Lighting + Lighting Design
Apr 16, 2009 11:02 pm
No, I got mine from my local lighting shop, but they had to order it in, perhaps they use the same supplier as Mica.
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…
Bed lights switch location
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…
My lighting choices finally in pics
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…
NBG, Down Lights, help needed.
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…
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…
May 10, 2009 6:30 pm
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…
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…
May 22, 2009 3:40 pm
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…
May 22, 2009 4:43 pm
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Jun 08, 2009 9:57 am
Jun 09, 2009 12:01 pm
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
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…
Jun 12, 2009 9:40 pm
Jun 13, 2009 11:06 pm
Lighting in media room
Ooo.. I didn't even consider having both
What sort of wall lighting did you get? Are the downlights dimmable too?
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…
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…
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
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.
Jul 07, 2009 11:54 am
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...
Jul 10, 2009 12:17 pm
Jul 26, 2009 12:02 am
Electrical plan with no downlights
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…
Jul 26, 2009 12:35 am
Retail lighting options
There are so many varieties of pendant lighting. have a look at the following links:
- Pendants and chandeliers -…
Jul 26, 2009 12:48 am
Help with lighting plan
Hello there Andrea,
The setout you have opted is perfect. Keep it simple, and useable.
Jul 26, 2009 12:56 am
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…
electrical/lighting plan help!
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…
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,…
Where to hang drum pendant in lounge??
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…
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
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…
Beacon + RACV Discount
I'll step in here and defend MICA a bit
We purchased some of our lights through Beacon and the rest through MICA's online shop. They worked out far cheaper and had a…