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pratik7923
pratik7923
6 September

Online Lighting Places- sites & info not general discussion.

Online Lighting Places- sites & info not general discussion.
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The Light Factory is Australia's leading store. They have more than 10000 decorative lighting products for home, business, industrial warehouse, coffee shops, hotels,…

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pratik7923
Sep 06, 2018 5:52 pm

A photo would really help as there are lots of "round '90s' style fittings" so no one will know exactly what you have. That said, if they are oyster style lights with…

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arcadelt
Aug 29, 2018 6:52 pm
fademan
fademan
5 August

Pendant lights & downlights to ground floor of 2 storey home

Pendant lights & downlights to ground floor of 2 storey home

Do you have photos of your ceiling battens / floor joists to the top floor? Do you have insulation in the ceiling? If they are solid, it's going to make running…

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fademan
Aug 05, 2018 8:54 pm
fred1234
fred1234
23 April

What happened to Wattsaver?

What happened to Wattsaver?

I found him. Stephen Rodda who ran Wattsaver has moved to the Sunshine Coast and has an appliance repair business. In case you're up that way, http://tech-fix.com.au/

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fred1234
Apr 23, 2018 5:08 pm

Hi Maria In echoing ms_prez above we would also really appreciate some assistance or guiding on our upcoming lighting appointment. We would like a pendant over the…

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nissy02
Apr 20, 2018 9:29 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
30 September 2017

bathroom lights

bathroom lights

Yes, wall lights on either side of the mirror. How you then light the whole room is up to you.

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arcadelt
Sep 30, 2017 11:28 pm
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Southies
Aug 10, 2017 10:03 pm
Southies
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
7 August 2017

LED lights in shower niches

LED lights in shower niches

This stage is a vacant block of land…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Aug 07, 2017 11:49 am
Pepsi_Drinker
wall-e
wall-e
30 July 2017

Dimmer switch for led lights

Dimmer switch for led lights

Thanks, I requested for details about the LED and dimmer from my builder. They said they use dimmable led and compatible dimer switch and If I want to remove the dimmer…

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wall-e
Jul 30, 2017 4:56 pm
Man_Ita
Man_Ita
9 July 2017

LED down lights after construction

LED down lights after construction

My builder is charging $98 per downlight but these are halogens and not LEDs. He is charging $58 per light point. Is this what we need to enable future installation of…

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Man_Ita
Jul 09, 2017 10:54 am
Southies
Southies
10 May 2017

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 12:56 pm
Southies
Southies
Southies
9 May 2017

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 4:15 pm
Southies

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 10:41 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
9 January 2017

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 5:43 pm
1960sModernistHome
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 5:24 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 5:10 pm
GoLights
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 7:44 pm

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 8:44 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 12:16 pm
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 1:42 pm
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 5:37 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 1:21 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 8:12 am
Saint Mike
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 5:48 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 6:31 pm
Leksie5000
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 6:39 am
tinkaroos
tinkaroos
2 December 2015

Need to buy LED MR16 7W philips online

Need 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 4:43 pm
Leksie5000
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 2:05 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
30 November 2015

Clipsal SILC

Clipsal 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 7:59 pm
1960sModernistHome
Orpheus
Orpheus
22 September 2015

LED down lights & recommended electricians - Sydney

LED down lights & recommended electricians - Sydney

Our builder electrican is charging us $130 per LED light fully installed. We plan to install around 80 lights so it's quite pricey! I should of became an electrican!

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Orpheus
Sep 23, 2015 12:26 am
Orpheus
teigs1
teigs1
14 September 2015

What is the best type of lighting ?

What is the best type of lighting ?

Thank you both for the replies, much appreciated! I think i will use downlights for accenting and not rely on them for whole room lighting (i was originally going with is…

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teigs1
Sep 14, 2015 4:50 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
12 August 2015

8' led downlights

8' led downlights

I assume you mean 8" (inch, rather than foot). It's an interesting idea, and essentially doing the job of an oyster fitting, but recessed. There would be more glare than…

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oneJohn
Aug 12, 2015 12:38 pm
oneJohn

I have my eye on the Pottery barn style pendant lights for the kitchen bench (semi island)…

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yvonneh
Apr 05, 2015 10:37 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
28 March 2015

Online lighting company- USA based

Online lighting company- USA based

Electrical equipment must be fitted with an Australian RCM (Regulatory Compliance Mark). Unfortunately the USA has decided to run with 120v 60Hz electrical system. Most of…

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1960sModernistHome
Mar 28, 2015 9:58 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1 March 2015

LED for general lighting and estimate on spacing?

