Newsletter Archive

E-News Issue #82

3 March 2005

12V / 24V leads

How often do you need a lead for your walkman with one of those fiddly 2.1mm jacks? We now have 6m leads made up of 0.75mm² UV resistant cable moulded to 2.1 and 2.5mm plugs, sockets and lamp holders. Pictures are on our web site. Another exclusive RPC product!

APX-100 2.1 plug to tinned leads APX-105 2.5 plug to ES socket APX-115 2.1 plug to 2.1 socket APX-110 2.5 plug to 2.5 socket

Lights

As mentioned in our last newsletter, we are slowly expanding our line of lighting. Our 7W Cold Cathode Flexi-Bright in both 12 and 24V are ready for sale, available with or without a 'silver' reflector. These lights have an exceptional efficiency of 76 lumens per watt, they aren't damaged by low voltage, and they can be dimmed. We should have some low cost dimmers available next month. See LIT-CE107 on our website for pictures. They have a standard E27 fitting.

We also now have the 15W compact fluoro in 12V available with a built in 'para floodlight reflector'. This will make a good outdoor light when used in conjunction with our Permaflood lamp holder LYF-350. We'd suggest that they are best under some protection such as your roof eaves in our harsh weather. Available in BC (LIT-FB115R or ES (LIT-FE115R). Pics of these new lights should be on our website in a day or two.

For March only, buy any of our compact fluoros or Flexi-Bright lights and get a 10% discount!

Living With Solar Weekend Course

Our next weekend Living with Solar course is on 16 & 17 April. George Ghio is also running a similar course in Bealiba, Victoria on the same weekend.

High Efficiency Lighting for small Solar Systems

by Greg Clitheroe, our R & D Technician

Rural electrification schemes using solar power generation are being implemented all over the developing world. Generally, electricity grids are not practical due to remote locations, impassable terrain and the high cost of transmission installation.

Read the full article on high efficiency lighting (even in German). There are two more articles about lighting by Greg in the FAQ Lighting Section.

* Cold Cathode Lights
* Lighting Terminology

Cheers from Dave and all the RPC crew.

Dave Lambert (Director)

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We install solar systems in Northern NSW and Southern QLD.


QLD:
Gold Coast (from Coolangatta to Southport), Nerang and Hinterland (Beaudesert) and out West (Warwick, Stanthorpe, Killarney)


NSW:
Northern NSW (Tweed Heads to Yamba, including Evans Head, Byron Bay and Ballina); the Far North Coast Hinterland (Grafton via Lismore to Murwillumbah) and out West (Casino to Tenterfield, including Drake and Tabulam, as well as Woodenbong and Bonalbo)

For larger system we also go up to Brisbane or down to Coffs Harbour and even Glen Innes. Other places by arrangement.