Light Fitting, Installation and Repairs in Wimbledon
Engineers at Affordable Electrics and Repairs ltd are experienced Part P approved electricians able to carry out light fitting, installation and repairs to your lighting systems. We cover Wimbledon and many surrounding areas and are available 24 hours a day. Our engineeers can install a variety of lighting designs from garden lights to spot lights in your home. In addition, we support and encourage green initiatives such as LED lighting and repairing lights instead of disposing of lights that can be repaired. By doing this you would be contributing to the reduction of landfill waste which would improve our ozone layer in the years to come.
LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes)
Across Europe, all countries are moving towards LED lighting in all areas from horticultural premises to domestic and commercial environments. For comparison, in 2011 82% use was of halogen lighting with 18% LED usage. In 2015 there was 50% use of halogen lighting and 50% use of LED and this trend continues to increase.
The benefits of LED lighting include savings of energy use of 85% or even more, depending on the wattage of the lights, reduction of heat emission (due to being a less concentrated source of heat) and subsequent burning, as well as increased life of the lamp itself by up to 10,000 hours. However, being relatively new in comparison to halogen, LED lights do not dim as well. This is set to change within the next five years due to the fast technology development in this area.
LED Technology is moving away from just providing lighting towards sustainable use of resources ( Phillips (2011) 10W replacing 60W, saving energy enough to light 17.4 million households). For example, one of the benefits of LED lighting includes the reduction in CO2 emissions in horticultural systems supllying fast growing crops.
Halogen lighting is outlawed by the EU on 1st September 2018 unless used for a specific purpose and are rapidly being phased out by all reputable wholesalers and DIY shops. The reason for this direction is to improve the energy efficiency of lamps without increasing the carbon emissions across the European countries. Altough traditional incandescent lamps serve their purpose they are now being superseded by the LED lamps. Therefore, we would always strongly encourage our customers and the general public to pay that little bit extra to help the Ozone layer as well as to save on electricity bills.
Halogen lights should be replaced with LED lights as they produce a lot more heat, cost more to run and can create burning.
Track Lighting has some benefits. Lights can be moved around, up and down the track, the number of them can be increased or decreased, which is a great benefit to a large room. The downside is, if the contacts go on the lighting track, then the whole track would need to be replaced. This might mean that some decorating/making good may be needed.
Outside lighting and Power
It is important to have a separate circuit for outside power. All too often we get called to a property because either the lighting is not working or the power sockets are not working inside the home. After a moment in time we find that the outside lights and sockets are connected to the inside circuits. This is not good, because what happens outside, affects inside. Inside and outside circuits should be kept separate because outside circuits have many weather conditions that affect the electrics and, more importantly, the insulation of outside should be installed correctly by an experienced electrician.
60 Windsor Ave
We accept most major credit and debit cards. We no longer accept cheque as cheque guarantee card is no longer valid.
Payment must be made in full on the day, unless agreed with us before work commences.
Areas We Serve in South West London & Surrey
Raynes Park, Wimbledon, Surbiton, Kingston, New Malden, Clapham, Esher, Epsom, Ewell, Merton, Mitcham, Morden, Sutton, Molesey, Worcester Park, Chessington, Ashtead, Banstead, Claygate and Cobham.