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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 5:13 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 10:27 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 9:52 pm

We had our lighting meeting with a lighting store some time back and I've just now been researching bulbs, lumens and lux and I think the lighting store is trying to make…

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neil_se
May 03, 2011 9:43 pm
lovetoshop1111
lovetoshop1111
2 May 2011

Has anyone bought lights from Matt Blatt?

Has anyone bought lights from Matt Blatt?

I was searching for lighting from Matt Blatt and came across Sokol Designer Furniture http://www.sokol.com.au. I purchased a replica studio…

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lovetoshop1111
May 02, 2011 10:36 pm
~steph~
~steph~
30 April 2011

good lighting store - Sutherland/St George area

good lighting store - Sutherland/St George area

Excellent thank you for that. I didn't manage to get there today, but having a free in home service is sounding good to me!!!! They are just up the road so am hoping to…

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~steph~
Apr 30, 2011 10:41 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
30 April 2011

Where did/would you put sensor lights?

Where did/would you put sensor lights?

I am having 2 inside 1 in wip and the other in wil, maybe 3 outside.

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pattycake4
Apr 30, 2011 1:05 pm
take2
take2
30 April 2011

Please help ! Overkill upgrades plan

Please help ! Overkill upgrades plan

We had a rental property that had a lot of down lights, we found the rooms too bright and a lot of heat came off them. We ended up getting some floor lamps to use instead…

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take2
Apr 30, 2011 11:23 am
take2
tinkster
tinkster
27 April 2011

Sensor Pantry Light

Sensor Pantry Light

I just asked for it at prestart when we built this, they knew what we meant!

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tinkster
Apr 27, 2011 2:54 pm
tinkster
rustyhands
rustyhands
26 April 2011

Touch switches and dimmers

Touch switches and dimmers

the problem there is switching the power to the lights..........we recommend cbus as it is a good system to use. i have never seen a unit that switches and controls ....

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rustyhands
Apr 26, 2011 11:23 pm
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Lex
Apr 24, 2011 9:34 pm
Lex
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think_wise
Apr 17, 2011 7:28 pm
Lex
Lex
15 April 2011

Which light do you prefer?

Which light do you prefer?
1, 2

Oh, thanks. I'm planning to buy there, may even pay them a visit :D

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Lex
Apr 15, 2011 9:15 pm
Lex
Eskay40
Eskay40
13 April 2011

Help me find a Krealuce Girotondo pendant light

Help me find a Krealuce Girotondo pendant light

I found they are sold through the following folks http://www.laserlighting.com.au They're in Melbourne. Look under Products, Pendants and…

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Eskay40
Apr 13, 2011 11:26 am
Eskay40
Casa2
Casa2
11 April 2011

Do I have enough CFL's in this space???

Do I have enough CFL's in this space???

What I have done is have the downlights 2 metres apart and 1 metre of the wall. That is, one light for every 4 square meters. I have then used 13 W CFL lights. The…

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Casa2
Apr 11, 2011 4:32 pm
donnam
donnam
29 March 2011

CFL & LED is one better for task lighting & one for general

CFL & LED is one better for task lighting & one for general

We have the brightgreens in both living and task areas and are happy with them. Mind you we have never had downlights so don't really have anything to compare to.

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donnam
Mar 29, 2011 9:01 pm
LEDenthusiast
LEDenthusiast
29 March 2011

Lighting Options - Told Halogen downlights not available?

Lighting Options - Told Halogen downlights not available?

If anyone is in Melbourne (Bundoora) I have a dark room that I am happy to show the D900 in the roof.

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LEDenthusiast
Mar 29, 2011 10:14 am
sanjha187
sanjha187
28 March 2011

My First Purchase for the new home. LIGHTS!!

My First Purchase for the new home. LIGHTS!!

wow you did well... as they say everything that happens, happens for a reason :)

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sanjha187
Mar 28, 2011 11:13 pm

Hi Mrs P We have CFL downlights throughout downstairs, excuse the photo quality as I had to take them without flash to give you the true brightness, I have 18W globes for…

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jimnsal
Mar 25, 2011 10:40 pm
jimnsal
Casa2
Casa2
20 March 2011

Do you have CFL downlights?

