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LED downlights installation

  • Increased energy-efficiency
  • Longer life bulbs
  • Seamless appearance
  • Greater light output
  • Professional installation
Brighten up your home

LED downlights Sydney

Brighten your home up with powerful and efficient LED lighting

Few things have such a big impact on how your home feels than lighting.

Good lighting can make even small rooms feel welcoming and larger than they are; at the same time, bad lighting can result in large open rooms feeling oppressive and cold.

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Why choose LED lighting for your home?

Energy efficiency

In the peak of their popularity since their commercialisation in the late 1950s, Halogen commonly used a 50w bulb per downlight.

As such, a house with 40 halogen downlights, being used for 4 hours per day at $0.28 per KwH will cost $1022.00 per year (not including the cost of bulbs, transformers, lampholders and electricians).

That’s a lot of power, as well as a lot of money leaving your wallet. Switching to 10w LED downlights will see that $1022.00 reduced to just $204.40 – a huge saving of $817.60 per annum.


Not only do LEDs offer a huge saving on the electricity bill, but most LED downlights have a warranty of 3-7 years (depending on brand) and a life expectancy that’s much longer (think 10-20 years).

You won’t change a bulb, transformer or lamp holder for a very long time, saving you the cost of replacement bulbs.

An LED bulb can last 5 times longer than an equivalent halogen bulb, meaning you won’t need to replace your lighting anywhere near as often – something that can save you a considerable amount of money over the years.


You would think that being more energy-efficient would reduce LED lights’ output – and you’d be wrong. In addition to using less power, these lights are also just as, if not brighter than, halogens. Additionally, LEDs are designed in a way which spreads light more evenly throughout a room. Halogens typically had a beam angle of 60 degrees where LEDs have a wider angle of around 100 degrees.

When it comes to lightbulbs, any heat generated is “wasted” energy.

Thanks to their design, LED lights convert more electricity into light, with only minimal energy being lost as heat, making LED bulbs can be much brighter than an equivalent halogen light.

Keep ahead of legal changes

It isn’t just homeowners who are increasingly realising the benefits of LED lights over halogens – regulatory bodies around the world are also starting to pay attention.

The sale of halogens has already been phased out in the EU, with Australia following suit. It’s predicted that the phase-out of halogens down under will be completed by the end of 2021.

While homes with existing LED lights will not be penalised, new projects will be required to use LED lights exclusively.

Plateau Electrical will help you see the light

Whether it’s replacing halogens with LED downlights or any other electrical work, Plateau offers a higher level of service

That isn’t just us trying to puff ourselves up – it’s a demonstrable fact! Our electricians in Sydney are certified Level 2 electricians, certified to tackle bigger, tougher and much more complicated electrical jobs than your typical sparkie.

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LED downlight replacement

Invented in the 1880s, halogen downlights experienced a huge surge in popularity around the 1990s, appearing in homes all over Sydney – so why are we so eager for you to get them replaced?

Simple: better types of lighting have come along since then!

Compared to the older style surface mount light fittings they replaced, halogens were sleeker, brighter and more aesthetically pleasing.

When installed correctly, halogen lights provided homes throughout Sydney with a modern, designer feel.

Technology marches on however, and unfortunately, even with all the benefits they provided, there were numerous downsides to the trusty old halogen downlight:

  • Heat – halogen downlights operate between 300-500ºC, which can have a significant impact on the heating/cooling of a home
  • Energy usage – when it comes to lighting, heat is “wasted” energy… and halogens generate a lot of heat!
  • Lifespan – 2000 hours might seem like a lot, but in reality, it translates to only around 2 years (and for businesses that have higher demands or are powered 24/7, it can be as little as 6 months)

In addition to affecting your cooling bill, the heat generated by halogens can become a serious fire risk when not installed properly – especially where insulation is placed directly over downlights without adequate insulation or distance.

Our Level 2 electricians have lost count of how many times we have pulled down a downlight only to find charred insulation, timber supports or burnt cabling. In fact, it has been estimated that halogen downlights account for 1 in 5 roof fires!

An LED upgrade in your home or business is a surefire way to help reduce electricity bills and make your home safer at the same time.

We have an extensive knowledge of LED downlights and carry a huge range in all of our service vehicles, allowing us to upgrade your downlights at a moment’s notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of LED Lights?

An LED upgrade in your home or business is a surefire way to help reduce electricity bills and make your home safer. The team at Plateau have extensive knowledge of LED downlights and carry a huge range in all of our service vehicles, allowing us to upgrade your downlights at a moments notice.

Are halogen downlights safe?

Halogen downlights operate between 300-500 degrees celsius which can have a significant impact on the heating/cooling of a home. 30-40 uncovered downlights operating at over 300 degrees can become a serious fire risk in addition to being better for the environment with reduced CO2 emissions. An LED upgrade in your will make your home safer against the danger of fire.

How much does it cost to replace halogen downlights with LED lights?

Plateau Electrical provides quality electrical services and are committed to providing clients with excellent workmanship that comes bundled with a lifetime guarantee. The replacement of halogen downlights for LED lights starts from as little as $20 per downlight – however, the final price will vary according to how many downlights require replacement in totality. Please contact the licensed team of electricians to get a free quote on you LED downlight installation.

Why makes LED lights more efficient?

LED lights are more efficient than their predecessors because they produce the same amount of light using much less energy. Their generation of heat during this process practically remains at zero, which also subsequently helps when it comes to saving energy. LEDs last longer, typically four times more than fluorescent and twenty five times more longevity than incandescent lights. This means you will reap the benefits of the savings on your energy in addition to reduced maintenance costs over time.

Why choose Plateau Electrical?

There are countless electricians that can install LED lighting in the Northern Beaches – what makes us stand out?

Halogen downlights were very popular over the last few decades. But now, something better has come along.

It’s time to get with the times and upgrade to LEDs to make your home brighter, safer, and more efficient.

And just as important is choosing a higher level of electrician to do the job for you.

Plateau Electrical has helped homes throughout the North Shore and Northern Beaches (including homes in Manly, Frenchs Forest, Mosman and beyond) replace their halogens with more efficient LED lighting.

As Level 2 electricians, we bring a unique level of skill and training that many other domestic electricians in the Northern Beaches and North Shore can’t offer.

Our bread-and-butter is on residential electrical installations and repairs.

These are the types of jobs that require considerable experience, workmanship, and skill.

Moreover, it also means that we are more than capable of tackling your upcoming domestic electrical requirements safely and effectively.

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