Outdoor Lighting Installation Electrician – Sutherland Shire
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We install all types of Outdoor Lighting including Outdoor Wall Lights, Spot Lights, Security Sensor Lights, Garden Lights and more.
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Outdoor Lighting: Add Security Lighting or Enhance Your Entertainment Space
Outdoor entertainment gatherings are a big tradition in Australian culture and almost every home with a garden is sure to have a BBQ, Deck or Pergola. More and more Sutherland Shire locals are spending more time in the outdoor areas of their home. Having exterior lighting installed in the outdoors of your home by an outdoor lighting electrician will create comfort during the winter months and will have an ambiance effect during the hotter seasons.
Deciding on the right outdoor lighting installation can be confusing situation as you consider what fittings will provide the right amount of light you need. Luckily with the help of an outdoor lighting electrician this process is easy. Outdoor lighting fixtures can brighten up your home and give it a sense of design while in the long run adding value to your home when it comes time to sell. There are many types and custom designed outdoor lighting, from modern to heritage and even industrial and coastal for homes that live closer to Cronulla & Green Hills Beach. Outdoor lighting also provides safety and security, so why not enhance the safety of your family in and around the home. Security lights also keeping you and your family safe as you navigate walkways and entrances in the dark, motion detection lighting is always a good addition when installing outdoor lighting. Motion detection lighting will also be an additional security feature to deter unwanted guests or even animals for that matter.
We provide outdoor lighting electrician 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.
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Lights Installed By an Outdoor Lighting Electrician
LED Security Flood Lights
Fact – You can use LED floodlights in your Sutherland Shire home! Not only will you see LED floodlights in commercial and industrial use but you will see this type of lighting illuminating residential home driveways, patios, gardens and porches. A flood light installed over the center or side of a garage door is the most likely choice of location in your Caringbah home, illuminating your driveway in the process.
Before the installation process takes place, you should consider if there may be fixtures in the way including drain pipes, gutters or even doors and windows. Picking the correct location is important so too is the angle and height as this will make a big difference in terms of how the lumens are distributed and light up your space. Lumens are the most important factor to consider in how much light you will have, outdoor security light lumen size can range from 700lm to 20,000lm with the larger end units being most suited for car parks and large industrial buildings. For a residential setting in the Sutherland Shire, a 1500lm to 2500lm floodlight will sure be good enough for your driveway.
The biggest advantage of choosing an LED floodlight is their long lifespan over the old and obsolete halogen or incandescent floodlight which only have a lifespan of up to 2000hrs, whereas an LED floodlight’s lifespan can be a minimum of 30,000 and more hours. It is also important to consider your neighbor as nuisance lighting can be reported to your local council and a complaint can be made to have the light removed or placed in a different location. Although great for lighting up a space, LED floodlights are no suitable for garden lighting as they may make your garden look like its in daylight 24/7.
PE Sensor Lights are a great home lighting solution so you have light when you need it. It is an advantage to not have to flick a switch every time you need light to see we’re your going and the worry you might have in the case of leaving the light on. P.E Cells or Dusk to Dawns Sensors are a great way of timing lighting. A PE light cell works by turning on the light when it becomes dark and switches off on sunrise.
Outdoor wall lights are a great addition to your home to create feature lighting that greatly enhances your outdoor living areas. Installing wall lights to the exterior of your home with the help of an outdoor lighting electrician will give you the benefit of both beauty and security. Common places to consider wall lighting is your front door or porch with a lantern type fitting either side of the door to create a warm and welcoming effect for guests. A popular light fitting we install in The Sutherland Shire is the up/down wall bracket light, these lights can be fixed on either side of the doorway or just one, preferably on the side of the door knob near your door bell to provide light on when opening the door.
If there is existing wiring in the wall, this type of lighting can be installed anywhere providing you with an inviting, warm and ambient light. Alternatively, you may opt for a modern pendant light hanging in the middle of your doorway from a chain or wire chord which shines light toward the side or downward direction. Tip – Always consider the size of a pendant light before purchasing – Smaller fittings may look small in a large door entry while a large pendant lights may dominate a small entry door.
As an expert lighting electrician, we stock a large range of exterior down lights including recessed or surface mounted, round or square, directional or straight. Exterior down lights are a great choice under an outdoor awning, or under the eaves at your front porch. It is recommended that the warm light colour should be installed in the exterior of your home, although you can use cool white as the chosen light, it may give the effect of your the exterior of your home being too bright. Warm light gives more of a relaxed and natural feel making it vibrant and easier on the eye.
