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Are all light fixtures dimmable?

The vast majority of light fixtures are able to work with standard dimmer switches but not all have this functionality. Dimmed light bulbs are ...

Are there different light bulb types?

It's a situation that you've had many times before - you need to replace a light bulb and you head to your local hardware store or supermarket for ...

Are you aware of the new smoke alarm legislation in QLD?

Find out what the smoke alarm updates mean for you & your household As of the 1st of January, 2017, new legislation for smoke alarms has come ...

Can an Electrician or Data Cabler install a security system?

What is a Security Provider? In order to install cabling and equipment for an electronic security system including CCTV, the installer must hav...

How do electrical switchboards work?

Power sent from your electrical service provider is first sent through your electrical switchboard where it is then distributed and redirected thro...

How does an electrical circuit work?

For an electrical circuit to work it must be a complete circuit which allows the electricity to flow in and out continuously. In most cases turning...

Is it ok to only have a fuse box?

If your home only has a fuse box we strongly recommend asking your local electrician to upgrade it to a modern switchboard to ensure the electrical...

Should you invest in smart lights?

Smart lights aren't an entirely new concept but have considerably grown in popularity as the reliance on technology increases. But, are they re...

What are integrated LED light fixtures?

In short, an integrated LED light fixture is a light fixture that has a permanent LED light attached to it. Old style light fixtures allow you ...

What does an electrician do?

What does an electrician do on the job? Electricians are tradespeople who install and maintain a wide variety of electrical systems and applian...

What is lumen?

The topic of lighting may not be something you think about (or talk about) on a daily basis (unless you are completing renovations, and then it...

What is the difference between electrical contractor and electrician?

Electrical contractor vs electrician There is a common misconception that an electrician and an electrical contractor are the same thing. Basic...

When should you call an electrician?

Don’t wait for an emergency! Here’s when to call an electrician Power plays such a significant role in our lives; it’s easily taken for granted. In...

Where is my switchboard?

Knowing where the switchboard is located can be really helpful during situations like power outs or safety switch tripping. Often problems like...

Where should you have smoke alarms?

Ensure your home is as safe from fire as possible A properly functioning smoke alarm system is key to ensuring safety in your household. Make sure ...


Maintenance

Can circuit breakers wear out?

Circuit breakers can wear out over time and will need to be replaced although this isn’t a regular or common issue. Most people will blame thei...

How to tell electrical wires apart?

Can we start by saying that in Australia it is illegal to carry out any work on the electrical systems in your home unless you are a licensed elect...

What should you do if your safety switch keeps tripping?

A safety switch may not be the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning, but they are a super important part of your home an...


Miscellaneous

Circuit Breaker vs Safety Switch

When it comes to the electrical wiring in your home, the safety of you and your family is the most important thing.This is why devices such as safe...


Repair

Can electrician fix a phone line?

Traditional, old-style phone lines are becoming a thing of the past as many homes move to modern internet systems like VoIP (Voice over Internet Pr...

What causes wire arcs?

Electrical arcing typically happens over time due to switches or electrical components wearing down. An arc can occur between the contacts within a...


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Get a Haegar Switchboard Upgrade for your home

From $500 Fully Installed*

  • Multiple Safety Switches
  • Safety Switch Test
  • Upgraded Fuses
  • New Circuit Breakers
  • 3 Year Parts and Labour warranty
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Switchboard Upgrades

Get a Micron Security Camera System for your home

From $2385 Fully Installed*

  • Micron 4 Channel Recorder (1TB)
  • 4 Micron IP IR Dome Cameras
  • 22 inch Monitor
  • 1 x Uninterrupted Power Supply
  • 1 x Power Supply
  • Cables and Fittings (standard install)
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Security Camera System

Get a Brooks Smoke Alarm for your home

From $150 Fully Installed*

  • Hardwired
  • Battery Replacement
  • Legislation Compliant
  • Alarm Testing
  • 3 Year Parts and Labour warranty
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Smoke Alarms

Get a Bosch Solution 6000 Security Alarm System for your home

From $1350 Fully Installed*

  • Bosch Solution 6000 Alarm Box
  • 1 x Bosch LCD Keypad
  • 3 x Bosch hardwired Quad PIR Detectors
  • 1 x Internal and External Sirens
  • 1 x 12v 7amp/hr Battery Backup
  • 3 Year Parts and Labour warranty
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Security Alarm System

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