Flicker-Free Round Panel Lights

Flicker-Free Round Panel Lights

LED panel lights deliver uniform light with low glare, limited light pollution and they protect from eye strain. They can be used outdoors or indoors and certain products allow customers to adjust the brightness of the lights according to their requirements.

VETi’s D2W range of LED panel lights is designed for reliable, flicker-free performance over the long lifespan of the products. Available in various sizes to meet the needs of almost any residential or commercial customer, the VETi panels are offered in dimmable or non-dimmable, indoor or outdoor versions. While LEDs are designed for lower power usage, the power consumption of the panels varies depending on the customer’s lighting requirements.

The non-dimmable panels feature an internal driver (which converts AC to DC to ensure a stable flow of current, which results in less strain on the LEDS and a longer lifespan). The flicker-free panels are available in a variety of sizes, and starting at only 12mm in thickness, will fit seamlessly with any design and décor.

For customers requiring dimmable LED panel lights, VETi also supplies a range of these products with external drivers. These products can be automated to the customer’s requirements – switching lights on or off at specific times and adjusting the brightness – with the addition of an automation controller, such as those available from Major Tech.

Attesting to the quality of VETi products, these panels have been specified as the standard for The Leonardo in Sandton, a new, luxurious mixed property development that comprises luxury apartments, penthouse suites as well as premium grade offices.

The indoor panels are all rated IP20 while the outdoor products are rated IP65, which means they are protected from dust as well as safe from water intrusion. Taking the safety standards a notch higher, all VETi LED panel lights are also EMC Approved, ensuring they do not emit electromagnetic interference and are not affected by interference from other, non-compliant devices.

These thin panel lights are available in a range of sizes suited to every customer’s requirements. The versatile, high-quality panels are designed for a long working life and low power consumption.

Elegantly Powering Every Room!

Elegantly Powering Every Room!

A beautiful house with beautiful appliances and décor is everybody’s dream. However, even the most luxurious homes have electrical outlets and switches that were designed last century without a thought as to how they look.

Almost every room has electrical sockets with adaptors and extension cords to cater for all the appliances we use on a daily basis, accompanied by switches and controls that, while functional, do not support the overall ambiance of the room.

Veti is a range of electrical products from Major Tech, created by South Africans for South Africans to the highest quality standards, with the goal of providing optimal performance along with an elegant design that will enhance the look-and-feel of any room and home.

Veti provides all you need to make your home electronics function, from distribution boards and circuit breakers to switches and sockets, and even lights. To avoid the need for adaptors and other unsightly additions to electrical outlets, Veti products are offered as both complete and modular units. The complete units are ready to install as is, while the modular units give customers the power to decide on what their switches and sockets should consist of.

Major Tech has also ensured that the installation process is as simple as possible to ensure fast, yet reliable installations. Not only do Veti products deliver world-class design, they offer quality and performance at an affordable price.

Major Tech has designed two ranges of Veti products, offering different solutions for everyone’s unique tastes.

The Veti 1 range

The Veti 1 range has an ultra-modern, rounded design with complete and modular solutions for the more creative spaces in your home. The rounded, angled design ensures you can plug in all your devices without space restrictions. A large 3-pin plug will not prevent you from installing a 2-pin plug right next to it, for example.

While the modular and complete units’ trims are offered in black or white, the cover plates are offered in six interchangeable colours that will suit any environment. The colours include:

  1. White – A classic matte White.
  2. Cream – A Tiramisu matte finish (Tiramisu is a Dulux colour that could be described as a combination of Cream and Beige; an example can be found at https://www.dulux.co.za/en/colour-palettes/tiramisu).
  3. Champaign – An elegant Champaign with a gloss finish.
  4. Silver – A gloss amalgamation of Aluminium and Silver.
  5. Bronze – A distinctive Bronze with a gloss finish.
  6. Gun Metal – A metallic Gun Metal with a gloss finish.

Additional features

Each switch has the option to include either an indicator lamp or a location lamp. The location lamp emits a soft blue light to assist people in finding the switches at night, while the indicator lamps display whether the power is switched on or not.

The Veti 1 range also includes an Omni-Cluster product which allows for multiple modules to be clustered together to form a single, integrated unit. Up to eight modules can be combined into a single device that fits perfectly into your environment.

The range also includes a series of Power Towers, electrical units that are recessed into a counter or desk. When needed, the tower is pulled up and the plugs attached. A unique feature of Veti’s Power Towers is that they can descend into the desk or counter even when some or all the plugs are attached, with only the cables extruding. This allows for a far neater environment and is a design only available from Major Tech.