Do you have CFL downlights?

I need GU10 as all my fittings are already in. I currently have CFLs fitted, but would slowly like to change over to LEDs (with diffuser) starting with the living area and…

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Casa2
Mar 20, 2011 10:21 am
TamK
TamK
14 March 2011

Any helpful lighting stores in Perth recommended?

Any helpful lighting stores in Perth recommended?

Hi. Just wondering if anyone can recommend a helpful lighting store in Perth. We're owner builders and are trying to finalise our electrical plan and we're a bit stumped…

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TamK
Mar 14, 2011 3:52 pm
kyton
kyton
10 March 2011

Wall lights - now or later?

Wall lights - now or later?

The only problem with leaving it until later is to get the wiring down the walls inside the timber framing. It can be done - but an eleco may charge you more as he has to…

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kyton
Mar 10, 2011 3:36 pm
kyton

Ours isn't installed yet but we have bought it - I have no idea how to attach the pic tho!! If you google "Icarus Light" it should come…

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Rudolf1980
Mar 09, 2011 10:32 am
Rudolf1980
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Victoria_g06
Mar 07, 2011 9:23 pm
Victoria_g06
think_wise
think_wise
7 March 2011

LED Downlight Compliance question

LED Downlight Compliance question

The driver is the only thing that needs to have the ctick compliance and 'V' number or equiv. The cord also needs to have approvals (I see very few without them as it…

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think_wise
Mar 07, 2011 1:26 pm
LEDenthusiast
LEDenthusiast
4 March 2011

changing 12v halogen to LED downlights - any issues -

changing 12v halogen to LED downlights - any issues -

Should be pretty straight forward, my guess is the quotes will all be slightly inflated as there can be more unknowns in an existing house and because you are sourcing the…

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LEDenthusiast
Mar 04, 2011 8:57 am
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donnam
Mar 02, 2011 10:03 pm
LEDenthusiast
LEDenthusiast
1 March 2011

replace 12 v halogen with LED Brighgreen D900? any issues

replace 12 v halogen with LED Brighgreen D900? any issues

I don't know why hats would make the drivers overheat as I wouldn't be putting them under the hat (I doubt they fit)

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LEDenthusiast
Mar 01, 2011 10:27 am
Casa2
Casa2
23 February 2011

Fluro downlights

Fluro downlights

The arsenic in the diode is part of the silicon in very minute quantities and is encapsulated in plastic and can't get out. By comparison flourescent bulbs contain mercury…

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Casa2
Feb 23, 2011 9:03 am
LEDenthusiast
LEDenthusiast
22 February 2011

12V or 240V Down Lights - What's the difference?

12V or 240V Down Lights - What's the difference?
1, 2

Went bang tripped the breaker and that's how I found out that it was 240v :) that was an LED product I am not sure what would of happened with a 12v halogen my guess is the…

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LEDenthusiast
Feb 22, 2011 12:50 pm
paulw11
paulw11
18 February 2011

Do you Know where to get this pendant?

Do you Know where to get this pendant?

Hi It is hard to tell from your photo, but it looks exactly like the light we bought for our entry foyer (after a long search). It is made of small pieces of plywood…

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paulw11
Feb 18, 2011 7:29 am
paulw11
paulw11
18 February 2011

Kitchen lighting for over island bench

Kitchen lighting for over island bench

Hi, Have a look at the Ikea Sanda range - They have modular track sections that plug together and a flexible connector that allows angles between…

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paulw11
Feb 18, 2011 7:23 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
17 February 2011

Fanaway fans

Fanaway fans
1, 2, 3

We've now had ours for almost a year and we haven't had any problems with balancing. A regular fan is a bit more quiet but most lights in fans are pretty pathetic. …

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stonecutter1309
Feb 17, 2011 11:11 am
stonecutter1309

Our extension plans have us building a 7.4m x 4.6m kitchen/living room on the back of the house with cathedral ceilings. We want pendants down over the kitchen island and…

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mswilmot
Feb 16, 2011 3:40 pm
Shacky
Shacky
15 February 2011

Home Theatre lighting ... anyone want to share?

