26 Nov 2021

CHRISTMAS SAFETY TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW!

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For more electrical safety information visit https://www.electricalsafety.qld.gov.au/electrical-equipment/christmas-lights

Or call us at Allyn White Electrical on 0416 235 641 we are happy to help get you up to speed to turn on your Christmas lights safely.

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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 requirements.

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19 Nov 2021

The humble ceiling fan could be the answer to keeping your home cool this summer.

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.

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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 you and your home.

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Here’s what you need to know!

 

SIZE MATTERS

When it comes to ceiling fan, 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.

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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, centring it is logical for both aesthetics and efficiency.

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However, in a large bedroom, it might make better sense to position it over the bed for relief on hot 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,”

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STYLE GUIDE

For style cues, look at the design of your home, as well as the effect you want as ceiling fans come in varying shapes and colours to work in harmony with your personal style.


If you have a high ceiling, a bolder style of the 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.

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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.

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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 requirements.

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11 Nov 2021

REMINDER – New Smoke Alarm Requirements in Queensland. Get interconnected, it’s the law


From January 1, 2022, All homes being sold, leased, or having their lease renewed, must have photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms installed in every bedroom, connecting hallway, and on each storey. Don’t leave it to the last minute. You could save a life.

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As the deadline approaches, electrical contractors will be in high demand to install and upgrade ionisation smoke alarms to photoelectric smoke alarms.

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A smoke detector—or smoke alarm—is designed to detect smoke, heat or fire and let off an alert signal (a loud alarm noise). Whether the smoke alarm is placed in the hallway, in bedrooms or on factory floors, Australian law specifies that commercial and residential rental properties must have smoke alarms installed. That’s why it’s important to have working smoke alarms on your property.

Along with upgrading safety switches, your smoke alarms are probably the most important piece of safety equipment that you have in your home. Yet each year people still die in house fires. They die because their smoke detectors didn’t go off due to worn out batteries or they’ve removed them because there were too many false alarms. It might have been that people removed their alarms and intended to have them repaired or replaced, but having the intention to do something doesn’t actually get it done.

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How Do Smoke Alarms Work?

Since smoke rises, smoke alarms are always placed on the roof for ideal detection. There are two common types of smoke alarms to choose from:

Photoelectric

Photoelectric sensors use a beam of light within the detector to sense any smoke in the air. The beam will shoot in a straight line when the air is clear. In the presence of smoke, the light will scatter, this is when the alarm will go off.

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Ionization

Ionization detectors, on the other hand, use a chamber with a small electrical current. When smoke enters the chamber and the level of ions in the air changes, the electrical current drops and the alarm will sound.
Each function is beneficial in different instances and because of this, one is not necessarily better than the other. It is, however, recommended to have one of each of these functions on each floor of your home and in high-risk areas, such as the kitchen or near fireplaces and heating appliances.

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New smoke alarm legislation will make Queensland households the safest in Australia in relation to fire safety. From 1 January 2022, all homes being sold, leased, or having their lease renewed (must have) hardwired photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms installed in every bedroom, connecting hallways and on each storey. This legislation provides a higher standard of safety with regard to smoke alarms. Your properties compliance certificate will no longer be valid on 31st Dec 2021.

Book your smoke alarm upgrade NOW to ensure you are ready and compliant when the changes take effect.

What you need to know:

• Interconnected photoelectric alarms MUST BE installed in bedrooms, hallways, and living areas on each storey of the property.

• Smoke alarms MUST BE either hardwired, with a battery backup, or have a 10-year lithium non-removable battery.

• Alarms MUST BE retested at each change of tenancy or lease renewal.

• Alarms MUST NOT BE older than 10 years.

Since smoke alarms work to constantly monitor the air 24 hours a day, they may begin to malfunction over time from exposure to accumulated dust, insects, airborne contaminants, and corrosion. Most smoke detectors will have an expiration or replace-by date stamped/printed on them; however, if your smoke alarm does not have a date on it, it is important to replace it once every 10 years. At the end of 10 years, the smoke alarm will have gone through millions of monitoring cycles and the components may have become less reliable.

