ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 1 GARO’s New Consumer Unit Boards Have Arrived! Spacious Time-Saving Competitive Pricing IEBA Black Tie Charity Ball EMDA Member Directory 2023 EIGSI Golf Fixtures for 2023 To subscribe to this magazine, please contact us at info@el ctric.ie | websit : www.electric.ie t h e m a g a z i n e & w e b s i t e f o r t h e I r i s h E l e c t r i c a l I n d u s t r y Issue 61 | January / February 2023 electric ie FREE
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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 3 Edmundson Electrical Trade Day - Page 9 Rittal open a new Sales Office in Dublin - Page 30 IEBA Roaring 20s Charity Ball - Page 40 13 5 Editorial. 7 GARO release a New Range of Consumer Units. 9 Edmundson Electrical Trade Day in Dublin. 11 FORUM Lighting Solutions open Warehouse Space in Ireland. 13 Lambourn Digital - The Marketing Agency for the Electrical Industry in Ireland. 15 Ireland’s Energy-Related CO2 emissions heading in wrong direction. 17 Phoenix Contact - High operating convenience with new connection technology. 17 Phoenix Contact - Modular system for automated industrial identification. 21 Pat O’Leary promoted to Sales Director at Click Litehouse. 23 New Prelux Product Ranges Hit the Shelves for 2023. 24 RFE and Safecility - Energy Management Solution. 27 Glamox - Spotlight on energy saving. 29 Why the Schneider Electric Lisse range is the perfect solution for homeowners, electricians and home builders. 30 Rittal celebrates 20 years successful trading in Ireland with the opening of a new Sales Office in Dublin. 33 Kempston Controls - Elmex Solar PV Connectors. 33 EMDA - Membership Directory Pullout. 40 IEBA - Black Tie Charity Ball 2022. 45 200 businesses set to take part in a free Commercial Fleet Trial for electric cars and vans. 47 DATA Centres Ireland Exhibition and Conference. 48 NSAI announce the launch of a period of public consultation for I.S. 813 - Edition 4. 48 New Bill to strengthen State’s capacity to manage oil supplies receives Government approval. 49 LEDVANCE shines a light on storage and production solutions. 51 Rockwell Automation’s has acquired CUBIC-Modulsystem A/S. 53 Festive Charity Tradition Continues at Kirby in 2022. 54 Golf Fixtures for 2023. 56 Mitsubishi Electric - Opening the door to increased productivity. 61 Make-A-Wish Ireland’s Christmas fundraising campaign receives support fromMitsubishi Electric. 62 Challenges abound in the power utilities sector in 2023. 64 Obituary - Joe Tynan: 1934 - 2022. 65 Appointments. 40 Contents 21
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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 5 Editorial electric.ie Electric Bureau Ireland Ltd., Bluebell House Business Centre, Bluebell Avenue, Dublin 12 Tel: (087) 6698028 Info@electric.ie Reg. Dublin: 512293 Colin Sherlock General Manager Layout/Design email@example.com DISCLAIMER Electric Bureau Ireland Ltd. accept no responsiblity for the accuracy of contributed articles or statements appearing in this publication. Electric.ie is published by Electric Bureau Ireland Ltd. The magazine is circulated throughout Ireland and is available on wholesale trade counters and from representatives of electrical distributors who are members of EMDA The editor welcomes: contributions of technical papers, information on new products, details of installation projects and all editorial input of interest to our readers. Printed by W&G Baird Padraic and Mairead Doyle at the IEBA Ball. We wish all our readers, advertisers and supporters a Very Happy New Year. In this issue we have included a handy up-to-date EMDA Directory. (go to page 33 and you can easily extract our four page pull out). This is particularly handy for wholesalers to keep at their desk for brand and contact information. Edmundson Electrical had a very successful 'Black Friday' trade day Robert and Kay McClean. event in Glasnevin (see page 9). GARO introduce a new range of consumer units (page 7) and ECI Lighting add some new products to their 'Prelux' range (page 23). Rittal are now 20 years in Ireland. They have recently expanded their operation by opening a new sales office in Dublin. To celebrate Rittal brought a party of customers to the Guinness Storehouse where they were given a tour of the 250 yearold premises, followed by a tasting experience. (page 30) Congratulations to Pat O'Leary who has been promoted to Sales Director at Click Litehouse (page 21). We have been informed by the NSAI that all the remaining published ETCI documents have now been withdrawn. The full list of withdrawn documents and their dates can be found on the NSAI website. See the QR code on page 18. Rockwell Automation has acquired CUBIC-Modulsystem A/S (page 51) On February 5th, the Dublin Racing Festival takes place in Leopardstown and the IEBA will once again have dinner at the Leopardstown Pavilion with stunning trackside views of the finishing straight. www.irisheba.ie Tommy Maher wins a prize at the IEBA Ball. Presented by Cel O'Reilly. Jimmy Whan with Chris Lundy.
