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paulw11
paulw11
15 October 2011

Builder insists on iron core downlight transformers. Why?

Builder insists on iron core downlight transformers. Why?

Thanks. We can't wait to get settled. It looks like we will be in in January

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paulw11
Oct 15, 2011 7:51 pm
AJW
AJW
13 October 2011

Good looking strip fluro

Good looking strip fluro

Thanks Michelle, was actually planning on doing that over the benches, but was thinking the softness of a fluro would give a better overall light for general working.

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AJW
Oct 13, 2011 6:49 pm
zeds
zeds
10 October 2011

Recommend round oyster lights please

Recommend round oyster lights please

I am looking for some round oyster lights to put in my house. My preferences are: Must close well so that bugs dont get in (as much as possible). Prefer round to square…

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zeds
Oct 10, 2011 11:58 am
blocka
blocka
9 October 2011

Motion sensors in parallel

Motion sensors in parallel

thanks i will give it a go

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blocka
Oct 09, 2011 7:45 pm
EthosDesign
EthosDesign
3 October 2011

Island bench lighting

Island bench lighting
1, 2

Not sure where you'll find them elsewhere but I find that although Ideal Electrical usually has pretty poor showrooms and website, they can give you a list of supplier…

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EthosDesign
Oct 03, 2011 4:41 pm
EthosDesign
EthosDesign
EthosDesign
3 October 2011

Thoughts on this over my dining table - Like it, Hate it??

Thoughts on this over my dining table - Like it, Hate it??

I think these are great - they would throw beautiful shadows and are unique. Would be a great talking point in a house! They aren't a bad price either, although is the…

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EthosDesign
Oct 03, 2011 4:37 pm
EthosDesign
Bindi77
Bindi77
2 October 2011

Vanity lights above mirror

Vanity lights above mirror

Hi suh, thanks for the pics we ended up ordered some cougar lights called carlisle they are fluorescent ones with some style and modern look. They are gonna cost a bit…

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Bindi77
Oct 02, 2011 5:58 pm
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Lex
Oct 02, 2011 9:26 am
Lex
pattycake4
pattycake4
21 September 2011

modern pendant with halogens

modern pendant with halogens

l was told at Becon Lighting that some can have globes replaced with LED

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pattycake4
Sep 21, 2011 7:51 pm
Libby68
Libby68
21 September 2011

Help with finding a light!

Help with finding a light!

Beautiful lights! they would look amazing over a kitchen bench

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Libby68
Sep 21, 2011 2:48 pm
rojak1
rojak1
14 September 2011

CFL Downlight reliability??

CFL Downlight reliability??

Hi Trewman, the GE CFL globe i bought does not have slow start problem. it just takes like 0.5 seconds to think everytime i swtich it on, then full brightness. but…

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rojak1
Sep 14, 2011 5:22 pm
deb17
deb17
13 September 2011

Glancing lighting???

Glancing lighting???

Sorry to hear that, as I said, we have pendants and some do it yourself lights throughout our home, we don't have a problem with the ceiling. Our builder, re-painted the…

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deb17
Sep 13, 2011 11:33 am
Tyriall
Tyriall
11 September 2011

Lighting Questions Galore...Not really only 1 or 2 :D

Lighting Questions Galore...Not really only 1 or 2 :D

Does any one know of a Electrician/Air Conditioner installer in melbourne? The guys who came and did our main Air con units are not responding to my calls so im on the…

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Tyriall
Sep 11, 2011 4:14 pm
visine
visine
5 September 2011

Wiring downlights into 2 banks??

Wiring downlights into 2 banks??

I'm surprised a sparky hasn't already responded... If you want two banks of downlights, separately switched, then yes, you'll…

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visine
Sep 05, 2011 3:39 pm
Tizide
Tizide
24 August 2011

Crompton LED downlights - KLED12 anyone?

Crompton LED downlights - KLED12 anyone?

:z: I have tried to repair Crompton 12 volt led lights, it is just 12 volt, but it is really bright, I was so excited, :D

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Tizide
Aug 24, 2011 7:39 pm
Tizide
Starz
Starz
23 August 2011

Downlight to Batten?

Downlight to Batten?

Hello, the wiring at the light point will be fine to suit any type of fitting you choose, your main concern will be the hole left by the…

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Starz
Aug 23, 2011 7:48 am
Starz
think_wise
think_wise
22 August 2011

replacing halogens with LEDs

replacing halogens with LEDs

The hard thing is that some transformers have 20w-60w printed on them but work fine with a 5w bulb, usually the lower minimum wattage the better.

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think_wise
Aug 22, 2011 12:26 pm
mandv
mandv
21 August 2011

Has any one bought from buysterlighting?

