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    who we are

    After owning and running a small Electrical Contracting business in Dubbo NSW we decided it was time for a change and decided Cairns was our new home.

    After a couple of years working in the fire protection industry we decided to form another business. We are a small business offering a personal service. Our business has been operating in Cairns for twenty years. We do all types of electrical work specializing in automation and communications.. We can design and carry out the whole of the electrical and automation or we can work with your electrical contractor. We have been in automation for approximately 10 years and had a close working relationship with Clipsal for in excess of thirty years. We continue to use their products due to the high quality and the backup service they provide. We take a pride in our work and document our projects to a high standard.

    • Electrical contractor (Licence 9202)

    • ACRS master cabler (A014596)

    • C-Bus Point One accredited integration professional.

    • Clipsal Datacomms Certified Installer.

    • Clipsal Starserve installer.

    • DALI Control installer and integrator.

    • Fluke networks certified cabling test technician

    • Security provider (Licence 3256519)

    • Schneider EcoXpert Energy adviser and Advanced Energy Adviser-Lighting

    Our Partners

    C-Bus



    Fluke Networks



    Clipsal

    Electrical Contractors Association
    Eco Expert
    Ness Security
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    service overview

    Electrical

    We can offer you a wide range of services. Whether you want to build your dream home and have all the latest products on offer or you want to upgrade or repair your existing castle we offer a quality service and advice to go with it.

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    Automation

    If you want your dream home to be more functional and energy efficient we can offer you a number of products from the Clipsal C-Bus range. It can be as simple as controlling a few appliances to conserve power to a full control system with remote access, security and cameras.

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    Datacomms

    We can design and install all types of computer networks. We are Clipsal certified and can offer a lifetime warranty on your installation. We have all the latest test equipment to ensure your network will work to it’s full potential

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    Energy Management

    The first step to reducing the energy consumption of your building, is to know where and how the energy is being used. We have thought about you and your energy needs, and created EcoXpert.

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    main products

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    Electrical

    Clipsal is our main supplier of product. We support Clipsal because of its high quality and excellent backup.

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    Automation

    We specialise in C-Bus products and Dali control. C-Bus can be used in domestic or commercial installations.

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    Security

    As part of your automation package we can install a Clipsal security system.

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    Audio

    If you’re including C-Bus in your home, then the C-Bus Multi-Room Audio system is an absolute must.

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    Wiser

    Clipsal’s new C-Bus Wiser Home Control makes technology in your home

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    StarServe

    Whether it’s audio, data or video; StarServe distributes your entertainment centre, audiovisual and high tech devices to rooms throughout your home.

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    CCTV

    We offer a solution that includes IP based cameras and recording facilities to suit your needs.

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    Video Intercom

    Ness Smartbell IP Intercom is the one of the smartest and most flexible intercom solutions on the market today.

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    special offer

    Lee Crawford Electrical Cairns Monitor and control your home’s electrical usage from anywhere in the world.

    We have a package available to monitor and control your major appliances and turn them off manually or automatically during peak periods. Turn on your air conditioning with your smart phone on your way home. Call us for Pricing


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    our projects

    Below are a few of the Key Projects we have undertaken
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    Reef Hotel Casino Cairns Ballrooms refurbishment

    We worked closely with Brad Weber from FNQ Electrical and Casino engineers on this project. Brad carried out the electrical work and calculation of lighting loads. Most of the lighting loads were high and needed to be dimmed.

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    Port Douglas AFL grounds lighting upgrade C-Bus control.

    Four pre-fabricated steel pole were installed around the field and nine 2000 watt metal halide flood lights were installed.

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    Ergon Energy Management trial.

    Ergon are trialling several methods of controlling domestic loads during peak periods We were chosen by Clipsal to carry out the electrical, datacomms, automation, security and audio visual.

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    Clipsal Headquarters Cairns

    We were chosen by Clipsal to carry out the electrical, datacomms, automation, security and audio visual.

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    Kewarra Beach Resort

    We worked with Electrical Contractor David Rudd on this project.
    The lighting on this project was controlled by a combination of C-Bus and DALI control.

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    Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre.

    DALI Control a Clipsal product was used to control the lighting on this project in conjunction with Kevin Smith Electrical

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    Aboriginal Cultural Park.

    As maintenance contractors for the park we were asked to design and install a C-Bus system to automate their manual firing of the fireball used for the night show.

    read more
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    Two story residence west of Mareeba.

