The question is Why shouldn’t you install LED downlights, they’re not an expense, they are an investment!
The days of halogen downlights are dead! More and more homes and businesses are jumping on the LED bandwagon and with good reason. We run through a few of the LED pro’s V halogen cons in our reasons below.
⚡ Reason 1 -Why you need to upgrade to LED Downlights – Less fire risk
Remove the risk of fire in your home!
We always find that most homes that have with attic or floor level insulation have halogen downlights embedded into it. These lights can reach temperatures of up to 200 degrees Celsius causing a fire. According to Fire and Rescue NSW, they respond to approximately 4500 residential fires each year, Almost 40% are electrical related.
✅ LED downlights can be embedded into the insulation with no risk of fire. they run between 40 – 50 degrees.
⚡ Reason 2 – Why you need to upgrade to LED Downlights – Brighter lighting
Halogen downlights have poor lighting because they have a beam angle of 60 degrees, hence the triangle shadows on the walls.
✅ LED downlights have beam angles of 120 degrees so getting a better, more even light spread.
⚡ Reason 3 – Why you need to upgrade to LED Downlights – Cheaper to run
LED downlights are generally 9 watts and give fantastic lighting throughout your home or business. Traditional halogen downlights are a staggering 50 watts.
✅ LED Downlights run 80% more efficiently than halogen downlights.
⚡ Reason 4 – Why you need to upgrade to LED Downlights – Less heat in summer.
Its bad enough if its 30 to 40 degrees outside, it doesn’t help when you switch on the living room lights and you’re getting nearly 200 degrees beaming down on top of you.
✅ LED Downlights operation temperature is between 40 – 50 degrees a quarter of what halogens run at.
⚡ Reason 5 – Why you need to upgrade to LED Downlights – Less to NO maintenance.
Halogen downlights have the common failures, burnt out leads, blown globes and blown overheated transformers.
✅ LED Downlights being an all in one unit (depending on brand) they don’t have all the fail points that happen to halogen downlights, even brands with led drivers are extremely reliable.
⚡ Reason 6 – Why you need to upgrade to LED Downlights – Longer life
Halogen downlights can have a life as minimal as 2000 hours, not to mind a bad globe batch lasting a week or so.
✅ LED Downlights have a lifespan of 30,000 to 50,000, they are truly a set and forget fitting.
If you are thinking about install LED Downlights or upgrading your old light to LED contact Westcork Electrical for a Free Consultation or advice by calling Alan direct on 02 8541 8598 or by clicking HERE
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