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Everything you need to know about lumens

Lumens, also known as ‘luminous flux’, is the total measure of visible light emitted by a source per unit of time. This is weighted according to the ‘luminosity function’ model, which includes the human eye's sensitivity to various wavelengths.

A Simple Guide To Adjusting A PIR Sensor Light

PIR sensor lights are designed to detect motion in the vicinity it is placed, illuminating the area when movement is detected. This works by detecting the infrared technology that is emitted by humans and animals to activate the light for a predetermined amount of time. 

6 ways to use your Christmas fairy lights all year round

If you’re struggling with ideas, then Light Supplier has got you covered. Browse our list of six creative ways to brighten up your home with Christmas fairy lights all year round.

8 mistakes to avoid when ordering LED light fittings

If you order a light too big or small, the room's proportions will be thrown off, and you will be left displeased with the overall aesthetic of your new fixture. 

How to connect LED strip lights to mains in the UK

If you’ve recently purchased strip lights for your home and you’re unsure of how to connect them to the mains, then Light Supplier has your back.

This process may sound challenging, but we know you can get the task done as quickly as possible with our simple guide. 

Is it illegal to have LED lights inside your car?: The do’s and don’ts.

LED lights in a car aren't illegal; however, there are certain regulations you must follow. But don't stress! Light Supplier will run you through the do's and don'ts to prepare you for the road. 

What does IP rating mean for lights?

IP stands for ‘Ingress Protection’ rating, a two-digit grading system applied to the enclosure of an electrical or mechanical item to indicate its resistance to damage. 

LED wardrobe lights: 5 ideas for every closet

Light Supplier can tell you how to use LED wardrobe lights for better organisation and practicality. Browse our five best ideas for illuminating your closet and check out our high-quality LED wardrobe light product recommendations. 

Why do my LED lights flicker?

LED flickering can certainly be annoying, and it may indicate an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. So join Light Supplier as we take you through the causes of LED flickering and what you can do to solve the problem.

How to put led lights in a skirting board

Putting LED lights in skirting boards is all about finding the optimal position. There are plenty of ways to use skirting board lighting to your advantage, whether illuminating coving and cornices, kitchen or bathroom cabinets, drop-down ceilings or even bookshelves. 

Easy lighting DIY you can do without an electrician

If you’re a DIY enthusiast, you understand how rewarding it can be to...

Do LED lights attract bugs? - 10 ways to prevent them

There is an abundance of LED light options on the market, which are...

The best track lights for your home

If you’re looking to improve your home, then look no further. At Light...

The Ultimate Guide for Mixing Knobs and Pulls on Kitchen Cabinets

Choosing the perfect hardware for your kitchen cabinets can impact your space more than you know. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a huge difference.

How to make your home safer with LED under cabinet lights

Having an efficient lighting source is beneficial for every home. You walk downstairs...

How to Choose the Best Downlights for Your Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide for 2023

  There’s no better time to improve your kitchen lighting than right now....

What is a Pendant Light?

Need to give your home or office that extra boost of style? Statement...

How Many LED Downlights Per Room Calculator

Are you redecorating your ceiling with LED downlights? If so, you might struggle...

Can you cut LED strip lights?

LED strip lights are renowned for being an impactful, no-hassle light source. Their...

How Much Do LED Lights Cost to Run? Saving Energy and Money

Reducing energy consumption is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. With the cost...

How to Light a Room with Low Ceilings

Lighting a room with low ceilings may seem like an impossible task,  but...

5 Best Backyard Garden Lighting Ideas

Introducing Light Supplier’s seven best backyard garden lighting ideas! Creating an outdoor paradise...

How long do LED Strip Lights last?

LEDs, also known as ‘Light-Emitting Diodes’, are one of the most popular light...

6 Best Bedroom LED Light Ideas for 2023

If you need bedroom LED light ideas, you’ve come to the right place. ...

Adding LED Lights Around Your TV? What You Need to Know

Are you looking for a way to upgrade a room in your home? Do you want to have a unique lighting system in your home? Then you should look into adding LED strip lights around your TV for an instant upgrade.