    A custom built switchboard built by Northern Specialist Electrical (Cairns) was used on this project which incorporated the circuit protection, lightning and surge protection, C-Bus control, generator changeover equipment and energy monitoring

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    our location

    Lee Crawford Electrical

    24 Curlewis Close,
    License Number 9202
    Brinsmead Qld 4870.
    Telephone: 0418770440
    E-mail: lee@leecrawfordelectrical.com.au

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    Electrical

    Clipsal is our main supplier of product.

    We support Clipsal because of its high quality and excellent backup. Clipsal is an innovative Company and are constantly releasing new product to the market We try to buy Australian made product wherever possible. Clipsal provide a full range or products in a variety of styles to complement any home. Clipsal produce a publication called “The essential checklist” that can be downloaded or you can contact us for a free copy. The publication shows most of Clipsal’s domestic range of products and even has a project planner in the centre.


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    Automation

    We specialise in C-Bus products and Dali control.

    C-Bus can be used in domestic or commercial installations.

    Dali control is more suited to commercial installations and can be integrated with a Dali/C-bus gateway to give you flexibility in your installation. With an automated installation you can:


    Create scenes.

    • Party (set your lighting levels with one button for entertaining)

    • Goodnight (turn off all your unnecessary lighting, fans and air conditioning from your bed.)

    • Panic (turn on all your outdoor lighting if you hear an intruder)

    • Goodbye (turn of lighting etc after you leave)


    Create schedules

    • Turn your air conditioner pool water fall on before you come home from work.

    • Turn random lights on while you’re on holidays.

    • Water your garden with an irrigation controller.


    Control your house remotely with Wiser control.

    • Turn lighting and appliances on and off from anywhere in the world with your mobile phone, I-Pad or PC.

    • Monitor your power consumption and reduce loads during high cost periods

    • Check out your house with an IP camera.


    Remote control.

    • Control your equipment from your armchair with an infra red or wireless remote.


    Touch screens.

    • Install a touch screen at a central control point where you can control your whole house.

    • Override your irrigation system.

    • Check the weather.


    Sensors.

    • Turn on lights as you enter the room and turn off after a pre-determined time.

    • Turn on security lighting after dark.

    • Check the weather.


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    Security

    As part of your automation package we can install a Clipsal security system.


    • Can be integrated with C-bus to turn on lighting if there is an intruder.

    • Can set an away scene when you arm the system.

    • Can be programmed to ring your mobile or be monitored by a central station.

    • Can be connected to your smoke alarms.

    • Living areas can be monitored while you sleep.



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    Audio

    If you’re including C-Bus in your home, then the C-Bus Multi-Room Audio system is an absolute must.
    Audio throughout the home

    From a single zone on the back patio to a complete multi-room, multi-source system that's completely flexible. Each music location (music zone) can have its own local source, such as a CD player or MP3 player, so everyone can listen to their favourite music in separate rooms without affecting the rest of the family. We have a great range of Krix speakers to suit your specific needs.


    Features that fit your lifestyle

    This elegant solution provides total control of music from anywhere in the home and can be controlled by the same wall switches, touch screens, DLT's or remotes that control your lights, security system, etc.

    If you’re entertaining friends, consider incorporating a “dining” scene. At the push of a button, the lights will dim to the perfect brightness and your selection of music will turn on. Or wake up in the morning to your favourite tunes by incorporating a schedule to turn on at a particular time as an alarm clock.


    Quality speakers deliver crisp, clear audio

    To achieve great sound and enhance your audio experience you need great speakers, which is why C-Bus Multi-Room Audio is teamed up with industry leading KRIX® speakers.

    C-Bus Multi-Room Audio includes a fantastic range of KRIX® speakers to suit you specific audio requirements. Whether you require discreet downlight sized speakers; wall or ceiling speakers; or even all weather speakers for your outdoor entertaining area, C-Bus Multi-Room Audio has the right solution for you.

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    Wiser

    Clipsal’s new C-Bus Wiser Home Control makes technology in your home

    easy by providing seamless control of music, home cinema, air conditioning, lighting, sprinkler systems, curtains and shutters, security systems... you name it. You get the same look and feel for everything, any time, anywhere; from a light switch, a touch screen, a home computer, or even from your flat screen TV, as you’re about to watch a movie. You can turn on your air conditioner from your mobile phone on the way home, or check that everything is turned off over the Internet when you get to work. So take control and enjoy every minute of your life by simply becoming Wiser.


