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LED lighting in Sheffield

AJC Electrical Services have recently been installing high performance LED flat panel lights into the Solarvista Software Ltd, Sheffield head office as direct replacements for the old ceiling mounted fluorescent’s.

We are installing the latest edge lit LED technology. Our lighting panels are suitable for both commercial and domestic applications, and are designed to fit directly into existing standard suspended ceilings and recesses, or can be surface mounted to ceilings and walls. Ideal for offices, meeting rooms, classrooms and corridors.

The LED panels we install are ideal to replace fluorescent lights and should be the first choice in any commercial refurbishment or new build. LED’s are small electrical components that emit light during the movement of electrons within the diode, this is a more efficient way of converting power into useful light output. The advanced LED light ribbon transmits from the sides of the panel reflecting and distributing an even spread of light. The panels we install provide-

-Exceptional energy saving
– Zero maintenance
– Up to 50,000 hour lifespan
– Active CO₂ reduction
– High efficiency lighting
– 5 year warranty
– Emergency & dimmable versions available
– Easy to clean surface
– Increased brightness and light spread requiring fewer lighting units
– Ideal for retail and display environments with no UV degradation, to keep
products looking their best
– Stylish look
– Exceptionally thin and lightweight structure

We offer a full range of sizes including:

  • 600mm x 600mm
  • 600mm x 300mm
  • 1200mm x 600mm
  • 1200mm x 300mm
  • 300mm x 300mm
  • 200mm x 200mm

There are 3 colour options. The most common (90% of our sales) are Day White.

  • Cool White – Ideal for kitchens, workshops, medical areas where a higher intensity, cleaner light is required.
  • Day White – Our most popular as closest to fluorescent. Ideal for offices, corridors, kitchens.
  • Warm White – Looks good in all of the above and gives a warmer glow with the same level of light. Areas where reduced intensity lighting is needed.

Options between 500-5000 lumens of enhanced light depending on size and colour of tile.

LED panels deliver huge energy savings and minimise maintenance costs without any compromise to light quality, enabling a fast return on investment. LED lights last up to six times longer than traditional fluorescent and incandescent lights, reducing costly replacement and disruption to the workplace.

Fluorescent lamps contain toxic mercury vapour and under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) must be disposed of by a registered waste carrier. Switching to LED lights avoids the cost and time implications required for compliant disposal.

LED lights instantly deliver 100% lighting capability and can be switched on and off frequently without limiting their lifespan. Used with movement and lux censors (PIR), efficiency and savings can be optimised.

LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than fluorescent and halogen lights, significantly reducing running costs. For more information on LED lighting energy savings please look at our example below.

Energy Saving Example:

Example based on 600 x 600 LightSense® 2750 Lumen Panel LED Panel Lights Fluorescents
No. of lights 50 50
Energy usage (watts) per light 32 84
Daily usage (hours) 15 15
Usage per annum (days)261 days + 26 (assuming 25% left on at weekends) 287 287
Total energy usage per annum (watts)per light 137,760 361,620
Kw/hour 137.76 361.62
Total kw/hr per annum 6,888 18,081
Energy cost @ 15p per kw/hr £1,033 £2,712
Annual saving on energy costs £1,679
Annual saving on cost of fluorescent tube replacement £375
Annual saving on lamp disposal £50
Annual saving on maintenance & cleaning of existing fluorescents £195
Annual saving resulting from the use of a PIR providing a 25% reduction in energy usage £258
Annual saving £2,557
Potential saving over the life of the LED lights (around 10 years) £25,570

Below is a comprehensive description as to when your electrics need rewiring. Here at AJC we rewire properties from as little as £1500. If you need a free no obligation quote give us a call today on 08456499558

When do my electrics need rewiring?

