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BLT Direct welcome a selection of new Aurora products to their already comprehensive range of energy-saving light bulbs and lighting solutions, to affirm their status as one of the countrys leading light bulb retailers.Read More »
When looking at light bulbs it is not often that one type of lamp base provides such a diversity and number of quality bulbs. This however is the case with the range of GU10 lightbulbs available fr...Read More »
We are all aware these days of our effect on, and our responsibility towards the environment. There are now many solutions on the market that help us reduce our carbon footprint, particularly in co...Read More »
If you're planning to move home, re-furbish or re-decorate your house this summer; now is the perfect time to integrate an energy saving solution into your interior. The low energy, low cost GU10 l...Read More »
When decorating your home, each room will no doubt have its own personality, and the key to creating the perfect ambience is the appropriate lighting to match the mood of a room. Kitchens will requ...Read More »
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There are many different types of cap and base. The more common caps and bases include 'Edison Screw', 'Bayonet Cap', 'Small Bayonet Cap' and 'Small Bayonet Cap'. To view the more unusual caps and for a complete guide to light bulbs bases view our la…Read More »
Incandescent lamps are standard domestic light bulbs including GLS, candle, golfball and many others. Halogen lamps are high intensity, optimised lamps giving better efficiency than standard light bulbs. Energy saving lamps are direct replacements …Read More »
Some older designs had quite a high "colour temperature" which may be perceived as "colder" but many energy saving lamps now use a "warm white" coating to make the light very similar to a normal incandescent bulb.Read More »
A dimmer switch is used to control the brightness of light by changing the voltage waveform applied to the lamp, originally for halogen and incandescent lamps but recently also includes CFLs and LEDs. When selecting a dimmer for LED and CFL lamps it is important to consider the total wattage of the lamps to be controlled and select a dimmer switch that that has a lower limit of less than the total wattage of the lamps.
Colour temperature, sometimes refered to as CCT (correlated colour temperature), is simply a method of describing the colour characteristics of a light bulb. Colour temperatures range from low (warm/yellowish) type colours all the way up to high (white/bluish) light.
Colour temperature is measured in "Kelvin" which is explained in more detail below. More information can be found on our colour temperatures example page.