15 Jan 2021
Protect your home or business with Security Sensor lights. Contact Allyn White Electrical for Sensor and Security Light Installation in Brisbane.

Protect your home or business with Security Sensor lights
Sensor and Security Light Installation

Outdoor Security Light Frequently Asked Questions

How do motion sensor outdoor lights work?

Whenever motion is detected outside your home, typically by heat signature, the outdoor light will illuminate. These sensors can pick up heat from people, pets, or cars.

Do motion sensor outdoor lights work during daylight?

Most outdoor lights are made with photocell technology to avoid illuminating the outdoor light during daylight. This saves the lifespan of light and energy.

What lightbulb is best for outdoor lights?

It depends on the light. Most outdoor lights come with the best lightbulb to use. But if you would like to replace the bulbs, consider replacing with (LED) lights to produce the same intense light with only a fraction of the power usage.

Sensor lights are a great solution for areas that are not always in use that only need to be lit when people are passing through or using the space.

Utilising a motion sensor light will save power by only switching the light on when motion is detected and will turn back off after a set time. The switch for the sensor light can constantly be left on and the sensor light will work only when it is needed either in your home, business or specifically if you live in a unit or a townhouse complex.

Call Allyn White Electrical on 0416 235 641 to see how we can help you with motion sensor light installation for either your home or your business in Brisbane.

What Are Motion Sensor Lights?

Sensor lights can come in many forms and lighting types. You can purchase spotlights, floodlights, downlights, wall lights and many other types of lights all with built-in sensors. Sensor light installation is one of the electrical services that we provide and the most common sensor we install is a twin LED spotlight for outdoor spaces. It is a great quality weatherproof sensor and provides a great range of light.

Some common areas that sensor lights are used for include:
• Carports, garage, or car parking areas
• Storage rooms
• Staircases
• Restrooms
• Pathways
• Outside walls of homes and or businesses
• Pantries

Sensor Light Installation

At Allyn White Electrical we can provide sensor light installation at competitive prices. We mostly use LED Sensor lights as they provide the most value for money in the long term as well as, providing the best quality light.

Some LED sensors have removable bulbs while others have a built-in LED which is not changeable. With the quality of LED lighting these days the life expectancy can be more than 50,000 hours!

We can Supply, Wire and Install an LED sensor light. Give us a call for a free quote to get a sensor light installed today to add another layer of security to help protect your home and or your business.

Sensor Light

Once we install your sensor light, we will explain how to adjust the settings for different purposes. With the majority of sensor lights, you can adjust the time they stay on, the sensitivity of the sensor and the LUX.
The LUX setting prevents the light from operating during daylight hours.

These settings can be adjusted until the sensor light is working exactly how you want it too, we will provide advice on how to manage any adjustments, if needed post-installation.

As an electrical contractor, Allyn White Electrical does all kinds of industrial and commercial electrical installations and repairs as well as home electrical services and emergency electrical repairs. We are a small family-owned and run business with over 40+ years’ experience so please call us on 0416235641. We are here to help.

30 Dec 2020
A brand new kitchen can effortlessly blend comfort, beauty and convenience, and it can help to create the perfect sanctuary where the family can congregate … any time of the day! Here are our top 5 reasons to renovate your kitchen.

1. A New Kitchen Encourages Homemade Meals

One of the biggest trends in family lifestyle is the move towards more home-cooked healthier meals in Australia. Increased counter space, new appliances and a brand-new feel to a kitchen encourage more people to stay home and cook rather than eating out. Providing a space where children feel like cooking and helping in the kitchen is also a significant benefit for a renovation.

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23 Dec 2020
Merry Christmas from Allyn White Electrical!
To our valued customers,
Hard to believe that 2020 is quickly coming to an end. We have received so much love and support this year and we really want to take the time to say thank you, to you, our valued customers. Without you, it wouldn’t have been possible!
We wish you a relaxing and happy time with your family and loved ones this Christmas—and all the very best for the coming year.
Warm regards,
For any after-hours emergency electrical in Bardon, Brisbane, contact Allyn White Electrical on 0416 235 641.


17 Dec 2020
Electrician working on cables in a construction building. If you need to do a pre-purchase electrical inspection, contact Allyn White now!

Before buying a property, it is essential that we carry out pre-purchase electrical inspections. Regular electrical inspections will help ensure your home or business is electrically safe protecting your family or your staff. We offer comprehensive electrical inspections for any sized house or building.