If a property has not already been rewired within the last 25- 30 years, the chances are it will need upgrading at least in part in order to bring it up to current standards. If you plan major re-modelling work that constitutes a material alteration as defined by the Building Regulations, it is likely that you will need to rewire part, if not all, of the property, including upgrading the consumer unit (fuse box). If you are extending your home, or converting an attic or garage, this will constitute new work and therefore all of the new wiring will have to conform to Part P: Electrical Safety, and all existing wiring will have to be improved to ensure that it is able to carry the additional loads safely, it is earthed to current requirements and that cross bonding is satisfactory. The rest of the existing wiring does not have to be upgraded, except where upgrading is required by the energy efficiency requirements of the Building Regulations, i.e. central heating controls.

You should be able to tell if a house has been rewired recently by inspecting exposed parts of the wiring and by the electricity meter and fuse box (now known as the consumer unit). You can ask to do this when being shown around a property you are thinking of buying, or by inspecting your home. If there is an old fashioned- style fuse box, with big white ceramic- style fuses, then the chances are that the property needs completely rewiring.

With two or more sets of circuits, it can be very difficult to know if all of them have been disconnected when undertaking work and this is unsafe. Another tell-tale sign that a rewire may be necessary is a mix of different socket and switch styles. This could indicate that a partial rewire has taken place, especially if there is evidence of surface-mounted wiring running along skirting boards and up walls.

In some rare cases of properties that have not been renovated in decades, you may still find example of old round pin sockets or original dolly switches, both of which are a sure sign that a rewire is necessary.

Another clue is the colour and style of the cabling, which you should be able to see at light fittings, around the fuse box. Modern electrical installations are wired in PVCu insulated cable coloured grey or white. Unless the wiring is the modern PVCu coated type, then a rewire is likely to be necessary. If you see any old rubber insulated cabling, fabric insulated cabling (used until the 1960s), or lead insulated cabling (used until 1955) then it needs replacing as the insulation can rot and/or break down, leading to short circuiting: a fire hazard and potential electrocution.

Even older PVCu cable may need replacing if it is not twin earthed cabling (with a second earth cable running within the outer sleeve), but this may only be evident if you are able to remove a switch or socket faceplate and look closely.

Checking for this conducting the viewing, and certainly is not advisable unless you are able to turn off the mains first.

If you are in any doubt, assume that a total rewire is required and budget accordingly. It may be that the system can be improved for less money by upgrading earthing and cross bonding.

At worst, faulty electrics can be a serious fire hazard and can lead to electrocution and a potentially fatal accident. This is why electrics were brought in to the building regulations under Part P. Existing wiring installations are not covered, but if you make significant alterations or new additions to the wiring in your home, the regulations come into force.
If you are thinking of buying a property more than 25-30 years old, it is important to check that the wiring is up to date before you buy. Ideally, you will get an idea of what work is required and an estimate of the likely cost so that you can take this into account when assessing the feasibility of the project and how much to offer. Even if you already own the property you are renovating, it is important to know early on if any rewiring work will be necessary, as it can be very disruptive to the fabric and decor of the building, and so is best completed early on, before any re-plastering or redecorating work takes place.

At worst, faulty electrics can be a serious fire hazard and can lead to electrocution and a potentially fatal accident. This is why electrics were brought in to the building regulations under Part P. Existing wiring installations are not covered, but if you make significant alterations or new additions to the wiring in your home, the regulations come into force.

If you are thinking of buying a property more than 25-305 years old, it is important to check that the wiring is up to date before you buy. Ideally, you will get an idea of what work is required and an estimate of the likely cost so that you can take this into account when assessing the feasibility of the project and how much to offer. Even if you already own the property you are renovating, it is important to know early on if any rewiring work will be necessary, as it can be very disruptive to the fabric and decor of the building, and so is best completed early on, before any re-plastering or redecorating work takes place.

– See more at: http://www.homebuilding.co.uk/advice/key-choices/heating/wiring-explained#sthash.FrpICSFh.dpuf

AJC are currently in the process of wiring an exclusive development of five detached three storey homes on Wentworth Road, Blacker Hill, Barnsley. The four/five bedroom properties were constructed by local firm, Eton construction and have been carefully designed with family living in mind, incorporating spacious, light and airy living accommodation and a particularly high overall specification.

