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Can you get paid to reduce your energy usage?

In April of this year, energy regulator Ofgem increased the price cap on utility bills by 54%, which has led to a...

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How different light choices can impact your energy consumption

With energy costs on the rise, it’s becoming increasingly expensive to light your home. That means that the decisions you make for...

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LED light bulbs and COP26 – what we can be doing

You will have noticed online and in other parts of the media that the UK is currently hosting the 26th UN Climate...

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Halogen Light Bulb Ban September 2021

On 9th June 2021, the UK government made a press release about the forthcoming Halogen light bulb ban. The proposed UK legislation...

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Watt Are The Odds On That?

Watford is the most energy conscious area in England when it comes to buying LED energy saving light bulbs. According to independent research by Lightbulbs Direct, over 75% of lightbulb purchases in Watford over the last 12 months, have been of the LED variety.

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Can I use Germicidal Lighting to Prevent Coronavirus

With the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in previous years, Bird Flu, Swine flu (H1N1), SARS (CARS-CoV), Ebola and even the...

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Links – Lighting related sites

Below are links to other web sites that you may find useful:- EU Commission: Energy Saving Light bulbs This website informs consumers,...

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Lights Go Out On ‘Special Purpose’ and ‘Rough Service’

On 1 September 2009, the European Commission introduced a directive that aimed to ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs across the...

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Mobile app ‘Rudder’ aims to get you home quicker – and safer…

Rudder, developed by University of Michigan graduates Hannah Dow and Steve Coffey, is a brand new mobile app that incorporates a city’s...

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The Glasses that make you Unidentifiable

While some companies choose to use infrared for identification others have chosen to do the opposite. Computer security company AVG has developed...

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