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Why Your Commercial Property Needs Emergency Lights

During a blackout, accident, disaster, or other similar serious situations, your primary power supply can get impacted and your commercial property can go dark. It’s very dangerous to navigate through the darkened office spaces and hallways to find a safe exit and this is why it’s crucial to have emergency lights installed on your property. While it’s vital that all commercial properties have emergency lighting, we at Quick Connect Electrical recommend that you consider getting these installed on residential properties too.
Emergency lighting- what is it?
These battery-operated light fixtures can be installed in various areas of your property. They offer consistent and bright illumination in emergencies such as power outages, or any natural disasters. They are installed at a reasonable distance from each other and help ensure that all exit routes are properly illuminated. It helps people evacuate the building quickly and safely. Some facts about emergency lighting:
• These are permanent fixtures, which are mounted at different points throughout the property.
• The lights are connected to the building’s main power grid. When this power supply is normal, the light fixtures will be dormant and they only pull in energy to charge the internal batteries. In case the power goes out, the lights will get switched on automatically.
• These fixtures will remain switched for a minimum of 90 minutes or till the time the power is restored. You also have the option to install emergency light fixtures with a much longer battery life if you like. These will provide illumination for a longer period of time.
• It’s important to buy good quality lights as ones of poor quality will only throw weak and insufficient light or won’t provide illumination for a long enough time.
• Emergency lights also power the emergency signs on your property such as entrances, exits, unsafe routes, route signs, etc. These lights will get switched on automatically whenever the power is down.
• If needed, we can install special lights that are designed for moisture ridden environments. These fixtures have some added protection to help ensure that water and moisture don’t seep in and affect the internal circuitry; they also function in floods and storms.
Where should emergency lighting be installed?
As per the BCA, emergency lights need to be installed if your floor space is more than 300m2. The building class also has to be taken into consideration before installing any lighting system. Some of the buildings that typically need emergency lighting include:
• Office buildings
• Industrial facilities such as factories and workshops
• Government offices
• Theatres, entertainment centres and cinemas
• Retail spaces such as shops, malls, stores
• Warehouses & storage facilities
We at Quick Connect Electrical can provide excellent solutions and 24/7 emergency services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. Regardless of what your requirement is, we can provide you the best services. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894.

The Benefits of Getting Sensor Lighting Installed on Your Property

Today, many residential property owners get sensor lights installed in the landscaped areas of their home. There are a number of different reasons why installing these fixtures is a smart choice. Over the years we at Quick Connect Electrical have catered to a large number of clients wanting to get these lights installed in the outdoor areas of their property. Here we discuss some of the main benefits:

  • Increased Security – This is one of the main benefits of getting sensor lighting. Many people don’t want to leave the lights in the landscaping switched on during the night; and with sensor lighting you don’t have to. The sensors pick up motion and switch on the lights connected to them. This becomes a major deterrent for intruders and vandals and increases the security of your property.
  • Energy efficiency– Getting motion sensor lighting installed is a great way of saving energy, reducing the burden on the environment and improving the energy-efficiency of your property. Motion sensor lights get switched on only when they sense motion in that space; and so you don’t have to worry even if you have forgotten to switch then off after a party or after you have used the yard area. They will get switched off on their own once they don’t detect any movement there. This is how you end up saving energy without any effort.
  • Ideal lighting solutions for difficult to access spaces- Some spaces on your property aren’t easy to access and there may be no proper spot to install a switch. Sensor lighting fixtures are ideal for such spaces and the dark areas will get illuminated as soon as you step within range.
  • Safety – It can be unsafe to locate a switch in a completely dark area, especially in the outdoor areas of your property. You may end up bumping into some outdoor furniture or decorative element or stubbing your foot on the paving etc. But when you get sensor lights installed, you don’t have to worry about any of these things and the space becomes safe for use; it’s a boon when you have elderly people or kids in your home.

How expert local electricians can help

Sensor light installation is a specialised job and its important to hire experts like the ones at Quick Connect Electrical for the job. We follow a very detailed process while installing any outdoor sensor lighting and help with things such as:

  • Choosing the right fixtures
  • Picking the right location
  • Designing and planning the placement of the lights in the different areas of your yards
  • Completing the installation efficiently and methodically

We at Quick Connect Electrical can provide excellent sensor lighting solutions and 24/7 emergency services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page.

