar panel. The researchers behind the study found that solar panels have only just begun to surpass the energy used to construct them, meaning that the global amount of solar panels will not pay off their debt for 7 years.