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Why is going with a local Electrician wise?

When you need a professional electrician, finding an electrical company within your local area is always wiser. It will help save money. If your project will take a long time, this will help your local licensed electrician to get the work done on time. These are the benefits of finding an electrical company near you:

Personalised Service – When contacting a family-run electrical company near you, ensure you’ll get a well-planned personalised service with minimal waiting time.

Save Money – Finding professionals near you will save you a lot of costs and energy.

Save time – Not only can you save money by getting these electric services from a locally certified electrician, but also time.

Why choose a licensed electrician in your local area?

When experiencing an electrical issue at home or in your office, it’s best to look for your licensed local electrician. When you hire a licensed electrician, they are very committed to their work. They will never leave any project hanging in the middle of the project. Since they are very professionals, they carry sufficient bonds and insurance to cover their work. In addition, they understand well and make sure all legal paperwork gets filed.

What makes it wiser for you to hire a trusted electrician, just like we have in Eden Terrace, Central City, and more in the central region, is that they don’t take shortcuts to make the work easier.

Unlike the others, it’s prevalent to use shortcuts when possible. Furthermore, taking shortcuts is never a good idea for electrical work.

Faulty electrical systems can sometimes be unstable and even, in some situations, can cause electrical fires. Certified and trusted electricians in your area inspect and ensure wirings are carefully installed and identify issues fast.

Suppose you need fast and reliable electricians in your local area. Contact us and get a free quote right away!

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As an Auckland electrician we are proud to serve all neighbourhoods and areas. The wider Auckland area is our playground and we are so happy to help people with their electricity. This month we thought we would highlight one of the common jobs we perform, this time in Mount Roskill Auckland.

If you ever find you don’t have any hot water, your first instinct will most likely be to call a plumber. After all, it’s an issue with your plumbing. Ironically, oftentimes it is an issue that a plumber cannot fix. If you have an electric hot water cylinder then you will need to call an electrician if your electric element is broken.

A common occurrence for us is getting a call from a client who has been told by a plumber to find a top rate Auckland electrician. This Mount Roskill home gave us a ring with a busted hot water cylinder element. This meant that although the plumbing was fine, the electric element which does the actual heating was not working.

There are many reasons a hot water cylinder element may not be working. Often they are simply old. These elements tend to go through a lot of heat stress through their lifetime, heating up and down 24/7 for years on end.

This is one of the more simple connections, and any honest electrician should charge you fairly for this service. In this instance, we had a look at the Mt Roskill client cylinder and determined it was actually the thermostat which was not working. This controls the temperature of the hot water. So, we simply replaced it with a brand new one. The client was left happy, as their hot water was restored and they didn’t have to buy a whole new cylinder.

Sometimes elements jam and can’t be removed or the cylinder can’t be drained. In this case a plumber will need to be called to fix the cylinder.

If you’re looking for an honest Auckland electrician, give Hall a call. We service all Auckland suburbs so don’t hesitate to give us a call at 0800 422 973 or contact us online for a free quote.

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With gas prices soaring higher by the day electric cars are becoming more and more enticing. The savings offered by an electric car are undeniable. However not every electric car can just simply plug into the wall. That is why this Kingsland resident called Auckland’s favourite electrician. Hall Electrical offers a premium service to supply and install EV chargers to Aucklanders. However this Kingsland client had their own charger and we were happy to simply install it. Depending on your brand of electric vehicle you may need a specific EV wall charger. In this case this client had a BMW wall charger to match their brand new BMW EV.

The first step involved installing the cable and isolation switch to supply the car charger. We use a type B 40ma RCD and a 32 amp breaker also to ensure safety. Once livened and tested we could move on. Lastly we mounted the BMW EV wall charger where the client had requested and then connected everything up. One final liven and test upon completion and everything looked perfect. 

We were extremely pleased with how this turned out, and the client was extremely satisfied with their new charger. We plugged it into the car to make sure it was all working correctly. Sure enough their new electric BMW was charging faster than ever.

With the world transitioning to greener energy we can absolutely expect to see more of this type of work in Auckland. If you are thinking about getting an electric vehicle or already have one then call Hall Electrical at 0800 422 973 or contact us online to book an EV charger installation.

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This week we visited a Grey Lynn home to do some quick electrical fixes. This home had an old broken power outlet that desperately needed replacement. This client was fixing up their kitchen. Part of that involves electrical repairs to the current home’s wiring and adding new power plugs. In this case the damage was surface level, so the wiring underneath was still usable.

When moving power outlets, it is important to work alongside other tradesmen to assure the client isn’t left with ugly holes in their walls. Step one is to remove the old power point. This is more than just pulling it out from the wall. The entire box needs to be pulled out and the wiring in the wall fixed up.