We carried out this installation with the traditional first and second fix. The first fix involves all of the wiring, including circuits and back boxes for power, lighting (indoors and out), shavers, hard-wired burglar alarms, smoke detectors and doorbells, plus telephone, television, data, speaker, central heating controls and other hidden cabling. The second fix involves connecting up the consumer unit, adding light fittings, faceplates for switches and sockets, connecting the boiler, immersion heater and central heating controls.

the electricians job is split into first and second fix. First fix involves all of the wiring, including circuits and back boxes for power, lighting (indoors and out), shavers, hard-wired burglar alarms, smoke detectors and doorbells, plus telephone, television, data, speaker, central heating controls and other hidden cabling. Second fix involves connecting up the consumer unit, adding light fittings, faceplates for switches and sockets, connecting the boiler, immersion heater and central heating controls – See more at: http://www.homebuilding.co.uk/advice/key-choices/heating/wiring-explained#sthash.FrpICSFh.dpuf
the electricians job is split into first and second fix. First fix involves all of the wiring, including circuits and back boxes for power, lighting (indoors and out), shavers, hard-wired burglar alarms, smoke detectors and doorbells, plus telephone, television, data, speaker, central heating controls and other hidden cabling. Second fix involves connecting up the consumer unit, adding light fittings, faceplates for switches and sockets, connecting the boiler, immersion heater and central heating controls – See more at: http://www.homebuilding.co.uk/advice/key-choices/heating/wiring-explained#sthash.FrpICSFh.dpuf
the electricians job is split into first and second fix. First fix involves all of the wiring, including circuits and back boxes for power, lighting (indoors and out), shavers, hard-wired burglar alarms, smoke detectors and doorbells, plus telephone, television, data, speaker, central heating controls and other hidden cabling. Second fix involves connecting up the consumer unit, adding light fittings, faceplates for switches and sockets, connecting the boiler, immersion heater and central heating controls – See more at: http://www.homebuilding.co.uk/advice/key-choices/heating/wiring-explained#sthash.FrpICSFh.dpuf

AJC electrical services have recently completed the electrical installation at a former Nursery School, Meadowhall Road, Rotherham.  Rotherham based principle building contractor, Eton construction acquired the former nursery school site and embarked on the construction of 3 large 4 bedroom executive homes.

The brief was to create a modern family living space whilst keeping the external appearance in a traditional style to enhance the aesthetic appeal. We achieved this by installing brushed chrome flat plate fascias to all the twin power sockets, data / TV points and light switches. We also installed brushed chrome LED down lights throughout the new builds and decorative fittings in the living areas. To keep to building regs we installed inter connected smoke alarms and extraction fans and isolators where appropriate and externally we installed LED coach lamp fittings to keep a more traditional style. All three properties included an excellent specification including, modern kitchens and appliances. The high specification was to carry on through the electrical installation with us installing satellite TV and HDMI cabling including surround sound speakers throughout the living areas.

Upon completion we were very pleased to receive comments from residents of the finish being “of exceptional quality”.

For more information on AJC electrical services domestic projects please visit our residential electricians web page.

AJC recently carried out a full rewire and extension for a major Rotherham solicitors and law firm, Bradford & Son, 9 Moorgate Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2EN.

Eton construction were appointed to design the project, for planning and building regulations and carry out any build works and alterations. The extension was built in keeping with the current building using reclaimed bricks, and consisted of disabled access and WC’s.

AJC electrical services were commissioned to carry out the electrical part of the project, which included a full rewire, fire alarm system and various other alterations. The main offices in the Rotherham law firm were to be fitted with standard and emergency recessed 600 x 600 cat 2 light fittings with diffusers thus creating the perfect amount of light without any glare or reflection from the computer screens. We installed surface 3 compartment dado trunking around the entire perimeter of the offices including twin power sockets and twin data ports. We installed a separate ring main to each office to avoid any nuisance tripping and terminated the data cables back to a central communications hub. The entire building was then installed with a L2 fire alarm and emergency lighting system. The extension part of the building consisted of a disabled WC facility which needed a disabled call point alarm installing as well as wash hand driers, extraction and suitable lighting. We installed outside security lighting around the perimeter of the building and decorative wall mounted fittings at the main entrance.
The main challenge in this project was that it was undertaken while the offices were in full operation. We managed to achieve success by working closely with our clients and with an aim to avoiding excessive noise and disturbance. Any major installations had to be carried out, out of hours on nights and at the weekend. AJC electrical services always had the power back on and the offices up and running for opening time which really pleased the business manager.

