How-to Articles

  1. Festoon Lighting and how

    Festoon Lighting at its best. Learn all about how

    December 22, 2021
    How-to Articles, Blog

    This is a blog post all about our festoons and fairy lights. As we stock a range of products, this will hopefully inform you and answer any questions you have about festoons.

  2. Training Courses

    Training Courses: PAT Testing

    October 26, 2021
    How-to Articles
    Learn about PAT testing in one of our training days. The aim of our one day ‘practical’ workshop is to obtain the correct qualifications to enable you to carry out PAT Testing.
  3. LED Lighting in Marquee

    State of the Art LED Lighting in temporary structures with DMX

    October 25, 2021
    How-to Articles, Blog
    Our Technical Department, aka Al & Ewan have been working hard designing the infrastructure for a state of the art LED lighting system for this temporary structure, the ‘Garden Pavilion’.
  4. Essential Supplies Training Courses

    Essential Supplies Training Courses

    March 10, 2020
    How-to Articles, News Articles
    Our event courses are specially designed for those within the events industry, looking at the latest key products unique to the events world. Read how you can partake in a course yourself!
  5. Anytronics Dimmer

    Not all Dimmers are Created Equal

    February 25, 2020
    How-to Articles
    Let us introduce you to our new professional, UK manufactured LED dimmer by Anytronics. 
  6. Chandelier illuminations

    Illuminate Your Marquees with a Chandelier

    February 18, 2020
    How-to Articles, Blog
    Marquees are all the rage these days. From weddings to birthdays even the poshest hotels seem to have some canvas structure to cater for the masses.  A marquee is a bride’s number two choice of wedding venue in the UK, only slightly pipped to the post by stately homes which although a dream, are not within everyone’s budget. 
  7. Vintage Lighting illustration

    How to: Vintage lighting

    February 10, 2020
    How-to Articles, Blog
    Reduce, reuse, recycle. With vintage all the rage you can easily create a fabulous lighting effect upcycling just about anything and make it look like it cost hundreds. Our very own Lighting Designer, Alex Darling, always gets asked how to create this look, here he lets us in on the secret. 
  8. Wiring of distro - wiring regulations for the  event industry

    Impacts of 18th Edition Wiring Regulations on the Event Industry and for Portable Power Distribution BS7671:2018

    May 23, 2019
    How-to Articles, News Articles, Blog
    These brief notes are designed to give the reader an insight of the new regulations indicating the key areas where changes in the regulations will affect portable power distribution and the events industry. It is only an insight and is not designed to replace a full understanding of the complete regulations.
  9. Using RCBOs at festivals

    Using RCBOs for Event Power Distribution

    May 20, 2019
    How-to Articles, Blog
    RCBOs are becoming increasingly popular in our power distribution boards for events.  There are key benefits for the production company and the end user in having individual RCBOs on each final circuit.
  10. Artic Cables

    Use of Arctic Cables in Marquees and For Outdoor Events

    March 05, 2019
    How-to Articles, Blog
    Simon and our Technical Department are frequently answering questions regarding the reasons for using Arctic Cable.  Simon has taken a few minutes to write a blog giving some explanation to this. 
  11. Socapex Extension Cables

    What is Socapex?

    March 04, 2019
    How-to Articles, New Product Launch
    Socapex is a brand of electrical connectors known in the entertainment industry for their 19 pin electrical connectors, commonly known as Socapex connectors.
  12. Bespoke Lighting & Audio for Events, Functions & Parties

    Bespoke Lighting & Audio for Events, Functions & Parties

    December 07, 2018
    How-to Articles, Blog
    A beautiful venue deserves stunning lighting and audio systems. Everything from weddings to seasonal parties and corporate events, Essential Supplies can help with every step.