Adding Extra Sockets and Lights


How often do you wish that there was an extra socket in a room? Do you struggle for charging space? Is there not enough light in your kitchen? We all start to outgrow our space overtime, with socks and lights becoming sparser by the day. There are dozens of reasons why you might want to add an extra socket or light to a room in your house.

It’s time to ditch the long extension cables and invest in an extra socket or light for your space. Installing extra sockets and lights is easier than you think and can help you utilize your space to its full potential. Whether you’re creating a home office, changing up a room, or adding an extension, adding extra socks and lights can bring with it safety benefits and added convivence.

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LED Lighting Installation

If you’re adding extra lights to a room, an LED lighting installation is likely to be your best option. It’s the most popular choice for high-traffic areas of your home and can help reduce your running costs, along with other benefits.


Why you should install LED lighting:

  • LED lights offer extra durability compared to their traditional counterparts. They’re more resilient to external factors, shocks, and vibrations – making them an essential in industrial areas.
  • Your LED lights power up instantly at the switch of a button to illuminate your space.
  • With more focus than ever on environmental factors, LED lights are more eco-friendly. They have an average life span of 20 years and have a low energy cost that means they pay for themselves within 18 months.
  • Unlike traditional fluorescent lights, LED lights are 100% recyclable and contain no toxic chemicals.

Adding Extra Sockets to a Room

Do you find yourself depending on extension leads or moving furniture to reach plug sockets? It’s time to invest in a new single or double socket. Depending on your needs, you could also add a USB socket for extra practicality. Adding extra sockets can lower your risks of a safety issue and help you make your space more practical.

The cost of installing an extra plug socket

The cost of installing new and additional plug sockets will depend on the type of socket that you choose, and the work involved, including the labour costs.

  • Single plug sockets are the standard option and are ideal for adding to tight spaces or for the use of single appliances. They’re also the most affordable to install.
  • Double plug sockets are better value for high-traffic areas as they offer two single plugs. It’s always best to think ahead – and a double plug gives you extra practicality. You can expect to pay twice the price for a double than a single socket.
  • USB sockets are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional plug sockets in the age of smartphones and devices. They have a similar price point to a single socket but offer the added convivence of freeing up your other plug sockets.
  • Outdoor sockets are less used outside to power tools and equipment, such as hot tubs and lawnmowers. If you’ve been using an inside plug for outside appliances – or utilizing an extension lead – an outside socket can be a practical addition to your space.

Why you should install a USB port

You’ll never find a home without plug sockets, and in the future, you won’t be able to find ones without USB outlets. They’re a practical alternative and a space saver for those who are using charging devices and smartphones. USB ports are becoming a standard installation in hotel rooms and restaurants, meaning that they’ll help add value to your home and future-proof it. Most USB outlets offer two USB ports that allow you to charge two devices at once.



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