TV Buying Guide

LED Brightness - Lumens not Watts


We are all familiar with the concept of thinking of light bulb brightness in terms of their wattage. In reality, the wattage refers to the power the light bulb consumes rather than the light given off. LEDs use only a fraction of the power to produce the same amount of lights as the old bulbs so it's better to start thinking in terms of lumens, which are a measure of the amount of visible light.

LED Bulb Base's


Light bulbs have a range of 'bases', which need to match the light fitting.

TV Buying Guide - Mounting and Cables


From essential cables to delivery and installation, once you’ve chosen your new TV your all set!

TV Buying Guide - Sound



The sound you get from your TV should be great, but the reality is that the demand for better picture quality and thinner screens has overtaken the sound quality your TV can produce on its own. Many manufacturers now recommend partnering your TV with a sound bar, home cinema system or soundstage for the ultimate all round experience.

TV Buying Guide - Picture quality


Picture quality

Picture quality is probably the single most important factor when considering your next TV. The key things to consider are:

  • Resolution – simply put, this is how many pixels the TV screen is made up of. Generally, the higher the number of pixels, the more detailed the picture quality will be.
  • Processing rate – this is how fast the TV processes the screen changes. The higher the processing rate, the smoother the picture will be even in the most action-packed events such as films or sports.

TV Buying Guide - Technology


TV technology has evolved significantly in the past few years, dramatically improving your viewing experience.

The key things to consider are:

  • Screen technology – LED or OLED? Both technologies provide bright, vivid colours when watching. OLED, however, is the latest in TV technology and produces deeper blacks and a smoother image, along with reduced motion blur.
  • Curved screens – Developed to deliver a more immersive viewing experience for everyone watching, regardless of their angle, as well as offering the latest colour and depth enhancing technology.

Other things to consider are the colour and finish of the bezel and the TV’s base stand.

TV Buying Guide - Smart TV


Smart TV

Smart TVs connect to your home internet connection, allowing you to browse applications and additional content that you may not otherwise have access to. In addition, Smart TVs can often connect to other Smart devices such as phones and tablets, enabling you to easily share content from one device to another.

TV Buying Guide - Screen Size


Screen size

Screen size is measured diagonally from corner to corner and only includes the actual visible screen itself, not the surrounding bezel.

LED Lighting - Things to be aware of!


On the whole, the change is easy and is just a question of selecting a suitable LED bulb to replace a standard, candle or globe bulb or GU50 down-light. 

LED Lighting - Why should I switch?


On average 17% of your electricity bill is lighting. By switching your ten most-used light bulbs to LED lighting equivalents, you can save up to 90% of the energy they use. If every household switched their existing light bulbs to LEDs we could save the equivalent electrical output of several power stations and reduce the national carbon footprint! Plus they last up to 25,000 hours!

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