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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.

Achieve a Linear Lighting Effect with LED Strips and Aluminium Profiles

Achieve a Linear Lighting Effect with LED Strips and Aluminium Profiles

03/10/2023 sparksdirect

Many of us love to install LED striplights around the home, and it is now possible to achieve a linear lighting effect with the FossLED Linear striplights together with the aluminium profile and the diffuser.

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...

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...

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...

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...

It's Time to Change that Light Bulb with an LED Lamp - More Energy Efficient!

It's Time to Change that Light Bulb with an LED Lamp - More Energy Efficient!

02/07/2014 sparksdirect

As the LED lights the LED lighting is being developed and is advancing, there's the same question...

Lux Live 2013 Day 1: LED Lights, Energy Saving, and Lots of Good Talks

Lux Live 2013 Day 1: LED Lights, Energy Saving, and Lots of Good Talks

21/11/2013 sparksdirect

For the second year in a row, we went to visit the annual Lux Live lighting exhibition in Earl...

Do the Flicker-Free FIPEL Lamps Mean the End of Fluorescent Lights?

Do the Flicker-Free FIPEL Lamps Mean the End of Fluorescent Lights?

11/02/2013 sparksdirect

A while ago the BBC reportedĀ on a new plastic lightbulb that apparently gives a better quality of...

What We Know About Fabbian's Mysterious New Lighting Design

What We Know About Fabbian's Mysterious New Lighting Design

31/01/2013 sparksdirect

Since October, Fabbian have been updating their blog with sporadic information on a new...

Westminster and Sheffield Switch to LED Smart Streetlights

Westminster and Sheffield Switch to LED Smart Streetlights

25/01/2013 sparksdirect

Already in 2013, we have seen two thematically similar news stories: sodium street lights in the...

Lighting a Desk, Pantry, or Bookshelves with LED Strip Lights

Lighting a Desk, Pantry, or Bookshelves with LED Strip Lights

11/01/2013 sparksdirect

Once again we're indebted to Lifehacker for directing us to this tutorial on how to construct an...

About LED Lifespan: How Long will Your New LED Lightbulb Last?

About LED Lifespan: How Long will Your New LED Lightbulb Last?

17/12/2012 sparksdirect

When we talk about LEDs we talk a lot about about "lifespan" and "cost-over-time returns" but what...

Lighting in the Time of Societal Collapse: A Strange Bit of LED History

Lighting in the Time of Societal Collapse: A Strange Bit of LED History

06/12/2012 sparksdirect

Instead of bringing you the latest news in the industry, today we have a little bit of ancient...

LED Lighting and Advanced Controls to be Subsidised in the Green Deal

LED Lighting and Advanced Controls to be Subsidised in the Green Deal

04/12/2012 sparksdirect

Lux magazine reports on a government initiative to vastly reduce energy consumption. How? By...

What Lessons Can We Learn from Lighting Design for Museums?

What Lessons Can We Learn from Lighting Design for Museums?

02/11/2012 sparksdirect

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

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