Upgrade to LED lights!
With electricity prices rising on the Gold Coast, it’s time to consider replacing those potentially hazardous halogen downlights. LED downlights are a much safer and more cost-effective way of lighting a room. Our Gold Coast clients are frequently astounded by how much of an impact something as simple as upgrading a downlight can have on the way a room looks and feels.
To help you make an informed decision, we’ve outlined the main benefits of switching to LED downlights below. If you require any additional information, please send us an email or give us a call.
Our LED lighting services
LED downlight installation
New LED downlight installations.
LED downlight replacement – Replacing halogen downlights with led lights.
The replacement of the larger old-style incandescent downlights (E27) with modern LED down lights.
We only supply the best LED downlights that comply with Australian standards from reputable companies like Atom, Clipsal and Davis.
We don’t just install our own down lights. If you purchased some LED downlights from Bunnings or another lighting store, we can install them for you at very reasonable rates.
Other LED lighting
The installation of LED pendant lights, LED light bars & LED ceiling lights.
The installation of LED dimmers to suit dimmable LED lights.
Outdoor LED lighting installations, such as LED flood lights, LED Sensor Lights and LED garden lighting.
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LED vs Halogen – Why are LED lights better?
LED downlights don’t get so hot!
Have you ever felt the heat that a halogen downlight emits? The surface temperature of a hot halogen lamp is approx. 300 degrees Celsius. This can become a fire hazard when the halogen down light is not installed correctly.
Halogen downlights are at risk of causing a fire when:
The light fitting is mounted too close to a surrounding timber structure.
The halogen transformer is too close to the halogen bulb.
Insulation has been placed too close to the light fitting.
Insulation has been placed on top of the down light or its associated transformer.
The light has been mounted into a confined space with no ventilation.
There are leaves or any other combustible items in close proximity to the downlight.
Electrical cables are too close to the downlight
The surface temperature of an LED light is approx. 50 degrees Celsius making them a much safer alternative.
LED downlights use less electricity
The amount of light that is emitted from a light fitting is measured in lumens. A 50w halogen globe produces approx. 550 – 650 lumens. For this comparison we are going to use a 9w Led downlight which produces 700 lumens. It’s also important to remember the transformer that is attached to the halogen downlight can also use up to 10 watts but this hasn’t been included in the following calculation.
Okay so assuming that a 9w LED downlight will provide the same amount of light as a 50w halogen globe then we can make the following calculation.
(1 – (9 / 50)) * 100 = 82% reduction in electricity
If you assume that there might be 20 lights that are running each evening then that would equate to an annual saving of $403.45. That’s $20.17 per light saved per year.
LED downlights are colour switchable
Modern LED downlights can dramatically change the look and feel of your home. It’s amazing how different a room looks just by changing the colour temperature of the light. We only install the best tri-colour downlights made by companies like Atom, Clipsal and Davis. You can alter the colour of light with a flick of a switch.
There are 3 main colours available:
Warm White (3000k) – This is very similar to the colour of light that’s produced by most incandescent light fittings. It’s has a softer warmer sort of hue.
Cool White (4000k) – This is a bit “whiter” than warm white. It makes the room feel fresh and inviting.
Daylight (5000k) – Just like the name says, it’s like daylight.
LED lights are lower maintenance
Most modern downlights do not have light bulbs that need to be changed on a regular basis. They are completely sealed units. This can be a real benefit for some people who find it difficult to climb a ladder to replace a lamp. It’s also useful when the light fitting is in a difficult-to-reach location.
LED lights have a longer lifespan
The average reported lifespan of an LED downlight is between 30000 and 50000 hours. Let’s assume that in a typical home, the average light is turned on in the evening for about 5 hours. That’s 35 hours each week or 1820 hours per year. So, assuming the downlight lasts 30000 hours, that equates to approximately 16 years of normal use. A halogen bulb, on the other hand, has an average reported lifespan of 1000 to 2000 hours.
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