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Multi-million dollar cable recall in Australia and BASEC warns it could happen in the UK

  • Sep 24, 2014

A major cable recall affecting up to 40,000 homes and businesses and costing an estimated A$80 million dollars (£43m) has hit the headlines in Australia – and non-compliance is the issue, reports the British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC).

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Lighting can cause UV damage to electric cables – is a new standard needed?

  • Aug 19, 2014

The insulation of electric cables used outdoors is well known to be prone to rapid degradation by ultra-violet (UV) exposure, so it is important that a type recommended for outdoor use be used. What is less well-known is that, even indoor cables, if mounted near to lighting systems (such as luminaires), can suffer from UV damage. The British Approvals Service for Electric Cables (BASEC), has just warned about this.

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State-of-the-art test laboratories approach readiness

  • Aug 13, 2014

Joining the Lighting Industry Association’s (LIA) new and very modern Telford lighting test lab is another leading edge test facility being commissioned in Milton Keynes by the British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC).

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State-of-the-art BASEC fire cable test lab is readied for start-up

  • Jul 09, 2014

The brand new BASEC laboratory facilities in Milton Keynes, which are currently being commissioned, have been designed to meet the rising demand for Construction Products Regulation 2011 (CPR) fire tests on electrical cables.

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Squaring the circle - Electrical Safety First’s Roundtable

  • May 10, 2014

Electrical Safety First’s recent roundtable on product safety, recalls and traceability, attracted a distinguished audience, comprising representatives from leading manufacturers, retailers and trade and enforcement agencies.

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LIA builds new £700,000 state-of-the-art lighting test laboratory

  • Apr 24, 2014

Today, the lighting industry is seeing exciting and dramatic changes, with new technological advances – mainly LED-based - arriving seemingly on an almost daily basis. This means that the demand for lighting testing is increasing fast, and one result is that the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) is planning a new, much larger and more advanced testing laboratory in Telford.

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Amazon not liable for sale of counterfeits on its Marketplace

  • Apr 09, 2014

US Court rules onus on trademark owner to provide evidence of infringement

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