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24 05, 2019

Barnsley Branch Aims for New Heights in Aid of Charity

2019-05-28T08:35:42+01:00May 24th, 2019|LEW News|

The lads at our Barnsley branch have teamed up with Sellars Electrical, JJ Electrical Solutions Ltd and Greenwood & Copley Ltd as they aim for new heights in aid of charity. One-upping their fundraiser last year the team will take on the National 3 Peaks challenge on June the 29th to raise [...]

13 05, 2019

What is AWEBB? 5 Things To Know

2019-05-14T10:49:24+01:00May 13th, 2019|Industry News|

Collective Representation & Purchasing Power LEW joined the buying consortium AWEBB in 2000, one of the largest independent purchasing groups of its kind in the UK. It provides its members with collective representation and purchasing power so they can take advantage of bulk pricing and manufacturer agreements to remain competitive [...]

1 05, 2019

New Cloud Function for Click Smart Range

2019-05-08T16:00:01+01:00May 1st, 2019|Manufacturer News|

Scolmore has updated the App for its Click Smart range with a new feature called the cloud function. It will provide access to Click Smart installations through the internet, allowing secure control of devices from anywhere in the world – from simple dimming and switching, to more sophisticated controls like live [...]

29 04, 2019

2019 Electrical Industries Charity Appeal

2019-05-08T13:08:27+01:00April 29th, 2019|LEW News|

We our continuing our support for the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) in 2019 and have set a fundraising target of £5000 for the year. Last year we are proud to have raised over £4000 for the EIC. Some of fundraising highlights include our Barnsley branch completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge [...]

25 04, 2019

Electric Vehicle Charging Course Now Available

2019-06-11T10:24:06+01:00April 25th, 2019|Industry News|

Electric vehicle sales are at an all-time high and with every major manufacturer offering a choice it's hardly surprising many new car buyers have or will consider buying one. There are grants off the cost of up to £500 for EV purchasers to install charge point at home, or up to [...]

15 04, 2019

Approval for SWA Copper Tube Terminals

2019-04-15T15:16:41+01:00April 15th, 2019|Manufacturer News|

Can you afford the risk of installing copper tube terminals that have not been electrically tested to BS 61238-1:2003? This is the strong message from SWA, one of the UK's leading suppliers of cable terminations, whose TQ range of copper tube terminals is approved to these regulatory standards. After many months [...]

8 04, 2019

EDA Award for LEW Apprentice

2019-05-28T14:37:40+01:00April 8th, 2019|Industry News|

Jack Hague, former LEW apprentice, picks up an EDA Learning Achievement Award at a prestigious industry ceremony in March. The annual EDA Education, Training and Learning Awards took place over the 7th, 8th and 9th of March at The Shard in London. Attended by individuals working across the electro-technical sector, the [...]

4 04, 2019

JCC Lighting’s £30K Challenge

2019-05-28T14:38:16+01:00April 4th, 2019|Manufacturer News|

JCC Lighting are celebrating 30 years since starting out as a small family run lamp business in 1989. To celebrate they are aiming to achieve £30,000 in charity fundraising with various challenge set throughout the year. Their employees have chose some local charities to partner with over the course of 2019, [...]

12 03, 2019

Fast Charging USB Sockets from Scolmore

2019-04-08T16:19:24+01:00March 12th, 2019|Manufacturer News|

Scolmore has upgraded its 13A 2-Gang USB socket which now features 2 USB charging ports which are both capable of delivering 5V 2.1A simultaneously.  This allows for optimum charging of two devices at the same time, without fear of fluctuations in the power supply interfering with the charging process.  Unlike some [...]