ENERGY EFFICIENCY

VPhase - Voltage Optimisation Unit

Let’s be honest, we use a LOT of electricity. With electricity prices going up and up and up, how can you reduce our electricity consumption?

Well we could reduce our power consumption by telling little Johnny that he can't play his new Xbox or turn off your lights and start using candles, OR you could optimise the voltage that comes into your home by installing a VPhase unit.

It's an easy, effective and affordable way to go green which will also save you loads of money off your electricity bills. It might sound like a fad but it’s already widely used within energy saving companies. And now for the first time this technology is available for the home.

How does it work?

A VPhase unit reduces the incoming voltage from the grid (typically 245 volts) to a steady 220 volts. Almost all appliances don’t need the additional 25 volts, so there’s no reduction in quality and you've saved around 10% off your electricity bill straight away!!

Although many appliances will vary but you can expect to see savings of typically 17% on fridges and freezers, 15% on light bulbs and EVEN an extra 10% off energy saving light bulbs! As well as saving money, you'll be saving a staggering 4 cubic tonnes of CO2 over the 25+ year lifespan of a product. This equates to driving about 22,000km in a family car.

The V Phase unit must be fitted by a qualified electrician and can be mounted directly inside your switchboard and doesn’t ever need servicing. It comes with a 5 year warranty, can be used alongside other green technologies and doesn’t require any change to your current lifestyle.

Watch the video below to find out more about VPhase.

LED Energy Efficient Lighting

Installing energy efficient lighting like our LED (light emitting diode) downlights is a very easy and cost effective solution to manage your household  lighting expenses. A typical halogen downlight consumes anywhere between 50 to 60 watts of power depending on the type of transformer used. Halogen downlights are highly inefficient and is an out-dated technology as 80% of the energy consumed by the light is actually lost as heat. As well as having a short life expectancy of between 2000 to 3000 hours.

Our high quality commercial grade LED downlights are extremely efficient and provide a high light output. By changing your existing halogen downlights with our LED version, which come both dimmable or non-dimmable, you will instantly reduce your lighting consumption by 80 to 85% on a very affordable investment.

Below is a comparison of a 50 watt halogen downlight with a transformer using a Philips globe bought from Woolworths compared to one of our 8.5 watt LED downlight of a customer who uses the light for an average of 6 hours every day over a period of 20 years. Calculated at initial electricty prices of 25 cents per kWh and increasing at 6% per annual (which is much lower than  the current price rises of 18%).

 

  Halogen Downlight LED Downlight
Wattage  57 w atts 8.5 watts
Life Expectancy 2,000 hours 50,000 hours
Cost *RRP inc GST $3.49 $77.00
Annual energy consumption 124.8 kWh 20.8 kWh
Times globe replaced including original 22 times Still the original
Total cost over 20 years including globes $1,339.22 $277.92

This would give you a savings of $1,061.30 over 20 years for every one of our LED downlights installed, paying the initial cost of the downlight back in as little as 1 year and 11 months. That is a return on investment of 52%, much higher than any bank can offer.

Start saving now by calling us on 1300 732 284 today to arrange for one of our electricians to install one to your home.

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