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Sparks Electrical News May 2022 coverEstablished in 1945 in terms of the Standards Act, (Act No.  24 of 1945). The South African Bureau of Standards became one of the founder members of the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) in 1947. SABS has always been actively involved in the development of international standards through the technical committees we represent. Active membership of the IEC (International Electrical Commission) has eventually led to the adoption of selected IEC Standards applicable to electro-technical products, many of which were later declared compulsory.

Elsewhere in the issue we look at DBs, Switches, Sockets and Protection; Energy Measurement and Supply (including Alternative Energy); and Lighting.

Text message marketing for tradespeople

For a small business or tradesperson, marketing often takes a back seat to simply getting the job done. Knowing where to start can be tricky, but with most of us spending half the day on our mobiles (often not work-related), text message marketing is underrated. It’s an affordable marketing method and a winner for busy, on-the-go tradespeople.

Reigniting the Riken brand

You know the Riken name. It is a brand synonymous with quality in the electrical industry. However, you may not have heard the name in a while… Well, Riken is back with a bang. You will be hearing more and more about Riken in the coming months as this top brand is reignited to reclaim its position as one of South Africa’s most respected suppliers of low voltage electrical products.

LED retrofit lighting solution for De Aar Hospital

BEKA Schréder has supplied the LED retrofit lighting solution for the De Aar Hospital in the Northern Cape. With this new lighting installation, the hospital benefits from significant energy savings and better light levels.

Fonroche Lighting wins new contract for 67 000 solar streetlights in Senegal

On 26 February 2022, the Senegalese Minister for Finance and the Budget signed a contract with Fonroche Lighting to supply and install 67 000 solar streetlights. Building on the success of Phase 1 of the project in 2018, when the company provided lighting for one-third of Senegal, Fonroche – the global leader in this sector – continues its upward trajectory with another major contract in Africa.

Buyers Guide

The May 2022 Buyers’ Guide lists manufacturers and distributors of products and services in the Lighting sector. Click here to download the May Buyers' Guide.

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