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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
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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
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
fozzy
fozzy
8 April 2013

Brightgreen D900 old model or other brands new model

Brightgreen D900 old model or other brands new model

What are the pros and cons of buying old stock of the previous model D900 (v1.0 compared to the current model v1.5) compared to buying the…

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fozzy
Apr 08, 2013 10:40 am
think_wise
think_wise
8 April 2013

Question about downlights!

Question about downlights!

I would be asking for plug bases, they shouldn't cost anymore than JB's and it gives you the option of pulling them out yourself if there are any faulty lights.

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think_wise
Apr 08, 2013 9:17 am
think_wise
think_wise
8 April 2013

LED downlights for raked/cathedral ceiling

LED downlights for raked/cathedral ceiling

Make sure the Gimbal can match the pitch of your raked ceiling. Aggressive ceiling pitches can be too great for the light to still stay parallel with the floor.

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think_wise
Apr 08, 2013 9:16 am
LittleWing
LittleWing
4 April 2013

Lighting resources for industrial/vintage/quirky styles

Lighting resources for industrial/vintage/quirky styles

You're welcome! :D Just had another browse of about space tonight. Oh my gosh I've got a wish list as long as my arm! Lol HD

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LittleWing
Apr 03, 2013 11:33 pm
LittleWing
conmark
conmark
2 April 2013

Help! Need some feedback on my electrical plan

Help! Need some feedback on my electrical plan

Any advice if I need to add more lights in the kitchen? I added 2x down-lights under the overhead cupboard. I am worried if I am would be getting enough light with the…

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conmark
Apr 02, 2013 8:49 pm
conmark
Althom
Althom
29 March 2013

LED Globes in a Track Light?????????????????

LED Globes in a Track Light?????????????????

We've got a track light in our kitchen. You know the ones with mini spotlights on a bar. Currently fitted with 11W GU10 CFL's as that's what it came with. I'm looking to…

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Althom
Mar 29, 2013 7:40 pm
Althom
bradster181
bradster181
24 March 2013

Brightgreen D900 Curve 90/30

Brightgreen D900 Curve 90/30

I didn't end up going with the 90/30…

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bradster181
Mar 24, 2013 7:17 pm
bradster181
Jemathonical
Jemathonical
15 March 2013

Rail lights - replace halogen with GU10 LEDs

Rail lights - replace halogen with GU10 LEDs

There are lots of down lighters available in market which are adjustable, which means you can adjust their angle to direct the light in desired direction. Although the…

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Jemathonical
Mar 15, 2013 7:55 am
Jemathonical
Mandy67
Mandy67
14 March 2013

Lighting Types

Lighting Types

Hi lenarufus, I was talking about lights that are flush with the ceiling, not sure of the exact name, but as treeseachanger says, I think it's the fact that there's a hole…

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Mandy67
Mar 14, 2013 8:53 am
kexkez
kexkez
9 March 2013

Touch lamps- help & advice needed

Touch lamps- help & advice needed

Thank you to those who PMed me with some suggestions. I've ended up ordering the 2nd one from a supplier in the UK. Now to wait for them to arrive.

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kexkez
Mar 09, 2013 5:53 pm
kexkez
think_wise
think_wise
7 March 2013

Buying Downlights Online - Halogen/CFL/LED

Buying Downlights Online - Halogen/CFL/LED
1, 2

I should have said external driver. I was under the impression that GU10 - 240VAC and MR16 - 24VDC. I'm thinking more along the lines of…

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think_wise
Mar 07, 2013 8:49 am
Jemathonical
Jemathonical
6 March 2013

Lights for outside?

Lights for outside?

Is it only a small space? I would think that a floodlight is overkill unless you are…

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Jemathonical
Mar 06, 2013 4:06 pm
Jemathonical
greggles
greggles
28 February 2013

Decking Lights - tips for location & spacings?

Decking Lights - tips for location & spacings?

Hi All, Hoping to pick your brain with regards to decking lights. As part of a wider renovation job, we will end up with a rear deck approx 13m long (of varying width)…

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greggles
Feb 28, 2013 9:49 am
JagSRK
JagSRK
24 February 2013

Silly mistake

Silly mistake

Checkout http://www.mrbeams.com.au/ they some motion detection lights for steps.

