A south Wales town has become the latest place to switch off street lighting in residential areas at night. The decision to turn off the lights in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, between midnight and 5am will save the council £180,000 as it tries to claw back more than £11m of budget cuts during this fin... Continue reading →
It’s that time of year again when the Socket Store team packs up our buckets and spades and heads off for an extra day’s fun over the bank holiday weekend.
The weather might not be looking to, er, ‘bright’, but we’re sure we’ll come back full of energy (sorry!) af... Continue reading →
Homeowners hoping for a grant to help pay for energy efficiency measures in their homes have been left out in the cold following the unexpected closure of the Green Deal scheme.
The government has been forced to close its Green Deal Home Improvement Fund early after applications for the whole £120m... Continue reading →
The Socket Store team is always keen to save our customers money, so hopefully you have already benefitted from our previous posts about reducing your energy bills. And, with many energy-saving tips applying equally to business and domestic customers, we’re continuing our business energy series wi... Continue reading →
We know it can be confusing when you are looking to replace your traditional light bulbs with LED bulbs or lamps. That’s why we’ve produce this chart!
Don’t forget, it’s all about the lumens. So, simply put, look at your traditional incandescent light bulb and look up how man... Continue reading →
If you’re the type of person who likes to argue that black is black, we’ve got bad news for you! When it comes to our range of black light switches and sockets, one shade doesn’t fit all. So read our guide to the varieties of black sockets and switches we stock and see which suits your home!
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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 →
How many people does it take to change a light bulb? Well, when the bulb in question weighs two tonnes, the answer is: quite a few!
A lighthouse bulb has been successfully installed in a new home thanks to a specialist team. The enormous optic was carried five miles over land and sea from Bardsey Is... Continue reading →
Energy customers may find themselves picking up the tab after the government awarded green energy contracts to firms without putting them out to tender first, it has emerged.
Eight corporate companies including wind farms and biomass producers are benefiting from more than £16bn of renewable energy... Continue reading →
Long gone are the days of sitting in a dingy room struggling to read by the light of a central bulb or, even worse, trying to create cosiness under the harsh glare of a strip light. Now it’s all about the spotlight – so here’s where to use them!
Once obligatory in kitchens, fluor... Continue reading →