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240v vs 12v with inverter??

240v vs 12v with inverter??

Hi Nessie, io guess the first question is to make the decision of what light you ultimately want in your space. with 12v lighting, there are many more bulb options…

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Lighting Designer
May 26, 2010 12:45 am
Lighting Designer

Light for separate kitchen

Light for separate kitchen

when using a spot type fitting, there will always be an element of shadowing as the globes produce a concentrated light in a specific area. there are 2 ways of…

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Lighting Designer
May 26, 2010 12:55 am
Lighting Designer

Wholesale lighting (lamps)

Wholesale lighting (lamps)

does that price include the shipping charges ?

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Lighting Designer
May 26, 2010 1:18 am
Lighting Designer

low energy light globes

low energy light globes

just a friendly reminder, the cheaper the GU10 CFL the worse the quality of the light will be !!!

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Lighting Designer
May 26, 2010 1:20 am
Lighting Designer

another downlight installation question

another downlight installation question

yes in the ceiling. if you dont have access to the ceiling void via a trap door / aircon duct or something like that, then you can ask them to the junction boxes next to…

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Lighting Designer
May 26, 2010 10:46 pm
Lighting Designer
robinred55
robinred55
28 May 2010

Krysta Pendant Light

Krysta Pendant Light

I love this one too but DH didn't. What is it with men? Isn't the fact that they can't cope with the random look of this light as opposed to something more conventional?

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robinred55
May 28, 2010 10:12 pm
kexkez
kexkez
29 May 2010

Missing thread

Missing thread

thanks Suh I do realise there were some advertisers lighting shops on there but most only posted once. I guess it would need policing though. A shame. As it was a great…

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kexkez
May 29, 2010 12:22 pm
kexkez
SKYBLUE
SKYBLUE
31 May 2010

What have you paid for downlights to be fitted?

What have you paid for downlights to be fitted?
1, 2

51 downlights 4 dimmers 16 other lights Install only. $1600 cash. :D :D :D

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SKYBLUE
May 31, 2010 5:10 pm
Dr Shenai
Dr Shenai
13 June 2010

Any 50W + option in Downlights ?

Any 50W + option in Downlights ?

that was quiet a bit of help.Thanks guys.was wondering if the downlights you get through ebay,are they worth looking at or just stick the lighting shops.they cost half the…

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Dr Shenai
Jun 13, 2010 9:09 am
Dr Shenai
Dr Shenai
13 June 2010

Bedroom Lighting

Bedroom Lighting

Thats an awesome steal.Where did you get this offer?Does it come with warranty?

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Dr Shenai
Jun 13, 2010 9:16 am
Rebecca1983
Rebecca1983
16 June 2010

Bathroom Lights...please help!!!

Bathroom Lights...please help!!!

I cannot find a picture of our lights, but we are having two oyster lights and then a down light over each of the basins (we have quite a long bathroom)

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Rebecca1983
Jun 16, 2010 7:40 pm
DAQ3030
DAQ3030
18 June 2010

Great lights

Great lights

KexKez this is tremendous - I have diligently gone through the majority of the links you posted and there are some great finds in here! And in fact a couple of the links…

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DAQ3030
Jun 18, 2010 2:19 pm
DAQ3030
DAQ3030
18 June 2010

Lights that are part of a set

Lights that are part of a set

Thanks Sleven I had a look through the links by KexKez and have found a couple of 'families' of products that look promising.

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DAQ3030
Jun 18, 2010 2:22 pm
DAQ3030
DAQ3030
18 June 2010

What size lights for lounge?

What size lights for lounge?

I have a room that serves as a lounge/rumpus/study. The ceiling is divided into 3 sections by beams. Each section of the ceiling/room is slightly wider than the section…

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DAQ3030
Jun 18, 2010 9:58 pm

hi leslia thank you for the feedback. i have added the legend as you are right, it will be more helpful to have the legend yes we have put motion sensor that cover…

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meatpie
Jun 19, 2010 1:09 pm
gpierce
gpierce
24 June 2010

Solar Light + bug zapper

Solar Light + bug zapper

Do you guys with bug zappers have experience with them killing mozzies? I didn't think the light attracts them, only carbon dioxide. Where I grew up we had carbon dioxide…

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gpierce
Jun 24, 2010 8:17 pm
borg
borg
25 June 2010

Lighting for new house

Lighting for new house

interestinging...... all electrictions i have seen do them up right next to the truss. As long as they have the heat cans they arent ususally to concerned. I wonder what…

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borg
Jun 25, 2010 11:19 pm
borg
Jazzie
Jazzie
28 June 2010

BIG Lamp shades for standard lamp - Melbourne?

