What You Need to Know About USB Ports

A USB (short for Universal Serial Bus) port is a standardised connection used in computers and consumer electronic devices for short-distance digital communication. They allow the devices connected to one another to transfer data between each other; they also supply electricity to charge the devices or to run them. There are wired and wireless versions,…

Avoid Electrical Fires

In domestic and commercial buildings, electricity is usually supplied through a distribution system that varies in complexity according to the size of the business, the size and age of the residential street, as well as other factors. There are many circuits, circuit breakers, fuses and maybe even step-down transformers, so there’s quite a lot going…

The Benefits of LED Lights

If you’re wondering what the fuss about LED lighting is, then you should read on to find out more about the benefits and advantages of this lighting revolution. Longer life This is the biggest advantage, especially when you think about old-style bulbs and even halogens. You can expect at least 35,000 hours of operation, with…

All About Safety Switches

A safety switch is installed into an electrical system so that it switches off the electricity if there’s a problem or fault; this reduces the risk of shocks or even fires. Since 1991, all new homes and buildings were required by law to have safety switches. If your home or office was built before then,…

Does Your Business Need an Electrician?

All businesses need the same services and utilities to survive and thrive – plumbing and plumbers, electricity and electricians, builders and so on. You may well have these services to hand in cases of emergency, especially if you live in a big city, but it does no harm to pre-empt problems, especially of the electrical…

Solar Lighting for Gardens

We used to use candles to light up our gardens, as well as backyard security lights (which added a less than salubrious or inviting glow to garden parties). Now, many of us are turning towards solar lights to illuminate parties or family evenings in our gardens and backyards. The great thing about solar-powered lights is…

LED Lighting Ideas for Bathrooms

Just a few short years ago, the bathroom light was a simple, bare-looking affair. You clunked it on with the pull-cord, usually setting off the noisy extractor fan, then performed your ablutions under its unidirectional, unflattering rays. If you were a bit fancy, you might have had an array of lightbulbs running down the side…

The Top Four Safety Tips

Almost all of us have lived alongside electricity for so long now that we take its safety for granted – you turn on a plug socket with scarcely a thought. We don’t expect it to spark or shock us; the same goes for our toasters, hairdryers, ovens and games consoles. Electrical safety has developed over…

Award of Gold Rated Supplier Status

Accord Electrical + Solar are pleased and privileged to announce that we have just been awarded Solar Quotes’ Gold Rated Supplier status, a recommendation system based on customer and client feedback. As a long established, family owned and operated, electrical contractors business,here on the Sunshine Coast, we are very active in not only the installation…