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Welcome to the Sparks Blog on Product News - introducing some of the most popular and sought-after products on our website together with their great features and uses.

Select from the subcategories available to find out more concerning the consumer units, designer lighting, dimming systems, electrical items, fire and security, heating, lighting news, switches and sockets, ventilation, and other news.

Each of the articles contains pictures of the products or ranges it introduces, and there are links to where you can find out more information and purchase the items. 


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The Antique Bronze Switches and Sockets from Forbes and Lomax

The Antique Bronze Switches and Sockets from Forbes and Lomax

13/06/2024 sparksdirect

In this article we would like to speak of the antique bronze switches and sockets by this manufacturer.

All about the Aico SmartLINK RF Wireless Interconnection

All about the Aico SmartLINK RF Wireless Interconnection

06/06/2024 sparksdirect

When Aico came out with their 3000 series, they also came with the Aico SmartLINK next generation Radio Frequench Wireless Interconnection.

The Studio Range of Screwless Switches and Sockets from Heritage Brass

The Studio Range of Screwless Switches and Sockets from Heritage Brass

14/05/2024 sparksdirect

This article introduces the popular Studio range of screwless switches and sockets made by Heritage Brass.

What is an AFDD and Who Needs an Arc Fault Detection Device?

What is an AFDD and Who Needs an Arc Fault Detection Device?

02/05/2024 sparksdirect

We have recently lowered the prices for the Hager AFDDs and we thought we should introduce the Arc Fault Detection Devices - what they are, who needs them, and what are their use. 

A Continuously Running Bathroom and Kitchen Fan: Smart Ventilation!

A Continuously Running Bathroom and Kitchen Fan: Smart Ventilation!

18/04/2024 sparksdirect

A home is usually fitted with a bathroom fan, which can be with timer or humidistat (or both), but now there's a way to have smart ventilation - a continuously running bathroom and kitchen fan! They call them dMEV - decentralised Mechanical Extract Ventilation, and they comply with System 3 in the current Building Regulations. 

Check out the New Thorn Eco Poppy LED and Julie IP65 LED Battens

Check out the New Thorn Eco Poppy LED and Julie IP65 LED Battens

28/03/2024 sparksdirect

Thorn Lighting, a beloved lighting manufacturer that made many of the fluorescent light fittings used in different applications, is back with Thorn Eco, and in this article, we're introducing the Thorn Poppy LED Battens and the Thorn Julie IP65 LED Battens.

Check out the New Thorn Eco Poppy LED and Julie IP65 LED Battens

Check out the New Thorn Eco Poppy LED and Julie IP65 LED Battens

28/03/2024 sparksdirect

Thorn Lighting, a beloved lighting manufacturer that made many of the fluorescent light fittings used in different applications, is back with Thorn Eco, and in this article, we're introducing the Thorn Poppy LED Battens and the Thorn Julie IP65 LED Battens.

Three LEDS-C4 Bollard Lights insitu for Outdoor Lighting

Three LEDS-C4 Bollard Lights insitu for Outdoor Lighting

21/03/2024 sparksdirect

At Sparks, we distribute a wide range of lighting manufacturers, one of which is the renowned LEDS-C4 Spanish Lighting manufacturer, and in this article, we're introducing three of the most popular bollard lights made by them, ideal for outdoor lighting.

Are IP20 rated Lights Suitable for Bathroom Lighting?

Are IP20 rated Lights Suitable for Bathroom Lighting?

14/03/2024 sparksdirect

One of the common questions our customers ask us is related to bathroom lighting, and quite a few of them ask us about IP20-rated lights, and whether they are suitable for use in the bathroom.

Showcasing the Knightsbridge Screwless Switches and Sockets at Sparks

Showcasing the Knightsbridge Screwless Switches and Sockets at Sparks

07/03/2024 sparksdirect

One of the most popular yet very affordable ranges of screwless switches and sockets is the Knightsbridge screwless switches and sockets, which on our website can be found in matt white and matt black.

3 Inspirational Residential Lighting Projects featuring Astro Lights

3 Inspirational Residential Lighting Projects featuring Astro Lights

22/02/2024 sparksdirect

Astro Lighting is one of our favorite lighting suppliers, and they have a wide range of light fittings; in this article, we want to share three inspirational residential lighting projects as seen via their Project Gallery.

Four Applications of the Illuma Gridspot LED Track Spotlights

Four Applications of the Illuma Gridspot LED Track Spotlights

08/02/2024 sparksdirect

Part of the wide range of LED track spotlights from Illuma Lighting, the Gridspot LED spotlight is the ideal choice for retail lighting, commercial lighting, and display lighting solutions.

Four Applications of the Illuma Gridspot LED Track Spotlights

Four Applications of the Illuma Gridspot LED Track Spotlights

08/02/2024 sparksdirect

Part of the wide range of LED track spotlights from Illuma Lighting, the Gridspot LED spotlight is the ideal choice for retail lighting, commercial lighting, and display lighting solutions.

Quick Guide to Choosing the Colour Temperature of LED Lights

Quick Guide to Choosing the Colour Temperature of LED Lights

23/01/2024 sparksdirect

Many customers have asked us to advise them on what is the correct colour temperature for their LED lights; in this article we present a quick guide to choosing the colour temperature of the LED lights.

Pew Heaters Offer Direct Heating - Most Economic Means of Heating in a Church

Pew Heaters Offer Direct Heating - Most Economic Means of Heating in a Church

18/01/2024 sparksdirect

We have discovered one of the most economic ways of heating a church: pew heaters offering direct heating, being turned on only when needed, to heat up the church-goers as needed.

A Look at the Aged Brass Switches and Sockets from Forbes and Lomax

A Look at the Aged Brass Switches and Sockets from Forbes and Lomax

09/01/2024 sparksdirect

One of the most interesting finishes that Forbes and Lomax does is aged brass; here is a look at some of the best aged brass switches and sockets made by Forbes & Lomax.

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