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Top Tips for Warehouse Lighting

Lighting can be up to 41% of a warehouse’s energy costs and so it is important to get it right.  The focus of the lighting should be on making the warehouse…


The Ultimate Guide to Hotel Lighting

Everyone loves a good holiday.  Whether it be sun and sand, adventuring through a historic city, or simply getting away from it all, holidays are a time to feel free…


Bright Ideas for Classroom Lighting

When looking into lighting, studies tend to focus on the effect on adults.  However, there have been some interesting recent studies on how lighting affects children, focusing especially on an…

Red Fish

How to Help Your Fish Sleep

If you were to imagine a cat, the picture that springs to mind is likely to be of it curled up asleep, whether that is in front of a roaring…

Tree growing in a lightbulb

Using Light to Grow Plants

The unpredictable nature of the British weather can sometimes prove problematic for gardeners, especially if they want to try their hand at growing fruit and veg. Sunshine is key for…


Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs and the Environment

What compact fluorescent tubes are and how they work Why they are so much more beneficial to the environment when compared to incandescent bulbs How to dispose of the bulbs…

Fluorescent Tubes

How Do Fluorescent Tubes Work?

How do they 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…

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

This article now re-directs to the most recent blog post on Light, Mood and Health which holds more information on this topic, possible treatments and your ‘Right to Light’. According…


Grow Your Own: Chillies

This article now redirects to a more general article on how to grow a variety of plants in Britain, despite it’s weather, and why different variations of light are important….


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…

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