According to the Building Code of Australia, you can use:
Up to 5 W/m2 inside your home.
Up to 4 W/m2 on the exterior (alfrescoes, balconies, verandas).
Up to 3 W/m2 in your garage.
The best part is that you don't have to distribute the wattage evenly across all rooms. As long as the total wattage used doesn't go over your allowed amount, you're following the law. This means you have the freedom to use more light in certain areas if you balance it out with less light in other parts of your home.
Contact us today to plan wattage distribution for your home. We would be pleased to offer you a free quote.
LED downlights reduce energy costs compared to conventional lighting because they are 75% more energy-efficient than their halogen counterparts. Let's say your conventional lighting uses 100 watts per hour. In contrast, an LED downlight with the same brightness and illumination uses only 15 watts per hour. This significant difference in wattage leads to reduced energy consumption. Now, let's calculate the energy costs for both cases. To do this, we'll consider the average price of power in NSW, which is 28.53 cents per kilowatt-hour (c/kWh). Cost for conventional lighting = 100 watts x 1 hour x 28.53 c/kWh / 1000 = 2.85 cents Cost for LED downlights = 15 watts x 1 hour x 28.53 c/kWh / 1000 = 0.43 cents Get in touch with us today for the best energy-efficient LED downlight solutions.
Here are some of the many ways LED lighting benefits the environment: LEDs use only 25% of the energy as their halogen counterparts. Their CO2 emissions are only 1/10th of those of old halogen lights. Their life-expectancy is 25x longer than halogen lights. LEDs produce less heat than halogens, which helps lower the load on air conditioning systems. LEDs emit 50% less CO2 than compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). They do not contain toxic mercury, making them environmentally friendly. Speak to us now if you are interested in sustainable lighting solutions for your home, business, or strata property.
Section 40(d) of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 mandates that workplaces install lighting that allows employees to work and move without risk of injury or compromised safety. Lighting should also facilitate smooth evacuation during an emergency. Here are OHSA's recommended illuminance units for the workplace, based on AS/NZS 1680.1:2006: 40 lux for corridors, stairways, and entry/exit points 160 lux for general work areas 320–400 lux for office environments Discuss your workplace lighting requirements with us today. We will give you a free quote.
The cost of installing LED downlights depends on the number of downlights, the brand and quality, additional wiring and fixtures, dimmers and smart controls, and accessibility of the installation areas. Give us a call and we will give you an honest, transparent estimate of the cost of installing LED downlights for your home, business, or strata property.