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think_wise
think_wise
13 July 2012

Dimming LED Downlights: PWM (Pulse width modulation)?

Dimming LED Downlights: PWM (Pulse width modulation)?

Hi Chris, That information could be a little old as most quality drivers will deal with a Triac dimmer no problems at all. In actual fact most LED drivers take the TRIAC…

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think_wise
Jul 13, 2012 2:51 pm
Ritchie
Ritchie
11 July 2012

Designer quality Table and Floor lamps

Designer quality Table and Floor lamps

I have poseted a post in the classified section for some brand new Bretnall lightning floor lamps and table lamps. If you are interested, please go to,

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Ritchie
Jul 11, 2012 10:53 am
JLD
JLD
7 July 2012

Noisy Dimmer switches

Noisy Dimmer switches

Yep the buzzing sound....won't be able to live with that! They are halogen downlights but have no idea about the transformers. I want to bring it up with the builder for…

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JLD
Jul 07, 2012 9:14 pm
offshore
offshore
4 July 2012

Post handover lighting installation - ground floor.....

Post handover lighting installation - ground floor.....

Depends on the weight of the fixtures. Basic pendants can be attached to the plaster, or they make a small hole in the ceiling to attach a hook to timber behind the…

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offshore
Jul 04, 2012 9:55 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
21 June 2012

Driveway/Garden Lighting

Driveway/Garden Lighting

You're looking for "316 Stainless Steel" if you want them to last. (Or polycarbonate :D ) P_D

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Pepsi_Drinker
Jun 21, 2012 6:19 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
think_wise
think_wise
20 June 2012

Possible LED dud/rip-off

Possible LED dud/rip-off

The biggest issues we are seeing with ripoff products are sub par drivers, these are causing all sorts of electrical issues as well as being potentially unsafe.

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think_wise
Jun 20, 2012 12:00 pm
think_wise
think_wise
20 June 2012

LED Panel Lighting With Plasterboard Ceiling

LED Panel Lighting With Plasterboard Ceiling

If its a surface mounted product then you only will need a hole for the power. You may however want to mount the driver/transformer above the insulation in the roof to…

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think_wise
Jun 20, 2012 11:39 am
bdn
bdn
17 June 2012

Dunlin Outdoor Lights

Dunlin Outdoor Lights

I don't know from personal experience but their website has me convinced. :) Swooooooon. ::kissed::

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bdn
Jun 17, 2012 5:02 pm
bulbian
bulbian
12 June 2012

LED Lighting for New Home (Not a retrofit)

LED Lighting for New Home (Not a retrofit)

Aeon Lighting have some good MR16 GU10s, by the way MR16s are divided into two types 5.3 and GU10, which refer to the spacing of the pins. Their lumens output is great 730…

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bulbian
Jun 12, 2012 11:04 am
stormjr
stormjr
11 June 2012

How many Junction boxes?

How many Junction boxes?

I personally like using the clipsal 413, makes it easy to double the wires up compared to transformers or drivers! Not to mention when a driver/transformer goes its a plug…

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stormjr
Jun 11, 2012 11:11 pm
PHL
PHL
1 June 2012

What lights for galley kitchen?

What lights for galley kitchen?

They actually used plastering angles in our case for ceiling LED strips so that they are flush mounted.

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PHL
Jun 01, 2012 11:55 pm
Gumb03
Gumb03
31 May 2012

R80 Light Fittings- bright enough?

R80 Light Fittings- bright enough?

I'm not sure why you are not convinced by LEDs. The technology is there and they are so much better than CFLs. Light quality is far superior, not to mention CRI. They may…

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Gumb03
May 31, 2012 3:55 pm
Gumb03
Gumb03
24 May 2012

LED brightgreen etc downlight - warm light v cool white

LED brightgreen etc downlight - warm light v cool white

I went to the DesignEX expo in Sydney last week and saw a very interesting product at the Brightgreen stand. It was a wall mounted touchplate that you could use to control…

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Gumb03
May 24, 2012 2:06 pm
think_wise
think_wise
24 May 2012

Carlisle HomesVIC LED Downlight Options and Cost

Carlisle HomesVIC LED Downlight Options and Cost

We have found that big builders are still opting for the cheapest solution that will comply, we have mostly seen LED gu10 bulbs being used to meet code. To get a decent…

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think_wise
May 24, 2012 8:40 am

I agree, I think for the smaller space something a little less long would be best. How about some of…

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firsttimebuilding
May 15, 2012 3:00 am
nina marie
nina marie
8 May 2012

Wall lights for back deck with no roof...?

