Current Trends Involving LED Technology #1: Connectivity


LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology is everywhere right now, and when Time magazine called 2013 The Year of the LED, the whole world knew they were no mere flash-in-the-pan! Since that time, LED technology has come on in leaps and bounds, with great strides being made in areas of energy-efficiency, longevity and light efficacy to name but a few.


As LEDs have improved, so has our interconnectedness via the internet, so we aim to illustrate the place of LEDs in this new global phenomenon.


IP Ratings of Electrical Enclosures in a Nutshell


According to Bob Dylan, the times they are a-changing and, as far as improved information now being available on the levels of protection against intrusion from foreign bodies and moisture, he’s right! IP (or “Ingress Protection) Ratings are an international standard by which the protection of all electrical enclosures is measured, so if you’re not sure about them please read on…


LED Strip Lights and the Numbers 3528 and 5050


The number of people who are beginning to use LED strip lights in their homes and businesses is currently going through the roof in the UK. It’s really not a surprise, because they represent an incredibly versatile and cost-effective way to illuminate a space with very little effort required. In this article, we’re going to enlighten you about the two categories of LED strip lights; namely 3528 and 5050, so read on…


LED Colour Temperatures – What You Need to Know



LEDs are fast becoming the go-to source of light for homes and businesses alike, and it’s no wonder! They’re not only a great deal more energy-efficient than other, conventional bulbs, they’re also a great deal more versatile, giving you the ability to tailor the lighting ambience of your room using a variety of different colour temperatures. So, if you haven’t yet switched to LEDs and you’re unsure about LED colour temperatures, read on…


EU Ban Sounds the Death Knell for Halogen Bulbs


British consumers might start finding it more difficult to lay their hands on the halogen spotlight bulbs they’ve used for so long once their stockist’s supplies run out, thanks to an EU edict that has branded them “inefficient”. An EU ban on halogen and traditional incandescent bulbs has been in effect in Continental Europe for quite some time now and, later this year it goes even further, outlawing halogen bulbs such as candle and more traditionally-shaped bulbs, too.