Why Outdoor Lighting Should Always Be Handled By Professional Electricians
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The outdoor spaces on your property are an extension of your home and you purchase a house with a yard in order that you are able to use it to relax in and entertain guests. But these spaces become unusable after dark, if you don’t have the right type of lighting installations there. This is why it’s important to plan the lighting in your landscape and alfresco areas well. There are a number of benefits to having well-illuminated outdoor spaces, such as:
You are able to use these areas optimally
The yard become a safer place for your kids and pets to play in after dark
When you have well-lit outdoor areas, that acts as a deterrent for miscreants, burglars etc.
Improves the security levels of your home
Adds to the aesthetics and enhances the appearance of all the other features on your property
Encourages you to use these areas even after dark
Adds to the value of your property
Hire a licensed electrician
While there are a number of distinct benefits to having properly illuminated outdoor spaces, it’s vital that you hire the services of a licensed and insured company like Quick Connect Electrical for all your outdoor lighting requirements. Most people don’t realise that outdoor lighting is very different from indoor lighting; this is specifically because all the installations are exposed to the elements every single day. This increases the level of wear and tear as well as the chances of problems.
Outdoor lighting -aspects to consider
This makes it crucial to hire professionals that have experience with outdoor lighting installations. We are a company that has been operating in this space for a number of years and know what it takes to provide excellent outdoor lighting solutions to residential and commercial customers. Some of the things we focus on when handling these jobs are:
All the materials used will be of outdoor grade
The electrical wiring will have proper casing
All the electrical points will be suitably protected from the elements
LED light fittings will be used to improve energy efficiency
Motion sensor lighting can be installed to add to the energy efficiency as well
The location and planning of all the light fittings will be handled with care
Suitable light fittings will be chosen
Different areas that outdoor lighting can be fitted in
The different outdoor areas where we can install outdoor lighting for you include:
Driveways, walkways and pathways
Stairs and steps
Lawns and other landscape areas
Decks and patios
Pools and ponds
Underwater lights for features such as waterfalls, fountains and ponds
If you own a property or purchase one that is over two decades old, it’s crucial that you get the wiring and all other electrical installation checked by a licensed and insured electrician like the ones at Quick Connect Electrical. We are one of the most reputed companies in the field and can handle all types of electrical jobs on commercial and residential properties. It is recommended that you get the older wiring replaced without delay. There are a number of reasons for this:
Even the best of wiring will deteriorate over time and the insulation can get old and start to crumble.
Exposed wires are an electrocution and fire hazard and must be replaced with new ones without delay.
Current day appliances consume a lot of power; older wiring just wasn’t built to bear these types of loads. This also means you would have to deal with blown fuses or tripping circuits on a regular basis. This is an indication that the wiring has to be changed.
Older wiring installations are also connected to old style fuse boxes and these fuses have a tendency to blow very often; and fixing them can be quite a hassle. These devices also don’t provide the protection that modern day circuit breakers provide and when you get the wiring changed, you’d have to get the fuse board replaced with a main circuit board.
Signs that you need to get rewiring done
Many people wonder how they can identify whether they should get rewiring done. There are some common signs to look out for:
If you find that the lights flicker or dim every time you switch on a heavy duty home appliance like an air conditioner or an oven etc., this could be in indication that the wiring is old and is unable to handle the load.
If you find yourself regularly resetting the circuit breakers, it means the system isn’t able to provide the amount of power the appliances in that circuit require.
Rewiring becomes the best solution in situations such as these. If you notice any of these signs, they could be an indication that the wiring in your home needs replacement. If you are planning on buying a new home, you can hire our pre-purchase electrical inspection services. We are the experts that can provide you excellent solutions at very cost-effective pricing. We use only the best materials and workmanship in the work and provide guarantees for any job we handle for you. You only have to tell us what your requirements are and we will provide customised solutions that are right in line with your needs.