6 ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • New GARO Consumer Unit Range Designed for the installer to save you time and money! Sales@garo.ie +353 (0)1 866 5360 www.garoelectric.com IS10101:2020 COMPLIANT CE CERTIFIED ENHANCED PROTECTION COMPREHENSIVE WARRANTIES Boards From 1 - 3 Rows, With 12 - 36 Modules Wide Insulated & Larger Neutral & Earth Bar Multiple Terminal Sizes Detachable & Reversible Door Customised Consumer Units Available
ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 7 GARO release a New Range of Consumer Units GARO are now supplying their newest range of consumer units, providing the market with a smarter, more flexible space for any installation. GARO have been in the electrical industry in Ireland for the last 40 years manufacturing and supplying a diverse range of industrial electrical products, components and supplies. Together with this new comprehensive range of Consumer Unit enclosures, they also market a full range of Distribution boards, Priority & Non Priority boards, DIN Rail, Components and Surge Protection devices. Creating an easier life for the installer, is a central theme for GARO when developing new products. This new range fulfils this ethos by, reducing installation time and providing a smarter space for your installation with a reliable, safe and flexible consumer unit range. In addition to a full range of standard consumer units readily available, GARO’s experienced sales and production team provide a customised consumer unit reducing installation time even further. GARO has the range and flexibility to facilitate all market demands from residential, industrial to commercial environments. All units are European manufactured, IS10101:2020 compliant and are CE Certified. Alongside customised boards for the contractor, GARO offers competitive pricing, comprehensive stocks, fast turnaround on customised orders and nationwide delivery with technical support on the ground. The new spacious range has many additional benefits below such as increased internal space and surge protection that connects directly with the busbar. New Features: Follow the QR code or go to our website on www.garoelectric.com to browse the new range and find out more information. The new range will be available from your local wholesaler. Additonally, call our technical team on 01 866 5360 or contact your nearest Sale Representative for more information on the new complete range of consumer units. New fully insulated and larger neutral and earth bar. The Neutral and Earth bars can facilitate 16mmsq to 35mmsq main connection and can facilitate 1.5mmsq to 10mmsq sub circuits. Large cable way space behind each DIN rail. Providing ample internal space for the installer. Creating an easier, quicker and more convenient space. New unobtrusive cable entry points from the back, top and bottom of the boards. This gives the installer more room and accessibility. Each unit features detachable and reversible doors. The door opens up 180° allowing the installer the choice and convenience of putting the door on last and in which direction suits the individual job. Additional range of 1, 2 & 3 row boards designed for maximum height regulations. With an addition of between 12 and 36 modules wide depending on the unit selected. ARO rel se a New Range of Consumer Units GARO release a New Range of Consumer Units GARO are now supplying their newest range of consumer units, providing the market with a smarter, more flexible space for any installation. GARO have been in the electrical industry in Ireland for the last 40 years manufacturing and supplying a diverse range of industrial electrical products, components and supplies. Together with this new comprehensive range of Consumer Unit enclosures, they also market a full range of Distribution boards, Priority & Non Priority boards, DIN Rail, Components and Surge Protection devices. Creating an easier life for the installer, is a central theme for GARO when developing new products. This new range fulfils this ethos by, reducing installation time and providing a smarter space for your installation with a reliable, safe and flexible consumer unit range. In addition to a full range of standard consumer units readily available, GARO’s experienced sales and production team provide a customised consumer unit reducing installation time even further. GARO has the range and flexibility to facilitate all market demands from residential, industrial to commercial environments. All units are European manufactured, IS10101:2020 compliant and are CE Certified. Alongside customised boards for the contractor, GARO offers competitive pricing, comprehensive stocks, fast turnaround on customised orders and nationwide delivery with technical support on the ground. The new spacious range has many additional benefits below such as increased internal