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Energy-Efficient Lighting

Rooms that usually require 60 watts of power to have sufficient lighting will now only need 3 watts and still have the same effect with the use of a LED bulb with 250 lumens. With this technological advancement, the 19% global demand for electricity will have a dramatic decrease of 75%. The same goes with the use by businesses worldwide. With the help of a commercial electrician, a building establishment can save on energy bills with LED replacements.

Since the lighting sector in developed countries needs to restructure electricity supply, LEDs’ efficiency can be a boost to achieve their goals for better lighting at reduced energy costs. With reports that rooms in households can now have ample lighting with just 3 watts, the 1.5 billion world population without electricity will be able to light their homes within 5 years at a slight marginal cost.

As lighting efficiency increases, so are the efficiencies of solar photovoltaic panels and batteries. With both institutional and non-institutional grants, Australia can focus on its own research on achieving increase in lighting efficiency. In fact, upgrades in new lighting technology are already in the planning stages to cut costs across Australia (http://www.eco-business.com/press-releases/new-lighting-technology-upgrades-to-reap-big-savings-across-australia/).

Is the LED revolution looking at a brighter future? With the technology’s unlimited applications and overall effect on industries, households and the environment, it definitely is.

A brighter future is in the offing for LEDs (light-emitting diodes) as more and more homes, industries and businesses are replacing incandescent bulbs with LED lights in a bid to establish energy efficiency and cut down electricity costs.

Although there is only an 8% demand for smelting aluminium and 12% for lighting in Australia, an 85% reduction in electrical usage is a breakthrough.

Lighting efficiency is measured through the number of lumens emitted per watt by the lighting source. If your electrician replaces your common incandescent bulb producing 13 lumens per watt with an LED bulb emitting 80 lumens per watt, there is indeed a big difference.

 

Where is LED technology going?

There have been speculations that CREE, one of the leaders in the industry, is planning to acquire Philips’ Lumileds division. The company’s product, sold at $10 on the US market, is said to be eyed as a replacement to the old style 60W globe for its ability to produce 85 lumens per watt.

On other developments, German researchers made a breakthrough by reducing energy losses by half, from 10% down to 5%, with the use of semiconductor materials. This new innovation will affect not only laptop and mobile phone chargers but also LED lights.

Moreover, the US Department of Energy’s SSL (Solid State Lighting) programme has the potential to cut lighting energy usage down to a third in 2020 by replacing the incandescent bulb with LED lights producing 250 lumens per watt. This means increase in wall plug efficiencies.

No power? No lights?

Contact Florance Electrical now and relax knowing we are on our way! For your peace of mind and convenience, we provide a 24-hour emergency service. We have technicians on call with fully stocked vans to help you all year round.

Our emergency electrician service is available to all commercial, domestic and industrial properties, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The technicians from Florance Electrical are friendly and reliable, servicing the needs of the Darwin CBD and surrounding areas. We offer a full guarantee and lifetime labour warranty as our work is impeccable and carried out to the highest standards by the region’s most qualified specialists.

Our emergency electricians have over 10 years of training and hands-on experience. We complete tasks and projects in a timely manner regardless if they are small, large or complex, and all electrical work complies with today’s safety codes and requirements.

We treat your property with the utmost care and no mess is left behind. We are neat, completing our work to the highest standards in a professional manner. Our team is licensed and insured with no job too big or small. Finally, we provide a direct quote upfront so you know exactly what the project will cost before we begin.

Whilst onsite, our professional electricians will complete a complimentary safety inspection of your premises valued at $180. This inspection is important as we can prevent future breakdowns and save you money by rectifying potential issues.

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Ceiling fan, lighting replacement and installation

Ceiling fans are the greenest and most affordable way to cool your home, using only slightly more power than a standard light fitting.

They can be installed onto all ceiling types and remote controlled if hardwiring isn’t possible. You can also reverse the direction of the fan to warm your home or workplace during winter.

Our Darwin electricians are experts at installing and replacing ceiling fans for residential, commercial and industries properties. All ceiling fans come with a new fan warranty and we offer discounts if you need to replace more than one fan.

 

Lighting for your home or workplace

Whether you’re looking to enhance security with sensor lights or add a touch of elegance with down lights, pool or garden lighting, Florance Electrical can take care of all your lighting needs.

We can install fittings in your home or office with high-quality LED or fluorescent lights that adhere to safety standards and offer significant energy savings.

Our Darwin electricians will perform a free safety check and recommend the best lighting solutions for your property, from commercial exit and emergency lighting to outdoor entertaining areas in your home..

