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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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Trimless Lights Guide: What Plastered-in Light Fitting do I Need?

Trimless Lights Guide: What Plastered-in Light Fitting do I Need?

18/10/2017 sparksdirect

A trimless light fitting is a plastered-in fitting, a light fitting that has "no trim" because it...

Save Money, Save the Enviroment, and get Excellent Light with LED Lights

Save Money, Save the Enviroment, and get Excellent Light with LED Lights

26/05/2017 sparksdirect

If you're not convinced that the LED lights are the future of lighting (at least the near future)...

Can I Keep my Low Voltage Recessed Lights and yet use them with LED Lamps?

Can I Keep my Low Voltage Recessed Lights and yet use them with LED Lamps?

23/02/2017 sparksdirect

We get asked hundreds of questions concerning how to do more energy saving lighting, from, "Do I...

Here's one for your IdeaBooks: LED Bedroom and Living Room Wall Lights

Here's one for your IdeaBooks: LED Bedroom and Living Room Wall Lights

30/01/2017 sparksdirect

We have been writing on the blog regarding LED lamps ever since they were a novelty, and now the...

Stay Warm and Keep it Bright this Christmas with us at SparksDirect!

Stay Warm and Keep it Bright this Christmas with us at SparksDirect!

10/11/2015 sparksdirect

Christmas is a little over a month away, but many of us are already considering what present...

What Light Fittings should we Install Outdoors when it Rains and it's Wet?

What Light Fittings should we Install Outdoors when it Rains and it's Wet?

21/10/2015 sparksdirect

It's raining. This is not abnormal here in the UK, especially during this time of the year, but...

Paintable Lights, Switches, and Sockets for Total Colour Coordination

Paintable Lights, Switches, and Sockets for Total Colour Coordination

26/06/2015 sparksdirect

Why would people paint their light fittings?, one would ask, and the answer is quite simple, To...

Paintable Lights, Switches, and Sockets for Total Colour Coordination

Paintable Lights, Switches, and Sockets for Total Colour Coordination

26/06/2015 sparksdirect

Why would people paint their light fittings?, one would ask, and the answer is quite simple, To...

Plumen 001 and Plumen 002, the World's First Designer Low Energy Light Bulbs!

Plumen 001 and Plumen 002, the World's First Designer Low Energy Light Bulbs!

10/06/2015 sparksdirect

Many times the light bulb is associated with a new idea, a brilliant thought, or an interesting thing one thinks of. However, even though...

Illuminati Lighting - High Quality Italian Design Ceiling Suspension Lights

Illuminati Lighting - High Quality Italian Design Ceiling Suspension Lights

20/05/2015 sparksdirect

Illuminati Lighting, a high quality Italian design lights, is an extremely solid company offering...

Vintage Lamps for Stylish Lighting vs using Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Vintage Lamps for Stylish Lighting vs using Energy Saving Light Bulbs

25/03/2015 sparksdirect

We were reading the LuxReview article on, "I love candles as much as the next guy, but..." in...

Videos of Rako Wireless and Wired LED Dimming Solutions for Home or Office

Videos of Rako Wireless and Wired LED Dimming Solutions for Home or Office

12/03/2015 sparksdirect

We at Sparks love the people at Rako and their great products, and we're so glad that they put out...

It's Possible to have an Invisible Light Switch with Clear Plate

It's Possible to have an Invisible Light Switch with Clear Plate

05/03/2015 sparksdirect

It is possible to obtain an invisible light switch with the clear plates offered both by Forbes and Lomax and Hamilton (the Perception CFX range).

Dimming the Bathroom Lights: How to Dim the Bathroom Ceiling Lights?

Dimming the Bathroom Lights: How to Dim the Bathroom Ceiling Lights?

13/02/2015 sparksdirect

As an electrical wholesaler we get asked a lot of questions both via our trade counter in Archway,...

Lux Live 2014: What we Saw and Loved during our Short Visit to this Lighting Show

Lux Live 2014: What we Saw and Loved during our Short Visit to this Lighting Show

21/11/2014 sparksdirect

One more year, one more LuxLive - this time it was #LuxLive2014 on Twitter - where many lighting...

The Best GU10 LED Lamp on Durability, Performance, and Energy Saving (Video)

The Best GU10 LED Lamp on Durability, Performance, and Energy Saving (Video)

30/10/2014 sparksdirect

In June 2014 Integral LED was awarded by "Which?" with the "Best Buy for GU10 LED bulb" on the...

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