space and surge protection that connects directly with the busbar. New Features: Follow the QR code or go to our website on www.garoelectric.com to browse the new range and find out more information. The new range will be available from your local wholesaler. Additionally, call our technical team on 01 866 5360 or contact your nearest Sale Representative for more information on the new complete range of consumer units. New fully insulated and larger neutral and earth bar. The Neutral and Earth bars can facilitate 16mmsq to 35mmsq main connection and can facilitate 1.5mmsq to 10mmsq sub circuits. Large cable way space behind each DIN rail. Providing ample internal space for the installer. Creating an easier, quicker and more convenient space. New unobtrusive cable entry points from the back, top and bottom of the boards. This gives the installer more room and accessibility. Each unit features detachable and reversible doors. The door opens up 180° allowing the installer the choice and convenience of putting the door on last and in which direction suits the individual job. Additional range of 1, 2 & 3 row boards designed for maximum height regulations. With an addition of between 12 and 36 modules wide depending on the unit selected. GAR release a e Range of Consu er Units GARO are now supplying their newest r ge of c nsumer units, providing the market with a smarter, more flexible space for an i stallation. GARO have been in the electrical industry in Ireland for the last 40 years manufacturing and supplying a diverse range of industri l lectrical products, omponents and supplies. Together with this ew comprehensive ra e of Consumer Unit enclosur s, they also market a full range of Distribut on b ards, Priority & Non Pri rity boards, DIN Rail, Compon nts and Surge Protection devices. Creating an easier life for the installer, is a central theme for GARO when developing new products. This new range fulfils this ethos by, reducing installation time and providing a smarter space for your installation with a reliable, safe d flexible consumer unit range. I additio to a full range of standard consumer units read ly v ilable, GARO’s experienced sales and productio te m provide a cust mised co sumer u it re uci g installation time even furth r. GARO has the range and flexibility to facilitate all market demands from residential, industrial to commercial environments. ll units are Europ an manufactured, IS10101:2020 compli t and are CE Certifie . Alongside custom sed boards for the contractor, GARO offers competitive pricing, comprehensive stocks, fast turna oun on customised rders and nati nwide delivery with technical upport on the ground. The n w spacious range has m ny a ditional benefits below such as increas d internal spac a d surge protection that connects directly with the busbar. New Features: Follow the QR code or go to our website on www.garoelectric.com to browse the new range and find out more informati n. The new range ill be vailable from your l cal w olesaler. A ditonally, call our technical t am on 01 866 5360 or contact y r ne rest Sale R presentative for m re informati n on the ew complete range of consumer units. New fully insulated and larger neutral and earth bar. The Neutral and Earth b rs can facilitate 16mmsq to 35mmsq main conne tion and can facilitate 1.5 sq to 10mmsq sub circuits. Large cable way space behind each DIN rail. P oviding ample internal space for the installer. Creatin an easier, quicke and more convenient space. New unobtrusive cable entry points from the back, t p and bottom of the board . This giv s the installer more room and acces ibility. Each unit features detachable and reversible doors. Th door opens up 180° allowing the installer the choice a d convenience of pu ting the door on last and in which dire ti n s i s the in ividual job. Additional range of 1, 2 & 3 row boards esig ed for maximum height regul tions. With an addition of between 12 and 36 modules wide depending on the unit selected. GARO
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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 9 Industry News Edmundson Electrical Trade Day in Dublin ‒On Black Friday 25th November, Edmundson Electrical in Glasnevin, Dublin held a trade day in the branch. Electric.ie went along and was pleasantly surprised at the large amount of customers coming through the doors. It may have been Black Friday Fever or just some clever marketing but there was a very big customer turnout. Edmundson Electrical and the many suppliers in attendance could only have been very pleased. Product experts from Hager, Ovia, Core Distribution, ATC, Dimplex, ROBUS, Pro-Tray, DeWalt, Unitrunk, Rock Fall, EO Charging, myenergi and South Coast Sales were all on hand to answer any questions. Throughout the day, there was a constant ow of customers viewing the products and chatting to the representatives. Breakfast rolls, tea, coffee in the morning and a nice lunch was available later in the day. Michael Bissett of Hager chatting to customers Brian Moran of Dimplex Busy Trade Counter Stephen Connolly chats to Rock Fall
