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pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
1 September 2009

Best bathroom lighting

Best bathroom lighting
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::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 9:52 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 3:18 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 6:43 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 10:44 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 9:49 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 1:41 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 3:52 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 8:00 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 3:56 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 12:21 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 12:31 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 12:38 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 12:45 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 12:48 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 1:04 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 1:08 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 1:10 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 1:17 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 9:03 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 9:17 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 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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 13, 2010 12:35 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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

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