LED Lighting – the facts, features and benefits

It’s no secret our energy bills are high. In fact, a recent study published by the World Economic Forum found rising energy bills sees some Australians paying double the amount of their New York counterparts to keep their power on. Coming up to summer and facing the prospect of tenants using air conditioning and fans, owners will no doubt be looking for ways to cut down their power bills in other areas.

Cue the installation of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights! One of the great things about LED lights is they use lower wattage but have the same lighting output, meaning you’re saving money without compromising on the quality of light.

Besides the cost efficiency, LED lights require minimal maintenance. The three standard light colours – Daylight, Cool White and Warm White are interchangeable, and you can switch between these colours without needing to replace the fitting. Additionally, LED lights have an impressive life span – they can last anywhere between 25,000 – 50,000 hours depending on the globe. More life span = less work for you!

To put this into perspective, let’s take a look at the life spans of other light types:

CFL 8,000 – 15,000 hours
Halogen 1,000 – 5,000 hours
Incandescent 1,000 hours


LED lights are also versatile. They’re dimmable, meaning they’re suitable for use indoors and outdoors. You’ll often find them used in a wide range of popular fittings including pendants, surface mounts, light strips and downlights. Their versatility means you can use them in all areas of your home, ensuring an optimal amount of savings!

As we all try to be more environmentally-aware these days, you can be assured LED lights are great for the environment. Thanks to their long life span, there’s less wastage in the long term. There’s no mercury in them, meaning they’re safe if broken and can be easily disposed of in the normal rubbish bin which reduces landfill.

So, there you have it – a brief breakdown on the benefits of LED lights.

Thinking about changing to LED lights? The estimated cost for replacing and existing light with an LED downlight would be approximately $40 + GST per light.

For a personalised quote, get in touch with the knowledgeable team at Fully Wired on 1300 385 599. Our nine years of experience working with Body Corporates will mean you’re in safe and reliable hands.