Chris

Marketing and technical director for Expert Electrical Supplies and Downlights Direct. My main interests include travel, football and watching DVDs. https://www.google.com/+ChrisHorridge

  1. Delivering On Our Promise

    As promised, we've donated 10% of our PPE sales to the NHS. With the donation going to our local NHS trust in Oldham, Greater Manchester. They were pleased to accept our offer as they prepare for a potential second wave. The Government guidance about the use of face masks is changing. As of the 15th June, they are recommending that...
  2. Essential Protective Equipment now VAT Free

    The Coronavirus has almost instantaneously changed the way we live and ended the lives of over 200,000 people worldwide. With around 6000 deaths per day, the UK alarmingly accounts for 10% of the casualties. As casualty rates gradually begin to decline, soon the people of the UK will begin to come out of isolation and return to work. To try...
  3. Electric Vehicles Set to Revolutionise the Motor Industry – Time to Take Charge!

    EV stands for Electric Vehicle; meaning a car or van powered by electricity. By 2040 the UK Government aims to ban all production of diesel and petrol-powered vehicles in favour of EVs. Whether you’re interested in saving the planet or reducing your own transportation costs, this change is coming and will eventually affect us all. With even more ambitious targets...
  4. How to Select the Correct Safety Switch

    Choosing the right safety switch for your guard, gate or machinery is vitally important. Without sounding too dramatic, it could be a matter of life or death! As a distributor of Mechan Controls safety products we are able offer a large selection of safety switches but choosing the correct one isn't always easy. The Mechan Magnasafe range shown below is an...
  5. Schneider Electric Signs Groundbreaking Partnership Agreement

    Global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric, has entered into a sales and implementation partnership with top Cloud E/CTRM vendor Aspect Enterprise Solutions. This will allow SMEs to access a complete risk management software solution, offering the most comprehensive Commodity Trading and Risk Management (CTRM) solution to the energy trading and risk management space. Schneider Electric is the leading provider...
  6. A New Way to Generate Electricity?

    A new way to generate electricity could mean electric cars and electronic gadgets run longer. Four years ago, researchers in Michael Strano’s chemical engineering lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) coated a short piece of wool made out of carbon nanotubes with TNT and lit one end with a laser. It burned like a fuse, demonstrating a new way...
  7. Solar Roadways

    We’ve known about the effects of global warming and the importance of going green for years, and it seems that now that this ethos has reached our roads. Solar powered roads may seem like a futuristic idea but they are something that have been being developed for quite some time. Solar powered roads quite simply mean the replacement of asphalt...
  8. How to Find a Good Electrician

    Finding an electrician is not difficult, it’s finding one that is qualified, won’t rip you off and will do a good job. Going by price won’t work, because however much you pay you can never guarantee good quality workmanship. So we’ve put together a guide to help you find a good electrician. Word of Mouth The first port of call...
  9. UK Green Power Hits Record High in 2013

    UK Green Power Hits Record High in 2013
    The UK generated almost 15 per cent of its power from renewable sources in 2013. Record levels, and up from 11.3 per cent in 2012, according to Government statistics released in July. More than 900 new wind turbines were built at land and sea and the annual bill for subsidies reached an estimated £3bn. However, despite all the efforts to...
  10. Should We All Follow Warrington’s Example?

    Should We All Follow Warrington’s Example?
    For years now, we’ve been on the search for cleaner, greener energy. From wind farms to solar roads to recycling to wave power, we’re now slowly getting there, but what else can we do? Well, Warrington Borough Council is aiming to reduce light pollution, energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by replacing 27,000 of the borough’s street lights. Should we...
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