Electrical power

Mains cable coils

Gives hot-wire a whole different meaning Source: https://www.facebook.com/share/p/GaGBsVVgdbYLfRW8/ It used to be a cable. Now it’s modern art. That’s why it is recommended to always fully unspool/uncoil power cables before plugging in. It is a good idea to never leave cable on the drum when doing events.. You’d be surprised how many people don’t realise

LED lamps flickering comparison

The flickering of the LED light bulbs can be a problem for some people and also when making video/film. Some LED light bulbs flicker noticeably when new, some do not flicker noticeably. In home lighting applications, flickering LED lights can be particularly bothersome in areas such as the living room or bedroom where people often

Extreme solar storm hit earth

A massive solar storm rocked the Earth’s atmosphere with charged particles this weekend, triggering spectacular auroras in the night sky across a substantial swath of both North America and Europe. Over the last weekend, one of the strongest geomagnetic storms of the millennium was experienced. ‘Extreme’ solar storm triggers Northern Lights as far south as

Green code and green IT

Digitalization and software have made our lives easier and made our operations many times more efficient over the past decades. Data centers consume two to three percent of the planet’s total electricity usage now. It has considerable CO2 footprint. Various ICT solutions are responsible for 4–10 percent of annual electricity consumption and 3–5 percent of

AC power frequencies

There are two widely used mains power frequencies for alternating current: 50 Hz and 60 Hz. Unless specified by the manufacturer to operate on both 50 and 60 Hz, appliances may not operate efficiently or even safely if used on anything other than the intended frequency. But there are also other frequencies used for power. But

Sauna stove fires

The Finnish sauna is a substantial part of Finnish culture. It was inscribed on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists at the 17 December 2020 meeting of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The sauna in Finland is an old phenomenon and its roots are difficult to trace. Saunas

Light bulbs and tubes bans in 2023

The time has come to phase out the use of toxic materials, such as mercury and phosphorus, in order to protect human health and the environment from their harmful effects. In the European Union, the use of mercury in products has been phased out gradually since 2006, and it is restricted by the RoHS Directive

Ceiling light wiring in Finland

Replacing or installing a ceiling light fixture is often necessary because an old fixture has worn out or you want to do a decor overhaul. The work itself is usually quite easy, though anytime you are working with electricity there is some danger. Since an incorrectly installed lamp can cause an electric shock or fire

New DCL light socket

European ceiling lights will start to use a common plug for easy installation. Device for Connection of Luminaires (DCL) is a European standard for ceiling light fixtures introduced in 2005 and refined in 2009. The history is longer. The history of the common ceiling light plug goes longer. In Finnish apartments, for over thirty years,