Socket Store Electrical Blog

Why you can set store by our sockets and switches!


When you’re browsing online retailers for sockets and switches, lamps, bulbs and lighting, you want to know you’re in safe hands – literally. As well as looking for great customer service and value for money, it’s especially important with electricals to know that they’re up to standard an... Continue reading →

Government urged to ‘seal deal’ on tidal energy project


Politicians have urged the UK government to ‘seal the deal’ on a £1bn tidal lagoon scheme in Swansea that, if built, will be the first of its kind in the world.   MPs and Assembly Members (AMs) have called for a quick agreement on a subsidy for the ‘desperately needed’ flagship scheme ... Continue reading →

Don’t be left in the dark this winter!


The nights are drawing in, it’s still dark when the Socket Store team’s alarm clocks go off and there’s a definite chill in the air. Winter is on its way – but are you prepared? Well, we are! Over the summer, we’ve been extending our existing ranges and sourcing some ‘illuminating’... Continue reading →

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 →