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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
Bubble
Bubble
26 September 2014

advice on a particular Bocci light

advice on a particular Bocci light

I am using this in the staircase void. I have seen it in person and The glass is thick. Gorgeous light. Unless someone is going to bang them together I doubt they will break.

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Bubble
Sep 26, 2014 8:26 pm
jsoetandi
jsoetandi
19 September 2014

LED downlights

LED downlights

If you are doing downlights yourself.. probably worth buying the LEDs from electrical whole-seller as it can turn out to be cheaper when bought in batches compared to…

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jsoetandi
Sep 19, 2014 4:43 pm
jsoetandi
paulw11
paulw11
18 September 2014

Another LED question! Replaceable bulbs or not??

Another LED question! Replaceable bulbs or not??

I put about 30 LED down lights in about 2 1/2 years ago. I have had 4 failures - all transformers. The first 2 were replaced under warranty. The last two I bought…

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paulw11
Sep 18, 2014 6:15 pm

do these need to match? I am having the bocci lighting in the dining and kitchen (pendants over island bench)…

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auds
Sep 16, 2014 10:45 am
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
steevo
steevo
11 September 2014

LED Downlights - new home - Osram or EcoBrilliant?

LED Downlights - new home - Osram or EcoBrilliant?

I tend to agree with Golight, Bad information can cost you! Things like CRI and lumens are important, if you like a true looking light, I would try to keep above 85-90…

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steevo
Sep 11, 2014 5:41 pm
GoLights
GoLights
4 September 2014

Is it time to change from halogens to LED?

Is it time to change from halogens to LED?

Hi, It's definitely time to convert to LED. You will not only save power costs, but you won't need to change a globe for a VERY long time, and you will avoid any…

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GoLights
Sep 04, 2014 12:27 pm
GoLights
magpiegirl
magpiegirl
22 August 2014

Oval Pendant Lighting

Oval Pendant Lighting

Good article here http://inside-living.com.au/using-light ... our-space/ on lighitng. Lead me to Satelight Design. I ended up getting a similar custom made light done…

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magpiegirl
Aug 22, 2014 11:45 am
pongie
pongie
20 August 2014

Pendant Light for Void

Pendant Light for Void
1, 2

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
htc
htc
12 August 2014

Let's Talk Lighting?

Let's Talk Lighting?

Hi all, We are Rexel's Home Technology Centre. An exciting new development by one of the electrical industry's leading wholesalers specialising in helping you choose the…

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htc
Aug 12, 2014 12:22 pm
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

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7922&p=80301&hilit=lights#p80301 there's a list of lighting suppliers on that thread. We were originally looking at a light similar to one you have…

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kexkez
Jul 20, 2014 12:39 pm
kexkez
joannek
joannek
15 July 2014

couple of questions - advice needed.

couple of questions - advice needed.

I would just make sure they have a common theme. It might be shape, colour or the material. A friend of mine did different pendants but all in a hammered copper. Looked awesome.

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joannek
Jul 15, 2014 11:59 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
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 June 2014

Garage Lighting

Garage Lighting

More people seem to have trouble uploading pics from there than any other photo hosting site. I just gave "freakychick" the same advice in this thread...

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Stewie D
Jun 30, 2014 11:01 pm
Forg
Forg
6 June 2014

ARE HEAT SHIELDS NEEDED FOR LED DOWNLIGHTS?

ARE HEAT SHIELDS NEEDED FOR LED DOWNLIGHTS?
1, 2

I think I have an answer to my question ... which probably indicates that I was asking the wrong question, although the part I quoted was relevant. :) If you get decent LED…

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Forg
Jun 06, 2014 3:39 pm
Sparky50
Sparky50
13 May 2014

Large number of RGB LED strip light project

Large number of RGB LED strip light project

1) When calculating load of a 120v/12v/150 watt transformer using LED strip lighting do we calculate our amperage on the line or load…

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Sparky50
May 13, 2014 10:21 pm
toddzilla
toddzilla
30 April 2014

Dimmable push-button switches and multi-way switching

Dimmable push-button switches and multi-way switching

i picked out my styles by playing with them at homebase in subiaco, have you been there. i am the type of person who likes to touch feel hold first and at least i know…

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toddzilla
May 01, 2014 12:55 am
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
joyfulbuilder
joyfulbuilder
24 April 2014

Need advice re junction boxes for kitchen lighting

Need advice re junction boxes for kitchen lighting

I haven't looked at sparky quotes yet. These particular downlights plug into a power point - so the sparky will need to install power points coming out of the junction…

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joyfulbuilder
Apr 24, 2014 10:09 pm
alexf40
alexf40
22 April 2014

LED Lighting for a Standard House ?

LED Lighting for a Standard House ?
1, 2, 3, 4

Anyone used www.xiongruiled.com their lights apparently comply with the SAA/C-Tick standard approval.

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alexf40
Apr 22, 2014 5:44 pm
jenathome
jenathome
7 April 2014

Warm light usage

Warm light usage

Nice lighting. Well done!

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jenathome
Apr 07, 2014 10:50 am
jenathome
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
26 March 2014

Lighting Ideas for low ceilings

Lighting Ideas for low ceilings

We are planning to install only 6 downlight fittings in addtion to 3 pendant lights, is it enough go with deco 13W of your…

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GoLights
Mar 26, 2014 3:03 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
23 March 2014

Kitchen and dining lights, will these match?

