All of us would like to reduce energy bills but putting that into action is another thing. Taking time out of our busy schedules to tweak existing routines and systems can be hard, what’s more, understanding and then deciding what changes to actually make can be even harder. Being an electrical wholesaler we thought we’d help you in your mission to deduct your monthly bills, offering you some fast solutions which are more than achievable with our current stock.
Before you make any changes you might want to view how much existing energy you are using. This can be achieved by installing a home energy monitor, which can give you live readings of how much electricity your home is producing. Having an energy monitor in the home can be the antagonist for change, acting as the wake up call you need to reduce energy bills.
The LightwaveRF Energy Monitor is a state-of-the-art model which relies upon a smart phone app to convey it’s readings. Once it’s hooked up to your LightwaveRF Wifi Link, you’ll be able to monitor the exact amount of energy being used. Its advanced real-time energy consumption reader could be just what you need to keep tabs on your energy output. (more…)
The fast paced nature of modern living along with the advancements of technology has made smart home controls a viable attraction. Smart home technology offers households as well as businesses a convenient solution to powering some of the most important electrical commodities inside of the property. Automated lighting and heating controls currently dominate the smart home sector, with other offshoots such as energy monitoring also making headway. When all combined the current smart home market provides an exciting glimpse into what the future may hold. (more…)
One of the best ways to add a dramatic focal point in a room is by using pendant lighting. Our Firstlight pendant lights consist of many styles catering for many tastes; some fixtures are pretty, delicate and the epitome of elegance, whereas others are larger, stronger and hang proud as domineering features.
Pendant lights are very much unique compared to other types of lighting, this is because unlike recessed downlights and other conventional fixtures pendants don’t need a constellation of fittings to provide a wealth of light, pendants can go it alone.
What’s more pendant lighting gives great opportunity for designers to flex their creative ideas. Pendants, also known as suspenders or drop lights, are all about showing off the light fixture rather than hiding it away in a wall or ceiling.
Pendants are mainly used for two aesthetic reasons, to either stand out as a show stopping feature or used to help tie in existing interior themes. Pendant lighting also provides practical benefits to the homeowner, these include increasing the size and height of a room as well as distributing light beams lower down, therefore creating brighter results than lighting installed high up in the ceiling. (more…)
New to the market and filling up our stock room are these super bright, super slender and super energy efficient Dino LED battens by Megaman. These Dino Battens are the modern day answer to prehistoric energy hungry T5 and T8 fluorescent fittings. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications the Dino fitting is roaring to go and is perfect for anywhere looking for powerful, yet energy efficient lights, to operate within areas with limited space. (more…)
We need light bulbs for artificial light but deciding what kind of colour temperature to emit can sometimes be a head-scratch moment. Although you can buy daylight and natural light bulbs which are relatively new to the market, the main two contenders battling it out for a spot in most light fixtures are cool white and warm white bulbs. A difference in colour means that these bulbs are often used in opposing rooms with cool whites comfortable in bathrooms and kitchens, whereas warm whites are homed within living rooms and bedrooms.
The reason that cool and warm white light bulbs are designated into different locations is down to the feelings they produce. Cool white is described as a bluey white that delivers a clear and clean glow, with warm white emitting a yellowy glow for a softer and more relaxing warmer tone. The crispness of cool white light bulbs makes them a desirable choice for kitchens, bathrooms, hospitals and commercial retail stores that require a pure and clinical look. On the contrary, warm white bulbs are perfect for domestic rooms that wish to create a calming and homely ambience. (more…)