3-E Electrical Ltd

Control Systems & General Electrical Work
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Lights, Lights and more lights…

Smart lighting control makes a room come alive, sets the mood or simply helps you perform specific tasks in comfort. From cooking & entertaining to watching a movie the “right” light is important.  With the growing number & types of LED, getting it right has become a minefield.

A little thought coupled with #SmartHome technology can pack wow into a room without limiting its future design. All to often sockets, TV points & lights dictate the layout of a room…. not any more.

We tend to look for 3 main styles of lighting, working/task, background and feature. Read the rest of this entry »

Smart Thoughts…

2016 has seen the exciting rise in the Smart Home and 2017 is moving faster . We have been involved an a growing number of installation projects that both include automation and data, and have witnessed some disasters. plansFirst the Good, enquiries have been flooding in for new-builds and renovations wanting to incorporate energy saving home automation. Our “Go To” system of choice has been Loxone, and it fits in neatly with client perceptions, needs and budget.

Many of our current projects started at the design phase and has allowed for building quirks to be designed in form the start. Adequate room for locating a network cabinet and the wall mounted control system along with the associated cable runs for both mains power and data cabling.

We have not been involved with wiring all of the projects, and have worked closely with other electricians to provide the Smart Home infrastructure that sits on top of the basic wiring plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Whole Life Cost….?

Planning Thoughts For Home Automation

When tackling building projects, much Energyof the budget focus is on the actual build and not the on going utility costs with the building. Taking a Whole Life Cost view of your project and dramatically change your thinking on where to spend your tight budget. Even building infrastructure is designed around current need, with little or no thought given to the future…. Read the rest of this entry »

Backward ~ Forwards a Year in Review

2015 in Review…

As another year draws to a close we thought we would review what has been achieved this year, but firstly we would livingroomlike to thank our clients for their custom and to our suppliers who have supported and enabled us to grow this year. 2016 is already building to be a #Smart year with a number of #SmartHome projects booked in. Unfortunately…. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Get Caught In The App Trap!

We will say it over and over, “App Overload” will deter people from fully adopting Home Automation.  There are some excellent stand alone app controlled products on the marked and are great for what they do, however linking them in to other Loxone Smart Home Layoutsystems e.g.triggering lights when the alarm goes off is a little more complicated. If your first product is a stepping stone to more….stop….

Starting small is a major benefit of many Automation Systems due to their modular make up, however it pays to do your long term homework Read the rest of this entry »