Xpelair celebrates achieving the

Passivhaus Standard The Passivhaus Institute has awarded Xpelair’s innovative Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) unit, Natural Air 180, the Passivhaus Standard,

demonstrating its ability to drastically improve the energy performance

and indoor air quality of a building. The recognition is particularly crucial in the UK with the government committing to reducing carbon emissions of 80 per cent by 2050. With more emphasis being placed on housebuilders to achieve the standard, homes and buildings are becoming far more airtight, resulting in less natural ventilation and a higher build-up of indoor air pollutants. Xpelair’s Natural Air 180 unit has been designed to address this.

Natural Air 180 provides an efficient and flexible approach to whole house ventilation. The unit has been designed for consistent performance and flexibility. From NOX filtration for optimised safety to PIR sensor activity for enhanced efficiency and cold-climate pre-heating, each unit can be customised using Xpelair’s extensive range of ancillaries. Natural Air 180 also features Xpelair’s Ghost

Air Movement technology to deliver near-silent running. It also features Xpelair's Intelligent Adaptiflow Sensing for Assured Installed Performance through constant volume technology, and an active humidistat, which will boost the unit when there is a rapid increase in humidity. The system is just 552 x 609 x 285mm

(WxHxD) and has a two-year warranty.

Varilight Screwless PowerGrid faceplates

now supplied with yokes Varilight Screwless PowerGrid faceplates are now supplied with grid frames or yokes. What used to be a 3-part purchase is now a 2-part purchase with customers only needing a

faceplate and their choice from Varilight’s expansive grid module range, which includes its industry-leading LED dimmer modules. Varilight added “screwless” faceplates to its popular PowerGrid series last year, with 1, 2, 3 and 4- gang options offered across a range of decorative metal finishes, including brushed steel, polished chrome and brushed brass, as well as Varilight’s high gloss premium white plastic finish. In addition to Varilight’s comprehensive range of dimmer module options, PowerGrid offers a wide choice of switches with white, black or decorative metal rockers with 10A versions – including 2-way and retractive options – plus 20A versions, including single pole 2-way and double pole options, available with or without neon indicator lights. Grid module options available in the PowerGrid series also include 13A fuse holders and flex outlet modules, all available in the same white, black and decorative metal finishes, enabling countless bespoke combinations. Varilight PowerGrid offers arguably the widest selection of grid dimmer modules of any grid system on the market. Varilight will be exhibiting at ELEX in

Manchester’s EventCity on March 15-16. u

ML Accessories – home of Knightsbridge products – celebrates 20 years of service, quality, and

innovation! The brand new 2018 edition of the Knightsbridge catalogue from ML Accessories introduces over 300 new products and represents its most extensive portfolio to date. ML Accessories is passionate about service, which includes:

●Unbeatable customer service: quotes within an hour; calls answered within 3 rings; 5pm cut off for next day delivery (3pm on Fridays)

●Extensive product ranges including many exclusive lines utilising the latest technology, ensuring compliance with current legislation. MLA is proud to be a member of the Lighting Industry Association

●The best delivery: next day delivery as standard; collection within one hour; order tracking service ●K-Direct – drop ship service delivering direct to your customer on your behalf with no minimum order value or box quantity Stunning point of sale material in signature purple is available to all stockists and first class

technical advice is always on hand to support wholesalers and electricians. MLA will be celebrating 20 years’ service to the industry – with its new catalogue and a new-look website coming soon! To request a copy call 01582 88 77 60 or visit:

A new emergency key switch module is now offered as part of Scolmore’s comprehensive GridPro collection, offering contractors the opportunity to source the product from the same range to comply with the BS5266-1 emergency lighting code of practice. The standard states that each

Emergency key switch module added to Scolmore’s Grid Pro range Launched in June 2017, Scolmore’s

emergency lighting system should have suitable means of simulating failure of the normal supply, for the purposes of testing. To test the emergency lights, the emergency test switch needs to be operated with the key switch (or secret switch as it is also known). Once the lights have been checked to ensure they are operating correctly in the emergency mode, the secret key is used to return the lights to normal operating mode.

GridPro collection is an extensive range of interchangeable mounting plates and modules available in the most comprehensive choice of finishes, to offer the ultimate in flexible, modular grid solutions. GridPro was developed with speed and ease of installation at its core and offers the flexibility to create multi-function, 1 to 24 gang plates which integrate with Scolmore’s vast Click wiring accessories range.

For further information about the Click Smart range, call 01827 63454 or


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