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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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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

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.

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.

How to Find a Registered Electrician Near You in the UK

How to Find a Registered Electrician Near You in the UK

15/08/2023 sparksdirect

If you are wondering how to find a registered electrician near you in the UK, we put together the guide below to aid you in this endeavour.

Consumer Units: Ultimate Buying Guide

Consumer Units: Ultimate Buying Guide

08/08/2023 sparksdirect

If you’re looking to purchase a consumer unit, make sure you read our comprehensive guide to help you choose the right unit for you (and know what to look for when buying).

Go for Gold: 5 New Gold-plated Chandeliers and Pendants at Sparks!

Go for Gold: 5 New Gold-plated Chandeliers and Pendants at Sparks!

20/07/2023 sparksdirect

You might have noticed the new gold-plated ceiling lights at Sparks, but if you did not, we will introduce five of them in this article - Go for Gold: new Gold Chandeliers and Pendants at Sparks!

What To Look for In Bathroom Mirror Lighting

What To Look for In Bathroom Mirror Lighting

30/06/2023 sparksdirect

Discover the key factors to consider when selecting bathroom mirror lighting, from style and light types to energy efficiency.

Why we Always Recommend the Hager Consumer Units First

Why we Always Recommend the Hager Consumer Units First

22/06/2023 sparksdirect

As a reputable electrical wholesaler with many decades worth of experience in selling consumer units, we have to acknowledge that, when it comes to consumer units, we always recommend the Hager consumer units first.

Advice for Parents: How to Keep your Children Safe around Electricity

Advice for Parents: How to Keep your Children Safe around Electricity

15/06/2023 sparksdirect

Advice for Parents: How to Keep your Children Safe around Electricity; all parents need to know the advice and rules regarding how to keep the children safe from electricity

The Ultimate Bathroom Lighting Guide

The Ultimate Bathroom Lighting Guide

05/06/2023 sparksdirect

Learn everything you need to know about bathroom lighting to create that perfectly well-lit bathroom you’ve been aching for!

The Fluorescent Lamps and Tubes will be Phased out in September 2023

The Fluorescent Lamps and Tubes will be Phased out in September 2023

25/05/2023 sparksdirect

The Fluorescent Lamps and Tubes will be Phased out in September 2023 - here is the official announcement, rules, replacement, and phasing out schedule

5 Best Energy Efficient Lighting Solutions & Tips

5 Best Energy Efficient Lighting Solutions & Tips

16/05/2023 sparksdirect

Check out our expert guide to the best energy-efficient lighting solutions, including LED bulbs, smart lighting, and more.

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