Has any one bought from buysterlighting?

i personally wouldnt rave about the prices from them. i am in the lighting business too, but they sell LED downlight ktis for $55-103 for "budget range" where as we sell…

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mandv
Aug 21, 2011 12:26 am
mandv
mandv
21 August 2011

standard downlights now to convert to LED bulbs later on

standard downlights now to convert to LED bulbs later on

you guys also have to be careful if you want dimmable LEDs or not as the price is very different between the two.

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mandv
Aug 21, 2011 12:22 am
MuranoArtGlass
MuranoArtGlass
20 August 2011

Can I buy my lights from overseas?

Can I buy my lights from overseas?

Hi Audicieux Yes, of course you can purchase your lighting from Overseas and have it installed in your new home, you just have to ensure that the lights are UL approved…

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MuranoArtGlass
Aug 20, 2011 9:02 am
portas1971
portas1971
18 August 2011

Help me light the void!!

Help me light the void!!

Although our void is quite a bit smaller than yours, we are using a mix of LED wall lights and a Pendant/Suspension, switched separately. 6x LED Wall lights DSW111 with…

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portas1971
Aug 18, 2011 5:30 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
12 August 2011

stair lighting

stair lighting

HI, ARE THESE WHAT BECON ARE CALLING "STEP LIGHT" Maxx 160173 cheers

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kerry-ann
Aug 12, 2011 11:17 am
sceen7
sceen7
27 July 2011

Cipsal Saturn intermediate switch mechanism

Cipsal Saturn intermediate switch mechanism

I have a couple that are on dual switches in different locations and they haven't put in an intermediate switch, just normal…

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sceen7
Jul 27, 2011 11:01 pm
drewhawk
drewhawk
22 July 2011

led downlights

led downlights

Has any body used these lights?http://www.solarledlighting.com.au/viewitem.php?productid=21 What are your thoughts?

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drewhawk
Jul 22, 2011 1:58 am
paulw11
paulw11
14 July 2011

Changing Batten light fittings to LED

Changing Batten light fittings to LED

Hi It will depend on where the batten fitting has been installed. If it is attached to a roof truss then you can't put the downlight in the same place because you will…

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paulw11
Jul 14, 2011 11:00 pm
gbtsec
gbtsec
6 July 2011

Pierlite CFL downlights

Pierlite CFL downlights

Ok I'll try get info and pics they take anything from a 16watt globe to a 22 watt globe,

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gbtsec
Jul 06, 2011 2:07 pm
gbtsec
gbtsec
5 July 2011

replacing 2 small downlights with pendants

replacing 2 small downlights with pendants

U need to take out or locate the tranny that connects the small downlights Thats where the 240v is the downlights most prob have 12v but then again depends on the voltage…

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gbtsec
Jul 05, 2011 12:46 pm
Casa2
Casa2
4 July 2011

GU10 downlights want lower energy option

GU10 downlights want lower energy option

I've just finished a new house and specified GU10 fittings everywhere. Why? Because these fittings can take everything (halogen, CFL and LED) and don't need a…

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Casa2
Jul 04, 2011 12:44 pm
gbtsec
gbtsec
4 July 2011

Zodiac CFL downlights at Bunnings.

Zodiac CFL downlights at Bunnings.

I'm an electrician everything at bunnings at a cheap price is SHIT eg u can get a 4 gang gpo from bunnings for 20 but I get clipsal for 40 from the wholesaler. I havnt…

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gbtsec
Jul 04, 2011 12:13 pm
paulw11
paulw11
2 July 2011

CFL Jupiter Downlights by Brilliant

CFL Jupiter Downlights by Brilliant

Hi I have used these and found them quite good. There are quite a few lights available in this style - with the lamp mounted sideways. This seems to give better light…

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paulw11
Jul 02, 2011 5:40 pm
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E1109
Jun 25, 2011 11:14 am
E1109
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
22 June 2011

Enclosed Downlights - just a gimmick?

Enclosed Downlights - just a gimmick?

http://www.eeca.govt.nz/sites/all/files ... ssue-3.pdf also known as ‘closed abutted’ (CA-rated) – type fittings. These have a fully enclosed canister to stop…

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blueblueblue
Jun 22, 2011 11:49 am
suh
suh
21 June 2011

Bedroom Lighting

Bedroom Lighting

Yes well :| back on subject...the wall lights are very soft but a nice mood light. These are the only lights I have on at night. We also have bedside lamps for reading.

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suh
Jun 21, 2011 2:36 pm
suh
ourdiydream
ourdiydream
16 June 2011

High Ceiling in Foyer

High Ceiling in Foyer

Thanks! I wanted it for so long - a long term dream achieved!!

