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DIY home renovations made easy: Your essential checklist

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February 11, 2019

Deciding to take on the challenge of carrying out home renovations yourself can be an incredibly rewarding and cost-saving solution for updating your property. However, the key to pulling off a seamless home makeover is all in the planning and preparation - and we’re here to show you how. In today’s post, we’re on hand to share our insights o...

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The definitive guide to LED light bulbs and spotlights

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October 10, 2017

Looking for more information about LED light bulbs and spotlights? You've come to the right place. Our product experts have compiled this comprehensive guide to help you find the perfect LED bulb or spotlight for your needs. We cover everything from Kelvins to Lumens, Voltage to Wattage, so you can make the savvy switch to LED lighting wit...

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The definitive guide to LED Christmas lights (there may be more possibilities than you think!)

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November 30, 2017

There's much to love about the festive period: mulled wine, presents, feasting until you pop. It's also a great excuse to light-up your entire home with an eclectic mix of dazzling colours in the form of Christmas lights and decorations. Christmas lights aren't just for the tree either. There are lots of different types and styles that giv...

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The definitive guide to LED strip lights

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October 11, 2017

LED strip lights allow you to get creative anywhere in your home thanks to their versatility and flexibility. From adding a vibrant dash of multicolour to your wardrobe and bedroom, to creating a modern and subtle ambience in your kitchen or bathroom, the options you get with LED strip lighting are pretty limitless. To get the most out of ...

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The definitive guide to LED garden lighting

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January 19, 2018

Whether you want to install functional lighting for a garden path, or illuminate a water feature for purely aesthetic reasons, LED garden lighting can be a wonderful enhancement for your home. In this article we will provide all of the information you need to plan and install the ideal garden lighting solution for your unique needs. We’ll cov...

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A quick guide to LED bedroom lighting

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November 27, 2017

Why is lighting important in the bedroom?

It's no secret – the link between quality sleep and improved physical and mental health is more well-known than ever. Creating the right ambience for accommodating a good night's sleep is incredibly important. And while some sleep-related issues may require medical attention, there are sever...

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Buyer’s Guide: Solar LED garden lights

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August 29, 2017

LED lighting has soared in popularity over the last few years as consumers realise the cost saving and environmental benefits of the technology. The addition of solar power, which shares these benefits, has the potential to significantly increase those benefits by completely removing ongoing running costs. This type of lighting is obviously d...

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Three steps to light up your garden with zero wiring

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August 7, 2017

The prospect of installing garden lights can be quite daunting if you’ve never done it before. How do I install them? Will I need an electrician? What type of lights should I buy? What are IP ratings? These are just some of the questions that you may be asking. This guide will enable you to choose, purchase and install all of your garden l...

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LED colour temperatures and how to choose the best ones

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August 15, 2017

The LED colour temperature chart shows the expected brightness of an LED bulb in relation to its temperature in degrees Kelvin. A bulb with a lower colour temperature of 1K - 5K gives off reddish-yellow hues. A bulb with a higher colour temperature of 5K - 10K gives off cool white-blue light. You might be used to choosing light bulbs by their...

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Don’t believe the hype! How much you really save by switching to LED light bulbs

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July 11, 2017

Will LED Lights Save Money?

The most frequently asked question in home lighting solutions is, "Will LED lights save money?" The answer is that LED lights consume around £80.00 of power over a 20+ year lifespan. CFL bulbs consume in excess of £120.00 over the same period, and must be replaced every 5,000 hours. This gives LED lights the...

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The pros and cons of wireless security lights

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June 12, 2017

Security lights are simply floodlights with a motion sensor that switch on when movement is detected, and switch themselves off again when no motion is detected for a set period of time, usually between ten and 30 seconds. Wireless security lights appear to be a very affordable, convenient and versatile solution; but are there any downsides t...

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The different types of garden lights and how to use them

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May 24, 2017

Garden lights come in many different forms, and the various areas of your garden will benefit the most from certain types of light fitting. What follows is a breakdown of the various types of garden light and the areas they tend to work best i...

