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kdgirl
kdgirl
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Pendant lights & downlights to ground floor of 2 storey home

Pendant lights & downlights to ground floor of 2 storey home

We really didn’t know anything about electrical when we built (5years ago) and went with the stock standard supplied batten light electrical plan. I have wanted…

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kdgirl
Jul 18, 2018 7:23 am

So I am looking at installing an LED panel inside an existing troffer fixture. Because I have no t-bar around the existing light, this seems like a good option. I was…

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shezza84
Jul 14, 2018 5:47 pm
reaver
reaver
10 July

Buying lights from the US

Buying lights from the US

That's a good point. We use the lamps once in a blue moon when we have guests because we treat them as decorations rather than functional. The ceiling lights are more…

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reaver
Jul 10, 2018 8:04 am
reaver
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sparky_JsP
Jul 09, 2018 2:43 pm
sparky_JsP
alexp79
alexp79
9 July

Trying to find similar wall lights to pic

Trying to find similar wall lights to pic

Almost anything you can find on Aliexpress this days (for fraction of cost), use Search by Image functionality

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alexp79
Jul 09, 2018 2:41 pm

As "Pepsi_Drinker" said, Fibaro Z wave is the way to go as you can control the lights from an app and the relay sits in behind the switch still allowing you to operate the…

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sparky_JsP
Jul 07, 2018 8:04 pm
sparky_JsP

Colorbond and CCTV

Colorbond and CCTV

Any decent security/electrical contractor wouldn't see this as an issue. Yes it does take a little longer for the installation. We have our tricks...like using a plastic…

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sparky_JsP
Jul 07, 2018 7:41 pm
sparky_JsP

LED downlights cut out diameter.

LED downlights cut out diameter.

Generally you will find 70 mm is for fixed 90 mm is for adjustable Also depending on type of light

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sparky_JsP
Jul 07, 2018 7:24 pm
sparky_JsP

Australian Lighting Wiring Question

Australian Lighting Wiring Question

In the 1950's generally you will find exposed "train track" like installation (single insulation) wiring with porcelain cleats. The joins in the roof are exposed with no…

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sparky_JsP
Jul 07, 2018 7:15 pm
sparky_JsP
Kazi
Kazi
18 June

Decorative Light For Skylight

Decorative Light For Skylight

Hi, I was going to start researching for light diffuser for skylight feature. Do yiu mind to recommend me few places? Building Ambassador 41 Wisdom Homes Slab done …

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Kazi
Jun 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Kazi
kjane
kjane
16 June

Lighting HELP

Lighting HELP

The skylights will be a nice feature in the family dining areas, they are a great size. As much as I hate to admit this, I'd tend to agree with your husband about the…

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kjane
Jun 16, 2018 5:06 pm
titos97
titos97
29 April

MyLights

MyLights

My Builder didn't allow me to provide them with these lights. No option have to stick with their Down Light due to the warranty issue. :( Anyway probably in the future…

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titos97
Apr 29, 2018 9:00 pm
algernon
algernon
26 April

Light switches and powerpoints

Light switches and powerpoints

We have the Iconic range in white, and think that it looks quite good. One of the features of the system is easily replaceable faceplates available in a range of colours…

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algernon
Apr 26, 2018 10:43 pm
kjane
kjane
26 April

International Light Fittings

International Light Fittings

Thanks for your very detailed reply IamSAM, exactly the kind of info I was looking for. Much appreciated!

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kjane
Apr 26, 2018 12:55 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 4:08 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 8:29 am
Bananimal
Bananimal
9 March

Bedroom lighting

Bedroom lighting

We went with gentle wall led lighting so set the mood and got dimmers fo the main bedroom light. To be honest we use only the led ones. I just have to mention that we did…

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Bananimal
Mar 09, 2018 1:56 pm
corkco
corkco
5 March

Downlights

Downlights
1, 2, 3, 4

To my knowledge, the fluorescent lights (CFL included) are traditionally non-dimmable. However, I believe now there are some dimmable CFLs available in the market, but…

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corkco
Mar 05, 2018 5:45 pm
corkco
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parlayman
Mar 03, 2018 2:34 pm
flatlinerz
flatlinerz
1 March

Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A

Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A
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Hi 1960sModernistHome What interior garage motion sensor do you recommend getting?

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flatlinerz
Mar 01, 2018 8:02 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
23 January

Exterior lighting help

Exterior lighting help

You can hire an professional electrician to decorate your exterior with decorative lightings

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arcadelt
Jan 23, 2018 6:33 pm
Althom
Althom
23 January

Flashing LED Downlight

Flashing LED Downlight

New globe didn't help. Ended up getting a sparky to change all 4 downlights to an integral type (TAYLOR 9W CCT CHANGING LED…

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Althom
Jan 23, 2018 5:06 pm
Althom
spiffmiff
spiffmiff
17 January

DIY Downlights

DIY Downlights

I'm going to copy a comment I made…

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spiffmiff
Jan 16, 2018 11:58 pm
spiffmiff
Nuri
Nuri
22 December 2017

lighting in my theatre room

lighting in my theatre room

Thanks arcadelt. I have an idea, just not entirely sure how to go about it. I actually e-mailed the Brightgreen design team with my plans and what I'm trying to do, and…

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Nuri
Dec 22, 2017 4:00 pm
Dicko
Dicko
7 December 2017

Smart Downlights

Smart Downlights

LIFX have started doing their downlights again after they discontinued them a year or so back. They are pricey but they dont need any hardware and you can use your light…

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Dicko
Dec 07, 2017 1:56 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
29 November 2017

Do downlights need to line up?

Do downlights need to line up?

I'm pretty sure ours aren't lined up in various spots and I don't notice at all. I think as they are flush with the ceiling they are a bit camoflauged.

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TashPaul
Nov 29, 2017 2:05 pm
TashPaul

Hi, do you have interested in this very slim waterproof LED neon strip light for outdoor use? https://www.lemoledlight.com/products/neon-lights/

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Crazyk
Nov 26, 2017 8:58 am
Crazyk

Christmas is known as the carnival of lights and every person decorates its house with multicolored lights which we normally purchase from the bazaar. As the Christmas is…

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Yanzee
Nov 02, 2017 6:25 pm
Buildingourfirstnest
Buildingourfirstnest
2 October 2017

Noob lighting questions!

Noob lighting questions!

Thanks Liam! I've asked the builder and they have refused to install a manhole as I've already sign the building contract :/ So I'll probably have to think of cutting it…

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Buildingourfirstnest
Oct 02, 2017 1:49 pm
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 10:28 pm
viktorokiro
viktorokiro
7 September 2017

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

SHOW ME YOUR LIGHTS!....Pwease.lol
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Hey, Redolf I like the pictures of pendants lights you shared. I have beautiful in my bed room.

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viktorokiro
Sep 07, 2017 7:34 pm
tobytot
tobytot
28 August 2017

led drivers

led drivers

thanks for the reply

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tobytot
Aug 28, 2017 4:52 pm
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 10:49 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 3:56 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 9:54 am
g33kerb0t
g33kerb0t
23 June 2017

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
Dani_J
Dani_J
21 June 2017

Pendant Light Help

Pendant Light Help

Hi, We have just built a house, and I have the same issue to choose the pendant light over the kitchen... But I am obsessed with this boutique online store they have good…

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Dani_J
Jun 21, 2017 9:40 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
17 June 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 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 11:56 am
Southies

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