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LED Downlights Installation

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Do you need LED Downlights installed by a specialist you can trust?

At Metropolitan Electrical Contractors, we pride ourselves on our expertise and knowledge of LED lighting systems. If you need to have new LED lighting installed, give us a call to book in a visit!

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Qualified LED Downlight Installation Experts

Metropolitan Electrical Contractors is your local expert for all your LED downlight installations.

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are extremely popular in many homes throughout Australia due to energy efficiency and long life expectancy. They produce a strong light with only a small wattage, using almost 85% less power than other kinds of downlights, and almost 50% less power compared to fluorescent lights.

People choose LED Downlights for the following reasons:

  • They have an estimated lifespan of 25 years
  • At the end of its lifespan it will still emit 70% of its original brightness, instead of dying completely
  • They are environmentally friendly, with no hazardous mercury
  • They don’t heat up as much as other downlights
  • Easy to retrofit
  • Come in a range of switchable colour temperatures from warm white to cool white to suit any home or area
  • Energy star product
  • Halogen downlights are being phased out
  • Compatible with smart system

LED downlights are a more costly option when compared to other lighting systems on offer, but the reduction in electricity use is substantial. The difference is rapidly paid off in savings, often in as little as a year’s time. Combine that with a much longer life and less drop off in intensity and you are clearly better off with an LED downlight installation.

Installing LED Downlights

To get the most out of your LED downlights they should be installed by expert electricians with an eye for lighting design. Metropolitan Electrical Contractors can advise you of the optimum spacing, the number of LED downlights required, and whether warm white or cool white is best.

They’ll ensure old halogen fixtures are cleanly removed and replaced with sleek downlights. We can even provide adaptor plates so your new LEDs can fit in the larger ceiling cut-outs of the old school downlights.

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Professional LED Light Service and Repair

Don’t be tempted to take on repairs or installations by yourself even though you may change light bulbs around your house. LED downlights are long-lasting light fittings that have to be completely replaced in the rare instance of failure.

Dealing with electrics is dangerous, which is why you need to leave electrical jobs to the professionals. Metropolitan Electrical Contractors have 25 years’ experience and are your local electrical experts when it comes to lighting.

Some of the work our electricians can carry out include:

  • Repair or replace failed LED lights
  • Replace faulty drivers or chips
  • Perform thermal testing to ensure the longevity of the light
  • Add extra controls such as dimming

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We operate around the clock, 7 days a week, including public holidays. So whatever time, day or night, contact us and we can install, service or repair your LED lights and fittings. We can also offer finance options to suit any budget, including a range of interest free** payment plans for eligible customers.

Just choose a payment plan with one of our providers – Zip or Humm. You have the flexibility of weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so you pay nothing upfront.

Your electrician can take you through the easy application process on site and approval usually takes only a few minutes. We also accept payment by cash, cheque and credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express).

FAQ – Everything You Need to Know About LED Downlights

Do you have any questions about LED downlight installation? We answer the most commonly asked questions here.

Downlights are lights that are recessed into an opening in your ceiling, making them a less intrusive option than your traditional lighting.

Downlights should typically be installed by a qualified electrician due to the nature of the installation. Once installed, downlights shine light in a downward direction, diffusing either a broad or narrow light below.

LED downlights on the other hand use a similar setup, however the lights themselves are different. An LED (light emitting diode) is energy efficient and longer lasting compared to that of traditional halogen lighting.

One of the most important considerations when you’re thinking of having LED downlights installed is space.

The goal is to have light washing over you in an even spread, rather than one central location.

An average LED downlight puts out around 800 lumens, and it is recommended to be placed 1 metre from the wall, and include spacing of around 1.2-1.5 metres between each downlight in the ceiling.

While you can also purchase specific spotlights, an LED downlight can also be installed in a way that will highlight anything you want to show off, whether it’s a piece of art or family heirloom.

Yes. LED downlights are definitely the better choice. The reason is that they’re more cost effective, being cheaper to run, and they last much longer than halogen, with a lifespan of around 10 years!

LED lights also don’t run hot. When you handle halogen globes that may have just blown, they’re incredibly hot. You won’t get that with an LED. This also means you can safely insulate around them without any fear of them causing fires.

If you’re still not convinced, don’t worry, the Federal Government has made the decision for you. From September 2020 the halogen light was made unavailable to purchase, looking towards a more economical future for all Australians.

Due to the type of installation required, downlights should be installed by a licensed and fully qualified electrician. The installation of downlights includes wiring into ceiling cavities, making them a dangerous job to do on your own and without the necessary skills. Our professional Electrical Contractors and Metropolitan can help with all of your downlight installation and replacements. Give us a call today!

As a general rule of thumb, it’s recommended to install LED downlights 1m away from each wall. The space between each LED downlight should be between 1.2m-1.5m, taking into consideration the size of your room and how much light is required in each.

Installing LED downlights is definitely a job for a qualified electrician. However, if you consider yourself a bit of a handy-person, you may be able to attempt to change downlights yourself. That is only if you know what type of LED downlight you require. There’s three common types of LED downlight globes that involve a different process to change:

  • Downlights with spring-clips
  • Downlights with a twist faceplate
  • Downlights with removable faceplates

So before you change your LED downlights, make sure you purchase the right ones or call a qualified electrician to worry about it for you.

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