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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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Personalise your Smart Lighting and Blind Control at Home with Lutron RA2 Select

Personalise your Smart Lighting and Blind Control at Home with Lutron RA2 Select

29/03/2019 sparksdirect

The RA2 Select system from Lutron allows you to enjoy personalised smart lighting in your house....

Wise words for Contractors - New 18th Edition Rules For Surge Protection

Wise words for Contractors - New 18th Edition Rules For Surge Protection

25/03/2019 sparksdirect

Significant changes have been made in the 18th Edition Regulations for Wiring Regulations. These...

An Ideal set-up for Bathroom Lighting, from Task Lighting to Magnifying Mirrors

An Ideal set-up for Bathroom Lighting, from Task Lighting to Magnifying Mirrors

01/02/2019 sparksdirect

When installing or revamping your bathroom’s lighting, there are some important issues to consider...

A Modern Bathroom Lighting Guide: Planning, Dimming, Regs, and Types of Lights

A Modern Bathroom Lighting Guide: Planning, Dimming, Regs, and Types of Lights

28/01/2019 sparksdirect

Bathrooms are no longer purely functional washrooms but are now seen as a showcase for a home, or...

Small Steps to Reducing the Carbon Footprint by Switching to LEDs at Home

Small Steps to Reducing the Carbon Footprint by Switching to LEDs at Home

15/01/2019 sparksdirect

Switching all the old incandescent bulbs in your garage (for instance) to LEDs may seem like a...

3 New Year Resolutions to Save Energy and Money in Lighting and Ventilation

3 New Year Resolutions to Save Energy and Money in Lighting and Ventilation

09/01/2019 sparksdirect

A New Year is upon us and you have probably already made plenty of resolutions regarding your...

3 New Year Resolutions to Save Energy and Money in Lighting and Ventilation

3 New Year Resolutions to Save Energy and Money in Lighting and Ventilation

09/01/2019 sparksdirect

A New Year is upon us and you have probably already made plenty of resolutions regarding your...

Keep your Family Safe this Festive Season while Enjoying the Christmas Lights

Keep your Family Safe this Festive Season while Enjoying the Christmas Lights

05/12/2018 sparksdirect

This festive season we here at Sparks are looking at how to keep you safe from any electrical...

Can Street LED Lighting Improve the Safety of your Neighbourhood? (3 case studies)

Can Street LED Lighting Improve the Safety of your Neighbourhood? (3 case studies)

27/11/2018 sparksdirect

This article explores whether public exterior lighting - and in particular LED lighting - is...

How Teucer takes Human Centric Lighting to the Next Level with skyLUX

How Teucer takes Human Centric Lighting to the Next Level with skyLUX

26/10/2018 sparksdirect

Teucer has long offered one of the most comprehensive ranges of LED strips, drivers profiles and...

How to Avoid Disappointment when Dimming Retrofit LED Lamps - 9 General Rules

How to Avoid Disappointment when Dimming Retrofit LED Lamps - 9 General Rules

23/10/2018 sparksdirect

Everyone in the know will tell you that LEDs will dominate the lighting world, having made their...

Best of Both Worlds - Traditional Light Fittings using Vintage-Style LEDs

Best of Both Worlds - Traditional Light Fittings using Vintage-Style LEDs

01/10/2018 sparksdirect

A few years ago, the main argument when it came to the return of traditional style lighting was...

Winter Blues and LED Lights: can the LEDs be used as a Treatment?

Winter Blues and LED Lights: can the LEDs be used as a Treatment?

25/09/2018 sparksdirect

Winter is coming around the corner and many of us can expect to experience the 'winter blues',...

LED Replaces Halogen, and how the EU Ban on Halogen Lamps Affects You

LED Replaces Halogen, and how the EU Ban on Halogen Lamps Affects You

20/09/2018 sparksdirect

On the 1st of September 2018 the EU ban on halogen bulbs has come into full effect; after more...

LED Dimmers are now Available in All your Favorite Plates and Finishes!

LED Dimmers are now Available in All your Favorite Plates and Finishes!

20/06/2018 sparksdirect

The constant development of the LED lighting technology pushes the dimming industry forward; it is...

Quick Guide to Painting your Plaster or Ceramic Paintable Wall Lights

Quick Guide to Painting your Plaster or Ceramic Paintable Wall Lights

12/02/2018 sparksdirect

Do you fancy a different color for your wall lights? We at Sparks offer quite a lot of plaster...

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