Posted on: 29 Jul 2019. Category: Faro lighting stockist
We are a UK stockist of Faro lighting. We carry many lights here and have a great selection of Faro lighting on display in our lighting showroom. Faro Barcelona was established in 1945. They started their journey manufacturing adjustable lamps but, little by little, started specialising in other lines of business. They have been detecting where to produce under high quality standards for over 60 years. located in Castellbisbal, Barcelona the facilities are the reflection of a passion for light. A light-filled structure over 11,000 m2 high. they also have a 1,100 m2 showroom, where we display all our products and a high quality outlet. A space conceived to show, test the operation and make available to the public our light fittings and fans.
Designed for happiness
The objects that surround us must help us to live life more fully and happily. That is exactly what they pursue with each of our creations. Designing objects by thinking of the happiness and comfort of the people who are going to be in contact with them. Design is much more than an attractive and pleasant aesthetic. The designs speak of wellbeing, energy, commitment, respect and awareness and the team believes in design that is accessible to all. Achieving this challenge makes us tremendously happy.
Being in Barcelona, the trend and design capital, a city whose heart beats to the rhythm of creativity and innovation. Their designs spring from the ability to create new things and troubleshoot issues in an original way, providing added value both to creators and to their environment. Ideas are characterised as being easily understood, and are expressed via first-rate materials, creative shapes and the rigorous use of new technologies. Their desire to know and understand people’s needs drives our constant evolution, introducing quality, aesthetic and functional innovations. To do this, they boast the cooperation of professional and prestigious designers working with us in creating original and unique designs. All our contributors bring large amounts of freshness and creativity while following common criteria consistent with our identity.
You can view a selection of the Faro lighting products on our website at the link below, if you can’t find what your looking for please contact us as we may be able to help.
Posted on: 26 Jul 2019. Category:
Control of outdoor sockets and lighting is important. Not only does it have to be safe and suitable for location, it should also allow adequate user control. One of the issues we encountered time and again when working on garden lighting with clients was getting the controll of wall lighting correct. Wall lights are often used for security and practical task lighting meaning more often than not they have to have a large Lumen output to be suitable for the task. This is great but can be a bit overpowering when more ambient lighting is required,for example if you wished to sit outside in an eveing for a relaxing glasss of wine.
We contacted dozens of suppliers but no one made a dimmer switch that could be used externally. We therefore decided we would m ake them ourselves! Using an IP rated enclosure we have made outdoor suitable dimmers for both conventional lightig and LED. These are available from 1-4 gang. you can view these on the link below. If you need any special requirements (ie large load) please contact us and we shall quote you a price and lead time.
Posted on: 25 Jul 2019. Category: Electric shower stockist
Electric bathroom shower stockists. Ablectrics has been supplying Marleton Cross(MX group) showers for many years and are a key manufacturer and supplier to the shower industry. MX manufactures it's shower trays in Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire in a 90,000 sq ft site which also acts as the Head Quarters and transport centre for the company. The MX shower accessory division operates out of a 40,000 sq ft factory located at Ross on Wye in Herefordshire. Their joint ventures with manufacturing partners in China make MX the leading supplier in this market sector and having invested in the latest machinery and materials MX is recognised as the leading manufacturer of shower trays in the U.K. producing many different types in hundreds of different shapes and sizes giving them the capability to cater for the individual needs of any customer.
The model we stock here is the Inspiration QI which is available in 8.5kw, 9.5kw and 10.5kw and boasts a minimalistic sleek design, combining great looks with power at your fingertips and with its push button features you can choose the intensity of your showering experience. This inspiration shower has an 8 way Facility for the Plumbing & Electrics and is fully temperature stabilised, It also has 2 eco settings and a low pressure warning indicator. The shower head has 6 modes and is rub clean, a removable filter can be serviced quickly without the need for any part removal
MX shower trays and screens are all to order and we price as needed. There are various sizes, shapes and thicknesses of trays and you can view the range available from the link below:
Once you've chosen your base for the space you have it's time to select your screen/enclosure. We do have a corner unit on display in our Bristol Showroom and the rest can be viewed here:
Any questions or enquiries please contact us and anything that needs to be ordered usually takes only a couple of days.
