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Connecting power supplies in parallel or series

Whilst learning about electricity in science class during our formative school years, we were all taught how batteries could be connected in series or parallel, to either increase the voltage or increase the current available. What we learned was relatively…

The importance of customised flexible strips

LED flexible strips have long established themselves in the lighting industry, used extensively for things like corridor lighting, bulkhead recessed lighting, general accent lighting inside diffused aluminium channels and in signage. What we’re noticing is that so many of our…

Controlling digital RGB

RGB LED lighting is wonderful. All those different colours are so visually attractive, artistic – but controlling them is an utterly daunting task unless you’ve had some guidance or worked with them before. In a previous article we wrote about…

Digital or analogue RGB?

Being able to control the colour of your Neon Flex to your customers’ very specific branding requirement can be the deciding factor in you getting the commission. Single colour Neon Flex comes in pre-determined colours: cold white, warm white, red, green, blue, yellow,…

Protecting against electrical spikes and surges

It’s so important to realise that our electrical supply from Eskom, often distributed by the local municipalities, is not always “clean”. There are two problems we all need to accept may happen from time to time: electrical spikes, or surges in voltage, and…