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. 


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.

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