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mswilmot
Jul 19, 2010 2:54 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 2:20 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 5:32 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 24, 2010 11:17 pm
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 4:15 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 10:29 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 10:47 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 10:56 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 1:08 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 8:29 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 9:52 pm
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Bam
Aug 01, 2010 10:48 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 1:20 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 4:57 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 10:06 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 13, 2010 11:13 pm
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 10:03 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 10:14 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 6:53 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 5:01 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 12:58 pm
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Casa2
Aug 19, 2010 8:16 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 12:22 pm
suh
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mecha-wombat
Aug 28, 2010 4:22 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 11:58 am
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 28, 2010 11:07 pm
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 6:58 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 9:33 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 9:14 am
kiwi
kexkez
kexkez
3 September 2010

Help with kitchen lighting

Help with kitchen lighting

hmm thinking of conduit--- another electrical tip if you are planning on ceiling fans later on and want the switch for the fans on internal walls and they are brick…

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kexkez
Sep 03, 2010 7:40 pm
kexkez
jameskrd
jameskrd
8 September 2010

Anybody using cfl down light from..

Anybody using cfl down light from..

hello all, anybody here using cfl down light fitting from ecobulb.com.au , please comment on the lighting level and spacing provided. also do you recommend it to…

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jameskrd
Sep 08, 2010 12:54 pm
EnviroPower
EnviroPower
10 September 2010

Speaking of downlights....

Speaking of downlights....

I can't believe everyone is so against downlights! I have to admit I am a lover of them. I live in a Victorian style house in the outer Melbourne area and we have…

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EnviroPower
Sep 10, 2010 11:19 am
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
13 September 2010

Chandelier in the bathroom anyone?

Chandelier in the bathroom anyone?

I like a chandelier in the bathroom although chandeliers have almost been done to death. The chandelier you posted gets lost in the overall style of the bathroom. Perhaps…

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mrssnowden
Sep 13, 2010 9:33 pm
nattygee
nattygee
26 September 2010

Walk-In Pantry Light?

Walk-In Pantry Light?

We had downlights in our last pantry operated by a sensor and they worked out fine. We also had fluoros in our current house as main lights and the light is very harsh.…

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nattygee
Sep 26, 2010 10:52 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 September 2010

Downlights - risk of fire?

Downlights - risk of fire?

Good to just to keep out the crap that blows in from the roof through the gaps let alone make things safer :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 29, 2010 1:16 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
29 September 2010

umm ... a 'different' sort of light fitting

umm ... a 'different' sort of light fitting

Looking for a light for our entrance hall I came across a very interesting/different light ... thought I'd share ::dizzy::

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Nathan SteelFab
Sep 29, 2010 9:40 am
Nathan SteelFab
nattygee
nattygee
4 October 2010

Coastal Style Dining Pendant - any ideas?

Coastal Style Dining Pendant - any ideas?

Thanks grom, the twig thing doesn't really work colour wise as we have Laminex Chalked Oak on the island bench so wanted something more in the honey tones.

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nattygee
Oct 04, 2010 10:48 am

Hey guys i got the following image from another forum. Im doing research as to how i can get the same lighting effect . my builder is putting in a batten light but once…

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Jazzy4
Oct 04, 2010 6:45 pm
E1109
E1109
6 October 2010

Power point brand vs quality

Power point brand vs quality

As an electrician I'll always go for Clipsal or HPM for a couple of reasons: The Clipsal standard series has been available since the mid 1970s and the 2000 series since…

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E1109
Oct 06, 2010 7:58 pm
E1109
grace_slick
grace_slick
10 October 2010

Attractive small bathroom lighting WITHOUT shadows??

Attractive small bathroom lighting WITHOUT shadows??

Oh wow, I've always avoided those long lights directly above / on top of mirrors...I always have found them way too harsh for makeup lighting. But obviously wherever I've…

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grace_slick
Oct 10, 2010 4:30 pm
grace_slick
EnviroPower
EnviroPower
13 October 2010

Ceiling lights for Family Room, Dining Room and Lounge Room

Ceiling lights for Family Room, Dining Room and Lounge Room

LED's can be expensive initially but they have a relatively short payback period and the quality and environmental benefits can't be beaten. If you're on a budget then I…

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EnviroPower
Oct 13, 2010 3:05 pm
Liz
Liz
16 October 2010

DIY lighting kits

DIY lighting kits

I'm currently choosing lighting for our extension. Whats the go with DIY lighting? I was at bunnings the other day and some beautiful pendant shades and its like $80 for a…

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Liz
Oct 16, 2010 2:24 pm
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lilfeggle
Oct 19, 2010 8:21 pm
lilfeggle
renobeginner
renobeginner
22 October 2010

cost of replacing downlights with normal ceiling lights -est

cost of replacing downlights with normal ceiling lights -est

Thanks for the reply. How do CFL bulbs work? do they have heating up issues as well? i read about air flow issues for recessed lights. do you need to change the…

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renobeginner
Oct 22, 2010 6:30 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 October 2010

Lighting stores?

Lighting stores?

Please post in the correct forum. It helps you and us. Thread moved.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 22, 2010 10:10 am
TheGardenWhisperer
suh
suh
24 October 2010

White or stainless steel coloured down lights?

White or stainless steel coloured down lights?

We went SS and I actually like that they stand out, but aren't in your face and they match other SS looking bits we have.

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suh
Oct 24, 2010 6:49 pm
suh
shonzilla
shonzilla
25 October 2010

Those with clipsal saturn switches?

Those with clipsal saturn switches?

We just bought an ocean mist one and LOVE it! its not that green....if that helps at all :th:

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shonzilla
Oct 25, 2010 1:08 pm
shonzilla
McKinnon
McKinnon
31 October 2010

Stunning Bocci pendant lights

Stunning Bocci pendant lights

Hub furniture melb & sydney, but the originals r very expensive! $350 4 1 sphere.

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McKinnon
Oct 31, 2010 5:12 pm
qonyx
qonyx
7 November 2010

Does anyone have square fluorescent ceiling lights?

Does anyone have square fluorescent ceiling lights?

thanks guys... we have our hearts set on them... so just wanted some positive opinion.. which we got ... so will proceed :-)

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qonyx
Nov 07, 2010 8:55 pm
qonyx
renobeginner
renobeginner
8 November 2010

Halogen replacement options ? What is out there?

Halogen replacement options ? What is out there?

Thanks, phew, I am glad that was supposed to be Web, I have had enough new terminology and concepts in the lovely world of lighting to last me a while :-) lucky I love research

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renobeginner
Nov 08, 2010 7:49 pm

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