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Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
14 January 2008

What lighting would suit this room??

What lighting would suit this room??

trapeses are pretty bad at blowing bulbs in my experience. Voltage surges are not the greatest thing. I reckon some directional CFL's in reflective housings would work…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 14, 2008 9:23 pm
Yak_Chat
MJ
MJ
22 January 2008

Downlights for dummies <- Help!

Downlights for dummies <- Help!

Thanks _Al_, I like your opinion. That is the main concern I have with downlights and the whole reading thing in the living areas. As I've been looking more and more…

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MJ
Jan 22, 2008 11:45 am
bubie
bubie
26 January 2008

Why 12V?

Why 12V?

Hi there, I'm new to the forum and am not aware of the threads you speak of, but can say that in terms of low voltage (12V) downlights they do not waste watts…

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bubie
Jan 26, 2008 11:41 pm
dan82
dan82
28 January 2008

External Lighting

External Lighting

great suggestions I will try them myself too...I´ll let you guys know how this works..

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dan82
Jan 28, 2008 10:08 am
Leece
Leece
28 January 2008

outdoor lighting

outdoor lighting

excellent, that is what we thought we would do. I just wanted to make sure that having the batten light would not cause problems with installing a different light…

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Leece
Jan 28, 2008 9:10 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
1 April 2008

12v light & transformer connection

12v light & transformer connection

The JB's would be wired to a switch inside the house??? If you change where they run how will they be switched?

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mattwalker
Apr 01, 2008 1:55 pm
mattwalker
MICA
MICA
29 April 2008

Cost of Downlights

Cost of Downlights

Hi there, The installation of downlights has always been a tricky issue. Some elctricians can charge between $30 - $90. This all depends on whether: - you or they…

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MICA
Apr 29, 2008 12:08 pm
MICA
MICA
MICA
29 April 2008

Wiring downlights downstairs

Wiring downlights downstairs

Hi there, It's always best to do things correct, right from the start. Every builder / electrician has a budget for every stage of the building process, therefore, ask…

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MICA
Apr 29, 2008 12:23 pm
MICA
MICA
MICA
29 April 2008

My Bargain Buy

My Bargain Buy
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Hey there Guys, I just had a look at your posted comments, and i must admit, the price you paid is only a fraction of the WHOLESALE price! Well done!

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MICA
Apr 29, 2008 12:27 pm
MICA
MICA
MICA
30 April 2008

What's the best lighting for garages (For Car Nuts:)

What's the best lighting for garages (For Car Nuts:)

The T5 lamps, are usually only a few dollars more than the T8's.

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MICA
Apr 30, 2008 10:59 am
MICA
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
30 April 2008

Advise on Outside Lighting

Advise on Outside Lighting

Surprisingly...I haven't been riding that way... :shock: :shock:

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PhoenixStar
Apr 30, 2008 2:55 pm
PhoenixStar
Southies
Southies
1 May 2008

Lighting Variations

Lighting Variations

MICA, MOZZIE, PHOENIX : Valuable advice as always. Will do exactly that :D

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Southies
May 01, 2008 4:21 pm
Southies
MICA
MICA
1 May 2008

Changing the standard batten fitting: are they really DIY?

Changing the standard batten fitting: are they really DIY?

Hi there oznow The DIY kits are so easy to instal. I haven't heard there to many problems with them, but i guess like any DIY, it ain't going to be like the real…

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MICA
May 01, 2008 7:06 pm
MICA
Talinsmum
Talinsmum
1 May 2008

Some interesting lighting options

Some interesting lighting options

I just asked the nice guy who came over when I was looking…

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Talinsmum
May 01, 2008 7:14 pm
Talinsmum
MICA
MICA
3 May 2008

Shower & Bathroom Lighting

Shower & Bathroom Lighting

Hi there Matt, It sounds like you know exactly the mood you are trying to create, which is the hardest battle of all! Now you just need to pick something out.

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MICA
May 03, 2008 12:07 pm
MICA
MICA
MICA
3 May 2008

Driveway lighting

Driveway lighting

Hi there kiwi, It's great to see that you have spent so much time exploring your exterior lights. Obviously you are someone who knows exactly what you want. With…

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MICA
May 03, 2008 12:13 pm
MICA
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Rachelle
May 03, 2008 12:27 pm
MICA
MICA
3 May 2008

Anyone seen any lights like these for sale?

Anyone seen any lights like these for sale?

I am trying to figure out how to tie in the flooring, jarrah trims to the rest of the house colours. Hence my query about the…

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MICA
May 03, 2008 12:35 pm
MICA
MICA
MICA
7 May 2008

Down-lights or NOT?

Down-lights or NOT?
1, 2, 3

Hi there Aulyna_1 LED lights are fantastic, but only for highlighting things! Personally, i wouldn't be using them to light up a room. Hope this helps.

