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LED Light Installation: Why Switch to LED Downlights?

LED lighting is becoming the norm across Melbourne and around the world. If you are looking for a simple lighting solution that is energy efficient, LED lights are a fantastic and affordable option. Whether you prefer warm or cool lighting, LED downlights can provide the right atmosphere for your space.  The team from Hit The…

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LED lighting is becoming the norm across Melbourne and around the world. If you are looking for a simple lighting solution that is energy efficient, LED lights are a fantastic and affordable option. Whether you prefer warm or cool lighting, LED downlights can provide the right atmosphere for your space. 

The team from Hit The Switch can help you replace older Halogen, fluorescent tubes and Incandescent lights with sleek energy LED lighting to suit your interior preferences. Learn more about LED lighting, the improved safety benefits and the difference it can make to your home and energy bill. 

What are LED lights?

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LED is an acronym for light-emitting diode. LEDs are semiconducting light sources that emit light as electrical current flows through it. LED lighting has come a long way in recent years. 

No longer a detraction from the aesthetics of your home, LEDs are modern and chic and can provide any space with appropriate lighting. They are often waterproof or water resistant which makes them safer and a great option for older homes where leaks can spring unexpectedly. 

If your home is using halogen bulbs it is likely they are using 60 watts of power each. An LED uses under 10 watts of power while providing the same amount of light.

These LED bulbs can be adjusted from yellow to white light, meaning you can choose the appropriate colour for the room. Need more light? You can add extra LED lighting and still keep your energy usage under that of your old halogen lights.

Why Switch to LED Light Bulbs 

A halogen to led downlight conversion is becoming an increasingly popular service for Steve and the team at Hit The Switch. Our clients in both residential homes and commercial businesses find swapping to LEDs to be well worth the cost.

The best reasons to make the switch with Hit The Switch include:

  • Saving on Energy Consumption

LEDs use the least energy of all light bulb options, including CFL, Halogen, and Incandescent lighting. 

  • Saving on your Electricity Bill

A 10W LED will cost $5.48 to run per year, which is slightly cheaper than CFL lighting and saving of nearly $20 per 46W halogen bulb and $27 per 60W incandescent globe.

  • Saving on Bulb Replacement 

LEDs are more expensive at $12 a pop, but they can last up to 50,000 hours - essentially, they won’t need changing for well over a decade. 

LED Downlight Installation Costs 

The cost of LED downlight installation depends on your current lighting and your household needs. Changing to LED lights can save you on your energy bill and can also contribute positively to your home’s 6-star energy rating. 

The cost can be minuscule compared to your energy savings and the value added to your home when LED lights are installed.

If you find that your halogen lights flicker and dim for no reason, or your replacement globes won’t light up, contact us to organise replacement with efficient LEDs. 

A Hit The Switch electrician can check the safety of your downlights, estimate the efficiency of your current lighting, and repair any problems. They can also upgrade old light fittings and install brand new downlights. 

If you are looking for LED installation in Melbourne, give us a call today or fill out the below form, and the Hit The Switch team can be in touch promptly. 

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