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JagSRK
Feb 24, 2013 1:20 pm
LittleWing
LittleWing
20 February 2013

Exterior Fascade Wall Lightings

Exterior Fascade Wall Lightings

Hello! I unfortunately don't have pictures to share, but I have also been doing some research into outside lights :) Of course it's very overwhelming if you don't stick to…

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LittleWing
Feb 20, 2013 12:22 am
LittleWing
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
17 February 2013

Ceiling light fans

Ceiling light fans

We have five Futura fans in our place. The two in hubby's gym and the study have a T5 bulb and are very bright, quiet adequate for the rooms they're in.

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grumblebum54
Feb 17, 2013 3:53 pm
grumblebum54
jassy
jassy
16 February 2013

Joining cables in 12 volt outdoor lighting system

Joining cables in 12 volt outdoor lighting system

Thank you, aidan. Sounds like it would be a thorough job which would be good since the cats tend to scratch about in the garden. (Not to mention the kookaburras).

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jassy
Feb 16, 2013 9:29 am
Danois
Danois
12 February 2013

Lighting over kitchen island

Lighting over kitchen island

The reason for the standard 3 lights over kitchen island is because odd numbers are more visually pleasing. Designers and artists often use…

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Danois
Feb 12, 2013 1:01 am
LittleWing
LittleWing
11 February 2013

Lighting suggestions for kitchen/living

Lighting suggestions for kitchen/living

It's hard to say which style to go for when we're not sure of what your decor style is :) are you traditional, moden, shabby chic....etc etc? :) As a rule of thumb,…

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LittleWing
Feb 11, 2013 10:27 pm
LittleWing
LittleWing
LittleWing
11 February 2013

Hallway / Entrance pendants?

Hallway / Entrance pendants?

You know what, I think this would be really cute, maybe you can have the chords shortened or look for shorter ones? I think that you should have some fun and try something…

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LittleWing
Feb 11, 2013 10:19 pm
LittleWing
JB1
JB1
2 February 2013

Size of drum pendant in powder room

Size of drum pendant in powder room

Yeah I'm worried 500mm is too big. But I like big items that makes impressions. The light will definitely make a big impression, I'm just worried it will be a bad instead…

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JB1
Feb 02, 2013 10:54 pm
think_wise
think_wise
30 January 2013

Lights in a beauty room/salon

Lights in a beauty room/salon

We did some LED strip around Vanity's for a salon, purely decorative though as I dont think we could achieve enough light output without incurring glare. If you could get…

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think_wise
Jan 30, 2013 1:24 pm
E1109
E1109
30 January 2013

How to change ceiling lights from oysters to hanging?

How to change ceiling lights from oysters to hanging?

How about some sort of small ceiling rose thats the diameter of the light being removed (or slightly larger) to cover the missing area of vermiculite?

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E1109
Jan 30, 2013 11:41 am
E1109
Danois
Danois
26 January 2013

Where's the thread with the recessed (in-table) outlets?

Where's the thread with the recessed (in-table) outlets?

I found it (in case anyone is interested). It's here: viewtopic.php?uid=37445&f=31&t=37757&start=20 And the product linked to was from cableduct.com.au

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Danois
Jan 26, 2013 6:25 pm
think_wise
think_wise
22 January 2013

LEDS - internal or external drivers?

LEDS - internal or external drivers?

Firstly have a look at a decent external driver and then have a look at a gu10, ask yourself how do they fit it all in there..... Depending on the chip manufacturer a…

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think_wise
Jan 22, 2013 7:58 am
fozzy
fozzy
17 January 2013

Recessed Wall Lights?

Recessed Wall Lights?

Thanks Kiwi. I found the pictures on Sunshine's thread. …

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fozzy
Jan 17, 2013 8:12 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
14 January 2013

What do I need to know about choosing efficient lighting?

What do I need to know about choosing efficient lighting?
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I think trialling them in a plastered house of similar ceiling height would probably work better, if you can find one, like you suggested,…

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Saint Mike
Jan 14, 2013 8:57 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
10 January 2013

Martec LED downlight kits

Martec LED downlight kits

Just saw it says yours are 1060 lumens - so plenty of light. 3 x 3 is not a large area. Again - it depends on what the room is used for ?

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Saint Mike
Jan 10, 2013 8:25 am
Saint Mike

I actually went and bought 4 of the touch lights, brilliant lighting and all I will need out on the deck with the solar lighting as well. That's one you see in the…

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Michelle
Jan 09, 2013 6:26 pm
Michelle


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