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Welcome to the Sparks Blog - the Advice section.

There are many products on our website, and the manufacturers of these great products offer advice on installing, fitting, and developing them, so we also inform the customers of this advice.

Select from the topics available by choosing advice related to the consumer units, electrical items, energy saving tips, heating, lighting design, smart home system, switches and sockets, ventilation, installation guides, rules and regulations, and many others.

If you are looking for more technical or specific advice on some of the products or ranges of products we sell, do not hesitate to contact us.


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Ventilate Properly in The Home Because the Air Your Breathe Matters!

Ventilate Properly in The Home Because the Air Your Breathe Matters!

05/09/2012 sparksdirect

Some people are OK with a random not-so-good-yet-functioning air extractor fan, while others...

Get Your Heating System at Home Sorted Out Before Winter Comes!

Get Your Heating System at Home Sorted Out Before Winter Comes!

31/08/2012 sparksdirect

Everyone loves summer, and we wish that there would be a nice weather all year round, but...

How do you install the MK Marsterseal Plus outdoor Sockets?

How do you install the MK Marsterseal Plus outdoor Sockets?

21/08/2012 sparksdirect

Even though it's nice outside and there's no sight of rainy weather (as if you can trust the...

Planning your Video Door Entry System with ESP Enterview and MX

Planning your Video Door Entry System with ESP Enterview and MX

03/07/2012 sparksdirect

Many people prefer having a video door entry system - they want to see who is at the door before...

Hager Consumer Units for Social Housing inside and out - think safety!

Hager Consumer Units for Social Housing inside and out - think safety!

12/06/2012 sparksdirect

This article is inspired from Hager's own, Social Housing Consumer Unit brochure, which deals with...

Eight More Wall Lights from Astro Lighting - now also at Sparks and Lights!

Eight More Wall Lights from Astro Lighting - now also at Sparks and Lights!

09/06/2012 sparksdirect

If you visit our online store you will notice that daily there are new additions to it and the...

a typical application of Lutron Grafik Eye QS in a conference room

a typical application of Lutron Grafik Eye QS in a conference room

06/06/2012 sparksdirect

After speaking concerning the fact that lighting control is one of the greatest opportunities to...

Some Advantages and Disadvantages of the LED lighting technology today

Some Advantages and Disadvantages of the LED lighting technology today

28/05/2012 sparksdirect

The recent and continual developments of the LED lighting technology makes us not only be glad...

Beautiful Astro Bathroom Wall Lights: Padova, Dakota, and Cabaret 5

Beautiful Astro Bathroom Wall Lights: Padova, Dakota, and Cabaret 5

22/05/2012 sparksdirect

Ideal for mounting on the wall besides or above the mirror, these three fittings stand out with...

Three Energy Saving Wall Lights from Astro Lighting for a modern bathroom

Three Energy Saving Wall Lights from Astro Lighting for a modern bathroom

10/05/2012 sparksdirect

The modern bathrooms need not only the modern bathtub, shower, sink, tiling, and interior...

The LEDs explained: LED types, LED power supply, and standard references

The LEDs explained: LED types, LED power supply, and standard references

01/05/2012 sparksdirect

The LEDs, based on supply current and power, can be classified into two main families: The...

saving the energy with CP Electronics green-i advanced switch technology

saving the energy with CP Electronics green-i advanced switch technology

17/04/2012 sparksdirect

The Green-I range of switches from CP Electronics use an advanced switch technology, and they can...

Wiring Regulations for domestic installations: nails, walls, and earthing

Wiring Regulations for domestic installations: nails, walls, and earthing

10/04/2012 sparksdirect

This article is a continuation of, Wiring Regulations: New or rewired domestic and similar...

Four simple steps to Programming Scene Levels with the Rako Dimming System

Four simple steps to Programming Scene Levels with the Rako Dimming System

22/03/2012 sparksdirect

Rako Controls is leading the way in providing state of the art digital dimming technology -...

Four simple steps to Programming Scene Levels with the Rako Dimming System

Four simple steps to Programming Scene Levels with the Rako Dimming System

22/03/2012 sparksdirect

Rako Controls is leading the way in providing state of the art digital dimming technology -...

Wiring Regulations: New or rewired domestic and similar installations

Wiring Regulations: New or rewired domestic and similar installations

20/03/2012 sparksdirect

The good folks at the Electrical Safety Council have a lot of good information when it comes to...

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