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Leksie5000
Leksie5000
11 March 2016

Which E27 globe for this light fitting ?

Which E27 globe for this light fitting ?

The one Fat Shack vintage stock are made by Mercator. Check out Mercator website. We got ours for nearly half their price from a local wholesaler. Custom knockdown…

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Leksie5000
Mar 11, 2016 1:42 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
3 March 2016

Do you think these pendants would work with our high ceiling

Do you think these pendants would work with our high ceiling

I hope you don't purchase it. I think it would be to high. 18 ft is way to much . It should be lower. Ideally 10 ft from the floor. Check out http://www.lumentrade.com

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1960sModernistHome
Mar 03, 2016 10:31 pm
1960sModernistHome
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
16 February 2016

Island bench lights

Island bench lights

You can't go wrong with pendant lights aligned over a bench top! But the height and positioning needs to be right. If you visit our website at

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Leksie5000
Feb 16, 2016 5:37 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
12 February 2016

(Another) pendant light size question

(Another) pendant light size question

Yeah I know what you mean about the gut. The app isn't that useful sadly as nothing is to scale, lights are too big, but it's a bit of fun! I can imagine in a completed…

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Leksie5000
Feb 12, 2016 1:21 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 February 2016

Water through downlight after storm

Water through downlight after storm

Is this a new house ? If so I'd ring builder. But - I'd surely get it checked. Might just be a loose tile or some capillary action.

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Saint Mike
Feb 09, 2016 8:12 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
15 January 2016

LED and switches

LED and switches

One other tip along with the dimmer flicker device , we had all of ours plugged - not wired - in. If one goes you can just unplug and replace (under warranty). They…

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Saint Mike
Jan 15, 2016 7:47 am
Saint Mike
Roomeat
Roomeat
14 January 2016

Brightgreen Downlights On Sale!!!

Brightgreen Downlights On Sale!!!

you can arrange it with Your Home Consulting and have it done during build but its cheaper to do it after hand over

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Roomeat
Jan 14, 2016 10:32 am
Roomeat
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
14 January 2016

Do I have to pay for a lighting design?

Do I have to pay for a lighting design?

We do lighting designs for USD $ 10 Check out http://www.lumentrade.com for latest lighting models. We are an online lighting portal for all types of Lighting

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1960sModernistHome
Jan 14, 2016 7:03 am
1960sModernistHome
peter1
peter1
26 December 2015

LED tube lights

LED tube lights

Turns out it's not compatible, it says on the box "not for ECG", I didn't know what that means at the time but later found out it stands for Electronic Control Gear (aka…

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peter1
Dec 26, 2015 5:48 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
22 December 2015

Lighting for island bench

Lighting for island bench

Difficult to say I would say. See a few display homes near your area and that will give you an idea. But I would not use too big for island if you are using one for…

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Leksie5000
Dec 22, 2015 6:31 pm
Charley
Charley
9 December 2015

What else is there beside downlights?

What else is there beside downlights?

I'm not having any downlights either. Is beacon the only lighting store around?

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Charley
Dec 09, 2015 9:05 pm
lozza81
lozza81
7 December 2015

Builder supplied downlights- are these ok?

Builder supplied downlights- are these ok?

Looks pretty good to me. I'd probably shift the study nook lights closer to the wall so they are directly above the desk. I'd also be…

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lozza81
Dec 07, 2015 2:10 pm

Check out http://www.lumentrade.com for latest lighting models. We are an online lighting portal for all types of Lighting

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Purplenetti
Dec 07, 2015 10:49 am
Purplenetti
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
5 December 2015

Downlights after handover

Downlights after handover

Hi I'm sure this has been done to death but I can't seem to find in a search.. Considering installing some downlights after handover but what do we need to consider…

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Leksie5000
Dec 05, 2015 6:39 am
tinkaroos
tinkaroos
2 December 2015

Need to buy LED MR16 7W philips online

Need to buy LED MR16 7W philips online

Hi All, Looking to buy 32 Philips LED 7Watt from online, can you please suggest a reliable place to buy. I was buying from ebay lately but had couple of bad experiences…

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tinkaroos
Dec 02, 2015 4:43 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
2 December 2015

Extra fittings - cost

Extra fittings - cost

If you are allowed by your builder, go direct to the electrician and offer them cash for your extras. You'd be surprised how far you…

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Leksie5000
Dec 02, 2015 2:05 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
30 November 2015

Clipsal SILC

Clipsal SILC

I am told by Clipsal that it adds about $5,000 - $10,000 to a typical house or apartment. Personally I think it's a complete waste of money as I don't see any benefit in…

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1960sModernistHome
Nov 30, 2015 7:59 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
30 November 2015

Using an indoor ceiling oyster light on an outside balcony?

