Sockets & Switches

Sockets for the Industrial Revolution

black bronze switch

If you’ve seen a home improvement or interior design blog or magazine, or follow the latest trends on Pinterest, you’re sure to know that the industrial look is the look at the moment. We have to say we adore the industrial look – so much so that we redecorated our showroom to matc... Continue reading →

Changing the settings on Varilight V-Pro dimmers

Varilight-matt-chrome

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 →

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?

iridium-dimmer

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 →

What is a back box?

Antique Brass Socket

Behind every successful socket, there’s a strong, reliable partner holding everything together! That’s right; there’s more to the good old switch socket than meets the eye, and if you’re installing or changing one in your home, you’ll need to know about back boxes. A back box is what’s n... Continue reading →

Quick Tip: Can an intermediate switch be used for a 1 way switch?

Short Answer: Yes! Slightly Longer Answer: You can use an intermediate switch (or a two way switch) for a one way switch, however due to the complexity of making them intermediate switches are often a lot more expensive than one way or two way light switches, so it doesn’t usually make sense ... Continue reading →

Infographic: Intermediate Switch

Which Switch is What Switch? It’s one of our most popular/ frequently asked questions, so we thought we’d do an infographic (graphical representation) of our answer. We hope it helps! If you like it feel free to share it – the sharing code is at the bottom of the page…(it is ... Continue reading →