Do LED downlights use a lot of electricity?
LEDs require much less electricity to power than both traditional incandescent and halogen light bulbs, and energy efficient light bulbs (CFLs). They last much longer than their incandescent, halogen and CFL equivalents.
Do you need an electrician to install LED downlights?
Not only do LED bulbs use a lot less energy than halogen bulbs, but they also last at least seven to eight years. If no additional wiring is needed, installing LED downlights is a pretty easy job and an electrician should be able to do it all in one day.
Can I replace downlights with LED?
If you are wondering if it’s possible to switch from halogen downlights to LED downlights then the answer is yes. Fortunately, upgrading Halogen MR16 light bulbs to LED is usually an easy job, as most LED light bulbs are now designed to retrofit existing light fittings.
Are LED downlights worth it?
CFL and LED light bulbs can last 5 to 15 times longer than incandescent lamps. For you, choosing a bulb that lasts means less money spent on replacements – and less time dragging the dining chair around the house to replace blown bulbs!
Can I install LED downlights myself NZ?
Although if you’re installing, extending or altering cables, you’re not allowed to connect your work to the electricity supply yourself. The finished job has to be checked and tested by a licensed electrical inspector.
Can I fit downlights myself?
Fitting downlights is a job that you can do yourself, however like any electrical DIY project if you are not totally sure about what you are doing them you should get a professional electrician to assist you.
Can you hardwire LED downlights?
Each down light should have its own power plug. The other option is to hard wire them. If they are plugged in then it is a simple DIY job if you ever need to replace them or temporarily remove them (say to paint a ceiling) – and that means you do not need to get an electrician in at $75 per hour to do it!
How many LED downlights can I have on one switch?
When it comes to LED and CFL bulbs used in recessed fixtures, we have mentioned that they produce light that is similar to a 60W incandescent bulb. The inrush current for LED lights is usually 20 amps for 240VAC. Therefore, a 15amp circuit can safely accommodate 180 or more fixtures using LED or CFL bulbs.
How much does it cost to install downlights NZ?
Cost for a good quality fitting will be around $150 with install being around $50 for a total install cost of $200. Ongoing power consumption will be 32W (which will be around 2.5c per day if you run the light 3 hours per day).
How much does it cost to install LED downlights NZ?
Do I need an electrician to change LED lights?
Replacing a light bulb: Remember though, that if you have LED down lights, they have to be installed by an electrician. You can replace them, but remember to keep them away from combustible materials.
Why do LED downlights have a plug?
Each down light should have its own power plug. The reason we recommend a power plug for each light is it provides ultimate safety and flexibility. The other option is to hard wire them.