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Getting the best out of your LED lighting

How many light bulbs have you bought since September 1, 2018? Time flies and not many people record their light bulb consumption. The chances are you’ve bought fewer bulbs because that was when the EU-wide ban on importing and producing halogen bulbs came into place. Shops are allowed to sell their...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Wed, 20/05/2020 - 23:00

20/05/2020

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Earth Hour and low carbon lighting

What is Earth Hour? Astronauts in the International Space Station may notice the earth seems a little dimmer on March 28. Some will hope they see a complete blackout. That Saturday evening marks the annual WWF Earth Hour . Millions of people will turn off their lights at 20:30 local time, to draw...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Thu, 26/03/2020 - 00:01

26/03/2020

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Shedding new light on halogen bulb phase-out

• Most halogens off the shelves in Autumn • LEDs the best bet as replacement, says ToptenUK.org • Top tips to make a smooth transition Time’s nearly up for halogen lighting – with all but a few types of the gas-based bulb scheduled for phase-out on 1 September this year. The phase-out was due to be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 05/03/2018 - 14:13

05/03/2018

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Getting the best from energy efficient lighting in your hall

• Lighting design expert looks at entrance lighting effects • Low light ok, without big contrasts • Hints and tips on LED light fittings In this final part of this series on getting great aesthetic effects from low-energy lighting such as LEDs, we talk to lighting designer Graham Festenstein about...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 19/02/2018 - 13:51

19/02/2018

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Getting the most from energy efficient lighting in your bedroom

• How do you use LED lighting to get a cosy effect? • Lighting design expert explores the options • Lamps and dimmers key We’re taking an in-depth look at the aesthetic side of installing energy efficient lighting such as LEDs in the home. In previous blogs we’ve explored the living room and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 14/02/2018 - 10:50

14/02/2018

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Getting the best from energy efficient lighting in your kitchen and dining area

• Lighting design expert gives top tips for key room • Using light and shadow to create attractive effects • Managing open-plan areas In the third part of our blog series on creating attractive effects using energy efficient lighting with designer Graham Festenstein , we move on to the kitchen and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 13/02/2018 - 16:34

13/02/2018

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How to get the best from energy efficient lighting in your living room

• Part Two in our lighting series with design expert • Creating a liveable lounge with LEDs • Simple effects and more control can be key In the first part of our series of blogs with lighting designer Graham Festenstein , he talked us through the initial things to consider when changing to low-...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 07/02/2018 - 14:16

07/02/2018

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How to get the best out of energy efficient lighting

• LEDs becoming the norm - but questions remain • What are the best light effects to use around your home? • We speak to lighting design expert on the options out there LEDs are becoming the dominant energy efficient lighting option – but for many, they remain a new and quite daunting technology...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 05/02/2018 - 11:53

05/02/2018

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Bringing a brighter start to 2018

• Shops and business could save big through lighting changes • But using the right products and fittings is key • Premium Light Pro project set to assist commercial LED upgrades We may now be a few weeks past the shortest day of the year, but it’s still pretty dark outside. We’ll still be doing our...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 18/01/2018 - 14:44

18/01/2018

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Let the light shine in with energy efficient lighting

• Low energy lighting now dominates the market • Many types of fittings available • Our guide helps you make an informed choice Energy efficient lighting is now pretty much the norm. Vast improvements in product performance, as low-energy options have become mainstream, mean that these days there...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 28/11/2017 - 15:16

28/11/2017

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