Lighting + Lighting Design
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…
Aug 23, 2009 2:22 pm
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 :
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…
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…
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…
Hi there DruWade,
That was a simple one ... give us a tricky question
We are all here to help each other!
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Aug 25, 2009 9:22 am
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.
Aug 30, 2009 11:37 pm
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…
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…
Downlights in existing ground floor
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…
Best bathroom lighting
::surprise:: OMG!! PFM.....that's the divine Krysta Pendant *drools*.....I so so wanted that one, but DH hated it and there was no way l could…
Stairwell lighting suggestions ?
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…
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…
Sep 14, 2009 10:49 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…
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 ...
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…
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…
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…
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 -…
Ideas for main bedroom with fan
Hi there all,
this is the beauty of lighting, the same light used differently, will have a totally different outcome in its illumination.
Dimmable cfl downlights
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…
Oct 09, 2009 10:03 am
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…
Oct 11, 2009 10:17 pm
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…
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…
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…
pendant lights for foyer
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…