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True Local Electricians offer a comprehensive range of Home and Business LED lighting options. We specialise in efficient LED lighting which reduces your energy bills. For immediate service call 0423 562 257
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Aussie Sutherland Shire Locals
Aussie Owned & Operated by Aussie Sutherland Shire Locals – Based in Cronulla
Lifetime Warranty on Workmanship
We Provide a Lifetime Workmanship Warranty for piece of mind. We Guarantee our work & will fix any workmanship faults for FREE!
Affordable Fixed Prices
& Seniors Discount
We offer Affordable, Fixed Price services before we begin work so there’s no surprises. Even cheaper with our Seniors Discount
LED Lighting – Bright & Energy Efficient Lighting
True Local Electricians Sutherland Shire specialise in all LED lighting including:
- Residential LED Lighting Upgrades, including Downlights, Pendants, Battens, Oyster, Chandeliers
- Commercial Shop LED Lighting Upgrades, including High Bay Lights
- Office Lighting – Troffer Lighting
- Feature lighting to enhance your indoor space – Kitchen, Bathroom or Leisure Rooms
- LED Strip Lighting
- Outdoor Security Lighting, Including Sensors
- Flood Lights & Spot Lights
- Energy-efficient Lighting options to Save on Your Bills
- Commercial Lighting Electrical Installation
- Warehouse Lighting Installation
- Factory LED Lighting
- Dimable Lighting and IXL Heat Lighting
- Led Mirror Installation
- Track Lighting
We provide electrical services to all areas across all the Sutherland Shire including Alfords Point, Bangor, Barden Ridge, Bonnet Bay, Burraneer, Caringbah South, Caringbah, Como, Cronulla, Dolans Bay, Engadine, Grays Point, Green Hills Beach, Gymea, Gymea Bay, Illawong, Jannali, Kangaroo Point, Kareela, Kirrawee, Kurnell, Lilli Pilli, Loftus, Menai, Miranda, Oyster Bay, Port Hacking, Sutherland, Sylvania, Taren Point, Wooloware, Woranora, Woranora Heights, Yowie Bay.
As a partner of Beacon Lighting, we can either supply a product from their range which you select, or install an item purchased in store. Beacon Lighting’s range can be viewed by Clicking Here
Upgrade to the latest LED Down lights and Save on Energy costs
What are LED Downlights?
LED down lights are a small recessed energy efficient ceiling light that direct light down in the form of a narrow beam. LED downlights contain a microchip to emit the light, a transformer to step down the voltage from 240v to 24/12v, and a 10amp plug-top to insert into a plug-base. LED downlights are a great way to light up mirrors in the bedroom or bathrooms, provide brighter lighting in the kitchen, under cabinetry to light up the bench-top and in the ceiling in any room. It is recommended to install down lights on separate switches. Common places to install downlights include the living room, to illuminate artwork and pictures as a feature, or over an armchair where reading takes place.
What LED Downlights do we use?
We use SAL (Sunny Lighting Australia) LED Down lights – SAL are a well known and trusted Australian brand & are renowned for making high quality brand name Down lights. SAL Down lights are Tricolour, meaning you have the choice of selecting the colour temperature via a switch and includes a 3000k warm white, 4000k day light or 5000k cool white setting, so that they are sure to match any household. SAL warrant their down lights for 5 years in a Residential capacity and to date we have not experienced a single failure, in comparison to the cheaper overseas variants. You can read more on their products by Clicking Here. SAL downlights are also dimmable – we pair SAL downlights with Clipsal Dimmers which are flicker free.
LED Downlight Benefits
LED down lights are more energy efficient than your hot halogen globes. Your LED down lights have a lifespan of 30,000 to 50,000 hours compared to your dangerous halogen downlights of 1000 hours. A staggering 80% energy savings can be made when replacing your halogen downlights to the energy efficient L.E.D downlights.
Save On Maintenance Costs
A common problem with halogen downlights is the constant changing of globes. One of the qualities of the energy efficient downlight is they have a longer life, up to 10 years or more lighting hours. Less continual replacement of halogen globes means two things, lower costs in terms of being charged labour to replace the globe and the cost for replacement parts.
