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SparksDirect Blog - Reviews, News, and Articles on Lights and Electricals

The Ultimate Bathroom Lighting Guide

The Ultimate Bathroom Lighting Guide

05/06/2023 sparksdirect

Learn everything you need to know about bathroom lighting to create that perfectly well-lit bathroom you’ve been aching for!

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

More About the Latest and Most Affordable LED Technology (COB, Chips on Board)

More About the Latest and Most Affordable LED Technology (COB, Chips on Board)

15/02/2013 sparksdirect

The LEDs are a fast evolving technology, from small lamps to higher wattage lamps. They will...

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...

ESP GuardCam LED: a Simple, Cost-Effective All-in-One Security System

ESP GuardCam LED: a Simple, Cost-Effective All-in-One Security System

15/01/2013 sparksdirect

The latest ESP device, the GuardCam LED, is a remarkable all-in-one security device that is both...

How to Avoid 17 Common Winter Heating and Lighting Mistakes

How to Avoid 17 Common Winter Heating and Lighting Mistakes

14/11/2012 sparksdirect

One of our favourite blogs - Gizmodo - listed 17 common heating and lighting mistakes, as well as...

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 sparksdirect

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

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 sparksdirect

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

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 sparksdirect

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

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 sparksdirect

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

Some Advantages and Disadvantages of the LED lighting technology today

Some Advantages and Disadvantages of the LED lighting technology today

28/05/2012 sparksdirect

The recent and continual developments of the LED lighting technology makes us not only be glad...

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