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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 11 Forum are approaching their 10th year and have enjoyed a successful decade of year on year growth. This has coincided with building a very strong reputation in the industry as a reliable supplier of great-value and innovative light fittings across ranges including domestic outdoor, coastal, bathroom and kitchen lighting, as well as the distribution rights for the Stanley site lighting range. A key factor in their development into a recognised brand in the lighting market has been service levels. They have a wonderful group of friendly, industry experienced internal account managers and an excellent external eld sales team, which have helped FORUM Lighting Solutions Forum open warehouse space in Ireland ‒Forum Lighting Solutions Ltd have recently committed to warehouse space in Ireland, enabling them to now offer a next day delivery service to their Irish distributors. develop some strong and lasting relationships with distributors. These internal and external teams are backed up by an ever-increasing product range, offering items of high quality at a competitive price point. Forum are always looking to innovate and have over the years worked closely with customers to ful l requirements for ranges such as domestic outdoor lighting suitable for coastal areas, mains voltage LED kitchen lighting which requires no drivers and decorative bathroom lighting to put an attractive nishing touch to any bathroom. Prompt delivery is also something that Forum pride themselves on and they are delighted to announce that from 16th January, Irish customers will now have a next day service with a much lower carriage paid order value in place. Forum's initial stock holding in Ireland is considerable and is based on the fastest moving items sold in the Irish market to date. As the business in Ireland expands Forum are now ideally placed to top up and grow this local stock. This will enable them to hold any lines locally that distributors identify as being of interest to them. Forum are keen to be considered a trusted supplier and are convinced this increased service level will go some way to achieving that. Please be sure to contact the team for any further information on the company or product range. Tel: +0044 161 359 4949 email@example.com forumLIGHTINGsolutions.com ZN-35685-BLK - Helix Up/Down Wall Light with Photocell Sensor in Black Finish
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14 ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • USB A + C New to the White Moulded range is our twin switched socket, complete with both Type A and Type C USB charging ports, suitable for charging most portable electronic devices. Designed to be the easiest on the market to install, our Sollysta Wiring Accessories retain the hallmark features that you’ve come to expect from the range, ensuring that no matter what you’re installing, it’s always a simple job. Sollysta Wiring Accessories Find out more about our Sollysta range 01 With intelligent connection the socket identifies itself as the primary charger for the device, allowing for maximum charging capacity and speed for any device connected via the Type A or Type C ports 02 The terminal screws are supplied in the back and the terminals all face the same direction, removing the need to rotate the product during installation 03 The entire White Moulded range features anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties to ensure that a high level of protection is offered Sollysta USB A+C_May 2022.indd 1 16/05/2022 11:50:07 Join our Installation of the Month Competition! your skills Installation of the Month Competition! Are you installing Hager this month? Join us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ hagerireland or scan the QR code. Be sure to post and tag us in your install and you will be entered into our competition to win s t of Hager Wiha screwdrivers. The c mp titi n is op n to apprentices also! hager.ie Show us
ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 15 Industry News The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) recently published its annual analysis Energy in Ireland, which shows that Ireland’s energy-related CO2 emissions increased by 5.4% in 2021. Emissions are returning to pre-Covid levels of 2019, and further increases are anticipated based on initial data for 2022. Two significant drivers of the increase included a rebound in car use as the economy returns to pre-Covid activity levels, and an increase in the use of coal and oil in electricity generation. The current level of progress in moving to renewables and eliminating our fossil fuel use is not at the rate required to achieve our climate ambitions. The report shows that the increase in 2021 emissions was driven by electricity generation (up 17.3%), transport (up 7.3%) and industry (up 3.3%) and compensated by decreases in residential (6.1%) and commercial and public services (2.7%) emissions. Looking to 2023, there are many measures we need to take to reduce our CO2 emissions, and these actions are now more urgent than ever. These include: • Develop further onshore and offshore wind and solar Ireland’s energy-related CO2 emissions heading in wrong direction • Develop more energy storage and electricity interconnection • Increase the number of journeys where we walk, cycle or take public transport and decrease those in petrol and diesel using vehicles • Deploy district heating networks at scale to replace gas and oil use for heating • Replace petrol and diesel vehicles with electric vehicles. • Upgrade the equivalent of 500,000 homes to a BER B2 rating or higher • Use more heat pumps in place of oil and gas boilers to heat buildings Margie McCarthy, Director of Research and Policy Insights ‒Energy in Ireland report shows that Ireland’s energy-related CO2 emissions increased by 5.4% in 2021. Emissions are returning to pre-Covid levels of 2019, and further increases are anticipated based on initial data for 2022. with SEAI says "Ireland has set strong targets in our carbon budgets, and legally enshrined them. We cannot afford to lose focus on the fact that these are annual budgets. Every year counts. If a target is missed one year, then the following years become more challenging. The Energy in Ireland findings show we are heading in the wrong direction, with our carbon budgets requiring a 4.8% decrease in emissions, yet in 2021 we have an increase in energy emissions of 5.4%. We must urgently move to renewables and use less oil, gas, coal and peat for our energy needs today to avoid making our future years even more challenging. We need a combination of increasing our generation of renewable electricity and switching to lowcarbon technologies, such as electric vehicles, district heating and heat pumps. In addition, we need to use less energy and use it more efficiently through building efficiency upgrades and through changes in how we travel, at an unprecedented scale". An updated Climate Action Plan is expected from the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) shortly. This will provide an enhanced policy package and action list aimed at reversing the current emissions trends. The full report presents the latest national data and trends on energy efficiency and renewable energy in Ireland. Download: https://www.seai.ie/data-and-insights/seai-statistics/key-publications/energy-in-ireland/
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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 21 Industry News Pat O’Leary promoted to Sales Director at Click Litehouse A well-known figure in the electrical industry across Ireland, Pat has more than 20 years’ experience to draw on, including a number of years as area sales manager for two high-profile premium brand manufacturers, as well as a leading wholesaler. He joined Click Litehouse in 2012 and spent ve years as area sales manager covering the West and South of Ireland, before being promoted to national sales manager in 2017, where he was responsible for leading the sales team. In his new position as Sales Director, Pat will have ‒Click Litehouse is delighted to announce that Pat O’Leary has been promoted to the position of Sales Director with Scolmore Group company, Click Litehouse responsibility for overseeing the sales operations at Click Litehouse Ireland and will be developing and executing strategic plans to achieve sales targets and drive the growth and development of the business. He will be focussed on building and maintaining long-lasting relationships with customers, working closely with them to fully understand their business objectives and needs and deliver products and solutions to help their businesses to ourish. Commenting on Pat’s promotion, Paul Flynn, Managing Director of Click Litehouse, said: “I am delighted to announce Pat’s promotion to the position of Sales Director for the company. His vast knowledge of the industry as well as our operation puts him in a prime position to facilitate our future growth plans. Pat has been with the company for close to 10 years and has been instrumental in helping us achieve the ambitious targets we had set for the business. This appointment will ensure Pat will have a key role to play in developing and implementing the strategies that will help drive the continued growth and expansion of the business going forward.”
