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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
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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
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
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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

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