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Value Lights Blog

What do Kids Actually Love About Christmas

 

26 Nov 2019

Christmas is the most magical time of the year for kids, particularly younger ones, what’s not to like? School’s out, there’s lots of food involved, Father Christmas is coming, oh and they get to play with the boxes that all the gifts arrived in. Here we take a light-hearted look at what kids actually love about Christmas.

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By Louise Whittland

How to Make your Home Feel More Festive this Christmas

 

26 Nov 2019

A Christmas without a festive atmosphere? Humbug! Here we take you on a journey for the senses by sharing our thoughts on how best to make your whole house feel Christmassy.

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By Louise Whittland

3 Ways to Light your Christmas Tree

 

26 Nov 2019

You can picture the scene, the family all gathered together in the living room and now it’s time to decorate it. Wonderful fun, if all goes according to plan. But lighting the tree can be stressful, untangling the wires, checking that all the bulbs are working and then getting the lights to look right… Well, fear not as here we share 3 ways to light your Christmas tree – stress-free.

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By Louise Whittland

How to use ceiling fans in Winter

 

26 Nov 2019

It’s now common for people to use ceiling fans during summertime, they use very little energy and so this is an effective way to help keep the home cool. However, ceiling fans can also be used during the winter to help keep the home warm – here’s what you need to know.

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By Louise Whittland

How Does Lighting Affect Mental Health?

 

18 Nov 2019

Living as we do in the Northern Hemisphere has its benefits. In terms of darkness in the winter months you may not feel any benefit. Those long Winter and Autumn seasons can play havoc with our mental outlook and attitude, which is why we crave light so much during those seasons. This article discusses ‘mood’ and how with the right lighting or shades you can create a more vibrant atmosphere.

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By Stewart

How Do Touch Table Lamps Work

 

11 Nov 2019

Touch-sensitive bedside lamps have been a bit of a revelation, no more fumbling around in the dark trying to find a tiny switch, just reach out, touch the lamp and on it comes. Often we take this kind of new technology for granted and never really take the time to find out how it works. Well, in this instance curiosity has got the better of us and so here we explain how touch-sensitive bedside lamps work.

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By Louise

How to Style Mustard Yellow

 

05 Nov 2019

One of the big go-to colours of the moment is mustard yellow and it’s not just warm, it’s hot. Bright and majestic, the colour is currently on-trend when it comes to soft furnishings, however, dig a little deeper into the world of interior design and you’ll find that mustard yellow is being styled in lots of other ways too – here we take a look.

 

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By Louise

How to Make your Home Feel More Luxury

 

23 Oct 2019

You only have to take a look at your favourite social media channels, like Instagram, to realise that, for many, luxury still holds great value. The internet is awash with pictures of expensive watches, cars, clothes and of course homes. And whilst only a select few can afford a Rolex or a Lamborghini, there are things we can all do to make our homes feel more luxurious without breaking the bank.

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By Louise

How to Choose Kitchen Lighting

 

23 Oct 2019

Your kitchen is the busiest room in your home, cooking, cleaning, washing and for some, even eating in the kitchen is a daily occurrence. So, when it comes to choosing lighting for your kitchen, you need to look at both the practical considerations and how your lighting looks and feels. Here’s our Value guide on how to choose kitchen lighting.

 

 

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By Louise

How to Decorate Your Student House on a Budget

 

22 Oct 2019

Student finances can be really tight, but there’s also plenty to spend that money on. Technology, such as laptops and phones, books, big nights out, festivals and of course making sure you have the coolest uni house on the block. Here are some tips and ideas for how to decorate your student home on a budget.

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By Louise

Do LED Bulbs Save Money?

 

21 Oct 2019

It makes sense that in these eco-conscious times, we all do whatever we can to save energy and money, to live cleaner and greener lives. And it doesn’t take a bright spark to realise that this means taking stock of the way we manage our homes and that includes thinking about the type of lightbulbs we use. But which type of lightbulb performs the best when it comes to value? We ask, do LED bulbs save you money?  

 

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By Stewart and Louise

Low Energy Lights Explained

 

17 Oct 2019

We’ve come a long way from relying on candles, oil or paraffin lamps to light our spaces. Over the last 100 years, technology has made it cleaner, safer and cheaper than ever before to light our homes. Low energy ceiling lights, for example, can help you shave up to 90% off your electricity bill. So, if you’re interested in value and saving money, read on.

 

 

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By Louise

How to Choose Table Lamps

 

10 Oct 2019

Decorating your home means making some pretty important decisions. And whilst the theme, colour scheme and style are the first things to consider, a little further down the line it’s the lighting that can make one of the most dramatic improvements to the look and feel of the place. You'll likely want to use a combination of ceiling lights and lamps – so, it’s with this in mind that we offer some top tips on how to choose table lamps.    

 

 

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By Louise

7 Cheap Ways to Light up your Student Home

 

02 Oct 2019

Independent living is one of the most exciting prospects for any student who is moving away from home. It’s time to write your own rules and that includes deciding how to furnish and decorate your digs. Here we offer 7 cheap ways to light and brighten up your student home.

 

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By Louise

How to Clean Ceiling Fans

 

01 Oct 2019

Many ceiling lights now come with a ceiling fan attached, in the summer they’re a godsend, cooling the room and in winter reversible fans will also help you keep the room warm. Keeping the fan clean from dust however, can be tricky and it is with this in mind that we share our tips on how best to clean ceiling fans. 

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By Louise

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