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Why light bulbs burn out too fast

16/06/2016

Why light bulbs burn out too fast

You could be forgiven for thinking the claim that CFL bulbs last on average 8000 hours is total baloney if your home is suffering from the frustrating effects of premature bulb blowout. Fortunately for you, there could be a simple and easily fixed reason your bulbs are falling way short of the a ..

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Dodgy products get the Shonky Award

13/10/2015

Dodgy products get the Shonky Award

Products don't get much shonkier than a top loading washing machine which catches fire and 'flushable' toilet wipes which don't break down. These two dodgy products took out spots in the recently announced 2015 Shonky Awards carried out by the consumer watchdog Choice. This year's Ch ..

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09/12/2014

Christmas Lights Safety Checklist

With Christmas just around the corner, we are all starting to put up our Christmas Lights. Below are some key points to consider when putting up your lights so you don't become another statistic from either electrocution or fire. Christmas Lights Checklist - for a safe Christmas! 1. Check th ..

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28/10/2014

Do you have the right smoke alarm in your Brisbane home?

The difference between having a photoelectric smoke alarm or an ionisation smoke alarm installed in your home could also be the difference between life and death in a fire situation. Over 90% of Australian homes have the wrong smoke alarms (/electrical/smoke-alarms) installed, potentially giving ..

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10/07/2013

Lower your business insurance with thermal imaging

Thermal imaging is increasingly used by business to reduce commercial insurance premiums. Not only can thermal imaging lower insurance, business can also prevent breakdown and minimise production downtime. Thermal imaging survey of switchboards provides the business with an important tool to ..

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01/07/2013

HID Light Maintenance

Due to the fire risk associated with ageing HID lighting lamps and components regular maintenance is essential. High intensity discharge lamps (HID Lamps) product light by creating and sustaining an electrical discharge between two electrodes which excites a mixture of xenon gas and mercury  ..

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