The Glenco electricians are experts in the installation and repair of all kinds of electrical lighting. Over the many years we’ve provided electrical services to the Greater Sydney community, our lighting electricians have carried out tens of thousands of jobs. We are the electrical service lighting experts in Sydney, and all our repairs and installations come with a lifetime labour warranty.
If you’re looking to brighten up your home, light up your garden or save some dollars by making your home more energy efficient, Glenco can help. Book an appointment with our expert lighting technicians and we’ll fix all your lighting faults in no time at all.
Types of Lighting Installations We Provide
Our expert lighting team has been installing and repairing lighting in Greater Sydney for over 30 years. We have the equipment and the knowledge to tackle whatever lighting problem or project you require us for.
There are three different types of lighting we deal with: ambient lighting, task lighting and accent lighting. Ambient lighting is general lighting to light up an area. Task lighting lets you perform specific tasks, such as under bench lighting in your kitchen, or a reading light above your bed to help you read at night. Accent lighting adds drama to a room or area and shows off specific features that you want to stand out, like specific lights to show off a piece of art.
Most of the lighting electrical services we provide focus on three areas of lighting installation or repair. These are:
1. LED Lighting
LED lighting is becoming more popular across Greater Sydney as homeowners and businesses realise its many benefits. In the past most homes focused on halogen downlights, but these produced a lot of heat, used a lot of energy and were a nuisance to change. LED lights are a better option for a number of reasons.
Advantages of LED Lighting:
- One of the main advantages of LED downlights is they’re extremely energy efficient, meaning you enjoy solid savings on your power bill over time.
- Thanks to their components and the way they create light, LED lights are far more durable. They require less replacing and save you on globe maintenance.
- Higher brightness and intensity when compared with other globes.
- Low radiated heat: LED’s emit electromagnetic energy as light when heated, rather than heating a filament to a temperature that produces light. This means the temperature that LED’s operate at is significantly lower than other bulbs.
- Instant light: the second you flip the switch, LED lights operate at their full capacity. There’s no wait time for them to warm up.
If the benefits of LED lighting sound appealing to you, maybe it’s time to move into the future, upgrade your fixtures and give your premise a lighting facelift. It’ll mean lower energy costs and less maintenance moving forward, plus you’ll be keeping up with the latest technology.
We would never recommend DIY electrical work. There are too many hazards involved, plus incorrect installation could negate the benefits of LED lighting. Rather give the Sydney electrical services experts at Glenco a call on 02 9700 9996. We’ve completed thousands of lighting upgrades across Sydney, so you know your job is in safe hands. Contact us today and discuss your LED options.
2. Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting means you can enjoy your garden in the evenings and night time just as you would in the day. It’s a great way to highlight areas you’re particularly proud of, and to improve the security of your premises. Outdoor lighting comes in different forms, and these include:
These are great for lighting up your pathways, patio, deck, pool, and garden. Not only are they effective in helping you find your way around, they’re an important safety feature, particularly around a swimming pool. They allow you to find your way to your front door, and make use of your patio or deck even when the daylight hours are passed. The lights can be fitted with sensors that come on when they detect moving, which are a convenient feature when you arrive home at night.
Installing outdoor lights can be an excellent way to ward off thieves and establish security at your property. While spot lights can help with your home’s safety and security, flood lights are another option. These bright lights can illuminate wide, expansive areas. If someone with bad intentions is lurking around your home, they tend to disappear when they trigger security lighting which illuminates them for everyone to see.
If you’re an entertainer or simply someone who wants to make as much use of their outdoor area or garden as possible, decorative lights will appeal to you. Lanterns and lamp posts are popular decorative lights for homes and outdoors. These can easily enhance any space in your home and make it look appealing. The best places to install these are on the outlines of your home, front door, garden and patio.
3. Emergency Lighting
Emergency lighting is entirely different from regular or security lighting in that the focus is completely on safety. They’re not simply installed to illuminate a space, they’re there as a guide to safety for the occupants of a building in case of an emergency. When it comes to emergency lights, we’d definitely recommend getting a professional electrician in for installation and maintenance. Lives could depend on these lights functioning correctly, so give lighting experts like Glenco a call to get them set up for you.
Emergency lights for home or office use are meant to illuminate key areas. These include hallways, stairwells, any passages leading to an exit and exit points. They should also properly illuminate changes in direction toward exits; any trip hazards; storage areas of firefighting equipment and first-aid kits; call points and outside final exits.
There are 3 main types of emergency lighting:
Escape route: used to illuminate escape or exit routes.
High risk task area: used to illuminate areas where dangerous materials or processes are contained and need to be closely monitored.
Open area or ‘anti-panic’: illuminates large open spaces and provides enough light to make people feel safe enough to evacuate.
It’s important to note emergency lights aren’t standby lights or supply illumination so people can continue working should the mains power fail. They are for use in emergencies.
There are various regulations for installing and maintaining emergency lights that can vary, which is why it is best to have an expert electrician install and maintain these fixtures for you. These fixtures can be required to undergo monthly 30-second tests, and annual 90-minute full-load tests to ensure they will operate fully in the event of an emergency.
If you need emergency electrical work and you’re located in the Greater Sydney area, contact us on 02 9700 9996. Our electrical service has lighting experts who can assist with ensuring your emergency lights are functional and safety compliant.