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Buying guides and advice for all things lighting and light bulbs related written by experts from the lighting industry.

LED Spotlights – All You Need to Know

Look inside any kitchen, bedroom, hallway or living room, and it’s highly likely that you’ll be presented with at least one –...

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What is a GU10 Spotlight Bulb?

Energy-saving GU10 spotlights Halogen GU10 spotlight bulbs are commonly made from plastic. An EU directive that took effect in 2016 has banned halogen...

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What is a Golfball Light Bulb?

Like their name suggests, golfball light bulbs are small, round light bulbs designed for use in more decorative fixtures, or where space...

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What is a Globe Light Bulb?

Not to be confused with GLS or golfball light bulbs, globes are large, round light bulbs usually used in decorative fittings and...

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Choosing Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Choosing an energy-saving light bulb to replace your existing light bulb has never been easier. Replace your power-hungry light bulbs with our...

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Fluorescent Starters

Fluorescent starters or glow starters are used to help fluorescent tubes and lamps ignite in the initial starting stage of their operation....

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Choosing Daylight Bulbs

Choosing Daylight Light Bulbs When choosing daylight light bulbs it’s worth noting that light bulbs with a ‘daylight’ colour temperature are not...

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Choosing Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL light bulbs)

Choosing Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL light bulbs) Although they have been superseded by LED light bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL light bulbs)...

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Choosing Ultraviolet Bulbs – UVA, UVB and UVC

Do you know your blacklight UVA from your germicidal UVC? When buying Ultraviolet (UV) light bulbs, it’s important to know which type...

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What is a GLS Light Bulb?

The GLS (General Lighting Service) is a traditional type of light bulb that has been in use since the early twentieth century....

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