02 Apr 2024
Keep Your Powerpoints Safe Avoid Overloading

Are you living in an older home with limited power points? We get it! Extension cables and bulky power boards are not only a trip hazard but also a total eyesore. The Solution? Install double powerpoints throughout your home.

If you’re in the Brisbane or nearby areas (like Alderley, Ashgrove, Bardon, Newmarket, Paddington, The Gap), Allyn White Electrical. has got you covered

We know many people rely on power boards to accommodate all household appliances, but let’s face it, they create a cable mess and can lead to power overload. Switching to double powerpoints with USB sockets not only ensures you have enough outlets for all your electrical needs throughout your home but also keeps your space tidy and safe. 

Replace Your Old Single Powerpoints and add value to your home

Unfortunately, older homes just didn’t have the option to have double power points installed, which limited the number of appliances that can be plugged in at any time. Say Goodbye to those single powerpoints

Upgrade to double powerpoints and add some serious value to your home, particularly in rooms such as the kitchen, dining, bedrooms, and bathrooms. With sleek modern designs available in matte black, chrome, or brass finishes, you can give your space a stylish upgrade while improving functionality.

Wondering What Happens When you Upgrade To A Double Powerpoint? 

In most Brisbane homes, it’s a breeze to swap out a single powerpoint for a double one. But hold on! If you live in a solid brick home or plan to install double power points on an exterior brick or stone-faced wall, things might get a tad tricker. 

If you have a brick home, you may face hurdles installing the newer recessed or double powerpoints with a USB port. This could mean an additional cost for removing the brick to fit the double powerpoint.

While it might seem like a simple DIY job to remove a single powerpoint and replace it with a double powerpoint, there are many things that need to be considered:

Is there enough wall space for a safe installation of a double powerpoint?

Will you want a USB charging point in the switch?

Is the wiring safe?

Is the switchboard safe and up to current Australian Standards?

Here’s the scoop: DIY electrical work is illegal.  We don’t recommend you to do any DIY electrical work in your home to avoid potential electrical hazards. ⚡It’s a risky business, folks! Plus, if a DIY installed double powerpoint goes up in flames, your insurance might not cover it.  

Keep your home safe. Leave the electrical wizardry to the pros! ✨ That’s where Allyn White Electrical comes in. With over 45 Years of experience, we are your go-to experts for all things electrical in the leafy inner west of Brisbane. 

Hire a Professional and Licensed Electrician in Brisbane

Looking to upgrade to double powerpoints in your home? Look no further than Allyn White Electrical! With over 45 years’ experience covering everything from domestic to industrial, commercial, and emergency electrical work, we have got you covered. Allyn will be able to help solve your electrical needs and offer practical and effective installation solutions.

For a free quote by a licensed electrician call 0416 235 641. Our charge out rate remains the same during the week, weekends and after hours, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

19 Mar 2024
Warning Sign Faulty Electrical Wiring

Discover the hidden dangers lurking in your home. Don’t take your electrical wiring for granted – flickering lights or malfunctioning appliances can be red flags for underlying issues. Stay tuned to learn about the warning signs of bad wiring and keep your home and family safe! #ElectricalSafety #HomeMaintenance 

PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICIAN IN BRISBANE & SURROUNDING SUBURBS

If you’re searching for the best licensed electrician in the Brisbane area and surrounds (Alderley, Ashgrove, Bardon, Newmarket, Paddington, Stafford, The Gap), look no further than Allyn White Electrical.

Flickering Lights

While movies often dramatise flickering house lights as a sign of impending danger, in reality, it’s often just a loose electrical connection. If you notice flickering confined to one light fixture, the solution is usually quite straightforward.”

However, if it’s affecting multiple lights or rooms, then the problem is likely further back in the circuit. If it’s the whole house that flickers, the problem may be a supply problem which could also include possible circuit breaker, mains connection box or pole connection issues or incompatibility between dimmers and LED downlights. In either case, it’s best to seek assistance from a licensed electrician. 