22 ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • Dublin: 34/35 North Park, North Road, Finglas, Dublin 11, E: email@example.com | T: 00353 1860 1860 | W: www.ecilighting.ie Download the 2022-2023 Prelux Catalogue at www.ecilighting.ie ORDER ONLINE New Product Ranges Now Available Highly Efficient 130Lm/W 25W - CCT 3000K/4000K/6000K 3 Circuit Fitting - Triac Dimmable 15W/32W - CCT 3000K/4000K/5000K Single Circuit Fitting - Triac Dimmable 10W - CCT 2700K/4000K/6000K Exceptionally Efficient 140Lm/W 100W/150W/200W/300W Models Eurospot CCT Sofia CCT Viper CCT Navigator Food Display Models Also Available Standard & Photocell Models Available
ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 23 I .I • i sit f r t Iris l tri l I str • 49 Among the most notable additions for 2023 is the superb Eurospot CCT 3 circuit track spot range. With a sleek and minimal appearance which is right on trend, the Eurospot CCT models come dimmable as standard with a CRI >90 for excellent colour fidelity, making them ideal for retail, commercial or even domestic use. There is also a new Food Display Eurospot track spot range speci cally designed to enhance the presentation of foodstuffs in grocery retail environments. With COBs specially engineered for the optimum display of meat, vegetable or bakery items, the Food Display Eurospot range is further complimented by a tiltable downlight designed for meat display. Another noteworthy addition to the Prelux track spot category for 2023 is the So a CCT single circuit range. With an ECI Lighting New Prelux Product Ranges Hit the Shelves for 2023 ‒It’s a busy start to 2023 at ECI Lighting where there are a number of exciting new Prelux ranges hitting the shelves as we speak. Having established the in-house range with a handful of LED fittings just a few short years ago, the Prelux brand now includes hundreds of light fittings for almost every type of application imaginable. updated, minimal appearance, the new CCT model builds on the success of previous So a ranges. Dimming capability, excellent colour rendering and selectable temperatures of 2700K, 4000K and 6000K all add up to make this next generation tting a ne addition to the hugely popular So a single circuit range. A striking addition to the exterior range of Prelux ttings for 2023 is the superb new Viper CCT Wallpack. Producing a highly ef cient 130Lm/W, the Viper has the appearance of a premium quality architectural tting but comes with a much more affordable price tag. Available in standard & photocell models, the Viper includes 3000K, 4000K and 6000K selectable colour temperatures. New Navigator Range of Floodlights New Viper CCT Wallpack Eurospot CCT 3 Circuit Track Spot Range Sofia CCT Single Circuit Range The nal notable addition to the Prelux brand at the beginning of 2023 is the new Navigator range of oodlights. Producing an exceptionally ef cient 140Lm/W, the Navigator comes with 20kV surge protection, a waterproof IP66 body and an IK10 impact protection rating, making this durable tting an ideal choice for illuminating sports facilities and public parklands. This exciting next generation range of oodlights is available in 100W, 150W, 200W and 300W models. All of the above new Prelux products are available from your local electrical wholesalers. For more information or to download the Prelux catalogue please visit: www.ecilighting.ie
24 ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • LoRaWAN stands for Long Range Wide Area Network. It’s an open source off-the-shelf communication protocol. It is used to connect sensors and devices to the internet. Once connected to the internet the devices can send and receive data wirelessly. Why LoRaWAN is the best network for smart buildings in Ireland LoRaWAN is not the only wireless network available for devices to connect to, there's a wide variety of others with differing capabilities. Well known networks include Bluetooth, WiFi, Zigbee and 5G. However, LoRaWAN is the best network choice for smart buildings for three key reasons. 1: Power & Range Excellent battery life and communication range. 