Wall lights for back deck with no roof...?

That's the trouble with choosing everything so far in advance I find rocketship, too much time to change your mind!!!!

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nina marie
May 08, 2012 7:47 pm
nina marie
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
6 May 2012

Downlight disadvantages - Insulation

Downlight disadvantages - Insulation

The LED downlight will pay for itself in energy savings 20 times over its life. The more you use it the quicker the return on…

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theanonyuser
May 06, 2012 7:21 pm

If you had pets…

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adgn
May 05, 2012 12:41 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
4 May 2012

Circular fluro vs standard globe (in cieling lights)

Circular fluro vs standard globe (in cieling lights)

Thanks for the information! I found that it might also look like this: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-x-LARGE-SQ ... 20c130e73b If I went for the E27 globe solution :) The…

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theanonyuser
May 04, 2012 7:56 am
Fraser Lynx
Fraser Lynx
2 May 2012

Different types of LED lights

Different types of LED lights

The first you have mentioned uses whats commonly known as a COB LED, or a LED cluster or LED array, these have been fairly porrly performing in the past but have come…

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Fraser Lynx
May 02, 2012 1:10 pm
Ang06
Ang06
26 April 2012

LED downlights - please just give me some simple information

LED downlights - please just give me some simple information

There are some 'plug-in' LEDs that are bright enough, you can find some with 720 lumens which is the same as halogens. Full downlight kit LEDs that have their own…

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Ang06
Apr 26, 2012 10:28 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
20 April 2012

tell me your favourite online lighting store/supplier!

tell me your favourite online lighting store/supplier!

Just realised Mercator is actually a brand, but many lighting companies carry their products. :)

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Treeseachanger
Apr 20, 2012 3:06 pm
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
16 April 2012

Please critique our electrical/light plan! Feedback wanted!

Please critique our electrical/light plan! Feedback wanted!

What about my DH ... I suggested putting the TV points up high in the bedrooms so the wires are out of sight but at the time of doing the…

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Pete_n_Pet
Apr 16, 2012 12:26 pm
Mocha20111
Mocha20111
13 April 2012

LED Lights - Has anyone bought lights from E3lighting???

LED Lights - Has anyone bought lights from E3lighting???

Hello Everyone I need some advice/ideas/ suggestions We are building a 270sqm house (living space excluding Alresco and Garage). Needing approximately 30-40 downlights…

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Mocha20111
Apr 13, 2012 1:28 am
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TamK
Apr 04, 2012 11:21 pm
greenfish
greenfish
4 April 2012

LED feature lights

LED feature lights

Hello lighting experts, I am a complete lighting loser. I have hated the lights in our current house but havne't changed them in the 11 years I've lived here due to not…

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greenfish
Apr 04, 2012 10:57 am
greenfish
auds
auds
31 March 2012

Best option for living/dining room lights - opinions please

Best option for living/dining room lights - opinions please
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OMG till I saw this thread I just thought that lights were... well.... lights. Now I have no idea what to do with my lighting system once I get my plan sorted! ::cry::

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auds
Mar 31, 2012 10:30 am
jen78wollahra
jen78wollahra
25 March 2012

Can you use US light fittings in Aust?

Can you use US light fittings in Aust?

Love some of those Hunter fans! I agree though, the motors in the fans will cause all sorts of issues coming from the US....

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jen78wollahra
Mar 25, 2012 3:47 pm
Dan Bernet
Dan Bernet
24 March 2012

Pelmet LED Lighting

Pelmet LED Lighting

We are considering using a very small cornice section, just below the junction between our walls and the cathedral ceiling in our lounge room and running warm white LED…

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Dan Bernet
Mar 24, 2012 4:41 pm
HanMelb
HanMelb
22 March 2012

What should i look for in a downlight

What should i look for in a downlight
1, 2

Awesome, how do they run? They are the brightest aren't they? Have you noticed a difference on power bills?

