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Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A

Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A
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I think I understand what you're getting at. I suspect the cause of the shadowing you're talking about might be from wide-angle diffused downlights. As you read through…

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1960sModernistHome
Jun 26, 2017 7:14 pm
1960sModernistHome
g33kerb0t
g33kerb0t
23 June

Positioning of two pendants about island bench

Positioning of two pendants about island bench

If it was up to me i would use 3 pendants as 2 spotlights might not be wide enough to cover the whole length. Equally spaced would mean 750mm, 1500mm, and 2250mm. It also…

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g33kerb0t
Jun 23, 2017 1:41 pm
g33kerb0t
wongbruce
wongbruce
17 June

Ceiling Light Points

Ceiling Light Points

The electrician will drill a 90mm hole for the standard downlight. If you have only put one light batten in it could cause problems potentially especially for the ground…

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wongbruce
Jun 17, 2017 7:31 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
7 June

Lighting Designer

Lighting Designer

Hmmmm. I think something has gone missing.

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arcadelt
Jun 07, 2017 12:56 am

Urgent help with downlights please!

Urgent help with downlights please!

The Trend ResiLed is a great downlight for domestic. It is the same as their commercial grade miniled, but just has a lower cost LED chip and driver (which is fine because…

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1960sModernistHome
May 28, 2017 8:50 am
1960sModernistHome

Pricing for downlights

Pricing for downlights

You need to enquire what downlights they are using. Are they using rubbish, glarey $20 downlights, or good quality low glare $60 downlights?

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1960sModernistHome
May 28, 2017 8:41 am
1960sModernistHome

Lights In Shower Niche and Behind Mirrors

Lights In Shower Niche and Behind Mirrors

I wouldn't recommend the shower niche one. I regularly have interior designers asking me to design these in to my lighting designs but I won't. It will be very…

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1960sModernistHome
May 27, 2017 6:45 pm
1960sModernistHome
arcadelt
arcadelt
20 May

Can dimmers be retro fitted?

Can dimmers be retro fitted?

That is just not true. There are all in one button and dimmers available that you can use on a one to one swap. They are expensive, but you would have to pay for rotary…

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arcadelt
May 20, 2017 11:31 am
Southies
Southies
10 May

Changing LED light in fanlight by electrician ???

Changing LED light in fanlight by electrician ???

I wasn't given that choice I've decided NOT to buy my fanlights from Beacon - bugger that ! I'll instead be ordering from an online company for a much better price and be…

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Southies
May 10, 2017 11:56 am
Southies

Buying lighting, etc online from supplier in another state

Buying lighting, etc online from supplier in another state

hi there, we actually ordered these from a company based in Ireland Called , shipping wasn't to bad of a price and we waited couple weeks for…

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Southies
May 09, 2017 3:15 pm
Southies

Smart Downlights

Smart Downlights

Have a look at Clipsal Silc - sounds like what you're after

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 30, 2017 8:41 am
1960sModernistHome
Zanga
Zanga
20 April

Floodlight

Floodlight

Good link. Thank you. The reason I ask because I have to be tight so total price is under the FHOG limit. I would pay it if Government allow me to. I don't have a…

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Zanga
Apr 20, 2017 10:18 pm
dharmesh
dharmesh
20 March

LED down lights after construction

LED down lights after construction

Hi, I tried sending you PM, but messages are getting stuck in my outbox. Can you try sending me PM with contact details of your electrician? I am building near Campbeltown area.

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dharmesh
Mar 20, 2017 12:03 pm

Hi guys, Just wondering what your thoughts about replacing the current oyster light with something else? I really like those wicker or wooden pendant lights, but I've…

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johnzo
Mar 10, 2017 9:41 am
LouBir
LouBir
27 February

Bedroom lighting

Bedroom lighting

I agree with one dimmable oyster light in the bedroom and you can use lamps for mood. Because if you really think about it, how much time do you spend in the bedroom with…

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LouBir
Feb 27, 2017 5:41 pm
LouBir

Wall wash lighting for stack stone screen

Wall wash lighting for stack stone screen

Option 1 is the winner. Select the 15 degree beam angle version. Buy two of them, position them end-to-end at the base of your stone wall, approximately 100-150mm out from…

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1960sModernistHome
Jan 09, 2017 4:43 pm
1960sModernistHome
bpratt
bpratt
28 October 2016

LED lights in shower niches

LED lights in shower niches

a big +1 to that. It looks pretty, and trendy, and all the rest, but it is unsafe.

