20 Dec 2021

To our amazing customers,
We would like to offer our sincere thanks and gratitude for you being with us throughout another challenging year. Your continued support for local and small businesses like ours is very much appreciated, Thank you!

From our family to yours, we wish you all a joyous and safe Christmas with your family and loved ones. Have a relaxing and happy time with those around you this Christmas and all the very best for a brighter 2022!

We are open over the Christmas break! Contact us on 0416 235 641 for any of our electrical services, including any electrical emergency!

Warm regards,
Allyn and Stella White
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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.

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.


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

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: vision6.com.au and Queensland electrical safety office

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.

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.


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.

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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.

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Path lighting

3. Highlight water

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

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4. Focus on structure

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

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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

12 Aug 2021
Install outdoor lighting this winter in Brisbane - Allyn White Electrical

Winters usually can be long and cold. In Brisbane, even though winter is mostly ‘only’ mild chill during the day, it doesn’t mean that you should let your house stay in the dark. You can enjoy your outdoor patio in the dark winter nights with outdoor lighting, designed by a professional Brisbane Electrician. Here are some reasons you should install outdoor lighting this winter!

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


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04 Aug 2021
upgrade your old switchboard in brisbane - contact allyn white electrical for any electrical emergency services
The main purpose of an electrical switchboard in your home or commercial property is to distribute electricity from one electrical source to another electrical source. It is a major component used in a power distribution process and is commonly made up of several electric panels. But what if your switchboard is faulty? Read on to know what dangers of a faulty switchboard you should know.

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.


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29 Jul 2021
Free Webinar: Electrical Safety In Rental Properties

Free Webinar: Electrical Safety In Rental Properties In Queensland

Is your rental property electrically safe in Queensland?

Electrical Safety Office presents a free webinar for landlords and rental property managers.

Watch our live webinar on Friday, 10 September 2021 to learn about your legal obligations to keep your rental property electrically safe.

Hear from electrical safety experts, a work health and safety prosecutor, Ergon Energy and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

Register now to attend

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22 Jul 2021
Frequently Asked Questions Brisbane Electrician. Contact Allyn White Electrical for more information!
Here is a selection of the most commonly asked questions by our customers. Please refer to the answers below and if you have a question that is not here visit our homepage and complete the contact form. You can also call us direct on 0416 235 641.
If you’re searching for the best licensed electrician in the Brisbane area and surrounds (Alderley, Ashgrove, Bardon, Enoggera, Paddington, The Gap), look no further than Allyn White Electrical.

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08 Jul 2021
Install Heat Lamps In Your Bathroom in Brisbane.

How many times have you woken up in the dark early morning and walk into your bathroom, only to be greeted by the cold tiles and surfaces? Did you know that your feet don’t have to freeze anymore? A simple and easy solution for the ideal bathroom temperature this winter is to install heat lamps in your bathroom.

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


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17 Jun 2021
Powerpoints overload. Contact Allyn White Electrical, the best electrician in Brisbane, today!

Since everything we use these days seem like running on electricity, most homes have multiple power outlets and/or power boards in every room that are used consistently. Many appliances mean many cables to be plugged. But are you sure that you have enough powerpoints to support your electrical needs? This is why you should always exercise extreme caution whenever you’re dealing with electricity. Never overload your electrical powerpoints.

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03 Jun 2021
Electrical Upgrades For Your Bathroom Remodel | Allyn White Electrical
Renovating specific rooms in your home improves their functionality and increases your home’s value. The bathroom is one of the most common rooms homeowners remodel as it is one of the most used rooms in the house. Remodelling your bathroom is not only about purchasing new and more modern appliances, but also about upgrading the wiring or other electrical issues you might have. Here are some electrical upgrades for your bathroom remodel you need to know!

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