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5 of the Most Beautiful uses of Light in Art

For thousands of years, the human race has used light in artwork. From shadow puppetry to magic lantern shows, artistic use of light produces some breathtaking results. Throughout the years,…


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?

With so many options to choose from, picking the right light bulb wattage for each light source in your home can become a tricky task if you don’t know watt’s…

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.


Fluorescent Encounters in Nature

It’s easy to forget that fluorescence is a naturally occurring phenomenon since we normally associate it with artificial lighting, but fluorescent light plays an important role in the natural world. From lighting up bizarre creatures from the deep to naturally occurring fluorescence in jewellery gemstones, this unique kind of light is more common in organic contexts than we generally realise.


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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