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MICA
MICA
1 September 2008

Opinions on square stainless steel downlights

Opinions on square stainless steel downlights

Hi there waterhaven, The pros & cons: - white ones will always discolour with extended use. with good quality downlights, this will be prolonged, as the powder…

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MICA
Sep 01, 2008 1:21 pm
MICA
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Johnson
Sep 01, 2008 2:18 pm
Johnson
Southies
Southies
1 September 2008

BATTEN LIGHTS

BATTEN LIGHTS

Haven't reached that stage yet, sorry :roll:

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Southies
Sep 01, 2008 2:45 pm
Southies
DeeElle
DeeElle
2 September 2008

Round or square oyster lights

Round or square oyster lights

we ordered square aluminium downlights and got round but now I like them better. we've also ordered 3 drop oyster lights that are round and they look terrific. We…

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DeeElle
Sep 02, 2008 1:37 am
DeeElle
impact
impact
2 September 2008

Hallway - looking for inspiration

Hallway - looking for inspiration

The votes are in.... and thankyou... Ministry of finance (wife) has approved. All I need to do is now find the actual lights and style and good price - and it will be…

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impact
Sep 02, 2008 8:41 pm
installation inspector
installation inspector
3 September 2008

Adding dimmers after lights finished....

Adding dimmers after lights finished....

It's important to note that not all globes are able to be dimmed. Not that this is a problem, as you can usually change the globe to one that is able to be dimmed. Most…

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installation inspector
Sep 03, 2008 9:59 pm
installation inspector
installation inspector
installation inspector
3 September 2008

SOS - Energy Saving DownLights Installation Standards

SOS - Energy Saving DownLights Installation Standards

Regardless of what he tells you he has or hasn't done, he should've given you a piece of paper called a "Certificate of Compliance - Electrical Work" form, stating that…

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installation inspector
Sep 03, 2008 10:26 pm
installation inspector
impact
impact
4 September 2008

Recessed ceiling lights - low heat output ?

Recessed ceiling lights - low heat output ?

Thanks for that... - No gyprock as yet - so anything is possible.... thats why the research going into what / where / how now.... to make the job easier... You…

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impact
Sep 04, 2008 1:33 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
4 September 2008

Can I get new lights installed on the ground floor?

Can I get new lights installed on the ground floor?

Hmm…well, I don’t know if it’s concrete, but I know the walls are cement bricks or something, the floor slab is concrete, and the ceiling is that old fashioned sort…

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grace_slick
Sep 04, 2008 10:49 am
grace_slick
gweluphome
gweluphome
5 September 2008

Fluro bar light for the laundry

Fluro bar light for the laundry

This is where we found it....you could always ring them and see who the supplier is then chase them up for stockists in your area............. Be careful once you look…

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gweluphome
Sep 05, 2008 11:59 am
nonie
nonie
5 September 2008

Fire Rated Downlights .. am all fired up !!!!

Fire Rated Downlights .. am all fired up !!!!

Hi snhouse Your guess is correct on builder ! we have decided to still go ahead with the lights so as to dave trouble of getting it done later. But the price rise was…

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nonie
Sep 05, 2008 1:36 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
6 September 2008

raked ceilings and downlights (or not)

raked ceilings and downlights (or not)

Lights on a light bar, Lights hanging down - chandelier style and shinning up, Lights hanging down and shining down. Wall lights that shine up to the ceiling as reflected light.

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Yak_Chat
Sep 06, 2008 9:32 pm
Yak_Chat
grace_slick
grace_slick
18 September 2008

Which light bulbs!?!??!!?!?!?!?!?!?

Which light bulbs!?!??!!?!?!?!?!?!?

