In recent times the use of energy for household lighting in Australia has increased hastily due to the manufacture of larger houses and the installation of more light fittings per house. Lighting currently accounts for 6% of household use of energy.

The majority of households could decrease the amount of energy used for lighting by more than 50% by making clever lighting choices and moving forward to more efficient technologies.

In Australia traditional but non- efficient types of lighting (incandescent) are being phased out. Nowadays, there are other more efficient types of lighting equipment available, including compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), light emitting diodes (LEDs) and fluorescent lights. CFLs and good quality LEDs are the most energy efficient lighting choices of these options.

Good quality LEDs can supply excellent lighting in a variety of household circumstances. LED lighting technology is rapidly developing and nowadays is already providing useful alternatives to some traditional lighting technologies.

Conversely, there is a significant variation in product quality. The lower quality LEDs sold may not provide a customer with enough light, may flicker when dimmed, change colour through lifetime or fail too early.

Nowadays, LEDs are pricier than traditional lamps and some of them may not be as efficient as the packaging states. As a general guide the best LEDs currently available are around four to five times more efficient than the typical incandescent or halogen equivalent. For high quality LED products the expected lifetime is expected to be in a range of 20,000 to 40,000 hours. This fact can vary significantly depending on the product.

Sydney Electrician offers a wide range of high quality LED lights. Please call one of our electricians to install them for you.