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ourdiydream
Jun 16, 2011 8:15 pm
ourdiydream
suh
suh
12 June 2011

Help choose between these lights, please

Help choose between these lights, please

I've just had a look at these on my computer, and I agree with kyton, the second one is classier.

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suh
Jun 12, 2011 7:06 pm
suh
CA3105
CA3105
8 June 2011

Cool or warm white LED for recessed wall lights staircase

Cool or warm white LED for recessed wall lights staircase

I personally prefer warm white in living areas, as I find cool white is very "fluoro like" and blaringly bright. In my bedrooms I have cool white for the ceiling light, as…

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CA3105
Jun 08, 2011 7:17 pm
kyton
kyton
7 June 2011

Custom Drum Pendant

Custom Drum Pendant

When I was looking for lights eighteen months ago I saw a website I think for someone in Sydney who made custom drum pendants. Can you try and find a wallpaper / fabric…

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kyton
Jun 07, 2011 3:52 pm
kyton
kexkez
kexkez
4 June 2011

Exterior front light alternative

Exterior front light alternative

+ for a wall light either side of the door. Outside of that lovely bigger block frame work around the door of course as you wouldn't want to break the effect of that.

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kexkez
Jun 04, 2011 6:04 pm
kexkez
anise
anise
1 June 2011

Have you seen this light?

Have you seen this light?

Hi chi chi, yes that's it - it was at Alti that I saw…

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anise
Jun 01, 2011 9:50 pm
anise
cheerupcharlie
cheerupcharlie
29 May 2011

Nevermind found some!

Nevermind found some!

I found some pendants. Search over ::smile:: Can anyone help me find some similar lights to this particular brand that are not too expensive. At the moment the ones I like I'm…

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cheerupcharlie
May 29, 2011 8:06 pm
kazza
kazza
29 May 2011

Loving this light!!!!

Loving this light!!!!

I love this light too. Has anyone purchased one, just wondering how bright it is. Photos installed would be great :)

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kazza
May 29, 2011 10:17 am
kazza
evansun
evansun
27 May 2011

LED Downlights - Fittings?

LED Downlights - Fittings?

I bought 20 pieces of these led spots. I installed them in a kitchen above the work-table. The distence between de ledspot is 40 cm. It give light enough and it is a verry…

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evansun
May 27, 2011 9:34 pm

I just came across these while I was looking for something else - no idea about quality and not quite the same size but take a look at

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anise
May 27, 2011 8:13 pm
anise
Broom
Broom
26 May 2011

How many downlights above your kitchen island/sink?

How many downlights above your kitchen island/sink?

We're having 3 x pendants (not 4 :D ) over our island bench with dimmers 1 x fluro light to the ceiling in centre of the kitchen area Strip of lighting underneath our…

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Broom
May 26, 2011 6:21 pm
Broom
ourdiydream
ourdiydream
25 May 2011

Anyone can recommend a downlight with heat guard around $15

Anyone can recommend a downlight with heat guard around $15

We just upgraded all our lighting with 70mm halogens in brushed chrome from bunnings for $14.95 a piece (with transformer and globe) and I bought box of 6 heat cans for $15.

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ourdiydream
May 25, 2011 6:52 pm
ourdiydream
bashworth
bashworth
23 May 2011

Confused. Batten or Junction Box

Confused. Batten or Junction Box

What I did is have a junction box in the roof space with a cable through the wall terminated in the position for the bunker light.

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bashworth
May 23, 2011 5:21 pm
bashworth
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
22 May 2011

Electron Stimulated Luminescence Lighting

Electron Stimulated Luminescence Lighting

I think I've read that one. There are yellow coloured blue-light blocking glasses available :) The ones I've seen are usually around $60 so not…

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3timesbuilda
May 22, 2011 7:44 pm
3timesbuilda
Starz
Starz
21 May 2011

Anyone bought lights from Overstock.com?

Anyone bought lights from Overstock.com?

Some lovely lights available on Overstock.com, but probably better to buy lights that conforms to Australian voltage. I don't know why they…

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Starz
May 21, 2011 4:13 pm
Starz
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
10 May 2011

Installing downlights in a double storey house

Installing downlights in a double storey house

Ah yes, sorry. The wiring is in place. Or rather was put in place during the build.

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blueblueblue
May 10, 2011 9:27 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
5 May 2011

Question about downlight choices with builder

Question about downlight choices with builder

Not sure where you are building. But you may want to ask your builder if these lighting changes will affect you and…

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buildingwest
May 05, 2011 8:52 pm


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