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Watt and Lumen: Energy Explained

So what’s a Watt? Ever since the advent of the incandescent light bulb, the standard for defining a light bulb’s brightness has...

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The Light Bulb Ban – What and When?

So what is the light bulb ban? In September 2018, the final stage of an EU directive banning the import or manufacture...

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Light Bulb Spec Testing: How Do We Know 5W = 50W?

At Lightbulbs Direct, we make sure we’re only selling the best products, and we want customers to know exactly what they’re buying....

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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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Direct Replacement – Halogen 28W Candle E14

At Lightbulbs Direct we recognise that the transition from one technology to another can seem daunting and complicated. This is why we...

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Lighting in Layers: Ambient, Accent & Task Lighting

Lighting, though not as obvious or as show-stopping as a new sofa, is just as vital to your home’s interior design. Neglect...

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Light Bulb Manufacturers – Who Do We Stock?

The lighting industry is a busy place these days, with many different manufacturers competing to develop the best and brightest light bulbs....

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How to Wire a Light – A Step-by-Step Guide

Wiring a light might at first appear a little daunting. It involves turning off the power supply, checking the electricity is isolated,...

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How to Fit a Dimmer Switch – A Step-by-Step Guide

Fitting a dimmer switch may seem daunting but it needn’t be. It involves switching off the power, isolating the circuit and knowing...

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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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