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22

Aug
2018

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By Steven Roziers

Internet in your house: placing and connecting UTP cables

On 22, Aug 2018 | No Comments | In Technical tips | By Steven Roziers

Are you in the process of building a new house or renovating an older one? Then you cannot forget about the internet connection, since nowadays a large number of electrical appliances is connected to the internet: computers, televisions, gaming consoles and so on.

Usually the internet connection is established using a UTP cable, but you are forgiven for not knowing what this means. Which kinds of UTP cables are there? We poured all these questions and answers in this article for you.

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May
2018

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What is earthing and why is this mandatory?

On 30, May 2018 | No Comments | In Technical tips | By Steven Roziers

Before you may start using a new electrical installation, it has to be inspected. The inspector thoroughly checks if everything lives up to the safety prescriptions. You can find these in the Generel Guidelines for Electric Appliances.

One of the conditions laid out in the Guidelines for Electrical Equipment and Appliances is the earthing. But what exactly is this earthing and what is its use? We will provide you with all the answers in this article.

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21

Feb
2018

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Everything you need to know about recessed boxes

On 21, Feb 2018 | No Comments | In Technical tips | By Steven Roziers

With an entire arsenal of designer lighting, recessed boxes are the sexist thing to talk about. And yet, we need them. Recessed boxes are an important component of the electrical installation. Otherwise, we’d all have to use surface-mounted systems. Naturally, this isn’t as pretty.

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01

Feb
2016

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Tips for the placement of electrical sockets

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Putting an electrical socket in the right place seems a simple task, but it is not. There many things to keep in mind, such as the type of socket housings, the height, the existing wiring, etc. Below you can find a few tips to help you get the placement of your electrical socket correct.

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How to interpret a light distribution curve?

Did you just have a spontaneous flashback to maths tests in sixth form when you saw this diagram? Well, you are not alone because Light Distribution Curves can be quite a headache for most people. Fortunately you can always rely on dmlights for assistance. In this article we will try to explain these graphs in a simple way.

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04

Aug
2014

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By Steven Roziers

What is light?

On 04, Aug 2014 | No Comments | In Technical tips | By Steven Roziers

On our blog, we discuss all aspects of light, going from trendy fixtures over interior inspiration and even light art. But what is light exactly? This question looks deceivingly simple, the answer on the other hand is quite complex. We put on our white lab coat and began an investigation.

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Finding your way around lamp fittings

E27, E14, GU10, GU5.3,… all types of lamp fittings. When you’re out to buy a new bulb and you’re not really sure which fitting it is you need, you might as well head straight back home. That’s why we’re going to try to explain some of the differences between fittings and help you find you’re way around the available choices.

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12

Mar
2014

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Technical tips

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Why Does The Opening Angle Of Lighting Matter?

On 12, Mar 2014 | No Comments | In Lighting tips and advice, Technical tips | By Steven Roziers

The opening angle (also called angle of aperture or radiation angle) is the extent to which the light of a light source is spread. The opening angle is therefore expressed in terms of degrees. An opening angle is always measured on a light source, and not on the lighting fixture (the appliance in which the light source is installed). With LED lighting the opening angle is often directly expressed on the lighting  fixture, since the light source is mostly fixed into the fixture. The opening angle you require mainly depends on the purpose the lighting needs to serve.

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