Types of Electrical Jobs that a Level 2 Electrician Can Handle
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When you are getting any electrical work done on your property, you need to ensure that the professional has the right licensing. For instance, an electrician who handles powerpoint fittings or wiring installation won’t have the certification to handle main line connections and disconnections.
There are certain electrical jobs that are very complex and need the services of a skilled and specially certified electrician like the ones at Quick Connect Electrical . These professionals are called Level 2 Electricians. This particular accreditation allows the electrician to offer specialised electrical connection and installation services. Energy companies such as Ausgrid and Enedeavor Energy provide these certifications. An electrician with this certification can work near the main connections provided by these energy companies and they can provide a variety of service such as:
Reconnections & disconnections- A Level 2 electrician can establish service line connections between the electricity network and the customer’s property. They are able to disconnect the consumer mains from underground as well as the overhead lines. In addition they can reconnect lines that had been disconnected in the past and can establish temporary connections too.
Energising and metering- These professionals can install the main meters and energise the service. They are also certified to install off-peak meters, solar panels, replace older meters and relay switches with newer equipment wherever necessary. They can recommend the right product sand install outdoor and indoor electrical fittings.
Overhead and underground serving- A level 2 electrician can install & repair underground and overhead service main connections as required. They are required to get permission from the company before commencing the work; but having the Level 2 accreditation makes the job easy. The experts can replace old or malfunctioning fuses, connect the lines to the electricity supply mains and can replace actives and neutral links.
Service Upgrades – If you require any service upgrades or need to install additional electrical lines, a Level 2 electrician can handle that job too. They have the certification, licensing, the right tools and experience to handle these jobs.
Repairing Damaged Cables – The Sydney climate can get pretty hot in the summer months and the cable insulation can get damaged in the heat. When the copper wiring within, gets exposed to the air, it can cause a range of problems that have to be repaired without delay. If you receive a notice from your service provider about a defect notice, you should call a Level 2 electrician. They will inspect and replace or repair the lines as required.
Every home has a number of light switches and these are required to switch on and off lights, appliances and various equipment. These installations also see a considerable amount of wear and tear as they are used on a regular basis. While most good brand switches are made to last for a long time, they can deteriorate, get damaged or just stop working over a period of time.
Why You Should Hire a Professional Electrician For Chandelier Installation
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Chandeliers are lighting fixtures that have been used for hundreds of years and they continue to be popular even in the modern day. While it may not always be possible to get large ballroom style chandeliers installed in your home, you will find there are a number of new and innovative chandelier designs and styles available on the market, that are ideal for residential and commercial applications.
Understanding How To Use Electrical Cords Properly
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It’s very common for us to reach for an extension cord when we find that a power point is too far away when we want to power or charge an electrical device or equipment in our home. There is no doubt about the fact that an extension cord is a very convenient solution in situations such as these.
Light switches are required to control fans, lights and all the other electrical fixtures in your home. They are an integral part of any electrical installation and have to endure a significant amount of wear and tear. If you find that a particular switch in your home doesn’t work as it should or has stopped functioning completely, it becomes important to get it replaced without delay.
Different Places You Can Fit motion Sensor Lights In
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We at Quick Connect Electrical get a number of requests from customers wanting to install security lighting on their property. In addition to CCTV cameras, they also want to install floodlights and other lights in the outdoor spaces of their property.
Why You Should Consider Switching to LED Lighting in Your Home
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As a homeowner you want to ensure that you maintain your utility bills at a manageable level and make efforts to save electricity every opportunity you get. While switching off the lights and air conditioning in rooms that aren’t occupied, or zoning your HVAC system helps a great deal in meeting this objective, there is one other simple thing you can do to improve the energy-efficiency of your home- replace your standard bulbs and lighting with LED fittings.
How an Experienced Electrician Can Help With Security Lighting Installation
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Property owners like to ensure that their home or commercial establishment is safe and secure. In addition to having strong locks on doors and windows, they also install CCTV cameras in various spots on their property. If you want to increase the security levels on your property, you can get and security lighting installed.