See what our customers are saying about our company & services. Regardless of what your requirement is, we can provide you the best services. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894.

Why LED Lighting is The Perfect Option for Your Home

The need of the hour is for energy-efficient solutions that will reduce the burden on the environment and help reduce your utility bills as well. This is where LED lighting comes in. LED is an acronym for Light Emitting Diode. These are the latest in lighting technology. These bulbs and fixtures are now the preferred option not just in residential settings but in commercial spaces as well.

LED lighting- the benefits

We at Quick Connect Electrical recommend the use of LED lights. There are a number of benefits to opting for LED lighting such as:

  • LED fittings use around 85% less electricity than standard bulbs. For example, a 9W LED bulb can provide as much illumination as a 50W halogen bulb which ends up saving you a significant amount of money on your energy bills.
  • Light Emitting Diodes have a considerably longer lifespan than all other types of lighting solutions. On average, they can provide between 30,000-50,000 hours of illumination. In comparison, CFL bulbs can last for 8,000-15,000 hours, halogen bulbs have a lifespan of 1,000-5,000 hours while incandescent bulbs last only for 1,000 hours.
  • The operational life of these bulbs doesn’t become impacted even if you switch them on an off frequently.
  • LEDs don’t burn out or blow out like standard bulbs. Instead, over a period of time they only become dimmer and emit lower output levels.
  • They are an eco-friendly lighting solutions as they don’t have any lead or any other toxic materials. They are also 100% recyclable which makes them even more environmentally-friendly.
  • They don’t emit any infrared radiation or UV rays which make them an ideal solution for areas in which there are materials sensitive to UV and heat.
  • They emit a cool light and that helps maintain a more comfortable temperature in home. In fact, they can also be placed in close proximity of plants and ponds that have fish and because of this aspect. They are a safer option for homes with kids and pets as the bulbs are cooler to the touch.
  • LEDs are very efficient in delivering light to the desired location and you can also control their brightness by adding dimmers at their switch points.
  • They are available in a range of colours and hues and you can create the kind of ambience and mood lighting you want in your home, using these bulbs.
  • They are very compact and have a durable design. LED bulbs are built using very solid components that make them resilient and they don’t get quickly impacted by vibrations, inclement weather conditions and external impacts.
  • LED bulbs also reach full brightness as soon as you switch them on unlike conventional bulbs that take quite a few seconds to achieve full brightness.

We at Quick Connect Electrical can provide excellent LED lighting solutions and 24/7 emergency services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page.

See what our customers are saying about our company & services. Regardless of what your requirement is, we can provide you the best services. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894.

Electrical Installations Health Check For Your Home

Most people aren’t aware that electricity is one of the main causes of fires on commercial as well as residential properties. Home-related electrical accidents aren’t as uncommon as people believe them to be. Modern homes have a large number of electrical appliances and devices and we depend on these to provide us the convenience and comfort we need.

For example, even up until a decade ago, most homes in Australia had only one radio and one TV, but all of that has now changed; and on an average most homes now have a minimum of two TVs. Home theatre systems are common as are gaming consoles, almost every room has air conditioning units and most homes have many large appliances too; computers, laptops, music systems… the list is almost endless.

This also significantly increases the risk of electrical fires. This is why it’s crucial to ensure that you get the electrical system in your home frequently inspected for defects, deterioration or damage. This electrical health check should be conducted at least once a year or more if you feel that something is amiss. When a potential electrical problem is caught early, it helps prevent any major problems in the future. Very importantly, it can help prevent the break out of an electrical fire that can cause extensive damage to your property and pose a risk to the lives of you and your family members.

Vital electrical checks

Just as you get your vehicle inspected and serviced regularly, it’s crucial that the electrical system in your home be inspected with regularity. Old sockets, plugs, outdated wiring and flexible cables can all cause damage to your property or also result in electrical shock. While it’s best to hire skilled professionals like the ones at Quick Connect Electrical for the job, there are some basic checks you can do as well, such as:

  • Check all the sockets and plugs for arcing sounds
  • Check these installations for burn marks
  • If you find that the circuit breakers are tripping too often that can mean there is excessive load on the electrical system.
  • Check electrical cables for wear and tear and get them replaced without delay
  • If you experience shock when you touch any appliance or electrical device call us in to get it checked

Hire the experts

We are the expert electricians that provide 24/7 emergency services. Since we are on call round the clock, you have the peace of mind that we will be at your location within the shortest possible time in case you are facing any type of electrical emergency. We use the latest technology in our work and visit your property in fully-equipped vans. This helps us to carry out the work quickly and efficiently.

