Electricity

Has your business seen the light over LEDs?

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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 →

What is a COB light?

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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 →

10 things you probably didn’t know about light bulbs

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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 →

Socket Store gets the green light from industry experts

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Quality and professionalism has always been at the heart of Socket Store’s ethos, and now the best in the industry have given us a glowing welcome! We’re proud to announce we are now members of the Lighting Industry Association, which represents businesses demonstrating the highest degree of pro... Continue reading →

Pull your sockets up!

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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!

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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 →

A brief history of LEDs

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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 →

Click and Collect makes life easier for customers

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Ever keen to simplify shopping for our customers, Socket Store has a couple of new features that you might want to know about! Following a site upgrade, we now offer a next day delivery upgrade on selected items. At the moment, these include our Contour Brushed Steel plates and the Victorian Antique... Continue reading →

Changing the settings on Varilight V-Pro dimmers

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We are regularly asked about our Varilight V-Pro dimmers, so in this week’s blog we explain how to change the settings. Varilight have created a fantastic video (below) guiding you through the programming stages, but we’ve also outlined it below, in case you prefer to read rather than watch!... Continue reading →