At BoscoLighting we care about your safety and ensuring that you achieve the best result from your new lights so we recommend that you have a licensed electrician install your new LED lights. This is also a legal requirement in Australia according to State Laws.
BoscoLighting LED Light installations must be carried out in accordance with AS/NZS 3000:2007 and the relevant amendments as well as any other state regulations that may come about
BoscoLighting maintains registration, insurances, warranties and compliance for supplying electrical products in Australia. Note there are specific laws and regulations related to the importation and use of some electrical products in NSW and other states, BoscoLighting will always exceed the minimum requirements in terms of compliance and insurances.
Different LED lights have different voltage and current requirements and so we do not support the use of our lights with drivers (transformers/power supplies) from other brands without written approval. Our warranties and insurances cover the complete product, and so using part of our product with another product is likely to invalidate our warranty and responsibility. Our installation instructions cover the correct assembly, installation and usage of our products, which will ensure long life and optimal output.
Please Note: No attempt should be made to modify our product as this could result in serious harm and we do not take any responsibility for any damage or harm caused to the product, person or property due to attempted modification and negligence.
Laws and Regulations vary slightly from state to state and so we recommend checking with your state’s electrical licensing board for specific information, however generally, the states align with NSW’s position in this regards:
NSW Fair Trading states: “An electrical license is required before any electrical wiring work can be undertaken in NSW, regardless of the cost of the work and regardless of whether the work is residential, commercial or industrial.”
Under their definition, electrical work encompasses the manufacturing, constructing, installing, testing, maintaining, repairing, altering, removing replacing of any electrical equipment.
DIY electrical work cannot be retrospectively certified, even if it has been checked by a qualified electrician.
All states have harsh penalties for unlicensed electrical work and for work which results in death (remember electricity kills), gaol time and financial penalties may apply
“Remember, it is an offence to undertake electrical wiring work without a licence or certificate. You can be fined $22,000 as an individual or $110,000 as a company for doing unlicensed electrical work.”
“Apart from injury or death, DIY electrical work is regarded as unlicensed electrical work, which is illegal and has penalties of up to $40,000 for individuals.
A breach that exposes an individual to a risk of death or serious injury or illness attracts a maximum penalty of $600,000 for an individual ($3,000,000 for a corporation) or five years imprisonment.”
It is a condition of most home and contents insurance policies as well as business insurance policies that all electrical work be completed by licensed electricians, this means any incidents related to the electrical work may not be covered.
It is likely that using incorrectly imported (non-compliant) products will also not be covered by your insurances and so should be avoided. Licensed electricians should only use products meeting Australian Electrical Safety Standards or risk their licence to operate and fines.