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bpratt
Oct 28, 2016 7:48 pm

Hi Maria, We would really appreciate some advice on lighting placement and styles that would suit our space. Our style definitely is more modern than traditional, we like…

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ms_prez
Oct 17, 2016 9:11 pm
ms_prez
GoLights
GoLights
17 October 2016

Warm or Cool LED lights ?

Warm or Cool LED lights ?

Hi There, Picking your kelvins can be a personal opinion! I have always favoured more so towards WArm White 2700K - 3000K for interiors as it adds warmth and a family…

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GoLights
Oct 17, 2016 4:24 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
17 October 2016

LED track lighting

LED track lighting

Hello :) Thanks for recommending us 1960's Modernist Home! Sorry it has taken us a while to thank you but we are here now :)

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GoLights
Oct 17, 2016 4:13 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
17 October 2016

Bathroom exhaust combined with LED light

Bathroom exhaust combined with LED light

Hi There Lenarufus, Sorry to see no one has gotten back to you! Exhaust and Light kits are really common these days, some people seem to think they are not as efficient…

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GoLights
Oct 17, 2016 4:10 pm
GoLights
SteveMc
SteveMc
28 September 2016

SHOW ME YOUR LIGHTS!....Pwease.lol

SHOW ME YOUR LIGHTS!....Pwease.lol
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Should you mind sharing the ebay id. I'd really appreciate it. Great idea!

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SteveMc
Sep 28, 2016 10:22 pm
SteveMc
nickmus
nickmus
19 September 2016

CFL fluorescent vs LED downlights for savings

CFL fluorescent vs LED downlights for savings

LED prices have now decreased heavily, the government can even offer a rebate in some cases, visit www.wireinelectrical.com.au for more information about installation…

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nickmus
Sep 19, 2016 9:43 pm
nickmus
Crewie
Crewie
13 September 2016

Customised Wall Lights

Customised Wall Lights

Does anyone know where I could get something like this made in Australia?

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Crewie
Sep 13, 2016 6:44 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
3 September 2016

Pendants from Sweden

Pendants from Sweden

I dont think it will be an issue however I am not an electrician. The globes must be for 220/240v.

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AussieMark
Sep 03, 2016 7:13 pm
lozza81
lozza81
3 September 2016

cannot paste into a post

cannot paste into a post

I tried that too! Not sure why it isn't working!

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lozza81
Sep 03, 2016 2:06 pm
goody59
goody59
2 July 2016

LED Downlights and Dimmers - My Experience

LED Downlights and Dimmers - My Experience

Clipsal 413 QC (quick connect) are about $5 and are the bees knees. I love the wall sconces. Where are the obligatory 3 pendants over the kitchen island/bench area? LOL

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goody59
Jul 02, 2016 5:16 pm
goody59
housebythewater
housebythewater
30 June 2016

Pendant light diameter? Getting the scale right.

Pendant light diameter? Getting the scale right.

Ooh. That ceiling height is a bit tricky. If you are feeling brave, I think two pendants hung at different heights would look great, especially if they were hung off…

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housebythewater
Jun 30, 2016 9:53 pm
housebythewater
Roomeat
Roomeat
13 June 2016

LED Strip Lighting For Kitchen Overheads

LED Strip Lighting For Kitchen Overheads

Thanks guys. We ended up gong with a chanel from CLA Lighting. http://www.clalighting.com.au/product/l ... ed-strips/ The Chan1 in the top of the image (which is the same…

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Roomeat
Jun 13, 2016 10:58 am
Roomeat
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
12 June 2016

Lights embedded in concrete driveway - where to start?

Lights embedded in concrete driveway - where to start?

Make sure you get something strong. Most good quality inground uplights come with a plastic housing that you place in the concrete as it's being poured, then the lights…

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1960sModernistHome
Jun 12, 2016 10:47 pm
1960sModernistHome

No I wouldn't lower it otherwise tall people will hit it. It's centred in the roof and for the entrance it would look funny if it was lined up for side doors. Haven't…

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Houseandhorse
Apr 27, 2016 7:44 pm
Houseandhorse
Grahamandsons
Grahamandsons
20 April 2016

lighting for plants

lighting for plants

Love the impact this has, sometimes it's the little details that make the biggest difference.

