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Emmz70
Emmz70
22 September 2015

What is this light?

What is this light?

Hi - saw this light in a large department store.......any idea what it's called? Need to start thinking about lighting for our new home. I would…

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Emmz70
Sep 22, 2015 9:13 am

I am hoping for some advice on my first rough draft of a lighting plan. I have not shown switches at this stage as I am just trying to work out the lights. I also have a…

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craighl4
Sep 21, 2015 2:41 pm
MalSannie
MalSannie
16 September 2015

Light above mirror

Light above mirror

Thank you really appreciate it it is beautiful and I really like that it can be angled

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MalSannie
Sep 16, 2015 9:27 am
MalSannie
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 3:50 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
8 September 2015

LED tube light for garage

LED tube light for garage

LED T5 or T8 tubes are what we in the lighting engineering profession call "a complete waste of money". There is no business case for replacing a fluorescent tube with an…

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1960sModernistHome
Sep 08, 2015 10:06 pm
1960sModernistHome
Gaggy
Gaggy
5 September 2015

Gecko light switch

Gecko light switch

Great idea. Cant see the pricing though

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Gaggy
Sep 05, 2015 2:55 pm
Gaggy
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
4 September 2015

HELP with LED downlight layout & power points!

HELP with LED downlight layout & power points!

Are you likely to have a workbench in the garage? Get a light put over the top of that too. I also prefer a big flouro to batten light in the garage, you get a better…

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Spottiswoode
Sep 04, 2015 2:52 pm
icywater
icywater
3 September 2015

My house light plans

My house light plans

I bought them from ebay.

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icywater
Sep 03, 2015 9:13 am
icywater
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
21 August 2015

How many downlights?

How many downlights?

We've got 2 LED downlights in all the rooms that we have downlights in, except the main kitchen area has four, they are all bright enough. The main living rooms have two…

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Spottiswoode
Aug 21, 2015 3:32 pm
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
21 August 2015

Is 2 led light enough for study room

Is 2 led light enough for study room

Our kids bedrooms have 2 led downlights and I think they are plenty bright enough. I'm not sure of the specs though as it wasn't installed by us. Extension lead is an…

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Spottiswoode
Aug 21, 2015 3:28 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
18 August 2015

Recessed light options

Recessed light options

It sounds like you're after a downlight that takes E27 globes? Something like this? http://www.wellsaving.com/E27-100W-CFL- ... p-416.html You may find something like…

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oneJohn
Aug 18, 2015 9:44 am
oneJohn
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
18 August 2015

How much does it cost for track lighting under pelmet?

How much does it cost for track lighting under pelmet?

I've done this in several areas of my house. It's difficult for me to say how much it would cost because I did it all myself (former electrician here). Does a very nice…

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1960sModernistHome
Aug 18, 2015 1:36 am
1960sModernistHome
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 11:38 am
oneJohn
nsnvas
nsnvas
11 August 2015

Ceiling fan

Ceiling fan

Thanks.. Let me check the web site.

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nsnvas
Aug 11, 2015 8:38 pm
bpratt
bpratt
6 August 2015

LED downlights 5w dimmable

LED downlights 5w dimmable

Thanks for the link, but I already have a 8w dimmable one there, and it is just a little bit too bright on the lowest level.

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bpratt
Aug 06, 2015 9:54 am
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
6 August 2015

Help with down light plan

Help with down light plan
1, 2

Hey Beazley! We have the light fittings already (brought them online) but our house is not at handover yet so the lights aren't…

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Leksie5000
Aug 06, 2015 2:03 am
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Leksie5000
Aug 06, 2015 1:58 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
24 July 2015

Downlights

Downlights

You may have a look at LightOnline to find better options,

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1960sModernistHome
Jul 24, 2015 6:07 am
1960sModernistHome
trixee
trixee
23 July 2015

Premium Ruby downlights

Premium Ruby downlights

Star lights are basically low wattage downlights: http://premiumlighting.com.au/product/d ... starlight/ We bought some of the Ruby lights to test them out with our…

