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thechlochlo
thechlochlo
27 July 2009

Cost to install lights?

Cost to install lights?

:D Very helpful post thanks Coral-Stradbroke251 gives us an idea of what to expect anyway. Cheers

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thechlochlo
Jul 27, 2009 4:02 pm
thechlochlo
thechlochlo
thechlochlo
28 July 2009

Fitting for Formal Lounge and Dining

Fitting for Formal Lounge and Dining

the one you like is great it also comes in different sizes and is very reasonable in price the one shown was only 279 from Dynamic lighting I thought they looked much more…

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thechlochlo
Jul 28, 2009 7:23 pm
thechlochlo
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supasquirrel
Jul 29, 2009 9:20 pm
supasquirrel
Bam
Bam
29 July 2009

Pre-start pondering...

Pre-start pondering...

Congratulations Mica ::celeb:: ::

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Bam
Jul 29, 2009 9:34 pm
Bam
Pugs
Pugs
11 August 2009

12V or 240V Down lights??

12V or 240V Down lights??

both ..depeding on the usage IMO 240V downlights in general areas that you don't want a light hanging down into the house... so hall ways and general purpose areas tho…

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Pugs
Aug 11, 2009 6:17 pm
Pugs
Owen
Owen
14 August 2009

Remote Control Lighting

Remote Control Lighting

Yes that's what I mean. Thanks, this is a good idea.

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Owen
Aug 14, 2009 9:31 am
Casa2
Casa2
23 August 2009

Converting to energy saving downlights

Converting to energy saving downlights

I'd say about 11W to 13W. But, as with most simple answers, there's more. The GU10 CFLs are pretty well useless. Even the 13W ones fall short of the light output of a 50W…

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Casa2
Aug 23, 2009 2:22 pm
Vascariz
Vascariz
24 August 2009

Defect Notice - Down lights

Defect Notice - Down lights

Turns out the safety inspector will NOT accept flourescent lighting as an alternative to the 25/75/200mm rule from Timbers. Basically the only options are : 200mm with…

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Vascariz
Aug 24, 2009 6:35 pm
vid
vid
24 August 2009

downlights - Im confused

downlights - Im confused

The other big question for me is do I go the downlights with my builder or am I best to wait and do this directly through an electrician when…

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vid
Aug 24, 2009 10:15 pm
vid
MICA
MICA
25 August 2009

Portico Lights

Portico Lights

Hi there Ami, This is a tricky one, as it depends on many factors. Namely: - Is the house on a slab? - Is there provisions to get to the roof space through the…

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MICA
Aug 25, 2009 1:31 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
25 August 2009

Dimmer switch question

Dimmer switch question

Hi there Bam, What you are trying to achieve is very possible. But there is one thing that you need to keep in mind, and that's, all dimmers have a VA rating. This…

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MICA
Aug 25, 2009 1:37 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
25 August 2009

Downlight Control

Downlight Control

Hi there DruWade, That was a simple one ... give us a tricky question :D We are all here to help each other!

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MICA
Aug 25, 2009 2:12 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
25 August 2009

LED downlights??

LED downlights??

Hi there Chatterbox, LED's are really coming along. The technology is nearly there, but the price still very high. So not really any value for money. If you are looking…

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MICA
Aug 25, 2009 2:16 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
25 August 2009

HELP NEEDED - Downlights :)

HELP NEEDED - Downlights :)

Hi there NatB, The specs you have listed seem to be fine. That being said, who says that the info on the transformer is correct? Unfortunately, these days there are…

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MICA
Aug 25, 2009 2:25 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
25 August 2009

Electrician Recommendations

Electrician Recommendations

Hi there Max, Have you tried the local paper? You will tend to find at least a dozen in there, and that way, you can conmpare their opinions, before you employ the right…

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MICA
Aug 25, 2009 2:44 am
MICA
sluggerdog
sluggerdog
25 August 2009