Hot Outlets

While it is normal for electrical appliances to generate heat during operation, outlets themselves should never become hot. If you notice heat at an outlet, immediately unplug any cords and refrain from using the outlet until a licensed electrician can inspect and address the issue. 

Sparking or Shock

Sparking or receiving a shock from electrical sockets is a clear indication of a problem. Immediate action is necessary as repairs and or fixture replacements need to occur, contacting a local electrician should be a priority to avoid further risks.

Circuit Breakers Constantly Tripping

Occasional tripping of circuit breakers due to overload is common (and the circuit breaker is doing its job), but if it happens frequently, it may signal a wiring issue that needs attention from a licensed professional electrician.

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Burning Smell

If the wiring in your electrical system in your home is heating up enough to melt its plastic sheathing, the smell of burning indicates a serious problem that requires immediate action, to prevent potential fire hazards. Identifying and resolving the source of the issue promptly is crucial for safety.

Attempting to fix electrical problems yourself is not only dangerous DIY electrical works are illegal in Queensland. Always rely on a professional electrician in Brisbane like Allyn White Electrical for safe and effective electrical solutions.

Electrical Safety First

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Ensuring electrical safety in the home is essential for protecting people’s well-being. While electrical work should be left to the professionals, it is important for homeowners to use electrical equipment safely and recognise signs of unsafe or failed electrical systems. 

Electrical Safety tips:

Knowing how to use basic electrical equipment properly is the key to staying safe! Here are some essential guidelines. 

⚠️Extension leads – Use them temporarily and keep them away from water. Ensure that they are in good condition when in use.  

⚠️Electrical appliances – Before using, inspect for damage. Turn off and unplug any broken or damaged appliances. Label them unsafe to remind yourself and others that it’s unsafe to use and get them fixed or replaced promptly. 

⚠️Power points – Switch them off before plugging in appliances. Avoid using power points that show signs of damage, like visible wires. 

⚠️Powerboards – Place them in well-ventilated areas and switch them off when not in use.

Stay safe and keep these tips in mind! ⚡

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Having a Licensed Electrician Inspect Your Wiring is the best way to identify and address potential hazards. 

Allyn White Electrical offers comprehensive electrical services, including inspections, repairs, maintenance and installations;  If you’re unsure if your wiring is faulty, enlist the aid of a professional electrician in brisbane. A proper electrician inspection reviews the wiring throughout your home. Licensed electricians are knowledgeable in identifying potential dangers and wiring issues. Typically, electricians detect small, seemingly insignificant wiring issues that could become major problems and electrical safety hazards over time.

Contact a Licensed Electrician in Brisbane for Your Home Electrical Maintenance, Repairs and Installations

Allyn White Electrical - Best Electrician In Brisbane

Installation, repairs, upgrades, lighting advice for your home and outdoor spaces. No matter what your home renovation plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

With over 45 years of experience in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial, and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical problems in Brisbane.

For a free quote by a licensed electrician call 0416 235 641 to arrange a time to discuss your electrical needs.

Our charge out rate remains the same during the week, weekends and after hours, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

05 Mar 2024

Whether you are a homeowner or a business owner, you’re in luck! We have the answers you need on all your electrical questions.  We have compiled our most common FAQs to shed light on your queries. But if you cannot find what you’re looking for, do not hesitate to reach out for our expert electrical advice. Contact us at 0416 235 641.

1. Are LED lights more efficient?

A: Absolutely! LED lights not only outshine incandescent bulbs in energy efficiency but also boast a longer lifespan, making them a smart and cost-effective lighting solution. Ready to make the switch? Talk to us about upgrading to LED lighting today!

2. Can I dim LED lights?

A: While LED lights offer versatility, not all are suitable for dimming. Choosing the wrong ones can lead to issues like flickering or insufficient dimming. Need help selecting the right dimmable LEDs? Reach out for expert guidance on navigating the market’s many options.

