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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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How to Pay Less for your High-Quality Bathroom Wall Lights

How to Pay Less for your High-Quality Bathroom Wall Lights

04/08/2022 sparksdirect

Why pay the full price for high-quality bathroom wall lights when you can buy them for less at Sparks? Check out these sales prices on bathroom lights!

Remotely Dim and Control your LED Lights via an app with this Varilight Smart V-Pro Dimmer!

Remotely Dim and Control your LED Lights via an app with this Varilight Smart V-Pro Dimmer!

27/08/2021 sparksdirect

We live in the age of smart devices - more and more smart devices are available on the market, and...

How Step Lighting can provide Illumination both for Safety and Decoration

How Step Lighting can provide Illumination both for Safety and Decoration

03/08/2020 sparksdirect

When choosing step lighting, safety must be at the top of your list of considerations: every step...

The Pathway to Garden Lighting Success with Integral LED Outdoor Lights

The Pathway to Garden Lighting Success with Integral LED Outdoor Lights

23/04/2020 sparksdirect

With the balmy weather we are experiencing during the spring or the summer, people are taking to...

Bespoke human-centric lighting schemes and their benefits on our health

Bespoke human-centric lighting schemes and their benefits on our health

12/03/2020 sparksdirect

Changes in modern society during the early 21st century have led to many problems concerning...

Are LED battens the future of the batten luminaires? Fluorescent vs LEDs

Are LED battens the future of the batten luminaires? Fluorescent vs LEDs

20/02/2020 sparksdirect

Batten luminaires have been in use for over 60 years now, providing a fantastic lighting solution...

LED tape and LED strips: what are the types, uses, and do you really need them?

LED tape and LED strips: what are the types, uses, and do you really need them?

17/12/2019 sparksdirect

LED strips (also known as LED tapes) are a fantastic way to add attractive accent lighting to...

Workplace lighting: why the human-centric approach is the way forwards

Workplace lighting: why the human-centric approach is the way forwards

12/12/2019 sparksdirect

Many studies have confirmed that when humans feel comfortable in an environment, they tend to be...

Is it Time to Switch from Halogen GU10 Lamps to LED GU10 Lamps? Absolutely!

Is it Time to Switch from Halogen GU10 Lamps to LED GU10 Lamps? Absolutely!

29/11/2019 sparksdirect

Halogen GU10 lamp caps have been a staple in British households for decades, being one of the most...

Choosing LED Undercabinet Lighting when Designing your Kitchen Lights

Choosing LED Undercabinet Lighting when Designing your Kitchen Lights

13/11/2019 sparksdirect

Choosing the right lighting when planning the ambience of your kitchen is very important. In...

Introducing the Flexible and Innovative Astro Lighting Track System

Introducing the Flexible and Innovative Astro Lighting Track System

13/09/2019 sparksdirect

Track lighting is a system that involves installing multiple lights from a single live feed. The...

On Choosing and Placing your Picture Lights, which now use a LED lamp

On Choosing and Placing your Picture Lights, which now use a LED lamp

02/08/2019 sparksdirect

Picture lights are a classic way to highlight your favourite painting or picture. In this case,...

How D-Line Spring and U-Clips Fire Rated Cable Supports meet the 18th Edition Regs

How D-Line Spring and U-Clips Fire Rated Cable Supports meet the 18th Edition Regs

19/07/2019 sparksdirect

The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations have brought in a whole new set of guidelines for staying safe...

Smart Lighting Control for Warehouses: PIR Motion Detectors and smart LED Lights

Smart Lighting Control for Warehouses: PIR Motion Detectors and smart LED Lights

02/07/2019 sparksdirect

Modern lighting controls are commonly associated with office buildings, which seek to create...

Downlights: FAQ and Electrical Safety on Installing / Checking Downlights

Downlights: FAQ and Electrical Safety on Installing / Checking Downlights

28/05/2019 sparksdirect

Downlights are a lovely way to brighten up your home. They are often small and recessed, making...

Will the Modular Lighting be the Ideal Lighting Solution for Schools?

Will the Modular Lighting be the Ideal Lighting Solution for Schools?

12/04/2019 sparksdirect

A large increase in demand for public services, including the education sector, has been fuelled...

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