Next, we have to cut a hole in the new desired location for the power outlet. Usually, if the new location is close enough to the old location we can use the wiring from the old outlet. If there is not enough cable to cover the distance to the new location, we would have to run new wiring.

Lastly, we wire up the new socket and fit it into the new hole. In this case we installed double outlets. However we can also install single power outlets, or even outlets with USB sockets for charging things such as your phone.

We tested the new sockets and everything checked out fine. If you need electrical repairs or installations done for your Grey Lynn house then call Hall at 0800 422 973 or contact us online to get a quote.

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There has been a lot of confusion regarding whether or not you cab get an electrician during lockdown in Auckland. So, we’ve put together a guide to help cut through the confusion. After all, electrical faults can be dangerous, so it is important an electrician can make a hasty repair.

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Essential Services can operate during lockdown.

As you may already know essential services are permitted to operate during lockdown levels 4. Electricians are included under the essential service umbrella. However some services electricians provide are not considered to be essential, and therefore cannot be conducted during lockdown. We are still available to carry out emergency and urgent electrical working during level 4 lockdown.

Urgent and emergency electrical work includes:

What electrical work can’t done during lockdown

Unfortunately, your plans to upgrade your home are going to have to wait. Let it be switching your lights to LEDs or installing ethernet sockets, these non essential tasks are going to have to wait.

Hall electrical is still available to call for information on these services. We can help you plan and set up work for when the lockdown comes to an end.

Hall Electrical is your electrician during lockdown

If you require urgent electrical work, then don’t hesitate to call the team at Hall Electrical. Call us at 0800 422 973 or contact us online.

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Performing an upgrade to your electrical switchboard may be more important than you realise. In 2019 New Zealand reported a 22 percent increase in electrical fires, a high number of which were caused by faulty or old electrical wiring. Electrical switchboards are often the first line of defense against electrical fires, but in many homes, switchboards are instead the culprit.


What causes electrical fires.

Roughly 1000 homes burn down in New Zealand every year due to electrical faults. Many factors may contribute to an electrical fire, however most professionals agree a lack of RCDs (residual current devices) are usually to blame.


Many Auckland homes were built long before electrical switchboards were common practice. These older New Zealand homes use porcelain or wire fuses instead of more advanced RCD circuit breakers. Having to replace a blown fuse allows room for human error. If a fuse with the wrong current rating is installed it may fail to trip when needed. Resulting in overheating, damage to appliances or even fire.

Older switchboards are not capable of powering the more demanding and numerous appliances we use in our modern homes. An electrical switchboard upgrade can protect your home from becoming overloaded, avoiding a fire.

Hall Electrical is here to help.

Hall electrical can help you upgrade your electrical switchboard. Old homes with fuse boxes may need to be completely rewiring to replace the old compound wiring, which is more susceptible to fire.


If your home already has a full electrical switchboard but you are notice any of the following, your switchboard may need an upgrade.

Signs of a faulty electrical switchboard:
  • Circuit breakers tripping
  • Visible scorch/burn marks on wall sockets or switchboard components
  • Burning/fishy smell

Don’t wait until its too late. Protect your home and your family from a domestic house fire through an electrical switchboard upgrade. Call Hall electrical at 0800 422 973 or contact us online for a quote.

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Looking for an Electrician for your Auckland renovation, big or small? We will beat any quote! Call 0800 422 973

For the last three decades Hall Electrical has provided quality renovations to the Auckland area. When it comes to renovating one’s home, electrical work can be a tedious nightmare to plan. When it comes to a renovation, we at Hall Electrical are prompt and professional, providing simple and accurate quotes to our customers. No matter the type of job, we have you covered.

Home renovations


Our philosophy has always been to cut through the jargon and create an enjoyable experience for the client. Renovating your home should be exciting and as stress-free as possible. It is your home, so we are all about listening to you and your needs.

Kitchen renovations


The family spends a lot of time in the kitchen, so a renovation can drastically change the feel of the entire house. However, it is easy to get lost in the planning of it all. When planning a kitchen renovation it’s vital to consider the placement of your appliances. Such as:

  • – Where will the toaster go?
  • – Where am i going to place the fridge?
  • – Will I be plugging in blenders and other appliances?

These are important questions to answers. This allows you to pre-plan the placement of electrical outlets. Furthermore, what kind of lights do you have? Will you need new ones? These are all questions we ask so that we can provide you with the highest quality renovation.

