The SAFEhouse Association has published a number of user-friendly guides to provide technical overviews, regulatory information and buying guidelines for the South African electrical industry.
Pierre Nothard, chairman of the SAFEhouse Association, says the prevalence of sub-standard electrical products in South Africa is partly due to misinformation and a lack of information. In an effort to address these issues, the SAFEhouse Guides, which have been authored by industry specialists, provide information that is relevant, concise, and that promotes compliance and electrical safety.
With the rapid changes from traditional lamp types to more efficient LED lighting there is a need for a guide such as this that covers product design basics, and basic lighting concepts, including life expectancy, electromagnetic interference, lamp dimming and colour characteristics. The list of compulsory standards/specifications for LED luminaires covers the standards for LED lamps and control gear. Luminaire safety and LED lamp safety are discussed and information is provided that explains who polices the lighting industry in South African and what to look out for when buying LED products.
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