Home Theatre lighting ... anyone want to share?

There were 5 aspects to the wiring of my theatre room I had to consider; 1) lighting 2) data cabling 3) speaker wiring 4) HDMI cabling 5) power supply For the lighting I…

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Shacky
Feb 15, 2011 11:07 pm
cheltenham3192
cheltenham3192
13 February 2011

Dimmable LED / CCFL Downlights?

Dimmable LED / CCFL Downlights?
1, 2

We have now put them all on dimmer switches. Each row has their own dimmer, so our lighting is fully adjustable.

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cheltenham3192
Feb 13, 2011 8:22 am
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
10 February 2011

Martec Wraptor Fan with Light

Martec Wraptor Fan with Light

Did you end up getting one? We just bought one for the master bedroom for the house we are building. We were considering putting 2 in a large area but am worried it won't…

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Tamara1975
Feb 10, 2011 9:28 pm
snaps
snaps
5 February 2011

Is 13 downlights in the kitchen overkill???

Is 13 downlights in the kitchen overkill???
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i think 13 is ok, if its a large kitchen and they are on different switches. We have a large kitchen in our current house with 10 downlights although all are LED 3X3watt.…

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snaps
Feb 05, 2011 1:37 am
snaps
ESB
ESB
2 February 2011

CFL downlights and insulation

CFL downlights and insulation

I asked (again) if these lights required a heat shield the other day and was informed no they aren't required as these lights don't generate the heat like the non-energy…

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ESB
Feb 02, 2011 9:37 pm
ESB
Team PD
Team PD
1 February 2011

Location of Hanging lights above island bench - wrong!!

Location of Hanging lights above island bench - wrong!!

Hi Jess, I have had a chat with my SS and he has informed me that the location of this cant be changed. He was refering me to the dislaimer…

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Team PD
Feb 01, 2011 4:05 pm
Team PD
Bel&Marz
Bel&Marz
25 January 2011

How big is your portico and what sort of lighting is there?

How big is your portico and what sort of lighting is there?

Our house isn't built yet, but our portico will be approx 2.5m x 2.4m. We put one down light and then one light on each pillar (2 pillars), and a fog light on the garage.

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Bel&Marz
Jan 25, 2011 11:36 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
22 January 2011

Life span of a pendant light transformer?

Life span of a pendant light transformer?

Should last a while with no dramas. One of the biggest killers of transformers is heat, ensure you have a good airflow around the…

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Victoria_g06
Jan 22, 2011 9:30 pm
Victoria_g06
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
19 January 2011

New range from Clipsal!

New range from Clipsal!
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Does anyone have these in Black Esspresso?

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blueblueblue
Jan 19, 2011 4:47 pm

I love chandeliers and have purchased one for our future home (a one of a kind modern one)... but I believe I will require another one depending how big a certain space…

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Nonna
Jan 18, 2011 7:58 pm
Nonna
BungalowPete
BungalowPete
18 January 2011

Installing IXL light/heat/fan combo after handover - help

Installing IXL light/heat/fan combo after handover - help

I am contributing to the tail-end of this discussion as it seems right on topic even though it is a little old. We have an old 1930's bungalow in which we replaced a…

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BungalowPete
Jan 18, 2011 4:04 pm
donnam
donnam
17 January 2011

Changes to LED

Changes to LED

We are going led downlights. I have tested a thinkwise and brightgreen downlight. They were both very good. The brightgreen one is brighter (was comparing a 10 watt…

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donnam
Jan 17, 2011 10:37 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
17 January 2011

Joint room, same or different lights?

Joint room, same or different lights?
1, 2

We've got a huge open living area and are planning to have downlights everywhere. We will however make provision for a pendant light in the centre of where we plan to have…

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blueblueblue
Jan 17, 2011 3:42 pm
discosrule
discosrule
17 January 2011

CFL Track Lighting

CFL Track Lighting

Just wondering if you can get CFL track lighting ?

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discosrule
Jan 17, 2011 3:41 pm


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