Posted on: 24 Jul 2019. Category: Cooling Fans in stock
The school summer holidays are here and with it Bristol is getting a heatwave, temperatures are predicted to reach 34 degrees Celsius and keeping your children(and yourself) cool is a priority. Ablectrics has in stock a selection of fans to do just that. Our range of Bladed fans have multiple settings and come in 3 sizes.
9" Desk fan
2 speed settings, oscillation of fixed position and adjustable tilt angle
12" Desk fan
3 speed settings. 35 watts, oscillation of fixed position and adjustable tilt angle
16" Desk fan
3 speed settings. 45 watts, oscillation of fixed position and adjustable tilt angle
16" Pedestal fan
3 speed settings. 45 watts, oscillation of fixed position and adjustable tilt angle, Adjustable height and carry handle
All these bladed fans have push button control and are suitable for use in homes, caravans, conservatories and office environments
A tower fan is narrow and tall. They oscillate left to right and it can push air outward to create air flow. They are also very easy to maneuver, and store as it takes minimum space. It easily fits into the corner of any room giving you more space. The tower fans we stock is a 29" 3 speed with a 65 degree oscillation function, The up to 2 hour in built timer is ideal for bedtime saving the the hassle of turning it off before going to sleep. All our fans have a 2 year warranty and can be bought in our bristol shop or online at the link below:
Posted on: 23 Jul 2019. Category: Commercial Adjustable Track Lighting
Mains adjustable tracking lighting. Lighting you business can be a difficult task, getting the right amount of light to show off the products your'e selling can be the difference in making the sale. Commercial track lighting is the most versatile lighting tool for galleries, exhibitions, retail and other display applications, allowing fixtures to be positioned precisely where required. Recessed, surface or suspended tracks gives you options in how you fix the system and the versatility allows for the lights to be placed anywhere along the length of the track to get the light exactly where you want it. The lights themselves rang from GU10 spots, LED spots. LED Wall Washers and track adaptors(to allow pendants to be fixed to the track). Wall washers are ideal for even illumination of vertical surfaces and displays, spots give you focused beams of light and pendants can give you a softer look to the straight lines of the track. The track itself can be fitting in many ways, a simple straight line or more elaborate shapes using angled connectors all from one power input, most of these connectors also have the capability of being the power input as well. You can view some of our track ranges from the links below:
3 Circuit Track
3 Circuit track allows you to triple the ways to light your space, 3 live inputs gives you options in how many lights you have on at a time, all on the same track. This is ideal for conference rooms/displays where the need is for different lights in different areas at different times. You can have spots on one circuit highlighting specific areas, pendants giving generally lighting on another and wall washers on the third for back ground lighting, or just have them all, or just 2, on. you can view our 3 circuit track from the link below:
We supply track from Illuma, Intalite, LED Robus, KSR, Nordlux and others. White(by far the most common) is not the only finish, black or stainless steel is also available. Need help with how much light you need? Contact our lighting designer for help planning your lights to make sure you get the best out of the design.
Posted on: 22 Jul 2019. Category: Industrial and Vintage Lighting
Industrial and Vintage light fittings are perfect for older style home decor. Did you know the word Vintage originally meant "Wine Harvest"? and Vintage style means a new item designed in a used look generally ranging from the 1920's all the way up to the 1980's. This look is to remind us of the good old days, summer holidays with the grandparents, going for rides in vintage cars, the smell of granny's apple pie. All to make you enjoy feelings of nostalgia. Eglo Lighting have a range designed for this very thing, A selection of gorgeous pendants, wall lights and floor/table lamps to take you back, you can view a few of these styles from the links below: we can order anything from Eglo so if there is something you like that you can’t find on the website please contact us.
