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ed.
1 December 2008

Lighting for drop ceilings.... ideas?

Lighting for drop ceilings.... ideas?

:wink: Or maybe something with optical fibre instead of fluro, like the side illumination ones…

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ed.
Dec 01, 2008 4:52 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 December 2008

Changing vertical light switches to horizontal

Changing vertical light switches to horizontal

Easy if you do it now and don't mind the switch being 50mm lower. Just unscrew and screw... :) When the plaster is in it is difficult. And if you do it tell the…

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ECOECO
Dec 06, 2008 7:35 am
ECOECO
nh
nh
7 December 2008

Urgent - who has installed in-cupboard downlights (overhead)

Urgent - who has installed in-cupboard downlights (overhead)

thaks, Nathan, would love some pics if possible. Hey, grace16, i want them in them shiningup into the cupboards! as Nathan has said, depends on whether they could be…

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nh
Dec 07, 2008 6:47 pm
Stormy
Stormy
10 December 2008

HELP: Lighting wired incorrectly in my Kitchen -Update fixed

HELP: Lighting wired incorrectly in my Kitchen -Update fixed

Great to see a positive result, Clarity! Maybe I needed EcoClassic's Granny to advise the draftsperson to draw my electricals in properly! I'm sure they would have been…

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Stormy
Dec 10, 2008 10:53 am
Stormy
dymonite69
dymonite69
13 December 2008

Lighting design guide

Lighting design guide

A useful guide on lighting design around the house: http://www.elflist.com/articles.html

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dymonite69
Dec 13, 2008 12:53 pm
dymonite69
Southies
Southies
31 December 2008

Fan Blade Sleeves

Fan Blade Sleeves

For those of you who will be installing fans & loathe the cleaning that's required to remove dust & grime, take a look at this product…

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Southies
Dec 31, 2008 8:33 pm
Southies
Nott
Nott
4 January 2009

light pendant

light pendant

Hi Kikin, maybe u can ask the builder to provide a junction box at the ceiling above the bench, then later u could ask the electrician to install the light fitting.…

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Nott
Jan 04, 2009 8:03 pm
Nott
Casa2
Casa2
10 January 2009

Downlight options - going as eco as possible

Downlight options - going as eco as possible

A 15W CFL should give about the same light output as a 50W halogen (or 35W IRC halogen. By CFL I mean one of those lights that is roughly the size of a normal…

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Casa2
Jan 10, 2009 11:23 am
seakyl
seakyl
12 January 2009

HPM Como range of switches

HPM Como range of switches

We had hpm como range througout our living areas in the house we built 4yrs ago. Very nice!, no problems. I especially like the sindle large one for in our W.I.R. much…

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seakyl
Jan 12, 2009 1:20 am
MICA
MICA
12 January 2009

Pendants or not?

Pendants or not?

Hi there MKR, Thanks for looking at our products. If there is anything at all we can help you with, please contact us again.

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MICA
Jan 12, 2009 10:15 am
MICA
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
17 January 2009

Battens & Pendants

Battens & Pendants

Thanks everyone. I guess we'll have to check each pendant we like as to how they need to be installed.

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buildingadreamhome
Jan 17, 2009 7:18 pm
buildingadreamhome
amk
amk
21 January 2009

Lighting for reccessed display shelves

Lighting for reccessed display shelves

It does look good. The house we are looking at building has these recesses throughout. I have never thought about lighting. possibly a good idea. :)

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amk
Jan 21, 2009 10:26 pm
amk
amk
amk
22 January 2009

Lighting plan

Lighting plan

go for a exhaust fan for the bathrooms. Vent window is not going to work as well as the exhaust fan.

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amk
Jan 22, 2009 12:08 am
amk
Ryan Oliver
Ryan Oliver
24 January 2009

Outdoor Fan/Light

Outdoor Fan/Light

I am sure you can get one. My friend put one in a few months ago. If your builder doesnt supply them, get them to get the wiring ready for you and…

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Ryan Oliver
Jan 24, 2009 12:32 pm
Casa2
Casa2
26 January 2009

downlights predicament

downlights predicament

Sorry, Kek. Another question - for you, or anyone else who can provide the answer. In NSW, does that mean the sparky, in signing 'off' on…

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Casa2
Jan 26, 2009 7:13 pm
thorney
thorney
30 January 2009

How Many Pendants For My Island Bench?

How Many Pendants For My Island Bench?