An important consideration when purchasing exterior downlights is the IP water resistance rating – most outdoor down lights are IP 44, however IP54 and IP66 are also available. The lumens of your downlight will measure brightness and should not be mistaken with the wattage of the downlight. An old 60 watt incandescent bulb are typically the same as a 8 – 12 watt LED downlight having 800 lumens for the same amount of illumination. Another consideration is the beam angle – a wide beam angle of about 50 to 65 degrees is the norm to give you what is known as the moonlighting effect, making it look like the moon. Read more about our LED Downlight services by Clicking Here
Garden Lighting: Create an Outdoor Feature with an Outdoor Lighting Electrician
Garden Lighting when done correctly can be used as a feature to illuminate a tree, highlight a garden sculpture, or showcase your water feature. Alternatively your Garden lighting could simply provide a safe and lit passage to walk along a path, up and down steps, or provide extra security for you and your family by eliminating dark spots for unwanted guests. Help from an outdoor lighting electrician provides you with advice on how to illuminate your Garden and transform your outdoor space whilst adding a touch of ambient light to set the mood.
True Local Electricians Sutherland Shire are specialist in:
- Ground Lights,
- Decking Lights,
- Path Lights
Garden Lighting Tips
Focus your attention on lighting up the features in your garden which include statues, trees, sculptures and water fountains to give you the best effect. The aim is for Garden lighting to fulfil multiple purposes including illuminating your pathways, entries, decking area, and outdoor eating areas to provide you and others safety when navigating garden pathways. If done properly, Garden Lighting will magnify the beauty of your garden and encourage you to spend more time outdoors with your family and guests.
When selecting the best type of garden lighting for you, consider the area of your Sutherland Shire home and make note of the most used pathways and dining areas. At first you may choose to experiment with a torch light to illuminate areas and find the best lighting locations. Shine the torch on different features and angles to find an effect which works best.
Illuminating large trees from the trunkinto the leaves and its branches provides a lasting effect. Whether you want to create shadows or just light the tree up, you should consider a 6 – 10 watt LED spike light which is coupled with a 24v transformer.
Highlighting stone walls or fences using either spike or wall lights is also a great option to create effects like light grazing, wall washing and shadowing. Place lighting up against plants reflecting onto the wall will create patterns and textures which enhance an area while acting as a deter-ant for unwanted guests making the wall look higher than what it should be.
Path lighting will provide a safe path for guests coming from and to your Cronulla home and also doubles as a decorative light on the garden path. For this effect we recommend using bollard light, spike light, or even LED strip lighting. For added effect, stagger lights instead of straight lines.
Our outdoor lighting electricians also have a range of other garden lighting ideas which include using string lighting underneath an umbrella for lighting on casual entertainment. Your BBQ area may also benefit from a well placed spot light, while making sure it doesn’t throw shadows.
Types of Garden Lights an Outdoor Lighting Electrician Installs
LED Strip Lights
- Before you begin, make a plan of the area and your intended installation zones.
- Choose 24v over 12v – a 24 volt will work more greater over longer runs and dont forget to use a big enough supply cable just in the case of voltage drops.
- Store the LED driver in a dry area and do make sure it has an IP rating in case of exposure to wet weather. Choose a driver with a higher capacity so if you choose to run more strip lighting it can be added easily.
- Choose a weatherproof LED strip
A Bollard light is a vertical metal post with a base that is commonly set in concrete with bolts attached. The old style bollard heads are normally of the 240 volt however modern day replacements are 24 volt LED as they are a safer and efficient choice. The light head of the pole will come fitted with a lamp holder and reflector which will distribute the light in your intended direction while providing clear illumination without the effects of been blinded by the lighting glare. Standard sizes for bollards are typically 900mm for large or long driveways, 600mm for lighting up smaller length driveways and garden paths and 300mm basic lighting effect in flower beds and pathways that need illuminating.
Bollard lights can be a good practical light for driveways and allow guests to safely walk to and from your your Sutherland Shire home. You should consider spacing your lights between 3 to 5 meters however consider with the size of your landscape. Bollard lights are best installed in a staggered line for effect, rather than a straight line.
Tips on choosing Bollard lights
- Try using a solid pole to protect from validations. Stainless steel variants are more solid than your standard pole
- DC voltage is safer to run and more energy efficient.