Why should I get an electrical inspection?

There are several reasons why you should have regular electrical inspections. The most important reason, of course, is safety. Without regular thorough electrical inspections, the first sign that there is something wrong is when there is a major problem, like a fire or an electrical accident.

By having regular electrical inspections, you can reduce the chances of major electrical faults.

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17 Dec 2020
Man, an electrical technician working in a switchboard with fuses. Installation and connection of electrical equipment. Professional with tools in hand.

In Australia, up to 40 per cent of all residential fires can be attributed to some form of electrical failure or fault. Whilst some of these may be prevented through more careful practices, such as not leaving a mobile phone to charde near flammable materials, others can be directly attributed to overloaded electrical circuits, faulty electrical appliances, and deteriorated wiring.

As your home ages and the demands on electrical systems increase, so too does the importance of remaining vigilant to signs of wiring degradation. Even homes built in the 1990s will not have been wired to cope with the electrical demands of modern technology, which may be beyond their capacity.

Why should you rewire a house?

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10 Dec 2020
A hand holding an LED light bulb. If you need help with LED lightning and installation in Alderley, Ashgrove, Paddington, and Bardon, contact Allyn White Electrical now!

LED lighting technology has developed at a staggering pace over the last several years. Products that were deemed cutting-edge a few years ago have been superseded by others that are superior in every way.

Nowhere is this more evident than in the realm of LED downlights.

These lights offer a stylish, unobtrusive alternative to traditional halogen spotlights, and they can be used for a wide range of domestic and commercial applications.

If you’ve not considered switching to LED downlights before, read on to find out why you should.

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03 Dec 2020
Christmas is officially on its way and Santa is here to make sure that you are safe to light up those spectacular lights!
Follow the steps in our checklist below to Christmas electrical safety and stay safe over this festive season.
Santa's Stay Safe Christmas Checklist is here! Follow these steps to be safe over this festive seasons or contact Allyn White Electrical for more information!
Santa's Stay Safe Christmas Checklist is here! Follow these steps to be safe over this festive seasons or contact Allyn White Electrical for more information!
If you are looking for the best electrician in Bardon, Alderley, and Ashgrove, contact Allyn White Electrical today. We are here to help.
24 Dec 2016

Merry-xmas-christmas-happy-holidaysWishing our customers, your families and friends a very merry Christmas. We look forward to looking after you again in 2017.

Stay safe during the festive season, test your safety switch and smoke detectors when setting up your Christmas lights.

Always turn off the power when putting up your Christmas lights or changing light bulbs and turn them off before going to bed or leaving your home.

Only purchase lights that are Australian safety compliant. Look for an approval number or the regulatory compliance mark logo, and always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions and safety warnings.

Living in the Sunshine state we know that with the heat we often can get storms or flooding. Be electrical safe during our summer storm season. Here are a few preparation tips.

  • Ensure your surge protector is installed and connected correctly to protect your electronic devices; (for example, your computer, TV, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator.)
  • Install a safety switch and test regularly
  • Know where to turn off your power, gas and water supply in case of an emergency.
  • Pack up electrical equipment that is not in use and store in a safe place.
  • Unplug outside TV’s and store in a dry area.
  • Switch off and unplug electrical equipment.
  • If you experience loss of power, turn off your power points and unplug electrical equipment.
  • Do not use a fixed telephone (landline) during a thunderstorm, it can deliver an electric shock.
  • What to consider when cleaning up after a storm.
  • Stay away from any fallen power-lines.
  • Stay clear of electrical cables, foil insulation or other conductive material that may be lying around your home.
  • If you have lost power, contact ENERGEX they will be able to let you know when power will be restored.
  • Do not touch a damaged switchboard and warn others to do the same. Always use a licensed electrical contractor to do all your electrical work and repairs as it is illegal and dangerous to attempt doing your own electrical work. Call your electrician.
  • If your home or connection is damaged by a storm or flood, you may need verification tests to be carried out on your switchboard, wiring, equipment, and appliances to ensure the electrical circuits are still safe. Only a licensed electrical contractor can perform this for you to ensure that ENERGEX can then reconnect your service.

We are here to help. If you have any questions or would like to book us in for your next electrical project in 2017, give us a call or send us an email request.

Merry Christmas!