What Type of Cable – Lighting or Power? | Lighting Advice

What type of cable you need depends on the application – what you are going to use the cable for. Here’s some information to help you choose the right cable. The capacity of a cable to ‘carry’ electricity depends on the cross-sectional area of the conductors – the copper cores which conduct electricity. Cross-sectional area is […]

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Moleskine vs Leuchtturm | What’s the Difference?

We personalise many thousands of Moleskine and Leuchtturm1917 notebooks every year – see the notebook range here. Each one gets unwrapped and checked for quality before it is personalised. SHOP PERSONALISED NOTEBOOKS Here’s our analysis of Moleskine vs Leuchtturm based on the many thousands we’ve inspected. Moleskine vs Leuchtturm – Quality and Finish The overall […]

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Kitchen Lighting | Lighting 101 | Unit 6

There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to kitchen lighting because kitchens take many forms: from the narrowest galley kitchen to large open plan rooms incorporating spaces for dining or socialising. SHOP KITCHEN LIGHTING There are, however, a number of general points to consider and Unit 6 of Lighting 101 looks at these. Task […]

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Basics of Lighting Design | Lighting 101 | Unit 5

For commercial projects, the technical knowledge and aesthetic judgement of a lighting design professional may be required to ensure a lighting scheme meets the aims of the project. SHOP LIGHTING But: for projects in the home, there are several concepts which can help ‘amateur’ lighting designers create effective lighting. Part 5 of Lighting 101 – […]

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Lamp Holders Explained | Lighting 101 | Unit 4

A lamp holder is the device for holding a light bulb or lamp. Most light fittings or luminaires have a lamp holder. SHOP LAMP HOLDERS For wall and ceiling lights with a fixed lamp holder, it’s important that the lamp holder is compatible with the type of bulb you want to use. For pendant lights […]

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Light Fittings & Luminaires | Lighting 101 | Unit 3

A light fitting or luminaire is the device or apparatus which carries the light source (see Unit Two – Light Sources Explained) and contains the means of connecting the light source to the electricity supply. SHOP LIGHT FITTINGS At the very simplest, a luminaire can be nothing more than a lamp holder (or light bulb […]

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Light Sources Explained | Lighting 101 | Unit 2

There are several light sources to consider when lighting your home. They each have different characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. The technical term for a removable light source is a ‘lamp’, though in practice ‘light bulb’ is used for light sources which have the shape of a conventional bulb. SHOP LIGHT SOURCES As technology has progressed, […]

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The Nature of Light | Lighting 101 | Unit 1

Light is the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum – those wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation that cause a visual sensation in humans. Visible light broadly falls between the 380 and 780 nanometre wavelengths. Light and vision are the primary methods by which humans perceive the world and how things look is a function of how […]

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Metal Conduit | Alternative Use #1 | Shelving Unit

The versatile range of Factorylux metal conduit products has been re-imagined by London product designer Alvin Jay Munzi to create a stylish shelving unit. SHOP METAL CONDUIT The unit uses a range of components from the conduit collection. It is secured to the floor and wall using conduit dome covers. Conduit elbows and inspection Ts are […]

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Lighting Cords & Cables | London Family Home

Factorylux lighting cords featured in Elle Dec’s ‘The Decoration Issue – The tips and tricks behind the most inspiring homes’ in April 2016. A variety of lighting cords have been chosen by designer Liza Giles (her website is here) for her vibrant London family home. SHOP LIGHTING CORDS Liza, an art director and stylist, lives in Peckham, […]

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