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LED Technology Reaches New Heights

19 March 2014 11:40:43 AM EST

LED Technology reaches new heights

The new Lucci LEDlux Tone Mini downlights are changing the face of LED technology. These 450 lumen directional down lights use innovative Mid Powered LED chips. The LED chip is a Philips brand ‘Lumileds’, which are created by a configuration of 6 LED chips enveloped by a single lens. This state-of-the-art technology produces an incredible 95-degree flood of light.

The LEDlux Tone Mini also features an ‘all in one body’, complete with plug and lead and a 72mm cut out.

These newly released energy-efficient, non-dimmable downlights are ideal replacements for traditional halogens, and are easy to install in virtually every room or space.

With a 5-year warranty, Lucci LEDlux Tone Mini downlights are available in white or brushed chrome.


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Ceiling fans – an energy efficient solution

4 December 2013 3:26:24 PM EST

Ceiling fans - an energy efficient solution

 

Altitude Eco Outdoor Fan

 

With summer just around the corner, staying cool during weeks of hot days and sticky nights can be shockingly expensive. The answer is an energy efficient ceiling fan – today’s must-have accessory for energy efficient homes.

 

Consider the facts and figures; most ceiling fans only use the same amount of power as a 60 watt light bulb, which costs around 3¢ to run^. Your air conditioner however, uses around 2000+ watts to run, which can cost around $1.00* to run per/hour – and that’s just on an average day.

 

But by using a ceiling fan together with your air conditioner, you can reduce your air conditioning bill by up to 40%^. Or use the ceiling fan by itself and cut your cooling costs by up to a whopping 90%!

 

Not only are ceiling fans one of the most effective ways to save money and keep cool, they’re also a stylish addition to any room. Today’s new look ceiling fans are available in a variety of designs and colours, with or without lights. There’s a style and size to suit every room – even undercover outdoor entertaining areas. To find out how to choose the perfect fan click here.

 

Or check out some of our latest fan videos below to see how a ceiling fan can make your summer bright ‘n breezy. 

Airfusion Climate Ceiling Fan

Airfusion Climate DC Fan

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Airfusion Eco Outdoor Fan

Altitude Eco Outdoor Fan

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Airfusion Climate II

Airfusion Climate II DC Fan 

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Futura Eco Big Fan With Light

Futura Eco Big Fan with Light

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Fanaway Evo 2

Fanaway Evo 2 Endure Fan

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Artemis Ceiling Fan

Artemis Fan in Dark Koa

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Revolution ceiling fan

Revolution Fan

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Airfusion Command

Airfusion Command II Fan

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Futura Eco Fan with Light

Futura Eco Fan with Light

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Concept II Ceiling Fan

Concept II Fan in White

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^The calculations of costs and savings are approximates only and may vary according to use and size of fan.

*The savings listed are based on a number of assumptions and will vary depending on the type of air conditioner unit, the electricity tariff, its use and the environment it’s in.  

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How to beat bill shock

9 September 2013 1:01:12 PM EST

How to beat bill shock

 

With electricity and gas costs continuing to rise, it’s no surprise most of us are suffering from bill shock. It’s that dreaded moment when you open your power bill and realise just how much energy costs are impacting your household budget.

 

That’s why we’re always on the lookout for the most advanced energy-efficient solutions available. As LED lighting specialists, we recommend the replacing of halogen downlights with LEDs - 85% more efficient and lasting up to 30,000 hours, they’ll save you a lot of money in the long run. One of our in-store lighting specialists can advise you on the most practical and affordable LED lighting solutions.

 

LED downlights

 

We’re also home to Australia’s biggest range of energy efficient ceiling fans. Nowadays, ceiling fans are a must for every home and there’s a style to suit every room – even alfresco areas. Most ceiling fans are equipped with a reverse function, so you save money through winter and summer. In fact, ceiling fans can cut your cooling costs by up to 90% when compared to air conditioning.

 

Ceiling fan

 

And if you want to dramatically reduce bill shock, talk to Beacon Solar about making the switch to solar. We can tailor a solar power system to suit your needs, with a range of superior solar panels and invertors. We also specialise in off-grid and battery back-up solar systems. To learn more visit the Beacon Solar website today for more information.

 

 Beacon Solar

From energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling solutions and solar panels, Beacon Lighting has everything you need to help you beat the dreaded bill shock.

