The short answer to this question is: Yes, you can use dimmable LEDs without a dimmer switch, just like normal light bulbs. This is handy to know because many retailers are reducing the number of non-dimmable LED bulbs that they stock. Historically, dimmable LEDs have been much more expensive to manufacture than their non-dimmable counterpart...
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...
As a small café, restaurant or shop, your outgoings are bound to be on your mind. From paying your team of staff to covering your essential utilities, every cost counts when you’re not a corporate giant. And with mounting pressure for companies both large and small to up their eco-friendliness, it might feel like your outgoings can overwhelm you...
How to Replace a GU10 BulbHow to replace a GU10 bulb:
- Squeeze the clip (or use sucker provided) to release the bulb from the fitting*
- Turn bulb counter clockwise to ‘unhook’ from the power supply
- Twist new bulb clockwise into position
- Replace clip
LED Strip Lights provide a flexible means of both indoor and outdoor illumination. Strips are typically up to 5m in length but may be cut at designated regular intervals. Chains of strips may be achieved given the correct power supply. The adhesive backing allows LED strips to be attached to all surface types.
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Why have LED bulbs become the popular choice of lighting in both domestic and industrial settings? The answer comes down to many factors, including lower costs over the lifetime of the bulb and environmental considerations. LEDs also come with standard bulb cap options, including Bayonet (BC) and Edison Screw Cap (ES).
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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...
Farmers and other agricultural businesses are under increasing pressure. The demand for cheap produce in increasing numbers has resulted in farmers doing everything they can to reduce costs while increasing yields, and one of these cost-reduction methods is raising animals indoors. Keeping animals indoors gives farmers more control over how t...
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...
A lot has been said about smart home devices in terms of making life easier and more enjoyable, but today we will be looking at how smart home technology can be used to make your home more secure. When it comes to our homes, security is often our greatest concern. Nobody wants their home to be violated in any way, and for victims of burglary,...
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...