I've decided on these (the middle one l think, lol) for my island bench. My BIL (sparky) recommended getting four of them. http://www.lightingaffairs.com.au/i/Fro ... tem/doc338

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thorney
Jan 30, 2009 10:17 pm
thorney
claego
claego
8 February 2009

Fluoro or Halogen? Help please!

Fluoro or Halogen? Help please!

Oh great, thanks a lot for your help I am so worried that they give me the wrong one, thanks

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claego
Feb 08, 2009 5:53 pm

Here's some more shots of lights. this is the main entrance. These light come on automatically when its dark enough to need…

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The Data Guys
Feb 15, 2009 10:39 am
The Data Guys
Michelle
Michelle
16 February 2009

Wall Panel Lights

Wall Panel Lights

Photos please…. mudtrilogy :D :D

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Michelle
Feb 16, 2009 9:07 pm
Michelle
thorney
thorney
19 February 2009

Zenon Crystal & Chrome Pendant Light

Zenon Crystal & Chrome Pendant Light

Sorry couldnt post the pics yet as my expertise with the digital camera is limited. Shall try posting them on the weekend. The one we got is…

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thorney
Feb 19, 2009 8:47 pm
thorney
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MICA
Feb 24, 2009 8:37 am
MICA
fitnhealthy
fitnhealthy
25 February 2009

Ceiling light shade? Batten fix?

Ceiling light shade? Batten fix?

Thanks guys, I have just been into a couple of lighting shops during lunch and one of the shops had a fantastic range including a couple of pendant DIY's. Wow Beacon's…

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fitnhealthy
Feb 25, 2009 1:34 pm
fitnhealthy
fitnhealthy
25 February 2009

DIY feature lighting

DIY feature lighting

This is a fantastic idea and I think I will consider pendants for my kitchen. Do you think it would look funny having pendant lights (2) that were just kinda in the…

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fitnhealthy
Feb 25, 2009 1:42 pm
McKinnon
McKinnon
2 March 2009

Pendant floating lights in chrome

Pendant floating lights in chrome

I can't find any of these on the web. I like the R.L. style and they use them in their clothing shops. Anyone help me out?

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McKinnon
Mar 02, 2009 12:39 pm
MICA
MICA
3 March 2009

Under cupboard down light

Under cupboard down light

Hi there Dee, Thanks for mentioning us!! :D

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MICA
Mar 03, 2009 12:12 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
3 March 2009

Bench light alternatives.

Bench light alternatives.

Hey there Guys, I must admit, the linkable slimline t5's are great. Especially that they come in many sizes. we have just released the 35w fitting. Take a look -…

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MICA
Mar 03, 2009 12:17 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
3 March 2009

Recessed deck lighting

Recessed deck lighting

Hi there Sheree, Where did you find this fibber?? These days, there are so many lighting options, that i haven't come across this situation. Have a look at this -…

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MICA
Mar 03, 2009 12:36 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
3 March 2009

Online lighting quotes - recommendations??

Online lighting quotes - recommendations??

Hi there Adam, Once you have decided on your lighting requirements, or have had them specified by an architect, we would be more than happy to assist. Hope this helps.

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MICA
Mar 03, 2009 12:42 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
3 March 2009

Garden Light Gurus

Garden Light Gurus

Hi there Maisie, you may be looking for something like this - http://shop.micaunited.com.au/details/2204457.html Hope this…

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MICA
Mar 03, 2009 12:45 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
3 March 2009

What to do?

What to do?

Hi there Mez, If you are building a single storey, then it won't be a problem, alternatively, if you are building a double storey, then the ground level may give you…

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MICA
Mar 03, 2009 12:50 am
MICA
billdsl
billdsl
3 March 2009

Lighting - PHASE-OUT OF INEFFICIENT INCANDESCENT LAMPS

Lighting - PHASE-OUT OF INEFFICIENT INCANDESCENT LAMPS

in queensland we have the smart climate service from the govt, they will provide 15 energy saving bulbs in the service which costs $50, plus they throw in a shower head, a…

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billdsl
Mar 03, 2009 9:16 pm
billdsl
The Data Guys
The Data Guys
4 March 2009

Sensor lights?

Sensor lights?

If your single story then do it later. even on a two story, it can be done by a good sparky but will cost more…

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The Data Guys
Mar 04, 2009 5:21 pm
The Data Guys
angel.reign07
angel.reign07
5 March 2009

Ceiling fan light in study SUCKS! So dim!

Ceiling fan light in study SUCKS! So dim!