Bathroom renovations


When renovating a bathroom, there are three key things to consider:

  1. 1. Lighting
  2. 2. Heating
  3. 3. Power outlets

The needs of all three vary greatly from other rooms in the home. Lighting should be bright and soft, and ideally, illuminate you in the mirror. The bathroom is generally used for a short period, so must heat up quickly. Furthermore, do you want underfloor heating to avoid cold feet in the Auckland winter morning? Finally, power outlets need to be in optimal locations, usually near the vanity. All of these things may get neglected when focusing on a more visually important aspect of a bathroom renovation.

If you are in Auckland looking to do a renovation, Hall electrical is happy to help. Contact us online or call us at 0800 422 973. We’ll beat any quote! Get your renovations going Auckland!

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Guide to House Wiring Repair and Upgrades 

When was the last time you had your homes wiring checked? If you can’t remember or if you never had them inspected, it’s high time for you to talk to an electrician in NZ. After all, you will never know when the cables or other components of your electrical system will wear out. And, when your wiring turns faulty or outdated, it could mean bad news, regardless of the size, type or age of your home. If you’re not sure what to do with your electrical house wiring our short discussion below may help. 

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When To Do a Wiring Repair or Upgrade

The first thing that would likely come to mind about house wiring repair and upgrades is when you should schedule the job. Are there signs you need to look out for? Here are some examples of situations that call for a professional wiring repair or upgrade:

  • You often need to reset the circuit breakers.
  • Your household uses plenty of extension cords to power devices.
  • When you check the outlet you hear a buzzing sound.
  • There’s a weird burnt smell inside the house that doesn’t go away.
  • You live in a house that’s been around for more than 30 years.
  • The outlets you have in the house aren’t grounded.
  • You recently bought an appliance but no longer have free sockets.
  • You never had anyone take a look at the wires for more than 5 years.
  • There’s a tingling sensation when you touch your electrical appliances.
  • Your lighting fixtures constantly dim or flicker even after replacing them with new ones.
  • You plan to add an extension to the main structure of your home.
  • You need to revamp a space and realize that you need to add in more sockets.
  • The electric bills keep on eating up your budget even if you already practice energy saving techniques. 

Most of the time, it’s difficult to spot obvious signs of electrical wiring trouble. That’s why it pays to be extra cautious and vigilant when it comes to doing your regular check ups and observations.

Average Cost of Electrical Wiring Update or Repair in NZ

One of the first things that home homeowners look into before booking in a rewiring or upgrade service is the cost. Many fear they will have to shell out a lot of money to get things done. So will it really cost you an arm and a leg? 

The latest stats on electrical services and repairs shed a light on the approximate costs that you need to include in your planning:

    • Electrical inspections – This can run from anywhere between $250 to $400 depending on the size of your property.
  • Replacement or installation of power socket – The average cost is around $150 to $250 but the costs could certainly vary depending on the fees of your chosen electrical services provider.
  • Wiring upgrades or repairs – The cost varies from one case to another because no two houses are the same. Also, each household has a different energy requirement and electrical wiring problems. To get the best quote, you may contact us at Hall Electrical Services. We can provide you with a FREE and ACCURATE cost estimate for your project.  


If you want to find the best offers in the market, you will need to shop around. Try comparing the fees and more importantly the reputation of the company. It’s also a good practice to hire a local electrician to eliminate additional costs that might end up blowing your budget. Lastly, go for a company that has top-notch customer service. This way, you’re sure to get the best value from your estimated spending. 

Do NOT Ignore the Warning Signs!  

Often people think that their homes wiring issues don’t seem like a cause for major concern.  However, in truth , the more you delay getting them repaired or replaced and upgraded, the bigger and more pressing problems you might need to face.

Essentially if you have faulty wiring, your entire electrical system also gets messed up. Depending on the damage, it could overload the circuits, which in effect trips the breaker. Your unreliable wiring can also cause your appliances to wear out faster and your monthly electric bills to surge. Unfortunately, the problem goes on unresolved, it could eventually lead to accidents such as fires and even electrocution.

Call a Reliable Electrician in NZ!

The key to avoiding all this of course simply lies in quick detection of the problems and timely repair or upgrades of your home wiring. Again, if you think something’s off with your electrical system, you should have an electrician check things out. 

Whether it stems from obvious wiring defects, a dated wiring system, or a need for additional wiring, you should definitely call in a professional. You should also call in for help in case you need wirings for an additional room in the house, a kitchen revamp, or even installation of new lighting fixtures in your back or front yard. 

Hall Electrical Services is here to lend you a hand with any wiring problem or need. Big or small projects, you can rely on us to provide you with practical and cost-efficient wiring repair or upgrades. Get in touch with us today at 0800 422 973 for more information!

