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vid
vid
18 October 2009

Down lights

Down lights

If you were replacing 9 12V halogen downlights with CFL downlights AND you wanted it to appear as brightly lit, you would need many more…

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vid
Oct 18, 2009 10:05 pm
vid
cheetah
cheetah
24 October 2009

Remote Control for Lighting

Remote Control for Lighting

Pretty easy, I have a remote control dimmer in my room, costs about 100 bucks

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cheetah
Oct 24, 2009 10:50 am
miffers
miffers
25 October 2009

Lighting Plan

Lighting Plan

Thanks for your suggestions buildingwithharma!! I was originally planning on putting a pendant in the lounge and then changed my mind. Will go back to the original…

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miffers
Oct 25, 2009 7:59 pm
miffers
Dollar
Dollar
4 November 2009

Best place to buy lights (cheaper?);Melb-any ideas will do!!

Best place to buy lights (cheaper?);Melb-any ideas will do!!

Very impressive range and of course I have fallen in love with a very expensive one!

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Dollar
Nov 04, 2009 4:14 pm
Dollar
Dollar
4 November 2009

Found some of my lights today

Found some of my lights today

Actually managed to drag everyone out to look at lights. I've managed to find a light for over the kitchen bench, one for the stairs, lights over…

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Dollar
Nov 04, 2009 6:49 pm
Dollar
Dollar
5 November 2009

Lights whilst building house. What did you do?

Lights whilst building house. What did you do?

Went to a couple of lighting stores today and was overwhelmed. Got talking to the owner who seems to know what he is talking about and I think I have a clearer idea now. I…

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Dollar
Nov 05, 2009 4:03 pm
Perth-1st Timer
Perth-1st Timer
7 November 2009

Saturn switch for IXL light

Saturn switch for IXL light

Yep -4-Gang Saturn is the way to go, no problems there!

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Perth-1st Timer
Nov 07, 2009 8:38 pm
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
12 November 2009

Adding pendant lights to kitchen after handover...?

Adding pendant lights to kitchen after handover...?

what you could also do is install the batten holders only and then incorporate a DIY type pendant which simply clicks into an existing E27 or B22 lamp holder and that way…

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Lighting Designer
Nov 11, 2009 11:33 pm
Lighting Designer
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
12 November 2009

Advice on my downlights please - plans attached

Advice on my downlights please - plans attached

Thanks Oz Lighting. I think we'll have to stick to halogens then as we can't make any changes or additions to the plans - that includes the wall lights you mentioned.…

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buildingadreamhome
Nov 12, 2009 6:21 am
buildingadreamhome
kb46
kb46
12 November 2009

Ceiling too high for pendants?

Ceiling too high for pendants?

That's great news Oz Lighting, thanks for your reply, Kylie

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kb46
Nov 12, 2009 8:47 am
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
12 November 2009

pendant lights for foyer

pendant lights for foyer

Hi rmm1, would one of these lights be the only light source in your foyer area ? any wall or ground lights ? i always ask clients what they expect from the light…

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Lighting Designer
Nov 12, 2009 8:56 pm
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
12 November 2009

Bathroom lights installation look right?

Bathroom lights installation look right?

unfortunately a lot of these multi head spot fittings have oversized bases which as you can see are not well designed and not much thought goes into the aesthetics of the…

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Lighting Designer
Nov 12, 2009 9:25 pm
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
16 November 2009

Downlights and ceiling fan

Downlights and ceiling fan

Hi Kerriej i like to allow at least 750mm from the edge of the blade to the down light. there are a few factors that come into play which could change this do you have…

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Lighting Designer
Nov 16, 2009 10:54 pm
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
29 November 2009

Pendant light height question....

Pendant light height question....

i 2nd that, the cable will definitely be able to be adjusted. you will probably have to cut it as it looks like quite a small ceiling plate, so make sure of the height you…

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Lighting Designer
Nov 29, 2009 1:35 pm
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
29 November 2009

Can you buy a gimble downlight the same size as a fixed one?

Can you buy a gimble downlight the same size as a fixed one?

can you send a picture of the downlight, there are so many models and styles out there that it would be hard to recommend one with out knowing what your existing ones look like.