3. Can I replace halogen downlights with LED?

A: Yes, indeed! Say goodbye to energy-guzzling halogens and hello to LED alternatives. By making the switch, you will not only reduce power consumption but also trim down your energy bill.

4. Do I need a safety switch?

A: Absolutely crucial! Safety switches are your first line of defence against electrical hazards, preventing potential electrocution incidents. At Allyn White Electrical, we strongly recommend installing safety switches in every property for enhanced safety.

Looking for further electrical safety tips? Turn to the Queensland Electrical Safety Office’s website for a treasure trove of valuable insights. 

https://www.electricalsafety.qld.gov.au/frequently-asked-questions

Stay informed, #StaySafestay! #ElectricalSafety 

5. Do you offer free quotes?

A: Of course! We are here to provide estimates for any electrical job, big or small. Simply give us a call at 0416 235 641 with the details of your job or next project. Our charge out rate remains the same during the week and on weekends and in the case of an electrical emergency.

6. What area do you service?

A: For all your residential, industrial, and commercial electrical needs, we are proud to serve the inner leafy west of Brisbane. 

  • Alderley, 
  • Ashgrove, 
  • Brisbane CBD, 
  • Bardon, 
  • Bowen Hills, 
  • Chapel Hill, 
  • Enoggera, 
  • Fortitude Valley, 
  • Grange, 
  • Indooroopilly, 
  • Kenmore, 
  • Keperra, 
  • Milton, 
  • Mitchelton, 
  • Newmarket, 
  • Paddington, 
  • Red Hill, 
  • Rosalie, 
  • Stafford, 
  • The Gap, 
  • Toowong, 
  • Wilston, 
  • Windsor.

7. What are your business hours?

A: Our standard service hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5 PM. We are also available after hours for emergency electrical work. 

8. What is an RCD?

A: An RCD is a residual-current device, also more commonly known as a safety switch. A safety switch trips the circuit when a leak to earth is detected from a fault in wiring, an appliance, or switch. 

(See also “Do I need a safety switch?“)

9. What’s the difference between a safety switch and a circuit breaker? 

A: While both are essential for electrical safety, a safety switch protects against electric shocks, whereas a circuit breaker safeguard wiring and electrical systems. We recommend combined circuit breaker safety switches for comprehensive protection, inside your home or business.

10. When should I organise an electrical safety maintenance checkup?

A: Once a switch becomes faulty inside a home or business, do not hesitate to contact us to perform the necessary maintenance. A safety check involves making sure that your electrical circuits and equipment are not overloaded.

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Contact us for a safety check if you suspect any faults or if your property’s electrical system predates 1990. Regular checks every five years are also recommended for peace of mind. 

Contact Us For all your electrical needs, at Allyn White Electrical. Contact us today for reliable and efficient service!

Choose Allyn White for Your Electrical Needs:

With over 40+ years of experience, Allyn White Electrical is your trusted partner for home electrical maintenance, upgrades, installations, emergency repairs, testing and installing smoke alarms, garden lighting and lighting advice.

Allyn White Electrical

Installation, repairs, upgrades, lighting advice for your home and outdoor spaces. No matter what your home renovation plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

Experienced in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial, and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical needs.

Contact us today at 0416 235 641 for a free quote. We are available during the week and weekends —ensuring your electrical needs are met promptly and professionally.

Our charge out rate remains the same during the week and on weekends and in the case of an electrical emergency.

28 Feb 2024
Experience Quality Electrical Work with Allyn White Electrical

At Allyn White Electrical, we take immense pride in being a family-run electrical company serving our customers in the leafy inner west of  Brisbane. With over 40+ years of industry experience, we prioritise delivering exceptional service and professionalism in every interaction with our valued customers. Whether you are dealing with electrical issues in a residential or commercial property, you can trust us to provide reliable and efficient service, offering practical and cost-effective solutions to meet your needs.  

Why Choose Us?