Industrial Lighting is, as it sounds, based on the hard and functional elements of factories and does not give you the playful, soft lines vintage does. Making use of Raw metal parts this rough style celebrates the aesthetic of all things imperfect. Dominated by darker colours and steel frames these fittings are ideal for kitchens designed the same way. You can view a selection of industrial style lighting on the links below:
If you still need help with choosing your lighting Ablectrics can help, either pop into our Bristol showroom for a chat or make an appointment to see our lighting designer.
Posted on: 19 Jul 2019. Category: decorative flatplate sockets
We stock a wide range of designer decorative flat plate sockets and wiring accessories.
Decorative Flatplate Sockets and Switches are available in many finishes, screwless flat plate(ultra slim profile design and 4.3mm projection) being the most popular. With exclusive socket insert design available in Black (all models except Matt White), White (all models except Matt Black) and now Grey (only available on Brushed Chrome models). 2.1 A and 5.1 A USB charging options on certain models the Knightsbridge range has you covered. There improved LED trailing edge dimmers now have a range of 5-150w(10-200w incandescent) and come in all finishes. You can view the matt white range in the link below:
Looking for more industrial style sockets and switches? Our new Slate black finish could just be the one, Our copper finished switches and sockets offer simple, yet clean lines that are suited to both modern & older properties alike and due to their smaller than average size, these plates are suitable for mounting on dual boxes. You can view these below:
As more and more LED's are produced having the right dimmer(and dimmable LED's) is essential, flickering at low level(or even not dimming very much at all) is a common issue for us to resolve, Varilight's V-pro range has a unique programmable module which allows you to change how the dimmer works to suit your LED's. A few presses of the switch(in a certain sequence) is all it takes and you can buy whole dimmers or just a module if you wish to keep your existing plate.We have a big display of all these finishes in our gloucester road store to come see and keep a lot of them in stock to take away the same day.
Posted on: 17 Jul 2019. Category: Garden lighting ideas
Garden Lighting Specialists
Garden lighting ideas and tips, get the best out of your exterior lighting.
While we all appreciate the importance of getting the lighting right in our homes, balancing task ambient and accent lighting. How much consideration is given to how we light our gardens? Good outdoor illuminacion can transform any external space creating practical illuminacion for safety and security as well as creating a beautiful ambience and highlighting existing features.
When planning your garden lighting it is important to identify where you will need lighting and what type of lighting you will need. For example, are you looking to create a warm welcoming enviroment in a dedicated seating area or do you wish to flood light over passageway or driveway for security? Whatever the application or desired result there are plenty of differnet styles of lighting available, below are a few pointers and examples to consider when planning your garden lighting project. Dont forget we offer a full lighting design service and we can help you create the perfect lighting design for your garden
Installation and useful information
When planning the installation of lighting in your external space there are a few things to consider. Firstly all outdoor lighting solutions should be IP rated, this means the fittings have been designed and manufactured with protection to stop penetration of solid objects or water entering the fitting. IP stands for ingress protection, as in how well protected the fitting is. This is then followed by two numbers which tell us how well protected the fitting is against solids or liquids. Digit one represents the protection against solids and runs on a scale of 0-6, zero being no protection and six being dust tight. The second digit is partidularly important for our garden lighting as is shows how water tight the fitting is and runs from a scale of 0-8. Zero indicates there is no protection at all and 8 means the light is suitable for continuous immersion in water (ideal for pools and ponds).
Once you have drawn up your lighting plan for outdoor lighting, showing what you want and where you want it you will need to either notify building control if you intend to carry out the electrical work yourself or it must be installed by a Part P qualified electrician. Cables buried underground must be covered in a buried warning tape according to regulations, prefereably using steel wire armoured (SWA) cable. You must ensure that mains voltage outdoor lighting and electrics stays within building regulations. All outdoor cables, wires, sockets, appliancesand lights have to be protected by residual current device which instantly cuts off power in the event of an emergency. We keep all the main sizes of SWA in stock and have a full range of RCD's, RCBO's etc. If you live in or near Bristol we have a great network of electricians who use our wholesalers and we would be happy to recommned someone to do the job for you.
