Ireland's Electrical Magazine Issue 85


Ansell Lighting has become a member of the Made in Britain organisation, the official collective marque for British manufacturers. A recognised market leader in the lighting sector, Ansell designs and assembles high-quality luminaires for the commercial, domestic, industrial and architectural markets and exports those products to more than 19 countries worldwide. Mark Abbott, Managing Director at Ansell Lighting said, “We are extremely proud to have been granted acceptance to Made in Britain. Although, like many businesses, we source our components from across the world, we have our own design and innovation centre in the UK which utilises the latest in 3D design engineering technology and photometric analysis software. That in-house design and manufacturing ability allowed us to launch our own range of connected lighting products.” “Made in Britain is understood by many as a marque of excellence and a symbol of high-quality design and manufacturing both domestically and overseas, so we are proud that we will be able to display that logo on the products we make here.” Ansell Lighting joinsMade in Britain

NI Water funds Continu’s large-scale battery storage project.

NIWater funds battery storage project

NI Water has awarded funding to backup power and energy storage specialists Continu Ltd to carry out a collaborative research project into the benefits of using large-scale battery storage technology to store and use renewable energy. NI Water is a major user of energy and the largest single purchaser of electricity in Northern Ireland. The utility has invested significantly in renewable energy sources and sees this exciting initiative as another step in their green energy strategy.

Damien O’Mullan, Head of Energy at NI Water said, “NI Water has over 3,000 widely distributed grid connected sites, which have the potential to play a vital part in the deployment of large-scale batteries across the province. The key outcome for this exciting research project is to reduce usage and costs while maintaining reliability of supply at all times.” NI Water are funding Continu under Phase 2 of the SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative).

Family’s SOS to Irish electrical sector

DIY SOS: The Big Build Ireland is heading to New Ross, Co. Wexford in July to help the Aylward Family - Johnny, Lynn and their two young boys, Mikey and Daire. Kilkenny native, Johnny has been recently

diagnosed with Motor

Neuron Disease. Johnny’s current rental home is unsuitable for

The Aylward family from New Ross, need your help!

Johnny’s uncle John has gifted the family a site in rural Kilkenny and the family turned to DIY SOS for help in realising their dream of turning this empty field into a forever home. Any electricians, electrical suppliers or manufacturers out there who want to help make the Aylward’s dream a reality, should email contact details and what you can supply to or call or text 083 013 9827.

his imminent occupational needs. Lynn

works as a full-time carer for their youngest son Daire, who has autism and the family need a home to provide long-term security for the whole family, as well as to allow Johnny to manage this difficult disease in the peace and comfort of a specially adapted home. FOLLOW US ON:


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