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installation inspector
installation inspector
5 February 2010

Are LED downlights too white?

Are LED downlights too white?

Probably already mentioned on the forum somewhere, but around 3000 is warm white (pinky), while around 6000 is cool white (bluey). When you have one of each in the same…

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installation inspector
Feb 05, 2010 9:05 pm
installation inspector
installation inspector
installation inspector
6 February 2010

led v halogen

led v halogen

It might be worth paying a visit to a local lighting shop. I know the few I've been into have displays for halogen and CFL to compare output (although not ideal, as the…

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installation inspector
Feb 06, 2010 7:02 pm
installation inspector
NevilleW
NevilleW
15 February 2010

downlight with sensor

downlight with sensor

Hi, Most electrical manufacturers have sensors http://www.hpm.com.au/Products.aspx?pid=111. Most electrical wholesalers should have a few…

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NevilleW
Feb 15, 2010 3:57 pm
MICA
MICA
17 February 2010

new regs for lights in wall niches ??

new regs for lights in wall niches ??

Hi all, have a look at the following link ... There you will find an image that will visually show all clearances required.

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MICA
Feb 17, 2010 2:28 pm
MICA
McKinnon
McKinnon
19 February 2010

genie crystal chandelier?

genie crystal chandelier?

Thanks MagicJ, thats the one. Yes we are building a new house and when lit it looks like a crystal ball on fire, thats because they use 30% full lead Egyptian crystal. If…

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McKinnon
Feb 19, 2010 9:36 am
Casa2
Casa2
21 February 2010

lights for toilets, bathroom, laundry

lights for toilets, bathroom, laundry

Certainly oysters can be used in bathrooms, since that's what we have. Not sure about spotlights, but probably OK. Any lighting shop should give you a definite answer.

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Casa2
Feb 21, 2010 12:24 pm
Maniradha10
Maniradha10
22 February 2010

LIGHTS - MELBOURNE

LIGHTS - MELBOURNE

Yeah, sometimes you get good deals. I was at Lightup yesterday, and the lady reduced the price from $600 to $365 after a couple of minutes of good effort :-)

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Maniradha10
Feb 22, 2010 10:45 am
Casa2
Casa2
7 March 2010

Normal light to downlight ratio

Normal light to downlight ratio

For halogen downlights, its 1 light for every 4 m2. So, for example, a 4 x 4 m room would have four lights. Some of the smaller CFLs have much less light output than a…

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Casa2
Mar 07, 2010 7:03 pm
della
della
9 March 2010

LED Strip Light Selection

LED Strip Light Selection

LED Strip is good choice, i think. Especially in installation, if you are going to do it yourself. By the way, if you think it's too bright, i suggest to add a dimmer…

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della
Mar 09, 2010 6:33 pm
Saritha
Saritha
17 March 2010

Hallway lighting ideas

Hallway lighting ideas

The pendant light is from project lighting - canberra no its not floating floor ..its a hardwood flooring and the wall paint is Dulux natural white ....i really love it…

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Saritha
Mar 17, 2010 10:22 am
themax
themax
17 March 2010

Outdoor sensor light

Outdoor sensor light

Maybe a photo would be good Martin, if you can. :)

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themax
Mar 17, 2010 6:24 pm
themax
andy_min
andy_min
24 March 2010

Door Switches/sensors

Door Switches/sensors

Does anyone know rough costs for these (uninstalled)? I think the one hawks posted has a price but any ideas on the others? I can think of a few places I could use them.

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andy_min
Mar 24, 2010 12:36 pm
andy_min
kek
kek
25 March 2010

Help with lighting layout

Help with lighting layout

Assuming your rangehood has a decent light, I think your kitchen should be OK....but I'm with little buddy re adding a light to the pantry. It's not fun rummaging around…

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kek
Mar 25, 2010 5:41 pm
kek
simpson
simpson
28 March 2010

bedside lamp vs bedside wall light

bedside lamp vs bedside wall light

Just make sure you don't plan on upgrading your bed - we went from a queen to a king sized and the wall lights aren't quite right anymore ... …

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simpson
Mar 28, 2010 9:52 am
danielanderson
danielanderson
29 March 2010

Repairing, Installing, Wiring by Electrical Contractor

Repairing, Installing, Wiring by Electrical Contractor

I wish to share my experience which I encountered with Eris Electrical Private Limited, of late. They are (Level 2) electrical service provider in New South Wales, Sydney…

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danielanderson
Mar 29, 2010 8:38 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
31 March 2010

Where are all the good lights in Australia?!

