LED Light Upgrades

LED Light Upgrades

Times are changing so fast! Just look at the latest smart phones or cars and compare them with 20, even 10 years ago. Just like these industries the lighting industry has also come leaps and bounds. Gone are the days of incandescent and halogen globes to make way for light emitting diode (LED) lighting. Just like those other industries, LED lighting is constantly evolving and changing. There are a few things to consider when swapping over your lights to LED or changing them to whole new fittings.

If you have dimmers on your existing lighting, then there is a good chance that it is not completely compatible with the new LED’s. Things to look for when dimming your new LED lights:

  1. Does it dim at all?
  2. Does it only dim slightly?
  3. Does the light flicker anywhere across the dimming range?

If you have any of these symptoms, then chances are your dimmer will need replacing by a qualified electrician to match the LED load.

A simple but frustrating mistake when changing LED down lights is buying a new light that doesn’t cover the cut out in the ceiling. Make sure your new down light will cover the existing hole (usually between 76-92mm). Another possible stumbling block is that your old lights may be hardwired. Most new LED down lights come with plugs so you will need a qualified electrician to install sockets behind each down light.

Looking for advice on changing some lights to something that will fit the space a little better? In our many years of combined experience we have seen quite a few amazing light designs so we can help you make some decisions on what might work best for your space. Don’t forget to check out the web or magazines for some inspiration!

If your still undecided on whether to upgrade your lighting to LED then check out our FAQ section to help you make your decision. At Chris Wood Electrical we have lighting specialists that would love to help you make your lighting dreams a reality so call us NOW!