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Outdoor motion sensor lights serve a crucial role in deterring criminally-inclined folks from pushing through with their schemes. When activated, the lights can startle burglars and intruders and warn unknowing occupants. Motion sensor lights also come in handy for illuminating outdoor spaces to improve accessibility during the night. Also, they only switch on when needed, so you can minimise your energy consumption, especially if you have a spacious outdoor area. 

However, while motion detector lights are designed to work smoothly, they can fail sometimes.  They also have a limited lifespan. Some models can last up to 100,000 hours, while others may have a shorter lifespan. If you notice anything wrong with your sensor lights, it’s best to call in an expert to lend you a hand.

Common Motion Detector Light Problems

A motion detecting outdoor light is specifically designed to turn on and off when it detects changes in the immediate surroundings. However, if the sensors get dirty or if one or more of its components break, the device will malfunction. A lot of things can go wrong with a motion detector light. Some of the common issues include: 

  • Lights that won’t turn on
  • Lights that stay on even without motion detected
  • Too short or too long light duration
  • Sensors that can’t detect movement at all


To fix motion sensor light problems, you must identify what type you use. This will help you test for issues and discuss them with the specialist you will hire. 

Generally, you can find three types of sensor lights in the market. The first type is referred to as active sensors, which actively scan the room to detect changes. It is equipped with sensors designed to detect fluctuations in radio waves, sound waves, and microwave pulses. There are also passive infrared sensors that scan heat, radiation, and infrared changes in a room. You can also shop for dual tech sensors that combine the technologies used in PIR and active sensors.

Troubleshooting a Faulty Light Sensor

Oftentimes, the root cause of a faulty motion detector light is a dirty sensor. Quickly check the sensor and see if they’re grimy or filled with debris. Use a soft and clean rug to tidy up the sensor. If that doesn’t solve the problem, then you will need to manually turn it off and on. By doing so, you can recalibrate the settings and hopefully get it running normally again.  

If the problem persists, try changing the batteries or the bulb. Alternatively, you can contact a technician. This will help you avoid guessing what went wrong and ensure that your light sensor gets fixed or replaced, depending on the situation. 

Choose from a Variety of Outdoor Light Sensors

For lighting fixtures beyond repair, it may be better to have them replaced with a newer and more up-to-date model. It’s the practical option, especially for extremely worn out They come in various shapes, sizes, and styles, perfect if you’re keen on the exterior design of your home. Here are some of the most common brands of light sensors you can find in New Zealand:

  • Mercator Lighting
  • Telbix
  • Martec Lighting
  • Domus Lighting
  • Eglo Lighting
  • Superlux
  • Sunny Lighting
  • CLA Lighting

Trust a Local Expert to Help you!

Motion sensor lights definitely make a great addition to your home, and they don’t cost that much to install. They’re also quite inexpensive to repair or replace. If you notice issues with your motion sensor lights, feel free to approach a local expert near you. This way, you can get them repaired in no time. In case the fixture is beyond repair, you can consult with a local expert to know which brand and model would best suit as a replacement.

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What do you want from your exterior lights? To increase security? To create a romantic mood? To highlight aspects of your garden or landscaping?

Today, lights do all these and more. They can act as deterrents to burglars (see our post Home Security Systems – Choosing the best option), they can provide privacy, and they can even help you with household chores.

Many of us do not see our homes in daylight for much of the year – except at weekends. We leave for work before daybreak and arrive home after dark so chores like hanging out washing or putting out rubbish are done in the dark. Exterior lighting that guides you to the clothesline or the front gate reduces the likelihood of accidents, and makes it possible to get these chores done quickly and easily.

Safety when entering and exiting garages or carports is important to us all. It can be nerve-wracking to get into or out of your car in complete darkness. Lights on either side of your garage doors, which come on when a sensor is tripped, increase security while also helping you reach your front door without tripping over obstacles.

Instead of a sensor, you might prefer your exterior lights to be on a timer so they turn on and off at set times. This is particularly useful in commercial situations where staff need to access car parks after dark.

Garage door openers are never more useful than when connected to specific lights. This means that whenever you hit the “open door” button on your remote, it automatically triggers the lights. By the time you pull up at your house, the garage door is open and the lights are on.

Sometimes, functionality is less important than effect. For example, if you have a specimen tree that looks fabulous when lit-up, you could consider installing exterior lighting for this purpose. Or, if you have paths winding through your garden, they would look delightful with tiny lights all along them. Garden lighting can give depth to a property and help bring the outside in. Fortunately, garden lighting is low voltage, so beds do not need to be dug up for cables to be laid. Instead, they can sit just under the surface.

Water features such as fountains look stunning at night when lit from below and functional areas like spa and swimming pools can be infused with mystique when discreetly lit.

So, think about the effect as well as the function when choosing exterior lights for your property.