Category Archives: History

A Look Back at the History of LEDs

As you might have guessed, us here at LampShopOnline are a little bit in love with LEDs, as is the rest of the lighting world!  Although they are often attributed…

Light Painting Brightens Art World

It looks easy.  You switch out the lights, squiggle a few lines, and there’s your painting, right?  Anyone could do it. While technically yes, anyone can have a go, including…

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Diwali, or Deepawali, is a Hindu festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil.  Sometimes called the ‘Festival of Lights’, the word Diwali literally translates as ‘rows of lighted lamps’,…

Leeds Lighting: Shopping Centres

Leeds city centre certainly does not have a shortage of shops or shopping centres at the moment.  From ‘Thornton’s Arcade’ which has been around since 1878, to the  new Victoria…

2015: The International Year of Light!

Not just a day, not just a week, not even just a month, but the entire year of 2015 is dedicated to the celebration of Light and Light-Based technologies! The…

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…

Lights Out 4th August

The year 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, and August 4th marks one hundred years since Britain entered the war against Germany. The outcome was…

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