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LED Vs Incandescent – Who Wins?

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May 15, 2015

In our latest battle of the bulbs we pit LED against incandescent. It’s old versus new as a ship-shape LED bulb, featuring all the latest technology, goes up against a waning incandescent, who is a big outsider for this fight. Who will win? You probably already know....

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The History Of Lighting Timeline

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May 1, 2015

From incandescent to LED, the 19th Century to modern day, lighting has come a long way over the past 150 years.  See our timeline below to see how much lighting has evolved:   Read article

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What Are Lumens?

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May 22, 2015

Most people are used to buying their bulbs based on wattage. Received wisdom being: the higher the wattage, the brighter the bulb. However, this is misleading. Brightness is more accurately measured in lumens, and with LED bulbs that have low wattages and high lumens values becoming increasingly popular, it’s important to understand what lume...

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Get The Traditional Chandelier Look With LED Filament Candle Bulbs

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May 18, 2015

When people hear LED bulbs they think modern technology and design, which in most cases is true. By far the most popular LED bulb is the GU10 for spotlight fittings, and is the look of the moment in a lot of homes. To benefit from all the advantages of LED bulbs you don’t necessarily have to adopt a contemporary lighting look. Our range of Read article

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5 Eco-Friendly Products That’ll Reduce Your Energy Bills

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May 28, 2015

You don’t have to live in a mud-hut and devote your life to the earth and trees to be eco-friendly. As the world becomes more environmentally conscious and aware of ever-increasing energy bills, companies are jumping on the chance to offer greener products. And with the biggest everyday consumers of energy being in your home, there are ple...

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This Week’s Big LED Questions – 21/05/15

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May 21, 2015

Here's our next edition of the Big Questions. Today we cover subjects such as dimming and solar light installation.   Q: How many lamps can I put on my dimmer? A: The Varilight V Pro that we sell has a minimum load of 10 watts or 2 lamps, and a maximum of 100 watts or 10 lamps. Not meeting, or exceeding this...

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The complete guide to LED panel lights

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May 13, 2015

Why choose LED panel lights?

Super-efficient LED panel lights are the recommended replacement for antiquated, inefficient fluorescent lights, which are still used in businesses, offices and homes across the country. LED panels have a longer lifespan of up to 30,000 hours, and reduce power consumption by up to 45%, while deliv...

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This Week’s Big LED Questions – 14/05/15

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May 14, 2015

Q: Can I swap MR16s for Gu10s? A: Absolutely. In most cases the two lamps are the same size or very similar, so you should be able to keep your existing downlight fittings. Simply bypass the transformer with a fly lead, as shown here: ...

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This Week’s Big LED Questions – 07/05/15

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May 7, 2015

Our next edition of Big LED Questions is here, answering the most as questions of the week. Q: Can I run long lengths of colour changing LED strip? A: Absolutely, but for lengths of over 10m, we recommend that an amplifier be inserted to maintain the control voltage ,so that the strips remain in sync. Read article