The electrician is right now as I type fitting the lights. Sadly, he can't move the powerpoint or install a new one in the wall we wanted, as he can't access the roof/wall…

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grace_slick
Sep 18, 2008 2:50 pm
grace_slick
Southies
Southies
18 September 2008

Wooden Overhead Light for Kitchen

Wooden Overhead Light for Kitchen

My pleasure. Will be interested to see how you get on :D

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Southies
Sep 18, 2008 8:55 pm
Southies
grace_slick
grace_slick
23 September 2008

Electrician on Gold Coast

Electrician on Gold Coast

I’d forgotten about this thread I made prematurely. The electrician was excellent. He was such a nice guy, and he was right on time, and did the work in around 1.5…

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grace_slick
Sep 23, 2008 12:47 pm
grace_slick
suh
suh
28 September 2008

What light to use in the kitchen?

What light to use in the kitchen?

Sorry if I have confused you VJ. This is just my personal opinion and what I would do.

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suh
Sep 28, 2008 11:22 am
suh
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
30 September 2008

Beautiful fans

Beautiful fans

I know - Hunter…

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stonecutter1309
Sep 30, 2008 9:30 am
stonecutter1309
buildingwest
buildingwest
1 October 2008

How much does your electrcian charge... extra lights etc

How much does your electrcian charge... extra lights etc

Hi, We ended up meeting with the electrician and paying them cash. Through the builder they were charging us $83 per indoor double power point. Paying cash directly…

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buildingwest
Oct 01, 2008 7:05 pm
kexkez
kexkez
3 October 2008

How many downlights would you use???

How many downlights would you use???

haha i rarely wear makeup on so i need to see what i'm doing when I do wear it. I couldn't imagine trying to put it on in the car.

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kexkez
Oct 03, 2008 11:02 am
kexkez
superlight
superlight
5 October 2008

Task Lighting in Study

Task Lighting in Study

Hi Joanne, we have some great LED downlight options for use in a Study, ideally you want only 4 or 6 downlights for the entire room, with 2 optimally positioned above your…

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superlight
Oct 05, 2008 3:33 pm
Elzbeth
Elzbeth
6 October 2008

Lighting layout - any advice please!

Lighting layout - any advice please!

Just thinking of flush downlights for the LED's and going funky with the pendants! Thanks for the advice Steve, you are always welcome!

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Elzbeth
Oct 06, 2008 4:39 pm
Casa2
Casa2
8 October 2008

Placement of Downlights

Placement of Downlights

For halogens, the rule-of-thumb is 1 metre form walls and then every 2 metres. Therefore a 4 x 4 metre room would have 4 downlights and a 6 x 4 metre room would have 6…

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Casa2
Oct 08, 2008 9:15 pm
cyclone
cyclone
9 October 2008

Downlights. Need your advice. Some pics available.

Downlights. Need your advice. Some pics available.

Antoxa, Honestly though the hassles are not worth it at all in my opinion. I think having two dowlights in each would…

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cyclone
Oct 09, 2008 7:43 am
cyclone
installation inspector
installation inspector
15 October 2008

underbench/cabinet lighting

underbench/cabinet lighting

Exactly the topic I was chasing - post handover our sparkie installed 3 x under cabinet lights - I now need to install some type of cover/false…

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installation inspector
Oct 15, 2008 8:44 pm
installation inspector
installation inspector
installation inspector
15 October 2008

Electrical Lighting Issue

Electrical Lighting Issue

Dave is correct. It's just a handy spare terminal not connected to anything, to use instead of using a BP connector. And don't do what someone I knew did many years ago…

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installation inspector
Oct 15, 2008 8:57 pm
installation inspector
installation inspector
installation inspector
15 October 2008

Changes to Downlights Rules - In OZ

Changes to Downlights Rules - In OZ
1, 2, 3

Hi All, Thanks for the responses. The downlights are now installed. The electrician has assured me that they are all installed according to…

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installation inspector
Oct 15, 2008 10:19 pm
installation inspector
I_BUILD
I_BUILD
15 October 2008

Clap Activated Light Switches

Clap Activated Light Switches

Im not sure about these but try Clipsal as they have many lighting options. Im not sure it would be just as easy as changing the switch but then again im not a sparky…

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I_BUILD
Oct 15, 2008 11:08 pm
I_BUILD
installation inspector
installation inspector
17 October 2008

Downlights

Downlights
1, 2, 3, 4

Casa, I'd expect there was at least 50 of these fittings on the ground floor, and I didn't even look on the other 3 floors - that would be $10,000, just for ground floor…

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installation inspector
Oct 17, 2008 8:01 pm
installation inspector
I_BUILD
I_BUILD
19 October 2008

can I change battern light fittings

can I change battern light fittings

I wouldnt advise doing it yourself and by law you do need a qualified sparky. Talk to the sparky and he will tell you all about it.

