Why you should get your electrics checked

I recently have come across a spate of electrical supply problems when carrying out electrical safety checks for customers that want to upgrade their consumer unit or are buying a new house or selling one and it just reinforces the guidance on having a registered electrician inspect, test and maintain your installation periodically. The NIE…

Dangers of older Downlights

All to often during my daily work as an electrician in Belfast and the surrounding areas I come across existing downlights that were installed more than 10 years ago, usually they are old halogen low voltage light fittings which were considered safer to use then because of the 12 volts required to power the lamps…

Christmas Safety

Christmas is a time of year for fun and celebration; All over Belfast  and my hometown of Dundonald it is the time when we light up our homes which bring some cheer to the long dark days. Some locals take these displays more seriously than others but generally there seems to be more and more…

DIY electrics

  As your local electrician in Dundonald and the surrounding areas I often come across electrics that are, well let’s say not up to a good level for safety. Holidays or lockdowns may seem like the perfect time to give your home a well needed fix-up with some DIY tips you probably found online. However these tips aren’t…

Downlights in your home

Downlights can be dangerous, are you sure yours are safe? In modern buildings standards are in place to delay the spread of flames in the event of a fire. One particular standard applies to the ceiling of a building. The ceiling is considered one of the most important fire barriers, slowing the spread of the…

Power outages during Covid-19 Pandemic

Power network operators have limited non essential maintenance to the National Grid as engineers become ill and self isolate. Fewer staff may mean faults and power cuts take much longer to repair. The distribution network operators have issued advice to vulnerable people to take the following precautions in the event of a power cut Make…

Garden Electrical Safety

Now that summer is here and local holidays are in full flow, we will all spend much more time outside in the garden enjoying the good weather… when its here.. Whether its garden maintenance or having some friends over to enjoy the long nights, we should all think about how we use our electrical appliance’s…

Bespoke pendants

N.Brown Electrical can manufacture pendants to suit the decor of your property using a wide range of materials to acheive the look that you require. All lamp holders and pendant base’s are high quailty metal fittings and come in a range of finishes. Different coloured cords can be selected to give the “look” to the…

Electrical safety in your home

RCDs: Your ultimate protection from electrocution Residual current devices (RCDs) detect electrocution currents and cut power off immediately. They are now mandatory according to the electrical safety standard, IEC 60634 on all circuits supplying: Power outlets Lighting All devices in bathrooms and wet areas   Check your switchboard for RCDs, which are easy to identify,…