• Compliance certificates MUST BE kept on file in case of a dispute.

Keep in mind that after 31 December 2021, your property will not be compliant

For advice or to book an appointment, give us a call on 0416 235 641 or drop us a line at Allyn White Electrical.

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To read more on the 2022 legislation, click here

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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.

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03 Nov 2021

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Lighting for laundry areas is often overlooked, but adequate lighting can provide high functionality and style. Approach the lighting design of this room as you would any other room in your home. Layer the types of lighting from ambient to direct lighting.

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Under Cabinet Lighting

There are many choices for this type of lighting. An overhead light is the typical lighting choice for most lighting budgets. If you are looking for better task lighting, you may want to splurge on some under the cabinet lighting strips.

Overhead Long Ceiling Lights

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You can go with any type of ceiling light that’s in keeping with your laundry design. One of the best utilitarian styles is a flush mount or a large panel style. This is a common light fitting often found in laundry rooms.

Industrial Style


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If your style is industrial, there are lots of great lighting options for a laundry room to carry out your design theme. Some industrial styles are more expensive than popular common light fixtures.

Drop Ceiling Panel Lighting

Drop ceiling panel systems offer ideal opportunities for appropriate panel lighting that is a natural part of the ceiling panel style.
Depending on the size of your laundry room you may be able to use more than one light panel. Some light fittings come with dimmer capabilities for greater versatility in ambient lighting.
Doing a laundry area doesn’t have to be boring. Many laundry rooms are in windowless rooms.

Track Lighting


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One of the all-time favourites for a modern lighting style is track lighting. Many track light fittings have adjustable spotlights that make them a very versatile choice.

Recessed Lighting


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Recessed lighting is a wonderful way to add direct lighting to your laundry area. You can place this type of lighting on a dimmer for greater control of the lighting flow. This style can be installed under the cabinets, the ceiling directly over workstations/tables, washers, and dryers and/or in the middle of the laundry room.

Making Lighting Choices for a Laundry Room

A laundry room should have several types of lighting to accomplish the design look and also provide the functionality you are looking for and at the same time add value to your home.

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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 requirements.

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26 Oct 2021

Whether it’s a quiet weeknight with the family or a gathering of everyone you know, the kitchen inevitably ends up being the space everyone gathers in, no matter the occasion. It has a big job to do, serving as both a functional space for cooking and an atmospheric space for entertaining which is why it’s often top of the list when planning a new kitchen! Here are our top 5 reasons to renovate your kitchen.

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1. Encourage to Cook at Home

One of the biggest trends in family lifestyle is the move towards more home-cooked healthier meals.

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.

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2. You Want To Save On Your Energy Bills

With energy costs steadily on the rise, something else to consider when undertaking kitchen remodelling is whether your renovations will grant you any eco-friendly advantages. ‘Greener’ kitchens generally perform better, use less energy and can . often equate to energy savings.

Skylights can make use of natural light, therefore reducing the need for artificial light. Energy-efficient appliances can also help you save on energy bills. Many electrical appliances now sold here in Australia have an energy rating label (based on a star system) which helps buyers compare how much electricity a product uses compared to other appliances. It’s a handy assessment of your appliance’s energy efficiency – the more stars, the more efficient the appliance and potentially more savings for you!

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3. Boost Resale Value

A new kitchen adds value to the home, and generally, the cost of a new kitchen will double the investment outlay. For example, a $15,000 kitchen will add approximately $30,000 to the property value. Something to consider, however, is to set realistic budgets and not go over your limit. As a rule of thumb, you want to pay no more than 2 percent of the property value when renovating kitchens.

4. It Is a Chance to Modernise Your Home

Updating your kitchen can not only be an investment opportunity, but it can also help modernise the look and feel of your entire home.

