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Monday, 9 May 2022  |  Graham

The chief executive of the British Retail Consortium (BRC), says shop price inflation nearly double, "driven by a sharp rise in non-food inflation". This is driven by demand in many home products leading to increased prices as the rising oil costs makes shipping more expensive. As our products are manufactured here in the UK and Ireland that you would think softens the blow, but material costs are not immune to the significant rises. We are doing out best to keep costs down...

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Tuesday, 1 March 2022  |  Graham

IP Ratings IP20, IP44, IP65 What should You Use.

Light fittings are often given an IP rating, so you can easily select if that light is suitable for use in a given area and use. What do they mean, and what can be used where?

Here is a brief explanation to help you.

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Wednesday, 5 January 2022  |  Graham
How to Make Light Work in Your Home

Lighting Your Home or Workspace

With more of us working from home, using lighting to make your space more attractive has become even more important. See how to make use of light and lighting to brighten your home and lift your mood. We will explain how Lights can transform the dullest of rooms into a place where you want to be. None of which has to be expensive.

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Monday, 8 November 2021  |  Graham
Buy British for Quality

Here at Great Lighting we prefer to source our lights from manufacturers based and producing lighting here in the United Kingdom or in Ireland where we know the quality is checked and we can get parts when needed.

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Wednesday, 20 January 2021  |  Graham
New Organic Ceramic Pendant Lights

New Organic Ceramic Pendant Lights from Mullan Lighting
We are pleased to offer a new range of Lights from Mullan Lighting, made in Ireland by traditional craftspeople.

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Friday, 1 January 2021  |  Graham

Brexit - New Customs Charges may apply

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Tuesday, 1 December 2020  |  Graham
What PIR to use for Outdoor Lighting for Security

What PIR's for Outdoor Lighting

Passive Infrared Motion Detector or PIR for short can be used for a number of reasons, obviously here we are looking for them to trigger a light or lights around a property. Although they are also used as motion detectors in security systems. We look at ways they can be used...

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3 CommentsFriday, 30 October 2020  |  Graham
What Bathroom Lighting

Your bathroom can be a busy place, with the family all rushing to school and work, but at other times it can be a place of sanctuary so the way you light your bathroom needs to take this into account.

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Thursday, 1 October 2020  |  Graham
Creating Drama with a Chandelier

If you have a good sized reception or living room, you may want to add an interesting talking point - a quirky chandelier perhaps? See these amazing and unusual design that will set your friends talking...

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Saturday, 1 September 2018  |  Graham
Time to Light Outside

DARKER NIGHTS NEED OUTDOOR LIGHTS - TIME TO CHECK OR REPLACE YOUR OUTSIDE LIGHTS

Outdoor lighting can work as part of your design in the day and at night light your way... see how to choose your outside lights 

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