Veti also offers surface mounted and corner units which are positioned neatly on tables and counters, either in a row, a block or in the corner where they are easily accessible but don’t get in the way.

Veti’s Power Towers and surface mounted units offer support for a multitude of power connections in a multi-plug format. These include traditional 3-pin and 2-pin plugs, the new South African plug format and even USB ports, all in one unit. These units are built in a sturdy, isolated housing with a thermal overload switch. And, of course, with perfect aesthetics in mind.

The Veti 2 range

Complementing the Veti 1 range is the Veti 2 range with a design that offers simplicity and usability. Veti 2 fits into any house or office, from the smallest to the largest, with its new Monoblock concept.

The range also sports a first in the industry, a patented Major Tech design that accommodates a switched socket with one standard RSA socket (the old 3-pin plug), two V-slim sockets (the new SA 3-pin standard), and two USB ports providing a cumulative 2.1 Amps for charging and running USB-powered devices.

The Veti 2 range is available in white and charcoal and provides users with an ultra-slim socket that keeps it flush with the wall. The switch itself is also perfectly flat, whether in the ON or OFF position, reinforcing the luxurious design of the whole range.

When it comes to the ultimate in quality and an elegant design for electrical switches and sockets in your home or office, your only limits are your imagination with the Veti range from Major Tech. For more information on these and other products, contact Veti at 086 162 5678, [email protected], or go to www.veti.co.za

Major Tech: Switching On A New Breed Of Customers

Rhodam Evans, product manager at Major Tech is a firm believer that, in today’s competitive market, switches and sockets are more than just a practical solution for an everyday application. “In the past, people didn’t place too much emphasis on the design of a light switch as long as it turned on the light and the switch remained reliable. Similarly, insofar as socket outlets were concerned, South Africans accepted that adaptors were necessary in order to use any products bearing different plug tops, such as the common two-pin. Today, customers are far more ‘switched-on’ and aware of the available options when it comes to decorating their homes,” he says.

“With the introduction of new technology, digital platforms and the rise of the millennials, information sharing has become more accessible. Customers are now more informed than ever before and a ‘new breed’ of customer has emerged – and they want to be set apart from the rest, no matter the cost,” says Evans. “This has resulted in a shift in the market and now more than ever before, customers have come to expect more stylish and elegant options for contemporary décor styles – and one could say that consumers drive the market and this drives innovation. Major Tech’s Veti range revolutionises the concept of what switches and sockets are able to offer and provides affordable options for one of the most commonly used applications in one’s living and working areas.

“Consumers have embraced the stylish and cost-effective Veti range and are asking for it by name”, says Evans. “Major Tech offers consumers customised options to suit their personal needs and lifestyles, and this is the reason the Veti range has become so popular.”

Veti is available as a complete offer for fast and simpler installation as well as a modular offer for more creative preferences.

“VETI has an ultra modern rounded design, which allows more space within the wall box for wires and connections by stepping the product slightly away from the wall thus making it easier when installing the socket and switch combinations,” explains Evans.

Veti product offering and specs:

  • Available in a complete and a modular offering.
  • The modular range allows for over 2 000 different combinations of switch, socket, electronic and communication modules.
  • Cover plates are available in six interchangeable colours (white, cream, silver, champagne, gun metal and bronze).
  • Manufactured from the highest quality raw materials ensuring a flame retardant product.

Veti switches:

  • Available in black and white.
  • Option of including a locator or an indicator lamp.
  • Available for all applications: one-way, two-way, intermediate, 20 A double-pole and splitter.
  • Available in a single module or double module.

Veti sockets:

Veti has a full array of socket modules in order to fulfil any installation requirement including the standard South African 16A, a red, blue and black dedicated, the 6A for lighting circuits, the British square pin, the South African standard 2 pin and the new compulsory three pin spec and the schuko sockets with and without side earth. All of these socket modules can be assembled in different combinations to suit a specific living or working area. The modular system allows the incorporation of a switch per socket, a single switch to disconnect the power to all sockets or no switch at all to maximise the space available; and all of these options conform to wiring regulations.


