There are so many LED lighting systems available it is important that you choose the right one for your house. Indoor or outdoor LED lighting will enhance your living environment and add value to your property. LED lighting is fast becoming the market choice more commonly used in aesthetic, effect or specialty lighting including architecture highlighting. Most traffic lights and exit signs for example now use red, green, and amber LEDs. High efficiency and durability and with superior life over other lamp options their required maintenance is greatly reduced. Watts Up is keeping up with the trend and we will be happy to assist in anyway in design advice, placement advice, cost efficiency and installation.
What is LED lighting?
LED – Light Emitting Diode is a solid-state semiconductor device that converts electrical energy directly into light. There are no moving parts, no gas and no filaments to heat up. A LED semiconductor comprises two regions, one is a positively charged region (P region) and the other is a negatively charged region (N region) When a current is passed between these two regions it causes the electrons to move to the opposite region. It is this movement that creates and releases energy, this energy is called a Photon and is visible to the human eye, thus we have a Light Emitting Diode.
LED lighting supports sustainable design in several ways. It uses less energy than most other types of lamp, lasts longer (which means less frequent replacement and therefore reduced waste), is mercury-free, and can be housed in special luminaires designed for easier disassembly and recycling.
Watts Up keeps abreast of changing regulations
All new down light installations in New Zealand after May 10 2012, are required to be upgraded to a new down light standard, so that thermal insulation can safely be abutted to a down light.
This why the law changed
* EECA, “Warm Up New Zealand” had a campaign which promoted greater levels of house insulation which were generally 200mm thick.
* Initially inexperienced Insulation Installation contractors were involved.
* Unregulated insulation products with low ignition levels are universally available. 90 degrees C is regarded internationally to be the minimum ignition temperature for materials allowable for use in construction. It is based on the performance of cellulose based materials, such as timber after being subjected to long periods of long dry warm ambient conditions.
If you think your down lights are unsafe, call us and we will happily check them for you.
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