⦁ Highly ranked Google rating

⦁ Labour warranty on all our work

⦁ Over 40+ years of electrical expertise

⦁ Proficient in handling domestic, commercial, and industrial electrical work

⦁ Proudly family-owned and operated, based locally in Brisbane.

Our Services 

We offer a diverse range of affordable services aimed at addressing common electrical issues, including:

⦁ Loss of power

⦁ Safety switches failing to reset

⦁ Energex defects and disconnections

⦁ Damage caused by floods and storms

⦁ Electrical faults

⦁ Issues like sparks or buzzing at switches or switchboards

⦁ Blown fuses

⦁ Problems with overhead power lines or property power poles

⦁ Smoke alarms alarming

⦁ Whether you need additional powerpoints installed, existing powerpoints

repaired or replaced, or new powerpoints fitted with USB charging ports, we have you covered 

⦁ Gardening and landscaping lighting design, installation, and advice

Residential Electrical Services 

Whether you require electrical installations, renovations, or troubleshooting, we ensure the safe and efficient functioning of electricity in your home or business. From adding power points to installing new fittings, we handle every task with expertise and professionalism. Additionally, we specialise in renovation electrical work, assisting homeowners in upgrading their electrical systems with ease.

Commercial Electrical Repairs For businesses, we also offer a comprehensive range of commercial electrical repair services to ensure uninterrupted operations. From minor repairs to electrical  renovations, we’re equipped to handle any electrical project in your shop, office, or business premises.

Safety Testing 

We provide planned maintenance services for your home, office space or business, including testing and tagging equipment, smoke alarms, safety switches, and exit and emergency lights, to proactively maintain system integrity and prevent potential issues.

From prompt responses to addressing emergency electrical issues to providing consultations and advice on power usage and maintenance checkups for your home or business, we are committed to resolving all your electrical concerns. Additionally, we offer replacement and installation services, ensuring that your electrical systems are up to date and functioning optimally. Whether you are seeking guidance on lighting design for your kitchen and bathroom renovations or upgrades in your home,  commercial, or industrial spaces, we are here to assist you with our expertise and tailored solutions to meet your specific needs  

Customer Testimonials 

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Contact Us For all your electrical needs, at Allyn White Electrical. Contact us today for reliable and efficient service!

Choose Allyn White for Your Electrical Needs:

With over 40+ years of experience, Allyn White Electrical is your trusted partner for home electrical maintenance, upgrades, installations, emergency repairs, testing and installing smoke alarms, garden lighting and lighting advice.

Allyn White Electrical

Installation, repairs, upgrades, lighting advice for your home and outdoor spaces. No matter what your home renovation plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

Experienced in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial, and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical needs.

Contact us today at 0416 235 641 for a free quote. We are available during the week and weekends —ensuring your electrical needs are met promptly and professionally.

Our charge out rate remains the same during the week and on weekends and in the case of an electrical emergency.

23 Feb 2024
Lighting Solutions for Transforming Your Home

The selection of lighting can significantly influence the design of a room. Elevate your space by replacing outdated or inefficient lights with our expert advice on selecting and modernising fixtures, bulbs, and switches for your home. Here are some practical lighting ideas that not only enhance your interior design but also help conserve energy, reduce your power bill, and rejuvenate your home’s atmosphere—all while being budget-friendly.

Selecting a lighting focal point 

Not every light fixture, whether it be a chandelier, lamp, or sconce, should share identical sizes. Otherwise, the viewer’s gaze struggles to find distinct visual elements to focus on. A chandelier can serve as a striking focal point in spacious areas like dining rooms, family rooms, or bedrooms.

Consider Scale in light fixture selection!  

Achieving a harmonious balance in room lighting is essential, avoiding both overpowering brightness and insufficient illumination. Scale plays a pivotal role in choosing suitable light fixtures for your home. It’s advisable to measure your room and consult with your electrician to ensure a well-planned overall design for your space.

