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Light art festival set to brighten up London


A major festival of light art is to brighten up London in January, following the success of dazzling events in Durham and Londonderry. Parts of the capital will be adorned with neon lights, projections and installations as part of the Lumiere Festival, which will, according to mayor Boris Johnson, b... Continue reading →

Has your business seen the light over LEDs?


It’s been a while since we added to our business energy series, but our guide to LEDs for businesses is certainly worth the wait! If you’re a business owner, you might have already realised that LEDs – or light-emitting diodes – are not just for the home. In the last decade, countles... Continue reading →

Make September a new term for energy


With September looming, chances are your mind is on the coming term or your return to work after that holiday in the sun. But in between shopping for new school shoes and packing away the beachwear, now is the time to check your energy tariff – as chances are it’s about to rise. Eight fixed ... Continue reading →

Let there be (a year of) light!


Struggling through the remaining weeks of the summer holidays, fending off cries of “I’m bored!” and wondering where the sunshine went? Well, there might just be ‘light’ at the end of the tunnel! 2015 is the International Year of Light and organisers have produced a range of events, activi... Continue reading →

Our LED torches won’t leave you in the dark!


If you’re holidaying under canvas this summer, there’s a small yet essential item you don’t want to leave home without. You might have the tent and your sleeping bag at the ready, but our selection of LED torches is guaranteed to make camping easier in a ‘flash’! Torch technology has devel... Continue reading →

What is a COB light?


Just getting your head around LEDs? Well, now you need to know about COB too! COB stands for Chip on Board and it’s the very latest technology when it comes to LED lighting. Here’s what you need to know: What’s different about a COB light? COB lighting differs to standard LEDs in that is has m... Continue reading →

‘Impossible’ energy home built in the UK


George Osborne once described it as impossible, but the UK’s first zero-carbon home has been built – in just 16 weeks! The three-bed, £125,000 smart house, designed by a team at Cardiff University and built near Bridgend, generates more energy than it uses, thanks to a combination of solar pane... Continue reading →

Energy bills must be simpler – but Big Six to remain


More needs to be done to encourage gas and electricity customers to switch to better deals and energy firms must be more innovative, a year-long investigation has found. But the ‘Big Six’ companies won’t have to break up and have been found not to collude over prices – despite campaigners sa... Continue reading →

Heatwave? It’s the perfect time to think about your boiler!


The hottest day of the year might not seem like the ideal time to think about your heating system, but a green energy firm is urging consumers to do just that! As the UK swelters under soaring temperatures this week, Green Square Kelso is asking energy customers to consider going green and advising... Continue reading →

Our new bathroom lighting is causing a splash!


We certainly know how to ‘tap’ into expert partnerships here at Socket Store! Last month we revealed we’ve teamed up with LED light specialists LuxLite, and now we’d love to tell you more about the fabulous products made by our industry-leading partner Sensio! Light designers and developers ... Continue reading →