Warmer Tones: New Plumen 002

[caption id="attachment_672" align="alignleft" width="180"] Plumen 002 - a cluster of[/caption] As you may be aware, the 11w Plumen 001 (and 9w Plumen Baby) were made as the world's first designer low energy light bulb, taking a conventional CFL and radically transforming it into a beautiful, poetic form.  Here are My Green Lighting we have been championing the fact that low energy doesn't have to mean ugly for a number of years so of course we stock Plumen bulbs and drop caps (white, red, c ... read more

Plumen 002 drop cap range

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When the shade says 60w max…

Historically, many light fittings and shades had a little sticker somewhere on them which said '40 max' or '60w max' so that you knew not to exceed that wattage when choosing a light bulb. But with so many low energy options available, what does that sticker really mean now? Normally, the reason for saying 'max 60w' was that a brighter light bulb would have been 100w. As well as giving more light, a 100w bulb would have been much hotter and more likely to damage a shade or fitting from hea ... read more

Rydall metal shade

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Downlights (part II) – starting from scratch

[caption id="attachment_574" align="alignright" width="400"] LED downlights - hit me to check out the options[/caption] But how many? What if you don't currently have any downlights - how many do you need to adequately light a room? Firstly, particularly in a room such as a kitchen, the location of cupboards, especially wall cupboards needs consideration; it would be pointless to install a downlight over the top of a wall cupboard. Standard kitchen floor cupboards are usually 600mm deep ... read more

Dimmable integral COB LED downlight

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Downlights (part I) – just replace the bulbs?

One question that we are frequently asked is "How far apart should I put my low energy downlights?" (or, how many do I need for my room) and we are happy to give you a few pointers. [caption id="attachment_605" align="alignright" width="300"] 6w COB LED GU10 bulb[/caption] Just replace the bulbs? We would normally use the same number of low energy downlights as you would halogen downlights - and if you already have suitable fittings this is good news as you can simply replace the bulbs.  Y ... read more

6w COB LED GU10 bulb

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UK designed and made hanging flower light shades

If you are looking for a simple but unique way to liven up a dull hanging pendant without rewiring anything then try one of our hanging flower light shades. Eye-catching and elegant designs, Snow, Lily & Lotus are a perfect way to hide a dull bulb on a pendant.  Made from recycled material in the UK they can only add to your green credentials and will have an immediate impact in your home. The Snow & Lily each come in two sizes.  They can use used around the home in hallways, ent ... read more

Lotus Group Framed

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LED Dimmable Downlights – what’s the difference?

We have a couple of dimmable downlight kit options when you are looking for a recessed downlight for any room of your house. The main two options are the Elan dimmable downlights and GU10 dimmable downlight kits, both of white can be seen in our dimmable LED downlights category. The main obvious difference is the price - the Elans kits are more expensive - but what are the differences between them? Elan LED Dimmable Downlights The Elan dimmable LED downlight has an integrated LED modul ... read more

Dimmable integral COB LED downlight

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