Home Automation Electrician


LED Lights SAVE Energy:

  • Heating – Energy by preventing valuable heat escaping from your room. As we all know the heat in your living room rises to the ceiling and a considerable amount of the heat simply vanishes through your down-lights. Your traditional halogen or Incandescent down-lights must be well ventilated and not covered by insulation. Your Electrician must comply with New Zealand law and Safety Regulations when installing your down-lights. Halogen and Incandescent (light bulb) Down-lights must not to be covered by insulation and there must be specific measurements of clearance from combustible materials (such as timber) from the sides and top of the down-light. These regulations are for your safety as they prevent house fires.
  • Lighting – Energy LED Lights produce light from 90% of the power supplied to the LED light and only waste minimal energy in heat. Your existing Halogen or Incandescent Down-Lights waste 90% of the power supplied in heat and only produce light from the remaining 10%.

Down-lights and Insulation brochure.pdf

Additional Energy savings can be achieved by using your iPhone, Android or iPad to control the lighting in your house.

There are a number of home automation systems to choose from that will enable you to control the lighting throughout your home. Dimming your lights saves a considerable amount of power and can also create a relaxing and comfortable ambiance.

The Home Automation systems also enable you to control other equipment throughout the house including your Television, Audio System, Heat Pump, Irrigation, Alarm, Cameras…

You may view your CCTV cameras and control your house on your iPhone/Android or iPad from anywhere in the world that you have Wifi or 3G access.

The iPhone or Android application for controlling your house can be downloaded for free from some of the Home Automation companies.

Save money by installing Energy Efficient LED lights in your home or Business

The latest (IC Rated) LED down-light fittings can be safely covered by insulation preventing the flow of heat escaping from your room through your halogen down-light fittings. Prior to the introduction of the LED down-lights it was illegal to cover down-lights with insulation, as this presented a significant fire risk.
The long life of LED down-lights saves the inconvenience and cost of replacing halogen lamps. This is especially significant if you have down-lights that are in a high ceiling, or if you have a large number of down-lights where there is always one lamp that will reach the end of its life. Halogen lamps have a life of about 3 years if on for 40 hours per week. Quality LED lamps have a life of 10+ years if on for 40 hours per week.
Reference: Philips Lumec LED

 Total Support LED Power Saving Calculator

LED Lighting Power Saving Calculator Download Page

Contact “Total Support” to start saving money on your lighting and heating costs.

For additional savings and improved levels of comfort we can install Home Automation Systems for controlling your lighting levels. There are also options that will enable you to use your iPhone as a remote control for your lighting.

“Total Support” provides the best solution from various suppliers.

Wikipedia article on CFL issues and limitations
CFL lighting information.

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Efficient and cost-effective Lighting Solutions


Philips LED motion sensor incorporates the latest in lighting technology with practical and user friendly features, including adjustable beam angles and sensor timer.

Designed as a total fit and forget solution, the EH3I3L LED motion and daylight sensor is the complete package with low energy usage and extra long life.

Product Features

  • Low 2 x 7.5 watt adjustable beam angles
  • Bright 5000k colour temperature
  • Up to 30,000 hours lifetime
  • IP44 rated for outdoor use
  • Powerful 1000 lumens light output

The older Philips sensor “PAR Flood lights” were extremely reliable sensor lights. They were quite costly to run with 2 x PAR Flood lamps. The lamps had a limited life due to the hot lamps being exposure to the weather. They were also easily removed by burglars wanting to disable the security light.

The “EH3I3L LED sensor light” provides the Philips reliability with excellent low cost – high output lighting. The “5000k colour temperature” is a very white light.

1000 Lumens output at “5000k colour temperature” provides a bright white light that is easily adjusted to illuminate the area. The lamps are an integral part of the fitting.

30,000 hours lifetime. 60 minutes per day = 83 years.

LED lights are ideal for outdoor lighting. The white light is the most suitable light for security lighting and the low temperature LED optics are able to be totally enclosed and sealed against the weather.

The Philips “fit and forget EH3I3L LED sensor light” can replace old sensor lights (draws less current) and can be installed where it can not be reached by burglars.

The Motion & Daylight sensor has a 12 metre range over 110 Degrees. Plus a 3 metre range at 180 Degrees.