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate and modern kitchen appliances, devices and accessories make a huge difference in home functionality. Your kitchen renovation is the perfect opportunity to get with the times and the most popular kitchen concepts all include modern features such as water-saving taps, energy-saving appliances, smart kitchen systems, coffee machines and all sorts of modern gadgets that will make cooking much easier.

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5. You Need A Kitchen That’s More Functional

If you’re going to spend a lot of time in your new kitchen (and let’s face it, a lot of us have been during the pandemic), then it needs to be functional to allow for maximum efficiency, reduced workload and a streamlined food preparation process. Are you constantly bumping into others while you’re preparing a meal? Is there a corner of your kitchen that always seems to be cluttered? Is there enough room to enable you to multitask?

A new kitchen renovation can help remove bottlenecks by adding more cabinets, a second sink, a bigger pantry or even a kitchen island for food prep will all help your kitchen layout work more effectively for you and your family.

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The ability to clean is also something to consider if you’re going to remodel your kitchen, and things like low-maintenance appliances and an accessible floor plan will only benefit your kitchen’s appearance.

One last piece of advice?

You will need a lighting plan when designing your dream kitchen. Start with adding ambient light sources, as it is essentially a ‘task-driven’ area, as you will want to cast as much ambient light as evenly as possible from your ceiling. You can achieve this with a combination of pendant lights, downlights, track lights and flush mounts. Remember though, while your kitchen should be a space that feels light and bright, it’s important to consider installing dimmers on your main fixtures so you can change the light intensity when you need to.

The most beautiful kitchens always feature not just statement pendants, but subtle accent lighting that accentuates elements of the décor and architecture. Think downlights in glass cabinets and strip lighting above your splashback, in drawers, shelves, or pantries.

Remember your design can create a kitchen that’s perfect for you and your family.

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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 requirements.

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21 Oct 2021
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The bathroom may not immediately come to mind when you’re thinking of upgrading the lighting around your home. Often, we focus on areas such as the living room, kitchen, bedrooms, and even the front yard, neglecting one of the rooms we actually utilise the most in the home — the bathroom!. Why not make your bathroom space as pretty as the rest of your home with these lighting ideas.

Your bathroom is also a place in which many people do things such as dry their hair, put their makeup on and so on, which actually makes it one of the rooms in your home in which lighting is the most crucial. Whether you’re planning to improve your current lighting or are renovating your bathroom lighting is an important part of bathroom design.

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In this article, we will look at why you should consider upgrading your bathroom lighting. Read on to find out more!

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Why Is It Important To Have Good Bathroom Lighting?

Nowadays, bathrooms aren’t solely “functional” rooms. Many homeowners now recognise bathrooms as a great place to unwind and relax after a hard day at work.

Lighting is an important part of modern bathroom design. If you’re updating or renovating, you need to think about your lighting design.

Good Lighting Transforms Bathroom Appearance

No matter how small or large your bathroom is, good quality lighting can transform the overall appearance and ambience.

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For example, light placement can determine the areas that you would like to highlight in your bathroom. Not to mention, the type of lightbulb chosen can influence how comfortable the room feels.

So if you’d like to upgrade your ambient or main source of lighting or add accent lights for relaxing effects, then consult a licensed and professional electrician in Brisbane like Allyn White who can help bring your vision to life!

Bathroom Lighting Affects Mood

Bathrooms aren’t just for cleaning – they can also be for relaxing. Or at least, they should be. And, of course, good lighting is key to achieving this!

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Bathroom lighting can affect your mood, depending on what type of ambience you would want to create. For example, yellow light emits a warmer glow, similar to candlelight.

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The ability to dim your bathroom lights might also be a good decision if you intend on using your bathroom as a home spa or simply a place to escape.

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Maximise Energy-Efficiency And Cost-Effectiveness

When talking about electricity, we can’t overlook your power bill.
Did you know that lighting makes up around 10% of the average household energy bill?

As such, we recommend choosing good bathroom lighting that maximises energy efficiency and brings down the costs of electricity.

Modern energy-saving bulbs maximise output, without using the amount of power older bulbs would. Switching to LED downlights can help reduce your electricity bill.

