21 Aug 2017

Why You Should Switch to LED Lamps Right Now

LED lamps last several times longer than a regular lamp. Now, that part you probably knew, but what you might not know is that we are talking years here. Some LED lamps can last up to 8-10 years of regular use! So, if you’re not very fond of changing light bulbs every now and then, this is a solution for you. Just imagine: you can go through a whole decade without ever changing a single light bulb in your home. Or in your kid’s room because they don’t know how to do it themselves. Or in your girlfriend’s apartment because she expects you to take care of that.

Starting from as little as £2.99, the prices of LED lamps have dropped significantly and keep on decreasing every few months. Here are several reasons why you should switch to LED lamps right now:

LED lamps are more efficient and come in daylight colour

Say goodbye to those horrible family pictures around the Christmas table, where everybody looks odd and ghostly because of the unnatural, white lightning. Professional photographers always use daylight to take pictures, because it gives a more natural and truer look.

The LED lamps use only about 10% of the energy a regular lamp requires! 95% of the energy in a LED lamp is converted into light and only 5% turns into heat. Moreover, there is no warm-up time; they come to their full brightness straight away.

They come in other colours too

No need to buy any party requisites if you’re having people over or preparing a New Year’s celebration. The LED lamps come in different colours, with a remote control so you can choose the colour. Suddenly your home can glow in calming green, exciting red or warm yellow! The choice is yours. Some remote controls come with various options, so you can choose or switch between flash, strobe, fade, dimming or fixed colour.

Plants love LED light

A number of greenhouse experiments have shown that LED lighting has surprisingly positive effects on plants. Turns out these lamps emit light in wavelengths which are generally good for plant growth, supporting greenhouse production in minimum time and good quality. LED lamps are cold, they don’t get warm, meaning that plants can be placed close to them without getting overheated.


They look cool and are great for home decoration

With so many different designs available on the market today, some LED lamps can look very nice and be used as part of your home décor. If you, for example, purchase a dimmable retro LED lamp, it could work wonderfully with your retro ceiling lamp shade. Your home studio or office could assume a completely different look if you use one of these in your desk lamp.

LEDs emit less UV light

Even though studies have shown that standard LED lamps do create a small amount of UV radiation, but their UV emission is even smaller. The phosphors within a LED lamp converts the UV light to white light, which is safe. Museums and galleries use LED lightning to preserve the paintings and archaeological artefacts, due to its low emission of Ultraviolet light.

They are eco-friendly

In a world where the climate change is becoming a reality and governments promote the usage of eco-friendly products to help save the environment, eco-friendly source of lighting should receive a warm welcome and wide application.

LED lights have no toxic chemicals in them, unlike most of the conventional light bulbs that contain materials such as mercury. They are also 100% recyclable and, thanks to their long lifetime span, a single LED lamp can replace up to 25 regular light bulbs.

Ultimately, they save money

Our standard LED lamps can last up to 35,000 hours of regular use. That is about 3.9 years of constant use. Our price is £6.17. So, let’s say you need 10 lamps in your household and happen to purchase our LED lamps. That would cost you £61.70 for the next three to four years.

13 Apr 2017

A chance to get to know the team behind Wimbledon’s leading electrical supplier.

It can be easy to overlook the little things which help make our homes and businesses our own. From the individual flourishes we add which impart our sense of style; a cushion here, a throw there – to those larger more bespoke items. What we almost always take for granted is the work behind the scenes, the electrical setup which brings it all to life. Without the right expertise to get that right, all that front-end style is going to count for nothing. Sometimes, what we need is a little help, a little advice. That’s where we come in.

We’re Steve and Sean, and we’ve got a simple goal in life – to bring the best quality electric supplies to Wimbledon and beyond. We’re passionate about what we do, and what we do is provide our local community with a truly dedicated electrical service, with a unique consultative approach. Best of all, we’re doing it with competitive and, where possible, discounted prices.

We like to think we know a thing or too, as we’ve got more than 30 years’ experience between us. Back in the day, we both started out as apprentices, learning the tricks of the trade. Things have changed a bit for us since those early days. We’ve both ran our own electrical installation companies, before coming together and making the move into the retail sector.

We made the switch to retail as we’ve experienced both sides of the business, industry and retail, and were a bit fed up with the cold attitudes you’d receive from the majority of dealers. We thought to ourselves ‘we could do better than this’. So, we set out to bring the best possible electrical supplies not only to the commercial customer, but to domestic clients as well. Word of mouth is so important in our trade, that’s why we decided to set up our consultative approach.

When you come into our Wimbledon store, you’re safe in the knowledge of, well, our knowledge. We have extensive hands’ on experience across a wide product range, and we’re keen to share that with you, to help you complete your project to the highest standards. So, whether you have questions about something as involved as a MK 17th Edition, 3rd Amendment fuse board, or are just curious about vintage LED lamps, we’re here to point you in the right direction.

We’re doing things a little differently, and we’re proud of that – we’re continually striving for excellence, which we provide through our customer service. Whenever you come into Mr Sparx, no matter what you’re after, we’re there to advise you. Being there to offer that support and share our knowledge is the best part of the job for both of us. It’s a great feeling knowing we’ve been able to help and contribute to someone’s project, even if it’s only in a small way. It keeps us coming in each day with smiles on our faces (that, and Sean’s world-class banter).

Although we pride ourselves on our knowledge, we’re not just a consultancy. The services we offer are really varied, too. We’ve really strived to make ourselves the only electrical supplier you’d need. We offer everything from minor lamp repairs to full-blown technical advice. We can even help with your electrical and lighting designs. We’re the only fully one-stop electrical supply shop in Wimbledon.

So, no matter what your electrical needs are, we’ve got you covered for just about everything.