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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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Lumens to Watts

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Lumen to Watt chart

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April 16, 2018

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LED Equivalent Wattages

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LED equivalent wattages against traditional lighting

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

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. That being sa...

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LED vs Halogen

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LED vs Halogen: Is LED or Halogen Better?

Bulbs, Choosing The Right Bulb, Help Hub, Insider Tips, Why Change to LED

March 7, 2018

LED light bulbs are vastly superior to halogen, lasting over ten times longer while consuming 85% less electricity. This means that by opting for LED bulbs over halogen, you could save up to £300 per year on your lighting costs! In today’s post we answer eigh...

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LED Lighting

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Top ten questions about LED lights answered

Help Hub, Insider Tips

February 21, 2018

LED lights have been around for a while but are still relatively new to a lot of people. To help you get started, we've answered ten of the most common questions about LED lighting.

1. How do LED lights work?

LED (light-emitting diode) light sources work differently to traditional lighting sources, such as incandescent. Incandescen...

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Dimmable LED Lights

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Five things you need to know before buying dimmable LED lights

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January 30, 2018

Dimmable LED lights are great for creating mood lighting – whether you're having a romantic night-in, watching a movie or even playing your favourite video game. Before you rush out to buy a new set of dimmable LED bulbs, this short guide will arm you wi...

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LED Bulb Guide Featured Image

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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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small bathroom interior design

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How to create the illusion of space in small bathrooms

Insider Tips, Inspiration

January 2, 2018

Small bathrooms are fairly standard in UK homes, but working with small dimensions doesn’t have to mean putting up with a cramped bathroom or compromising on style - it’s simply about making the right interior design choices to create the illusion of additional space. In today’s post, we’ll be sharing some tried and tested tricks to give you ...

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Definitive Guide to LED Strip Lights Image

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The definitive guide to LED strip lights

Help Hub, Insider Tips, Strip Lights

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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LED Bedroom Lighting

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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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LED christmas lights

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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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LED Christmas Lights

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Six reasons to choose LED Christmas lights this year

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December 1, 2017

LED Christmas lights are a little bit more expensive than traditional Christmas lights, but there are many good reasons for this. Here are six reasons why you should make the savvy switch to LED this Christmas:

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MiHome Featured Image

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MiHome setup couldn’t be easier! Learn how to set up Energenie MiHome

Help Hub, Insider Tips, Smart Homes

November 22, 2017

The festive season is upon us, which to many means Christmas pudding, gaudy Christmas hits, and family feuds over what to watch on TV. It also means the winter chill is upon us too. Most people can expect their electricity and heating bill to sky-rocket during the coming winter months and through to March where we'll see the first hints of...

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LED Living Room Lighting

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A quick guide to LED living room lighting

Insider Tips, Inspiration

November 9, 2017

The living room is the heart and soul of every family home. It's where you go to relax, entertain guests, play video games, watch a movie, read a book and listen to music. With so much happening, it's important to get your living room lighting spot-on. First and foremost, it needs to be versatile, allowing you to create the perfect atmosph...

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LED Bathroom Lighting

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A quick guide to beautiful LED bathroom lighting

Insider Tips, Inspiration

November 2, 2017

The family bathroom: often a scene of havoc and consternation in the morning as everyone jostles for space and time to brush teeth, fix make-up, shower and ... other things. It's also a place that has to be multi-functional and versatile for handling different demands. That's why the bathroom lighting you choose is so important: so that it...

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LED Spotlights in a kitchen

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A quick guide to stunning LED kitchen lighting

Insider Tips, Inspiration

October 27, 2017

Whether you're a budding Bake Off wannabe, or a Gordon Ramsay supremo, your kitchen lighting setup is very important. The kitchen is the heart of your home, where heavenly dishes (or hellish disasters) are whipped-up, and the family meet to catch-up and d...

