A Guide To Bathroom Lighting Installations

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Everybody wants a sleek water closet but selecting bathroom lighting is not all about the looks. There’s some very important factors that you need to consider whilst buying lights for your bathroom, and in this post we’ll cover all the essentials. To make sure you have a squeaky clean experience installing bathroom lights – please take note of the below! (more…)

Collingwood Lighting For Bars & Clubs

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Many of you will be hitting the bar to celebrate entering year 2016 and it’s our job to supply the lights which make these bars look so great, in particular Collingwood Lighting lights. Collingwood are a favoured lighting brand for a whole host of hospitality venues including bars, nightclubs and hotels. There are a number of qualities to why people are attracted to using Collingwood Lighting – they boast strong and stylish fittings, the latest LED technology, a variety of beam colours and easy instalment. 

In this blog we’ve compiled a number of lifestyle shots to demonstrate what can be achieved when you use Collingwood Lighting. If any of the bars and clubs you are going to on NYE look anything like these, then you’re sure to have the perfect setting to see in the new year. Bottoms up and cheers! (more…)

Interview With Kelly Vincent: The Female Electrician.

kelly paper featureIn an industry saturated by males we thought we’d invite electrician Kelly Vincent, owner and employee of Kelly Electrics, to give her own insight into the world of a sparky. 30 or 40 years ago the proposition of a female electrician would have been laughed at but a lot has changed since then, and for the better. Kelly is part of a small contingent of female tradeswomen looking to provide an equally as good service as their male counterparts; whilst changing old fashioned attitudes as they do it. 

Not only did Kelly enter a male dominant industry but she also gave up her job to pursue her career change. The apparent lack of women in the trade industry as well as a list of great testimonials from her early clients saw Kelly attract admirers from afar. Some of those that wanted to know more included national press with her story being discussed in The Times newspaper (pictured) and home improvement magazine Homebuilding & Renovating.

Being a female electrician isn’t her only asset, you have to be good at what you do, and Kelly is. Since launching Kelly Electrics in 2013 she’s earned herself real recognition, so much so that in 2014 she was nominated as a finalist in both the ‘Britain’s Top Tradesman’ and ‘Women In Construction’ awards. Kelly Electrics has also seen a new addition to the team with another female electrician Sarah Watsham joining ranks. Sarah is a specialist in solving electrical problems and a stickler for perfection.

Seeing as Kelly challenges the status-quo of a male leading industry and poses inspirational values for like-minded women to follow, we thought it was only right to invite her to take part in an interview. Providing a quality service is her primary aim but there’s more to this story than your average electrician firm. So let’s see if she can change the perception of stout traditionalists that believe tradework is a men only job!
Q&A With: Kelly Vincent, The Female Electrician.

I read that you were once an administrator for the NHS but you decided to change your career path – what influenced your decision and was this brave step difficult to execute? (more…)

Stylish Security Lighting For Dark Mornings & Nights.

There was a time where security lighting offered little else but a bulky unattractive unit. Since then designers have clubbed together to focus on aesthetics as well as performance, resulting in a handsome batch of security lights that share the ability to complement the home. Security lighting poses great benefits, especially in the dark winter months. They can aid visibility outside, save energy compared to conventional lighting and act as a deterrent to would-be thieves.  

Here at Direct Trade Supplies we stock some of the latest and greatest models to hit the security lighting market. Brands include the likes of Timeguard, Steinel, Saxby Lighting, ESP and BG Electrical, all of which are household names within domestic lighting and security. To give you a greater understanding about what we can offer, here’s a little run down of some of our most popular and state-of-the-art models.

ESP Nighthawk Security Lights

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Winter Garden Lighting Comes Alive At Night

Winter Garden Lighting

There’s nothing better than hurrying into a warm home when the weather is freezing, but don’t leave the outdoors behind, illuminating your space outside using winter garden lighting can create a beautiful scene on dark mornings and nights. Although your pretty summer flowers may have died it doesn’t mean that your entire garden has to suffer from neglection. There’s one way that you can still include the garden into your wintery life and that’s by dressing it up with some gorgeous glowing lights. (more…)

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