Could Philips Latest LED Lighting Innovation Break Your marriage!

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Philips has taken lighting control to a whole new level. Now you can program your home LED bulbs to dance when your sports team scores.

In fact you can set them to flash or change colors in response to all sorts of events such as stock price movements, weather forecasts, traffic reports, social media messages, emails or whatever alert you want.

It works through the latest twist to an app called Hue that Philips introduced last fall. Hue lets people use their smartphones or tablet computers to turn lights on or off, change their color or brightness, set them on timers or to give them other such instructions.

The new version, called Hue 1.1, responds to more than mere mortals. It also takes instructions from the Internet. Thus, any sort of digital alert or news feed can act as a trigger, Philips explains in a press release. You also need a special WiFi box, available through Apple retail outlets.

LEDs – light emitting diodes – are rudimentary semiconductors and thus lend themselves to digital control, adding to a list of attributes that includes tremendous energy efficiency compared to conventional incandescent bulbs.

But is this a good thing for marriages? Imagine the romantic dinner. Blackberries, iPhones, television all switched off. Dining room lights low. Candles flickering. Conversational tones soft and understanding. Then the husband erupts into paroxysms of woop-woop joy as the lamp in the corner flashes with Manchester United’s latest goal. Or with the schizophrenic New York Jets’ latest quarterback signing..

BG Electrical Accessories Offer At ERF Newark!


May-hem! Here at ERF Newark we are still experiencing bouts of insanity with our prices, and now we are practically giving away a range of accessories. With other deals on fixings and pattrasses available don’t delay, drop into Branch today!

Only From ERF Electrical Newark – The Electrical Wholesaler Of Choice

ERF Newark
Unit 9 Newark Business Park
3 Brunel Drive,
NG24 2EG
Tel:  01636 610800.

Dimplex Delivers Dining Comfort At Oxford University


When an OxfordUniversity college  needed to improve comfort levels in a  hard-to-heat dining hall, Dimplex’s commercial heating experts came up with an efficient solution to keep students warm year-round.

By combining a fast warm-up from powerful fan heaters with an air curtain to minimise heat loss from the doorways, the Dimplex solution quickly raises room temperature to comfortable levels and easily retains the warmth for the duration of the hall’s use.

The dining hall at St Antony’s College was built in the late Sixties with large singleglazed windows, low levels of insulation and a high ceiling. The hall is used daily for lunch and dinner and also frequently in the evening for a variety of other functions. It’s a large facility in the middle of the site and an important focus in the students’ daily life, so it’s vital that it remains in commission..

Super Rod & GreenBrook will be at ERF Electrical Blaby!

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Super Rod & GreenBrook will be at ERF Electrical Blaby on May 31st from 8am – 12pm demonstrating there product range!

Ring 01162 788000 for more details!

ERF Electrical Blaby
Unit Y2A, Winchester Avenue,
Blaby Ind Park,


JCC Skytile Now In Stock At ERF Electrical


ERF Electrical is excited to announce that all ERF branches now have stock of the new JCC Skytile LED Panel.

Skytile The quick & easy 600 x 600mm replacement. Ideal for ceiling grids, offices, meeting rooms and corridors. The quick and easy retrofit design allows the Skytile to directly replace the less efficient traditional fluorescent fittings.

They can be used in a wide variety of applications including offices, hospitals, sports stadia, universities/schools, airports and shopping centres.

Skytiles creates near perfect daylight working conditions with 4700K. This gives an enhanced lighting effect within the workplace, making Skytiles the superior solution for all commercial applications.

Call into your local ERF Electrical branch to find out more!.

New Damson Twist At ERF Electrical Cannock


New Damson twist now available at ERF Electrical Cannock!

The Damson Twist bluetooth speaker delivers an unbelievable sound for something so small.

Perfect for listening to music, watching a film or even use it for a presentation or a conference call, you can stream audio to it with any device capable of Bluetooth with A2DP which means almost every modern smartphone, tablet and many laptops. You can even use a 3.5mm audio cable (provided) to connect it to the headphone jack on your device.

Incisor diffusion technology, which pushes the sound across almost any surface it is rested upon, can easily fill most rooms in houses and hotel rooms. The speaker features an incredibly stylish British design with sleek lines and a solid aluminium casing. The rubberised base keeps it solid on even the slickest of surfaces, the Twist will look at home on your work desk, vehicle dashboard or even just as an inconspicuous ornament on a shelf.

There are no buttons on the Twist, to operate you just Twist to either the Bluetooth or Line in settings. Another nice feature of the Twist is the logo that will glow either blue or white to reflect what method of input you are using.

Ring ERF Electrical Cannock on 01543 570500 for more details about the new Damson Twist!.

New Elstead Green Zone Display!


ERF Electrical Cannock branch have build up a impressive Elstead Green Zone display to show off the range!

Garden Zone offers a versatile selection of high quality, easy to install and energy efficient products for all parts of the garden landscape, designed for use by professional gardeners, landscapers and architects. The range now includes the Premier Collection which features bollards and wall fittings using materials such as 316 Marine Stainless Steel, Teak, Natural Stone and Brass.
Using our excellent low voltage plug & go system allows a large number of fittings from the Garden Zone ranges to be connected together over a distance of up to 80 metres. Furthermore, all the fittings within the plug & go series use high power LED light sources, which have very good light output properties alongside exceptionally low energy consumption.
Added to this we offer a complementary range of 240V energy efficient models in matching designs as well as range accessories to ensure the widest possible choice.

ERF Electrical Cannock
Unit 1, Ash Park
Hyssop Close,
WS11 7XA
Tel: 01543 570500.

Introducing The ESP Guardcam CCTV System


GuardCam Combined Security Floodlight

GuardCam is a complete all-in-one PIR floodlight, camera, speaker and DVR systems. Simply connect to mains power, fix to wall, set the time and date and switch on!

Detect the intruder
Floodlight the area
Initiate a video recording
Deliver an audible warning
Ability to record users own warning message
Captures 60,000 still images or 750 twenty second video clips with 2GB card supplied
Maximum card size allowable now 32GB

Call into your local ERF Electrical Wholesalers branch for more details

Timeguard OpenTherm Analogue-look Thermostat News



The customer is always right and, in many cases the customer prefers analogue controls.

So Theben has added a surface- mounting controller with traditional clock and rotary controls to its range of OpenTherm compatible devices. At its heart, if course, is a digital microprocessor.

The unit regulates temperature by room sensing or weather compensation. As well as room heating the RAMSES 786 OT will control hot water temperature. It is suitable for radiators and underfloor heating
No mains power required, data is transferred and power drawn via an extra low voltage OpenTherm bus via an OpenTherm compatible boiler.

Call into your local ERF Electrical branch to find out more details today!.

ERF Electrical Nottingham Branch May Promotion!


A Month of Promotions at Nottingham ERF Branch

The Nottingham branch are running a promotional month for the whole of May on many of there stocked branded products including WYLEX, BG, LEE COOPER, AND JCC LIGHTING.

There will be many more day to day added extras!

They are also now newly appointed stockists of ORBIX SCREWS so come and collect your free sample pack, and have a coffee with us.

For further information regarding the promotions please call us on 0115 9203 961

ERF Electrical
Salop Street,
Tel: 0115 9203961
Fax: 0115 9670378
Opening Times: 7.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Saturday 8.00am to 12:00pm.