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trixee
Jul 23, 2015 11:24 pm
trixee
rb81
rb81
18 July 2015

Size of pendant lights

Size of pendant lights

Help please :) We are currently building a new home and I've asked the builder to install 3 pendant lights above our island bench (rough size of bench is 3m x 0.8m). I…

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rb81
Jul 18, 2015 10:46 pm
icywater
icywater
16 July 2015

good online light shops

good online light shops

The best one to go with is , It is secured with a high end Security…

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icywater
Jul 16, 2015 2:44 am
icywater
StarGirlStar
StarGirlStar
8 July 2015

Show Us Your Island Pendants

Show Us Your Island Pendants

Bunnings have a good selection online and Beacon Lighting have a lovely selection too! Best getting when sales on too! I can decide on silver or black pendants for my…

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StarGirlStar
Jul 08, 2015 12:42 am
StarGirlStar
dorothy30
dorothy30
4 July 2015

Wall Lights

Wall Lights

I have recently bought a great chandelier. What do you think about such decoration like…

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dorothy30
Jul 04, 2015 10:00 pm

Wide Angle (100) vs Narrow angle (60) LED Downlights

Wide Angle (100) vs Narrow angle (60) LED Downlights

By the way, just to get the terminology in order, the general industry terms for downlight/spotlight beam angles is (this is approximate): <7 deg - very narrow spot 7-15…

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1960sModernistHome
Jul 03, 2015 2:35 pm
1960sModernistHome
Skye91
Skye91
11 June 2015

Anyone else not interested in downlights?

Anyone else not interested in downlights?
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Not a big fan of downlights. I feel like if you wanted to remove them later there would be so much repair work to do. More inclined towards a singular chandelier style fitting.

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Skye91
Jun 11, 2015 9:09 pm
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
4 June 2015

Light Up My Garage!

Light Up My Garage!

Iafter reading this thread last night I remembered I had an LED tube that was the wrong size for our old house. New garage had one flouro the right size in it so I…

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Spottiswoode
Jun 04, 2015 9:58 pm
TomCat
TomCat
30 May 2015

Handmade original lights

Handmade original lights

If you're looking for something different ... You might be interested in Adelaide furniture maker Michael Holding's lights. I came across him while working at an…

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TomCat
May 30, 2015 11:38 am
TomCat

Connecting 4 LED downlights to one power plug

Connecting 4 LED downlights to one power plug

If it's all plug-in then there's no regulation standing in your way. Although in my opinion it is poor practice and could be a fire hazard. I would always recommend any…

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1960sModernistHome
May 20, 2015 10:11 pm
1960sModernistHome

LED Lighting for outside

LED Lighting for outside

If you stick with a quality brand you should be right. And yes you're absolutely spot on, the mainstream lighting retailers seem to be importing very low quality LED…

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1960sModernistHome
May 11, 2015 7:44 pm
1960sModernistHome
Roomeat
Roomeat
8 May 2015

Identify these lights!

Identify these lights!

Could always paint them lol :)

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Roomeat
May 08, 2015 7:03 pm
Roomeat

This Is Why You Should Be Careful Selecting Lights

This Is Why You Should Be Careful Selecting Lights

The Trixie (round or square) is about $250ea I think. But they are proper commercial grade exterior grade fittings. The domus one is probably under $100. I think they…

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1960sModernistHome
May 03, 2015 6:07 pm
1960sModernistHome

Warm lights vs cool lights

Warm lights vs cool lights
1, 2, 3, 4

One thing to also note, clear glass has virtually no reflectance. So if you have big windows and doors, the light travels straight through rather than being reflected back…

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1960sModernistHome
May 03, 2015 6:05 pm
1960sModernistHome
Roomeat
Roomeat
3 May 2015

Brightgreen 900+ Curve Tested.

Brightgreen 900+ Curve Tested.