AJC Electrical Services are having a huge push towards installing greener LED lighting. When it comes to LED fittings and LED Lamps AJC electrical services always install the “fit and forget, never regret” option rather than the bargain basement cheaper kit that will cost you money in the long run.

The cost of LED and other quality lighting products can sometimes be a deal breaker as they can appear to be too expensive for some sectors of the market. We at AJC have found that what the homeowner or commercial building manager wants is a quality product and service with longevity at an affordable price. AJC Electrical Services are currently providing such a service to clients all across the UK. For more information on LED lighting please visit the GOING GREEN page on our website.

WARNING

AJC Electrical Services would like to make people aware of the growing number of counterfeit fake LED Fittings and LED Lamps on the market today. These substandard LED products are being imported from outside the EU and the Trading Standards Imports Team are seriously concerned about inferior LED lights overheating and leading to a fire. These sub standard products are being predominantly sold on the internet and the black markets for a reduced cost compared to your more main stream brands. We at AJC electrical services advise always installing well known brands sourced from secure electrical wholesalers and of course using trusted tradesman such as ourselves. AJC Electrical Services always pick quality controlled products over the cheaper alternative. We think the same old adage applies “If it seems too good or cheap to be true, it probably is” so please be warned and get in touch today.

AJC (Yorkshire) LTD have recently taken on an Office Partition Walling team. We now specialize in the niche market which is the internal office fit out sector. We provide a building service catering from the construction of a simple dividing partition wall right up to large scale office fit outs.

The AJC build team has over 8 years experience in the partition walling sector and are already providing a start to finish single point of contact solution to many peoples internal build problems. Our customers say historically it has been difficult to find a reliable contractor who can provide a total build solution whilst still coming in on time and on budget. Well AJC have now provided that very solution.

In every build AJC undertakes quality is paramount. We achieve this by using the highest quality tradesmen and top quality materials.We feel a personal responsibility for site cleanliness, using as much site protection as possible and after completion always leaving the site clean and all waste properly disposed of.

All of AJC’s partition walls are installed complete with 50mm acoustic insulation, the wall is then tape and jointed, sanded back and then when blemish free 1 mist coat and 2 coats of emulsion are applied. We then install 100mm bull nose skirting boards, undercoated and glossed as standard.

AJC also supply and install:-

* Office timber doors and Aluminium frames with or without Vision Panels

* Corridor doors with or without vertical vision panels

* All ironmongery such as door handles and push plates, locks, hinges, door hooks and stops etc

* All types of glazing panels

*All ceiling grids and ceiling tiles

*Flooring, Hardwood, carpet tiles etc

*Electrical modifications to suit new layout, lighting, data, power and door access control systems

* Fire Alarms and Emergency lighting

*Air Conditioning modifications to suit new layout, extend pipework, relocate grills etc.

All of our systems can be matched and integrated into your existing office themes, for example if your existing office doors are cherry then we would provide the same color matched door into your new system.

We offer an excellent service and can accommodate all types of build so please give us a call on 0845 6499558

 

AJC Electrical Services have won the electrical contract to carry out the Tuffnells Parcels Express Air Conditioning Installations. We are currently installing new electrical air conditioning supplies to all Tuffnells Parcels Express Northern depots. These depots include, Aberdeen, Perth, Carnforth, Lockerbie, Newcastle, Oldham, Ripley, Haydock, Ipswich, Leeds and Sheffield.