LED for general lighting and estimate on spacing?

Yeah I've got similar ones in my hallway, 3000k. Personally I don't like cool white for residential but it comes down to personal taste. If you shop around you will be…

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1960sModernistHome
Mar 01, 2015 8:30 pm
1960sModernistHome
steely81
steely81
30 December 2014

Identify This Light

Identify This Light

Thanks that looks like them, Sh!t they are expensive :) maybe i'll have to get cheap china clones lol

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steely81
Dec 30, 2014 10:52 pm
marisa@artilux
marisa@artilux
19 November 2014

Fan lights and bedroom solutions

Fan lights and bedroom solutions

@PAB_34, You have very beautiful house. I have bi-fold doors in my new house which I'm building. Would you please advice which company did the fly…

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marisa@artilux
Nov 19, 2014 2:51 pm
PAB_34
PAB_34
17 November 2014

Lovely rustic Feature light, but where to find?

Lovely rustic Feature light, but where to find?

The image is from the Mitre 10 website http://accent.mitre10.com.au/accent-inspiration/interior/orange-palette maybe get in touch with…

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PAB_34
Nov 17, 2014 10:38 am
PAB_34
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
3 October 2014

outdoor lighting

outdoor lighting

There are not any significant cost differences in building in the West in comparison to any other part of Melbourne. It will depend on soil testing and engineering…

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Berstan Homes
Oct 03, 2014 1:11 pm
Berstan Homes
PHL
PHL
12 September 2014

Recommendations for GU10 LED light bulbs for track lighting?

Recommendations for GU10 LED light bulbs for track lighting?

What kills LEDs fast is heat; make sure whatever you get has good ventilation. I've used Philips and Osram for over 2 years now, and so far none have died. Their colour…

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PHL
Sep 12, 2014 10:51 pm
pongie
pongie
20 August 2014

Pendant Light for Void

Pendant Light for Void
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Kezu. Don't think you'll like the price though... A little over $600 each

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pongie
Aug 20, 2014 11:55 pm
pongie
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
21 July 2014

dining room pendant light vs fan location advice please

dining room pendant light vs fan location advice please

Look at the space your fan is capable of cooling. You should be able to work it out from the specs. This might enable you to change the location of the fans rather than…

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mrssnowden
Jul 21, 2014 5:38 pm
auds
auds
7 July 2014

Please help with under bench led strips?

Please help with under bench led strips?

I would definitely like to know who sells good quality led strips - we want them under our kitchen island bench and under our bar. thanks

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auds
Jul 07, 2014 3:23 pm
toddzilla
toddzilla
30 April 2014

LED light switches

LED light switches

i found the oppisite with regards to the impress mechs. i have them throughout my house with the exception of bathrooms and kitchens where i have saturn. good product at…

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toddzilla
May 01, 2014 12:31 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
30 March 2014

LED vs Halogen Brightness

LED vs Halogen Brightness

I started a thread when we began our build. It has a lot of info in it - a lot of generalisation and some useful tips .... :) It is a real learning curve - so go slowly…

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Saint Mike
Mar 30, 2014 2:21 pm
Saint Mike
GoLights
GoLights
22 March 2014

E27 light globe - I am confused

E27 light globe - I am confused

Southies, If you are environmentally aware and have a social conscience, just be aware that CFL globes contain…

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GoLights
Mar 22, 2014 8:50 am
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
16 March 2014

How much weight can a stud in the ceiling holds?

How much weight can a stud in the ceiling holds?

We've got a 26kg pendant over the dining table. When it was installed the sparky arranged for a chippie to put a meaty noggin in between two…

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GoLights
Mar 16, 2014 5:19 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
17 February 2014

LED light concealed under kitchen cabinet - what wattage??

LED light concealed under kitchen cabinet - what wattage??

We have had 2 downlighting included in our build under our kitchen cabinets. However now thinking about it I was wondering if having an LED strip…

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GoLights
Feb 17, 2014 12:51 am
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
22 January 2014

LED down light decisions

LED down light decisions

No problem at all. Let us know how you go. It would be good to know how many lights you install in your rooms. Cheers

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GoLights
Jan 22, 2014 10:10 am
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
14 January 2014

Shall I go with LED lights

Shall I go with LED lights

Definitely move across to LED. Halogen will soon be obsolete, and technology is growing super fast with LED, so it'll be wise to use LED and benefit on electricity costs.

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GoLights
Jan 14, 2014 11:16 am
GoLights

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