We at Quick Connect Electrical can provide excellent power point installation, replacement, and repair services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page.

See what our customers are saying about our company & services. Regardless of what your requirement is, we can provide you the best services. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894; you are assured of prompt and expert services at all times.

Different Lighting Concepts to Use in Your Landscaping

The summer months are perfect for spending time with family and friends in the outdoor spaces of your home.  While these areas are quite useable during the daytime, you can use them optimally in the evening or night only if  you have the right  type of lighting installed in the yard and garden area., Here are some  ideas and things to consider while installing  outdoor  lighting on your residential property:

The right types of lights

When it comes to lighting for outdoor spaces, homeowners often make the mistake of installing only a few floodlights in different areas of the property or along the exterior walls of their homes. While this type of lighting may provide illumination, it doesn’t do much for the aesthetics and ambience of your garden. Some of the different types of lights that we at Quick Connect Electrical can install in your yard spaces are:

  • Lamp posts
  • Floodlights
  • Paver lights
  • Boundary wall and gate post lights
  • Patio and deck lighting
  • Garden step lights
  • Recessed lighting
  • Underwater lights in ponds, fountains and waterfalls
  • Lights near outdoor living features such as  fireplaces, fire pits, pergola, outdoor kitchens
  • Poolscape lighting
  • Fairy lights around the trees and bushes in the garden
  • Solar lights for various areas in the landscape
  • Motion sensor lights
  • Security lighting

Energy-efficient garden lighting

While these different types of lights look great in the outdoor spaces, they can increase your energy bills substantially. This is why we recommend the use of LED bulbs. These are 80 percent more energy-efficient than standard lights. They emit cool light which means your plants and trees don’t get impacted by heat from the lights. LED light fixtures provide 30,000- 40,000 hours of illumination which makes them low maintenance features.

Some aspects we keep in view

  • When we handle outdoor lighting installations, you can rest assured that the work will be completed expertly.
  • The best outdoor grade light fittings and fixtures will be used and all we will make sure that the grounding is done well.
  • If extra power points are required for plugging in any appliances, devices or light features, we can handle that job for you too.
  • Our electricians generally position these on garden walls or the exterior walls of your home and ensure so that they don’t come into contact with water from the garden spaces.

We are the experts that handle every single outdoor lighting installation job in a customised and professional manner.  Quick Connect Electrical can provide excellent power point installation, replacement, and repair services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. Regardless of what your requirement is, we can provide you the best services. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894; you are assured of prompt and expert services at all times.

Aspects to Keep In View While Hiring a Commercial Electrician

Commercial establishments generally have a large number of heavy-duty equipment and appliances. Offices may have large servers and data rooms while restaurants and hotels have cool rooms, cold storage units, large electric ovens and a variety of other electrical appliances. This also means the systems and installations that support these appliances have to be built to bear the electrical load this equipment needs.

Tips to consider

Aside from this, it’s also important that when you are getting any additions, alterations or maintenance and repair work done on any of the electrical systems, you need to hire the services of skilled and experienced commercial electricians like the ones at Quick Connect Electrical for the job. Here are some tips to keep in view while hiring any commercial electrician:

  • Certification and licensing- Some commercial electrical jobs need special certification and that is something you should be checking while hiring a commercial electrician. They may require Level 1 certification to handle certain jobs and it’s important that they have insurance cover as well.
  • Reputation- In addition to this, you need to check how long they have been in business and whether their previous customers have good things to say about them. You can find out when the company was formed by looking at their website and read online reviews and testimonials to identify what customers are saying about the company’s services.
  • 24/7 emergency services There are times when you need an electrician’s services urgently and the company you connect with should be able to provide 24/7 services. This gives you peace of mind that you have expert help on hand in case an electrical emergency arises.
  • Local service providers- It’s always a good idea to hire a local company for the job. This is because you can be assured of a quicker response and they will be at your location in a shorter timeframe when you call them.
  • Guarantees- When you are hiring a commercial electrician look for a company that provides guarantees for its work. This shows they will be focused on doing the job right the first time around. These professionals will also use products that are covered with warranties and that improve the safety and efficiency of the electrical installations on your property.
  • Quotes- Once you have identified a few good local electrician companies, get quotes and compare them in the basis of price as well as all the other points mentioned above and then make your final choice.