Balanced Lighting through Layering

Incorporating layers is crucial in effective lighting design. Strive for a minimum of three light sources in each area, even in smaller spaces like bathrooms or hallways. Adjust bulb wattage and fixture size accordingly to suit the room’s dimensions. Additionally, emphasise accent layers to showcase and enhance the finer details that contribute to the overall aesthetics of your space.

Use Dimmers Controls Wherever Feasible

Dimmer switches have the power to swiftly alter the ambiance of a room while also aiding in saving power usage.. Enhance your control over lighting by incorporating dimmer switches throughout various rooms and fixtures in your home. Harness dimmers to adjust the atmosphere and harmonise artificial illumination with natural light sources.

Explore Unconventional ways to use Lighting! 

Lighting extends beyond just overhead fixtures. In addition to providing functional task lighting, you can employ targeted illumination to impart an unexpected warmth and personalised charm to your home. Among our customers preferred lighting concepts are suspending a pendant near a bedside or accentuating a bookshelf with miniature lights to showcase artwork or other displayed items. Another option is to illuminate a plant by discreetly placing a small spotlight next to a sizable container and angling it upward at approximately a 45-degree angle towards the foliage.

Download a Lighting Control App 

Imagine you’re relaxing on the couch, engrossed in a TV show, and realise you left an upstairs light on. Or perhaps you’re preparing for a holiday and want to ensure your home doesn’t appear unoccupied. Alternatively, you might wish to illuminate your living room before arriving home from work to avoid stepping into darkness. Thanks to user-friendly smartphone apps that are available today, you can effortlessly manage your home’s lighting. These apps often offer customisable settings, enabling you to set your lights to specific modes like “dinner party” or “wake-up time” with just a simple tap of a button.

Replace Frequently Used Light bulbs!

Think about replacing bulbs in frequently used fixtures, like those in your kitchen or entryway, with energy-efficient LED bulbs. Opting for LED bulbs can greatly enhance your home’s energy efficiency. Not only do they help you save significantly on energy costs per bulb, but they also reduce overall energy consumption and produce less heat, leading to savings on your power bill.

Update Your Ceiling Fan

Have you considered when you last upgraded your ceiling fan? If it’s been a while, now might be the perfect opportunity for an update. Modern ceiling fan motors consume significantly less energy and run cooler compared to older models. Many newer fans operate quietly and are available in a variety of stylish designs to complement your home decor.

Updating your outdated light fixtures

Lighting manufacturers have simplified the process of swapping out energy-consuming fixtures and bulbs with longer-lasting LED alternatives, helping to reduce your power bill. Outdated lighting fixtures can swiftly age a room. By replacing old chandeliers and flush-mount lights with contemporary fittings, you can refresh your home’s appearance and elevate its style without undertaking expensive renovations.

Updating your Light Switch

Modern bulbs are more compatible with updated switches. Wireless alternatives, often operated via remotes, offer the convenience of controlling lights from any location within a room or even throughout the house. Utilising a remote-controlled lighting system is particularly advantageous for enhancing bedroom lighting. Once comfortably settled in bed, you can effortlessly adjust or turn off the lights without needing to get up.

Verify the Height of Your Dining Room Chandelier

What’s the key to a stunning dining room? To enhance the aesthetic appeal of your space, remember this lighting guideline: typically, the bottom of a chandelier should hang approximately 1 metre from the top of your dining table.

Always work with a professional!

To ensure that your lighting and ceiling fans are properly installed, always hire a licensed electrician. Our popular lighting and ceiling fans installation services include supply and install or install only as well as servicing, repairs, and advice.

Contact a Licensed Electrician in Brisbane for Your Home Electrical Maintenance, Repairs, and Installations

Allyn White Electrical

Installation, repairs, upgrades, lighting advice for your home and outdoor spaces. No matter what your home renovation plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

With over 45 years of experience in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial, and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical needs in Brisbane.

For a free quote by a licensed electrician call 0416 235 641 to arrange a time to discuss your electrical needs.