BIG Lamp shades for standard lamp - Melbourne?

A lot of pendant shades are suitable for lamps as well - they have a moveable thingie in them that allows them to either hang from a flex or sit on a…

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Jazzie
Jun 28, 2010 8:08 pm
Jazzie
Casa2
Casa2
2 July 2010

What to look for in downlight purchase?

What to look for in downlight purchase?

Not all downlights need transformers. The GU10 and E27 bases (amongst others) work off 240 V. LEDs will have their day, but it's stillmany years away. If you get a…

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Casa2
Jul 02, 2010 9:06 pm
McKinnon
McKinnon
6 July 2010

Dimmable R80 CFL lamps

Dimmable R80 CFL lamps

Yes, my sparkie is asking what I would like in the way of lighting for the new house. Far out, I need approx 90 downlights. Looks like all halogens are OUT I will never be…

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McKinnon
Jul 06, 2010 10:01 pm
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mswilmot
Jul 19, 2010 3:54 pm
LEDenthusiast
LEDenthusiast
20 July 2010

LED Downlights: what is the latest?

LED Downlights: what is the latest?

There are plenty of LED options that provide as much light as a 50W halogen it just depends what your budget per fitting is.

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LEDenthusiast
Jul 20, 2010 3:20 pm
Nikki86
Nikki86
24 July 2010

Help me, i Mess up my pendant lighting =( with pics =(

Help me, i Mess up my pendant lighting =( with pics =(

I would like to see an update too!! I wanted to post when i first read your story, but icouldn remember my username, and i emailed the board admins twice with no help! Im…

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Nikki86
Jul 24, 2010 6:32 pm
Tegs
Tegs
24 July 2010

Wanting to renovate existing Down lights. ?

Wanting to renovate existing Down lights. ?

Hi All, my apologies for late reply have had major problems with internet service all fixed now ! Thank you for your suggestions. As to the ring adapter available already…

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Tegs
Jul 25, 2010 12:17 am
fanman
fanman
26 July 2010

Ceiling light fan sizes

Ceiling light fan sizes

Hi Petermet You have sized up well the fans for those rooms: 48" & 52" are popular choices for bedrooms and 52" & 56" are popular for living areas. If you want energy…

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fanman
Jul 26, 2010 5:15 pm
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
26 July 2010

Have you seen this light somewhere cheaper???

Have you seen this light somewhere cheaper???

Haven't seen it cheaper but I love your taste. Black french provincial is one of my favourite designs. Hubby has other ideas though

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Fernyhouse
Jul 26, 2010 11:29 pm
fanman
fanman
27 July 2010

Lights with Alabaster Glass

Lights with Alabaster Glass

Hi Sweetime I have exactly the same light in my hallway and entry and am very happy with the light output. Like most baten-fix lights they are only rated to 60Wmax…

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fanman
Jul 27, 2010 11:47 am
fanman
fanman
27 July 2010

DIY Suspension Kit help!

DIY Suspension Kit help!

Hi PacmanOz, No easy answer to your question. 1. Correct method - the wires would need to be cut (by a qualified electrician) and rejoined to the lampholder. 2. Dodgy…

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fanman
Jul 27, 2010 11:56 am
Pugs
Pugs
28 July 2010

Home Automation Installation Q

Home Automation Installation Q

Clipsal C- Bus is big here in Aus..

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Pugs
Jul 28, 2010 2:08 am
Pugs
tannywanny1
tannywanny1
28 July 2010

Down lights (Sutherland Shire or elsewhere in Sydney)

Down lights (Sutherland Shire or elsewhere in Sydney)

Thanks Southies that is great. I will give them both a bell this morning.

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tannywanny1
Jul 28, 2010 9:29 am
tannywanny1
kassan1973
kassan1973
31 July 2010

Low Voltage 20W Halogens?

Low Voltage 20W Halogens?

Hi Mika i have 5 20watt downlights in kitchen area when first installed seemed very dull compared to 50 watt versions but now quite used to them. Alot less heat also. ii…

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kassan1973
Jul 31, 2010 10:52 pm
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Bam
Aug 01, 2010 11:48 pm
Bam
tomking.chen
tomking.chen
3 August 2010

Toolkit to unscrew downlight cover

Toolkit to unscrew downlight cover

Got it. I just use hammer to keep taping one of those 3 points... It eventually become loose...

