Energy

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

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 →

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 →

The future’s bright copper at Socket Store!

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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

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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 →

The history of the light bulb

The history of the light bulb

Ask the question: ‘Who invented the light bulb?’ and chances are people will say Thomas Edison. Yet whilst it’s certainly true that the American inventor created a commercially viable incandescent bulb, many others had put a lot of, er, ‘energy’ into the invention of electric light before ... Continue reading →

Wood you believe our new range of switches!

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Our new range of switches certainly doesn’t go against the grain of our reputation for quality! We’re now selling an array of stunning oak, ash and mahogany switches and sockets that will certainly help anyone planning a décor update see the wood for the trees! The new real wood products are ma... Continue reading →