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HanMelb
Mar 22, 2012 11:07 am
kek
kek
19 March 2012

Down lights

Down lights

We have 10 downlights in the kitchen/dining area. I have heard that they are a very energy inefficient means of lighting a room. Can anyone…

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kek
Mar 19, 2012 7:34 pm
kek
pommie
pommie
12 March 2012

Improving skylight

Improving skylight

We have this old oblong shape skylight in our living area, which doesn't exactly let in enough light. I saw on Selling houses Australia recently a skylight that used some…

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pommie
Mar 12, 2012 1:28 pm
adnrw
adnrw
22 January 2012

Double Insulated Lighting

Double Insulated Lighting

First post! I've been reading these fora for the last few months and so far they've been a great help, but I've finally got a question I can't find an answer to. I'm…

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adnrw
Jan 22, 2012 7:27 pm
MrZebra
MrZebra
22 January 2012

Help with kitchen lighting design

Help with kitchen lighting design

Yeah, sorry, I'm a total nerd! ::wornout:: Do you know which brand of LED lights you're going with?

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MrZebra
Jan 22, 2012 11:01 am
CarlBryan
CarlBryan
22 January 2012

External Uplights

External Uplights

I might be missing something here,but this what i would do i would chase up the wall that faces the garage doors(back of the front facing wall) drop my feed from the…

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CarlBryan
Jan 22, 2012 4:26 am
CarlBryan
CarlBryan
22 January 2012

Track/Rail Lighting

Track/Rail Lighting

They can be connected to existing points and at planing stage just account for 0ne light in each room , one thing you must remember if you have bad lighting it wont…

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CarlBryan
Jan 22, 2012 3:35 am
fifteensixty
fifteensixty
19 January 2012

CFL Downlights

CFL Downlights
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So a mitt style of casing seems to be the best solution (for us), as it offers the benefits of sealing (fairly well) the ceiling cavity around the gimball…

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fifteensixty
Jan 19, 2012 11:43 am
fifteensixty
edscl
edscl
8 January 2012

Lamps from USA converted in Melbourne?

Lamps from USA converted in Melbourne?

Have you called an electrician, they probably could do it very easily

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edscl
Jan 08, 2012 12:06 am
edscl
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Casa2
Dec 07, 2011 7:47 pm
S_Loke
S_Loke
7 December 2011

Slight delay for LED downlight to turn on

Slight delay for LED downlight to turn on

yeah. it's about half a second delay. The strange thing is that the switch is connected to 4 led downlights (exactly the same) but only one of them has the slight delay.

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S_Loke
Dec 07, 2011 3:31 pm
SimonArchibald
SimonArchibald
4 December 2011

Kitchen Pendant Lights - additional support needed?

Kitchen Pendant Lights - additional support needed?

Our thread has photos of our kitchen with 3 pendant lights installed over our island bench. Builder didn't need any additional support as the fittings are usually not very…

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SimonArchibald
Dec 04, 2011 6:22 pm
SimonArchibald
willcres
willcres
23 November 2011

help with new house and what lights to have

help with new house and what lights to have

Hi fifteensixty, My friend bought her downlight LED from this store below. Only around $20-30 each (warm white). they are good. But you have to install them yourself/call…

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willcres
Nov 23, 2011 10:09 pm
willcres
pezz
pezz
10 November 2011

WANTED: Electrician - PERTH

WANTED: Electrician - PERTH

A year or so back when I lived down Cockburn way I used Robert from safety switch electrical services and was pretty happy with the price and service.

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pezz
Nov 10, 2011 9:44 pm
pezz
think_wise
think_wise
10 November 2011

Downlighting in apartment

Downlighting in apartment

Generally for track lights all you need to do is power the track, the lights you buy should have the transformers built into them. Termination will depend on the track I…

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think_wise
Nov 10, 2011 1:13 pm
think_wise
think_wise
9 November 2011

Which are the best downlights?

Which are the best downlights?

I know in Victoria, it definately applies to houses every major builder we have talked to has mentioned it.

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think_wise
Nov 09, 2011 1:27 pm

On the lines of the dºlight Huggable pillow (makes an excellent Christmas present), we have here the In Soft pillow. The difference lies in the intuitive way the lights…

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lenpod
Nov 08, 2011 5:56 pm
lenpod
rocketship
rocketship
24 October 2011

Hallway lighting ideas

Hallway lighting ideas

You need to consider what you are needing the lights for. Do you need them to light up a linen press in the hallway or are they going to light artwork or photos on the…

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rocketship
Oct 24, 2011 8:45 pm
think_wise
think_wise
21 October 2011

Ambient Lighting under bathroom vanity

Ambient Lighting under bathroom vanity

You should be able to get an even affect with LED strip, the strip needs to be using 3528, 3020 chips or a lens to achieve this. As a rule of thumb for…

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think_wise
Oct 21, 2011 12:11 pm


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