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tomking.chen
Aug 03, 2010 2:20 pm
tomking.chen
wonderland
wonderland
4 August 2010

Where to buy lighting for outdoor deck

Where to buy lighting for outdoor deck

hi everyone, I am in the process of building my deck and thought it would be a lovely finish if we put some lights in the deck. However, i was wondering whether anyone…

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wonderland
Aug 04, 2010 5:57 pm
wonderland
Casa2
Casa2
6 August 2010

Buying Lights Online

Buying Lights Online

I've bought some sample lights online. All arrived without damage. My suggestion is to buy one and if you like it, go for a whole house worth.

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Casa2
Aug 06, 2010 11:06 pm
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
13 August 2010

GU10 downlight fitting - LEDs halogens and CFLs all fit?

GU10 downlight fitting - LEDs halogens and CFLs all fit?

I am still trying to get my head around the issue of fittings versus lamps etc. Just when I think I understand it all, the ground shifts again. Yesterday I learned that…

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Elizabeth
Aug 14, 2010 12:13 am
cheltenham3192
cheltenham3192
14 August 2010

Lighting Shops in Frankston (Victoria)

Lighting Shops in Frankston (Victoria)

We're finding the same, although we're a little north of you. We couldn't find Light Up Australia on Nepean Highway, Moorabbin, today, but I think I've seen a store on…

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cheltenham3192
Aug 14, 2010 11:03 pm
cheltenham3192
cheltenham3192
14 August 2010

Can anyone identify this lamp??

Can anyone identify this lamp??

Beacon Lighting currently has a lamp sale with floor and table lamps similar to this. Their current lamp catalogue has them on the back cover (

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cheltenham3192
Aug 14, 2010 11:14 pm
TKC
TKC
15 August 2010

Outdoor socket with photocell

Outdoor socket with photocell

Hi all, I am looking to buy a outdoor socket with photocell (those that screw onto current existing socket) for my outdoor lighting so that it will automatically turned…

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TKC
Aug 15, 2010 7:53 pm
zx9
zx9
17 August 2010

Under cabinet fluro's

Under cabinet fluro's

yep pretty similiar however i would need quite a few of them to stretch the 2.6m benchlength. In the end I ended up ordering the LEDs that kaytee above linked too.…

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zx9
Aug 17, 2010 6:01 pm
danrts
danrts
18 August 2010

CREE LED downlights anyone? 9W and 10W variations?

CREE LED downlights anyone? 9W and 10W variations?

Hi am looking for LED light bulbs, CREE is a brand that keeps coming up. has anyone tried their 9W or their 10W variation? and how do they compare to 50W halogens? Also…

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danrts
Aug 18, 2010 1:58 pm
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Casa2
Aug 19, 2010 9:16 pm
suh
suh
23 August 2010

Wall lighting in bedrooms

Wall lighting in bedrooms

Yep, that's what I thought but you could probably get something stronger in something similar. ::smile::

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suh
Aug 23, 2010 1:22 pm
suh
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mecha-wombat
Aug 28, 2010 5:22 am
mecha-wombat
Mika75
Mika75
28 August 2010

Anyone using GU10 CFL downlights?

Anyone using GU10 CFL downlights?

The 30 watt versions run alot cooler. With the heat shields, insulation can be placed to a minimum of 25mm. Also use the non-adjustable so u don't have an air gap into…

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Mika75
Aug 28, 2010 12:58 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
28 August 2010

I really want downlights BUT...

I really want downlights BUT...

Use ceramic pots to cover downlights. See viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2770&start=20 Also, some LED downlights products claim to be zero fire risk and only require 20mm clearance.

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zeitgeber
Aug 29, 2010 12:07 am
zeitgeber
enigma_brennan
enigma_brennan
29 August 2010

GU10 CFL downlight spacing

GU10 CFL downlight spacing

My point is toward the comment about ur electricity bill, ur alluding to the savings u have made by selecting GU10 cfls. The 12x down lights was…

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enigma_brennan
Aug 29, 2010 7:58 pm
enigma_brennan
cheltenham3192
cheltenham3192
29 August 2010

A tricky spot to light -- help!??

A tricky spot to light -- help!??

Hi Elizabeth. It is hard to imagine what your room looks like. However, could a combination of wall mounted lights for general lighting, and LED lights under the…

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cheltenham3192
Aug 29, 2010 10:33 pm
kiwi
kiwi
3 September 2010

Showing off my new lights

Showing off my new lights

venice wow, cool. they must have been a fortune and a fortune to ship back. they will look great, esp on and a nice momento of your…

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kiwi
Sep 03, 2010 10:14 am
kiwi


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