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Improve The Safety In The Bathroom

Safety may not come to mind immediately when thinking of bathroom lights, but adequate lighting is an absolute necessity when it comes to ensuring optimal levels of safety in the bathroom.

Poor lighting in the bathroom can be a cause of people slipping and injuring themselves when they are unable to see whether or not a surface is covered in water. This is especially important if you have elderly family or children using your bathroom.

If You Read In The Bath, You Definitely Need Good Lighting

Are you someone who enjoys relaxing at the end of the day with a nice scented candle, bubble bath and a good book to let your hair down? If so, you want to ensure that your bathroom lights are suited to your needs. What does this mean?

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Well, when it comes to reading, you will want to ensure that your bathroom is fitted with an adjustable accent light that is aimed outside of your bathroom. This ensures you will avoid any potential glare, which is not optimal for reading. Shielded fixtures are also a fantastic option for those who are looking to prevent glare in the bathroom in general.

If you enjoy a good book in the bath, it just may be time for a bathroom lighting upgrade. Your eyes will thank you!

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Best Brisbane electrician | Allyn White Electrician

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 requirements.

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14 Oct 2021

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Your bedroom is probably the only room in your house where you spend time when it’s completely dark, completely bright, or completely somewhere in between. In this article we will give you some ideas to get your bedroom lighting design just right.

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Bedroom Lighting Guide: The Basics

Here are some basic bedroom lighting tips and how to layer your lights using ambient, accent, and task lighting. We will also go over picking the right bulbs for your bedroom so that their brightness and colour match your bedroom perfectly.

Layering The Lights In Your Bedroom

Knowing how to layer your lighting is the key to creating the best lighting for your bedroom. This means finding the right balance between ambient, task, and accent lighting. By creating this balance, you will be able to create the lighting for any mood and any activity with the flick of a switch.

Ambient Lighting

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For starters, begin building your lighting foundation with ambient lighting, or general lighting. Proper ambient light includes natural lighting via large windows, or artificial lighting; whatever provides a decent amount of lighting that’ll enable you to perform general tasks like cleaning, folding clothes, or making the bed.

In terms of artificial lighting, ambient light is best achieved with ceiling fixtures (like for example flush mount ceiling lights, chandeliers, pendant lights) or the use of floor and/or bedside lamps. Both lighting types will offer enough lighting for activities that don’t require bright, focused light.

Task Lighting

If you expect to do activities that require a bit more focus, like reading, working, or applying makeup, then consider layering on top of your general lighting with task light fittings. Focused task lighting need not be confined to the traditional desk task light. Consider bedside table lamps, low hanging pendants on either side of the bed, sconces, wall mounted task lights on either side of a headboard or other directional lighting placed above it.

In this sense, the bedroom task light can essentially take on any form, if it offers ample lighting needed for sustained concentration.

Accent Lighting

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Accent lighting is typically meant to draw attention and highlight features–like artwork–within a given space. For the bedroom, accent lighting on its own can act as a subdued version of ambient lighting, giving off a pleasant glow and creating a cozy atmosphere. Utilising recessed lighting in the bedroom, wall sconces or creative repurposing of other fixtures are a few ways to incorporate this feature in your bedroom’s light design.

Dimmers

When layering your bedroom lighting, dimmers play an important role in the grander scheme of the design. Not only do dimmers let you add an extra dimension to the room’s space, but they’re inherently multifunctional. Between low lighting to full brightness, a dimmer can accommodate multiple lighting needs. At max brightness, the dimmer lends itself to general lighting, while at lower settings, the feature allows for mood setting. Because dimmers are easy to install (and if the bulb type allows for it), any lighting fixture can take on a multipurpose role.

Choosing the Right Bulb

 

Brightness

As you layer your bedroom lighting, it’s also important to consider the type of bulb you’ll use for each fixture. But before you set out to hunt for any old bulb, you’ll want to figure out your preferred brightness level, or lumens. While the suggested lumens for the bedroom range between 2,000 and 3,000, this is a subjective decision that changes based on the type of ambience you desire for your bedroom.