Kitchen and dining lights, will these match?

Skylights are great, but pointless at night. Lighting up…

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GoLights
Mar 23, 2014 6:07 pm
GoLights
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

Help - Dimmable LED downlight Set Up Not Working

Help - Dimmable LED downlight Set Up Not Working

I'd suggest changing the Universal Dimmer to a TRAILING EDGE dimmer. This may solve your issue. Hope you've found the problem, and sorted it out.

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GoLights
Mar 16, 2014 5:23 pm
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
AussieMark
AussieMark
28 January 2014

Large sky light

Large sky light

Mate check out velux ceiling windows. I am having 4 in my house. FYI the installation is about the same cost as the units themselves. Be close to a seat as they are not…

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AussieMark
Jan 28, 2014 5:00 pm
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
GoLights
GoLights
12 January 2014

LED downlights with dimmer dial question?

LED downlights with dimmer dial question?

The Sunny Ecostar is a great light. and very cost effective compared to the Brightgreens. The Bright greens are almost double the price, but in comparison, doesn't show a…

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GoLights
Jan 12, 2014 10:07 pm
GoLights
Althom
Althom
10 January 2014

Buying lighting online- things to be aware of

Buying lighting online- things to be aware of

Be aware that not all "stainless steel" outdoor lights are in fact stainless steel. Check what the spec says they are made out of, should read 316, 304 or marine grade…

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Althom
Jan 10, 2014 4:15 pm
Althom
GoLights
GoLights
9 January 2014

Strip lighting

Strip lighting

Yes, so essentially that would be the same thing. The load cable is the cable running from the Light switch to the power point. The LED driver is plugged into the power…

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GoLights
Jan 09, 2014 10:25 am
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
9 January 2014

Lighting for period hallway?

Lighting for period hallway?

Simple lights are sometimes the best option colebatchd. Sounds like a good looking home

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GoLights
Jan 09, 2014 10:22 am
GoLights
chatterbox
chatterbox
8 January 2014

Raked Ceiling Downlights

Raked Ceiling Downlights

ours comply with all regulations and have all the certificates, so no problems

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chatterbox
Jan 08, 2014 8:11 pm
GoLights
GoLights
8 January 2014

Light globes from China

Light globes from China

Hi, I'd be vary wary when it comes to buying anything from China. If the proper certification doesn't exist, you will void all insurance on your property!! Its not worth…

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GoLights
Jan 08, 2014 7:43 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
8 January 2014

Track lighting

Track lighting

Hi, This looks like a GU10 240V unit, and therefore does not require a transformer... I could be wrong, because the images aren't very clear, but in my experience, that…

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GoLights
Jan 08, 2014 7:14 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
8 January 2014

pendant light installation

pendant light installation

Hi, in my experience, and that is 15 years in the electrical trade, it shouldn't cost you more than $50 to change over a standard batten to a pendant. If the pendant is…

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GoLights
Jan 08, 2014 6:48 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
8 January 2014

pendant lighting questions

pendant lighting questions

1. is it easy enough for an electrician to fit them over the kitchen bench if there is no original light fittings there, and is it expensive to do this? Yes very easy if…

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GoLights
Jan 08, 2014 6:44 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
8 January 2014

Dimmable Downlights Posthandover + Exterior Lights

Dimmable Downlights Posthandover + Exterior Lights

As long as the lights you have installed are dimmable, then you shouldnt have a problem. If it is only 1x existing switch on the wall, you can buy a dimmer from any…

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GoLights
Jan 08, 2014 6:33 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
8 January 2014

Lamps wired to light switch?

Lamps wired to light switch?

Hi, As above, the power point can be wired to a light switch, and be controlled from there. Although that power point may only be used for lighting points. Some power…

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GoLights
Jan 08, 2014 5:56 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
8 January 2014

Maximum wattage of a light fitting

Maximum wattage of a light fitting

Hi, I can understand your frustration, and yes, finding the right globe is important. You should check out Oriel Lighting's site. They have great looking bulbs that will…

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GoLights
Jan 08, 2014 5:01 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
8 January 2014

Kitchen LEDs

Kitchen LEDs

Hi Mark, Being an electrician for over 15 years, I have seen many kitchens with fluorescent tubes, but would have to say, that its quite "dated" Although there are new…

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GoLights
Jan 08, 2014 4:54 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
8 January 2014

Dimensions to suit room

Dimensions to suit room

Hi, Being an electrician by trade, i can only advise on what the general placement of lights should be. For example, if you had a 4x4m room I would recommend between 4-6…

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GoLights
Jan 08, 2014 4:47 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
8 January 2014

Kitchen lighting, what do I need?

Kitchen lighting, what do I need?

Hi, Great advice given by everybody. Depending on Budget, you can get away with the pendants proving ample light for the kitchen and if you're worried about casting…

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GoLights
Jan 08, 2014 4:11 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
8 January 2014

ARE HEAT SHIELDS NEEDED FOR LED DOWNLIGHTS?

ARE HEAT SHIELDS NEEDED FOR LED DOWNLIGHTS?

LED downlights are designed to dissipate heat (if any) evenly through the attached or built in Heat Sink, and therefore do not pose a problem when positioned close to…

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GoLights
Jan 08, 2014 3:42 pm
GoLights


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