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Why you can set store by our sockets and switches!

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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 →

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 →

Eight easy ways to light up your home

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The spring sunshine well and truly arrived over the Easter weekend – and, in many homes, spring signals the time for a grand re-design! But before you order the wallpaper swatches and line up the tester paint pots, did you realise that the appearance of a room can be revamped simply by improving t... 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 →

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 →