TIMEGUARD - LED LIGHTING SOLUTIONS
Suppliers of: LED Floodlights, LED PIR Floodlights, LED Lights, LED Lighting
Time, Light, Safety, Climate - Timguard manufacture and supply a wide range of lights, timeswitches, security products and heating & ventilation products.
A multiple range of energy saving lighting products from LED PIR lights to PIR controllers to Wall Switches designed with maximum versatility for new and existing installations.
Timeguard and its parent company Theben AG have introduced even more new products to the range continuing our tradition of continuous innovation and improvement. All our products are backed by a 3 or 5 year guarantee and meet relevant UK (BSI) and Europena (EN) standards.
Timeguard continue to set the trend in LED Energy Saving PIR Lighting offering a choice of styles and functionality for new and replacement installations.
This completely new concept in outdoor lighting design offers tremendous energy saving benefits over halogen models and are fast becoming the contractors popular choice. Timeguard’s extensive range are instantly bright like halogens and use only a fraction of the power, and are the most economical and convenient way to control outdoor lighting. Our new LEDPRO PIR Floodlights come with slimline styling and are packed with substantial benefits and features.
LED Lighting & Controllers for all applications:
- LED Floodlights
- LED Bulkheads & Lanterns
- LED Step Lights
- LED High Powered Floodlights
- PIR LED Controllers & Presence Detectors
- RF Detectors & DALI
All designed with energy saving in mind for new and existing applications.
A Welcome addition to the SLB/SLW 2300 range with a built-in RF receiver fro use with RF Remote Control Fob. Ideal for new lighting installations or replacement of exiting PIR detector for remote control switching. The RF Fob eliminates the need for a hard-wire PIR override and has a handheld reange of up to 100M.
Introducing remote control to the Timeguard LED PRO range with a dedicated 140W LED PIR detector for use with all LED PRO floodlights. Available in white and black it simply replaces the terminal cover and plugs into the LED PRO floodlight with no extra cabling required. The remote control fob has a handheld range of up to 100M and eliminates the need for hardwired PIR override.
Please follow these links to access the other Timeguard entries on BPi:
Timeguard Main Entry - Information on our entire range of products
Timeguard Programastat Plus - Room Thermostats & Heating Programmers
Timeguard Energy Saving Products - A range of energy saving equipment
Further technical information can be viewed on the BPi Download Library of through our informative website.
Timeguard - Staying safe
We are all finding ways of accommodating different ways of working together and, in the midst of so much change, you’ll probably agree that now is not the time for anyone to be taking business risks with unknown, untested suppliers. In the busiest season for core product lines that installers rely on, like outdoor LED lighting, this is no time to be letting your customers down! Stick to a brand you know you can trust.
Giving customers what they need
We all understand the core needs in this market: something that looks good to the end user, something that provides opportunities to add value and profitability, and something that does a good job for years and years.
Where there is a price differential between bucket shop and branded quality, the difference is more than justified by design and specification, by the inherent value of the guarantee, and by ease of installation (installation time is money!). A product that really does what it promises, that is designed for easy fitting and won’t confuse the end user with unintelligible settings, is going to be a cheaper install. Professional installers get that. Timeguard delivers it.
The LED Season
Having argued the case for the brand, let’s look at the Timeguard ranges. We know what the top sellers by volume will be, and we understand the special requirements installers have for some jobs. So, we’ve got them all covered.
Real lateral thinking_ the LED PRO mix and match concept means plenty of choice and easy installationOne of the ‘Top’ products since its launch, is the LED PRO range, a range that really does tick all the boxes for professional installers and it’s also a great proposition for wholesale stockists too as they can rationalise total stock while still offering a full range of options for you off the shelf.
For those of you still unfamiliar with the concept, LED PRO is a range of floodlights with interchangeable controls. Installers choose the most suitable floodlight power for the job at hand, IE: 10W to 100W per flood, and then decide how they want it switched; PIR, photocell, RF remote, or as a slave – and combine the two together on site.
Lights that really do flood
It might sound simple, but the right sort of illumination can’t be taken for granted. When it’s right, it’s the signature of good quality design.
Uncontrolled LED’s emit a straight beam so, if the floodlight isn’t designed to control and distribute the light evenly, the floodlight will have a spotlight-like effect when what people really want is a wide even spread of light. A quick check is to keep a look out for lenses over the diodes as that’s a sure tip that the designer has considered light beams and angles. Where you have a big area to illuminate, choose LED floodlights with arrays designed specifically to provide the ‘really wide’ beam you may need. It is an option we now offer across our ranges, including the LED-X rust-resistant models.