We at Quick Connect Electrical can provide excellent power point installation, replacement, and repair services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page.

See what our customers are saying about our company & services. Regardless of what your requirement is, we can provide you the best services. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894; you are assured of prompt and expert services at all times.

Mistakes that Can Occur in DIY Electrical Projects

Homeowners often embark upon DIY projects and in addition to painting, carpentry, and other small repair tasks, many people also try to handle electrical jobs themselves. While it may save you a certain amount of money, there are distinct risks to doing electrical work around your home.  These jobs should always be handled by a trained and licensed electrician with the right knowledge and tools. There are a number of things that can go wrong when you try to handle electrical tasks yourself such as:

  • Using wires and cabling of the wrong size-  There are many different types of wires and cables available and the gauge of wire you purchase would depend on the application and installation it’s going to be installed in. this makes it crucial to use wiring and cabling as well as devices of the right grade. Using the incorrect wiring can lead to an overload of the circuit and cause the circuit breaker to trip constantly.
  • Faults in the electrical box connections– The electrical box provides the connections protection from external conditions and it’s important that all the electrical connections are installed within it correctly. Aside from this, the boxes shouldn’t be overfilled either as that can result in overheating of the wires which in turn could result in a short circuit or fire.
  • Outlets and switches fitted incorrectly- If the outlets and switches have been installed improperly, that can cause a problem once you plug in an appliance. Loose wires can become detached from the terminals and result in arcing and overheating as well, which can potentially lead to a fire breakout.
  • Incorrect fuse replacement– This is quite a common cause of an electrical fire. If a fuse blows, you may end up replacing it with an incompatible fuse. If it trips with regularity, it’s important to find out what the cause of the problem is and then get it fixed by a skilled electrician. There are times when the connections within the fuse box may not be positioned correctly and fitted securely. If you find that the lights on a particular circuit are flickering or getting switched off too often that could indicate that the fuse connections are loose which can result in overheating and a fire.
  • Excessive load on the outlets– This is another mistake many DIY enthusiasts make. They tend to use more power outlets on a single switchboard than its capacity which results in an overload when various appliances are plugged in. If you exceed the amperage of the board that can cause problems too.

As you can see, there are a number of different things that can go wrong when a novice handles any electrical work. It’s never a good idea to handle any electrical jobs yourself. We at Quick Connect Electrical can provide excellent power point installation, replacement, and repair services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page.

See what our customers are saying about our company & services. Regardless of what your requirement is, we can provide you the best services. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894; you are assured of prompt and expert services at all times.

Safety Switch Basics

Not many people realise exactly how common electrical accidents are; some of these accidents lead to hospitalisation while others can be fatal. The aspect to keep in view here is that most of these accidents are preventable and all it needs is the installation of safety switches. While it is now a requirement for all new build homes to have safety switches, older homes don’t have these features and it’s important that property owners have a better understanding about what these features are and how they help.  The experts at Quick Connect Electrical have put together this basic guide that will help you understand more about safety switches.

What are safety switches?

Safety switches are devices that are able to instantaneously detect when there is any electricity leakage and it cuts off the flow at the source at that very moment. This may occur when a person accidentally makes contact with the current or it detects that there is a potential threat of leakage. This device is simple but can prove to be invaluable in saving lives.

Understanding how many safety switches you need

Most people get these switches installed only on main power circuits. While that does provide a certain level of protection, it isn’t a guarantee of total protection. The one way to guarantee a higher degree of protection is to get safety switches installed in all circuits across the property; you need to have these fitted on your hot water system, lights and control panels etc.

Never turn safety switch installation into a DIY project

This job is a specialised one and it’s important that you don’t turn it into a DIY activity unless you have undergone some electrical training and have certification for it. Only a licensed electrician should handle safety switch installation; they will also provide advice on where these features need to be installed. Fortunately, safety switches aren’t expensive but the cost of the installation would be dependent on the number of switches that need to be installed and the size of the property as well.

How to test these switches

Once the switches have been installed, you can test whether they work or not.  While there are many different models and makes of safety switches, they all have a “test” button which can be pressed to check whether they function well. If the switch is working as it should, it should trip the electrical circuit it’s been connected to and then you simply reset the switch. If you find that it isn’t working, call us without delay.

