The LEDs have finally been installed! Well, most of them anyway.
It’s made a fantastic difference
in the downstairs lounge room and study where the fittings were so old the globes kept blowing and the rooms have been in semi-dark for the past few years. With new downlights and globes it’s like daylight in there now, which is amazing. Though it also means we can see all the crappy paintwork and other things that need maintenance and fixing, and we also have about a dozen large holes in the ceiling to patch and paint.
It cost us a bit more than we thought as some of our fittings and wiring were very old and needed replacing completely. However, if you have a lot of halogen downlights, there is a government-subsidised scheme that will replace halogen downlights for free. Unfortunately we only had two of those, so couldn’t take advantage of it.
After the electrician left, I realised there were a few lights we’d missed, mainly outside. Most of them just need LED globes so I can do that myself, but there are some fittings in the upstairs bathroom that are a bit old and weird and there don’t seem to be any LEDs available to fit them. I guess we’ll have to replace them too.