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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →