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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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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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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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Nearing the end.... Erco Track Lighting

We're nearing the end now of another interesting project. Today we installed the smaller of two Erco suspended tracks. For those who haven't heard of Erco they really are the leaders in track lighting. The photo below shows the track being suspended in a an art galleries private viewing room. 

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Track lighting gives the client the ability to move the lights along the track themselves with little effort and gives them maximum flexibility for different exhibitions. The LED clip in lights can be controlled via 2 independent channels, the third channel is used to power the emergency lighting pack you can see in the middle of the track.

LED lighting is very energy efficient and these particular fittings emit a very warm (high kelvin) light, something which is becoming more popular with modern LEDs. 

We still have the large gallery to compete next week which will include 50 meters of track, all of which is to be suspended. We're going to use multiple lasers to get it perfect as we did with the track you see above. Stay tuned for more photos of us doing it and the finished product!!

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