Where are all the good lights in Australia?!
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I would have to say beacon lighting. We went to our "local" light store and picked out all our lights and got a quote and it came to $5000!! I then, knowing what lights…

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Rizzo
Mar 31, 2010 10:56 am
robbo3
robbo3
6 April 2010

Light temperature colour

Light temperature colour

I agree they are quiet warm in colour, The white frosted glass on the fan turns quiet yellow/orange when they are on.

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robbo3
Apr 06, 2010 11:37 am
take2
take2
12 April 2010

Ceiling Light Shade - Drum Pendant

Ceiling Light Shade - Drum Pendant

Beacon, stock them in brizzie not sure if thet are nationwide. Cheers Lou

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take2
Apr 12, 2010 7:39 pm
take2
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
17 April 2010

Are these pendant lights too small?

Are these pendant lights too small?

in terms of light output these are the best. I have three similar ones and I use it to light up my kitchen family and dining area at night. I have…

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Oceanus2
Apr 17, 2010 12:27 am

Help! 12v LED downlight globes = TV interference

Help! 12v LED downlight globes = TV interference
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I've given up investigating possible solutions to this problem and returned the globes to be swapped for 240v versions, and expect them to arrive early next week.

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installation inspector
Apr 18, 2010 9:31 pm
installation inspector
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
27 April 2010

Lights!

Lights!

We have a raked ceiling to our dining, kitchen and alfresco, and we've upgraded to downlights in those areas only. Every other room has been left with standard lights,…

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Oceanus2
Apr 27, 2010 1:51 pm
SharonC
SharonC
28 April 2010

Lighting Shops & Pendant Lights - Perth

Lighting Shops & Pendant Lights - Perth

Thanks for all your replies. We went to Tilly's , what a great shop! Ended up getting exterior lights called lancelot from Beacon lighting (had a special on) and pendant…

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SharonC
Apr 28, 2010 10:14 pm
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
30 April 2010

lighting for apartment??

lighting for apartment??

hello, When doing lighting design... keep the whole house the same, except for over a kitchen bench ( where pendant lights look great ) The worst thing is a house with…

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cenemelectrical
Apr 30, 2010 10:46 am
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Bam
May 04, 2010 1:10 pm
Bam
Smiles
Smiles
9 May 2010

Beacon Envirolux Triton Downlights

Beacon Envirolux Triton Downlights

Hi Variflex and House 3wa, Can you please post pics of your Downlights if possible Thanks

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Smiles
May 09, 2010 8:14 pm
take2
take2
11 May 2010

Dimmerable CFL Downlights.

Dimmerable CFL Downlights.

Lighting Illusions, Sumner Park qld, they do have an…

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take2
May 11, 2010 8:14 pm
take2
radiuz
radiuz
16 May 2010

Brand New Eglo Lights for Sale – SAVE $$$

Brand New Eglo Lights for Sale – SAVE $$$

I have some Brand new Eglo lights for sale which unfortunately we cannot fit into our new home. See my ad in the Classifieds section of the forum under Vic.

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radiuz
May 16, 2010 10:08 pm
missngel
missngel
19 May 2010

what sort of lights do you have in your bedroom?

what sort of lights do you have in your bedroom?
1, 2, 3

Hey everyone. I have also had my eye on this beautiful crystal pendant light (although it is ridiculously expensive!!). I was interested in getting the slightly larger one…

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missngel
May 19, 2010 9:31 pm

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 25, 2010 11:45 pm
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 25, 2010 11:55 pm
Lighting Designer

Wholesale lighting (lamps)

Wholesale lighting (lamps)

does that price include the shipping charges ?

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Lighting Designer
May 26, 2010 12:18 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 12:20 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 9:46 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 9:12 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 11:22 am
kexkez
SKYBLUE
SKYBLUE
31 May 2010

What have you paid for downlights to be fitted?

What have you paid for downlights to be fitted?
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51 downlights 4 dimmers 16 other lights Install only. $1600 cash. :D :D :D

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SKYBLUE
May 31, 2010 4:10 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 8:09 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 8:16 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 6:40 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 1:19 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 1:22 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 8:58 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 12:09 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 7:17 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 10:19 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 7:08 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 8:06 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 9:01 pm

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