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I_BUILD
Oct 19, 2008 1:16 am
I_BUILD
mel
mel
19 October 2008

Powerpoint on internal wall in between 2 glass doors?

Powerpoint on internal wall in between 2 glass doors?

depends if it single brick or double. i am assuming it is brick? There may be a gap to run the cable down. Just because there is a cable there doesn't mean there is…

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mel
Oct 19, 2008 12:32 pm
mel
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BuildingACT
Oct 20, 2008 7:50 pm

Thank you Casa...I thought I tried every combination.... :oops: Cheers, Mike :D Edit...what I wanted is hidden in http://www.hafelehome.com.au/shopping.aspx... :?

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to_do_list
Oct 21, 2008 5:32 pm
to_do_list
mel
mel
21 October 2008

Lights that look embedded in the ground but aren't?

Lights that look embedded in the ground but aren't?

yeh you would. Tranny plugsin and you hook up 2 wires to the tranny. OK options i can think of are: get a sparky in to wire lights ( could be a lot of work, running…

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mel
Oct 21, 2008 7:46 pm
mel
installation inspector
installation inspector
2 November 2008

master light switch next to bed???

master light switch next to bed???

The only problem I foresee with installing a master switch in an already-wired house is that if it is done in the way mentioned previously in this thread, then any smoke…

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installation inspector
Nov 02, 2008 8:41 pm
installation inspector

I think the guy said the price would come down by about 1/3 (I honestly wasn't paying much attention after he said $1800) In comparison - if we didn't get the drum…

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stonecutter1309
Nov 14, 2008 9:20 am
stonecutter1309
acm2269
acm2269
16 November 2008

New Exterior Light Range

New Exterior Light Range

Hi Hannah, hmmm well all i can say is they looked good but didnt perform as well as i thought they would. The lights didnt give enough throw…

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acm2269
Nov 16, 2008 1:16 pm
acm2269
MICA
MICA
26 November 2008

Our lighting and fan choices...

Our lighting and fan choices...

Hi there Sha, I checked out your blog, and i think you have chosen some really nice fittings. You should be able to achieve some good minor effects using these…

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MICA
Nov 26, 2008 9:11 pm
MICA
MICA
MICA
26 November 2008

Adjustable wall lights.

Adjustable wall lights.

Hi there Joles, I think i know what you mean, but it depends on whether you prefer round or square fittings. For the sake of the exercise, lets try 1 of each - -…

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MICA
Nov 26, 2008 9:23 pm
MICA
MICA
MICA
26 November 2008

Spacing for Halogen Lights

Spacing for Halogen Lights

Hi there Madcow, I'm more inclined to agree with Casa. I.e. - 4x4m room you will need 4 downlights, etc. This is a simple rule of thumb, but there are some…

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MICA
Nov 26, 2008 9:29 pm
MICA
Anita
Anita
27 November 2008

Does anyone actually have cfl downlights in their home?

Does anyone actually have cfl downlights in their home?

so happy to have found this post. just what i was after. thanks all for sharing such valuable info - the downlight decision does my head in. I'm getting a new…

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Anita
Nov 27, 2008 10:09 pm
Judie
Judie
28 November 2008

Garden/Outdoor Lights

Garden/Outdoor Lights

Thanks BL Steve. I may just get my DH to pick out the outdoor lights now because of the discount (our site has just been excavated, so it's early). Judie

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Judie
Nov 28, 2008 11:00 pm
Judie
ed.
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 5:52 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 8:35 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 7:47 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 11:53 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 1:53 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 9:33 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 9:03 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 12:23 pm


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