At Assured Electrical Solutions, we have years of experience in lighting and socket installations in and around Cardiff. From designer light fixtures to the latest USB sockets, our skilled electricians will install your lights and sockets to meet all the necessary regulations.
In this modern world, people have an increasing number of electrical items around the house. Therefore, this has meant that the demand for additional sockets has become apparent in recent years, with 2 to 4 double sockets per room becoming the norm.
Additional sockets, including new RCD sockets and waterproof sockets, are now used for a range of electricals and appliances. These include:
As such, it is recommended that each appliance that is plugged into an electrical socket has its own socket outlet.
One of the most dangerous DIY projects in the home is DIY electrics. Unfortunately, anyone can attempt to dabble in DIY without fully recognising the risks associated with it.
Unqualified DIY enthusiasts and handymen attempting to install extra sockets or lights can not only put their loved ones at risk but also their homes.
New sockets are required to be installed to 18th edition BS 7671 wiring regulations, and hiring a professional is essential to ensure the proper processes are followed.
Only professionals recognise the degree of care that is required when installing new sockets into an existing system, as altering the wiring incorrectly can cause overheating and increase the risk of fire if the cables are overloaded.
There is a maximum amount of sockets that can be taken off existing socket circuits, and additional measures such as spurs should be used to limit the current through cabling.
Sockets in kitchens and outdoors are subject to part P regulations and need RCD protection and the right IP rating for outdoor use.
Only professionals know the current regulations for the installation of sockets, carry all the relevant test equipment, and provide certification to meet part P legislation (law).
Lighting installations and creative lighting solutions can not only help you to relax but also provides the ambience that turns a house into a home.
Task lighting or under-cupboard kitchen lighting can provide a modern feel, whilst decorative chandeliers and contemporary light fittings can transform the simplest of spaces.
At Assured Electrical Solutions, our range of lighting and accessories we install across Cardiff and Wales include:
An increasing number of spotlights are being used in and around the home, and there are even dimmable versions of LED spotlights. Spotlighting is very popular for creating a cosy environment without taking up additional space, and dimmers can be used to create the perfect light level in and around the house.
LED spotlights are available in brass LED spots, white LED spots, chrome LED spots, as well as brushed stainless LED spots.
The majority of new spotlights and LED spotlights are fire-rated for part P building regulations compliance.
Floodlights and security lights are excellent methods to help reduce crime by floodlighting a darker area that is at a higher risk of criminal activity.
When it comes to floodlighting, LED, compact fluorescent or halogen lamps are the norm.
These lights can be controlled by darkness sensors (photocells) or a combined PIR detector, which has light level and movement detection built into the sensor and is normally triggered by movement for a set period of time.
Security lights can also serve as garden lighting, as most of these types of lights can be overridden for a certain period of time with an override switch.
As such, if outdoor lighting is required for entertaining guests or relaxing in the garden, security lighting can provide the perfect solution.