Commercial Electricians in Leeds

Whether yours is a small commercial premises or a large industrial unit, we can take care of all your electrical requirements.

Here at GH Electrical, we’ve experience of working with commercial and industrial clients across a range of business sectors including education, warehousing, healthcare and the public sector. We are fully insured and all work comes with a quality guarantee.

Whilst working for you, our clients, we understand we are representing your business as well as our own. As commercial electricians in Leeds our engineers are not only highly-trained but also professional, well-presented, tidy and respectful at all times.

We can provide a vast range of services for commercial customers, working on both single and three phase installations

Smart Home Integration

Over the years technology has advanced rapidly, and we’re becoming more and more reliant on systems and apps to help us with everyday tasks. A smart home or smart house is made up of a number of systems which do just this, providing us with sophisticated control over the functions of our home.

A smart home will inhabit a smart hub, which essentially controls any electrical devices within the building, such as lighting, heating, music and so on. In most instances you will be able to control all systems from an app, and can even do so when you’re outside of your home.

What are the benefits? Smart homes give homeowners a great level of control, as well as being extremely convenient. Another benefit is the security that a smart home provides, including advanced security systems linked to local monitoring companies, and sometimes, smart homes can replace traditional locks with fingerprint identification, which would make it substantially harder for an intruder to break in.

So, if you’re interested in making your home smart, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0113 292 6123 to find out how we can help you.

The future is smart!

The Benefits of Good Exterior Lighting  

Outdoor lighting is used in many ways and for many reasons. Whether this is for car parks and staff walkways, external machinery and working environments, or illumination of stock and plant.

What are the main benefits of GOOD exterior lighting?

  1.  Security – In public areas such as car parks, good illumination could reduce the risk of car accidents at night time, and theft. And at home, better security lighting could reduce the risk of burglary.
  2. Comfort – Better street light can increase the level of safety a pedestrian may feel in the dark, and a well-lit area is much less appealing to a thief.
  3. Safety – Illuminating work areas and staff or public walkways will reduce the risk of falls, and will help machinery operate much more efficiently without running the risk of injuring fellow members of staff or pedestrians.

It is vital to consider the safety and security aspects of good exterior lighting, as well as the aesthetic benefits.

What lighting is best?

LED lighting creates a crisp white glow, and is considerably more energy efficient, dramatically reducing running costs, making it an all-round favourite! And, as well as LED lighting creating a brighter light, and saving you money – it also has more curb appeal, which will present both homes and public areas as cared for places.

As a company, we can make this process seamless by designing a lighting system to suit the building requirements, ready to install and commission. Whether it’s domestic project or a large commercial/industrial development – we’ve got you covered.

For more information on our services, please give us a call on 0113 292 6123

The difference between a circuit breaker (MCB) and a RCD

MCB’s and RCD’s are both devices used to protect users and equipment from any abnormal electric current in an electrical circuit by isolating the electrical supply. But, what is the difference?

MCB stands for Miniature Circuit Breaker, and is an electrical switch designed to automatically work to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by overcurrent. Its basic function is to interrupt current flow (break the circuit) after a fault is detected.

An RCD, which stands for Residual Current Device, is designed for human safety, and can often be life-saving. It prevents or minimises the risk of injury from an electric shock if you were to touch anything live (bare wires etc). The RCD works by detecting an imbalance in the circuit, and automatically cutting off all power before injury or electrocution can occur.

RCDs offer a level of personal protection that fuses and circuit-breakers cannot.

For more information or advice on fuses, circuit breakers and electrical devices, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! 0113 292 6123.

5 Reasons Why You Should Install LED Lights

Throughout the UK there are millions of lightbulbs within homes and businesses, 700 million alone being in homes. And only a fraction of these are LED. So, with many known benefits, why aren’t more people making the switch to LED? If you’re still on the fence, here are 5 reasons why you should.

Longer Life

First of all, LED lights last a lot longer than other bulbs, 20 times longer to be precise! So, unlike your halogen’s that probably blow on a regular basis, you’ll have longer lasting light which means less replacement bulbs and more money in your pocket.

Use Less Energy

Unlike halogen or incandescent bulbs, LED’s give off light as soon as electricity passes through the filament, meaning they use less energy, and you’ll save money on your electricity. In fact, they typically use 90% less energy than other lightbulbs, so you’ll definitely notice the benefit in your bills!

Better for The Environment

One of the reasons that LED’s are better for the environment is that they use less energy, as explained above, therefore reducing carbon emissions, but LED bulbs also have a lot less harmful chemicals and UV ray emissions in them.

But what people might not know is that LED bulbs can be recycled unlike CFL’s. This is because CFL’s use gas, mercury and phosphor, which means if a bulb breaks it must be disposed of much more carefully and appropriately.

Simple to Install

Not only are LED bulbs reducing in price to purchase every day, they’re simple to install! And in most homes, there’s no need to change the fitting, as an LED’s can replace any light fitting.

Great Range of Colours

Whether you’re after a cool white or a warm yellow, the LED colour choices are endless, and you can pick whatever suits your home or business best. Whatever your choice, you’re not limited.

So, if you’re interested in making the switch, give us a call on 0113 292 6123.

The Importance of Electrical Testing at Work

We’re all aware of the dangers that can come from faulty electrical installations in the work place, but few of us realise how important a thorough electrical test and inspection is.

What should be tested?

The simple answer, everything! Every piece of electrical equipment in your workplace should be regularly checked to ensure there are no early signs of damage, however a thorough test should be carried out between every 3 to 5 years dependant on the building usage. Damage can be caused by a number of factors, such as wear and tear, excessive electrical loading, and ageing of equipment, so it’s imperative you keep an eye out.

What could happen if I don’t get my premises checked?

First of all, you could miss a potential safety hazard which could end in disaster, not just for you, but for your employees. Electricity is one of the biggest causes of fires in the work place, and every year, 1000 electrical accidents are reported. Secondly, you could be in breach of safety regulations, so it’s important to stay up to date with those too!

What other benefits are there?

As well as preventing any hazards, you could also save your business money in the long run by spotting early signs. In some cases, an electrician could fix the equipment before it becomes a problem, saving you both hassle and £££’s.

For more information on electrical testing and inspection, or for advice on whether your workplace needs a test, give us a call! On 0113 292 6123, or send us an email – info@ghelectricalleeds.co.uk.