Leading wiring accessories and lighting manufacturer, Scolmore, carried off two awards at the prestigious Electrical Industry Awards ceremony. The company’s new Mode Locating Plug Socket triumphed in the Innovative Commercial Product of the Year, as well the Innovative Residential/Domestic Product of the Year categories.
The simple, but highly effective new Mode Locating Plug Socket has been designed to assist people with impaired vision or poor hand to eye coordination to more easily insert a plug into a socket. The contoured shape of the front plate guides the earth pin into position, and it is this innovative plug guide which gives the product a greater focus on usability and means its use can be extended to situations where a socket isn’t easily accessible.
The locating plug sockets are available in one and two-gang options, with the two-gang version featuring outboard rockers to further assist with distinguishing between switches, making it less likely to switch the wrong one.
Commenting on the award win, Marie Parry, Scolmore Group Marketing Manager said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have received this recognition from the industry. It is a great accolade for all the team members responsible for making this possible. It goes to show that, in an industry dominated by technological advancements, it does pay to keep a focus on those products at the other end of the scale that are the bread and butter for the industry.
“Although primarily designed for the assisted living sector, we can see that in the future all sockets may adopt this unique but very simple design.”
The Locating Plug Socket is the latest addition to the company’s Mode range of wiring accessories and enjoys all the benefits that are standard within this range, including anti-microbial properties and a 20 year guarantee. It is an ideal solution for assisted living installations and to aid with Part M compliance.