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StressedOut
StressedOut
15 April 2009

Trying to find a stylish sensor light???

Trying to find a stylish sensor light???

Thanks guys, I just did not know you could do that! :oops: My sparky is going to get the job!

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StressedOut
Apr 15, 2009 6:50 pm
iTalk
iTalk
16 April 2009

Your thoughts on these downlights with defusers ?

Your thoughts on these downlights with defusers ?

The document I have says that the actual height of the light (from the top side of the plaster) is 130mm, and you need to have 50mm of clearance. So the total space needed…

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iTalk
Apr 16, 2009 11:02 pm
iTalk
donuts
donuts
20 April 2009

Vanity Lights

Vanity Lights

No, I got mine from my local lighting shop, but they had to order it in, perhaps they use the same supplier as Mica.

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donuts
Apr 20, 2009 3:45 pm
donuts
Lostris
Lostris
21 April 2009

Downlights a fire risk?

Downlights a fire risk?

They changed the standards about 12 months back because of the fire issue. Any new downlights installed have to be a certain distance away from flammable material or have…

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Lostris
Apr 21, 2009 1:32 pm
16.SFC
16.SFC
21 April 2009

Ceiling Fan Wall switches

Ceiling Fan Wall switches

I've discovered the sales guy actually wasn't…

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16.SFC
Apr 21, 2009 6:10 pm
16.SFC
mattwalker
mattwalker
21 April 2009

Bed lights switch location

Bed lights switch location
1, 2

TDG, We recently had one installed in the theatre room at work and after just 3 weeks it gave up. I am told (and I see a fair amount of electricians in my shop) that…

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mattwalker
Apr 21, 2009 9:34 pm
mattwalker
fruitty
fruitty
21 April 2009

security sensor location to maximise coverage

security sensor location to maximise coverage

The cost isn't just the unit but the cabling to the unit as well. To retro fit one would be $250+ . For the portico, you could get a PDL…

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fruitty
Apr 21, 2009 9:41 pm
fruitty
Tillie
Tillie
22 April 2009

My lighting choices finally in pics

My lighting choices finally in pics

:lol: :lol: Was just at a friend's house who has been in for about a year and she to referred to lights as "chinaman hats" and I questioned her if they were made out of bamboo or…

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Tillie
Apr 22, 2009 1:49 pm
King willy
King willy
23 April 2009

NBG, Down Lights, help needed.

NBG, Down Lights, help needed.

Brit Sound good. Not sure about the fire stuff, hum, I know of a place that burnt down with down lights now you have got me a bit concerned. Will see what I can do to…

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King willy
Apr 23, 2009 4:36 pm
King willy
BUILDERSEDGE
BUILDERSEDGE
27 April 2009

No one did this before or is it toooo hard?

No one did this before or is it toooo hard?

Re-opening this thread... Can we install the regular blue deck lights on the sides of driveway? Obviously they cannot be driven on. If yes,…

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BUILDERSEDGE
Apr 27, 2009 12:53 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 May 2009

Question for an electrician or electrical expert

Question for an electrician or electrical expert

I guess it depends on the compressor. I ran a 15cfm one over one 20m lead, and it was struggling. Changed over to a thicker (Home made lead) and…

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ECOECO
May 08, 2009 1:11 pm
ECOECO
Casa2
Casa2
10 May 2009

DIMMABLE cfl downlights

DIMMABLE cfl downlights

The downlights your referring to just use a normal switch. You communicate with the light by flicking the light switch on and off (yuk!). You can also get Megaman…

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Casa2
May 10, 2009 6:30 pm
Just-eve
Just-eve
14 May 2009

Punga Pendant lights

Punga Pendant lights

Thanks for that Judie :) Will definately try that

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Just-eve
May 14, 2009 1:50 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
17 May 2009

Batten fix lights in bathroom

Batten fix lights in bathroom

Thanks yak chat - found a topic - vanity light post by installation inspector that gives details - like you said as long as not above shower or bath and 600mm from shower…

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bluesteel
May 17, 2009 5:58 pm
bluesteel
dave-
dave-
22 May 2009

CFL Downlights

CFL Downlights

The only downside, and we feel this is pretty minor, is that you do have to wait about 30 seconds for them to become fully bright, but this is not…

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dave-
May 22, 2009 3:40 pm
iTalk
iTalk
22 May 2009

Online guide for downlights ?