After settling on the maximum lumen output of a bulb, you need to consider if the bulb type you want is dimmable. We would advise the use of LED lighting as these fittings use less power and are dimmable.

Colour

Light colour plays an important role in supporting certain activities. For starters, think about the type of bulb: incandescent/halogen bulbs typically give off a soft white glow and have a high running cost, while LEDs can run the colour temperature gamut and are energy efficient and a low cost to run.

As white and blue light colours have been shown to promote alertness, lighting with such hues is best used with the task or directional lighting to support focused activities. Because blue and white lights increase alertness and subsequently suppress the production of melatonin (or hormones that induce sleep), they are not ideal if you’re trying to wind down and relax in the bedroom after a long day. On the other hand, lighting that diffuses warmer colours (like yellow) don’t interfere with melatonin production. So, warmer lights are best for bedroom activities like reading, watching TV or simply relaxing.

With the evolving functions of the bedroom comes the need for proper lighting to support these functions. Between appropriate lighting layers, dimmers, and suitable bulbs, getting these aspects right is a sure-fire way to ensure a comfortable lighting situation in your bedroom. So, get creative and choose the fixtures and light fittings you need to get just the right balance for your perfect bedroom lighting design.

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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 requirements.

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08 Oct 2021

Did you know that all electrical shocks can be prevented? Here’s how to make your home safe.

Each year in Queensland around 70 children under 15 end up in the emergency room because of an electrical injury. More than a third of these children are under five.

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Here are some simple ways to make your home a safe zone.

You can help prevent shocks and burns with these simple fixes in your home:
1. Put safety switches on all circuits to keep your family safe from electric shock. To ensure that safety switches work, they should be tested every three months by pressing the test button.

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2. Replace any damaged power points, wall switches, electrical equipment, or frayed leads as soon as possible. Damaged equipment may have exposed live wires, resulting in an electric shock. Wrapping tape around damaged leads will not protect you from an electric shock.

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3. Install dummy plugs on all power points and power boards. These are specially designed plastic plugs you can insert into unused power point sockets that help prevent objects from going into the powerpoint. You can also buy protective power points with built-in shutters which automatically close off the socket openings when a plug is removed.

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4. Never overload power outlets by plugging in multiple double adapters at the same time. If you require more power outlets, you can install more power points or use a power board.

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5. Don’t mix electricity and water as it can be a deadly combination. Keep electrical equipment away from children’s bathtubs and sinks.

6. Keep power cords and leads out of reach of small children’s hands and mouths. Small children frequently want to try new things by putting them in their mouths, which can result in an electric shock.

When unplugging leads, use caution because pulling them out with force can damage the equipment, lead, or powerpoint.

7. Look for the Regulatory Compliance Mark on electrical equipment (RCM). When shopping online, keep in mind that equipment purchased from an overseas supplier may not meet Australian safety standards.

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

Best Brisbane electrician | Allyn White Electrician

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 requirements.

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

Source: electricalsafety.qld.gov.au

30 Sep 2021

Should You Upgrade Your Lighting Before Selling Your Home?.
Presenting your property in the most attractive way can improve the value of your asset and also increase the selling price, in this hot market?

Should you consider replacing your home’s lighting before putting it on the market? Is it a worthwhile way to spend your money, or should you invest your time in another repair? Read our article for some helpful hints and tips to ensure you maximise the sale price for your home.

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It is not uncommon for sellers to spend an average of two months on repairs and improvement projects before putting their homes on the market. Take a room-by-room inventory of what needs to be done as you walk through your home. Don’t forget to look at your lighting while you’re noting down the peeling paint or carpet that’s need replacing

Most of us don’t give much thought to the lighting in our homes. However, the type and quality of light in your home can either attract or turn off buyers.

Before you spend money on interior design concepts, seek advice from a professional electrician who can discuss indoor and outdoor lighting improvements that will add value to your home and, who can help you determine what truly needs to be done before putting your home on the market. Should you consider replacing or upgrading your lighting?. Here are some ideas to help and add them to your “to-do” list.