Over a period of two weeks we have been traveling the country installing 3Kw to 7Kw single phase and three phase supplies. All of these supplies have been run using SWA cabling to an IP rated outdoor rotary isolator. These supplies have then been connected to a local distribution board, tested and certified.

In order for safe access to these air conditioning supplies AJC have been using a variety of high level access equipment including ladders and tower scaffolding. All of AJC’s fully qualified electricians have had appropriate levels of training to safely use and handle such equipment.

Next up are the Tuffnells Parcels Express Southern depots including installing new air conditioning supplies in Oxford, Bristol, Crawley, Maidstone, Northampton, Newport, Brentwood, Andover, Brierly Hill, Exeter,Leighton Buzzard, Slough and Westbury.

AJC electrical services have recently carried out the electrical installation in a Mansfield Care Home, Dovetail House, The Park, Mansfield NG18 2AT. Dovetail House is a care home for up to 20 men and women with an acquired brain injury and Huntingdon’s Disease in Mansfield North Nottinghamshire.

The project was a total remodel/refurbishment of the existing kitchen, dining and communal areas and an additional 4 Bedroom extension completed by Eton Construction.

We installed and rewired the lighting and power circuits and installed new door entry systems, Disabled Persons Toilet Alarms, L1 fire alarm and Emergency lighting all completed while the home was fully operational. This could have posed potential problems as we were unable to leave the site without power so each day we had to work closely with our client to ensure their services were not interrupted and could be conducted in a safe manner.

All works were fully tested and NICEIC test certificates were produced for the installation, Emergency lighting and Fire Alarm.

Here at AJC we do everything electrical including the lighting, power, data, fire alarms and nurse call systems, we even design our own emergency lighting and fire alarm systems. This allows us to keep total control of our installs and never have to rely on anybody else. Due to this whenever Eton Construction carry out a project they like to keep the same electrical contractor, which works out great for us. All we have to do is make sure that when we tender our price is right and then generally we get the job.

 

AJC electrical services were recently awarded the contract for the installation of the electrical sub mains for Stamford House, Altrincham, Manchester.

Plans to bring Altrincham’s  Grade 2 listed building Stamford House ‘back to life’ were accepted by Trafford Council. The contemporary approach would convert the upper vacant floors to Apartments, revamp the retail facilities at Street level and replace the existing dilapidated building facing Altrincham’s Bus Station with a new retail extension to link with the existing Grade 2 listed building.

The first, second and third floors of the listed building would be converted into 24 apartments, a car park will be created in the basement and the ground floor retail units will be refurbished.

A single story building at the rear of the Stamford New Road house will be demolished and a single story rear extension created to provide additional retail floorspace.

AJC were tasked with the supply and installation of the electrical sub distribution mains. This entailed supplying and installing:

– 33 x single phase consumer fused cut outs.

– 5 x 3-phase fuse cut outs.

– 150mm X 150mm galvanized cable trunking between the main incoming switch fuse and the ENWL MOD16.

-120mm LSZH singles cables to connect the main incoming switch fuse and the ENWL MOD16.

-150mm X 150mm galvanised cable trunking between the main incoming switch fuse and the10 way “BEMCO” distribution unit.

– 95mm LSZH singles cables to connect the main incoming switchfuse and the10 way “BEMCO” distribution unit.

– 25mm double insulated LSZH singles cables connecting between the10 way “BEMCO” distribution unit and the consumer fused cutouts.

– 70mm main earth bond cable.

– 300mm galvanized medium duty cable ladder racking between the main incoming switchfuse located in the incoming switch room and the 10 way “BEMCO” distribution unit located in the mains room

– 95mm XLPE/SWA/LSZH 4 core cable connecting the main incoming switchfuse and the 10 way “BEMCO” distribution unit.

All of the above equipment was mounted on appropriately graded and finished meter board.

AJC carried out this installation over 4 long days as the timescale were really tight. The main contractors we were working for were so impressed with AJC’s efficiency, with out compromising the quality of our work that they asked us to return to site at a later date for additional works.

For any more information as to the types of commercial services we provide please visit our commercial electrical contractors page.