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4 Common Mistakes People Make With Their Lighting At Home And How You Can Overcome Them

When you’re at home, you want to ensure that you feel comfortable and can relax in your surroundings. This has a lot to do with your furniture and the way that you use space in your house but is also impacted by the way that light is used.

21st February, 2018
Written By Gary Baker

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Places To Visit To See Amazing Lights

Lighting isn’t just a tool that we use to see in our home or workplace, it can also create stunning visual effects and large spectacles for crowds of people to admire.

12th February, 2018
Written By Gary Baker

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4 Mistakes To Avoid When Changing To LED Lighting

If you’re considering making the change to LED lighting, you should definitely do it.

5th February, 2018
Written By Gary Baker

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Online Lighting Brand Thrilled For Return Of Festival Of Light In 2018

Specialist lighting retailer BLT are eagerly awaiting the return of a festival dedicated to light that will be taking place in London next year following a successful show in 2016. Lumiere London will hit the capital city once again with a number of light fittings and installations that will

15th December, 2017
Written By Steve Ellwood

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LEDs Are Lighting Up Profits

It's not just lighting companies who should be excited about LED bulbs. Even though Philips Lighting have recently announced 1 that their LED-based sales now account 63% of company turnover, BLT Direct has said that LEDs are good news for all kinds of companies.

15th December, 2017
Written By Steve Ellwood

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5 Unique Ideas For Night Lighting

Typically children use nightlights because they are scared of the dark, and while we know there aren't any monsters lurking in the shadows, sometimes light at night can be helpful.

14th December, 2017
Written By Steve Ellwood

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Who are the most energy efficient nations in the world?

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) release an international scorecard every few years, ranking each nation out of 100 for their energy efficiency. National efforts to reduce reliance on climate unfriendly fuels, how buildings use and store heat, how industry manage their

14th December, 2017
Written By Steve Ellwood

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Why Do Councils Turn Off Street Lights?

If you happen to be on the streets during the late evening or the early hours, you may have noticed street lighting either dimming significantly or turning off altogether.

Typically councils will turn off streetlights between 12pm and 6am, but some are now resorting to switching off

8th December, 2017
Written By Steve Ellwood

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How Are Theatre Lights Different From Home Lighting?

When you go and see a show at the theatre, one of the first things you will notice is the way that light is cleverly used and manipulated to enhance the set and the scenes that are unfolding...

8th December, 2017
Written By Steve Ellwood

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Which Industrial Light Bulb Is Right For Your Business?

Lighting is a powerful tool that can make the world of difference in a range of different working environments. Unfortunately, many companies fail to recognise this and will continue to make uninformed decisions regarding the type of bulbs they use in their working spaces.

Effective

4th December, 2017
Written By Steve Ellwood

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5 Lighting Solutions Essential for Every House Party

When it comes to house parties many of us think of socialising with friends, great music and dancing around the living room, but how much thought do we give to lighting? In fact, lighting plays a bit part in creating the ideal vibe for a house party and getting the lighting right can make all the

24th November, 2017
Written By Steve Ellwood

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Buying A New House? Look For These Low Energy Features

Moving into a new house is an incredibly exciting time for anyone, but there are things to watch out for even if you've fallen head over heels in love with the place you're looking at. Yes, you may have fallen in love with the original wood timbers and the high ceilings, but that will

24th November, 2017
Written By Steve Ellwood

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How Much Energy Could You Be Saving By Switching Your Lightbulbs?

When it comes to energy saving, making the right choices with your lightbulbs is imperative. Whether you choose LED or energy saving options, it's time to say goodbye to those outdated bulbs and push your lighting into the 21 st century. By referring to our handy infographic you'll be

9th November, 2017
Written By Steve Ellwood

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How Lighting Can Reduce The Global Demand For Electricity

As a new report is launched by the UN providing guidance on energy efficient lighting, BLT Direct, the online lighting experts, have highlighted how crucial it is for the world to switch over to LED bulbs to reduce the global demand for energy.

“The report shows that we could

9th November, 2017
Written By Steve Ellwood

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Why Do Fluorescent Lights Flicker?

If you work in an office, school or any type of establishment that uses fluorescent lighting, you may have noticed that occasionally the bulbs will flicker.

The flickering can be frequent or may only happen rarely but either way it can be distracting and can also cause strain and di

9th November, 2017
Written By Steve Ellwood

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