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Light Up Your Garden This Summer

Insider Tips, Inspiration

June 19, 2015

Now summer is here it's time to make the most of your garden and outdoor space. LED Garden lighting is the perfect way to prolong your garden parties, BBQs and cosy nights outside. LED lighting has many  other benefits too, the biggest being that ...

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The Benefits of Feature Lighting

Insider Tips, Inspiration, Trade

June 2, 2015

Stripping it back to basics Feature lighting is becoming a cornerstone of modern interior design. LED strip lighting in particular - which is flexible, cost-effective and easy-to-install - is at the forefront of the revolution. However, many contract...

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The Top 10 Inventions Of All Time

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June 24, 2015

Throughout time inventions have changed the way we live, be it in work or play. Today we’re looking at our top ten, and to avoid favouritism we’ve put them in the order they were invented. Unapologetically we obviously have our own favorite, but which was yours? The Wheel  -  3500 BC Without this invention we wouldn’t now ...

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LED-Man’s Big Questions 07/07/15

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July 7, 2015

It's that time of the week again for LED-Man to save the day and help with the biggest questions of the week.   Q: What is the warranty on your bulbs? A: All our bulbs carry a standard warranty of 2 years. However, you can extend this to 5 years at no extra cost by completing and returning the form here:  Read article


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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10 Lights That Will Bring A Smile To Your Face

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July 3, 2015

On Bright Ideas we look at everything and anything about lighting, whether it's practical or inspirational, techy or stylish, we'll cover it. In this post we look at the brighter side of lighting (pun intended) and the weird and 'wonderful' ways in which people use LEDs around the home.   When The Moment Takes You ...

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How To Make The Most Of Our New Solar Lantern

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June 3, 2015

We’re pleased to introduce our new versatile solar LED lantern. This product comes with many functions, can be powered in several ways and you can use it in any location no matter the weather, terr...

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LED-Man’s Big Questions 20/08/15

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September 1, 2015

LED-Man has flown in again to answer all your LED related questions. Let's see what he has in store this week...   Q: My spotlights are low voltage and measure 35mm diameter. What are they? A: MR11 is the low voltage spot with 35mm diameter, like these: Read article


Get The Traditional Chandelier Look With LED Filament Candle Bulbs

Insider Tips, Inspiration

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


GET CREATIVE – Fairy Lights Part 2

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March 24, 2015

Here’s our 2nd installment of GET CREATIVE - Fairy Lights - our look at how you can use different lighting displays to great effect.  In this part, we look at how LED fairy lights can bring a vase or jar to life, and the best bit is, it's really easy to do. These striking pink fairy lights add a splash of colour, which can turn mundane househ...

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LED-Man’s Big Questions 01/07/15

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July 1, 2015

Here to save the day again, your friendly LED-Man. Today he's combating issues on travel, transformers and downlights.   Q: I have a thick ceiling. What is the distance from the back of the face of the short GU10 fitting to the bottom of the spring catch?  A: 34mm   Q: Have you got any downlight ...

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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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The Difference Between Warm White, Daylight & 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 atmosphere with relaxing warm light, and focus the attention in active areas with cool light. Le...

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5 Reasons Why LEDs Will Make You Happy

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April 24, 2015

Obviously at Bright Ideas we love LEDs, but here are 5 reasons why they'll put a smile on anyone's face.

1. They Save You Money

You’ll soon b...

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Get the vintage look with LED bulbs

Insider Tips, Inspiration

March 26, 2015

If you cast your eyes across any decadent basement bar in the heart of London’s Soho Square or Manchester’s Northern Quarter, you’re likely to come across the most unassuming of tributes to timeless vintage decor: the filament light bulb. While unlikely to steal admiring glances away from the industrial shelving or chapel chairs that you prou...

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New in: Solar Underground Light

Insider Tips, News

April 29, 2015

Introducing the latest product to LEDHut's expansive garden range: the Solar Underground Light. Crafted from stainless steel with a robust tempered glass fascia, you can use this light anywhere. B...

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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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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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8 Silly Reasons Why People Don’t Switch To LEDs

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March 23, 2015

Switching from halogen light bulbs to LEDs will significantly reduce your energy usage and lower your bills but people still refuse to. Here are the some silly reasons why people don't switch to LED; Expensive Read article


Introducing our new Smart LED Bulbs

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April 16, 2015

We’re pleased to announce the arrival of two new exciting products at LEDHut. The WIFI Smart Bulb and Read article


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


Specifying For Success – The Ultimate LED Checklist

Insider Tips, Trade

April 20, 2015

With such a broad scope of products now available, getting it right at the specification stage is the first step to a successful commercial LED install. Billy Knight, trade director at LED Hut, shares his insight on what contractors need to cover off as a starting point.  


How LED Lights Help The Environment

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April 15, 2015

LED lights help the environment in four ways:
  1. Recycling - LED lights are made of 100% recyclable materials
  2. Longer Lifespan - LED lights last 20+ years (10-20 times longer than CFL or Halogen)
  3. Carbon Footprint - A long lifespan means fewer bulbs, less manufact...

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Top 10 Upcycled Lighting Ideas

Insider Tips, Inspiration

April 14, 2015

Our aim with Bright Ideas is to enlighten (pardon the pun) people about everything they need to know about lighting, whether it's technical info, the latest news or style tips. When it comes creative ideas and inspiration, we want to show you how we or our customers have used lighting in inventive ways. Here we’ve compiled our top 10 Pinteres...

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What are kelvins?

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April 15, 2015

[UPDATE: 8 November 2017 - Read our latest information about colour temperatures here: The different colour temperatures of LED lights and how to choose the best ones.]