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CEAV Garden Lighting Offer

The great British summer has finally arrived and if you want to spruce-up your garden ready for those lazy days or those weekend BBQ's now is the time to do it! CEAV are offering all new customers an amazing 10% off our already amazing prices on garden installs! This includes lighting, Wi-Fi, speakers, hi-fi components and labour. Transform your garden today by requesting a free quotation! All you have to do is email us and quote 'Summer10'.

Our 2015 garden brochure!!

Our 2015 garden brochure!!

We offer the following garden upgrades...

  • Designer lighting fixtures including the latest in LED lighting
  • Scene/mood lighting control
  • Audio Systems and discrete speakers
  • Phone & tablet control of lighting & audio
  • Power sockets and water feature wiring
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi access points
  • Plus much more

Contact us by filling out our 'Contact Us' form by click here or alternatively email enquiries@currentelectricalav.com

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Lutron Grafik RA2: Affordable single-room lighting control!!

Lutron have a great little product on their hands called Lutron GrafikRA2. GrafikRA2 is a single area, comprehensive wireless lighting and shading solution that's ideal for new construction or renovation/retro fitting. The system comprises of keypads, light controls, sensors and window/blind controls.

We are currently in the midst of converting a basement area into a den/media room. The room has 6 zones of lighting aswell as a skylight that needs blind control. The area was too small for a complex system such as Lutron Homeworks or Crestron and the costs of these systems wouldn't have been economical on such a small scale. A smaller, but still full-featured system was needed and GrafikRA fitted the bill perfectly.

GrafikRA gave us full dimming control over our circuits and also gave us control over 2 sets of blinds but really importantly to the client, it gave iPad/iPhone control of the whole system using a beautifully designed app.

Now, usually a system with these features from the market leader in lighting control, you would expect to pay thousands and thousands of pounds, but the great thing about GrafikRA is the price point. For single room solutions it just can't be beaten. The system cost under £1500, programming is minimal and the iPad app literally configures itself. 

We will post images during the project so you can keep track of our progress, but if you are looking for something similar please contact us today. We offer a free visit and no obligation quotation service.

PS. And we've heard a whisper that the Lutron GrafikRA2 system is going to be one of the first systems to be supported by Lutron's Home+ Apple Watch app. 

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Employing NAPIT Electrical Contractors

The Peace Of Mind Offered By NAPIT Electricians

When you're having your home's electrical system overhauled, you want to be sure that the work is carried out by experts who know what they're doing. This is why it's always a wise decision to rely on the services of NAPIT electrical contractors. (Current Electrical is covered by NAPIT.) Here's a basic rundown of the advantages NAPIT has to offer.

How Competent Person Schemes Protect You

Since 2005, the UK has set multiple "Competent Person Schemes" in place to ensure that all new construction and renovation work complies with the appropriate safety regulations and building codes. This arrangement places the burden of documentation, notification, and inspection on the craftsmen who actually execute the work. This means your obligations as the owner of the home are minimal. Competent Person Schemes are operated to help electricians and other contractors meet their regulatory requirements. NAPIT (the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers) is a scheme that endorses the work of expert workers and contractors in a variety of building trades, not just electrical work.

Why Contractors Choose NAPIT

Because it extends coverage to many different disciplines, NAPIT is the scheme of choice for contractors and building companies that offer a wide range of services to their clients. Relying on one organisation to handle all of their testing and regulatory needs simplifies contractors' workflow and allows them to keep their costs low. NAPIT also aggressively pursues new disciplines like the Microgeneration Certification Scheme and the Green Deal Certification Scheme so that their member companies can offer clients a full range of expert services.

The Benefits Of Employing NAPIT Electrical Contractors

As a homeowner, relying on NAPIT electricians is a great way to ensure that all new electrical work done on your home is safe, reliable, and long-lasting. Every NAPIT company will give you a NAPIT Compliance Guarantee on their work when the job is finished. This makes the trade organization itself responsible for rectifying any faults in the electrical work (at no cost to you) if your original contractor is unable to fix the problems. NAPIT's Compliance Guarantee is good for six years following the completion of the work it covers. In a rapidly-changing industry where individual companies form and dissolve quickly, it's good to have a long-lasting authority guaranteeing the work done on your behalf.

Working with well-qualified professionals is always a wise decision when it comes to improving your home. You can check up on any contractor's credentials by looking them up through the Competent Persons Register (http://www.competentperson.co.uk/) or by checking with NAPIT directly. (http://www.napit.org.uk/consumer/fastSearch.aspx)

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Art Gallery Opening!

One of our teams has just spent the last 3 months working with the Jacobson Gallery to create a beautiful new space for them to display their artwork. The new gallery is located in Duke Street St James' in the Piccadilly area and opened successfully, to a private viewing, on Saturday morning. 

CEAV was involved on the project on a number of different levels. We was the chosen electrical contractors, therefore we installed all the power, lighting, CCTVintercom, alarm and structured cabling systems. We also offered our AV expertise and installed the data and Wi-Fi solutions in the gallery. This included a data rack, testing and labelling of all data ports, installing and setting up an intelligent Wi-Fi system, and as security was a major factor, an advanced firewall system. 

