Ideal Lighting News / Blog

HOLYWELL HIGH STREET DEFIB

Holywell Businesses Group & Holywell Town Council are pleased to announce that:- FLINT DISTRICT LIONS CLUB. Have donated a DEFIB & ENCLOSURE for Holywell High Street 😊 The new DEFIB will [...]

HOLYWELL HIGH STREET OPENS TO TRAFFIC AFTER 25 YEARS!

Although this in an emotive subject with many people for and against this idea, the local business group, Holywell Town Council and the County Council have given the go-ahead for [...]

IDEAL ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES

Ideal Lighting has now branched out with another business.   Our online Antiques and Collectables website  - www.idealantiquesandcollectables.co.uk Welcome to Ideal Antiques & Collectables After years of collecting and spending [...]

SQUARE COMES TO HOLYWELL

Holywell has been chosen to become the 1st town in North Wales to start the Digital Revolution to combat the loss of 3 major banks in the last 6 months. [...]

SPRUCING HOLYWELL UP!

The business group, through their regular meetings, come up with different ways to enhance the shopping experience for all who come into Holywell. One project that has recently been started [...]

COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN HOLYWELL

The business community in Holywell hold regular meetings to discuss various ways of improving not only the high street shopping experience for the local shopper and the tourists, but for [...]

CELEBRATING “SAINT DAVID’S DAY” IN HOLYWELL! – “DYDD DEWI SANT HAPUS” !

Pictures made and coloured in by our beautiful Grandchildren, Mia, Lexi, Lucie and Harry!                                     [...]

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY AT IDEAL LIGHTING 2016!

                    Enjoying the festivities at 61 High Street, Holywell and getting into the Christmas spirit! Happy Christmas from Lin, Russ & [...]

HOLYWELL “LOCAL LADS” RICHARD & ADAM SUPPORTING THEIR HOME TOWN

Karen - Ideal Lighting's E Commerce Manager with Richard & Adam. What a great night in Holywell? Richard & Adam supporting the local people & businesses. Brilliant to see both [...]

LAMP (BULB) CAP FITTING GUIDE

Lightbulb sockets, light sockets lamp sockets or lampholders provide electrical connections to the lamps and support it in the lighting fixture. The use of sockets allows lamps to be safely and conveniently replaced (re-lamping). There are many [...]

TV AERIAL MALE/FEMALE ENDS, CONNECTORS AND SPLITTERS

TV Aerial Plug A TV aerial plug is a colloquial name for a connector used to connect coaxial cables with each other and with terrestrial VHF/UHF roof antennas, antenna signal amplifiers, CATV [...]

CONDUIT INFORMATION

What does it mean to be a conduit? Definition of conduit. 1 : a natural or artificial channel through which something (such as a fluid) is conveyed a conduit for rainwater. 2 archaic : [...]

IP RATING – WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

What is an IP rating? IP (or "Ingress Protection") ratings are defined in international standard EN 60529 (British BS EN 60529:1992, European IEC 60509:1989). They are used to define levels of sealing effectiveness [...]

BATTERY TYPES AND INFORMATION

An electric battery is a device consisting of one or more electrochemical cells with external connections provided to power electrical devices such as flashlights, smartphones, and electric cars. When a battery is supplying electric power, its positive terminal is [...]

TOUCH LAMP INFORMATION

A touch-sensitive lamp is one that is activated by human touch rather than a flip, pushbutton, or other mechanical switch. These lamps are popular as desk and nightstand lamps. They act on the principle of body [...]

LAMP SHADE INFORMATION

A lampshade is a fixture that covers the lightbulb on a lamp to diffuse the light it emits. Conical, cylindrical and other forms on floor-, desk- or table top-mounted as well as suspended lamp models are [...]

COLOUR TEMPERATURE INFORMATION

The color temperature of a light source is the temperature of an ideal black-body radiator that radiates light of a color comparable to that of the light source. Color temperature is a characteristic of visible light that has [...]

SATELLITE (coax) CABLE INFORMATION

What is the coaxial cable? Coaxial cable, or coax (pronounced /ˈkoʊ.æks/), is a type of cable that has an inner conductor surrounded by a tubular insulating layer, surrounded by a [...]

STAY SAFE DURING THE DARKER NIGHTS – TIPS FROM IDEAL

Home security: Flood Lights with and without PIR, Timers and LED Lamps Darker nights are here and it’s a good time to make sure your home is secure. You can [...]

MR MEN AND LITTLE MISS

NEW STOCK LINES ADDED TO CELEBRATE 45 YEARS OF MR MEN AND LITTLE MISS CHARACTERS. Celebrating 45 years of the Mr Men Roger and Adam Hargreaves' lovely, silly, wise Mr [...]