Using an indoor ceiling oyster light on an outside balcony?

It'll be full of bugs and dust before the end of the first month. Generally on a balcony we would use either a "bulkhead" luminaire or a surface mounted exterior…

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1960sModernistHome
Nov 30, 2015 7:51 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
24 November 2015

Adding 2 wall sconces-use the same light switch as existing?

Adding 2 wall sconces-use the same light switch as existing?

Anything can be done, it depends on cable access and how it's built, and how willing you are to patch and paint walls and ceiling. I suggest you get an electrician around…

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1960sModernistHome
Nov 24, 2015 6:42 am
1960sModernistHome
stevie_sloth
stevie_sloth
23 November 2015

One existing light fitting in ceiling...can two lights work?

One existing light fitting in ceiling...can two lights work?

Cool, thank you so much! I think fan and light combo it is (the ceiling is vermiculite and we don't want to mess with it! lol)

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stevie_sloth
Nov 23, 2015 4:38 pm
alexander_456
alexander_456
28 October 2015

Using American lights and online suppliers

Using American lights and online suppliers

My son lives in America. They used to get the lighting stuff from this supplier https://www.mrosupply.com/lighting/ . As muh as I know, they do not have any problems.

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alexander_456
Oct 28, 2015 8:48 pm
Althom
Althom
24 October 2015

Retrofit LED Globes for Ceiling Fan Lights?

Retrofit LED Globes for Ceiling Fan Lights?

Have fitted these now. Lighting from two off 6.8W LED globes is as good as was previously achieved with 2 off 15W CFL's although we have moved from warm white to cool…

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Althom
Oct 24, 2015 11:23 am
Althom
wixy
wixy
24 October 2015

Downlight advice for my kitchen

Downlight advice for my kitchen

I'm looking for advice on downlight spacing in my kitchen. The plan at the moment is to use Brightgreen D700+ downlights (on dimmers) as shown in this layout:

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wixy
Oct 24, 2015 9:31 am
icywater
icywater
8 October 2015

LED Downlights Perth Recommendations?

LED Downlights Perth Recommendations?

Sorry for crashing the thread. I don't want to double create the post. We are also looking for an electrician to supply and install for us in…

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icywater
Oct 08, 2015 10:08 am
icywater
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
25 September 2015

Help needed with light fittings

Help needed with light fittings

Not quite sure what you mean by "glass diffuser too harsh" as the ones with a deep reflector and clear glass cover are low glare. The LED chip is set back into the…

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1960sModernistHome
Sep 25, 2015 11:00 pm
1960sModernistHome
bashworth
bashworth
23 September 2015

9W or 13W downlights

9W or 13W downlights

If you are going to have fewer lights make sure the lights have a fairly wide angle.

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bashworth
Sep 23, 2015 11:29 pm
bashworth
Orpheus
Orpheus
22 September 2015

LED down lights & recommended electricians - Sydney

LED down lights & recommended electricians - Sydney

Our builder electrican is charging us $130 per LED light fully installed. We plan to install around 80 lights so it's quite pricey! I should of became an electrican!

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Orpheus
Sep 23, 2015 12:26 am
Orpheus
Emmz70
Emmz70
22 September 2015

What is this light?

What is this light?

Hi - saw this light in a large department store.......any idea what it's called? Need to start thinking about lighting for our new home. I would…

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Emmz70
Sep 22, 2015 10:13 am

I am hoping for some advice on my first rough draft of a lighting plan. I have not shown switches at this stage as I am just trying to work out the lights. I also have a…

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craighl4
Sep 21, 2015 3:41 pm
MalSannie
MalSannie
16 September 2015

Light above mirror

Light above mirror

Thank you really appreciate it it is beautiful and I really like that it can be angled

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MalSannie
Sep 16, 2015 10:27 am
MalSannie
teigs1
teigs1
14 September 2015

What is the best type of lighting ?

What is the best type of lighting ?

