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Philips launches workshop lighting

Philips launches workshop lighting

Lighting, Products
Lumileds has launched the Philips EcoPro range of LED work lights. Equipped with high-quality LEDs and hands-free features, the range is ideal for everyday use in automotive workshops. The EcoPro50 provides a portable and powerful projector lam with rechargeable battery, highly durable casing and up to 1,000 lumens of light. It also comes with a magnetic mounting accessory and has been tested to a drop of three metres to back up its robust claims. The Philips EcoPro40 provides a powerful bright light. It has a non-slip grip, and it is lightweight and versatile, with a powerful main beam of up to 300 lumens. It is also fitted with a handy 100 lumen spotlight on top of the lamp and comes with three magnets and two 360-degree retractable hooks, allowing it to be mounted anywhere aro
Playing pool at ELTA Automotive

Playing pool at ELTA Automotive

Engine, Fuel System, Ignition, Lighting, Out and about, Wipers
It may sound odd, making a 300-mile round trip to play a game of pool, but this is not a simple trip to a bar or snooker club. Instead, I’m playing at ELTA Automotive, and learning about the business at the same time. To be honest, it’s more about that than the pool, although the idea is a clever one. A chance to network with company bosses and other members of the press. I haven’t played in years, so when I’m drawn first, it adds pressure. But you’re not reading about the match, so I’ll move to that later. ELTA Automotive Ltd, originally named ELTA Lighting, is an independent, family-owned business, which was formed in 1993 by Chairman, Martin Bates. It consisted of just five people, one of which is Ian Hallam, who began by working ‘on the shop floor’ but has risen to become the
Drivers complain of headlight glare from new vehicles

Drivers complain of headlight glare from new vehicles

Lighting, News
The headlights of some newer cars are so bright they are causing a road safety hazard for drivers with as many as two-thirds (65%) of motorists saying they regularly get dazzled by oncoming headlights even though they are dipped. 15% of motorists surveyed by the RAC claim they have suffered a near-miss as a result of being dazzled by modern headlights that they believe are too bright. While it is well known that older drivers often have difficulty when driving at night due to glare from headlights, the RAC findings about the dazzling effect of some new car headlights were similar among drivers of all ages. A range of different types of headlights are fitted to UK vehicles from the traditional halogen headlamps to the brighter, newer xenon, or high intensity discharge, lights whic...