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Win A Pair Of These Beautiful Astro Lights

WIN A pair of these Beautiful Astro Lights We have teamed up with Astro to give away a pair of these beautiful lights to one lucky winner! ‍ To be in with the chance to WIN these Astro lights (both valued at £519.99), simply visit our Facebook page via the widget below!  It would be wonderful to hear in a few words what you think about this Astro light design via the Facebook comments, too. How to Enter Just by simply visiting our Facebook page via the widget below a... Read More


What Colour Temperature Lights Should I Buy For My Room?

What colour temperature lights should I buy for my room? Many of us are guilty of simply choosing new light bulbs based on wattage, often overlooking the colour temperature of bulbs. It might surprise you to know that the various colour temperatures are actually designed for different functions around the home. Watts and lumens The lumen rating describes the brightness of the bulb; a higher rating means a brighter bulb. The size of a room, lighting positions and its level of natural light will dictate the bulb brightness required. The... Read More


LED Lighting – Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered

LED lighting is a popularchoice for many LED lighting is highly regarded as an energy-efficient form of technology and has many benefits. Compared to traditional methods of lighting, LEDs are now widely used for both domestic and business use. Shop LED Downlights Is LED lighting energy efficient? LED lighting uses much less energy compared to traditional lighting. This allows individuals to save on their energy bills, which may have a significant impact for places where lighting is needed for long periods of time. There's also a reduction in the amount... Read More


5 Tips for Choosing Outdoor Lights

Outdoor lighting is an easy and effective way of adding elegance to your home as well as improving safety. However, understanding which outdoor lights work best with your home's exterior and landscape will allow you to choose the right outdoor fixture for your needs.  Below, we have created a list of the five best tips for choosing outdoor lighting for your home. Shop outdoor Lighting The location or placement of your outdoor lighting should go hand in hand with the purpose of the fixture. Before you make any purchase, you... Read More


The History of Astro Lighting

By Arrow Electrical Astro Lighting is highly regarded around the world for its modern, contemporary lighting solutions which bring together the latest technology with ground-breaking designs, for both indoor and outdoor lighting. Shop Astro Lighting A history of Astro Lighting Astro Lighting was founded in 1997 by James Bassant and John Fearon, a duo with a shared passion for quality and precision in British lighting design. The company has built a great reputation for unique, creative designs which demand the brand's signature simplicity. The company began in the basement of... Read More


The Importance Of Outdoor Security Lighting

There are lots of measures you can take to keep intruders from entering your home. Installing outdoor security lighting can benefit the safety of your property as the nights start to get darker. Here's why outdoor security lighting is so important. Deter burglars Would-be thieves prefer dark places, as this means they'll go unnoticed when trying to break into a property. If you add outdoor security lighting to your home this puts a burglar off from attempting a break in. In fact, properties without any security measures, such as outdoor lighting... Read More


Paddington – London

Paddington, london Continuing on from our Cricklewood Guide, we’re taking a look at our Paddington store and the surrounding area. We’ve highlighted some of the great things to do and see in the area. Paddington is packed full of picturesque parks, glorious gardens, amazing places to eat and of course Paddington bear.  Paddington finds itself situated in West London, located right between two Royal Parks as well as the West End and Notting Hill. It’s also been the birth place of many famous people in the past including Nobel Prize... Read More


Your Chance To Win A Unique Astro Floor Lamp

Our Astro Lighting products are of the highest quality, we pride ourselves on being the best around when it comes to Astro, that’s why we’re giving you the chance to get your hands on a very unique lamp! It’s that time of the year again, Summer is almost here… Are you prepared? Give your redecorating plans a boost with this very unique Astro Plaster Floor Lamp which is a one off design. The lamp comes with an LED bulb and also a very stylish presentation box.   Being the number... Read More


The Importance Of Excellent Office & Workplace Lighting

 When designing lighting for your office, there is much to be considered beyond cost, aesthetics and environmental impact. Are you aware of how big an effect the right or wrong kind of lighting can have on the productivity, well-being and creativity of your employees? Poor lighting has been proven to impede performance and, over the long term, can have a detrimental effect on the health and well-being of your team, resulting in increased levels of absenteeism in the workforce. Eye strain, headaches, and postural problems can result from poorly thought out... Read More


Cricklewood London

Cricklewood, london Here at Arrow Electrical, we like to do things a little differently. That’s why we’re starting a new series of guides that showcase the bustling communities which surround our stores. What better way to start than with our Head Office in Cricklewood…  After browsing our lighting showroom, why not take some time to sample Cricklewood’s finest places. Grab a bite to eat, go for a walk or indulge in some high street shopping, the choice is yours. We’ve browsed around to bring you our top recommendations for when... Read More