Our charge out rate remains the same during the week, weekends and after hours, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

09 Feb 2024

Although they are a vital space, laundry room design often seems like an afterthought. These rooms are often considered basic and a part of the home that doesn’t require much attention. A little extra consideration can take a laundry space from merely being ordinary to becoming more functional and looking fantastic. The best way to begin is to upstyle outdated lighting fixtures and choose light fixtures that work best with your laundry space. 

As we know Lighting design is an important consideration throughout the home, Light fixtures for laundry spaces are especially essential for functionality and overall design.   

Laundry rooms offer relatively few opportunities for design beyond the cabinets and fixtures. The playful use of lighting is one of the major ways to brighten a laundry space that is easy on the budget.

From trendy glamorous or chic designs  to functional, these lighting ideas make doing laundry upgrades a breeze.

How Many Lights Should Be in a Laundry Room?

Laundry room spaces can vary in size, some are small, some are in downstairs or upstairs areas, some are in bathrooms, or in a vertical cupboard, and some aren’t even rooms at all. But they all need quality lighting. If available, natural lighting is the ideal baseline for laundry room lighting. If natural lighting is unavailable, there are many stunning ways to brighten the space. The number of lights needed will depend on the size of the room.

What Kind of Light Goes in a Laundry Room?

There are no rules that say a laundry room cannot be elegant and chic.

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Layering lighting means that you should think about accent lighting, general light, and task lighting. Simple, industrial-style pendants are perfect for laundry spaces since they fit the idea of this room as a functional area that requires non-nonsense lighting. But that doesn’t mean no style is needed. 

Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting is ideal for smaller laundry spaces. It adds a layer of ambient light needed for spotting stains. Using a bulb that provides a crisp white light that isn’t too cool or too warm will keep the eyes comfortable. In larger laundry rooms or ones without windows, recessed lighting can help balance the overall lighting design in the space.

Pendant Lighting

Laundry areas are generally on the smaller side. This makes it easy to focus on practicality and forget decorative lighting. In a large, spacious laundry room, pendant lighting can be a stylish up styling addition. A pendant can make the room seem less stark and offer softer ambient light when needed. When choosing a pendant, keep the base of the light seven feet from the floor to ensure sufficient headroom.

Semi-Flush Mount

In laundry rooms with ceilings too low for pendants, a semi-flush mount is a great solution. An upgrade on the traditional flush mount lighting, a semi-flush mount offers the style and flair of a pendant without interfering with the headroom.

The laundry room is one of the few rooms in a home that have few design rules. So, it’s a great place to experiment with different lighting styles ideas.

Always work with a professional!

To ensure that your lighting is properly installed, always hire a licensed electrician. Our popular lighting  installation services include supply and install or install only as well as servicing, repairs and advice.

Contact a Licensed Electrician in Brisbane for Your Home Electrical Maintenance, Repairs and Installations

Allyn White Electrical

Installation, repairs, upgrades, lighting advice for your home and outdoor spaces. No matter what your home renovation plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

With over 45 years of experience in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical needs in Brisbane.

For a free quote by a licensed electrician call 0416 235 641 to arrange a time to discuss your electrical needs.

Our charge out rate remains the same during the week, weekends and after hours, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

30 Jan 2024
Install a Ceiling Fan to Keep You Cool

The humble ceiling fan is the answer to keeping your home cool during our hot and humid summer months!

PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICIAN IN BRISBANE & SURROUNDING SUBURBS

If you’re searching for the best licensed electrician in the Brisbane area and surrounds (Alderley, Ashgrove, Bardon, Newmarket, Paddington, Stafford, The Gap), look no further than Allyn White Electrical.


When it comes to choosing a practical and stylish cooling solution, you can’t go much further than the classic ceiling fan; it’s one of those household essentials.