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If your lighting is broken, replace it

Not all prospective buyers will come to your home during the day. Someone will schedule an inspection after work at night. Assume they try to turn on the light in your child’s room and…nothing happens.

Replace any broken or burned-out lightbulbs. If a hallway switch hasn’t worked in years but hasn’t bothered you, it’s time to contact an electrician. These are minor, low-cost repairs that will enhance a buyer’s experience when inspecting your home.

Above lighting

Modernise a Room by Replacing Fixtures

Tastes and trends change quickly, and what was cutting-edge lighting design five years ago may now appear dated. Replacing fixtures is a low-cost way to modernise a space. Consider how a different feature light fixture could improve the space in rooms like the dining and living rooms, where a chandelier or pendant light can improve the appeal

Add Fixtures to Balance Out a House’s Drawbacks

As Queenslanders, we live in a hot climate but not all homes have air conditioning?
What if there is no way to add central air conditioning? You probably already know that buyers will put this in the “minus” column, but you can offset this by installing a ceiling fan or ceiling fan lights in all major living areas such as the kitchen, living room, bedrooms and dining room. Modern ceiling fans move air much more efficiently and can provide an alternative lightening solution

Above lighting

Lighting can be used to soften a space

Harsh lighting does not help a space. Replace incandescent bulbs with soft light bulbs, especially in bedrooms. Consider installing recessed lighting and LED downlights in some areas, as it can be a significant selling point. It brightens and adds natural-looking light to a room.

To compensate for a lack of natural light, use lighting in darker, less inviting areas. Replacing or adding windows is an expensive improvement to make in a home that you want to sell, but strategically placed lighting can help present your home in the best light.

Install Lighting Outside

You want buyers to feel welcomed and drawn into your home’s front entry. When thinking about adding or improving lighting in your home, consider the exterior as well.

Above lighting

Install solar-powered lighting along the path to your front door. It welcomes visitors while also reducing tripping hazards. Consider installing a motion-sensor light above your front door if you don’t already have one.

Above lighting

Make your lighting more energy-efficient

Consider being energy conscious while replacing fixtures and light bulbs. Lighting consumes 5% of the average household’s energy budget. Older light bulbs emit a lot of heat and are costly to run. Even if you don’t do anything else, consider replacing old light bulbs with newer LEDs that use less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs.

If you’re debating whether or not to replace your lighting before selling, a professional electrician can advise you on which upgrades are necessary that will have a positive impact and help with your lighting design plan.

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

Best Brisbane electrician | Allyn White Electrician

Installation, repairs, upgrades, planning… 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 or simply complete the online enquiry form and we will call and arrange a time to discuss your electrical requirements.

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23 Sep 2021

Having a nice garden to hang out in is great. But having a nice garden with nice outdoor lighting is amazing. Make the most of your outdoor spaces with these fabulous lighting ideas.

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1. Add a glow from above

A gentle glow hidden in trees or above a structure such as a pergola can help to mimic a bright moonlight glow.

Above lighting

2. Light a path—organically

There’s no rule about the placement of lights along a sidewalk or hardscape path. Add lights to help provide a gentle illumination as people walk, especially at curves or turns.

Path lighting

Path lighting

3. Highlight water

Lighting is a good complement to outdoor water, from a small fountain to a large pond

Highlight water

4. Focus on structure

Columns, arches, and doorways are natural spots to include lighting outside

Focus on structure

Focus on structure

5. Include sensors

Ask your lighting showroom about motion or photovoltaic sensors, which can provide the light you need when you need it.

To minimalize any trouble, it is better if you get a technician to make your garden looks nicer and amazing with your desired lighting and decorations.

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

Best Brisbane electrician | Allyn White Electrician

Installation, repairs, upgrades, planning… 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 or simply complete the online enquiry form and we will call and arrange a time to discuss your electrical requirements.

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

Source: betterhomeandgardens