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Get with the global revolution

7 August 2013 2:45:51 PM EST

Get with the Global Revolution

We’re big on energy saving here, which is why we’re excited that more and more people are getting on board with LED lighting. 10 years ago, halogens were all the rage, followed by compact fluorescent lamps. But now LED’s, the most energy efficient light source on the planet, are taking the world by storm.

 

Not surprising when you consider they’re a whopping 90% more efficient than old incandescent globes, and 85% more efficient than halogens.

 

Even better, they run for about 30,000 hours – that’s 15-20 years- without changing a globe!

 

Because LED’s are more expensive than other globes, a lot of people are making the switch one room at a time.

 

So how do know which globe is right for you? Get advice from the experts here

 

House and Garden-August 2013

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How to get involved in Earth Hour

13 March 2013 4:29:54 PM EST

How to get involved in Earth Hour

 

Earth Hour 2013 is drawing near and on Saturday March 23 at 8:30pm-9:30pm, the world will unite to protect our precious planet. Across the globe, Earth Hour’s “I Will If You Will” campaign on YouTube has attracted 4 million participants and has already received more than 200,000 commitments from individuals, businesses, organisations and governments, all taking action and making changes that will endure well past the hour to help our Earth.

 

 

Here in Australia we have one of the world’s largest ecological footprints and over half of our footprint is due solely to greenhouse gas emissions. Did you know that the average household emits around 14 tonnes of greenhouse gasses each year? If we each do our part to make small changes to the way we use energy, it all adds up and we can work together to rescue the fragile state of our planet.

 

The first steps to get on the right path to saving energy are as simple as switching off unused lights and switching off appliances that are just on standby.  A great way to have a bigger impact on your energy usage is to switch your lighting over to LED technology. LED lights are super energy efficient and use around 85% less energy than halogen or incandescent lighting, not to mention having a significantly longer lifespan than other types of lighting.

 

Using a ceiling fan is another way to save energy. If you use a fan in conjunction with your air conditioner you can actually save up to 40% on your power bills as it provides better circulation and distributes the cool air much more efficiently. Most ceiling fans are reversible which means they can be changed to a ‘winter mode’ to push warm up from your heater up against the ceiling and back down the walls which can reduce heating costs by up to 10%.  

 

If you’re really serious about saving energy and helping our planet, you might consider Beacon Solar. Solar electricity is a renewable resource which won’t run out. Visit beaconsolar.com.au to get an instant estimate on a solar power system that suits your household’s needs.

 

It’s easy to get involved and participate in Earth Hour. Take it as a starting point and you’ll be looking for ways to save energy all year round!

 

Earth Hour 

 

Check your ecological footprint here

Check your ecological footprint here

 

Fun stuff for the kids

Some fun things to get the kids interested in Earth Hour

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How your appliances can save you money

5 July 2012 4:51:07 PM EST

Now that the carbon tax is a reality, we’re soon going to see its knock-on effect in the form of increased energy bills. That’s got a lot of us pretty nervous, and rightfully so.

 

We’ve been championing energy-saving solutions for some years though our sponsorship of the 10% Challenge, so we were delighted to see Channel 9’s Today Show get behind the cause.

 

Click to watch the clip and see John Dee, the energy-saving guru, bring to light just how easily families can cut their power bills by switching to energy efficient lighting and appliances.

Beacon Lighting on the Today show

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With lighting accounting for 25% of your total power bills, replacing your halogen downlights with LED’s could cut a whopping 80% off your lighting power costs. LED’s really are an energy-savers best friend. And with a huge range, from dimmable LED’s to versatile ribbon lighting to exteriors, you can make every room in your house more energy efficient with the flick of a switch.

 

Check out the 'All about LED' section on our website for more information about getting started with LED.

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New York loves LED

21 June 2012 4:43:56 PM EST

New York loves LED lights

NYC art print from Urban Outfitters x Society 6 print shop

 

Q: What happens when you trial LED street lights in 12 of the world's largest cities?

 

A: Proof that LED street lighting can create energy savings of up to 85%.

 

LightSavers conducted an independant global trial for two-and-a-half years across 12 cities, including New York, London and Sydney.

 

The findings highlight the key benefits of LED, including:

 

- The lifespan of LED lighting trialed ranged from 50,000-100,000 hours. LEDs need replacing far less often, improving their environmental credentials as well as brining a greater return on investment

 

- LED was more durable, requiring minimal repairs

 

Surveys in Kolkata, London, Sydney and Toronto showed that LED lights proved popular with residents, due to a greater sense of security and visibility.

