Landscaping or Renovating?

Posted by Greg Barton on 10 December 2012

Planning to landscape this summer? Dont forget about your feature lighting!  Whether you want to highlight a new sculpture or water feature, trees or artwork, or just create beautiful ambient lighting around your new outdoor living space.  It's worth getting us on board early so that we can work with you on your lighting design and ensure all aspects of the installation are completed in the correct sequence, ie cables in the ground before concrete! 

If you are renovating your home, its also good to speak to us early in the process.  We can provide free lighting and power designs and we have access to a huge range of lighting products so can assist with the purchase of all your lighting and power requirements including appliances - saving you time and money!

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LED Lighting

Posted by Greg Barton on 10 December 2012

LED Lighting - the latest in energy efficient lighting. 

Light Emitting Diode Bulbs (LED’s) have several advantages over standard CFL light fittings including high efficiency, durability and superior life span (up to 5 x longer).

Which means energy savings, maintenance savings and an overall reduction in the cost of ownership over the product's lifetime. 

LED’s are also environmentally friendly as they do not contain mercury, last longer and produce less waste.  LEDs can also be assembled in a wide variety of shapes and colours and because they operate at low voltage they are great for strip-lighting over benches or shelves.  So with the potential to reduce your lighting energy consumption by 80%, it may be more affordable than you think to switch your office or home spaces to LED lighting.   

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Energy Saving Tip

Posted by Greg Barton on 10 October 2012

If you are heading away on holiday this summer, you can save power by switching off your appliances, heated towel rails, televisions etc at the wall. 

Appliances with stand-by functions and/or clocks use power constantly so isolating these at the wall can save your money and also reduce the risk of an electrical fire.

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Don't leave appliances plugged in inside pantries and cupboards!

Posted by on 24 June 2012

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A warning about leaving kitchen appliances plugged in inside pantries and cupboards.

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Do Your Compact Fluorescent Lamps Flicker?

Posted by Greg Barton on 2 October 2011

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Do your energy-saver lamps flicker – even when they are turned off?  Here’s why.

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Are you in hot water?

Posted by Greg Barton on 28 September 2010

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Is your electrical hot water system up to scratch?

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Tired of being tripped?

Posted by Greg Barton on 28 September 2010

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We're not just talking about tripping over power cords! We're talking about a power trip (and not the kind your boss takes, either). Many properties built before and during the 1960s weren't built to meet the needs of our current electronic age, which means there are not nearly enough power sockets installed in the rooms of these houses.

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