Reduced Fire Risk
The heat produced by the halogen globe can reach up to 200c making it to Hot to touch. When switching a halogen globe on, it instantly produces only 20% of light with the other 80% turning to heat. If anything above the ceiling was to come into contact with the 80% of wasteful heat, especially cabling, could result in a fire. A way of preventing this to happen is to install L.E.D downlights.
L.E.D downlights do not contain any mercury or any other harmful gases and do not emit any damaging UV rays. The compact fluorescent lamp [CFL] contains the deadly gas mercury and when deposited into rubbish waste facilities and not handled with care, this lamp could discharge into the ground causing the mercury to contaminate our waterways, effecting our water supply and horticulture. Installing L.E.D downlights would eliminate this dangerous scenario from happening.
When most people are thinking of changing their globes, cost is the biggest factor in making their decision. Buying one L.E.D globe will last you 10 years compared to buying a dozen that keep burning out over the same period of time. So in the long run spending the bigger money today will have substantial savings in the future and that does not include the running costs of electricity for the halogen globe.
Tips for Buying your Own LED Lighting
Colour Temperature – Selecting the right colour temperature is a personal choice as will help set the ambience of the room. Colour temperature is how the light looks coming from the downlight and is measured in degrees, kelvin. Most L.E.D downlights come in tri-colour and have 3 selector switches to choose from to see what colour suits your needs, warm white, cool white and natural white.
• Warm white – 3000k
• Cool white – 4000k
• Natural white – 5000k
Lumen & Wattage – The higher the lumens the brighter the light while your wattage only measures the amount of energy used to produce the light. A standard 9 watt down-light will produce 7 – 9 hundred lumens depending on the light colour. When replacing halogen or incandescent bulbs to L.E.D always compare the lumens and not the wattage. If replacing a 50 watt halogen globe, an L.E.D downlight of 9 – 12 watts that produces about 800 lumens will be a sufficient amount of illumination to replace that halogen globe.
Beam Angle – A beam angle measures on how your light is distributed and the wider the angle the more spread out the light will be. Incandescent bulbs would usually have a beam angle of 360 degrees with your standard downlight having a narrow beam of near the 40 degree range. Choosing the right beam angle for your room can make a big difference in light distribution but unfortunately this option is often limited to just a few L.E.D downlight brands.
IC & IP Rating – IC and IP rating are two completely different used terms, IP means the protection against solids and liquids and IC meaning insulation contact and whether downlights can come into contact with flammable materials or not. So when a downlight is tagged with an IC rated sticker, yes you can safely allow insulation to come into contact with your downlight. Most downlights have an IP ratting of 44, commonly used in wet areas such as bathrooms and underneath.
Location – LED downlights should be spaced 1.3 square meters apart which will provide high levels of lighting dependant on your ceiling height. Downlights can be positioned to provide light on a specific spot within a room or a number of downlights can be integrated to light up an entire area. Also worth noting, installing downlights to close to a wall will create shadows that can end up making a room look smaller than it already is.
How Do Dimmers work?
A dimmer switch works on the principal of reducing lighting levels to your light fixture. There are two standard types of dimmers on the market today, the leading edge dimmer for switching and reducing lighting on 240 volt supplies and the trailing edge dimmer for reducing lighting levels on electronic circuitry such as L.E.D downlights and any other type of lighting that drops down in voltage.
Always check when buying downlights that your transformer is dimmable, your transformer is an electronic device and has to be designed to work with a dimmer switch. Using a dimmer switch with a non dimmable transformer will cause lighting to flicker and switch off while being dimmed. Sticking with the same brand of dimmer and downlights is a good way of making sure lights don’t flicker and cause problems in the long run.
SAL downlights are also dimmable – we pair SAL downlights with Clipsal Dimmers which are flicker free. Clipsal’s range can be viewed by by Clicking Here
True Local Electricians Service Your Area!
We provide electrical services to all areas, suburbs and localities of the Sutherland Shire Council. All of our team are Aussie Sutherland Shire Locals and have fully equipped vans ready to provide you with professional and on time service.
Outdoor Lighting Installation Services
We have installed hundreds of outdoor lighting in the Sutherland Shire. The amount of people installing outdoor domestic lighting has increased dramatically in the last ten years.here are two main reasons to have outdoor lighting. One, it can improve the look and feel of your garden. Landscape lighting will ensure your outdoor living space can be used long after dark. Two, it provides out door security lighting which aids in decreasing the chance of burglary or crime at it acts as a deterrent.
