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Why you should upgrade your Sydney home to LEDs

LED downlights in a sydney home

Have you thought about upgrading the downlights in your Sydney home to LED? You may have seen adverts for upgrades now available in Sydney and Energy Makeovers are proud to be an active participant in the Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit (HEER) incentive, launched by the NSW State Government which offers financial incentives to increase the energy efficiency in your home.

At Energy Makeovers we offer LED upgrades for properties with downlights and it costs as little as $33* for your entire Sydney property!

That’s $33* to upgrade your home to LED

Thanks to energy efficiency improvements throughout Sydney the city announced in 2017 that it has reduced the city’s energy bill by one-third thanks to upgrading its public lighting. “After upgrading 6,604 street and car park lights to LED the City reported a drop of 48% of their energy…” And, in the first 6 months of 2017, the HEER scheme in NSW exceeded its target by 49% and the majority of this is down to lighting upgrades to reduce energy consumption.

How can lighting upgrades save so much energy?

Halogen downlights are inefficient. They’re an old, out-dated technology that sees the majority of its energy consumption go into heating the elements of the light instead of lighting it! LEDs are the young challenger muscling out the old-fashioned tech.

Heated filaments are the technology of the past, LEDs are the technology of the future.

LEDs only use around 5% of their energy consumption on heating the elements. So they’re cooler to run (therefore safer to handle) and they require far less energy to light. They can be very small, or they can be very large and they provide a much more efficient, high-quality light.

But why upgrade your Sydney home to LED?

Here are 5 reasons to upgrade your Sydney home to LED ASAP!

1) Increased lifespan of your lights

LEDs last over 2,000% longer! It sounds crazy, but it’s true. Lifespans of LED downlights can be as much as 20 years! You may never need to change a light again!

2) LEDs are bright immediately

Led lights are bright almost instantly. No more waiting for the lights to warm up before they reach full brightness like with older lights that can take up to 10 minutes to reach full brightness.

3) Reduced fire risk

LED lights run at much cooler temperatures and therefore reduce the risk of fire. For example, upgrading your downlights can decrease the temperature of your lights by over 80%!

Reduced temperatures mean less fire risk, and increased safety for your family.

4) A fraction of the cost

LED lighting technology has dramatically reduced the amount of energy needed to run your lights. In some cases, you can reduce your energy use by up to 85%! Not only does this save on lighting costs, but it helps with carbon abatement which is great for the environment.

5) Your LEDs could be completely free!

Under the HEER incentive, eligible homes are available for completely free, or heavily subsidised LEDs. We only ask for an installation fee of $59*.

So, if the reasons above are not enough incentive for you to upgrade your lights, upgrading for free just might be!

Get in touch to find out if your business is eligible for a free or heavily subsidised lighting upgrade. Either give us a call 1300 788 776 or check out our commercial upgrades page and enquire online.

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*$33 installation fee in place from 1st September, 2019


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