Monday 20 May 2013

It’s time to get your Light Bulbs ‘Into the Groove’

The day after my birthday (the 5th May in case you were wondering!), I had a lovely email from Rebecca Hemming from Groovebulb. They make LED low energy light bulbs which last 25 years. Rebecca asked me if I’d be interested in an 'Upcycling Challenge' using the packaging from one of their light bulbs. I said I’d love to and Rebecca kindly sent me one of their bulbs to try out at home. You can find out more about our upcycling challenge and what we make in early June on the Groovebulb blog, but I thought it would be really nice before then to actually introduce you to them and their great LED energy saving bulbs.

They come in 2 shades of white; warm white with a yellow tinged glow which is great for living rooms and bedrooms. I chose a warm white bulb for our dining room and it is a lovely subtle light with a cosy feel. Then there is the bright white which gives off a cooler, clearer light well suited to kitchens, studies and bathrooms where a brighter, cleaner light is required. Click here to see what each shade of white looks like.

A few facts about the Groovebulb:
  • They use LED technology which is the future of low-energy lighting.
  • There is no warm up, no delay; Groovebulbs light up at the flick of a switch.
  • They are long lasting; 25 years or more.
  • They are clean and safe as they are free from toxic chemicals and can be recycled.
  • They are money savers, saving you up to 85% on your lighting bill as they use a fraction of the energy of tungsten bulbs.
  • Groovebulb make 6 and 9 watt bulbs which are the equivalent of 40 & 60 watt bulbs,
  • They come in screw or bayonet fixings.
  • Groovebulbs use 6 watts per hour which is a tenth of a 60 watt bulb.
  • They come in a really funky, colourful tube (great for our upcycling challenge!).
Below is a comparison chart showing you more information on how each light bulb compares to the Groovebulb.

Photo Credit: Groovebulb

Groovebulb come across as a fun and creative company and in the lead up to the London Literature Festival have put together these great ‘Guess the Book’ posters. Their 'bright white' shade of Groovebulb is the perfect reading light, so what could be better than treating yourself to a Groovebulb and a great new book from one of the best selling authors from the festival.

So lovelies, can you guess which book each of the following posters are? There are 4 in each category; fiction, fantasy and children's books. Let me know in the comments section if you think you know any of them. I was pretty useless at guessing !

Which Fiction Books do these posters represent?

Which Fantasy Books do these posters represent?

And which Children’s Books do these posters represent?

Do you think you guessed any of them correctly? Don't forget to leave me a comment if you do.

Once we've completed our upcycling challenge using our Groovebulb packaging I’ll be sure to let you know. I’m really quite excited about what we've decided to make. We’ll be involving the girls and hubby has had lots of ideas to add to the pot. Watch this space !

If you’d like to find out more about Groovebulb then pop across to their website. They also have a Facebook page and you can follow them on Twitter.


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  1. Such a fun idea to upcycle the packaging! I will be stocking up on these when we finally get into the new house xx

    1. Hi Ana - Isn't it just :0) We'll be doing our upcycling project this weekend. Groovebulb seem a really creative company and great light bulbs too. I'll also be blogging about LED Hut soon. I won a competition for some of their LED spot lights for the kitchen. Another great company too. Add them to your list for when you move in to your new house. Hope you are well xx


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