Lighting Installation Sydney
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Are you still using standard light bulbs that you picked up from the hardware store? You’re probably using much more electricity than you need to, and your home might not look as modern or stylish as your neighbours.
It’s time to update the lights in your home! Many energy-saving options are on the market, and all Sydney homes could benefit from upgrading.
At North Shore Electricians, we’ve been installing lights all over Sydney for over 20 years, and we’d love to help you create a brighter future for your home.
Let’s take a look at some of the options available to you. We’ll also discuss the cost and why you shouldn’t install them alone.
Lighting Installation Options
In the past, many Sydneysiders used fluorescent tubes to lighten up their homes. Today, many more options are available for individuals like you to create your own personal style.
Here is a sample of our lighting installations at North Shore Electricians.
Saving money on their electricity bill is something every Aussie dreams of. Replacing regular lights with LEDs is one excellent way.
Here are the benefits of installing LEDs:
- They use much less power, up to 80% less than fluorescents
- Provide better lighting levels
- You can adjust the brightness
- Suitable for every room in the house
Homeowners looking for a modern touch to their large rooms opt for downlights. Also called recessed lights, these are small fixtures that are installed in the ceiling to provide a broad beam of light into a space.
Commonly installed in living areas and oversized bedrooms, they don’t protrude from the roof, allowing for a stylish, discreet look.
Chandeliers never go out of style and add a class of luxury to any room. Most commonly used in formal dining areas, nowadays, even children’s bedrooms look more sophisticated with one.
Chandeliers can be anything from antique style to a more modern twist, ranging from less than $100 to upwards of $10,000.
Pendant lights are becoming increasingly popular as a modern take on chandeliers. They’re primarily used to highlight specific spaces like kitchen islands or dining tables but can highlight just about any space.
One significant advantage of pendant lights over chandeliers is that they have fewer pieces, so they aren’t as bulky and take far less time to clean and maintain.
It’s not only the inside of your home that benefits from proper illumination. Strategically placing lights outdoors creates safety and highlights the property from other angles.
The benefits of outdoor lighting are:
- Increased property value
- A more inviting reason to spend time outside
- Can deter burglars — consider motion-sensitive ones
- Prevents nighttime injuries by illuminating pathways
Those endless Sydney summer nights can be treated by taking a dip in the pool. However, nighttime swimming comes with risks.
The solution is to have North Shore Electricians install pool lights. They’ll illuminate the entire area, making it safe for day and nighttime use.
Lighting up the area makes it easier for pets and kids to avoid taking an unexpected midnight swim.
Advances in pool lighting technology mean you can install mood lights, making the entire area even more inviting for your friends and family.
Cost of Lighting Installations in Sydney
Installing lights can be as straightforward as replacing standard bulbs with LEDs, up to cutting holes into roofs and walls. Most costs are calculated at an hourly rate.
You need to ensure that you properly budget for the materials, as they can be a considerable part of the budget.
At North Shore Electricians, we can help you. Our partner relationships built up over the past 20 years allow us to buy materials at negotiated prices, and we can pass those savings straight to you.
Factors Contributing to the Cost
The number of hours required on the job can increase based on several variables. Replacing existing lights and fittings takes much less time than a new installation.
Access issues such as small spaces or inside ceilings will extend the time needed. We may also need to do some rewiring, especially if we’re drilling inside walls and roofs.
Before beginning any project, we’ll provide you with a complete quote detailing the labour and materials to ensure you understand what’s involved.
Why You Need a Professional Install
Never attempt to do electrical work in your home yourself. It’s extremely dangerous. Always trust these tasks to professionals like us from North Shore Electricians.
Earlier, we discussed how we may need to drill into walls and ceilings, which can open up a can of worms if not done carefully. For example, wires could get hit, causing electric shock.
Speaking of wires, the colour code system in Australia has changed over the years. Only a qualified expert can disconnect and reconnect them correctly.
Electrical installations need to be reported to various government bodies. A professional electrician will provide a certificate of compliance for electrical work (CCEW) to the proper departments.
Ask the Experts
Are you ready to upgrade your dated lighting in your home? It can be daunting to know where to start.
We’re here to help. Invite one of our team to your home, and we’ll inspect your property and give you some suggestions for making the best of your lighting situation.
Call North Shore Electricians now and create your lighting for the future tomorrow.
We’ll recommend the best lights for each room, providing the best possible illumination and helping you save money.