Online guide for downlights ?

Thanks guys. I went to Beacon lighting on Monday and had a chat with one of the ladies there. There seems to be different adapters for different downlights (the…

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iTalk
May 22, 2009 4:43 pm
iTalk
Jochicho
Jochicho
24 May 2009

Lighting place in Sydney

Lighting place in Sydney

Something to keep in mind if you do find lights at Urban Lighting that you like they have a 10% discount voucher that you can print out in the…

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Jochicho
May 24, 2009 10:28 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
25 May 2009

Pendant lights over breakfast bar

Pendant lights over breakfast bar

Seeing as this question is about pendants over an island bench I figured I would hijack this thread. I have my sink on my island bench and I am…

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mellybuilding
May 25, 2009 6:07 pm
mellybuilding
alk
alk
25 May 2009

Energy Saving Downlights

Energy Saving Downlights

Yep - http://www.lightingillusions.com.au/Dow ... Downlights Or Eurolight at Bexley (NSW) has even cheaper prices. Their prices are $1-2 cheaper than above. You can buy…

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alk
May 26, 2009 12:03 am
alk
cutajarp
cutajarp
27 May 2009

compact fluorescent downlights

compact fluorescent downlights

CFL's are not a proven technology yet. The light from halogen downlights if superior to the light produced from Halogens. Also CFL's produce a hum noise. There are new 35w…

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cutajarp
May 27, 2009 2:07 pm
Vascariz
Vascariz
29 May 2009

Installing Normal Lights/Chandeliers vs Downlights - Costs

Installing Normal Lights/Chandeliers vs Downlights - Costs

Hi! I have noticed a lot of threads regarding the installation of downlights and the costs involved per downlight. How much does that differ from the installation of a…

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Vascariz
May 29, 2009 10:35 am
supasquirrel
supasquirrel
3 June 2009

Casa - 110mm Downlights.

Casa - 110mm Downlights.
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Thanks Casa. Have got some homework to do before I go shopping. SS

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supasquirrel
Jun 03, 2009 10:25 pm
supasquirrel
lisanne
lisanne
4 June 2009

How much should I be spending?

How much should I be spending?

how do the oyster lights work.. do you just install them over the batten holder or does a sparkie need to come out and install…

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lisanne
Jun 04, 2009 9:23 am

We put a central oyster in the kids' rooms, which is adequate - they still have lamps for reading in bed though. Our bedroom is a little on the large side, so we have a…

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kek
Jun 04, 2009 8:06 pm
kek
erinleigh
erinleigh
4 June 2009

Where can I find this? EDIT: Found it! lol

Where can I find this? EDIT: Found it! lol

Very nice :) I looked at all those options for our powder room options yesterday! They are very…

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erinleigh
Jun 04, 2009 8:24 pm
erinleigh
Casa2
Casa2
8 June 2009

what's a PLC light?

what's a PLC light?

The PLC lamps are better, but you need to have the right light fitting. The benefit is that the ballast is part of the light fitting, so it's not replaced. The lamps…

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Casa2
Jun 08, 2009 9:57 am
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 12:01 pm
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 9:40 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 11:06 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 11:10 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 1:14 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 7:16 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 17, 2009 12:33 am
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 10:40 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 11:54 am
Taffy
Pugs
Pugs
10 July 2009

LED Lighting

LED Lighting
1, 2

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 12:17 pm
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 26, 2009 12:02 am
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 26, 2009 12:35 am
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 26, 2009 12:48 am
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 26, 2009 12:56 am
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 1:07 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 1:12 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 1:19 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 1:23 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 1:34 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 1:39 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 1:46 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 4:36 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 9:54 am
haywgl


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