We've added a few photos of the opening below but we will be adding a full project description with many more photos in our portfolio section in the coming weeks!

If you have a commercial project in mind and would like a single contractor to take control and responsible for all your electrical and data systems then please contact us today and we'll be happy to help.


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Crestron and Nest Integration

Ever thought of integrating a gorgeous Nest thermostat with a home automation system? No? Well we have, and we can tell you that it works amazingly!! Connecting your smart thermostat to your Crestron system enables you unlimited integration and tons more options then you get with Nest 'out-of-the-box'. Control your Nest by using Crestron's beautiful TSW touchscreen's, turn one up and the other automatically updates. 

The nest can be used as part of a complete smart home. Arrive home and the alarm disarms, the lights turn on, the heating turns on (nest) and the coffee machine turns on. Contact CEAV today for a free smart home consultation and see what we can do for you!!

 

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It's not all high-end automation and designer lighting at CEAV.....

Although we specialise in bespoke electrical and audio visual solutions, we still love getting our hands dirty doing some good old electrical work. We recently completed some communal outdoor lighting for a local housing association. The brief was simple, add some low level lighting along some pathways for the residents and convert the existing (non-working) lampposts to multi-point floodlights.

Health and safety is always a concern when working in public areas so every measure possible was taken to insure safety of the locals. Below are some of the 'Before' photos at different stages of the project.

Before

Work-in-progress

After

Electrical contracting work is our bread and butter, it's what we know and it's what we're good at. If you have a future project in mind and would like a free quotation please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

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Completion of Knightsbridge Apartment

We've just completed an amazing project in the heart of Knightsbridge. The project includes Lutron lighting, curtain and blind control, high-spec LED lighting and a small but future-proofed AV system. We've attached some photos below for you below.

This project was fun but very challenging. Everything about the townhouse was high-spec and the level of detail required from us was the most demanding we've ever worked under. The Lutron system in particular had to be designed circuit-by-circuit as there was so many different types of lighting and load types. Many AV companies when installing lighting systems just connect a circuit to a dimmer and that would be it, but at CEAV we pay much more attention to detail. Depending on the light attached, we contact the manufacturer and add the fixtures dimming characteristics to our lighting program, this small but significant programming effort has a massive visual effect on the system. Different lights of different types dim and turn on and off together in a linear fashion which can only be observed on a system which has been commissioned in this manner. 

The client was very particular in having the latest technology but didn't want it to stand out, instead they wanted it to blend into the decor of each room. We commissioned customised wall switches matching the same antique-bronze found on door furniture in the apartment to keep a consistent theme. We also had every button engraved to make the system easier to use. Each switch controlled the lighting, curtains and blinds in a room.

We also installed a simple but effected audio visual system. From a centralised point we distributed HD video to 4 TVs in the main areas of the apartment. As requested, all technology was hidden and the only item visible in each room was the TV itself. This simple but elegant system enabled the client to watch and control Sky HD, Apple TV and their favourite Blu-rays in any room in the house without any fuss. The system was ultra-reliable and super-simple to use.

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Lutron Lighting Panel Revisit

A Lutron QS system housed in a Future Automation enclosure.

A Lutron QS system housed in a Future Automation enclosure.

We thought we'd re-visit an old favourite of ours, a Lutron QS lighting panel that we tweeted a photo of a month ago. After posting the photo we received over a dozen leads and a prestigious retweet and "favourite" from Lutron themselves!!! 

This was one of 4 lighting panels in this particular Mayfair townhouse in which we designed, installed, commissioned and programmed the entire system! 

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Before & After - Covent Garden Office

We was asked to help design and install a new data solution and rack in an office in Covent Garden. The office belonged to a creative company who worked with some of the largest media companies in the world. Their main business was to produce web and print graphics for things such as websites, brochures and advertising products. So to them, their data was obviously everything.

As they was renovating their office they used the opportunity to also upgrade the wiring and install a new data rack. A new fibre line was to be installed so this had to also be housed along with their RAID storage device, IP phone controller and other network devices.

We had to be meticulous in our approach to the job-in-hand, loosing data or the networking having down-time was not an option!! Needless to say the project went without a hitch and the employees never even noticed the change-over!! We completed the works over a bank-holiday weekend and although it was a tough 3 days (and 1 night!) it was very rewarding to see how happy our customers were!

 

 

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We now offer 'in-house' fibre optic cabling and termination!!!

CEAV are always on the forefront of technology and we are excited to announce that we now offer fibre optic cabling and termination 'in-house' to our customers. We can help design, install, test and commission residential and commercial projects. We offer both single mode and multi mode fibre and can help recommend the best solution for your project.

With true 4K streaming around the corner and the ever-growing demand of connected devices on your network, traditional copper networks are being run to capacity. Multi-Mode OM4 cable can provide speeds in excess of 10 gigabit per second, ideal for high data transfer applications whereas single mode fibre can help with data transfer over longer distances. Even the most demanding systems would only utilise a tiny percentage of a fibre's full potential.

Fibre is perfect for high bandwidth applications such as links between network switches, HD and UHD video distribution and AV systems. If you're renovating your home and want to future proof for products such as Crestron's Digital Media then fibre is the only way to go!


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