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Philips Hue Starter Kit

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LED Hut customer shows how easy it is to set up Philips Hue

Case Studies, Home, Insider Tips, Inspiration

October 20, 2017

Below is a reaction and some tips from a happy customer who bought a Philips Hue starter kit. Helena bought a Philips Hue 9w E27 Wireless Starter Pack and Read article

Home Automation

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What is a “Smart Home” and why should you want one?

Help Hub, Insider Tips, Inspiration, Smart Homes

October 20, 2017

As the modern world gets more busy and frantic, time gets more precious – we're working longer hours and have to decide carefully how to spend what free time we have. So it's little surprise that more and more new technologies are focused on convenience and automation - taking the more tedious and clunky day-to-day activities out of our lives...

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Industrial style LED filament bulbs

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Why LED filament bulbs are becoming every interior designer’s trendiest accessory this year

Bulbs, Choosing The Right Bulb, Help Hub, Insider Tips, Inspiration

September 11, 2017

The LED filament bulb: trend setter or modern relic?

The humble light bulb: Sitting there picking up dust as he hides behind your far trendier lampshade. The only time he's forced out of this solitary existence is when he fades out and you unceremoniously disregard him for a younger, brighter model. Well, that's a thing of the past ...

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smart home illustration

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Live Smart to save hundreds: How investing in smart home technology will reduce your energy bills by 100s of...

Help Hub, Insider Tips, Smart Homes

October 4, 2017

As the "Big Six" energy companies show few signs of freezing prices, households across the UK are being forced to brace themselves for a seemingly never-ending stream of gas and electricity price hikes. And while the Government has pledged to combat the energy behemoths with intervention and regulation, the general public has little faith tha...

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LED Filament Bulbs

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Bulb shapes explained: How the right shaped bulb can transform any room

Choosing The Right Bulb, Insider Tips, Inspiration

September 6, 2017

Looking for the right bulb shape? It's all in the detail

OK, so you've got your freshly renovated room almost where you want it: from the newly-installed timber beams to the exposed brick walling and upholstered vintage chairs. But you could be missing one little detail to finish the look your desire – the shape of your bulbs. Bu...

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solar garden lighting concept

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Buyer’s Guide: Solar LED garden lights

Help Hub, Insider Tips, Solar Lighting

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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LED Filament Bulbs

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Seven stunning looks created with Edison style LED filament bulbs

Insider Tips, Inspiration

August 2, 2017

Lighting isn’t just a background necessity in a room, it can be part of and enhance a particular look and design you wish to create. Edison style LED filament bulbs are very popular due to their aesthetics and versatility to help compliment several inte...

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outdoor wall lighting

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Three steps to light up your garden with zero wiring

Garden Lighting, Help Hub, Insider Tips

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 temperature comparison

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LED colour temperatures and how to choose the best ones

Bulbs, Choosing The Right Bulb, Help Hub, Insider Tips

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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led light bulbs saving money

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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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garden lights

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Garden path lights: Four quick and easy ways to light up your garden path

Garden Lighting, Insider Tips

July 5, 2017

A well-lit garden path can be the centrepiece of your garden in the evenings if you do it correctly. If you want garden path lights but don’t have a lot of time to spend on choosing them, here are four options that are fast, easy and affordable.

Solar spike lights for garden paths

Solar powered spike lights can be used along the edges...

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How much does it cost to run an LED bulb?

Bulbs, Help Hub, Insider Tips

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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wireless security light beam

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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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wired vs wireless garden lights

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Wired vs Wireless Garden Lights – Which are best for your garden?

Insider Tips

June 6, 2017

We are now blessed with a large selection of garden lights and one of the choices to make is from the variety of power options. These can be split in to two main groups; wired and wireless garden lights. Both have their merits but which comes out on top?

V...

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LED Wattage

CFL Wattage

Halogen Wattage

Lumens

10W 12W 40W 700 lm
13W 15W 50W 900 lm
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