Guide to Choosing Lighting for Makeup Application

Choosing the right type of lighting for applying makeup is very important. Lighting can make a huge difference to the outcome of the makeup look.

How Much Do LED Spotlights Cost To Run?

LED spotlights are becoming an increasingly popular choice for lighting in homes around the UK. It is no surprise why. LED lights are more efficient than other options, look more attractive and are significantly better for the environment.

Why Do Spotlights Flicker?

We will talk you through the possible reasons why a spotlight may flicker, whether you should be worried and what to do if the lights are flickering. Whilst flickering is often not a serious issue, it is important to get it checked out or investigate the root causes, to be on the safe side and simply for convenience.

How To Join LED Strip Lights

You might need to cut the strip lights down to size, and reconnect them, so in this blog post, we will talk you through how to join LED strip lights in your home.

How To Hide LED Strip Lights On The Ceiling

Many people who install LED strip lights on the ceiling have similar questions, which are ‘how do you hide LED strip lights on the ceiling?’ and ‘how do you install LED strip lights on the ceiling?’, and we will answer both of these questions in this blog post.

10 Best Living Room Lighting Ideas

In this post, we will look at 10 of the best living room lighting ideas, so we can inspire you and fuel your creativity. Let’s delve into it…

A Guide to LED Light Temperature

The temperature of the lighting can be ‘make or break’ for effective lighting systems. So, we have put this guide together to help you understand light temperature and how to get it right in your home.

5 Creative Shelf Lighting Ideas

Find out about creative ways to add light to the shelves in your home!

5 Stair Lighting Ideas to Impress Your Visitors

Stair lighting is a fantastic way to light up your home and upgrade a typically boring area of your home. Enjoy the aesthetic and practical benefits of stair light. Read on to find out about our favourite ideas!

Lights Flickering in Your House? What It Could be…

Are the lights flickering in your home? Read about the common causes, such as loose light bulbs, poor wiring and overloaded circuit, in this blog post to help resolve the issue.

The Complete Guide to Garden Fairy Lights

Garden fairy lights are a beautiful way to create a cosy ambience in your garden. Read on to find out more about the different types of garden fairy lights and creative ways to utilise them in your outdoor space.

7 Cute Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Do you want to upgrade your bedroom lighting? Check out this list of the top 7 cute bedroom lighting ideas that will take your room to the next level.

8 Common Lighting Mistakes To Avoid

Lighting sets the whole mood for all rooms in your home. It can...

8 Great Wardrobe Lighting Ideas

A wardrobe is one of the most important pieces of furniture in our...

A Simple Guide to Bedroom Fairy Lights

Fairy lights are a visually stunning yet effective way to light up your...

How to Light Your Home - 12 Best Lighting Tips

Amazing, well thought out and creative lighting can take any room in your...

How to Save Money on Electricity When Lighting Your Home

Electricity is getting more expensive by the day. Not only is it costing you more money, but it is also costing our environment, as 25% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions are produced from our households. So we have got a few top tips and tricks to help you save money on electricity when lighting your home.

Halogen vs LED Bulbs - The Facts

During the last few years, LED lights have been brought to the spotlight...

Are There Any Rules & Regulations for Kitchen Lighting in the UK?

Many people will agree that the kitchen is the most important room in...

Who Invented the Light Bulb? A History Lesson

Over 140 years ago the light bulb was invented, it has brought light...

15 Key Kitchen Trends to Follow in 2022

If you’ve got a kitchen renovation project upcoming in 2022, you can get...

9 Ways to Add Style & Value to Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the hub of the home, it’s likely you’ll be spending...

Lighting Tips And Tricks That Could Add Value To Your Home

Looking to sell your home? Improving your lighting is one way of adding value to your property and can prepare it for a quick sell.

How To Light An Open Plan Room

Whether you have a kitchen-diner open space or a home that features open planning, choosing the right lighting can make a difference.

Basement Lighting Ideas

Here we share our tips for the best basement lighting ideas to give you an idea of what choices you have to make, as well as some basement office lighting ideas
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