The latest styles range from graceful good looks to fabulous statement-makers, and they’re useful all year-round to help keep you cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

Ceiling fans are great for energy-saving all year round and can work efficiently alongside an air conditioner to reduce running costs, or by themselves to create a cooling breeze for any room – indoors or out. Most ceiling fans use only as much power as a traditional 60-watt light globe, so you can feel cool for as little as 1 cent an hour (however, this can vary depending on your energy provider, fan size and fan use).

Most ceiling fans have a reverse mode meaning you can use your fan to circulate cool air in summer and warm air in winter. With low noise and a range of functionality including light and remote options, there is bound to be a ceiling fan to suit your needs for your home.

There are many different styles of fans on offer, although the simple white units continue to be the most popular.

Before purchasing a fan, keep the following points in mind to help you choose what is right for your home.

Here’s what you need to know:

SIZE MATTERS

When it comes to ceiling fans, size is everything.

A small fan in a large room will have to work twice as hard to cool you off, while a large fan in a small room may create an uncomfortable amount of airflow.

For a small to medium-sized room up to 4m, select a fan with approx 120mm blades, while blades of approx 140mm will suit a room size of up to 6m. In a large, open-plan space, you may need two or more ceiling fans.

PERFECT POSITIONING

Blades need to be at least 2.1m from the floor. Most fans come with a ball canopy fixing method, which means fans can be mounted on sloping, vaulted or flat ceilings.

For high or raked ceilings, an extension rod might be desired to actually bring the fan down to an efficient height.

In a small room with one fan, centering it is logical for both aesthetics and efficiency.

However, in a large bedroom, it might make better sense to position the ceiling fan over the bed to ensure relief on our hot summer nights.

In an expansive, open-plan room, consider using fans to ‘zone’ spaces, such as placing one over your sitting area and one above the dining table.

Be aware that fans need to be fitted securely to joists or blocking and should be positioned away from downlights to prevent flickering.

“There’s no hard and fast rule for this distance. “It depends on how far the fan is from the ceiling and the angle of light from your LED downlights. Ask your electrician for advice.”

POWER BENEFITS

Fans don’t cool the air; they just move it around the room.

“The faster the air moves over your skin, the more it works to evaporate perspiration, which is the mechanism your body uses to cool itself,”

A ceiling fan demands just a fraction of the power needs of an air conditioner, and using both together can reap serious energy-saving benefits. The two work well in tandem by dropping the initial temperature of a room, and then circulating that colder air.

There are similar benefits in cold months, when reverse-function ceiling fans can be switched over to run clockwise, pushing down the available heat to warm the room better – a bonus for high-ceilinged rooms and even outdoors.

Used in conjunction with high outdoor heaters, this function makes your outdoor room a perfect entertaining spot all year round.

STYLING IDEAS

Look at the design of your home, as well as the effect you want to create as ceiling fans come in varying shapes and colours.

If you have a high ceiling, a bolder style of fan will draw attention, which in turn will draw your eye up, accentuating the ceiling height. In smaller rooms you may consider a streamlined effect, so that it ‘disappears’.

Fan blades are typically made of metal, plastic, timber, or plywood, with the choice of materials influencing the price.
Some fans have built-in lights, which solves the dilemma presented by making your fan, rather than a pendant light, the centre point of the room. Typically, the light can be operated independently so the fan can remain off even when the light is on.

ALWAYS WORK WITH A PROFESSIONAL

To ensure that your ceiling fan or fans are properly installed, always hire a licensed electrician. Having a professional install your fan also ensures that your warranty is not voided.

Contact a Licensed Electrician in Brisbane for Your Home Electrical Maintenance, Repairs and Installations

Allyn White Electrical

Installation, repairs, upgrades, lighting advice for your home and outdoor spaces. No matter what your home electrical maintenance plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

Experienced in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical needs.

Contact us today at 0416 235 641 for a free quote. We are available during the week and weekends —ensuring your electrical needs are met promptly and professionally.

Our charge out rate remains the same during the week and on weekends and in the case of an electrical emergency.

10 Jan 2024

Safety always comes first, especially when it comes to electricity. Don’t wait for signs of trouble—take proactive measures by scheduling a New Year electrical safety inspection checkup for your home.

