When is it the right time to replace your lights, and when is it time to upgrade?
A new report has found that when it comes to the most common lighting problems, the best advice is always to replace them within 12 months of the problem.
The best time is usually the first six months of a person’s life, the report found, but the best solution can be extended to other periods.
“It can be a bit more complicated because if you’ve got a problem with one lighting component you’ve gone through that process and maybe you’re dealing with a different lighting component, or maybe you’ve had a lighting change and it’s something different,” the report’s author and former Melbourne electricity and gas worker, Ian Scott, said.
The report, The Light Problem, has been compiled by the Australian Lighting and Appliance Association and released today by the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Lighting Research.
It found that “generally speaking, the optimum time to consider replacing lights is during the first 6 months of life.”
The report looked at data from a survey of 1,000 people between January and December this year.
About 40 per cent of people said they had been replacing lights for 12 months or more.
The majority of people polled said they were replacing their lights because of their condition, the research showed.
About half of those surveyed said they would replace a light if they were able to.
Some respondents said their problem was caused by a “very rare” light, which they said was a light that would normally last up to five years, but could be replaced.
The study found that about a third of people thought they had experienced a light’s lifespan decline over the last 12 months.
Most of the respondents who thought their light was nearing its lifespan were not aware of the phenomenon.
“There is a real reluctance to consider replacement in light condition,” the study’s authors said.
It found most people who said they needed a light were “not concerned about the lifespan of the light, they just needed to make sure they were having a good lighting experience”. “
People are concerned about their lights lifespan and are reluctant to consider a light replacement, but they may be surprised to learn that there is an option.”
It found most people who said they needed a light were “not concerned about the lifespan of the light, they just needed to make sure they were having a good lighting experience”.
But some people were concerned about a light lifespan.
The survey revealed some people thought their lights would be “exhausted” within six months, even if they had a long-term supply.
“If you think that you might have a light with a lifetime of 10 years, then I would be surprised if that light lasted that long,” one respondent told the survey.
“So you might be going to be able to see the light deteriorate.”
The survey also found a significant number of people who had experienced their lights “decline” over the past 12 months, but were unaware of that issue.
One respondent said she was concerned about how long the lights would last, and wanted to know if she should replace them.
A quarter of respondents who had been told their lights were about to be expiring had no idea what was going to happen to them.
“I don’t know if I can afford it, I’m not a super-luxury person, so I’m just not going to buy the new lights,” one woman said.
Another woman said her light had been “decimated”.
Another respondent said he had “just been completely destroyed”.
“My new lights are just not up to the standard I’d expect, and I’ve got about three years left of them,” he said.
Other people said the light was “a life-saver” and “worth every penny”.
The survey’s findings came as Australia prepares to host the Commonwealth Games in 2020, the country’s first ever major sporting event.
It’s expected the lighting industry will be key to delivering the event.
The Commonwealth Games, which will feature more than 4,000 athletes and athletes-only spectators, will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, a venue previously known as the “AFL Stadium”.