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Grahamandsons
Apr 20, 2016 11:16 am
Flowersinthegarden
Flowersinthegarden
11 April 2016

How many lights ?

How many lights ?

It really depends on the kind of lighting you are using. If you use led ceiling lights. We recommend using a 15w 6 inch fitting for every 7.5sqm. If you are using…

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Flowersinthegarden
Apr 11, 2016 10:15 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
9 April 2016

Electrician wiring your own house.

Electrician wiring your own house.

You're welcome to look at my own home here viewtopic.php?f=53&t=82091 where I have used some creative lighting. Photos are not that great so if you want to see better…

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 09, 2016 6:59 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
17 March 2016

Modify light fitting

Modify light fitting

Can you take a better photo of the actual luminaire?

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1960sModernistHome
Mar 17, 2016 5:55 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
13 March 2016

Lights flickering when off!

Lights flickering when off!
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If the lights are 2-way switched, the cause is 99% likely caused by induced voltage in the 2 way "strap" cable. 2 way switching is normally wired using a cable with two…

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1960sModernistHome
Mar 13, 2016 8:01 am
1960sModernistHome
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
11 March 2016

Which E27 globe for this light fitting ?

Which E27 globe for this light fitting ?

The one Fat Shack vintage stock are made by Mercator. Check out Mercator website. We got ours for nearly half their price from a local wholesaler. Custom knockdown…

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Leksie5000
Mar 11, 2016 12:42 pm
lightco
lightco
9 March 2016

Online Lighting Places- sites & info not general discussion.

Online Lighting Places- sites & info not general discussion.
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This is a top Australian online lighting website: http://www.lightingstyle.com.au

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lightco
Mar 09, 2016 11:29 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
3 March 2016

Do you think these pendants would work with our high ceiling

Do you think these pendants would work with our high ceiling

I hope you don't purchase it. I think it would be to high. 18 ft is way to much . It should be lower. Ideally 10 ft from the floor. Check out http://www.lumentrade.com

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1960sModernistHome
Mar 03, 2016 9:31 pm
1960sModernistHome
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
16 February 2016

Island bench lights

Island bench lights

You can't go wrong with pendant lights aligned over a bench top! But the height and positioning needs to be right. If you visit our website at

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Leksie5000
Feb 16, 2016 4:37 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
12 February 2016

(Another) pendant light size question

(Another) pendant light size question

Yeah I know what you mean about the gut. The app isn't that useful sadly as nothing is to scale, lights are too big, but it's a bit of fun! I can imagine in a completed…

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Leksie5000
Feb 12, 2016 12:21 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 February 2016

Water through downlight after storm

Water through downlight after storm

Is this a new house ? If so I'd ring builder. But - I'd surely get it checked. Might just be a loose tile or some capillary action.

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Saint Mike
Feb 09, 2016 7:12 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
15 January 2016

LED and switches

LED and switches

One other tip along with the dimmer flicker device , we had all of ours plugged - not wired - in. If one goes you can just unplug and replace (under warranty). They…

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Saint Mike
Jan 15, 2016 6:47 am
Saint Mike
Roomeat
Roomeat
14 January 2016

Brightgreen Downlights On Sale!!!

Brightgreen Downlights On Sale!!!

you can arrange it with Your Home Consulting and have it done during build but its cheaper to do it after hand over

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Roomeat
Jan 14, 2016 9:32 am
Roomeat
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
14 January 2016

Do I have to pay for a lighting design?

Do I have to pay for a lighting design?

We do lighting designs for USD $ 10 Check out http://www.lumentrade.com for latest lighting models. We are an online lighting portal for all types of Lighting

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1960sModernistHome
Jan 14, 2016 6:03 am
1960sModernistHome
peter1
peter1
26 December 2015

LED tube lights

LED tube lights

Turns out it's not compatible, it says on the box "not for ECG", I didn't know what that means at the time but later found out it stands for Electronic Control Gear (aka…

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peter1
Dec 26, 2015 4:48 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
22 December 2015

Lighting for island bench

Lighting for island bench

Difficult to say I would say. See a few display homes near your area and that will give you an idea. But I would not use too big for island if you are using one for…

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Leksie5000
Dec 22, 2015 5:31 pm
Charley
Charley
9 December 2015

What else is there beside downlights?

What else is there beside downlights?

I'm not having any downlights either. Is beacon the only lighting store around?

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Charley
Dec 09, 2015 8:05 pm


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