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The definitive guide to LED light bulbs and spotlights

Bulbs, Help Hub, Insider Tips

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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EU Halogen Ban

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EU Halogen Ban: Everything you need to know about the ban on halogen bulbs

Bulbs, News

August 15, 2018

From the end of this month, halogen light bulbs will be banned in the UK as a result of EU legislation coming into effect on 1 September. The legislation is designed to push consumers and businesses into switching to energy efficient LED lighting, reducing Europe's carbon footprint and saving people money in the process. Here's everything you...

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How much does it cost to run an LED bulb?

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June 16, 2017

The main advantage of upgrading to LED lighting is that the running costs are significantly lower than traditional lighting such as halogen or incandescent. These savings could be up to 90%. This being said though, do you know the actual cost to run LED bulbs? T...

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GU10 Bulbs

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How to Replace a GU10 Bulb

Bulbs, Help Hub, Insider Tips, Spotlights

July 26, 2018

How to Replace a GU10 Bulb

How to replace a GU10 bulb:
  1. Squeeze the clip (or use sucker provided) to release the bulb from the fitting*
  2. Turn bulb counter clockwise to ‘unhook’ from the power supply
  3. Twist new bulb clockwise into position
  4. Replace clip
*Where the bulb doesn’...

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Bulb cap types

Bulbs, Choosing The Right Bulb, Help Hub

July 9, 2018

There are two main types of bulb cap: Bayonet Cap (BC) and Edison Screw Cap (EC). The cap is attached to the bulb, and acts as a bridge between the bulb and the power supply when connected to a light fitting. A less common type of cap called Pin and Push is also available.

Bulb Caps - What is the difference?

The history of bulb cap de...

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LED Consumes Less Power

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Why LED Consumes Less Power

Bulbs, Help Hub, Insider Tips, Why Change to LED

June 29, 2018

A light emitting diode (LED) contains a semiconductor. The semiconductor acts as a junction through which electrical energy is filtered, releasing light as a by product. Light is therefore emitted directly from the source input, without first powering a separate light emitting load (e.g. filament). In this way, LED consumes less power than rival...

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Are LED Lights Safe

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Are LED lights safe in enclosed fixtures?

Bulbs, Help Hub, Insider Tips

April 17, 2018

A 9W LED bulb in an enclosed fixture burns with a surface temperature of around 49C. Competitor higher Wattage CFL bulbs burn at a surface temperature of around 89C, and equivalent Halogen bulbs require an even higher Wattage and give off 137C. To put this into context, your hand will withstand 55C-60C. This makes heatsink LED lights the optimum...

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LED Equivalent Wattages

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LED equivalent wattages against traditional lighting

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March 9, 2018

LED equivalent wattages to traditional light sources can only be approximate, as they will vary depending on the colour temperature and quality of the bulbs being compared. When comparing different light bulbs and lamps, it is better to compare the lumens that each bulb produces, in order to gain a true like-for-like comparison.