Well what a fantastic time we had at this year’s Gold Coast Home Show and Lifestyle Expo. It was great to see the Gold Coast Convention Centre filled to the brim with local businesses showcasing the best of their products and services.
It was our first time to hold a stand at this event, and we received the most overwhelming response possible. Mandy and I both went home with sore feet and a sore throat on Sunday afternoon but we will certainly be back again next year.
The theme for us this year was focusing on the hot topic of the year – energy efficiency – so on display, we had a full range of LED lighting products, an 8 star energy efficient pool pump, and a solar panel and inverter. These products are what can have the biggest impact on your electricity bill in terms of savings, so it was great to be able to talk to everyone about the benefits of this new technology and for everyone to see the products for themselves (our interactive LED lighting display board was a huge hit!).
One thing that was clear to me by the end of the weekend was just how confusing the world of LED lighting can be. Many people had questions about how to make the switch, which lights they should use, what colour they should choose and how much it all costs. So in the coming weeks I will be putting together an article on LED lighting 101 which will hopefully answer some of your questions and give you a starting point on how to make the change. In the meantime here are some quick facts that may interest you:
• The average life expectancy of an LED globe in a domestic environment is over 10 years
• LED’s produce about 75% less heat than Halogens and are therefore much safer to use
• They switch on and provide full strength light instantly
• They save you money…lots of money!
If you are interested in learning more about LED lighting, I highly recommend that you contact our office and arrange for me to come out and do an in-home (or business) consultation. There is no charge for this service, and absolutely no obligation, and it is the best way for me to answer any of your queries and provide you with a fixed price quotation specific to your needs. I’ll also be able to show you your predicted power bill savings and return on your investment.
Also, a big congratulations Scott Berechree from Gloss Work who was the winner of our $500 LED lighting prize draw. Scott will now have the chance to see first-hand just how much energy efficient lighting can save him on his power bill!
Hmmm, if only I had Scott’s future savings. I know what I would buy…
Dan the Sparky Man
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