 

Set the mood with dimmers!

Set the mood with dimmer modules, easily installed onto your existing circuit with no wiring required. We can even install dimmers that are controlled by your smartphone!

 

Dimmers can also be used for security purposes, deterring unwanted intruders whether you are home or not. Dimmed (low) levels of light can be used to create the appearance of occupancy yet only use a fraction of the energy when compared with a non-dimmed lamp left on.

It is important to know that not all globes are dimmable. Please always ask if the lamp is dimmable when purchasing.

Contact Florance Electrical Darwin now to find out more about dimmer switches and organise a free quote to have them installed in your home!

Deter unwanted intruders with security lighting

Don’t wait until it is too late! Break-ins are happening all too often in and around Darwin. Sensor security lighting is a cost effective and fantastic way to deter unwanted, opportunistic burglars. Don’t be next! We can install sensor lighting for any premises for a single light or to light up the entire exterior of your premises. Call and talk to one of our expert electricians or schedule a free quote and we will discuss the best options for your installation on site.Having lights working off of a sensor means that they will automatically switch on when your home. This saves a great deal of electricity when compared with standard outside lighting by controlling the length of time they are on for.

Troubleshooting and fixing electrical problems

Electrical fault finding is one of the most common tasks our Darwin electricians perform for residential and commercial customers. It involves a visual inspection and comprehensive testing of all electrical installations, switchboards and wiring, to pinpoint the source of the problem.

You may require electrical fault finding service if you have no power or are experiencing issues with your power points, light switches, machinery, appliances or switchboard. We usually quote an hourly rate on our electrical fault finding service, as it can be a labour-intensive process with an unknown timeframe.

To save on labour costs, you should contact your energy distributor first to make sure it’s not a problem with infrastructure such as poles, wires or meters. The distributor’s number is normally found under ‘faults and emergencies’ on your electricity bill.

Electrical faults can lead to serious problems such as electric shock and fire, so it’s best to call a Darwin electrician to find and fix electrical faults in your home or workplace. Contact us to find out how we can help.

Saving lives with smoke alarms

We offer a smoke alarm compliance service complete with a compliance certificate for tenanted homes.

Smoke alarms save lives and are the best protection against fire in your home or workplace. They detect the first signs of smoke, giving you time to exit the property safely and call for emergency assistance. Northern Territory legislation requires all residential properties to have a working smoke alarm within 5m of a bedroom, in corridors and hallways that lead to exits and the living area. If your home is multi-storey, you must have an additional alarm on every level. Each smoke alarm is required to be photoelectric and either 240V with battery backup or 10YR lithium battery-powered with the battery not accessible from the rear.

Florance Electrical can install smoke alarms in your home or office, with professional recommendations for location of each smoke alarm in line with legislation, as well as tips for use and maintenance.

Don’t leave something this important to chance, contact us and get our qualified and experienced Darwin electricians to install smoke alarms in your property.

Protecting your life and property

A professionally-installed safety switch is vital to the protection of your property and the safety of people in your home or workplace. When adding to or modifying any power or lighting circuits in an existing installation the installation of a safety switch is now mandatory.

Safety switches work by monitoring the flow of electrical current through a circuit. If an imbalance is detected in the sub-circuit, they cut the flow of electricity within 0.03 of a second, significantly reducing the risk of electrocution.

In Darwin, many properties have aged switchboards with fuses that supply power to lights, power points, hot water and other circuits. This is an old system that no longer meets current safety standards and can lead to contact with electricity. It is also highly inconvenient and dangerous to rewire the fuse if it blows.


If you have fuses installed in the switchboard of your home or workplace, Florance Electrical can upgrade your system to modern safety switches that comply with current electrical safety standards. It is also important to check the earthing system as many old installations only carry an equipotential bond to the water pipes which is no longer compliant. If you are unsure of your electrical installation book your free safety inspection today and rely on the advice of a professional electrician. 

Upgrading systems from small domestic switchboards to large industrial three phase switchboards rest assured that no matter the installation we are here to help!

Our team of Darwin electricians are available 24/7 and experienced at installing safety switches in residential, commercial and industrial premises. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote and free safety inspection.

TV antenna installation and repairs

 

We can install, replace and repair TV antennas of all kinds in Darwin and throughout the Northern Territory, so you don’t miss your favourite TV show or the big game.

 

From digital antennas to satellite dishes and home theatre systems, Florance Electrical can set up and configure your TV and sound system with the right power, electrical sockets and cabling to help you get the most out of your entertainment area.

