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Smart DownlightsSmart Downlights

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

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

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
Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&AAsk a lighting design engineer - general Q&A
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Yeah that should be pretty simple if it is a traditional pitched roof.

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 17, 2017 4:04 pm
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dharmesh
20 March
LED down lights after constructionLED 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
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27 February
Bedroom lightingBedroom 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
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wongbruce
30 January
Urgent help with downlights please!Urgent help with downlights please!

$50 for a downlight??? I got my Samsung 90mm LED Downlight for 4000K Warm Light for only $16 each. Kind Regards, Bruce "Building an Eden Brae Waldorf 50 in North…

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wongbruce
Jan 30, 2017 1:18 pm
Wall wash lighting for stack stone screenWall 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
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bpratt
28 October 2016
LED lights in shower nichesLED 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
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GoLights
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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
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GoLights
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17 October 2016
LED track lightingLED 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
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GoLights
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17 October 2016
Bathroom exhaust combined with LED lightBathroom 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
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SteveMc
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28 September 2016
SHOW ME YOUR LIGHTS!....Pwease.lolSHOW 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
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nickmus
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19 September 2016
CFL fluorescent vs LED downlights for savingsCFL 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
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Crewie
13 September 2016
Customised Wall LightsCustomised 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
3 September 2016
Pendants from SwedenPendants 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
3 September 2016
cannot paste into a postcannot 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
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2 July 2016
LED Downlights and Dimmers - My ExperienceLED 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
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housebythewater
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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
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Roomeat
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13 June 2016
LED Strip Lighting For Kitchen OverheadsLED 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
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1960sModernistHome
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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
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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
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Grahamandsons
20 April 2016
lighting for plantslighting 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
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
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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
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1960sModernistHome
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17 March 2016
Modify light fittingModify light fitting

Can you take a better photo of the actual luminaire?

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1960sModernistHome
Mar 17, 2016 5:55 am
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1960sModernistHome
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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
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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
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
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3 March 2016
Do you think these pendants would work with our high ceilingDo 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
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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
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
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9 February 2016
Water through downlight after stormWater 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
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Saint Mike
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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
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Roomeat
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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
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1960sModernistHome
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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
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peter1
26 December 2015
LED tube lightsLED 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
22 December 2015
Lighting for island benchLighting 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
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
lozza81
7 December 2015
Builder supplied downlights- are these ok?Builder supplied downlights- are these ok?

Looks pretty good to me. I'd probably shift the study nook lights closer to the wall so they are directly above the desk. I'd also be…

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lozza81
Dec 07, 2015 1:10 pm

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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Purplenetti
Dec 07, 2015 9:49 am
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Leksie5000
5 December 2015
Downlights after handover Downlights after handover

Hi I'm sure this has been done to death but I can't seem to find in a search.. Considering installing some downlights after handover but what do we need to consider…

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Leksie5000
Dec 05, 2015 5:39 am
tinkaroos
2 December 2015
Need to buy LED MR16 7W philips onlineNeed to buy LED MR16 7W philips online

Hi All, Looking to buy 32 Philips LED 7Watt from online, can you please suggest a reliable place to buy. I was buying from ebay lately but had couple of bad experiences…

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tinkaroos
Dec 02, 2015 3:43 pm
Leksie5000
2 December 2015
Extra fittings - cost Extra fittings - cost

If you are allowed by your builder, go direct to the electrician and offer them cash for your extras. You'd be surprised how far you…

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Leksie5000
Dec 02, 2015 1:05 am
1960sModernistHome
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30 November 2015
Clipsal SILCClipsal SILC

I am told by Clipsal that it adds about $5,000 - $10,000 to a typical house or apartment. Personally I think it's a complete waste of money as I don't see any benefit in…

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1960sModernistHome
Nov 30, 2015 6:59 pm
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1960sModernistHome
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30 November 2015
Using an indoor ceiling oyster light on an outside balcony?Using an indoor ceiling oyster light on an outside balcony?

It'll be full of bugs and dust before the end of the first month. Generally on a balcony we would use either a "bulkhead" luminaire or a surface mounted exterior…

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1960sModernistHome
Nov 30, 2015 6:51 pm
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1960sModernistHome
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24 November 2015
Adding 2 wall sconces-use the same light switch as existing?Adding 2 wall sconces-use the same light switch as existing?

Anything can be done, it depends on cable access and how it's built, and how willing you are to patch and paint walls and ceiling. I suggest you get an electrician around…

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1960sModernistHome
Nov 24, 2015 5:42 am
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stevie_sloth
23 November 2015
One existing light fitting in ceiling...can two lights work?One existing light fitting in ceiling...can two lights work?

Cool, thank you so much! I think fan and light combo it is (the ceiling is vermiculite and we don't want to mess with it! lol)

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stevie_sloth
Nov 23, 2015 3:38 pm



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