Discover the Benefits of LED Lighting
Light your house and garden with Switch LEDs and lower your power consumption
Switch LED lights are robust and have a long lifespan
Lower your carbon footprint and power bill
Light your house and garden with Switch LEDs and lower your power consumption. Save money, reduce your carbon footprint, and benefit New Zealand.
Our 11W recessed downlight gives out the same light as a 50W halogen. That's nearly 80% reduction in energy consumption. In a standard modern home with 30 halogen downlights, you could save up to $600 a year in energy costs. That doesn't take into account the carbon dioxide you would otherwise emit by driving to the store for your replacement globes or the time to change the blown globes. Our unit will last at least 60,000 hours. Over that 60,000 hours you could save up to $12,500 on replacement globes and energy costs.
Free lighting design
We are happy to look over your building plans and provide you with a comprehensive lighting plan. We offer this as a free no-obligation service as we believe there is not enough information and education on the possibilities with LED lighting. LED lighting is a new technology and each product performs in a different way to traditional lighting products. Although we design our products to replace existing form factors, the light spread and light levels are quite different. Talk to the experts today and ensure your new build or renovation is finished off with the right light. The right lighting will enhance your home and provide you with a warm inviting environment.
Compare the energy consumption
LED 11 watts0%
Compact Fluorescents 20 watts0%
Incandescent Light Bulb 100 watts0%
LED fixtures also have an environmental advantage in that they contain no mercury, last longer and produce less waste, plus they are made from fully recyclable materials.
A single kilowatt-hour of electricity generates 610g of CO2 emissions. Assuming the average light bulb is on for 10 hours a day, a single 100W incandescent bulb generates 222kg of CO2 every year. The 12W Switch Lighting LED equivalent will be responsible for only 26kg of CO2 over the same time span. A building’s carbon footprint from lighting can be reduced by nearly 90% by exchanging all incandescent bulbs for new LEDs.
CFL lighting, which is commonly used in our residential homes today, must be disposed of through an appropriate recycling centre. Fluorescent lamps contain mercury – a highly toxic waste – which, if disposed of irresponsibly, can pollute waterways and damage the environment.
By switching to LED luminaires you help protect the environment we live in
Switch LED lights are very robust and have a long lifespan
Depending on the type, typical life for a Switch LED can be up to 60,000 hours
All Switch Lighting products that are recessed are designed from the ground up to be completely packed with insulation.
All our products are fully sealed resulting in zero heat loss from your living space.
Quality products that you can trust.
All Switch Lighting downlights are designed from the ground up to be used safely with insulation commonly found in your home.
One misconception around LED lighting products is that they do not generate heat. An LED luminaire that is designed to produce equivalent light to a 50W halogen or 75W incandescent light bulb needs to use around 8-15W of LED power. LEDs are not 100% efficient at turning electricity into light; the lost energy is removed in the form of heat. Heat is the No. 1 enemy of a Light Emitting Diode. If an LED runs too hot it can change colour, dim quicker over its lifetime and therefore not last as long.
Heatsinking of an LED is one of the most important aspects of the luminaire design. Correct heatsinking (removing the wasted energy from the LED diode) ensures the luminaire will perform and last as expected. Switch Lighting has engineered its products so that when you completely cover/pack them with insulation there is absolutely no compromise to the product’s performance and longevity.
The result of this engineering means zero compromise to your insulation properties. All Switch Lighting products are sealed designs, so there is no heat loss and minimal air loss through the luminaire.
We have also designed a range of drivers that can be covered with insulation. There is no other LED driver on the market that has been designed for such use.
New Zealand is the first country in the world to change its standards to ensure that all downlights installed in a residential environment are to be insulation safe. Australia is currently updating its standards (jointly with NZ – AS/NZS60598.2.2) of which Switch Lighting Managing Director Gerard Woods is part of the working committee.