• FAQs

    At Conservergy we are happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding our products, service or installation or LED lighting in general. Listed below are a range of our most frequently asked questions. We would be glad to hear from you with any additional questions you may have, contact us here or below.

  • About Us

    • Who Are We?

      Conservergy is a small, trust-worthy family business based in Morningside, Brisbane, servicing all Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast Suburbs. With more than 30 years of experience behind us within the electrical market, we are a team of experienced,  highly knowledgeable qualified personnel. For more information about us and our promise to you, click here.

    • Why Should I Choose Conservergy?

      We are committed to providing the best quality service to our valued clients from the very first moment we meet to final installation and additional service after install. Our team has over 50 years combined electrical experience in planning, installation, design and consultation. This exceptional experience allows us to provide professional advice regarding the lighting for your home or business. We listen to what you want and need and offer a suitable solution that meets your requirements.

    • How can I contact Conservergy?

      We would absolute love to help you with all your energy saving LED lighting needs and have a few different ways which you can contact us.
      Phone: 073100 9730
      Email: contactus@conservergy.com.au

      Our Head office is open Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30. Our team strives to contact you within 24 hours of your email or online enquiry (M-F)

    • What brands do we supply?

      At Conservergy we not only provide ourselves on our professional service and unique business energy saving solutions but also our ability to provide you with a range of our very own, eccentric brands of energy saving LED lights. Gazelle and Exodas are our two high quality, proven products which we rely on providing our clients with the most effective energy saving solutions for all your commercial or industrial needs. For more information on these two brands, visit the Our Brands page.

  • About LEDs

    • What is a LED?

      LED’s are a type of solid-state light that is extremely efficient and long-lasting. The traditional incandescent or fluorescent light both consist of filaments in glass bulbs or bulbs that contain gases, while LEDs are small capsules or lenses in which tiny chips are placed on heat-conducting material. Due to LEDs compact size they can not only be used in traditional lighting situations but also in spaces that are too small for other light bulbs, such as in strip lighting. LEDs produce light in a specific direction and do not waste energy by lighting the surrounding area unlike incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. LEDs are the most energy efficient and cost effective lighting option available in the market today and can provide you with huge savings.

    • What does LED stand for?

      LED stands for ‘light emitting diode’. A diode is an electrical component with two terminals which conduct the electricity in one direction. With an electrical current, the diode emits a bright light around the small bulb. Diodes have previously been used in may technologies such as radios, televisions and computers as an electrical component for conduction.

    • What is the lifespan of a LED?

      The lifespan of a high-power white LED is expected to be from 35,000 to 50,000 hours. For an average residential home that means never replacing a bulb for over 25 years. In comparison, an incandescent bulb can sometimes not even last a year, and fluorescent bulbs can reach between 4 and 8 years.

    • Is an LED hot to touch?

      Did you know that incandescent light bulbs waste up to 90% of their energy as heat; while a compact fluorescent bulb wastes 80 % the same way. LEDs on the other hand remain cool and can be handled from the moment they are turned off. Additionally, since they have no glass components, they are not susceptible to vibration or breakage like conventional bulbs.

    • What Do The Terms “lumens” and “lux” Mean?

      We understand some of the terminology around energy saving lights can be confusing, however we are here to help with any questions you may have! When measuring how bright light is, it is defined in two ways.

      Lumens (lm) is the total light output from the light, regardless of the direction the light travels.
      Lux (lx) is the level of brightness at a particular distance from the light source. 1 lux = 1 lumen per square metre.

    • Why are LEDs are more efficient?

      The efficiency (lm/w) is the total light output in lumens per watt of power consumed. The higher the lumens per watt, the more efficient the light is. For example, a 50W incandescent produces 750lm with an efficiency of 15lm/w and a 5W LED produced only 450lm but has an efficiency of 90lm/w. Giving a saving of over 83% in power consumption. For more information contact us here.

    • What are the Benefits of LED Lighting?

      Energy saving LED lighting solutions have many benefits.

      • Lower energy consumption
      • Longer lifetime
      • No UV emissions
      • Faster Illumination
      • Low Voltage
      • Improved Physical Robustness
      • Ecologically friendly
    • What makes LEDs better than other lights?

      LEDs have no gases, filaments and have no moving parts to fatigue. They provide light through a one-step process that takes place within the diode. Therefore, this means there is no glass or other elements which could loosen and break.

    • How Can Colour Have A Temperature?

      The LED lighting colour you choose ultimately depends on where you intend to use the bulb and personal preference. Warm light works for more residential applications or anywhere a relaxed atmosphere is desired. Cool colours are good for a modern look and in industrial and commercial settings, or anywhere you want to increase brightness.

      The Kelvin temperature scale ranges from 2700K to 6500K. Within that range are a variety of colour temperatures labelled:

      • Warm White Light ranges from 2700K to 3500K. This produces a calming and relaxing light that is great for bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms or restaurants.
      • Natural White Light is in the 3500K to 4500K range. Cool and clean, this LED colour most closely mimics sunlight, which makes it good for use in almost any location. Basements, garages and other dark places that don’t have a lot of natural light are a good place for cool white LED lights.
      • Cool White Light is between 6000K and 7000K. These are good in commercial and industrial applications or any situation in which you want to foster alertness.