What are halogen bulbs?

These are bulbs that can be fitted with the ceiling to provide a worm and direct source of light. However, the technology used to make LEDs is complex rendering them very expensive to maintain. Fortunately, the technology that is used to make the Light Emitting Diode (LED) has been modified to such extent that they can be substituted for halogen bulbs.LED bulbs are very dimmable and offer enough choice to customers as far as the color temperature is concerned. In addition, they are specially made to fit into lamp fittings of halogen bulbs.

LED lights close up

This is what a LED light looks like close up

Why shift to using LED bulbs?

DCN Electrical is concerned about your electricity at home and would therefore require your attention. A team of professional electrician recommends that you shift from using halogen bulbs to LED bulbs by giving you comprehensive reasons.


If you replace a 50 Watt halogen bulb with a 6W LED bulb you can save up to $60 per year.

To reduce the effect of heat load

Research shows that 75% of used electricity in halogen bulbs ends up as heat. This can strain the air-conditioner since a considerable load is placed on it.

Increased lifespan

The lifespan of halogen bulb is believed to be between 1400 to 3100 hours as compared to that of LED lamp which can hit record mark of 45000 hours.

Do you need to consider suitability before shifting to LED bulbs?

Yes. Although halogen bulbs have greater ability to illuminate a surface; they cannot be the best to illuminate your whole room. The reason behind this is based on the fact that they provide limited pool of light .Consequently; you will require large number of bulbs to light your room effectively.


Important information you need about the LED bulb


If you require dimming, you will need to specify dimmable LEDs .Or else you seek the services of a professional electrician to remove the dimmers. The normal LEDs may end up producing a pulsating light if dimmers are not disconnected.

Amount of watts

Watts is the only measure you can use to determine the levels of light. Therefore, the unit watt is used to determine efficiency of different products in this category. Mostly, home owners in Sydney use ‘6:1 halogen to LED Wattage’ which may not be suitable for your business.

The field of electrical engineering dictates that we use light meters in measuring the levels of light in workplace to ensure that some set levels are reached when retrofitting with LEDs.

Voltage capacity of LED bulbs

The most common LEDs in the market are low voltage ones with a voltage capacity of 12V.In this kind of bulbs, you will note that power is supplied through a transformer or an electronic power supply .However, another breed which can handle a voltage of up to 249 Volts (GU10) is slowly finding itself in the market.

The color of LED

These kinds of bulbs are manufactured and released into the market in different colors. It is therefore your responsibility to the required color temperature that suits your business. For example, for a normal business a shade of white light is perfect.

LED angle

This is an equally important point to know because it determi8nes the width of the cone of light as well as the pool’s size.