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Steveo
Steveo
12 June 2009

New Sharp LED

New Sharp LED

The post was from a US site, so not sure. I am going to try Sharp and find out when and $$'s

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Steveo
Jun 12, 2009 11:01 am
Steveo
Anna1
Anna1
12 June 2009

lights

lights

On a related note, does anyone know if you can nominate your own tradie to go on site for a day or two to run wires for you during the build process (eg…

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Anna1
Jun 12, 2009 8:40 pm
Anna1
Macy
Macy
13 June 2009

Quick Question about DIMMER SWITCHES

Quick Question about DIMMER SWITCHES

Our dimmers have the knob to adjust the light and the on/off switch. (Just an aside in case you don't know, dimmers require compatible cfl's.)

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Macy
Jun 13, 2009 10:06 pm
Kristi
Kristi
14 June 2009

Lighting in media room

Lighting in media room

Ooo.. I didn't even consider having both :th: What sort of wall lighting did you get? Are the downlights dimmable too? Love Kristi

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Kristi
Jun 14, 2009 10:10 pm
Kristi
TGI
TGI
16 June 2009

something about LED

something about LED

Are you asking for single chip LED (5W) or using…

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TGI
Jun 16, 2009 12:14 am
Kristi
Kristi
16 June 2009

you opinion on lightings

you opinion on lightings

We are looking at this at the moment too. I think as Macy said it's really personal opinion. Go through some display houses and look specifically at the lighting in each…

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Kristi
Jun 16, 2009 6:16 pm
Kristi
gweluphome
gweluphome
16 June 2009

Lighting in study - help please!

Lighting in study - help please!

Hey Becster, I would do an Oyster and find a really nice table desk lamp. Depends on the size of the room and what your study is really used for....computer, library…

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gweluphome
Jun 16, 2009 11:33 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
24 June 2009

Lighting assistance for racked ceiling

Lighting assistance for racked ceiling

The lights are in a line along the room at the same height. With some individual wall lights at one end that I use as softer lighting when I don't want to be blinded ::cool::

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Yak_Chat
Jun 24, 2009 9:40 pm
Yak_Chat
Taffy
Taffy
7 July 2009

How much per light fitting?

How much per light fitting?

When we built this one the electrician charged $10 a time to fit a batton fix or oyster. Think it may have been a little bit more if we had gone for pendants. The light…

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Taffy
Jul 07, 2009 10:54 am
Taffy
Pugs
Pugs
10 July 2009

LED Lighting

LED Lighting
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If i was to have a feature wall I'd love to have Chora-Q Color web LED 125 lighitng embeded into it. as they arw IP65 rated they be put just about anywhere...

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Pugs
Jul 10, 2009 11:17 am
Pugs
MICA
MICA
25 July 2009

Cost to install downlights, run cables, and install switches

Cost to install downlights, run cables, and install switches

Hi there all, An electrician should be charging approximately $40 per connection point. This includes all wiring and switches. Obviously this depends on the size of the…

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MICA
Jul 25, 2009 11:02 pm
MICA
MICA
MICA
25 July 2009

Electrical plan with no downlights

Electrical plan with no downlights
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Hi there all, Downlights or no downlights?? Some find this a tricky question ... but don't get bogged down!! It's no different to render or no render, floorboards or…

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MICA
Jul 25, 2009 11:35 pm
MICA
MICA
MICA
25 July 2009

Retail lighting options

Retail lighting options

Hi there, There are so many varieties of pendant lighting. have a look at the following links: - Pendants and chandeliers -…

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MICA
Jul 25, 2009 11:48 pm
MICA
MICA
MICA
25 July 2009

Help with lighting plan

Help with lighting plan

Hello there Andrea, The setout you have opted is perfect. Keep it simple, and useable. Good work!

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MICA
Jul 25, 2009 11:56 pm
MICA
MICA
MICA
26 July 2009

Best CFL downlights ?

Best CFL downlights ?

Hi there all, CFL's, halogen, led's ...etc. Different lighting setups, reflect different moods. My opinion is, try not to get too tied up in the logistics, as lighting…

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MICA
Jul 26, 2009 12:07 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
26 July 2009

electrical/lighting plan help!

electrical/lighting plan help!

Hi all, Under cupboard lights are so simple to install, and have that simple but extrodinary effect. There are 2 ways to instal them: 1- Have a false concelled…

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MICA
Jul 26, 2009 12:12 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
26 July 2009

Pendant light .......please help.....Does anyone know....

Pendant light .......please help.....Does anyone know....

Hi there, I must have totally missed this tread a few weeks ago, as i had a contact that had 4 butterfly pendants that she wanted to sell for $550 each. I'll see if she…

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MICA
Jul 26, 2009 12:19 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
26 July 2009

G9 & GU10

G9 & GU10

Hi there SS, The "G" part of the globe, should be accompanied by a number, eg G9, G4, etc. This is the type of base on that particular globe. In regards to the wattage,…

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MICA
Jul 26, 2009 12:23 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
26 July 2009

Where to hang drum pendant in lounge??

Where to hang drum pendant in lounge??

Hi there, mmm.... above the chaise! go with it. Unless you have some real plan of juggling furniture at a latter date, then maybe the centre. But it seems to me that…

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MICA
Jul 26, 2009 12:34 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
26 July 2009

Kitchen Benchtop Pendant

Kitchen Benchtop Pendant

Hi there Anthony, I have icluded to items that may be of interest to you: 1 - http://shop.micaunited.com.au/details/2589878.html 2 -…

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MICA
Jul 26, 2009 12:39 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
26 July 2009

Sparky wants a lighting supplier to design lighting reqmts.

Sparky wants a lighting supplier to design lighting reqmts.

Hi there Joile, I haven't heard of that one before, but it may be because you have already purchased your light fittings. Nonetheless, if you still require some help,…

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MICA
Jul 26, 2009 12:46 am
MICA
TwoFatKitties
TwoFatKitties
26 July 2009

Heat Light in Bathroom

Heat Light in Bathroom

Thanks MICA .. I looked up the HPM website but couldn't find it on there so did a google and found the lamp bulb. Would I be correct in assuming that this globe can be…

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TwoFatKitties
Jul 26, 2009 3:36 pm
TwoFatKitties
haywgl
haywgl
27 July 2009

Beacon + RACV Discount

Beacon + RACV Discount

I'll step in here and defend MICA a bit ;) :lol: We purchased some of our lights through Beacon and the rest through MICA's online shop. They worked out far cheaper and had a…

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haywgl
Jul 27, 2009 8:54 am
haywgl
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 3:02 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 6:23 pm
thechlochlo
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supasquirrel
Jul 29, 2009 8:20 pm
supasquirrel
Bam
Bam
29 July 2009

Pre-start pondering...

Pre-start pondering...

Congratulations Mica ::celeb:: ::

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Bam
Jul 29, 2009 8:34 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 5:17 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 8:31 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 1:22 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 5:35 pm
Vascariz
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 9:15 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 12:31 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 12:37 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 1:12 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 1:16 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 1:25 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 1:44 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 8:17 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 8:22 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 10:50 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 12:52 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 10:37 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 12:09 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 12:20 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 8:15 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 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

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