Abbreviation

Phrase

Refers to…

2D 2 Dimensional Lighting
A Amperes All Electrical Products
ABS

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

Plastic Based Products
BC Bayonet Cap Lighting
BS British Standard All Products
CCTV Closed Cuircuit Television Fire & Security Equipment
CO Carbon Monoxide Fire & Security Equipment
CO2 Carbon Dioxide Fire & Security Equipment
DP Double Pole Distribution Products
ES Edison screw Lighting
GLS General Lighting Service Lighting
GU10 IEC 60061-1 (7004-121) Lighting
GU5.3 IEC 60061-1 (7004-109) Lighting
GZ10 IEC 60061-1 (7004-120) Lighting
Ionisation Refers to the chamber within a smoke alarm Fire & Security Equipment
IP international protection All Products
IR Infra-Red Heating
kW Killowatt Electrical Consumption
LED Light Emmiting Diode Lighting
MCB Minature Circuit Breaker Distribution Products
MCCB Moulded Case Circuit Breakers  Distribution Products
mm Millimetre Measurement
PAR Parabolic aluminized reflector  Lighting
RCBO Residual Current Circuit Breaker with Overcurrent Protection Distribution Products
RCCB Residual Current Circuit Breaker Distribution Products
RCD Residual Current Device Distribution Products
SBC Small Bayonet Cap Lighting
SES Small Edison Screw Lighting
SP Single Pole Distribution and Wiring Accessories
V Volts All Electrical Products
VAT Value Added Tax All Electrical Products
W Watts All Electrical Products
m³/hr Metres cubes per hour Measurement
l/s Litres per second Measurement
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission Approving Body
EAN European Article Number All Products
UTP Unsheilded Twisted Pair Data Networking
RJ45 Registered Jack Data Networking
RJ11 Registered Jack Data Networking
8P2C 8 Position 8 Contact Data Networking
IEE Institution of Electrical Engineers Approving Body
NICEIC National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting Approving Body
Hz Hertz Measurement