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Shedding new light on halogen bulb phase-out

• Most halogens off the shelves in Autumn • LEDs the best bet as replacement, says ToptenUK.org • Top tips to make a smooth transition Time’s nearly up for halogen lighting – with all but a few types of the gas-based bulb scheduled for phase-out on 1 September this year. The phase-out was due to be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 05/03/2018 - 14:13

05/03/2018

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Getting the best from energy efficient lighting in your hall

• Lighting design expert looks at entrance lighting effects • Low light ok, without big contrasts • Hints and tips on LED light fittings In this final part of this series on getting great aesthetic effects from low-energy lighting such as LEDs, we talk to lighting designer Graham Festenstein about...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 19/02/2018 - 13:51

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How to get the best out of energy efficient lighting

• LEDs becoming the norm - but questions remain • What are the best light effects to use around your home? • We speak to lighting design expert on the options out there LEDs are becoming the dominant energy efficient lighting option – but for many, they remain a new and quite daunting technology...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 05/02/2018 - 11:53

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Bringing a brighter start to 2018

• Shops and business could save big through lighting changes • But using the right products and fittings is key • Premium Light Pro project set to assist commercial LED upgrades We may now be a few weeks past the shortest day of the year, but it’s still pretty dark outside. We’ll still be doing our...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 18/01/2018 - 14:44

18/01/2018

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Let the light shine in with energy efficient lighting

• Low energy lighting now dominates the market • Many types of fittings available • Our guide helps you make an informed choice Energy efficient lighting is now pretty much the norm. Vast improvements in product performance, as low-energy options have become mainstream, mean that these days there...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 28/11/2017 - 15:16

28/11/2017

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Turning the spotlight on halogens

• Halogen spotlights latest to be phased out • LEDs begin to dominate market • What next for lighting in the UK? The latest leg of the EU's lightbulb phase-out spells the death knell toll for halogen spotlights. Project Manager Stewart Muir (pictured) explains the ins and outs of the change – and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 16/09/2016 - 16:13

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Helping house building sector take the lead on low energy lighting

• Consumers increasingly looking at most efficient lighting options • The Right Light gives latest tips on specifying LEDs for homes • Interesting, personalised effects can be created With the cost of low energy lighting LED falling rapidly into the realm of the affordable, and now available in a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:28

05/05/2016

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Energy efficient lighting: A Nobel cause

LED lighting is a technology making a reputation for itself - so much so, in fact, that it’s now got a Noble Prize for Physics to its name. Well, sort of; Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamur received the accolade for developing the blue LED which ultimately made white light LED lamps...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:45

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The rise in building energy efficiency

A new £50million pot , co-funded by the Green Investment Bank, will see packages of energy efficiency measures installed in hospitals across the UK, with one of the first recipients Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. It’s hoped that changes by the hospitals involved will cut bills by 20 per cent...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 13/10/2014 - 08:45

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The future of LED lighting gets brighter

We revealed last week that the UK is in the top five nations in Europe for buying energy saving light bulbs, but lagging behind in the purchase of ‘next generation’ lighting such as LEDs. More testing, information and certification of the kind we’re involved in through the PremiumLight scheme...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 29/01/2014 - 08:45

29/01/2014

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