lighting

Five Outdoor Lighting Considerations You’ve (Probably) Missed

Outdoor Lights

We have the most glorious weather (for now!) and we, at Socket Store, hope you are all out there enjoying it, but with our summer sunshine always so short lived we wanted to make sure you’re making the most of the time in the garden.   Evenings in the garden with a cool bottle of beer or a gl... 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 →

Energy saving lamps and lighting [infographic]

Energy saving lamps

There’s more to going green than buying a one-size-fits-all light bulb! The energy saving lamps and lighting market has grown and improved rapidly, with bulbs now emitting different types of light and having varying energy-saving abilities. Our latest infographic gives the lowdown on the light... 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 →

Advantages of LED light bulbs

Why Choose LED Lamps

How many times do you change your light bulbs? No, it’s not a joke – and the answer will depend on the type of bulbs you use! Here at Socket Store, we like to save our customers money – not just by selling our LED lights and lamps at permanently low prices but also, hopefully, by reducing ... Continue reading →

How light bulbs work

led bulb

How It Works Series Tungsten Incandescent Often termed the “Normal” bulb, now being phased-out due to its’ high energy requirements. By far the simplest of all bulbs, it passes an electric current through a tungsten filament (thin wire), the resistance of the wire causes it to heat up to the p... Continue reading →