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Isle of Man Switches to Trendi

“Tuesday 14th May 2019, saw a day adventure for Trendi to the IOM (Isle of Man). Our range of designer light switches and plug sockets need to be seen. Visits to 5 contacts on the Island in the morning, followed by in the afternoon catching up on emails in the glorious spring sunshine. 20 degrees no less, in fact a picture whilst writing this blog is here, idyllic.



City Electrical Factors (CEF)

Unit 6, Middle River Industrial Estate,

Douglas, Isle of Man


Telephone Number: 01624 623 431,

We’re amazed at the difference in design compared to others and the ability to have interchangeable face plates. Two electricians in the store had a proper look at the products and ‘could see the potential’ of such a simple product.

Edmundson Electrical

23&25, Spring Valley Industrial Estate,

Isle Of Man, Douglas


Telephone Number: +44 1624 624533

had customer enquiries for Trendi Switch already in 2019, the attraction of the Long Rocker being so tactile was clear as the discussion started on a care home project they are currently working on. So much so, we decided to test the 1 gang light switch in store to see if we could operate it with our elbow, we could and with ease.


Edmundson Electrical

Unit 1 Middle River Industrial Estate,

Pulrose Road,

Douglas, Isle of Man


Telephone Number: 01624673457


Units A1-A4 Eden Park Estate

Cooil Road,

Douglas, Isle of Man

IM4 2AF,

Telephone number: +44 1624 675555

have a fantastic new showroom, where the designed lighting options sit perfectly with the wiring accessory controls by Trendi, the complete lighting solution.

Some background to the Isle of Man, source Wikipedia:

The Isle of Man (Manx: Ellan Vannin [ˈɛlʲən ˈvanɪn]), often referred to simply as Mann (/mæn/; Manx: Mannin [ˈmanɪn]), is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann and is represented by a lieutenant governor. Defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom.

The island has been inhabited since before 6500 BC. Gaelic cultural influence began in the 5th century AD, and the Manx language, a branch of the Gaelic languages, emerged. In 627, Edwin of Northumbria conquered the Isle of Man along with most of Mercia. In the 9th century, Norsemen established the Kingdom of the Isles, which included the Isle of Man. Magnus III, King of Norway, was King of Mann and the Isles between 1099 and 1103.[5]

In 1266, the island became part of Scotland under the Treaty of Perth, after being ruled by Norway. After a period of alternating rule by the kings of Scotland and England, the island came under the feudal lordship of the English Crown in 1399. The lordship revested into the British Crown in 1765, but the island never became part of the 18th-century Kingdom of Great Britain or its successors the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the present-day United Kingdom. It retained its internal self-government.

In 1881, the Isle of Man parliament, Tynwald, became the first national legislative body in the world to give women the right to vote in a general election, although this excluded married women.[6][7] In 2016, the Isle of Man was awarded biosphere reserve status by UNESCO.[8]

Insurance and online gambling generate 17% of GNP each, followed by information and communications technology and banking with 9% each.[9] Internationally, the Isle of Man is best known for the Isle of Man TT competition.

Snippet from the Isle of Man visitors website:

Imagine a place . . . 

Shrouded by mystery, a sea-bound kingdom with its own captivating story to tell. With a rich history, that echoes through the ages. A melting pot of character and taste, where true heroes exist and sea monsters bask in the shallows. Landscapes carved from pure imagination and magical vistas of the Seven Kingdoms. A world of tangled trees and twisty trails. A place where legends are Manx made . . .

Isle of Man – The Extraordinary Story


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