LED energy efficient products in beach house renovation

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20 April 2011
LED energy efficient products in beach house renovation

This recently renovated beach house on the Sunshine Coast has undergone major improvements with the installation of LED energy efficient products to reduce maintenance costs in the future.

Tim from Mobbs Electrical tells us about the installation:

The lounge room features exposed beams on a raked ceiling, therefore M-Elec’s ultra bright strips and aluminium housing were installed to complete a simple installation in a challenging environment.

This ensured the clients would obtain more light than the minimal light output from a few spotlights. Complete control of brightness wasn’t an issue as the strips were then installed on a V-dimmer.

Blue illumination was given to the kitchen breakfast bar and the opaque glass overhead cupboards producing a pleasing environment. When opening the slide out pantry it became fully illuminated with the simple yet functional aluminium housing and cool white LED strip. “The cool white colour was used in both of the kitchens, laundry and pantry areas which made the chrome sparkle and give that ‘clean’ feel.”

With a wide boarded verandah and ‘vergola’ roof stepping outside is a visual pleasure. This has now become a very comfortable and functional entertaining area. LED strips were used once again for their versatility and simplistic installation attributes, especially on exposed steel and timber beams.

“Due to the square edges on the aluminium, its matte finish and the opaque diffuser, you can’t tell its actually a light fitting- it looks like part of the construction” Tim explains.

Walking down the stairs the last tread hovers off the ground with a smooth white light underneath it. This was at the owners request so there were no trips or falls. The stunning stone pathway is illuminated in patches using the ML-WALL-C (mounted into the timber screening) giving enough light to see but not spoiling the ambience of the stone and timber features.

The pool area also featured more LED wall lights and some colour changing waterproof strip to highlight the pool.

Owner of the Beach House:

“We were very impressed with the practical use of the flexible strips within our home. The brightness of the LEDs exceeded our expectations and was easy to tailor to our needs for each area. We found the versatility and economy of the LEDs ideal for every situation.”

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