Lighting + Lighting Design
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…
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…
downlight with sensor
Most electrical manufacturers have sensors http://www.hpm.com.au/Products.aspx?pid=111. Most electrical wholesalers should have a few…
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.
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.
Feb 21, 2010 12:24 pm
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
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…
Mar 07, 2010 7:03 pm
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…
Mar 09, 2010 6:33 pm
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…
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.
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…
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 ...
Mar 31, 2010 10:56 am
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.
Apr 12, 2010 7:39 pm
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.
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,…
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…
lighting for apartment??
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…
May 11, 2010 8:14 pm
240v vs 12v with inverter??
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…
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…
low energy light globes
just a friendly reminder, the cheaper the GU10 CFL the worse the quality of the light will be !!!
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…
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?
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…
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…
Thats an awesome steal.Where did you get this offer?Does it come with warranty?
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)
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Jun 25, 2010 10:19 pm
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…
Jul 02, 2010 8:06 pm
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…