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How Do Fireflies Inspire a Cheaper and More Efficient LED Design?

How Do Fireflies Inspire a Cheaper and More Efficient LED Design?

13/11/2012 admin

Just as bees inspired better computers and solar panels mimicked butterflies, lighting technology...

How to Light Your Home Office to Maximise Comfort and Productivity

How to Light Your Home Office to Maximise Comfort and Productivity

09/11/2012 admin

A recent post from design blogger Abigail Ahern got us thinking about the matter of working from...

3 Things We Saw at Lux Live: New Lights, New Technologies, and a Dalek

3 Things We Saw at Lux Live: New Lights, New Technologies, and a Dalek

08/11/2012 admin

Yesterday, two of the Sparks Direct team visited the Lux Live exhibition. There we saw a great...

How Do We Know if an Electrical Item is Protected Against Water or Dust?

How Do We Know if an Electrical Item is Protected Against Water or Dust?

07/11/2012 admin

An IP code is a rating that indicates an electrical item's ingress protection - the level of...

Home Automation: It Is Now Easy to Bring the Future a Little Closer!

Home Automation: It Is Now Easy to Bring the Future a Little Closer!

06/11/2012 admin

Tech bloggers are going crazy over the Hue automated lightbulbs, which are Philips' foray into the...

Eco-Friendly Arko & Lyx Indoor and Outdoor Lights from Fozz Lighting

Eco-Friendly Arko & Lyx Indoor and Outdoor Lights from Fozz Lighting

05/11/2012 admin

A relatively young company (just seven years old), Fozz Lighting are something of a prodigy. The...

Eco-Friendly Arko & Lyx Indoor and Outdoor Lights from Fozz Lighting

Eco-Friendly Arko & Lyx Indoor and Outdoor Lights from Fozz Lighting

05/11/2012 admin

A relatively young company (just seven years old), Fozz Lighting are something of a prodigy. The...

What Lessons Can We Learn from Lighting Design for Museums?

What Lessons Can We Learn from Lighting Design for Museums?

02/11/2012 admin

Usually when we talk about lighting on the blog, we talk about the domestic and commercial...

Light Up Your Front Door this Winter with a Traditional Outdoor Lantern

Light Up Your Front Door this Winter with a Traditional Outdoor Lantern

25/10/2012 admin

At the time of year when we are often coming home in the pitch darkness, it's nice to be greeted...

Dimming the LED Lights is No Longer a Problem: use Dimmable Drivers!

Dimming the LED Lights is No Longer a Problem: use Dimmable Drivers!

24/10/2012 admin

One of the most popularly-cited disadvantages of LED lamps in the past has been that you can't dim...

Create 21st Century Halloween Decorations with the help of LED lights!

Create 21st Century Halloween Decorations with the help of LED lights!

12/10/2012 admin

Are you sick of seeing the same Hallowe'en decorations every year? No, us neither. But we think...

Tips for Improving the Retail Lighting Design with LED Spotlights

Tips for Improving the Retail Lighting Design with LED Spotlights

11/10/2012 admin

If you are considering the lighting design of a retail property, there is a wealth of research...

What Do People Normally Use Motion and Occupancy Detectors for?

What Do People Normally Use Motion and Occupancy Detectors for?

09/10/2012 admin

A motion or occupancy detector can be an incredibly useful device to have around. We can all...

Save Energy (and Money) the Easy Way with the Green-I Switch System

Save Energy (and Money) the Easy Way with the Green-I Switch System

05/10/2012 admin

All of us would like to be energy-conscious, but changing our appliances to be more efficient can...

Four Questions You Always Wanted to Ask About Fire-Rated Ceiling Lights

Four Questions You Always Wanted to Ask About Fire-Rated Ceiling Lights

04/10/2012 admin

In our store you may have noticed that we have a range of fire protection ceiling lights. You may...

How will Ikea's Pledge to Switch to LEDs Impact the Rest of us?

How will Ikea's Pledge to Switch to LEDs Impact the Rest of us?

02/10/2012 admin

Ikea, that chain of giant warehouses and catalyst of many an argument, have recently pledged to...

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