TIMEGUARD - ENERGY SAVING PRODUCTS
Suppliers of: Energy saving lights, energy saving lighting controls, lighting sensors, PIR lighting controls, Movement sensors, energy saving controls
Timeguard Energy Saving products. With increasing demands on our limited energy resources, Timeguard Energy Saving products provide real savings to energy consumption and energy bills.
Energy Saving Products: Timeguard is committed to reducing energy for our clients. From Timeswitches, Heating Controls, PIR detection to LED Lighting, all our products are designed to reduce energy consumption.
Timeguard Energy Saving Products include the following ranges:
Energy Saving Lighting Solutions:
Plug-in, Immersion, Fused Spur, DIN Rail and Wi-Fi Controlled Products offering a choice of styles and functionality to suit all applications.
LED PIR Floodlights, Bulkheads, Lanterns, Step-Lights, Up/Down Lights and high powered LED Floodlights. PIR Lighting Controllers, Presence Detectors, RF Detectors and DALI - all designed with maximum versatility with energy saving in mind for new and existing applications.
Timeswitches and thermostats designed for the user to programme, change and check status wherever they are. Available to Android and iOS only. Works with Wi-Fi and 4G.
Digital and Analogue Room Thermostats, Multi-Channel heating controllers with up to 4 channels. Wire-Free and Wi-Fi versions & Economy 7. Designed to cover the needs of the installer/user with simplicity and energy saving in mind.
Please follow these links to access the other Timeguard entries on BPi:
Timeguard Programastat Plus - Room Thermostats & Heating Programmers
Timguard Lighting Solutions - LED lighting & Controllers for all applications
Timeguard Main entry - View the entire Timeguard Product Range
Further technical information is available to download from the BPi PDF library or via the manufacturer’s website.
Timeguard - All Present and Correct
Presence and motion detectors are the devices that you want to be able to fit and forget, so you need reliable high-quality branded products and the Timeguard range has everything you need – including a helpline for any queries you have.
Passive infrared is the most economical and widely used sensor technology and the key choices here are between motion detection and the more-sensitive ‘presence detection’, of say people sitting and working at a desk. Increasingly popular now are the models that get the combined movement / sensitivity balance just right with precision sensitivity covering the core detection field plus motion detection extending over a wider area. Of course, there will be a price differential, and that’s why it’s important you can easily find all the information you need to make the right choice by simply visiting the Timeguard website.
PIRs are the discreet workhorses of lighting and HVAC control
Combining presence and motion detection: the top selling SLFM360N / Pic: SLFM360N 360o PIR detector.
Innovative master and slave set up- up to 5 slaves can simply be plugged in in series
Joined up thinking: Timeguard’s easy-install linkable mini-PIRs.
Check that the detectors you choose keep you in control. They will measure ambient light intensity so they will only trigger when certain pre-set low lighting thresholds are reached, not in broad daylight. This level should be adjustable to suit the premises. They should also offer the option to adjust the ON time. If these controls are missing and/or they are difficult to access and use, the detector is unlikely to do the best job for your customers. Easy and accurate control are hallmarks of the Timeguard ranges, and one of the many reasons installers choose them time and time again.
With very low profile flush mount detectors, the controls are hidden in the body of the unit, so look for good spring clips that hold the device securely while still enabling you to remove the unit from an aperture with ease should you need to adjust the settings and replace it securely without damaging the ceiling. Or perhaps, if super-sleek profiling isn’t vital, choose devices that offer external access to the controls without compromising on looks. We’ve proved that surface mount can still look sleek!
We did a bit of lateral thinking with the controls on the linkable mini PIRs, which allow for an array of detectors with a master and up to five slaves connected using standard pre-wired RJ11 sockets. A quick & easy drop-down twist-and-lock design makes reaching the controls as easy as changing a lightbulb.
We also offer the option of hand-held remote control for several of our presence detectors.
Easy access to PIR conrols with twist and lock design
Making control as easy as changing a lightbulb … twist and lock back when you are done.
Of course, PIR’s may not always fit the bill for what you need, especially in larger and partitioned spaces, so that’s when you may need active microwave (MW) devices. Operating in different areas of the light spectrum, they send out microwave pulses to measure the reflection off a moving object. The Timeguard models look no different from regular PIR detectors when fitted. Check the website for more information.
Check out the range and specifications at www.timeguard.com
Timeguard - SPUR OF THE MOMENT
SPUR OF THE MOMENT
In this review Kelly Vincent of Kelly Electrics puts Timeguard’s Wi-Fi Controlled Fused Spur (FSTWIFI)to good use in a review first seen in Professional Electrician & Installer magazine.
Smart home devices have become increasingly popular in recent times and the market has suddenly become flooded with technology that saves us having to get up off the sofa to turn down the heating or allows us to turn off the lights from the comfort of our own beds.
Timeguard’s Wi-Fi controlled fused spur taps into this desire for remote control, by offering Wi-Fi enabled control of all manner of electrical applications that are connected to the product.
I decided to use it to control a heated towel rail in my newly renovated bathroom. The fused switch for the towel rail is located in my hallway, alongside an existing socket, and all I had to do was replace the existing fused spur with the Timeguard unit. This proved to be a simple task thanks to the straight forward installation process, and the fact that it’s very easy set up and pair the device with an iPhone.
A free download then gave me instant access to be able to set up a programme of times that I wanted the towel rail to turn on/off, with a simple booster option for those occasions where I may need it on for an extra hour here and there.
The unit features a blue and red LED light that indicates when the device is on/off. This is very bright, which can be annoying during the day, but I do like the fact that it acts as a night light in the hallway when it’s dark. It’s also quite bulky when compared to my flat plate switches, so ideally would be more suited to a location where it’s hidden away, such as a cupboard.
That aside, I love the fact that I can control the towel rail from my phone, and also knowing that I’m saving energy when I’m not at home and don’t need it to be on. Obviously it offers control of a number of other electrical appliances in the home, so I’d highly recommend that you mention this great little gadget to your customers next time you’re quoting for a job.