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Advice

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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Sparks Direct Tips: Bring your Bathroom into the 21st Century

Sparks Direct Tips: Bring your Bathroom into the 21st Century

21/10/2011 sparksdirect

We have recently published and posted an article entitled, Bring your Bathroom into the 21st...

contribute to the global climate change effort - Turn Down the Energy Consumption Devices!

contribute to the global climate change effort - Turn Down the Energy Consumption Devices!

29/09/2011 sparksdirect

After our previous article entitled, Switch Off the Light to Save the Energy, here is another list...

Switch off. Turn off. Save the energy. Reduce the power consumption [Climate Action Tips]

Switch off. Turn off. Save the energy. Reduce the power consumption [Climate Action Tips]

16/09/2011 sparksdirect

While researching for the most pertinent advice on Energy Saving and the Conservation of Energy,...

Press Release, Electrical Wholesalers Interviewed by the BBC on EU's 60 Watt Ban

Press Release, Electrical Wholesalers Interviewed by the BBC on EU's 60 Watt Ban

14/09/2011 sparksdirect

London-based electrical wholesaler Sparks Direct was recently interviewed by BBC News on the EU...

Why Are the Energy Saving Light Bulbs costing us more? 60W bulbs phasing out

Why Are the Energy Saving Light Bulbs costing us more? 60W bulbs phasing out

07/09/2011 sparksdirect

You may have seen in the news recently that there are only a couple more weeks before standard...

Breaking News: Sparks Electrical on BBC News via, EU bans production of 60 watt bulbs!

Breaking News: Sparks Electrical on BBC News via, EU bans production of 60 watt bulbs!

01/09/2011 sparksdirect

If you follow us on twitter this would be "old news" to you(see the picture we took of the camera...

Bathroom Lighting Guide: the magnifying mirror(task light) and the LED lights(mood lighting)

Bathroom Lighting Guide: the magnifying mirror(task light) and the LED lights(mood lighting)

31/08/2011 sparksdirect

This is the last part of the Astro Lighting full guide to Bathroom Lighting, starting from the...

The Bathroom Wall Lights (IP rated task lights) - Astro Lights bathroom lighting guide

The Bathroom Wall Lights (IP rated task lights) - Astro Lights bathroom lighting guide

30/08/2011 sparksdirect

This article is part of the full Astro Lights guide to bathroom lighting. Until now we have talked...

Astro Lighting Guide - the Task Lights in the bathroom, the Illuminated Mirrors

Astro Lighting Guide - the Task Lights in the bathroom, the Illuminated Mirrors

26/08/2011 sparksdirect

After presenting some ideas on planning the lighting in your bathroom and the general lighting...

Guide to Bathroom Lighting, types of bathroom lights: General Lighting fittings

Guide to Bathroom Lighting, types of bathroom lights: General Lighting fittings

25/08/2011 sparksdirect

This article is a continuation of the Astro Guide to Bathroom Lighting - Planning the lighting in...

The Astro Guide to Bathroom Lighting - Planning the lighting in your bathroom!

The Astro Guide to Bathroom Lighting - Planning the lighting in your bathroom!

24/08/2011 sparksdirect

This guide is inspired from the Astro Guide to Bathroom Lighting (read the PDF file from their...

Green-I energy saving switches - advanced switch technology for lighting, heating, ventilation

Green-I energy saving switches - advanced switch technology for lighting, heating, ventilation

16/08/2011 sparksdirect

If you have been following our blog for a while now you may have heard and seen many pictures with...

Sparks Electrical in the Sunday Telegraph - Energy-saving light bulbs leap in price!

Sparks Electrical in the Sunday Telegraph - Energy-saving light bulbs leap in price!

15/08/2011 sparksdirect

Did you check out The Telegraph, the Sunday edition? This well respected newspaper offers daily...

what is the difference between a legal duty being ‘absolute’ and ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’?

what is the difference between a legal duty being ‘absolute’ and ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’?

01/08/2011 sparksdirect

Via the new SwitchedOn newsletter we find this interesting question under the Technical...

Most Frequently Asked Questions about the Armeg Electrical Box Sinkers

Most Frequently Asked Questions about the Armeg Electrical Box Sinkers

14/07/2011 sparksdirect

You may have noticed the Electrical section on our website, especially if you're looking for...

the Building Regulations 2000, L1A / L1B Compliance – What does it mean?

the Building Regulations 2000, L1A / L1B Compliance – What does it mean?

01/07/2011 sparksdirect

One can find not just list of prices and a list of items in the Aurora Lighting catalogues /...

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