Socket Store Electrical Blog

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 →

10 things you probably didn’t know about light bulbs

The history of the light bulb

Here at Socket Store we do like to keep our customers and followers up to date with product info about our new lighting and interesting energy news! But when it comes to the humble light bulb, here are some things you might be ‘in the dark’ about: Brazilian football legend Pele was name... Continue reading →

Shallow groundwater could turn up the heat!


Heat within shallow groundwater under Cardiff could be turned into green energy to warm up homes and businesses across the city, thanks to a bold initiative and a £250,000 funding award. Cardiff Council has teamed up with WDS Green Energy and the British Geological Survey in a bid to find out if th... Continue reading →

Pull your sockets up!


Our new sockets are popping up everywhere! As we said in our last post, we now sell a number of fabulous new products to make our customers’ lives easier. And this vertical pull-up socket from Sensio – available in Aluminium, chrome, stainless steel, black and black nickel – is one of our ... Continue reading →

LuxLite LED Solutions is the answer for Socket Store!


To give our customers even more choice, Socket Store has teamed up with some exciting new partners. And one is LuxLite LED Solutions, energy saving lighting leaders to help light up your life! We now stock a wide range of high quality LuxLite LED lights, from basic GU10 bulbs to industrial hi-bay fi... Continue reading →

Sweden comes to Wales for ocean energy scheme


A Swedish energy firm has chosen to set up its UK headquarters in Wales in order to harness raw wave and tidal power, to produce greener energy and create jobs. Minesto has been awarded nearly £10m of European funding to develop a tidal energy scheme using underwater ‘kites’ off the coast of Ho... Continue reading →

We’re taking a ‘light’ break for Whitsun!


It seems we’ve only just returned from the last May bank holiday – and it’s time for another one! Socket Store will be closed on Monday, May 25 for the Whitsun bank holiday, which also marks the start of half term for many schools in the UK. We will reopen on Tuesday 26, where our team will p... Continue reading →

The future’s bright copper at Socket Store!


There’s nothing the Socket Store team loves more than launching a new collection of our favourite things – sockets and switches, of course! So we’re very excited to introduce our brand new range of copper sockets and switches and, what’s more, they are exclusive to us! The gorgeous bright co... Continue reading →

A brief history of LEDs


They are used in everything from televisions and computers to DVDs players and smartphones, as well as helping to create a soothing atmosphere in maternity wards and lighting up messages on drinks bottles! It’s hard to imagine just what we’d do without LEDs, yet they’ve been in existence for a... Continue reading →