Security and Task Lighting
An important aspect of external lighting is the security and taks lighting. These lights are positioned to cover dark areas of improtance to deter unwanted intrusions, increase visability and ease of access and exit. These lights have many different styles but the most common is the ' LED Flood Light'. We strongly recommend the Collingwood FL range, with Colour Controlled Temperature (CCT) you can switch the colour of the light between 3000k, 4000k and 6500k. Thes lights also have a changable mounting bracket which is fantastic for allowing you to position the light into the exact area you want it. Backed up with a 3 year guarantee for peace of mind these lights follow Collingwoods famed reliability. We have a great selection of these on display in our Bristol showroom, or you can view them online now.
Festoon Lighting and LED Tape
Using Festoon lighting and LED tapes are a great way to add ambient lighting and highlight certain features and areas, you can hang festoon around a BBQ area to 'frame it' or alternatively drap across a patio or seating area above head height to provide a warm overhead source of light. Changing the lamps in these fittings can completely change the atmosphere created, use warm white lamps for a cosy intimate feel or perhaps coloured golf balls for a fun party feel. We supply Festoon Kits in 5m or 10m lengths or we can make it bespoke to your specification:
With LED tape we often use this to provide low level lighting and wall wash light, we have oftern used this under external built in seating and around ponds and waterfeatures.
When using an LED tape it is important to ensure the colour temperature matches the surrounding decorative lighting so it compliments it rather than clashes with it, our bespoke LED tape is available in both 2700k and 4000k to ensure it matches exactly rather than cheaper versions which are produced at 3000k. Our tape is available in 3 different wattages, 4.8w, 9.6w and 14.4w per metre for highlight, task and wash applications, is IP65 as standard and can be cut, soldered and sealed to your exact specification for easy install on site. All tape is dimmable with the correct LED driver. We also offer a great range of metal profiles and trims designed to house the tape and get the best out of the lighting.
To talk to one of our experts please feel free to call on 0117 9435355 or email; [email protected] .
Driveway and Path Lighting
Properly lit pathways and driveways make it easier to navigate around our homes after dark – and provide us with welcoming, guiding light when we return to them. ... Whether they lead up to the entrance of your home, along the side of it or through your garden, well lit path or drive will add both style and safety to your property.. There are three main ways of lighting paths and driveways;
1) Bollard Lighting and post lights-
Bollard, Post or Pedestal lights are an excellent and stylish choice for lighting pathways with space along their sides. Simply position them at regular intervals along the edges of your path and they will provide you with the angled down-lighting you need to illuminate the way. Alternatively use post lights for wide or longer paths and drives spaced out at greater intervals.
2) Low level Lighting and ground lights -
If space is tight or you particularly like low level lighting then recessed marker lights in the path itself (or running parallel) are another excellent option. Again, simply install them at regular intervals to provide ambient up-lighting that will guide you while providing a beautiful and striking image. These can be mounted in open areas or the the base of a guiding wall to provide a lovely 'V' of light washing the wall.
3) Wall lights -
Finally, if space is limited on the ground then exterior wall-mounted lights are another great alternative. Depending on the length of your path, simply install one - or a series of them -along a wall to provide guiding light from above or low level. When positioning these lights take care with the mounting height to ensure they are not mounted at eye-level to avoid any unnessecary glare. If mounting at a low level (.5m high and below) perhaps consider angled downlights to create a decorative beam effect on the pathway.
Once you have all your plans in place and know what styles of lighting you like and what areas they are going in, it is worth taking a second to consider how you would like to control the lighting. We sell a selection of IP rated switches, sockets and our own unique outdoor dimmers, alternatively you may wish to set 'scenes' and have more control of timers and security settings when away. In which case we strongly recommend the RAKO Controls system This fantastic system allows you to control multiple circuits and scenes with ease, can automatically turn your exterior lights on and off in conjunction with sunrise and sunset (if desired) and can replay your last 5000 button presses whilst you are away for security, providing the impression the property is not empty. We have a working display of this Rako kit in our showroom. We also sell it all online. If you would like more information about this fantastic system please call 0117 9425355 or alternatively email us at [email protected].