2: Coverage Nationwide LoRaWAN coverage in Ireland. LoRaWAN sensors and devices in your building connect to the LoRaWAN network automatically. You do not need to install a router or hub to operate as a communication bridge. and managing energy usage is paramount. What are IOT Energy Monitors? Energy monitors are simple devices that monitor electricity usage in real time to varying degrees of detail. Din-rail meters such as the Eastron SDM-230-LoRaWAN are installed into a distribution board and capture crucial performance data e.g. Active Energy (KwH), Voltage, Current, Active Power (W), Power Factor. This data is uploaded at regular intervals to enable real-time monitoring and tracking. AMR (automated meter reading) sensors don’t require electrical installation and pick up pulses emitted by main electricity meters. The sensors collect the pulse RFE SDM230-LoRaWAN-MID ‒Take Control of your Energy Data while Reducing your Energy Costs on a LoRaWAN system. 3: Range of Sensors Smart and robust LoRaWAN sensors are currently available for a range of building management applications such as electricity, gas and water monitoring, temperature and humidity monitoring, air quality checks, asset tracking and more. Energy Monitoring For businesses, manufacturers and operations teams it has never been more important to track energy use. With prices increasing and climate obligations coming into force, understanding Energy Management Solution
ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 25 output from a meter and report this information. The pulses equate to consumption e.g. Kilowatt Hours of electricity or M of gas according to each meter. Sensors are able to communicate wirelessly with the nearest gateway or base station up to 5KM away. Once connected to a gateway or base station data is then pushed to the cloud where it is processed into meaningful information. The consumption information is tracked and reported via a software portal available on mobile, desktop or tablet. Critical Measurements Energy monitors track Kilowatt Hours i.e. they track your power usage in real time. The Safecility dashboard is packed with information that will help you manage your energy usage. View consumption graphs across your entire estate in real-time and export billing reports as needed. While reports make it easy to ful l your ESG (environment, social, and governance) reporting obligations and make smarter carbon reduction decisions. IoT devices collect information and wirelessly send it to the cloud. The information is then analysed and organised into an easy-to-read visual software dashboard or portal. RFE delivers remote monitoring of energy usage on a 24/7 basis. RFE and Safecility have a variety of wireless monitors that collect data in both Kilowatt hours or Amp Hours that are quick and simple to install for whole building metering or sub metering. Energy monitors allow building owners to track and report on ESG (ESG Environmental, social, and governance) metrics and gain billing certainty. Energy data is compiled into a web-based platform, with exportable results and graphical interface. If you are one of the companies that need to drive ef ciency and see what is happening in your large consumers, our solutions are now available for your businesses. Let RFE and Safecility help you to track their power usage in real time. Ireland: +353 87 9729141 UK: +44 16 1531 1630 firstname.lastname@example.org www.safecility.com RFE (Reg Farrell Engineering LTD) Ireland: +353 1 465 9010 email@example.com www.rfe.ie To find our more contact: logistics firms or for food temperature monitoringin supermarkets. Safecility Guide to LoRaWAN sensorscan be used tomonitor soil conditionsin agriculture, track palletsfor shippin logistics firms or for food temperature monitoringin supermarkets. Gui logistics firms or for food temperature onitoringin supermarkets. Safecility Guide to LoRaWAN CONCLUSION In collaboration, RFE and Safecility are delighted to offer an end-toend solution for remote energy monitoring. This allows customers to deploy wireless, easy to install energy monitors such as Eastron SDM-230 on the correct LoRaWAN network. The data is organised into the Safecility application and accessible from any device. Choosing the right software is important especially if you want to easily view historical data and trends. • Monitoring & LoRaWAN • Simple Wireless Metering and Sub-Metering • Track consumption, performance and ESG (Environmental, social, and governance) obligations. This energy monitoring system
