If you’re looking for residential lighting installation, upgrades or repairs, call Form Electrical.
We supply and install all types of interior lights for all rooms and purposes in the home; from kitchens to bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, garages, and theatre rooms.
Our team of qualified electricians provides small and large-scale lighting installations in modern, heritage, and industrial homes right across Melbourne.
We can also assist with maintenance and repairs if you need rewiring, replacement globes, or regular checks as part of your overall home electrical system maintenance.
Form Electrical is a fully insured, Licenced Electrical Contractor and Licenced Electrician with Energy Safe Victoria.
All residential lighting installations are compliant with Australian Standards and a Certificate of Electrical Safety is provided upon completion.
All work performed in compliance with AS3000/AS3018.
Lighting installation services
Whether you’re renovating, updating your decor, or needing a repair, Form Electrical is here to help with your home light installation in Melbourne.
- Installation and removal
- Repositioning and rewiring
- Renovations and new builds
- Maintenance and adjustments.
You can also call Form Electrical for your Commercial Lighting Installation, Emergency Lighting Installation, and Exterior Lighting Installation services. We also do Garage lighting installation.
Choosing appropriate lighting
Lighting serves a practical purpose in the home, but it also makes it attractive and comfortable for the owners. As a homeowner, there is a lot to take into consideration when choosing your lighting.
- Use or purpose
- Illumination and colour
- Decor and style
- Usability features
- Mounting and positioning
- Energy efficiency
As lighting experts, we can offer advice on brands, products, and styles to help you narrow down the options to choose (then create!) the lighting installation you really want.
When you know the type of lighting you need, it’s easier to find the best product.
Location and positioning
You can create a well-lit home that is both inviting and practical.
Have your lighting positioned and mounted to complement the existing environment and the purpose it serves. You can choose to illuminate whole spaces or highlight certain features, such as shelving, doorways, ornamental displays, handrails, and staircases. Purpose-specific lighting might need to be aimed at a certain area and adjustable to the right angles.
Take note of how close your lighting is positioned to windows and doors, where there might already be natural light coming in. Also consider how high you want your lights – lights that are easy to reach are handy for maintenance… but easy to bump into!
Usability and special features
Think of your space… but above all, think practical. What features would make your life easier?
Having features appropriate to your needs can make your lighting multi-functional and versatile.
- Adjustable spotlights
- Heat lamps
- Alternate lighting (day to night)
- Ceiling fan dual function fan/light (see ceiling fan installation)
As qualified electricians, Form Electrical can also wire your lights to one (or more) switches based on areas of the home. So for example, you could have all the lights in one room coming on at the touch of one switch (and turn them all off again as you move through the house).
Ambiance and aesthetics
Poor lighting can leave you squinting because it’s too bright, or trying to find things in the dark. How much light is needed for your space?
The illumination level contributes to ambiance and is dependent on the intended usage. For example, kitchens require high visibility and task-orientated lighting. Pendant lights are great for this. Something warmer and dimmable would be better suited to your lounge room or bedroom.
Bulb colours, shapes, and textures also add to the ambiance. Yellow tones create a warm, cosy, atmosphere and cooler whites can be more crisp and uplifting.
It’s about finding the ‘sweet spot’ so that your lighting is comfortable and allows you to operate without consuming too much electricity.
Types of home lighting
Good lighting can turn a space in your home from dark and lifeless to bright and inviting. With so many on the market, how do you know which lights resonate with you?
Form Electrical will safely and efficiently design and install lighting tailored to your intended purpose, aesthetics, and budget.
- Automated lights
- Security lighting
- Smart home lighting
- LED downlights installation
- Pendant lighting installation
- Strip lights
- Period home heritage lighting
Got an old gem? There are manufacturers who specialise in period and heritage home lighting such as Victorian pendant lighting, chandeliers, and wall-mounted art-deco styles – made in the same classic metals and timber materials, like brass and teak.
Smart home lighting
Control your smart home lighting using your device, whether you’re home or not! Using an app, or by asking Alexa or Google Assistant, you can turn on your lights without touching the switch. Some systems even let you create schedules for different lights at different times of day, like having outdoor lights turned off after sunset but leaving the kitchen light on until bedtime.
Smart home lighting is easy to set up, works with most smart hubs, and can make all the difference when it comes to convenience and security.
LED downlight installation
LED downlights are a high-quality, energy-efficient alternative to incandescent and fluorescent lighting. They provide the same brightness — but without heat, meaning less energy is used. Save money with lower power bills and fewer globe replacements!
A typical LED bulb has around a 100,000 hours lifespan while an incandescent bulb might last only 750 hours while using using 85% more energy! LEDs are much more cost-effective to use over time.
Form Electrical can provide LED downlight installation almost anywhere in your home, including living areas, kitchens, and bathrooms. There are different colored LED globes available, from warm to cool shades.
Pendant lighting installation
A pendant light is a light fixture suspended from above by a cord or chain. Often a focal point or a feature piece, pendant lights are also great as task-specific lighting and can be used in almost any room of the house.
The cool thing about pendant lights is that if you decide to change your decor, you don’t need to change any electrical wiring or light fixtures – you can just update the light shade!
Pendant light installation in groups over a dining table or kitchen island is quite popular. They are a great way to add style and elegance to your home.
Home indoor lighting installation
The lights in your home are connected to your home’s electrical system via wiring through your walls and switches. You should only ever use a qualified, licensed electrician to undertake any work on your electrical system for safety reasons and to protect your asset.
Going with a licensed, industry expert is also essential for getting the best design, compliance boxes ticked, and technical know-how. Our qualified electricians will also assess your electrical system where necessary and identify any upgrades needed to ensure capacity and compliance.
DIY work could void your insurance. Don’t be the instigator of long-term damage that you can’t see and run the risk of fire. It’s just not worth it.
Choose Form Electrical
Form Electrical does home lighting installation in all types of residential buildings including houses, units, apartments, and granny flats. Our team of lighting experts can help you choose the right lighting system for your home and install it efficiently, and safely.
We are fully insured, our team members are police checked and we’re reliable, friendly, and organised.
Call Form Electrical today on 0455116119 for anything lighting! We’re here to help.
Form Electrical is a Licenced Electrical Practice. All residential lighting installations are compliant with Australian Standards and come with a 12-month installation guarantee.
Indoor lighting installation quote
Looking for a quote for indoor lighting installation at your home? Call us or use our online form. It’s easy!
Photos are really helpful for us when quoting. We appreciate:
- Photo/s of the installation location
- Photo of the meter box and switchboard
- Photo of the front of the premises