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Zanga
Zanga
20 April 2017

Floodlight

Floodlight

Good link. Thank you. The reason I ask because I have to be tight so total price is under the FHOG limit. I would pay it if Government allow me to. I don't have a…

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Zanga
Apr 20, 2017 10:18 pm

Hi guys, Just wondering what your thoughts about replacing the current oyster light with something else? I really like those wicker or wooden pendant lights, but I've…

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johnzo
Mar 10, 2017 9:41 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
9 January 2017

Wall wash lighting for stack stone screen

Wall wash lighting for stack stone screen

Option 1 is the winner. Select the 15 degree beam angle version. Buy two of them, position them end-to-end at the base of your stone wall, approximately 100-150mm out from…

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1960sModernistHome
Jan 09, 2017 4:43 pm
1960sModernistHome
GoLights
GoLights
17 October 2016

Warm or Cool LED lights ?

Warm or Cool LED lights ?

Hi There, Picking your kelvins can be a personal opinion! I have always favoured more so towards WArm White 2700K - 3000K for interiors as it adds warmth and a family…

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GoLights
Oct 17, 2016 4:24 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
17 October 2016

LED track lighting

LED track lighting

Hi Dan, do you still need LED Track Lighting? you can see this. https://www.lemoledlight.com/products/track-lighting/

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GoLights
Oct 17, 2016 4:13 pm
GoLights
GoLights
GoLights
17 October 2016

Bathroom exhaust combined with LED light

Bathroom exhaust combined with LED light

Hi There Lenarufus, Sorry to see no one has gotten back to you! Exhaust and Light kits are really common these days, some people seem to think they are not as efficient…

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GoLights
Oct 17, 2016 4:10 pm
GoLights
nickmus
nickmus
19 September 2016

CFL fluorescent vs LED downlights for savings

CFL fluorescent vs LED downlights for savings

LED prices have now decreased heavily, the government can even offer a rebate in some cases, visit www.wireinelectrical.com.au for more information about installation…

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nickmus
Sep 19, 2016 9:43 pm
nickmus
Crewie
Crewie
13 September 2016

Customised Wall Lights

Customised Wall Lights

Does anyone know where I could get something like this made in Australia?

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Crewie
Sep 13, 2016 6:44 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
3 September 2016

Pendants from Sweden

Pendants from Sweden

I dont think it will be an issue however I am not an electrician. The globes must be for 220/240v.

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AussieMark
Sep 03, 2016 7:13 pm
lozza81
lozza81
3 September 2016

cannot paste into a post

cannot paste into a post

I tried that too! Not sure why it isn't working!

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lozza81
Sep 03, 2016 2:06 pm
goody59
goody59
2 July 2016

LED Downlights and Dimmers - My Experience

LED Downlights and Dimmers - My Experience

Clipsal 413 QC (quick connect) are about $5 and are the bees knees. I love the wall sconces. Where are the obligatory 3 pendants over the kitchen island/bench area? LOL

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goody59
Jul 02, 2016 5:16 pm
goody59
housebythewater
housebythewater
30 June 2016

Pendant light diameter? Getting the scale right.

Pendant light diameter? Getting the scale right.

Ooh. That ceiling height is a bit tricky. If you are feeling brave, I think two pendants hung at different heights would look great, especially if they were hung off…

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housebythewater
Jun 30, 2016 9:53 pm
housebythewater
Roomeat
Roomeat
13 June 2016

LED Strip Lighting For Kitchen Overheads

LED Strip Lighting For Kitchen Overheads

Thanks guys. We ended up gong with a chanel from CLA Lighting. http://www.clalighting.com.au/product/l ... ed-strips/ The Chan1 in the top of the image (which is the same…

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Roomeat
Jun 13, 2016 10:58 am
Roomeat
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
12 June 2016

Lights embedded in concrete driveway - where to start?

Lights embedded in concrete driveway - where to start?

Make sure you get something strong. Most good quality inground uplights come with a plastic housing that you place in the concrete as it's being poured, then the lights…

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1960sModernistHome
Jun 12, 2016 10:47 pm
1960sModernistHome

No I wouldn't lower it otherwise tall people will hit it. It's centred in the roof and for the entrance it would look funny if it was lined up for side doors. Haven't…

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Houseandhorse
Apr 27, 2016 7:44 pm
Houseandhorse
Grahamandsons
Grahamandsons
20 April 2016

lighting for plants

lighting for plants

Love the impact this has, sometimes it's the little details that make the biggest difference.

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Grahamandsons
Apr 20, 2016 11:16 am
Flowersinthegarden
Flowersinthegarden
11 April 2016

How many lights ?

How many lights ?

It really depends on the kind of lighting you are using. If you use led ceiling lights. We recommend using a 15w 6 inch fitting for every 7.5sqm. If you are using…

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Flowersinthegarden
Apr 11, 2016 10:15 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
9 April 2016

Electrician wiring your own house.

Electrician wiring your own house.

You're welcome to look at my own home here viewtopic.php?f=53&t=82091 where I have used some creative lighting. Photos are not that great so if you want to see better…

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 09, 2016 6:59 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
17 March 2016

Modify light fitting

Modify light fitting

Can you take a better photo of the actual luminaire?

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1960sModernistHome
Mar 17, 2016 5:55 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
13 March 2016

Lights flickering when off!

Lights flickering when off!
1, 2

If the lights are 2-way switched, the cause is 99% likely caused by induced voltage in the 2 way "strap" cable. 2 way switching is normally wired using a cable with two…

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1960sModernistHome
Mar 13, 2016 8:01 am
1960sModernistHome
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 12:42 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 9:31 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 4:37 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 12:21 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 7:12 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 6:47 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 9:32 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 6:03 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 4:48 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 5:31 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 8:05 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 1:10 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 9:49 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 5:39 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 3:43 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 1:05 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 6:59 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 6:51 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 5:42 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 3:38 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 7:48 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 10:23 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 8:31 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 9:08 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 10:00 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 10:29 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 22, 2015 11:26 pm
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 9:13 am

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