Edinburgh Stair Lighting

Edinburgh Stair Lighting Repairs

Welcome to AEW Electrical (Andy White) Edinburgh stair lighting site. So, if you want  peace of mind , fixed costs that incudes free light fitting repairs and broken or missing shade replacement with no extra charges then read below.

City of Edinburgh Council Repairs (CEC)

City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) ceased to maintain and repair tenement stair lighting in communal areas within private properties on June 2016 . Therefore this has moved the onus of responsibility onto the owners. As a result they now have a legal duty of care for repair and maintenance to ensure that the stair lighting is operational.

Although City of Edinburgh Council has given up common stair light maintenance in private properties they do still pay for the electricity. So, it is good practise  to  comply with the CEC specification on maintaining stair lights.

In concusion where the stair does not comply with this specification CEC may insist on an electric meter being fitted thus transferring the cost of the power supply to the owners.

AEW Services

All aspects of communal stair lighting repairs. Modifications and upgrades are covered by AEW Electrical who now offer light fitting repairs and shade replacement free of charge during a re-lamp. A customer recently said “It helps me greatly that my task as the organiser is a lot easier due to fixed costs. It is also peace of mind for me and the other residents with no surprise or extra charges”

Stair Lighting Edinburgh

Whats so special about Edinburgh stair lighting ?

  • Well for a start the cost to pay for the maintenance and repairs was charged through the old rates system now the council tax.
  • The majority have no electric meters fitted so  CEC still  pay via a calculated charge so, its good practise to follow their specifications. (This is under constant review)
  • Light fittings are 30-40 years old and are nearing the end of their service life
  • The lights are controlled via a Astro timer clock that tracks Edinburgh’s sunset and sunrise times.
  • The clocks have an energy saving mode and on & off times change daily.


Stair Light
  • Longer life tubes are used.
  • Starter units replaced.
  • Shades washed and cleaned.
  • Check operation of Astro clock
  • Free faulty light fitting repair
  • Free missing or broken shade replacement

Astro Timer Clock Replacement

Astro timer clock
  • Din enclosure box used.
  • Fuses upgraded to circuit breakers where applicable.
  • Clock complies and set to  CEC stair lighting specification.
  • See more on Astro timer clocks here

LED Upgrade

  • LED conversion light fitting as per City of Edinburgh Councils (CEC)  stair lighting specification.
  • New digital Astro timer clock where applicable included in the quote.
  • Converting LED increases light levels in the stairwell.
  • LED is good for safety and energy saving.
  • No more trying to organise the stair every couple of years.
  • For free advise on converting your home to LED click Here

Free Survey Condition Report

AEW can complete a free survey condition report of your communal stairwell that includes fixed price cost options. This does not incur the cost of a tied in weekly maintenance contract.  Click  here  and complete the contact form with your details and address and I will do the rest.

Organisers Stair Lighting information and help forms

Below is AEW information forms that can be downloaded to help liase with your fellow residents and then coordinate the work required. Click the links below for more information.

AEW residents notification form click here

Organisers sign off form click here

For stair coordinator advise click here

CEC advise on shared repairs and maintenance click here

Unwanted or abandoned bikes in stairwell organisers form click here

If you need a generic shared repairs notification form click here