LED lighting installation Perth

Perth LED lights installation and buyers guide

SafetySwitch electrical services are the LED professionals

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Replace your old halogen downlights with High Quality Dimmable Recessed Samsung and Soraa LED downlights from just $60 each. Installed with a 5 year factory warranty! $60 includes all parts, labour and travel. Our downlights come with a 5 year factory warranty and are miles ahead of the cheap downlights advertised elsewhere. We only use recessed LED downlights with separate driver and solid alloy housing. Avoid the cheap high glare LED downlights.

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Avoid installing cheap ‘flood light’ type LED downlights. Sadly too often we see very poor quality flush LED down lights that have flooded the market. These cost as little as $9 each and are total rubbish.  These  cheap lights are not in fact recessed but flush to the ceiling  and are like blinding flood lights providing very little light where it is actually needed.  Always choose a reputable LED  lighting electrician who can provide you with quality fittings such as our quality recessed LED fittings with an aluminium body, not plastic!  Finally, always choose the right light colour, warm white (about 3000 kelvin). Never install ‘day light’ or ‘cool white’ LED light fittings. These are for outdoor / commercial use and people often make the mistake of installing these in their homes.

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Cheap LED downlights.  Flush plastic body, flush diffuser with LED chips flush on the ceiling. These lights often have the driver built in and emit a very high amount of glare / poor quality light. It is like having car headlights in your ceiling!

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Our LED lights have a recessed diffuser, High Quality LED chips and a defined beam spread. It only costs a bit more and produces a pleasant beam of light and low glare. All plaster chips are patched up, finger prints wiped away. We’re Professionals and take pride in our work!

 

 

 

Installing LED lighting

 

We can supply and install your LED lamps.

(Light Emitting Diodes)  In Perth during the  ‘noughties’  it was not possible to use LED lamps to light up your house but thanks to demand and engineering know-how, LED lighting for homes has become very affordable and is fast becoming the only option for energy conscious consumers.

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An LED is actually an electronic  diode that produces light.  Photons are released through the diode chip. When a Light Emitting Diode is switched on, electrons are able to recombine with electron holes within the device, releasing energy in the form of photons. This effect is called electroluminescence.

LED lighting is advancing so quickly it’s very hard to keep up with the latest developments but here is some information to help keep you informed…

At present  LED downlights  as low as those in the 6 watt range produce about the same amount of light as a  50 watt 12 volt halogen lamp. Those 50 watt 12 volt (MR16) lamps are now illegal due to being a dangerous fire hazard and should be removed and replace them with LED lamps.

The LED lights and lamps entering the market today vary greatly in quality from superb to downright rubbish. Today we see so many different LED makers around that there is a complete ‘change of the guard’ as electronic companies overtake the the traditional lamp manufacturers. These manufacturers are coming up with all sorts of techniques to best assemble the diodes and one of the techniques that I like is COB (chip on board).   By using COB it usually means that the LED lamp is more compact and conversely the LED chip (the diode) itself is much larger therefore one single LED  can be used in a lamp instead of multiple smaller chips. This translates to a smaller size lamp being assembled with a maximum amount of light being produced. Heat dissipation is also a critical factor for reliable LED lamps and COB achieves this. This type of LED is more expensive but gives great results.  SMD (surface mounted diode) is the more affordable multi chip version and more than suitable for general lighting in homes especially kitchens.

To best understand LED lighting you need to look at 3 important factors.

1)      LUMENS   Light intensity is measured in lumens. The average downlight might produce 700 lumens for example.

2)     The CRI or Colour Rendering Index. This indicates the quality of the light and how that light will make colour appear to the human eye.  CRI is given a value in percentage and anything with a CRI above 85 is very good. LED lamps of good quality sit around the 85 to 90 mark.

3)     Colour   This is the colour of the light produced and not to be confused with CRI.  Colour is measured in Kelvin (K). 3000K would typically be WARM WHITE and 5000K  would be COOL WHITE. Other variants are common such as 2700 and 4500 Kelvin. The most pleasant light used around homes is between 2700 and 3000 Kelvin. COOL WHITE is in the higher range and quite harsh and unpleasant on the eye although preferred in office areas in the form of diffused fluorescent light (tubes) for its high contrast value.

SafetySwitch electrical services sample and test a vast amount of LED lamps and LED drivers to ensure that the customer has the best combination of lighting installed.

Rob Middleton from SafetySwitch electrical services is an LED lighting specialist based in Fremantle, Western Australia

If you wish to have LED lighting fitted professionally in your home or business don’t hesitate to give us a call  or email us.

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