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Lighting Blog

31 Jan 2017 15:54:00

New in: Integral LED Downlights

Integral downlightThe latest light fitting to join our growing range is Integral’s low profile integrated LED downlight. The downlight market is highly competitive so why have we chosen to stock this as our recommended model? The answer is simple, you get a quality product at a low price point. But don’t just take our word for it, let’s dig deeper into the true performance and features of this versatile LED downlight.

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Posted in News Lighting Low Energy Lighting

Posted by: Calum Covell

25 Jan 2017 10:34:42

Hello Lumens, Goodbye Watts!

lumen equivalent to wattageI’ve always heard people talk about light bulbs as if their wattage dictated where they were used. A 60 watt bulb goes here, a 40 watt goes there… And when you looked at the box the light bulb came in there was the wattage, proudly grabbing all the attention. So it made sense that when you needed to buy a replacement bulb all you needed to know was the shape and wattage then away you go. Unfortunately low wattage LEDs have stopped this technique from working so how do you know the bulb you're buying will produce enough light?

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Posted in Household Lightbulbs

Posted by: Calum Covell

save on your energy billThe easiest way to save £100 on your electricity bill

Did you know that lighting accounts for nearly 20% of a typical household’s electricity bill?

This means one of the easiest upgrades we can all do to our homes is to replace our old light bulbs with more energy efficient versions. For an average house with 30 lightbulbs this can save £100 a year on your electricity bill.

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Posted in Low Energy Lighting Household Lightbulbs

Posted by: Calum Covell

20 Oct 2016 10:51:55

Benefits of LED

led benefitsFollowing on from the recent EU ban on directional halogen bulbs Megaman have created this infographic promoting the benefits of switching to LED. The stat on CO2 emissions is a real eye opener. 

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Posted in Low Energy Lighting

Posted by: Calum Covell

31 Aug 2016 17:04:17

What is retrofit lighting?

Retrofit lightingThe phrase ‘retrofit lighting’ refers to the process of upgrading existing lighting, usually by replacing the light bulb, to improve its efficiency and performance. 

If a light bulb fails you have three choices:

  • Fit an exact replacement
  • Fit a retrofit replacement
  • Fit a complete new fixture

Read more to find out which option is best for you...

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Posted in Lighting Low Energy Lighting

Posted by: Calum Covell
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