Outdoor Downlights - Under Eaves

Outdoor Downlights - Under Eaves

Hi there slugger, The general rule of thumb, is that you will start about 1m in from the edge , and then palce 1 light every 2m. You might have to…

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sluggerdog
Aug 25, 2009 9:17 am
Laine
Laine
25 August 2009

Bedroom light placement

Bedroom light placement

Thanks for replies - the problem has now been taken out of my hands and the light sits nicely over where the bed will be. And the bed can only be there as there are no…

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Laine
Aug 25, 2009 9:22 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
29 August 2009

External oyster sensor light for under the eaves

External oyster sensor light for under the eaves

well amazingly enough after 3 months of them being 'not available" even last weekend Bunnings have decided to restock the cheaper version that we…

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ECOECO
Aug 29, 2009 11:50 pm
ECOECO
grandslam
grandslam
30 August 2009

Seen these lights?

Seen these lights?

Thanks Southies, looks like MICA is the place.

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grandslam
Aug 30, 2009 1:52 pm
MICA
MICA
30 August 2009

Low Glare Outdoor Floodlight

Low Glare Outdoor Floodlight

You will find that metal halide are not suitable for domestic purposes, as switching them on and off frequently, will surely shorten the life of the equipment. Halogen or…

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MICA
Aug 30, 2009 11:37 pm
MICA
MICA
MICA
31 August 2009

what kind of lights

what kind of lights

Hi there all, would prefer a combination of lighting in the house (pendant, oyster, wall/table/floor lights, downlights..etc), also think about the color…

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MICA
Aug 31, 2009 1:09 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
31 August 2009

Lighting for my pantry?

Lighting for my pantry?

Hi there Casa, I have just checked that link, and beacon have made that page redundant. Casa2 - here they are. Just scroll about half-way down the page. I…

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MICA
Aug 31, 2009 1:20 am
MICA
Liz521964
Liz521964
31 August 2009

Downlights in existing ground floor

Downlights in existing ground floor

Hi JilaMint Yes there are 2 exisiting downlights in the room, but I want to move both of these and add more. I am assuming the beams for the floor above are running in…

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Liz521964
Aug 31, 2009 9:15 pm
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
1 September 2009

Best bathroom lighting

Best bathroom lighting
1, 2

::surprise:: OMG!! PFM.....that's the divine Krysta Pendant *drools*.....I so so wanted that one, but DH hated it ::sad:: ::sad:: and there was no way l could…

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pinkfairymagic
Sep 01, 2009 10:52 am
pinkfairymagic
rep334
rep334
4 September 2009

Stairwell lighting suggestions ?

Stairwell lighting suggestions ?

Hi , yes these will work in plasterboard ,the outer cover is so they can be surface mounted and if you wish to recess mount them just push out the centre part ( the bit…

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rep334
Sep 04, 2009 4:18 pm
themax
themax
6 September 2009

I like these!

I like these!

I like the Bamboo ones. :D

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themax
Sep 06, 2009 7:43 pm
themax
ozzroo
ozzroo
11 September 2009

I need a lighting plan - No Downlights

I need a lighting plan - No Downlights

Agree with both comments. We have 80% energy eff ruling here in Qld. We are putting in over 30 downlights. 120mm dia brushed silver enclosure with a glass diffuser cover…

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ozzroo
Sep 11, 2009 11:44 am
Casa2
Casa2
14 September 2009

CFL downlights with halogen brightness

CFL downlights with halogen brightness

Thanks Casa. So just to be clear if I have warm white bulbs in my pendants (which I have) the colour temp should then match the…

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Casa2
Sep 14, 2009 10:49 pm
alexandrina
alexandrina
18 September 2009

Clipsal Paraflood light vs normal flood lights

Clipsal Paraflood light vs normal flood lights

Hello everyone, I am hoping someone will be able to help me with my lighting question. I am currently building and am about a week from handover. At my electrical…

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alexandrina
Sep 18, 2009 2:41 pm
BecH
BecH
18 September 2009

Timber or Timber look light switch covers?

