How can I install LED lighting?

What is LED Lighting?

LED is fast becoming the standard lighting in Australian homes and businesses. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, and because it's directional, it is a more efficient way to light a room. LED uses up to 80% less energy than traditional halogen or incandescent lighting*.


*Based on the comparison between a 9W LED and a 50W halogen assuming lighting usage remains the same.

Long lasting

Low energy use

Resilient

Cooler

No mercury

Long lasting. LEDs stay brighter for longer (up to ten times longer than standard incandescent and halogen) and the output remains consistent over their lifetime.

Low energy use. LEDs use only 2 - 17 watts of electricity, which is up to 80% less compared to incandescent or halogen lighting*.

Resilient. LEDs do not have a filament, and therefore are quite resistant to jarring, bumping and vibrations. They also perform well in cold weather conditions.

Cooler. Unlike halogens, LED lighting prevents heat build up, and can therefore help reduce home cooling costs.

No mercury. Mercury is not used in the manufacturing process of LED lighting.

LED FAQ

  • Light fitting types
  • Dimmers
  • Colour temperature
  • Colour Rendering Index (CRI)
  • Lumens
  • Beam angle
  • Lifetime
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What type of LED light is right for me?

Remember to take note of the current globe fitting, as you will need to replace the same fitting

Light bulb

Current lighting

Watts= How much electricity the light uses

Current product type:

Recommended upgrade:

lower LED wattage = more efficient

Recommended LED brightness:

Lumens(lm)
35w-50wHalogen downlight6-9w450lm
40wIncandescent light globe6-9w450lm
60wIncandescent light globe8-12w800lm
75wIncandescent light globe9-13w110lm
100wIncandescent light globe16-20w1600lm
150wIncandescent light globe25-28w2600lm
36wT8 fluorescent tube18w strip3010lm
28wT5 fluorescent tube18w strip2700lm
12wCompact fluorescent (CFL)6-9w450lm
24wCompact fluorescent (CFL)15-20w1500lm