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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 10:01 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 2:39 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 9:21 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
Apr 30, 2014 11:55 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
Apr 30, 2014 11:31 pm
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 9:09 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 4:44 pm
jenathome
jenathome
7 April 2014

Warm light usage

Warm light usage

Nice lighting. Well done!

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jenathome
Apr 07, 2014 9:50 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 1:21 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 2:03 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 5:07 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 7:50 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 4:23 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 4:19 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 16, 2014 11:51 pm
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 4:00 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 9:10 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 10:16 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 9:07 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 3:15 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 9:25 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 9:22 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 7:11 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 6:43 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 6:14 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 5:48 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 5:44 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 5:33 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 4:56 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 4:01 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 3:54 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 3:47 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 3:11 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 2:42 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
8 January 2014

Brightgreen D900 CUBE 90°x30° Beam

Brightgreen D900 CUBE 90°x30° Beam

Hi, We've had a few customers install these in there kitchen, and are happy with the result, although weren't happy with the price. There are several other models, that…

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GoLights
Jan 08, 2014 12:40 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
6 January 2014

Pendant lights hanging from cord rather than rod

Pendant lights hanging from cord rather than rod

Hi guys, Some Pendants are very light in weight, and you may find they blow in the wind if its a high traffic area and exposed to windows and doors. You can try and…

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GoLights
Jan 06, 2014 5:07 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
6 January 2014

LED Strip Lighting failing

LED Strip Lighting failing

I agree. An LED strip with an IP rating is essential for the kitchen area, as it can get quite damp, especially when cooking and washing up. We have several high end…

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GoLights
Jan 06, 2014 5:01 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
6 January 2014

Lighting bedroom without ceiling lights

Lighting bedroom without ceiling lights

Hi, Wall lights would be a good idea if you can't find a suitable fan and light combination. We have several fans that come with pre-installed lights, and some with…

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GoLights
Jan 06, 2014 4:21 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
6 January 2014

multi globe ceiling lights

multi globe ceiling lights

Hi, Sounds like it could also be a surging problem. I'm an electrician by trade, and work at golights.com.au and I have encountered these issues a few times with our…

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GoLights
Jan 06, 2014 3:39 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
6 January 2014

Recessed feature niche - how to install lights

Recessed feature niche - how to install lights

Hi, there are a couple of ways this can be done, and your builder would have a better idea, because he would have had to plan it prior to the construction. The first…

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GoLights
Jan 06, 2014 2:47 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
6 January 2014

Need advice - Downlight choices with Porter Davis (PD)

Need advice - Downlight choices with Porter Davis (PD)

Hi guys, Im an electrician by trade, and have sold hundreds of downlights to customers like yourselves looking to save on the installation of downlights. I would suggest…

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GoLights
Jan 06, 2014 1:33 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
6 January 2014

Brightgreen D900 installation confusion

Brightgreen D900 installation confusion
1, 2

Hi, I would definitely not use a power board in the roof! its illegal, and not safe at all. I'm an electrician by trade, and can tell you from experience that it doesn't…

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GoLights
Jan 06, 2014 1:22 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
5 January 2014

Cool or Warm LEDs

Cool or Warm LEDs
1, 2

I agree with Thinkwise, in that the color rendering index (CRI) plays a big part when it comes to selecting between various models of warm white and cool white, and the…

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GoLights
Jan 05, 2014 4:52 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
5 January 2014

LED Benchmark Tests.

LED Benchmark Tests.

Thats a pretty good observation, however not entirely accurate. You see thermal insulation plays a big part in lamp life also. Therefore comparing a Brightgreen which…

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GoLights
Jan 05, 2014 3:56 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
5 January 2014

Need some help. What pendants would you put in our kitchen?

Need some help. What pendants would you put in our kitchen?

There are some great options there, but when it comes to a feature piece, you definitely need to focus on the word FEATURE. With those colours, I would suggest a vibrant…

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GoLights
Jan 05, 2014 3:42 pm
GoLights
Perth-1st Timer
Perth-1st Timer
8 December 2013

GU10 vs MR16

GU10 vs MR16
1, 2

In my previous build I used GU10s - I was forever changing globes - I've found the new MR16 lights (same quality and price point) to be far more reliable - still changing…

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Perth-1st Timer
Dec 08, 2013 1:57 pm
maximus
maximus
24 October 2013

Do you buy your lighting online?

Do you buy your lighting online?

I recommend to buy all bulbs from , they specialise only on bulbs and all varieties are available…

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maximus
Oct 24, 2013 6:44 pm
maximus
gootza
gootza
23 July 2013

Advice on these led lights please?

Advice on these led lights please?

Thanks everyone for your advice! I think we will stick with the larger led lights. in the long run they will be better for us and also will save a little more on…

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gootza
Jul 23, 2013 6:14 pm
gootza
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sazzy91
Jul 22, 2013 9:34 pm


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