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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 →

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 →

Interior lighting for your house [infographic]

Interior Lighting

Lighting is often overlooked when it comes to interior design, yet careful consideration at the planning stage can make an enormous difference to the overall result. Take a look at our great infographic to see how you can transform your home! We hope you like and share it – and of course get ... Continue reading →

Are our dimmers compatible with LED lamps?

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One of the questions we regularly get asked is whether you can use our dimmers with LED (light-emitting diode) lamps, also known as LED bulbs. The answer is… maybe! All our standard dimmers are leading edge dimmers, which are designed for use with traditional incandescent or halogen lamps. Whi... Continue reading →