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How to get started with home automation

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April 20, 2017

Home automation can make your life more convenient and enjoyable by using technology to make everyday items in your home “smart”. However, the home automation market is highly fragmented with lots of vendors using different technology for different systems, many of them not compatible with each another. So where should you start with home ...

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How to set up a Philips Hue smart lighting system

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May 3, 2017

It's easy to set up a Philips Hue smart lighting system. Simply follow the instructions below and you'll be up and running in no time! Plug in your light bulbs and turn on your light switches as usual. Read article


How does the light quality of energy saving bulbs and LED bulbs compare?

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February 14, 2017

Are you struggling to see the paper or the latest book you've been reading? Fed up of your new carpet and wallpaper looking dull and not the same colour as in the showroom? Tired of having to wait five minutes to be able to see your dinner on the table? This could be because ...

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How to fit plug and play LED strip lighting kits

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January 23, 2017

Everyone has seen and loves the effects achieved from LED strip lighting, but attaining these results isn't as easy as changing a light bulb. Full strip installations do take some technical know-how, but LED strip kits can make implementing far easier. So, How to fit plug and play LED strip kits is being answered here today. Normal s...

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How can I save money on my warehouse lighting?

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March 22, 2017

Energy bills can be a large overhead in a business and lighting can form a sizeable proportion of this. If you want to save money, upgrading your warehouse lighting to LED is a quick and easy way to do this. In fact the savings can be vast! YOU COULD SAVE UP TO 62% ...

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5 tips for creating the perfect night in on Valentine’s Day

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February 9, 2016

Thinking of spending Valentine’s Day at home, but a bit a short on ideas? Well, have a quick flick-through our handy guide that’ll help you throw a night to remember including LED valentines lighting. Tip 1: Surprise them The element of surprise is always a winner. Depending on how far you want to push it, you could keep y...

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LED-MAN’s Big Questions – 15/10/15

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October 15, 2015

Q: I already have a power cable running to my existing flood light. Can the 30w slimline LED flood light you sell be fitted with my existing cable or is the unit sealed? A: The unit is sealed, so we would recommend a junction box for this. [su_table]
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LED-MAN’s Big Questions – 07/10/15

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October 7, 2015

Q: What are those yellow spots on the GU10 4 watt? A: Those are the LEDs, which are the light source. The yellow is not apparent when the light is on. Read article


Why Are LED Bulbs Expensive?

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September 22, 2015

There are lots of reasons why LED bulbs are the best option when choosing lighting for your home; money saving, longer lasting and better light quality. However, one opposition from people considering the switch from, say, halogens to LEDs is Why Are LED Bulbs Expensive in price per lamp. ...

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LED-Man’s Big Questions 08/06/15

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June 8, 2015

We are pleased to introduce LED Man. His mission is to help people make the upgrade to LED lighting and by doing so save them money and help save the planet, one bulb at a time. His first task is answer the big questions most commonly asked by you. Q: What is the range of the sensor on the Read article


LED-Man’s Big Questions 22/06/15

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June 22, 2015

LED-Man strikes again with this week's big questions. Today he looks at dimmable MR16s, tubes and new gadgets.   Q: Are your MR16s dimmable? A: Unfortunately there isn’t an easy answer to this; some LED MR16 are, some aren't. Ple...

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LED-Man’s Big Questions 15/06/15

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June 15, 2015

Welcome to the 2nd edition of LED Man's Big Questions. He's continuing his quest to help people make the change to LED bulbs by answering the most common questions raised by you. Q: I'm looking for GU10s that I can use with a dimmer. What have you available? A: All of our GU10s have dimmable options. Just select the dimmab...

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This Week’s Big LED Questions – 01/06/15

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June 1, 2015

Welcome to this weeks edition of the most asked questions by our customers. Hopefully this will help you with queries you may have.  Q: Is it usual for LED downlights to have wide beam 120 degrees. We have used LED GU10's in spot light fittings but th...

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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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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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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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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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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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