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Fluorescent Tube Issues

Troubleshooting Common Problems with Starters and Ballasts in Fluorescent Tubes

Reasons why a tube could have stopped working How to check starters and ballasts Common problems with fluorescent tubes and what might cause them   Fluorescent tubes might not be…

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Replacing and Recycling Fluorescent Tubes Safely

How to replace an old fluorescent tube without injuring yourself Only 2-5% of fluorescent tubes get recycled, find out how to recycle yours Dangerous mercury in fluorescent tubes – what…


Lighting, Mood and Health

According to medical experts, natural light can be incredibly beneficial to your health. Getting a small amount of sunlight can improve your mood and provide you with the right amount…


Grow Your Own: Chillies

The weather isn’t always consistent in Britain, and the lack of sunshine often means that gardening projects have to be abandoned. Those of us who like to grow our own…


May the Force be with You… In the Stationery Cupboard

Interesting use of a fluorescent tube – practical and artistic! Image source  

Light Bulbs

Which Light Bulb Wattage Do I Need?

Light bulb wattage comparison table Customise the light bulb wattage for your home How going green can save you money Small things can have decisive impact on the level of…

Office Lighting

3 Top Tips for Office Lighting

Day to day, most people probably don’t give much thought to the lighting in their offices but without it, working comfortably would be pretty difficult, particularly this time of year….

Fuel Poverty

I can’t afford my electricity bill: what can I do?

Fuel poverty, when a household can’t afford to keep their home at a temperature of 18 -21C and struggles with costs of lighting, water and other appliance usage, affects up…


How does a fluorescent lamp work?

Fluorescent tubes are a common sight in public places, offices and schools but how much do you actually know about the inner workings of the fluorescent lamp.  Do you know…


Do you know how to recycle your light bulbs?

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (or WEEE for short) is a law first introduced to the UK in January 2007 which aims to minimise the environmental impact of electrical and electronic equipment. All businesses that manufacture, supply, use, recycle or recover electrical equipment must comply with UK WEEE regulations which direct the proper disposal of such equipment.


T5,T8,T12? Which tube do I need and why?

Terms like T5, T8 and T12 may seem like meaningless jargon to the layman and it might be hard to figure out which type of tube is best for your needs. The truth is these terms are pretty easy to get your head round and the differences between these types of fluorescent tubes are simple and easy to understand.


Why are fluorescent lights so environmentally friendly?

Domestic fluorescent lights are generally understood to be the eco-friendly option in the home, but what is it about them that makes them so good for the environment and how much better are they? The light bulbs we’re referring to are generally known as compact fluorescent lights or CFLs and we’re going to give you a brief insight into why these light bulbs are considered the best option in the home.


Illuminate the potential of the fluorescent tube in your home

It’s all too easy to think of the fluorescent tube as an instance of functionality over style. We’re used to seeing long fluorescent tubes in public spaces, offices and buildings and in these contexts it’s probably true that the tube has been picked for efficiency rather than look. This doesn’t mean that the fluorescent tube offers no scope for providing lighting which is not only functional and eco-friendly but which actually offers an aesthetic benefit. Recently, innovative designers and connoisseurs of the minimalist and ultra-contemporary look have been reimagining the fluorescent tube.

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