A.J Electrical supply and fit a broad range of domestic lighting options for your home, taking into
account the type and style of house you live in, both your day lighting and night time
lighting requirements and how you use the rooms you need lights fitting in.
Do I need an electrician to fit my lights?
The simple answer to this question is yes. In Australia it is illegal for anyone to fit any hardwired product themselves’, and that includes lights. Electricity is potentially hazardous and therefore a qualified, licensed electrician is the best person to wire in your lights.
Poor wiring or badly installed electrical appliances pose a serious risk to your home and your family, either due to electrical shock or as a fire hazard.
Energy saving is also an important consideration, especially in view of the ever increasing electricity prices and of course the impact our power usage has on the environment.
Always employ a qualified and experience tradesman to carry out your electrical work.
AJ Electrical Fit all Types of Lighting
Ceiling or Spot Lights | Single Globes | Security Lighting | Chandaliers | Wall Mounted Lighting
Heated Lighting | Outdoor Lighting | Pendants | LED Lighting | Flourescent Tubes
Rooms and Lighting Requirements
Kitchen and Family Rooms
Brighter lights are usually preferred as these are the rooms that are more regularly used – positioning of lighting is important – for example when standing at kitchen bench tops you need to be able to see what you are doing clearly. If the nearest light is positioned behind you this can mean you cast a shadow over the workspace.
Make sure you have lights over the table area, so the kids can see to do their homework.
Multiple Zones for Family Room lighting – this is a great idea if you have a larger area and means you can light only the space you are in, saving on power usage.
It’s often not until we use a room that we come up with all of those seemingly little things that would make a big difference to our convenience, particularly at certain times of the day or night. The bedroom is definitely one of those rooms.
The positioning of sockets in the bedroom is so important for example.
So when you are planning your lighting, think again of how you use the room at different times. In a double room where 2 people sleep – what if one of you wants to read whilst the other dozes off ? If this is the case you will need a reading light, or dimmable lamps.
Do you like to move your room about – if so you need to consider where you put sockets, so that you have them in all positions the beds may go in, so that you can have a lamp or reading light where you need it.
What if you need to go to the bathroom or ensuite during the night and the house is dark – is there a light switch where you can easily reach it?
It is even more important to bring in an expert to fit your outdoor lighting, because there are additional factors that contribute to an increased risk and effect neighbours and the environment.
- Rain – water and electricity are a bad combination
- Swimming Pools – lights in and around pools
- Ponds – pond pumps & lighting
- Higher powered bulbs
AJ Electrical are experts at installing outdoor lighting for any purpose, including entertaining areas, sheds, porch lights, and security lights.
AJ Electrical Adelaide supply and install a range of floodlights, sensor lights and outdoor sensors. We are also happy to install the outdoor lights that you have chosen, and purchased yourself. Clipsal “Infrascans” can be wired to multiple lights and will trigger when detecting movement.
Sunset switches can be used to turn lights on when it gets dark and turn them off when it becomes light in the morning. Most outdoor lighting products are also now available in energy efficient LED formats
Energy Saving ideas for lighting
“In recent years energy use for household lighting in Australia has rapidly increased. This is due to the construction of larger homes and the installation of more light fittings per home. Lighting consumes between 8 and 15 per cent of the average household electricity budget.
Most households could reduce the amount of energy they use for lighting by 50 per cent or more by making smarter lighting choices and moving to more efficient technologies.
In Australia traditional but inefficient types of lighting (incandescent) are being phased out. There are other more efficient types of lighting available, including compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), light emitting diodes (LEDs) and fluorescent lights. CFLs and good quality LEDs are the most energy efficient of these options. Use of natural light through windows, skylights, and light tubes which capture daylight and pipe it into dark corners of your home is another effective option to consider and can reduce your need for other forms of lighting.”
Approximate watts used by different globes to deliver the same light output as a 100W incandescent globe. https://www.sa.gov.au/
*Energy Saving Tip: “get into the habit of switching lights off when you leave a room”