- Use concrete to mount your pole on, set the concrete first then add your bolts so the bolts set into the concrete
- Select an LED globe – warm light is best as its easy on eye while creating comfort at night.
Spike Lights are a great option for lighting up trees, place the light close to or under a tree. A tree can be one of the most beautiful features you can light up, as it creates height and you can closely see the colour change of the leaves. A spike light will create lighting in an out-door space with a wide light distribution with a focused beam. An outdoor lighting electrician can hide the light fitting somewhat into top soil flush with the ground, so that it is barely visible during the day and provides glowing and ambient night light.
Some tips when it comes to installing spike lights:
- Go for low wattage energy saving light on a 24volt transformer
- Position spike lights away from windows and don’t place the lighting were they can blind you.
- If you are looking to highlight the shape of a tree, shine the spike light directly upon the tree, if you like the look of creating shadows angle the light slightly away from the tree
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Frequently Asked Outdoor Lighting Electrician Questions
What type of outdoor lighting do you install?
We install all types of outdoor lights and garden lights including wall lights, bollard lights, spike lights, flood lights, spot lights, sensor lights, deck lights, & path lights.
What suburbs do you install outdoor lighting in?
We provide services to all suburbs in the Sutherland Shire local government area including 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.
You should consider a switchboard upgrade when your switchboard is overcrowded, your appliances trip, flickering lights, outdated Fuse, smell burning, or you can see sparks and melted or blackened fuses. Contact True Local Electricians for a switchboard upgrade today!
Do you offer a FREE Quote for Outdoor Lighting?
Yes, True Local Electricians will provide you with a FREE quote on any electrical job. We save hundreds of dollars in comparison to what other companies charge.
Should i install 240v or 12v lights in my garden?
Garden lights come in both 240v and 12v variations. The benefit of running 12v garden lights is that you will not have to put the electrical wires in conduit as they do not pose an electrocution threat.
Why is my garden lights tripping my safety switch?
If you have a repeated tripped switch, the most common issue is a faulty appliance or faulty garden light which may contain water in the fitting. However, other issues may be nuisance tripping and faulty wiring. Contact True Local Electricians for a same-day electrician to fix your problem.
How Long Will It Take For An Electrician To Arrive In An Emergency?
As we have 24 hr emergency electricians working around the clock. Our average dispatch time is approximately less than 60 minutes. In the meantime, if it is a serious emergency issue you can have a look at the SES’s top electrical safety tips while you wait for assistance.
What lights can i install for security?
Flood lights or spot lights with an inbuilt motion sensor are a great way to deter thief’s and other unwanted guests at night. Motion sensor lights are triggered with movement and will shine bright light on entrances and windows which deter thief’s. The latest LED flood lights are very energy efficient in comparison to old flood lights – you may consider upgrading to the new modern spot lights to save on your power bill.
Why Are My outdoor lights flickering?
Why is there water in my outdoor light?
Outdoor lighting must be IP65 rated meaning it is water resistant. If a fitting is faulty or has been damaged, it may allow water to enter the fitting and will not work and cause tripping at your switchboard.
Can i supply lights for you to install?
Yes, we can install any outdoor lights which you purchase yourself. Alternatively we stock a leading range of lights and can supply outdoor lights.
Fully Qualified and Insured Outdoor Lighting Electrician
True Local Electricians provide rapid emergency electrician services to residential and commercial electrical services throughout The Sutherland Shire. We’ve been the reliable electrician for home and business owners in Sydney for more than 15 years. This has allowed us to foster a strong reputation for quality, affordability and fantastic customer service. Electrical problems seem to always occur at times where you least expect them to. They can immediately impact bottom line or a seemingly smooth flowing weekend. Rest assured that just in case trouble occurs, we are always a phone call away as we have fully stocked vans in The Sutherland Shire.
Our team are fully qualified electrician with extensive industry experience. We always provide a rapid response and we offer every single electrical service. This varies from re-wiring, switchboard upgrades, power point installation, fault diagnosis, routine maintenance, LED lighting and Level 2 electrician services. If you are business experiencing electrical problems, leave it completely to our Sutherland Shire emergency electricians. We guarantee to have you back up and running in no time whatsoever. For instance, faulty wiring and repeated electrical failures indicate a significant issue. Don’t risk your safety or your family’s safety – call a local emergency electrician now.
Outdoor Lighting Electrician 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