We can provide excellent safety switch installation, replacement and repair services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. Regardless of what your requirement is, we can provide you the best services. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894; you are assured of prompt and expert services at all times.

Steps to Take In Case Of a Power Outage

Power outages aren’t a common occurrence in most cities or towns in Australia and the power supply is quite steady; and even when there happens to be a power outage in your area, it won’t last for very long time. But there are times when natural disasters and storms can affect the power supply and result in a longer power outage that may last for up to a week or more.

When there is a power outage in your area, you will not be able to use any electrical appliances or equipment or even systems such as the water heaters etc. As a matter of fact, it can also become difficult to charge devices such as laptops and mobile phones once their batteries drain out. Very simply, a power outage affects your day-to-day activities in a big way. If the power outage is restricted to your property, you would have to call in a licensed electrician like us at Quick Connect Electrical to identify what is wrong with the system.

Steps to take

We have been operating in this space for a number of years and know what it takes to provide prompt and reliable services. We understand that electrical emergencies can arise at any time and it’s why we offer 24/7 emergency services to residential and commercial customers across Sydney. Here are the steps to take in case of a power outage on your property:

  • It’s important that you don’t panic and check with any of your neighbours about whether they are facing a similar electrical problem.
  • If you identify that only your property has been affected, you should check whether any circuit breakers have tripped.
  • If that isn’t the problem, check if there is any damage to the main electrical wiring leading to your property.
  • In case you do notice some damage to these wires, it’s important that you immediately contact your electricity service provider.
  • In case other properties in your local area have been impacted, there are certain precautions you’d have to take.
  • Turn off all the switches and unplug all electrical appliances and devices from their sockets.
  • If you do have a generator ensure you don’t plug it straight into your home’s electrical system- but if you have the appropriate switchover facilities you can do this.

It’s never a good idea to take a power outage lightly. Call in a skilled electrician like us to get the installations inspected and checked. We would be able to give you a clearer picture about what the problem is and how it can be fixed.

To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. Regardless of what your requirement is, we can provide you the best services. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894; you are assured of prompt and expert services at all times.

Why It’s Never a Good Idea To Carry Out DIY Electrical Work

Many homeowners like to start small home improvement projects around the house and spend some of their weekends in the upkeep and overall maintenance of their home. While it’s perfectly fine to undertake some small DIY gardening, carpentry or painting projects in your home, it’s never a good idea to try to fix electrical problems or handle electrical upgrades on your or own.

One of the primary reasons why property owners try to tackle some of these jobs themselves is because they feel it can save them some money. But the fact is that electricity is never something you can experiment with and only a licensed and trained electrician should carry out electrical jobs. We at Quick Connect Electrical always recommend to our customers that they should hire professional electricians for these jobs.

Not only is it the safer but you will find that it’s also a cheaper option in the long term. This is because only experienced and skilled electricians can ensure that all the work is completed safely and is up to code. We provide excellent, prompt, professional and cost-effective electrical services to residential as well as commercial customers.

DIY electrical tasks can prove to be dangerous

Let’s understand why DIY electrical jobs can pose a danger to you and your property:

  • It’s not legal in Sydney to carry out any type of electrical work by yourself unless you’re qualified and have a license, and you risk being slapped with a fine or even being prosecuted if you attempt to handle these tasks yourself.
  • Incorrect techniques can result in electrocution and sometimes can be fatal too.
  • A large percentage of electrical fires are actually caused by individuals that have attempted to fix electrical problems on their property; and so when you try your hand at DIY electrical jobs, in effect you are putting at risk the lives of people that live in your home. Electrical fires can also cause a considerable amount of damage to your property.
  • If there is any electrical-fire related damage caused by wiring or any appliance installed by you, that can affect your property insurance coverage.

A novice isn’t aware of all the basic safety measures they need to take while handling the electrical job. Aside from this, many of these tasks can prove to be more complex than they seem on the surface; and only a skilled and experienced electrician would be able to assess and identify the root of the problem and provide a suitable fix. We can handle all types of electrical installations, repairs, and replacements to your 100% satisfaction.

To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. Regardless of what your requirement is, we can provide you the best services. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894; you are assured of prompt and expert services at all times.

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