Posted on: 17 Jul 2019. Category: Kitchen Appliances Bristol
We stock kitchen aplliances aswell as electrics and lighting. Here at Ablectrics we don't just sell everything you need to rewire your house we also stock a large range of kitchen appliances to make best use of your home when it's finished. The kitchen has probably the most individual appliances in a home and we stock some of the best known brands including Morphy Richards, Russell Hobbs and Swan. We have matching toaster and kettle sets from all 3 brands and can order different models compared to what we have in stock if you are looking for something more specific. We always get deals and offers from the factories and are very competitive on price. We don’t rely on appliance sales they are just a little extra product we offer so we are generous with discounts. We have various toasters, kettles, blenders and scales on display now and sell everything we keep online. Please see below a couple of links to our site:
Blenders and Mixers are another Go To kitchen appliance and you can view a selection of those below:
Posted on: 16 Jul 2019. Category: Bathroom Lighting Showroom Bristol
We have a big display of bathroom lighting in our Bristol showroom. We work with many leading lighting brands and display various styles of bathroom lights to suit all budgets. The status of bathrooms has changed over time and it is no longer a small white space designed for a quick wash. We are all spending more time in the bathroom and
correspondingly more money on achieving a quality finish and look. So why scrimp on the lighting? Most bathrooms are built to last ten to twenty years, so it’s well-worth investing the same degree of planning and quality in the lighting particularly as it is by far the most emotionally influential element. Never underestimate how depressing a poor lighting scheme can be. On an average day it is the first room you visit and often the last room at night. Conversely, get it right and you bring the room to life and make it an enriching, positive space. Recessed downlights(normal or Baffled) are the most common ways to light a bathroom due to their flexiblitly of brightness and colour(4000k is recommended as a more natural look). Downlights can be easily positioned directly above the desired area and provide lots of light. Sinks, showers and toilets want for a nice clean wash of bright light.
Understanding the bathroom rules and regulations.
IP44 (sometimes written as IP X4) simply means that the light fitting is “splash-proof”, and therefore will withstand the typical level of moisture found in a domestic bathroom.
Astro offers the largest range of IP44 rated products in Europe, so there is plenty for you to choose from. According to the regulations, you can use IP44 rated lights anywhere in a bathroom, apart from inside the bath itself. A higher level of protection is IP65 which is “jet-proof”. which many brands consider this rating to be safer for light sources fitted within a shower cubicle.
The basin mirror in the bathroom is the equivalent of the desk in the office. It’s the hub of operations, where most of the ‘work’ takes place. There are several options, but most effective is a solution that illuminates both sides of the face to ensure an even, flattering glow with no shadows. You can achieve this with either an illuminated mirror or wall lights positioned either side of a mirror
Every basin needs a mirror, so illuminated mirrors provide a simple two-in-one solution. Some also incorporate shaver sockets.
Follow a typical hotel bathroom design by fitting IP44-rated wall lights either side of a mirror or some fittings can be mounted directly onto the mirror surface using a mirror mounting kit. Not only does this give a very sophisticated 5-star look, but it enables you to fit a mirror that has been cut to exactly the size that best fits the space. Available from budget to luxury prices, they offer a competitive alternative to the illuminated mirror option
This is where you can have fun and be creative. In the very least you can dim the lights to provide a softer atmosphere, but you can enhance the night time lighting scene significantly with a few extra strategically positioned lights. If you are building-in niches for display or storage, fit LED downlights to really bring it to life. Small wallmounted LED lights can be used to illuminate designated spots in the bathroom and provide light up and down the wall, These can offer good alternative general illumination at night time, when more powerful lamps would be too strong. Recessed LEDs at skirting height are great for providing a wash of light across the floor. One bright idea is to continue the bath panel down to just above the floor and position a strip of LEDs behind it to cast a gentle glow out from behind the panel and make the bath appear to float.
You can view and buy everything mentioned on our website in the links below: We offer fast UK home delivery.
Bathroom wall lights:
Ablectrics can also offer a design service to help you with any renovations/new builds and have more lights and accessories available than those on our website, please contact us for details.