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

Choosing Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL light bulbs)

Although they have been superseded by LED light bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL light bulbs) can still save a significant amount of...

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What is a Candle Light Bulb?

Candle light bulbs are designed to look like the flame from a candle (hence their name), and are often used when a...

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Choosing Ultraviolet Light Bulbs – UVA, UVB and UVC

Do you know your ultraviolet blacklight UVA from your germicidal UVC? When buying Ultraviolet 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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Choosing Halogen Spotlights – Picking the right Spotlight

The most common halogen spots are either low voltage push fit (GU4 or GU5.3) or mains voltage twist and lock (GU10) versions....

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Fluorescent Tubes – Get The Right Tube Every Time

Fluorescent tubes generally have a two-pin fitting at both ends of the tube and generally, length goes hand in hand with wattage...

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Choosing LED Bulbs – Find the Perfect Light Bulb

After dominating the lighting market for more than a century, Edison’s incandescent light bulb is now being replaced by a whole host...

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5 of the Best Family Night Lights 2021

Whether it’s for settling a baby to sleep, or just for finding your way around the house in the middle of the...

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The 10 Best Light Bulbs and Fittings to Buy In 2023

Do you find that sometimes there’s too much choice when it comes to buying light bulbs and fittings? We wouldn’t blame you....

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The ultimate one-stop guide to choosing LED lighting

The growth of LED light bulbs means that there is now a huge variety of products available for consumers. To help you...

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