We now have available a range of Rustika and imitation carbon bulbs in 40w and 60w from only £7.99
These decorative bulbs with their multiple anchor points for the filament inside have a unique look often used when photographing light fittings with the bulb turned on due to their low light output – and they are of course dimmable!
Sometimes described as a vintage, retro, heritage, or even a 'squirrel cage' bulb, they are reminiscent of firelight in colour. Although you can use them insi ... read more
Giving spot bulbs the 3rd degree
Here's our quick guide to spot bulb beam angles and why it might matter to you.
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Halogen spot bulbs such as GU10 and MR16 bulbs traditionally had a beam angle of approx 38 degrees. This gives a very bright pool of light on the floor, but darker areas around that area. This might give just the effect you are looking for, maybe even jus ... read more
"It's easy to go through the motions when you're decorating; choosing neutral shades and decor has become the name of the game in order to create a pleasant living space for family, guests and not offend any potential future purchasers" - Good Homes blog, Interior Commotions (http://www.goodhomes.net/blog/interior-commotions.html)
In the current climate many people aren't moving and are instead turning to redecorating and renovating their current homestead.
But at the back of your mind ( ... read more
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In the first of our 'What's the Best Low Energy Replacement' series we are looking at the peoples favourite - the 60w incandescent bulb.
Officially banned in Europe (at least for manufacturing), the 60w light bulb was a popular choice in many homes. As the ones you have stop working you may be wondering what the current best replacement option is - and with so many acronyms we're he ... read more
For when 36 degrees is too small but 120 degrees is just too wide and noticeable in your eye line, you may be looking for a 60 degree beam angle LED GU10 spot bulb - and they have just arrived!
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They are the same physical size as a halogen bulb making them a great retro-fit option and are available in warm white (3000K), cool white (4200K) and in dimmable or the ... read more