GEORGE

George GVE370 The true "all in one" machine that is totally at home be it in the wet or the dry. This classic "all in one" is genuinely the family [...]

CHARLES

Charles CVC370 You want a vacuum cleaner that is totally without compromise, be it for wet or dry use, and that's exactly what you get. One minute (or most of [...]

HARRY

Harry HHR200 Harry was developed specifically for pet loving people, he has all the features of Henry with the same power and performance, but there are 2 extra pet friendly [...]

JAMES

James JVP180 James is the frugal member of the family, giving professional cleaning and great value. The plugged cable means replacing the mains cable could not be easier. Cable storage [...]

HETTY

Hetty HET200   Hetty (short for Henrietta) is not just a pretty face! She has all the features and specifications of Henry. Hetty brings professional cleaning to all and is [...]

HENRY

Henry HVR200 So much more than just a smiley face! Henry brings professional cleaning to all and is packed full of innovative features. Henry’s cable and storage rewind system is [...]

ELECTRICITY HISTORY!

Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge. Electricity gives a wide variety of well-known effects, such as lightning, static electricity, electromagnetic [...]

LIGHTING HISTORY!

With the discovery of fire, the earliest form of artificial lighting used to illuminate an area were campfires or torches. As early as 400,000 BCE, fire was kindled in the caves [...]

UNDER CABINET FITTINGS INFORMATION

Add style and the "wow" factor to any room by using Under Cabinet Fittings. Can be used under kitchen cabinets, bookcases, shelves, unused inglenook fireplaces, pelmets and many other places [...]

F CONNECTORS INFORMATION

The F connector is a coaxial RF connector commonly used for "over the air" terrestrial television, cable television and universally for satellite television and cable modems, usually with RG-6/U cable [...]

ONE YEAR AT 61 HIGH STREET!

We are celebrating our 1st Year back on the High Street!   One Year gone already at 61 High Street.   Thank you so much to our customers "old and [...]

JUNCTION BOX INFORMATION

Junction boxes are used to connect cables to add socket, lighting points, extend circuits etc. They can also be used to make repairs where a section of cable needs to [...]

DESK AND FLOOR FAN INFOMATION

A fan is a machine used to create flow within a fluid, typically a gas such as air. The fan consists of a rotating arrangement of vanes or blades which act [...]

LIGHT SWITCH “GANGS” & “WAYS”

Forget about the ‘WAYS’ first concentrate on the ‘GANGS’ So, just think of a gang as a single switch, simple as. If your light switch has one ‘switch button’ on [...]

LED FLOODLIGHTS

Floodlights are broad-beamed, high-intensity artificial lights. They are often used to illuminate outdoor playing fields while an outdoor sports event is being held during low-light conditions. The most common type [...]

VENT HOSES

UNPREDICTABLE UK WEATHER!   We sell tumble dryer vent hoses in 3 metre lengths and 4 metre lengths so the unpredictable UK weather doesn't stop you from getting your clean [...]

COPPER COATED EARTH ROD AND MACHINED BRASS CLAMP

Functioning of Copper Rods Copper Earth Rods - These rods are manufactured from high tensile-low carbon steel. All the rods are molecularly bonded by 99.99% pure, high conductivity copper bondings, each [...]

REPLACEMENT FLOOR TOOLS AND HOSES

Is your floor tool not working as well as you know it should? Well, here's an ideal replacement / additional Universal 32mm Floor Tool which will improve the performance of [...]

CONTRACTOR PACKS – INFORMATION & USAGE

Polypropylene Contractor Packs includes 10m of acid resistant, self extinguishing polypropylene conduit as wells as 10 fittings and lock nuts - all supplied in a handy carry pack for easy [...]

VACUUM CLEANERS – HISTORY

A vacuum cleaner is a device that uses an air pump (a centrifugal fan in all but some of the very oldest models), to create a partial vacuum to suck [...]

HALOGEN LAMPS

Halogen Halogen bulbs are a variation of incandescent bulb technology. These bulbs work by passing electricity through a tungsten filament, which is enclosed in a tube containing halogen gas. This [...]

HOW FLUORESCENT LAMPS WORK

How Fluorescent Lamps Work   The central element in a fluorescent lamp is a sealed glass tube. The tube contains a small bit of mercury and an inert gas, typically argon, [...]

WHY INCANDESCENT LAMP BULBS ARE BEING PHASED OUT

Governments around the world have passed measures to phase out incandescent light bulbs for general lighting in favor of more energy-efficient lighting alternatives. Phase-out regulations effectively ban the manufacture, importation [...]

LED LAMPS EXPLAINED!

WHAT IS LED ? Light-emitting diodes (LED) are semiconductors. As electrons pass through this type of semiconductor, it turns into light. Compared to incandescent and CFL lamps, LED lights are [...]