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Lighting Designer
Nov 29, 2009 1:44 pm
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
29 November 2009

No idea about lights

No idea about lights

if you want the "downlight" effect where the whole kitchen is lit then you could use a fluorescent downlight (http://www.ozlighting.com.au/Brilliant- ... 57C44.aspx) and…

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Lighting Designer
Nov 29, 2009 2:10 pm
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
1 December 2009

Looking for Shell Sculpture Bedside lamps

Looking for Shell Sculpture Bedside lamps

i still have not been able to find a source for these shell lights for you, hve you managed to find them ???

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Lighting Designer
Dec 01, 2009 10:23 pm
Lighting Designer
Casa2
Casa2
28 December 2009

Urgent help on CFL downlight layout

Urgent help on CFL downlight layout

Hi casa, Heres a link http://www.blinklighting.com/product/ne ... ight---bc/ i got the non dimmable ones for $19 from Cetnaj. I bought all my…

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Casa2
Dec 28, 2009 7:51 am
Thudd
Thudd
7 January 2010

Looking for a particular wall light

Looking for a particular wall light

Taken from our old house where we put those lights in. The shop where we originally got them from doesn't carry them any more, and I or anyone at the shop can neither…

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Thudd
Jan 07, 2010 10:18 am
playhouse
playhouse
12 January 2010

Photographer's floor lamp

Photographer's floor lamp

Thanks guys! I'll definitely visit Coco republic and search ebay. Cheers! Kg

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playhouse
Jan 12, 2010 8:52 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 January 2010

Safety cannister needed for CFL Downlight??

Safety cannister needed for CFL Downlight??

I'd use them anyway. the amount of crap that gets blown in from the roof space between the gaps is heaps. Anything that closes that gap up is all good in my books ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 13, 2010 12:35 am
The Garden Whisperer
EKT
EKT
14 January 2010

Would these pendants fit?

Would these pendants fit?

I love those pendents I have been looking at them just now myself also. The red gives off a jaffa colour when on but only the glass I saw it on…

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EKT
Jan 14, 2010 10:38 am
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
14 January 2010

need help!!!Installing downlights after hand over?

need help!!!Installing downlights after hand over?

g'day Metri will charge an extra 20% on downlights if you request them, but that may be a better option depending on how your chosen electrical contractor is going to…

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cenemelectrical
Jan 14, 2010 7:07 pm
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
15 January 2010

looking for this light... its discontinued! :(

looking for this light... its discontinued! :(

hello, try the lighting brand euroluce, they have many difference architect type fittings.. your missing fitting may be there good luck :D

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cenemelectrical
Jan 15, 2010 4:52 am
hawks
hawks
16 January 2010

What are GLS, CIR, etc, etc globes ??

What are GLS, CIR, etc, etc globes ??

I'm totally confused about the abbreviations. Can anyone point me towards a dictionary of terms relating to lighting and globes, so I could find…

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hawks
Jan 16, 2010 9:08 am
kexkez
kexkez
19 January 2010

Bright Fanlight - ideas please

Bright Fanlight - ideas please

wenge is a colour. It's quite popular with some on H1 for a laminate or a formica colour and I know that you can get wenge coloured shelving/bookcases too. It's a…

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kexkez
Jan 19, 2010 7:40 pm
kexkez
pinkapples
pinkapples
20 January 2010

Looking for this light - or something close

Looking for this light - or something close

its from Hong Kong but it says they will post to Australia for $60 and that pretty normal for that sort of postage!! Most of beacon lighting is from China or Hong Kong anyways.

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pinkapples
Jan 20, 2010 6:18 pm
pinkapples
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
1 February 2010

Lights for stair well.

Lights for stair well.

hey Lou, you could put in a 20w halogen lamp which does not get as hot but still has a great output ...

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Lighting Designer
Feb 01, 2010 8:52 pm
Lighting Designer
installation inspector
installation inspector
5 February 2010

Phasing-out of incandescent, halogen globes

Phasing-out of incandescent, halogen globes

Not sure if this has already been posted already on these forums... http://www.lightingcouncil.com.au/pdf/L ... o%2017.pdf Apparently the new name of "lumens" is going…

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installation inspector
Feb 05, 2010 8:43 pm
installation inspector
installation inspector
installation inspector
5 February 2010

CFL Problem?

CFL Problem?

Have you tried to see if it does it during the day (I know it might be difficult to see it occurring). My bet is it's to do with the off peak hot water signal. The…

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installation inspector
Feb 05, 2010 9:04 pm
installation inspector
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?!
1, 2

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


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