Having the right lighting in your home can help improve its ambience and aesthetic appeal, while also making it more secure.
Whether you’re looking to upgrade the lights in your house, save on energy costs or install new lighting for an extension, APN Electrical Corp can provide the expert assistance you need. Our electricians are highly trained in all aspects of home lighting design and installation, and always ensure that any fittings are carried out in accordance with the relevant safety regulations.
We are also available 24/7 for electrical emergencies, which means we can rapidly address any hazards that may occur as a result of a blown light bulb. Alternatively, we can arrange to replace a bulb or add a new light fitting at a time of your convenience, should you not require urgent assistance. All work will be completed safely and with minimal disruption to your home.
Choosing the right type of bulb is a crucial part of upgrading or installing new lights in your home. There are three types of light bulb available on the market today: halogen, CFL and LED.
Halogen bulbs are the cheapest light bulbs on the market, and the closest you can get to incandescent bulbs, which were recently phased out in favour of more energy-efficient products. This type of light bulb can typically last for around 2,000 hours – roughly two years, based on an average usage of three hours per day.
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
CFLs can typically last up to 10,000 hours – five times longer than a halogen bulb – and consume 80% less energy than a traditional incandescent bulb. They can be used in the same way as halogens and don’t tend to require a different fitting. CFLs are widely available in a variety of temperatures, sizes and colours.
LED lights are the most energy-efficient option for homeowners, boasting an average lifespan of 25,000 hours (25 years) and consuming 50-90% less energy than all other types of light bulb. A single LED bulb is more expensive to buy than a CFL or halogen bulb, but its increased energy efficiency and lifespan means it will save you more money over time.
At APN Electrical Corp, we have the necessary expertise to install or replace lights in any part of your home – from the kitchen to the garden – while advising on the best solutions for your unique requirements and budget. All of our lighting services come with a fixed price, so you’ll know precisely what you’re paying upfront, and we never charge customers for callouts, surveys or advice.