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The difference between Warm White, Daylight and Cool White LED bulbs

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April 8, 2015

Is warm white or cool white best for the living room, bedroom, and bathroom? Whereas warm light simulates ambient sunsets in the 1,000 to 5,000 Kelvin range, cool light is bright and clinical in the 5,000 to 10,000 Kelvin range. Create the ideal cozy...

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5 Reasons Why LEDs Will Make You Happy

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April 24, 2015

Obviously at Bright Ideas we love LEDs, but here are 5 reasons why they'll put a smile on anyone's face.

1. They Save You Money

You’ll soon b...

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LED vs CFL – who wins?

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April 8, 2015

Which bulb comes out on top in the LED bulb vs CFL battle? Whereas A-rated ‘energy saving’ CFL bulbs produce 810 lumens from just 15W, LED bulbs are A+ rated have an output of 850 lumens from an even lower 9W. This means that when we look at LED vs energy saver bulbs, LEDs are the clear winner. Read article

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How LED Lights Could Help Fight Malaria

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April 27, 2015

A recent study by The Royal Society has found that LED lighting could help with the fight against malaria, a disease reputed to have killed over 500,000 people in 2013 alone. Female mosquitoes that transmit the disease are w...

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New in: Solar Underground Light

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April 29, 2015

Introducing the latest product to LEDHut's expansive garden range: the Solar Underground Light. Crafted from stainless steel with a robust tempered glass fascia, you can use this light anywhere. B...

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GET CREATIVE – LED Candles Part 1

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April 7, 2015

In the first part of this GET CREATIVE series, we'll show you how to achieve a cosy, warm feeling simply with our LED candle lights. This is perfect for people who have a natural décor or want to create a welcoming ambience in their home. Read article

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Ten Questions About Dimmable LEDs Answered

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April 27, 2015

Q 1: Are LED bulbs dimmable?

A: Not always. Unlike halogen bulbs (that can all be dimmed) LED bulbs come in dimmable and non-dimmable varieties, so you will need to purchase dimmable LED bulbs. When purchasing dimmable LED bulbs, you must also understand leading-edge dimmer switches vs trailing-edge dimmer switches. A leading-edge s...

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The EU Delay Proposed Ban On Halogens

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April 21, 2015

The European Commission have controversially buckled under pressure to put the ban on halogen bulbs back to 2018. This is a first for the EU as they have never before postponed a product efficiency measure. The consequence is that for a further two years millions of people could be using inefficient lighting, thus spending millions extra on e...

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Introducing our new Smart LED Bulbs

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April 16, 2015

We’re pleased to announce the arrival of two new exciting products at LEDHut. The WIFI Smart Bulb and Read article

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Specifying For Success – The Ultimate LED Checklist

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April 20, 2015

With such a broad scope of products now available, getting it right at the specification stage is the first step to a successful commercial LED install. Billy Knight, trade director at LED Hut, shares his insight on what contractors need to cover off as a starting point.  

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£6m LED lights to save £500k per year

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April 14, 2015

The London Borough of Ealing's 25,000 streetlights are to undergo a £6m switch to energy-efficient LED lighting, starting from next month. According to the council, the streets of Ealing will not only be safer, but they'll also recoup £500,000 a year in savings. This means their inve...

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How LED Lights Help The Environment

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April 15, 2015

LED lights help the environment in four ways:
  1. Recycling - LED lights are made of 100% recyclable materials
  2. Longer Lifespan - LED lights last 20+ years (10-20 times longer than CFL or Halogen)
  3. Carbon Footprint - A long lifespan means fewer bulbs, less manufact...

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Top 10 Upcycled Lighting Ideas

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April 14, 2015

Our aim with Bright Ideas is to enlighten (pardon the pun) people about everything they need to know about lighting, whether it's technical info, the latest news or style tips. When it comes creative ideas and inspiration, we want to show you how we or our customers have used lighting in inventive ways. Here we’ve compiled our top 10 Pinteres...

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What are kelvins?

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April 15, 2015

[UPDATE: 8 November 2017 - Read our latest information about colour temperatures here: The different colour temperatures of LED lights and how to choose the best ones.]