Timber or Timber look light switch covers?

Just wanted to let you know that that link doesn't take you to the timber switches page. I finally found them and bookmarked them cos I like the…

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BecH
Sep 18, 2009 4:52 pm

Jo, re your lights We are having about 30 downlights throughout the house we are building. They will be halogen downlights. Before everyone starts…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 23, 2009 9:00 am
Yak_Chat
themax
themax
14 October 2009

Cane stain on fabric lightshade, can it be removed?

Cane stain on fabric lightshade, can it be removed?

I have just tried the chalk SuH and that worked (to some extent). I will also try the baby wipes that gweluphome suggested, and a few others as well. At least the chalk…

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themax
Oct 14, 2009 4:56 pm
themax
MICA
MICA
6 October 2009

Red light district

Red light district

Hi there dstan, Can you load some pictures of your fitting? Every problem has a solution, and i'm willing to tackle this one ... ::cool::

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MICA
Oct 06, 2009 1:21 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
6 October 2009

Max Watts

Max Watts

Hi there all, i'm going to have to agree with yak. It's all about the heat generated from the lamp. When a fitting is rated at 40w, this is accomodating for the halogens…

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MICA
Oct 06, 2009 1:31 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
6 October 2009

Energy Saving Downlights

Energy Saving Downlights

hi there haywire, as time goes on, technology keeps changing, and therefore efficiency will get better, and prices will come down. But in your situation, you need to…

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MICA
Oct 06, 2009 1:38 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
6 October 2009

Heights for stair lights

Heights for stair lights

Hi there Fabricgirl, the average hight is approx 300mm, obviously depending on the fitting. also, i would space them every 3-4 steps, as long as they are evenly…

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MICA
Oct 06, 2009 1:45 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
6 October 2009

Light for closed in kitchen?

Light for closed in kitchen?

Hi there all, Fluros will always be the best form of light when it comes to kitchens, and prep areas. The fitting that kyton has attached is called the Zurich -…

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MICA
Oct 06, 2009 1:48 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
6 October 2009

Please comment: Lighting plan for new house attached!

Please comment: Lighting plan for new house attached!

Hi there slknv, i reckon you've done a top job on your own. Well done!

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MICA
Oct 06, 2009 2:04 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
6 October 2009

I found 'the one' Anyone know where I can get these?

I found 'the one' Anyone know where I can get these?

Hi there EKT did you find what you were looking for?? That pendant light you are interested in, is the Tomax pendant. And, it is available in 2 sizes. I recommend the…

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MICA
Oct 06, 2009 2:08 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
6 October 2009

Oyster lights for raked ceiling???

Oyster lights for raked ceiling???

Hi there all, keep your eyes on the oyster lights ... they are coming back into fashion with a big bang!!

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MICA
Oct 06, 2009 2:10 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
6 October 2009

Ideas for main bedroom with fan

Ideas for main bedroom with fan

Hi there all, decsions?!? this is the beauty of lighting, the same light used differently, will have a totally different outcome in its illumination. Good luck.

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MICA
Oct 06, 2009 2:17 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
9 October 2009

Dimmable cfl downlights

Dimmable cfl downlights

Hi Matt, The Noosa ones on the website are very similar but not exactly the same. I will email the web designers now, to have the Jupiter with the Phillips lamp uploaded…

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MICA
Oct 09, 2009 10:03 am
MICA
dave-
dave-
11 October 2009

wall lights for stairwell

wall lights for stairwell

It's great to hear that you left extra cabling in the wall, and the 2way switches are a must for staircases. You'b be surprised, how many people…

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dave-
Oct 11, 2009 10:17 pm
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 11:05 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 11:50 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 8:59 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 5:14 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 7:49 pm


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