Thank you both for the replies, much appreciated! I think i will use downlights for accenting and not rely on them for whole room lighting (i was originally going with is…

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teigs1
Sep 14, 2015 4:50 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
8 September 2015

LED tube light for garage

LED tube light for garage

LED T5 or T8 tubes are what we in the lighting engineering profession call "a complete waste of money". There is no business case for replacing a fluorescent tube with an…

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1960sModernistHome
Sep 08, 2015 11:06 pm
1960sModernistHome
Gaggy
Gaggy
5 September 2015

Gecko light switch

Gecko light switch

Great idea. Cant see the pricing though

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Gaggy
Sep 05, 2015 3:55 pm
Gaggy
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
4 September 2015

HELP with LED downlight layout & power points!

HELP with LED downlight layout & power points!

Are you likely to have a workbench in the garage? Get a light put over the top of that too. I also prefer a big flouro to batten light in the garage, you get a better…

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Spottiswoode
Sep 04, 2015 3:52 pm
icywater
icywater
3 September 2015

My house light plans

My house light plans

I bought them from ebay.

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icywater
Sep 03, 2015 10:13 am
icywater
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
21 August 2015

How many downlights?

How many downlights?

We've got 2 LED downlights in all the rooms that we have downlights in, except the main kitchen area has four, they are all bright enough. The main living rooms have two…

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Spottiswoode
Aug 21, 2015 4:32 pm
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
21 August 2015

Is 2 led light enough for study room

Is 2 led light enough for study room

Our kids bedrooms have 2 led downlights and I think they are plenty bright enough. I'm not sure of the specs though as it wasn't installed by us. Extension lead is an…

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Spottiswoode
Aug 21, 2015 4:28 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
18 August 2015

Recessed light options

Recessed light options

It sounds like you're after a downlight that takes E27 globes? Something like this? http://www.wellsaving.com/E27-100W-CFL- ... p-416.html You may find something like…

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oneJohn
Aug 18, 2015 10:44 am
oneJohn
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
18 August 2015

How much does it cost for track lighting under pelmet?

How much does it cost for track lighting under pelmet?

I've done this in several areas of my house. It's difficult for me to say how much it would cost because I did it all myself (former electrician here). Does a very nice…

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1960sModernistHome
Aug 18, 2015 2:36 am
1960sModernistHome
oneJohn
oneJohn
12 August 2015

8' led downlights

8' led downlights

I assume you mean 8" (inch, rather than foot). It's an interesting idea, and essentially doing the job of an oyster fitting, but recessed. There would be more glare than…

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oneJohn
Aug 12, 2015 12:38 pm
oneJohn
nsnvas
nsnvas
11 August 2015

Ceiling fan

Ceiling fan

Thanks.. Let me check the web site.

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nsnvas
Aug 11, 2015 9:38 pm
bpratt
bpratt
6 August 2015

LED downlights 5w dimmable

LED downlights 5w dimmable

Thanks for the link, but I already have a 8w dimmable one there, and it is just a little bit too bright on the lowest level.

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bpratt
Aug 06, 2015 10:54 am
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
6 August 2015

Help with down light plan

Help with down light plan
1, 2

Hey Beazley! We have the light fittings already (brought them online) but our house is not at handover yet so the lights aren't…

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Leksie5000
Aug 06, 2015 3:03 am
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Leksie5000
Aug 06, 2015 2:58 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
24 July 2015

Downlights

Downlights

You may have a look at LightOnline to find better options,

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1960sModernistHome
Jul 24, 2015 7:07 am
1960sModernistHome
trixee
trixee
23 July 2015

Premium Ruby downlights

Premium Ruby downlights

Star lights are basically low wattage downlights: http://premiumlighting.com.au/product/d ... starlight/ We bought some of the Ruby lights to test them out with our…

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trixee
Jul 24, 2015 12:24 am
trixee
rb81
rb81
18 July 2015

Size of pendant lights

Size of pendant lights

Help please :) We are currently building a new home and I've asked the builder to install 3 pendant lights above our island bench (rough size of bench is 3m x 0.8m). I…

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rb81
Jul 18, 2015 11:46 pm
icywater
icywater
16 July 2015

good online light shops

good online light shops

The best one to go with is , It is secured with a high end Security…

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icywater
Jul 16, 2015 3:44 am
icywater
StarGirlStar
StarGirlStar
8 July 2015

Show Us Your Island Pendants

Show Us Your Island Pendants

Bunnings have a good selection online and Beacon Lighting have a lovely selection too! Best getting when sales on too! I can decide on silver or black pendants for my…

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StarGirlStar
Jul 08, 2015 1:42 am
StarGirlStar
dorothy30
dorothy30
4 July 2015

Wall Lights

Wall Lights

I have recently bought a great chandelier. What do you think about such decoration like…

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dorothy30
Jul 04, 2015 11:00 pm

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