These are my sterile labratory test. LMAO No.. In fact they are tested at home with a bit of creativity to position at the height I expect to install them. Our current…

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Roomeat
May 03, 2015 12:42 am
Roomeat
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
21 April 2015

Feedback on new home lighting design

Feedback on new home lighting design
1, 2

After all I have said, I do agree with that! It's your house at the end of the day

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 21, 2015 7:24 pm
1960sModernistHome
Roomeat
Roomeat
20 April 2015

Very Interesting Video To Watch.

Very Interesting Video To Watch.

Just been watching this video and found it very interesting. Thought others here may benefit a bit from it.. I'm in no way representing Brightgreen or promoting their…

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Roomeat
Apr 20, 2015 11:25 am
Roomeat
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
17 April 2015

LED vs Halogen downlights?

LED vs Halogen downlights?

There are so many different grades and types of LED downlights available that asking whether LED downlights are good is like asking if cars are good... Need to be a bit…

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 17, 2015 6:21 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
9 April 2015

LED vs fluorescent downlights

LED vs fluorescent downlights

What the salesman told you is complete bollocks. Such a sweeping statement with no foundation in fact and no metrics to compare to. A raw LED chip has a 120 degree beam…

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 09, 2015 8:52 pm
1960sModernistHome
GoLights
GoLights
9 April 2015

Thoughts on which Light for my Dining Area

Thoughts on which Light for my Dining Area

Some great choices there! make sure to check out all suppliers and replicas!

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GoLights
Apr 09, 2015 3:09 pm
GoLights
ECOECO
ECOECO
7 April 2015

Security Lights Recommendation

Security Lights Recommendation

From the ad and title it looks like they are solar powered. Are you talking about the storage cell used? I would ask the seller on fleabay…

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ECOECO
Apr 07, 2015 4:23 pm
ECOECO
quiksilver
quiksilver
7 April 2015

Lighting Designer?

Lighting Designer?

I planned all the lighting points myself ( interior and exterior). It's good to have an idea what kind of lightings you have in mind already (pendant/ down…

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quiksilver
Apr 07, 2015 2:33 pm
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
5 April 2015

First floor lighting conundrum

First floor lighting conundrum

G'day Goldy740 Can send me your plans and I will be able to help I am a Electrical contractor on Perth cheers

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sparky_JsP
Apr 05, 2015 11:47 pm
sparky_JsP

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 9:37 pm
GoLights
GoLights
1 April 2015

Replacing light fittings

Replacing light fittings

As discussed, all fixed wiring, including the removal of obsolete cables, and unused plugs must be performed by a qualified electrical contractor. I hope this helps

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GoLights
Apr 01, 2015 8:03 am
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
31 March 2015

Lighting above stacked stone feature wall

Lighting above stacked stone feature wall

Hi Again, I didn't realise you had a concrete slab in your earlier post. Is the builder installing a drop/false ceiling? or is it exposed concrete? You will be limited to…

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GoLights
Mar 31, 2015 3:10 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
31 March 2015

lighting plan, any thoughts?

lighting plan, any thoughts?

Hi, Seems like you have most areas covered, except for the dining area. I would follow the aesthetic lines of the lighting plan. basically you have 4x lights in the…

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GoLights
Mar 31, 2015 2:06 pm
GoLights
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 8:58 pm
1960sModernistHome
Crickey888
Crickey888
16 March 2015

Advice or experiences with dimming LED with Clipsal Saturn

Advice or experiences with dimming LED with Clipsal Saturn

How is it that some electrical contractors in NSW claim they represent Clipsal and even produced clipsal worksheets and when downlights are requested, they supply Lucci…

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Crickey888
Mar 16, 2015 10:54 am
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 7:30 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
8 February 2015

In slab/floor mounted up lights.

In slab/floor mounted up lights.

If you're using LED (what I recommend you do) heat isn't really an issue. It comes down to budget. There is a light fitting to do just about any job you want it to - but…

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1960sModernistHome
Feb 08, 2015 4:01 pm
1960sModernistHome

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