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    StarServe

    Whether it’s audio, data or video; StarServe distributes your entertainment centre, audiovisual and high tech devices to rooms throughout your home.

    easy by providing seamless control of music, home cinema, air conditioning, lighting, sprinkler systems, curtains and shutters, security systems... you name it. You get the same look and feel for everything, any time, anywhere; from a light switch, a touch screen, a home computer, or even from your flat screen TV, as you’re about to watch a movie. You can turn on your air conditioner from your mobile phone on the way home, or check that everything is turned off over the Internet when you get to work. So take control and enjoy every minute of your life by simply becoming Wiser.


    StarServe Data

    Distribute internet and telephone around your home through reliable and secure in wall cabling. You can easily access all of your technological products while maximizing the potential of their feature-rich content. StarServe Data prepares your home for the needs of tomorrow allowing you to adapt to new technology faster and take advantage of services like the NBN and IPTV.

    StarServe Video

    Distribute TV and pay TV signals to up to 8 rooms of your home from one easy to use central hub. With StarServe Video your home is neat, tidy and secure with your outlets fitted straight to the wall reducing the need for cables strung across the room.

    StarServe Audio

    Distribute crisp, clear audio in up to seven rooms of your home without bulky speakers and messy cables. StarServe Audio offers a user-friendly solution to suit every budget, home and lifestyle. Starting with a basic system sending audio to a single area, such as the back patio, to a full-scale multi-room/multi-source system.

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    Video Intercom

    Ness Smartbell IP Intercom is the one of the smartest and most flexible intercom solutions on the market today.

    The system allows you to communicate to visitors at your door using either the wall mounted touchscreen monitor or your Smartphone (iPhone,iPad, Android phones).


    Features that fit your lifestyle

    Not only will it allow you to receive calls from anywhere on your premises, but when you are away from your premises it will still communicate using the Internet and 3G connectivity, so you'll never miss a call again.

    If you’re entertaining friends, consider incorporating a “dining” scene. At the push of a button, the lights will dim to the perfect brightness and your selection of music will turn on. Or wake up in the morning to your favourite tunes by incorporating a schedule to turn on at a particular time as an alarm clock.


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    Electrical

    We can offer you a wide range of services. Whether you want to build your dream home and have all the latest products on offer or you want to upgrade or repair your existing castle we offer a quality service and advice to go with it.


    • New Domestic or Commercial installations

    • Additions and repairs

    • Safety switch installation

    • Smoke alarms
    • Phone and data points.

    • TV points and Clipsal Starserve

    • Energy efficient lighting upgrades

    • Energy monitoring and control



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    Automation

    If you want your dream home to be more functional and energy efficient we can offer you a number of products from the Clipsal C-Bus range. It can be as simple as controlling a few appliances to conserve power to a full control system with remote access, security and cameras.




    Contact Us
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    Datacomms

    We can design and install all types of computer networks. We are Clipsal certified and can offer a lifetime warranty on your installation. We have all the latest test equipment to ensure your network will work to it’s full potential


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    Energy Management.

    Delivering energy efficient and renewable solutions.

    The first step to reducing the energy consumption of your building, is to know where and how the energy is being used. We have thought about you and your energy needs, and created EcoXpert.


    Schneider Electric, the Global Specialist in Energy Management TM, is building a network of certified experts that provide building owners and managers with energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for new and existing sites.


    EcoXperts have been selected and trained to deliver a professional analysis of your building’s energy situation and offer tested, validated, and documented solutions that meet your needs and investment capabilities


    What is an EcoXpert?
    • The EcoXpert program

    • An exclusive partnership between selected professionals and Schneider Electric.

    • Your EcoXpert

    • A certified contractor with specific training in energy efficiency and renewable energies.

    • The EcoXpert solutions

    • A broad range of pre-engineered energy solutions from Schneider Electric.



    First Level Certification

    Energy Adviser: Can conduct a walk through energy audit, provide recommendations and deliver a diverse range of simple and cost effective energy efficiency solutions across a wide range of technologies.


    Advanced Certifications

    Advanced Adviser: Lighting Control: A specialist in the engineering, integration and programming of energy efficient lighting control systems

    We are part of this program and have first level certification and advanced certification in lighting control

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    Reef Hotel Casino

    Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns lighting

    We chose to use Clipsal C-Bus 12 channel 10 amp dimmers to control the lighting. We installed a colour touch screen and 3 DLT’s to control the lighting. We created several scenes for different ballroom functions. The 2 ballrooms could operate independently or as 1 large function room. We created a join function so that the scenes would control both ballrooms. Control is also possible via an I-Pad.