 

There are now calls for governments to develop an international low carbon lighting standard, bringing energy efficient outdoor lighting to city streets all over the world.

 

In the United States alone, a 40% reduction in the energy used by lighting would save $US53 billion per year.

 

Read more over at the Electrical Connection website.

 

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Join us for Earth Hour - 31st March, 8.30pm

9 March 2012 4:08:42 PM EST

 

On Saturday 31st March at 8.30pm, join millions across the globe in turning your lights off to symbolise your commitment to protecting the planet.

 

A World Wildlife Fund (WWF) initiative, Earth Hour sends a message about the collective power of individuals, businesses and governments to effect change. Since its beginnings in our very own Sydney, Earth Hour has grown to include over 5000 cities across 135 countries.

 

It will be 'lights out' at all Beacon Lighting stores across Australia on Saturday night, and we encourage you to turn your lights off too and join the movement. 

 

Fun stuff!

Check out this Earth Hour Australia video:

 

 

See how many planets it takes to support your lifestyle with the WWF's Footprint Calculator.

 

There's also a number of great games for kids at the official Earth Hour site, including an app to help you practice turning out the lights - something most of us are guilty of forgetting to do in our homes!

 

Go beyond the hour

Earth Hour is a great symbol, but it's important to keep up your committment!

Try some of our top ten energy and money saving ideas, and look at switching some of the lights in your home to LED lights - find out all about LED here.

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This year I will...

3 January 2012 11:34:30 AM EST

New Year's resolutions don't have to be made to be broken!

 

Make this your new year's resolution - "This year I will save money off my power bills by switching to energy saving lighting" - and follow our tips on how to achieve it.

House & Garden - Beacon Lighting energy saving lighting tips

Beacon Lighting as featured in Australian House & Garden February 2012 issue. Click image to see it full size.

 

Lighting TIPS:

 

1. Replace incandescent bulbs with CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) or LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), especially in areas where lights are on for long periods. The initial outlay for CFLs and LEDs is higher, but they cost far less to run, using just 10-20% of the electricity consumed by a standard incandescent globe.

 

2. Use the lowest wattage bulb required to meet the room's lighting needs (don't over-light the room).

 

3. Use table or floor lamps fitted with CFLs for task lighting so you don't light unoccupied parts of the room.

 

This is one New Year's resolution you can have out the way by February!

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Our top ten energy & money saving ideas

19 September 2011 9:26:41 PM EST

We’ve found 10 of the best household tips from 10percentchallenge.com.au to save you stacks of cash at home. Take the challenge to reduce your energy use by 10%.

 

1. Be appliance savvy. Buy the most efficient energy-rated appliances and you could save over $4,000 in electricity and water over the 10 years.

 

2. Get turned off.  Switch off all your appliances at the plug when you’re not using them.

 

3. Stop drowning in bills. Use a water saving showerhead and save an extra $100 annually. Take 4-minute showers. Install a solar hot water system and reduce your water heating bills by well over 50%.

 

4. Shop around. Visit government price comparison websites such as www.myenergyoffers.nsw.gov.au or www.yourchoice.vic.gov.au to find the best deal.

 

5. Keep winter bills cool. Buy the most efficient heater you can afford and keep thermostats at 18°C-20°C.

 

6. Don’t launder your money. Wash full loads in cold water at off-peak times. Use a dryer sparingly and only at off-peak times. Whenever possible, hang your clothes to dry in the sun.

 

7. Cook up the savings. Where possible, cook food in a microwave – it’s quicker and uses a lot less energy than a conventional oven. Fan forced ovens also use up to 30% less energy than conventional ovens.

 

8. Lighten your energy costs.  Replace incandescent globes with energy saving globes that use up to 75% less power. Invest in new generation super-efficient LED lighting that can last up to 4 years. Visit Beacon Lighting, we’re Australia’s foremost advisers on energy saving lighting ideas!

 

9. Don’t wait. Insulate. Insulation can slash your annual energy bills by up to $200 or more.

 

10. Pump out the savings. Avoid needless acceleration and hard braking. Clear out the clutter from your boot and back seat. Properly inflate your tyres every 2 weeks. Avoid short trips and peak hour traffic.  

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