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Buying Guides

Our informative buying guides contain essential advice for anyone planning to make a lighting purchase.

  • Light switches – a choice of style and function

    Author: Glenn Harper
    Published: May 6, 2014

    Looking for some light switches but not sure where to start? Let us shed some light on the types available, their uses and also some useful things to bear in mind.

  • Simple guide to converting your lighting to LED

    Author: Jon Sharman
    Published: March 19, 2014

    Converting your lighting to LED is simple. Our step by step LED conversion guide will help you understand the process and answers those essential questions.

  • Lumen, Lux & Candela - an introduction

    Author: Jon Sharman
    Published: December 30, 2013

    Lumens, Lux and Candela are very important terms when it comes to lighting but what do they mean? We explain...

  • Halogen light bulbs buying guide

    Author: Glenn Harper
    Published: November 19, 2013

    What benefits do halogen based light bulbs have over other types? We take a look at each halogen light bulb fitting type and look into their uses.

  • Buying Guide - Heaters

    Author: Jon Sharman
    Published: October 10, 2013

    Our heater buying guide explains the different heater types and helps you select the best ones for your requirements.

  • Dimmers - trailing edge v leading edge

    Author: Glenn Harper
    Published: September 11, 2013

    Dimmers allow you to alter both light level and mood but they don't all work the same way. We look at the difference between them

  • Guide to fluorescent tubes - T4, T5, T8, T12

    Author: James Descombes
    Published: September 6, 2013

    Fluorescent tube lighting offers a money saving solution when it comes to replacing old lights. We compare the different types of fluorescent tubes

  • Bathroom zones - what can go where

    Author: Peter Hopper
    Published: February 21, 2013

    Bathroom zones define where you can place light fittings when it comes to water resistance. We explain the rules and requirements.

  • Health and Safety at work guide

    Author: Peter Hopper
    Published: October 25, 2012

    Work safety is important to everyone even though the sheer mention of it produces a collective groan. Lyco have a full range of Health & Safety products to keep you legal and take care of those essential requirements

  • Light Bulb Types

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    Published: September 20, 2011

    What are the different types of light bulbs and how do they differ in terms of performance and capability? We take a look and explain...

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