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Pat’s Pride: Edition One

“It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish”

In 2017 I will be celebrating 30 years of being in business. From humble beginnings in a company called Adjo Instruments in 1987 to today in Major Tech. There have been some ups and downs but overall it has been a fantastic journey, it was the best lesson I could have had as when we started I was only 26 years of age. When we launched Adjo, our primary objective was to sell electrical test and measuring instruments under the brand name Robin as well as electronic instruments under the brand GW (Good Will Instruments from Taiwan). Our aim was to set up a proper distribution network throughout Southern Africa, as I did not have the finance to employ sales staff, let alone pay myself and my partners a salary. We had to scratch everywhere in order to make ends meet. The first six to nine months, I worked between 18 to 20 hours a day.

We started importing these products from the UK, Japan and Taiwan, and the most difficult problem was that we had to fund these imports. We had to pay up front for all our shipments, and finance our debtors as we had to offer all companies credit facilities. They were definitely trying times, but it was fun and rewarding to penetrate the South African market with our new brands. My best was that when we air freighted the goods in, which generally arrived on a Sunday, I would be helped by Greg Davies from WTC forwarders who was also a new kid on the block. We would pack our cars and drive to our building in Nugget Street, Johannesburg. I would immediately start invoicing the stock so that I could deliver them first thing on Monday morning.

The business grew and we started employing sales staff in Johannesburg. We launched our first branch in Durban in June 1991. This created a problem for my opposition, who decided to discount the Kyoritsu products (some of the Robin were manufactured by Kyoritsu) in order to try and shut us down in the natal region. We were left with some choices, either close the branch down or approach the market from a different angle.

I would encourage this experience and journey to anyone who has the Will Power, Driveand Tenacity to start their own business. Sometimes you have to believe in yourself, and ensure you can let your enthusiasm rub off onto your customers. I was always taught, “There is no such thing as a free lunch”and I can vouch for that. If you do it on your own, nobody can take the experience and glory of achievement away from you.

Next week I will continue with our history and what we did to change our market.

Pat Shaw

Pat’s Pride: Edition Two

“Always Persevere, nothing worth having comes easy”

Welcome to 2017, I am sure nearly everyone has settled back into their work environment already.

At the end of each year, I reflect on my journey with Major Tech, and still feel that we have much to achieve as an organisation. Whilst driving the streets of KZN during the holidays, I recalled the challenges faced when we opened our first branch in Durban, one being when our opposition tried to shut us down with cut throat pricing. We had a tough choice to make – close our doors or do something about it. From a young age, I was instilled with a strong values and belief system, and one which stands out was not to be a quitter, and always make a decision – do what you feel is the right thing to do. It is sometimes very difficult to make a decision when one is financially strained, as we were at the time.

I was a dreamer and always had a vision to have my own branded products, at times I felt this was far-fetched and something impossible to achieve. But I pushed aside the doubts and noise in my mind and conceptualised the idea of my very own branded products. In order to test the market and ensure that a new brand would be accepted by South African customers, we decided to introduce a range of low cost meters. The initial range consisted of voltage and continuity testers, microwave detectors, plus a digital multimeter and analogue clamp meter. The most interesting and fun fact was that we ordered the stock, but did not have a brand name. The factory started to push me for a name and insisted that I confirm the name within a day of their fax or face the products being manufactured with the factory’s name. I recall these events as if they were yesterday, I was excited and nervous all at once, but always remained focused on what I had visioned. After mulling around with a few names, I finally decided on the brand name of Major Tech. Now in 1991, there were no fancy software options to do design work, so I purchased a simple program called Sign Writer. I created the logo in a morning, with my signature “J” in the Major Tech logo with the stripe at the top, this is exactly the way I hand write the letter “J”. The moment I sent the logo off to the factory within the requested time, I knew that no matter what emotions were felt at the time, this was the start of something I had dream’t about.

Our first Major Tech leaflet was an A4 colour page folded into an A5 leaflet. At the time, we decided to introduce a cabinet that could be installed at Electrical Wholesalers, one that could be locked, but more importantly, the Perspex cover of the display always ensured that the display cabinet always looked closed. As a new brand to the market, we quickly learnt who were against us and those who supported us, even prior to us launching our brand, banter towards us was rife. Our new range of low cost testers were labelled “The Mickey Mouse” range, but my strong willed personality only drove me to persevere.   The good news was that the new range started selling quickly and the name was accepted into the SA market.

Had I not have persevered, accepted the challenges and overcome the obstacles, I would not have got to see my dream and vision become reality, or learnt the valuable business lessons that had directly led to the growth and success of the Major Tech brand.

My philosophy and advice is that one should not feel daunted by the unknown, but having a dream or an idea should be pursued. Rather try and fail than wished you had, but never tried.

Pat Shaw