Is it difficult to replace downlights? How do I do it myself?
The downlight globe is easily replaced with an LED type. Usually they have pins and just pull out but sometimes they are a twist bayonet fitting. If you need to install new downlight fittings, holes have to be drilled in your ceiling to house them, ...
I have downlights, should I replace them LEDs?
If you have halogen downlights, it’s best to remove both the transformer and the globe and replace them with an integrated downlight. A qualified electrician will do this for you.
Can I install it myself or with installer?
You can usually install the globe yourself but you should consult your electrician for safety protocols around installing any type of lighting based on your unique circumstances. You should not be doing anything that involves 240 volt power.
Where to dispose of old lights?
The best way to dispose of the light globes depends upon their type. Fluorescent tubes, compact fluoros (CFLs), HIDs and metal halides all contain mercury and need to be recycled through council, commercial or community programs that safely separate ...
Can I cover with insulation?
NO. To prevent future overheating and house fires, insulation must be installed with 200mm diameter of space around halogen light fittings. The LED must be IC-4 rated. This requires the expertise of a professional.
Do I need to remove a transformer?
It’s best to remove both the transformer and the globe and replace them with an integrated downlight or an LED light plus LED transformer.