26 ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • Light sources containing high levels of mercury have been found to have a significant negative environmental impact. Hence, the EU wants to phase them out through new restrictions and legislation. As a consequence, many tonnes of this toxic chemical element will no longer be polluting the environment. While some light sources have already been banned, the widely used T5 and T8 light sources will soon also become obsolete. While some light sources are already prohibited, these dates will apply to T5/T8. • Compact fluorescent lamps will be phased out from 25 February 2023. • T5 and T8 fluorescent tubes will be phased out from 25 August 2023. This will affect many buildings in Europe, and that is time to plan the transition to LED lighting. Ban on mercury in light sources, T5/T8 www.glamox.ie
ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 27 Glamox ‒ Energy prices and energy consumption is top of mind for everyone right now, and new legislation is pushing the change from traditional light sources to LED. Thankfully, modern technology offers innovative solutions like monitoring and light management systems, and Glamox can help provide a solution that is beneficial for both the environment and your energy bill. Glamox - Spotlight on energy saving What is the RoHS Directive? The RoHS directive - Short for Restriction of Hazardous Substances - is part of the EUs goal to phase out unnecessary toxic chemicals that are harmful to the environment and to public health. The consequence is that light sources containing high levels of mercury will be banned, and many buildings will need to upgrade their lighting installation. A ban on mercury in light sources Light sources containing high levels of mercury have been found to have a signi cant negative environmental impact. Hence, the EU wants to phase them out through new restrictions and legislation. As a consequence, many tonnes of this toxic chemical element will no longer be polluting the environment. While some light sources have already been banned, the widely used T5 and T8 light sources will soon also become obsolete. How much can you save? Glamox have an Energy Saving Calculator on its website. This calculates the payback time when investing in an LED installation or an LED installation with control, versus an existing installation with conventional light sources. For more information go to www.glamox.ie Same goal, different approach There is a huge amount of LED lights available on the market today, with various characteristics and quality, made by a number of different suppliers. Therefore, it can be dif cult to nd the right solution that will not compromise on quality and still be cost ef cient. That’s why Glamox have listed the best approaches for a successful LED upgrade below. Refit Solutions Glamox re t solutions are designed to replace existing conventional luminaires with LED luminaires. Simply by using the same footprint for mounting, you won’t need to rebuild, create new cut-outs or screw holes. A perfect t that will save you time and money on the upgrade. LED kits The most ef cient upgrade to LED. Just change the gear tray with all components included without touching existing cabling or luminaire housing. This allows you to quickly and easily perform an upgrade, while keeping the warranty and making sure the luminaire is compliant with the new technology for years to come. LED luminaires You can select from a wide range of energy-ef cient LED luminaires for all application areas. Working closely with clients, Glamox want to make sure you get the right solution for your project. Moreover, they can offer light planning and energy calculation. Maximise your energy savings By upgrading existing light installation to ef cient and smart luminaires and systems you can reduce your energy used on light by up to 90%. Lower energy consumption is not only economical, but it also translates to less waste and less pollution. Light Management Systems for the future The importance of sustainable lighting installations is widely acknowledged, and a light management system (LMS) will allow you to optimise the use of arti cial light where and when it is needed. Smart sensors and monitoring features allow you to increase energy savings, extending the lighting installation’s lifetime. They also reduce maintenance costs as well as the carbon footprint. Focusing on people’s needs, lighting solutions can be tailored to accommodate different tasks and purposes, improve the wellbeing of occupants and compensate for lacking natural light.