Light kits can be added to increase the usefulness of many ceiling fans. A wide range of both fan and light kit styles is available, providing choices, or maybe try to…

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angel.reign07
Mar 05, 2009 5:13 pm
angel.reign07
angel.reign07
5 March 2009

Ceiling Fans lights in renovation

Ceiling Fans lights in renovation

Renovations Collection Antique Nickel 4-Light Ceiling Fan Light. With an elegant blend of old and new, the Renovations Collection captures the spirit of, or try to search…

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angel.reign07
Mar 05, 2009 5:50 pm
The Data Guys
The Data Guys
6 March 2009

Who installs your light fittings?

Who installs your light fittings?

the currency here is beer. Buy enough beer and the sparky will do it and some for the supervisor to turn a blind eye. Usually people will get a sparky to come…

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The Data Guys
Mar 06, 2009 5:01 pm
The Data Guys
Benny
Benny
7 March 2009

Junction Boxes for future outdoor lighting

Junction Boxes for future outdoor lighting
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The regular J Box can only go inside and the weather proof ones are at least IP56 rated. This means that you can have them in area's that might get wet. There is a…

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Benny
Mar 07, 2009 1:43 pm
Benny
The Data Guys
The Data Guys
7 March 2009

How many lights?

How many lights?
1, 2

Be careful about upping the wattage in light fitting using standard globes. Even if the light is rated at 100W, the gyprock will scar with the heat from the light…

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The Data Guys
Mar 07, 2009 6:48 pm
The Data Guys
Judie
Judie
8 March 2009

Cheap store for downlights and modern pendants?

Cheap store for downlights and modern pendants?

Depending on how many you need, Beacon is quite good at negotiating their prices. We saved a bundle, even over online prices. Judie

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Judie
Mar 08, 2009 3:51 pm
Judie
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
8 March 2009

Cheap downlights and modern pendants?

Cheap downlights and modern pendants?

Thanks everyone for your help! I will try and check out those stores on the net..

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 08, 2009 10:06 pm
Salt&Pepper
donuts
donuts
9 March 2009

Pics of my new bathroom lights

Pics of my new bathroom lights

thanks Jochicho, yes they are installed on the wall above the mirror; I just asked my builder to put an extra batten there (we also have the standard one on the ceiling…

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donuts
Mar 09, 2009 6:44 am
donuts

Hi kexkez, we have used the crompton ones (2nd photo) on our…

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She&He+3+3
Mar 09, 2009 2:13 pm
She&He+3+3
kpny
kpny
9 March 2009

After Handover Downlights & Electrics

After Handover Downlights & Electrics

Hi MICA, I'm building in Craigieburn. Hope to have handover in a few months time. Please do send some contact names if you can. Cheers.

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kpny
Mar 09, 2009 6:41 pm
Tillie
Tillie
10 March 2009

Exterior lights - round or square?

Exterior lights - round or square?
1, 2

Will be sure to take some pics once I go and make a payment on them :wink: Didn't think of it at the time as I was so over looking up at lights for approx. 2 hours :)

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Tillie
Mar 10, 2009 9:20 pm
muzzman
muzzman
12 March 2009

Electricians to install downlights

Electricians to install downlights

Stu - if you look at my signature it says I am halfway through a 12 month world trip. We are currently living in Canada - so what is very early in the morning for you…

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muzzman
Mar 12, 2009 7:01 am
muzzman
sandy
sandy
13 March 2009

Show me your Feature lighting

Show me your Feature lighting
1, 2

I did want this chandelier for the dining room, but found out it is $10k :shock: http://www.ecc.com.au/Product.aspx?p=1415&c=350 So we're having this chandelier from…

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sandy
Mar 13, 2009 2:51 pm
CarlousMoochous
CarlousMoochous
15 March 2009

PD Electrical and Downlights

PD Electrical and Downlights
1, 2

Our original electrical allowance was just over $3,000... with the addition of heaps of downlights, powerpoints, tv and data points, then add on some HD Paytv points and…

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CarlousMoochous
Mar 15, 2009 8:20 pm
CarlousMoochous
Mrs B
Mrs B
26 March 2009

68 p'points & 86 lights...oh just make it 100 each! ;)

68 p'points & 86 lights...oh just make it 100 each! ;)
1, 2, 3

Mrs B, I'm looking forward to your lighting pictures. I'm in th eprocess fo finalising my lighting and I may get some…

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Mrs B
Mar 26, 2009 1:20 pm
Mrs B


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