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Filament Bulbs

Filament light bulbs, sometimes referred to as Edison light bulbs, antique light bulbs, and vintage light bulbs, refer to modern bulbs reproducing the appearance of carbon or early tungsten-filament incandescent lamps. Most of these bulbs are reproductions of the wound filament bulbs made popular by Edison Electric Light Company at the turn of the 20th century. They are easily identified by …

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Outdoor Lights Cleaning

To keep your light fitting looking good, and working properly, regular dusting and cleaning (with non-abrasive cleaners) is essential. A build-up of dust and dirt looks ugly and can damage the finish longer term. All outdoor lights need to be cleaned regularly. Imagine how bad your car would look if you left it out in …

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CCT Tricolour LED fittings.

Many of our LED light fittings feature CCT (Colour Change Technology), some times called Tricolour, allowing the selection of the colour temperature at the time of installation. The options are (generally) 3000K (warm white) / 4000K (cool white) / 5000K (Daylight) and are typically selected using a switch on the back of the light fitting …

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I would like to use LED but I don’t like the bright, white, clinical look.

The bright white of the ‘daylight’ colour temperature certainly isn’t everyone’s favourite. Most LED bulbs or light sources are available in a choice of colour temperatures. Some people prefer a ‘warm white’ colour, which more closely resembles the colour of conventional incandescent bulbs, or a “natural” colour – somewhere in between. See Colour Temperature for …

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What is a Shade Harp Fitting?

The “shade harp” type fitting – where the lamp base is fitted with a wire “harp” and the lampshade sits on this harp – secured with a “finial” which is usually decorative.

Lamp Shade Fittings

The way that shades attach to the lamp base is often the area of greatest concern when you are selecting a replacement shade “will it fit on my base?”. We are going to try to cover the most common here; The “standard” type fitting – where the lampshade has a “shade ring” which fits onto an …

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Lamp Shade Types

When you are looking for a replacement shade the options can sometimes seem confusing. This guide is not exhaustive, but through it we hope to answer most questions. There are a number of “types” of shades used on lamps, and as hanging shades. The two main categories are “hard back” or laminated shades, and “soft …

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Measuring Lampshades

The way we measure a lampshade is using the 3 dimensions, the distance across the top, across the bottom and the height, straight down the side. So, for example a 250-430-280 shade is 250mm (10″) across the top, 430mm (17″) across the bottom and 280mm (11″) down the side.

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