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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 think it is a depends on individual's personal preference - I guess most of us would like to have warm white light in our living room but would prefer cool daylight in…

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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
Cameron32
Cameron32
12 November 2013

First time build - Light fitting Ideas

First time build - Light fitting Ideas

Hi guys, Currently building my first home, only Basic light fittings (batten holders) are included my…

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Cameron32
Nov 12, 2013 8:25 pm
Cameron32
tompab
tompab
19 September 2013

Led lights flickering (once an hour or so) - why? [UPDATE]

Led lights flickering (once an hour or so) - why? [UPDATE]

Alright, so I have not had this fixed yet, but I have some updates. We have two sets of led lights on dimmers. Both sets has the same symptoms. Our bedrooms has ceiling…

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tompab
Sep 19, 2013 9:58 pm
engs
engs
12 September 2013

Downlight costs

Downlight costs

Thanks everyone. Can anyone recommend an electrician?

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engs
Sep 12, 2013 6:22 pm
engs
maximus
maximus
26 August 2013

Pendant height above benchtop????

Pendant height above benchtop????

Thanks. I have found this for further advice: http://www.ehow.com/way_5842703_high-lights-above-kitchen-island.html

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maximus
Aug 26, 2013 8:56 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
Serialbuilder
Serialbuilder
11 July 2013

Incandescent & halogen downlights??

Incandescent & halogen downlights??
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Yes wee little downlights haha. Postage alone puts me off sending them back, it's cost a small fortune. It will be alright, will post photos as soon as they are up.

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Serialbuilder
Jul 11, 2013 3:25 pm
Serialbuilder
mimi23
mimi23
11 July 2013

Bamboo Flooring - by Porter Davis

Bamboo Flooring - by Porter Davis

Hi All, New to this building forum as we just signed with PD and starting in Sept. Just wanted to find out how much does PD charge for bamboo…

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mimi23
Jul 11, 2013 1:14 am
mimi23
PHL
PHL
20 May 2013

Out of the ordinary exterior lights...

Out of the ordinary exterior lights...

What's your budget? No point in suggesting something from Artemide which looks great, but costs several $K if that's not in your budget. But do look at what they…

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PHL
May 20, 2013 10:55 pm
GoLights
GoLights
18 May 2013

Cool white LED: What do you think?

Cool white LED: What do you think?

We get this question many times a day and to be frank it is 100% personal preference. I would certainly suggest viewing the prospective lights in action first, especially…

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GoLights
May 18, 2013 9:12 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
18 May 2013

Reccmmend Light Fitting & supplier/s

Reccmmend Light Fitting & supplier/s

The options available to you online these days allows you to view thousands of fittings in a relatively short period of time. I would suggest narrowing down your search…

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GoLights
May 18, 2013 9:09 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
18 May 2013

Cougar Lighting CFL's

Cougar Lighting CFL's

Something definitely isn't right if they are blowing every few weeks. 13W CFL globes at the lower price point ($7-8) are rated for 5000 hours and perform extremely well…

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GoLights
May 18, 2013 8:35 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
18 May 2013

Recommended online lighting stores please!

Recommended online lighting stores please!

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

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GoLights
May 18, 2013 8:15 pm
GoLights
Super Nes
Super Nes
8 May 2013

Recomendations for lighting - Perth

Recomendations for lighting - Perth

keen to know as well. i have installed clipsal 413 all over, so all a sparky would have to do it put downlight in…

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Super Nes
May 08, 2013 12:56 am
JB1
JB1
2 May 2013

Help with Downlight choice- Pleeeaaasssseee

Help with Downlight choice- Pleeeaaasssseee

I think the wattsavers have lifetime or 10 years warranties. In 10 years or so, you will be able buy better LEDs for $4.99 GU10s and their LED replacements are terrible…

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JB1
May 02, 2013 6:19 pm
mountain32
mountain32
29 April 2013

New to lighting

New to lighting

Condensed light source makes hard shadows, not recommend for reading coz you will feel so tire after short while. Having said that, it's good to bring out bling effects…

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mountain32
Apr 29, 2013 7:56 pm
happytaurus
happytaurus
29 April 2013

Power points and lighting locations???

Power points and lighting locations???

For downlights, I put them in about 1 metre from the wall then 2 metre spacing. So a 4 x 4 m room gets 4 downlight, a 6 x 4 m room gets 6…

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happytaurus
Apr 29, 2013 7:39 pm
mountain32
mountain32
29 April 2013

Cool/Warm LED suggestions for these rooms

Cool/Warm LED suggestions for these rooms

Cool white looks like tungsten tube.... I personally only choose warm white, except for reading lights.

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mountain32
Apr 29, 2013 3:26 pm
Johnson
Johnson
12 April 2013

Alternatives to downlights

Alternatives to downlights

I'm glad I found your thread, Julie -- there seem to be a huge number of posts about downlights in this sub-forum, so it's nice to see someone bucking the trend! As a…

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Johnson
Apr 12, 2013 6:17 pm
Johnson

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