An Easy Way to Improve the Value of Your Home
Thinking of Selling? Or do you simply want to make your garden feel more welcoming at night? Outdoor garden lighting is an easy way to improve the enjoyment and value of your home. LED Garden lights improve the aesthetics of your outdoor space, and outdoor lighting also improves safety and security at night
Frequently Asked Emergency Electrical Questions
Why Does My Safety Switch Keep Tripping?
The most common issue which causes a constantly tripping safety switch is a faulty appliance. However faulty wiring can cause safety switches and circuit breakers to trip and require a same day licensed electrician from True Local Electricians to inspect and repair.
When Do I Need A Switchboard Upgrade?
You may need a switchboard upgrade if your current fuse box has a burning smell, making a crackling noise, or if your lights are flickering. Outdated fuses are no longer used and deemed unsafe to cope with modern day power hungry appliances. If your breakers and switches are tripping, sparking, have melted wires and black burns – In these circumstances you should upgrade to the latest safety switches to protect your home from fires and electric shocks.
Can You Perform A FREE Electrical Safety Inspection?
True Local Electricians will provide you with a FREE electrical safety inspection to your entire Sutherland Shire home. Our service ensures you have a 24/7 safe household which caters for all modern day appliances.
I Smell Electricity Burning, What Should I Do?
If you smell electricity burning you should contact True Local Electricians for an 24/7 emergency electrical inspection. A burning smell can be cased from a faulty appliance, faulty circuit breakers, loose wires, hot joints, overloaded and old wires.
When Does My Electrical Equipment Need An Upgrade?
Your circuit breaker will need an upgrade when it becomes faulty due to wear and tear or an electrical issue. You should always get frequent electrical checks to ensure optimal performance. We proudly offer a FREE electrical inspection on each job.
How Long Will It Take For An Electrician To Arrive In An Emergency?
We have emergency electricians waiting at our Cronulla head office and ready to rapidly be dispatched to you within 1hr. It may be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the SES’s top electrical safety tips if you have an electrical emergency while you await our emergency electricians.
Why Isn’t My Hot Water System Working?
Fuses and Circuit Breakers which are blown or faulty can be the most common electrical issues to your hot water system. We offer a free inspection of your thermostat and element to get your hot water back on as soon as possible.
Why Are My Lights Flickering?
If you have lights which are continuously flickering this may be due to a loose connection, loose bulb, or a voltage increase to your lighting. This electrical fault will require a free inspection from our qualified electricians.
What Do I Do With A Beeping Smoke Alarm?
Smoke alarm can sometimes start continuously beeping which indicate a low battery which needs to be replaced however smoke alarms only have a life of 8-10 years an need to be replaced to ensure your safety. True Local Electricians can install your new smoke alarm – contact us today!
What Is The Difference Between A Fuse Box And Safety Box?
True Local Electrician’s specialises in fuse box upgrades! Both a Fuse box and a safety box is designed to offer your home with safety protection. A fuse box will provide protection to appliances from electrical spikes, however a safety box will protect you and people from electrical shocks and hazards. Get the latest Safety Switches today!
Fully Qualified and Insured – Call Out Electrician
True Local Electricians provide rapid emergency electrician services to all Sutherland Shire residential and commercial properties. Whether you are from Caringbah to Menai we are here to help. With more than 15 years of Sutherland Shire experience we are a reliable electrician service for home and business. We stand for affordable, quality, above & beyond customer service. Electrical issues can occur unexpectedly – if you are a Sutherland Shire business it can have the potential to impact your customers. True Local Electricians fully stocked vans waiting at our Cronulla head office in The Sutherland Shire and ready to help you.
Our team are fully qualified electricians with many years of experience. We offer service to all types of electrical services and can rapidly respond to your emergency. We cater for all electrical services from switchboard upgrades, house re-wires, installing power points, fault finding, home renovations LED lighting upgrades and Level 2 electrician services to your Sutherland Shire home. If you are a Sutherland Shire business having electrical problems, our Sutherland Shire emergency electricians are waiting to assist and have your business up running again quickly. You cant ignore your safety, the safety of your customers, or that of your family. Call our local emergency electrician.
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