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    Port Douglas AFL Ground Lighting

    Port Douglas AFL grounds lighting upgrade C-Bus control.

    The lights were switched in 3 groups the first being for training mode and the other two for competition.

    C-Bus was the most cost effective means of controlling the lights. It required 1 category 5 underground cable to be run between poles and a 4 channel C-Bus relay in each control panel at each pole. We were able to stagger the switching of each bank by 10 seconds to limit starting currents. Scenes were created for the required modes. The control panels for the project were built in Cairns by Northern Specialist electrical, fitted out in their workshop and the n transported to site.


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    Ergon Energy Management Trial

    Ergon Energy Management Trial.

    Ergon are trialling several methods of controlling domestic loads during peak period.s We were chosen by Clipsal to carry out the electrical, datacomms, automation, security and audio visual. We were asked to supply and install a C-Bus system in a laboratory situation to control loads such as air conditioning, pool filter, clothes dryer, hot water and dishwasher. The load can be controlled locally via pre-determined scenes depending on load shedding required or remotely via a Clipsal Wiser. The Wiser can indicate actual load of individual appliances within the installation and can be accessed as a Web page via a PC, I-Phone or I-Pad. .


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    Clipsal Headquarters Cairns

    Clipsal Headquarters Cairns

    A C-Bus system was chosen to control the lighting and audio. A Clipsal multi room audio system was installed to distribute audio on 5 separate zones throughout the building with individual control for each zone via a DLT. TV and video were distributed via a Clipsal Starserve system to allow for video to be streamed to all parts of the building. A security camera at the entrance can be monitored throughout the building. Security is handled by a 16 zone Clipsal Home C-Bus enabled security panel which is programmed to switch off all lighting after a short time delay and to switch on all lighting in the event of an alarm. Clipsal Titanium product was used for the datacomms. Clipsal Datacomms product comes with a lifetime warranty if it is installed by a Clipsal certified datacomms installer.



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    Kewarra Beach Resort

    We worked with Electrical Contractor David Rudd on this project.

    Using DALI on this project allowed us to individually address and control light fittings. This system gives the flexibility to change the switching configuration of the lighting at a later date without having to physically alter the wiring. A touch screen was installed to give staff full control of the installation.

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    Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre.

    DALI Control a Clipsal product was used to control the lighting on this project in conjunction with Kevin Smith Electrical.

    Using DALI control on this job allowed us to have different functionality of the lighting depending on the time of day. As it was to be used by several community groups the system had to be simple to use. Each room had 4 push buttons on a stainless steel plate. They consisted of 30% brilliance, 75% brilliance, 100% and off. If the centre was used out of hours after 2 hours the lights would slowly dim and go off or they could be reset by pushing the switch again. Arming the security panel turned all the general internal lighting off. This building was designed to have a high energy efficiency rating.


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    Aboriginal Cultural Park.

    Aboriginal Cultural Park.

    As maintenance contractors for the park we were asked to design and install a C-Bus system to automate their manual firing of the fireball used for the night show.

    The fireball was created by discharging 9 kilos of LP gas instantly through a specially designed manifold. The electrical part of the installation was carried out by Taipan Electrical who installed all the safety interlocks and solenoids. The fireball had to be fired from the top end of the park. The most cost effective way to achieve this was to use C-Bus. This only required 1 category 5 cable to be run from the control panel to the firing panel. The unit is armed via a key switch and a ready signal is sent back to the control panel when the unit can then be fired. The system was unique to Australia and was fully approved by Gas Authorities. The end result provides a very impressive display.

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    Two story residence west of Mareeba.

    Two story residence west of Mareeba.

    We carried out the complete installation on this project to the owners design criteria


    • Electrical
    • Lightning and surge protection
    • Phone and datacomms.
    • Clipsal starserve
    • Clipsal Multi room audio.
    • Clipsal C-Bus
    • Clipsal C-Bus wireless.
    • Clipsal security.
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    A custom built switchboard built by Northern Specialist Electrical (Cairns) was used on this project which incorporated the circuit protection, lightning and surge protection, C-Bus control, generator changeover equipment and energy monitoring.

    A combination of Clipsal 2000 profile and Saturn switches and power points were installed throughout.

    Some of the heating and cooling was connected to an off peak tariff.

    Power usage can be monitored locally or remotely via the computer network.

    C-Bus scenes can be set remotely from the farms two way radio system.