 

Phone line installation and jumpering

 

We are one of the most popular electrical contractors for phone line installation in Darwin and surrounds. We can connect phone, internet and data cabling to your unit, house or business premises by patching the phone line from the MDF to the premises. And if you have any problems, our 24-hours service means you’ll never be offline or out of touch.

Contact us to find out how we can help install your TV antenna, home entertainment system or phone line.

 

Never open the gate again!

 

Have the ease of automatic gate operation without the cost of running power to your gate. Save time and money with a solar operated gate! We can supply and install a solar or 240V automatic sliding/swing gate opener in your Darwin property with ease.

We all know the pain of getting home and then having to open your gate, especially if your caught in the rain which is all too often in Darwin. Whether a solar or 240V system is needed we can repair or install either and with as many accessories as required. Such as additional remotes, keypad entry, lighting setup attachments, heavy duty motors, the list goes on. 

Contact us today to have an electrician attend your property and provide a free no obligation quote, we are available 24 hours 7 days! 

Whilst on site we can even perform a free safety inspection of your premises, identifying faults that you may never have known existed, saving you money in maintenance costs in the future. 

Ensuring safety and peace of mind.

Have you recently completed a new build or purchased a property or commercial installation? Before family, personnel or the public are given access, it’s important to have a thorough electrical inspection performed on the property to ensure it’s safe and compliant. It’s not just about safety, either. Some electrical hazards can end up costing you thousands to fix if they’re not dealt with quick enough. Our safety inspections mean you can approach them in a proactive, stress-free way – saving you money and potentially saving lives

Pre-purchase electrical inspections with Florance Electrical.

Not all electrical inspections are the same. Ours are carried out by licensed local electricians, meaning they’re always compliant with current Australian standards. We’ll provide an easy-to-understand report complete with photos, identifying any potential faults and giving you an obligation-free quote for repairs. After the inspection, report recipients will also have free ongoing phone support to clarify any questions raised within the inspection. It’s important to us that you know exactly what’s going on so you can make the educated decision to rectify it.

A number of my clients have used Alex and his team at Florance Electrical to undertake pre-purchase inspections on properties they are buying.  Knowing the quick time in which these reports are needed, Alex gets the inspection done and report to me pronto.  Today, for example, it’s the Thursday before Easter, inspection requested this morning and I have already received advice that it has been booked for Tuesday (Friday and Monday are public holidays) and I know I’ll have the report by Wednesday.  The reports are clear and detailed and Alex is happy to answer questions from the buyers if they have any queries. 

Personally, I have used Alex for electrical repairs at home – quick response time, turns up when he said he would and obviously good at what he does.  Can’t fault Alex or his team and for that reason, I have no hesitation in referring him to my clients.  Thank you.

Nicole Gearing – Platinum Conveyancing NT

Don’t wait until it’s too late or simply assume everything’s okay. Book your inspection today for assured safety and peace of mind. Call 08 8983 3000 or fill out our contact form to request your free quote.

BOOK YOUR PRE-PURCHASE ELECTRICAL INSPECTION TODAY

Our pre-purchase electrical inspections include:

  •  Check all power points and switches
  •  Test all lighting points and ceiling fans
  •  Inspection of the pool and gate equipment if installed
  • Inspection of wiring from the roof cavity and any exposed wiring
  • Test and compliance of smoke detectors
  • Test of all appliances, hot water system and air conditioners
  • Inspection of the switchboard and meter board
  • Inspect the earthing system
  • Identification & photographs of any electrical hazards
  • Quote provided to fix all electrical hazards identified in an easy to understand report

Troubleshooting and fixing electrical problems?

Electrical fault finding is one of the most common tasks our Darwin electricians perform for residential and commercial customers. It involves a visual inspection and comprehensive testing of all electrical installations, switchboards and wiring, to pinpoint the source of the problem.

You may require electrical fault finding service if you have no power or are experiencing issues with your power points, light switches, machinery, appliances or switchboard. We usually quote an hourly rate on our electrical fault finding service, as it can be a labour-intensive process with an unknown timeframe.

To save on labour costs, you should contact your energy distributor first to make sure it’s not a problem with infrastructure such as poles, wires or meters. The distributor’s number is normally found under ‘faults and emergencies’ on your electricity bill.

Electrical faults can lead to serious problems such as electric shock and fire, so it’s best to call a Darwin electrician to find and fix electrical faults in your home or workplace. Contact us to find out how we can help.

Physical: 6 Callanan Road Yarrawonga NT 0830

Postal: PO Box 3985 Palmerston NT 0831

Phone: 0889 83 3000

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