A customer I provided a quote for has just called me to say he's going with someone cheaper. The customer thinks he's getting a bargain. He really isn't...

I often notice installations where people have gone to the effort of installing 'feature' light fittings but haven't given consideration to the bulbs they then use. Weather your tastes are traditional, ultra-modern, or somewhere in-between, and whether your styilised fitting is an internal chandelier or an external wall light, your choice of bulb plays an important part in adding or detracting from the overall effect, and due consideration can make quite a difference.

You see solar PhotoVoltaic (PV) panels springing up on roofs everywhere and people keep asking me if solar electricity generation is worthwhile. The short answer is Yes. The longer answer….

Ugh. Flies. It's that time of year when we're particularly plagued by the beasties. Are you thinking of getting an electronic zapper to turn flies into fries? Read on before buying...

Modern LED lighting is great. Bright, clean and a fraction of the running cost of incandescent lighting such as halogen or tungsten lamps. That said, one oddity is that they sometimes glow when off. I can think of four reasons for this phenomenon and I have a potential quick and dirty fix for the most common...