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SparksDirect Blog - Reviews, News, and Articles on Lights and Electricals

3 Inspirational Residential Lighting Projects featuring Astro Lights

3 Inspirational Residential Lighting Projects featuring Astro Lights

22/02/2024 sparksdirect

Astro Lighting is one of our favorite lighting suppliers, and they have a wide range of light fittings; in this article, we want to share three inspirational residential lighting projects as seen via their Project Gallery.

Introducing the Schneider Ultimate range of Switches and Sockets

Introducing the Schneider Ultimate range of Switches and Sockets

15/02/2024 sparksdirect

One of the most popular ranges of switches and sockets we distribute at Sparks is the Schneider Ultimate range: switching on contemporary style.

Four Applications of the Illuma Gridspot LED Track Spotlights

Four Applications of the Illuma Gridspot LED Track Spotlights

08/02/2024 sparksdirect

Part of the wide range of LED track spotlights from Illuma Lighting, the Gridspot LED spotlight is the ideal choice for retail lighting, commercial lighting, and display lighting solutions.

Quick Guide to Choosing the Colour Temperature of LED Lights

Quick Guide to Choosing the Colour Temperature of LED Lights

23/01/2024 sparksdirect

Many customers have asked us to advise them on what is the correct colour temperature for their LED lights; in this article we present a quick guide to choosing the colour temperature of the LED lights.

Pew Heaters Offer Direct Heating - Most Economic Means of Heating in a Church

Pew Heaters Offer Direct Heating - Most Economic Means of Heating in a Church

18/01/2024 sparksdirect

We have discovered one of the most economic ways of heating a church: pew heaters offering direct heating, being turned on only when needed, to heat up the church-goers as needed.

A Look at the Aged Brass Switches and Sockets from Forbes and Lomax

A Look at the Aged Brass Switches and Sockets from Forbes and Lomax

09/01/2024 sparksdirect

One of the most interesting finishes that Forbes and Lomax does is aged brass; here is a look at some of the best aged brass switches and sockets made by Forbes & Lomax.

Smart LED Dimmers from Varilight: WiFi Dimmers and Multi-way Dimmers

Smart LED Dimmers from Varilight: WiFi Dimmers and Multi-way Dimmers

14/12/2023 sparksdirect

We are so excited to introduce the new smart LED dimmers from Varilight - the WiFi LED dimmers and the Multi-way LED dimmers, all available via SparksDirect.co.uk

What is Part P of the Building Regulations and How it Affects Us

What is Part P of the Building Regulations and How it Affects Us

21/11/2023 sparksdirect

You may have heard of Part P of the Building Regulations; in this article we want to delve into what it covers, how it affects us, and what needs to be done in case of electrical wiring alterations at home.

General Installation Guide for Underfloor Heating Cables and Thermostats

General Installation Guide for Underfloor Heating Cables and Thermostats

02/11/2023 sparksdirect

At Sparks we distribute a wide range of underfloor heating cables and heating mats, many of them by DEVI, and it is only natural that we would have a general installation guide for these underfloor heating cables and thermostats.

Pictures of Coastal Lights at Sparks - Coastal Lighting Collection

Pictures of Coastal Lights at Sparks - Coastal Lighting Collection

10/10/2023 sparksdirect

A particular category of lights and light fittings at Sparks are the coastal lights - the coastal lighting collection - and here are some pictures of how amazing they look. 

Achieve a Linear Lighting Effect with LED Strips and Aluminium Profiles

Achieve a Linear Lighting Effect with LED Strips and Aluminium Profiles

03/10/2023 sparksdirect

Many of us love to install LED striplights around the home, and it is now possible to achieve a linear lighting effect with the FossLED Linear striplights together with the aluminium profile and the diffuser.

How to Choose the Right Ventilation Fan at Home (Manrose Guide)

How to Choose the Right Ventilation Fan at Home (Manrose Guide)

21/09/2023 sparksdirect

When it comes to domestic ventilation, we all need help; thanks to Manrose, we now have a guide on, How to Choose a Ventilation Fan at Home.

What are Fire Rated Downlights and Where do we Need them?

What are Fire Rated Downlights and Where do we Need them?

11/09/2023 sparksdirect

You may have heard of fire rated downlights and may wonder, what are these, why do we need them, and where do we need them?

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