Rust free good looks
Rust resistance from every metallic component down to the last screw. Rust resistance is crucial for keeping good looks and avoiding the tell-tale sign of unsightly running marks often seen down the wall. Even though most LED floodlights are now made primarily of polycarbonate, the brackets are normally always mild steel that will corrode and rust. That’s why we designed the rust resistant range, ideal for coastal areas or installation in damper places with every single metallic component, including the bracket manufactured from rust-resistant 316 stainless steel – even down to the screws on the PCB board.
When we designed the rust resistant floodlight range, we also took the opportunity to devise an optional pan & tilt bracket that allows for the floodlight to be panned sideways (left & right) and then vertically by the floodlight fitting itself for precise and accurate area illumination.
The not-so-basic bulkheads
Demand for good old bulkheads that sit flush to the wall never falters, but there’s no reason for them to be left behind in the quality and design stakes. We continue to improve on them and, while we still offer retro die-cast models, our LED88 polycarbonate versions with & without PIR’s seem to be a market favourite. Easy to install, easy to use and easy on the eye.
Small is beautiful
When we first introduced the revolutionary design of the ultra-compact Nighteye range, with both single headed and twin headed versions, it was widely seen that the single units are hardly bigger than a man’s hand – wow! “Could they do the job”, you asked? Well they certainly could and they’ve proved that they also last the course and give years & years of service. The next step was evolution, incorporating the PIR detector within the main housing in the EVO range so that the detectors are ‘hidden’ but still offer easy to set time and lux control settings. With single and twin floodlight options in black or white, they look great and they do a great job! We rest our case.
You might want to keep a small stock of lower-volume lines like extra high-power floods, die-cast bulkheads, step lights etc. o the van. Alternatively, all can be supplied from stock and it can all be shipped to your wholesaler quickly from our London warehouse.
Find out more at www.timeguard.com – or give us a call us and we can talk about the ranges available and which ones best suit your needs.
Timeguard - Covering all the bases with LED lighting
What’s on your favourites list?
Flick through any manufacturer’s catalogue and you’ll probably see dozens of advertisements and ideas for LED lighting for the installer market. So how do you choose what’s best for your customers? These are likely to be products you use every day, especially as you don’t want to start from scratch every time you pick one. How do you pick your ‘go-to’favourites?
Books and Covers.
Never judge a book by its cover we are taught, but we all know in practice that your customers care very much what the device you are putting on their wall looks like. Nevertheless, make sure you see beyond the pretty pictures.
The overwhelming trend in recent years has been for LED lighting, especially outdoor lighting, to get smaller. That said, every millimetre in reduced size calls for serious electrical engineering to make sure it all fits – you want to be sure that the manufacturer has invested in that engineering, so you can really trust a product not to let you down–but how can you tell? Branded quality and extended guarantees are clearly going to be good indicators, as is looking for a clear statement on rating –and testing –specifically for LEDs.
I’ve spent quite a lot of time investigating other manufacturer’s products and a rule of thumb I’ve found is cooling fins. LEDs need cooling just as halogens did. If there are no obvious cooling fins,then someone has either not understood the physics or has cut corners on design.
For someone’s home or office, cosmetics do matter. The industry is getting wise to this, but design and re-tooling take time and there have been some pretty-ugly interim attempts at aesthetics by people who haven’t made the effort. Advertising and packaging shots are probably Photo shopped: if you aren’t familiar with a brand, don’t trust to luck. You may to get the light out of the box and look at it.
Where’s it going?
When deciding what basic stock to carry, or what to have on your ‘favourites’list for your next visit to the counter, be sure to consider where you are installing as well. We’ve all seen those rust-like marks dripping down below wall-mounted lights. The luminaires may still be fully functional, but they look dreadful. So,for coastal, wet or humid areas, you might want to look for guaranteed corrosion resistance; and do bear in mind that means internal componentry, not just the case and bracket!
The sleekest design can look clumsy against the wrong background: if he wall of the soffits are white then, for heaven’s sake, find a white light.
For extended or awkward areas, you’ll probably want to look at master and slave combinations to cut your customer’s cost.Here you’ll want to check out the connectivity – how easy will it be for you to loop out? And is the master rated to switch multiple lights?How much power do you need? You can cut back on the stock you carry by choosing models that enable you to plug the PIR controller straight onto the right LED light, be it 10W or 100W equivalent or anything between.
Tips for building your favourites list:
. Floodlights designed in the UK for the UK, rated and tested for LED.
. PIR or Photocell controllers that plug in to any PRO 10W to 100W floodlight within seconds to give you maximum flexibility.
. The right product for the area: corrosion free in coastal and damp areas.
. A range that gives you a choice of black and white housings.
. Extended guarantees for jobs you won’t get called back to.
. Easy-install master and slave connectivity.
. Stunning designs for the extra edge in homes or offices.