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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…

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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…

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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…

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Your Complete Guide to Floodlights

What are floodlights? Just as the name suggests, floodlights are a broad-beamed, high intensity form of lighting that literally flood the surrounding area with light. Where are floodlights used? Floodlights…

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Lighting, Mood and Health

In your everyday environment, it is amazing how many seemingly unimportant elements can have a significant impact on your health. One huge contributing factor to your general wellbeing is the…

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How to Retrofit Your Retail Store with LED Lights

Lighting is well known to influence shoppers in a retail environment and can impact on everything from how a customer perceives a brand to whether or not they choose to…

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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…

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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…

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LEDs: The Future of Lighting

LED popular light bulb choice as Incandescent bulbs are phased out Trials reveal potential of LEDs to save homeowners significant amount of money LED bulbs available from LampShopOnline With the…

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Dimmable LEDs: What Switch you Need and How to Identify a Dimmable Bulb

Dimming LEDs is not as straightforward as dimming halogen or incandescent light bulbs. LED bulbs need a specific type of dimmer switch to work properly, and you need to be…

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10 Ways New Lighting Can Transform Your Home

How to get started on a home lighting makeover with ambient, task and accent lighting Top picks for stylish lighting accessories to ensure your home lighting is on trend The…

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Your Guide to Office Lighting Best Practice

Just like the air-con temperature, preferences for light levels are specific to individuals and in a shared office this can cause plenty of disagreements. Office lighting has an impact on…

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How the Right Retail Lighting Can Boost Your Sales

What drives shoppers to make a purchase when they’re in a store How different types of lighting influence shoppers How lighting can help you save energy and boost retail sales…

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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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Troubleshooting Common Problems with LED Light Bulbs

New technology in LEDs  is not exempt from problems What the common issues are and how to resolve them Common problems with cheap LED bulbs   It’s well known that…

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The 8 Biggest Home Lighting Blunders and How to Fix Them

The lighting in your home can help create a relaxing or welcoming atmosphere or help you be more productive The wrong lights in the wrong place can make it difficult…

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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…

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Complete Guide to Upgrading Your Entire Home with LED Lights

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and convert your home from incandescent or CLFs to the more eco-friendly LEDs – but where to start? The range of LEDs on…

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Light and Photography

Photography is a fun and rewarding hobby, but taking high-quality photos is often a difficult and time-consuming task. Even after taking your time and positioning the shot accurately, you still…

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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…

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