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Why an Electrical Inspection is Crucial:

Even if your electrical system appears problem-free, unseen issues can escalate into major safety hazards. Fires, electrocution, and worse can result from neglecting potential problems.

Trust Allyn White Electrical in Brisbane:

If you’re in the Brisbane area (Alderley, Ashgrove, Bardon, Newmarket, Paddington, Stafford, The Gap), choose Allyn White Electrical for a licensed, professional electrician. We understand the inconvenience of power outages in daily life and are here to help.

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Reasons to Schedule an Electrical Inspection:

  1. Safety First:

Regular inspections reduce the risk of major electrical faults, ensuring your home’s safety and preventing minor issues from becoming major problems.

  1. Property Purchase Prep:

Before buying a home or investment property, an electrical inspection is crucial. Identify potential dangers, negotiate prices, and ensure compliance with Australian Standards.

  1. Inspection Process:
  • Check fittings, switches, and power points for safety ensuring that there are no faults and that safety switches are adequate and operating correctly.
  • Look for outdated wiring, and DIY installations.
  • Test and ensure compliance of smoke alarms.
  • Evaluate the electrical switchboard against compliance to Australian Standards.
  • Provide a review of all electrical systems, advising on repairs and potential hazards.
  1. When to Schedule an Inspection:
  • For homes over 25 years old.
  • If your home has old wiring.
  • If any illegal DIY electrical work has been carried out
  • Post-major storms or floods.
  • Regular household electrical maintenance.

Choose Allyn White for Your Electrical Needs:

With over 45 years of experience, Allyn White Electrical is your trusted partner for home electrical maintenance, upgrades, installations, emergency repairs, testing and installing smoke alarms, garden lighting and lighting advice.

Best Brisbane electrician | Allyn White Electrician

Installation, repairs, upgrades, lighting advice for your home and outdoor spaces. No matter what your home electrical maintenance plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

Experienced in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical needs.

Contact us today at 0416 235 641 for a free quote. We are available during the week and weekends —ensuring your electrical needs are met promptly and professionally.

Our charge out rate remains the same during the week and on weekends and in the case of an electrical emergency. 

02 Jan 2024

Happy New Year 2024! from Allyn White Electrical

The best is yet to come! Wishing you and your family and friends a very happy New year. We look forward to working with you again soon.

Here’s to new beginnings, shared moments, and continued success in 2024!

Happy New Year!

Our Warmest regards,
Allyn and Stella White 

ALLYN WHITE ELECTRICAL

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Allyn White Electrical - Best Electrician In Brisbane

Installation, repairs, upgrades, lighting advice for your home and outdoor spaces. No matter what your home renovation plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

With over 45 years of experience in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical problems in Brisbane.

For a free quote by a licensed electrician call 0416 235 641 to arrange a time to discuss your electrical needs.

Our charge out rate remains the same during the week, weekends and after hours, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

02 Jan 2024

To our valued customers,

As we approach this joyous season, we want to take a moment to

express our sincere gratitude. Your support is very much appreciated to local businesses like ours and fosters a sense of community.

Wishing you a Christmas filled with relaxation, laughter, and

precious moments with your family and loved ones. May the coming year bring you endless joy, prosperity, and new opportunities.

From our family to yours, we extend our warmest wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

Thank you for being a part of our journey.

Allyn and Stella – Our Warmest regards

ALLYN WHITE ELECTRICAL

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Contact a Licensed Electrician in Brisbane for Your Home Electrical Maintenance, Repairs and Installations

Allyn White Electrical - Best Electrician In Brisbane

Installation, repairs, upgrades, lighting advice for your home and outdoor spaces. No matter what your home renovation plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

With over 45 years of experience in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical problems in Brisbane.

For a free quote by a licensed electrician call 0416 235 641 to arrange a time to discuss your electrical needs.

Our charge out rate remains the same during the week, weekends and after hours, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!