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MICA
May 07, 2008 3:33 pm
MICA
MICA
MICA
7 May 2008

Lighpoint location (plan)?

Lighpoint location (plan)?

the best places for bed side wall lights is just to the side of the bed head. the best way to measure it, is to lay in bed, and make sure you can reach the switch ...…

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MICA
May 07, 2008 5:05 pm
MICA
MICA
MICA
7 May 2008

Who does the lighting plan?!

Who does the lighting plan?!

Hi there Lighting! Lighting! Lighting! Lighting! Lighting! Lighting! Lighting! This is such a tricky topic. Not many people place too much emphasis on lights, but…

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1234
MICA
May 07, 2008 5:43 pm
MICA
Rav
Rav
7 May 2008

New to the forum... help with bedroom lighting

New to the forum... help with bedroom lighting

Thanks MICA. Will try to upload the electric plan to show you what we are up to.

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Rav
May 08, 2008 12:34 am
Toast
Toast
13 May 2008

Downlights - Builder or organise ourselves.

Downlights - Builder or organise ourselves.

Having said that, keep in mind everything you get your builder to do will cost you more than getting your own guy to do it. Carpet, tiles, lighting, feature walls, water…

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Toast
May 13, 2008 10:28 am
Toast
Solo
Solo
22 May 2008

Where to buy Philips 15W CFL globes

Where to buy Philips 15W CFL globes

Hmmm, in that case, I might just get one 20W for the smaller bedrooms and maybe a 23W one for the main bedroom.

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Solo
May 22, 2008 11:40 pm
mudtrilogy
mudtrilogy
23 May 2008

Ewan Lighting Special of the Week

Ewan Lighting Special of the Week

I would take them both off your hands for bathroom lights but Hubby has put a big stop on all spending. Bloody bank keeps putting interest rates up outside of RBA ...…

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mudtrilogy
May 23, 2008 4:59 pm
oznow
oznow
25 May 2008

Downlights = $72 Light Point + $90 S&I = $162 ???

Downlights = $72 Light Point + $90 S&I = $162 ???

HI Aulyna I know that some builder (such as vmr and gl, PM me if you need details) charge about $80 for supply and install. BLK charge much cheaper about $50. I seems…

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oznow
May 25, 2008 10:56 pm
oznow
kiwi056
kiwi056
28 May 2008

How to change downlights?

How to change downlights?

Hello again, fellow renovators… It is a new dawn, and with it comes a new barrage of questions from your’s truly. Ok, this is just out…

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kiwi056
May 28, 2008 10:19 pm
kiwi056
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The Dynamic Duo
May 31, 2008 10:00 pm
The Dynamic Duo
MICA
MICA
31 May 2008

What do you think of these?

What do you think of these?

Hi there people, I must say, energy efficient downlights are the way of the future with the compact fluorescent globes. But they MUST be good quality lamps. In…

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MICA
Jun 01, 2008 12:58 am
MICA
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
1 June 2008

How much does it cost to install sconce lights?

How much does it cost to install sconce lights?

kiwi056 wrote: to_do_list wrote: Just got a quote for some electrical work this morning....installation of two wall sconces with separate light switches…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 01, 2008 6:52 pm
Yak_Chat
bec
bec
2 June 2008

CFL bulbs rated at 3500K

CFL bulbs rated at 3500K

thats interesting thanks can you get cool white 11w dimmable from phillips?

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bec
Jun 02, 2008 11:36 am
donuts
donuts
9 June 2008

More pretty lights...

More pretty lights...

Yup sure did ... means they're all way out of our laminate-benchtops budget :lol:

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donuts
Jun 09, 2008 1:14 pm
donuts
Marlin
Marlin
10 June 2008

How much/difficult to install lantern on balcony wall?

How much/difficult to install lantern on balcony wall?

Hi Grace, I trust that you are talking about a coach light or similar. If the wall you are speaking about is a brick cavity wall with cement tiles on the roof it will be…

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Marlin
Jun 10, 2008 9:58 pm
Marlin
Judie
Judie
11 June 2008

This looks neat…….

This looks neat…….

If you go to the "where to purchase" they list a website. I went there. A single switch for a single light is $30. A single switch for 2 lights is $40. They also have…

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Judie
Jun 11, 2008 8:53 pm
Judie
MICA
MICA
17 June 2008

Do all oyster lights have the same fittings?

Do all oyster lights have the same fittings?

Hi there Grace_slick, DIY or not! CFL or not! Electrician or not! Ballast or not! etc, etc, etc. Personally, i think that you will always have more options, if…

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MICA
Jun 18, 2008 12:18 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
17 June 2008

great Potico light idea

great Potico light idea

Hi there, OMG! i'm in the industry, and i didn't even know that these existed. What a fantastic idea!

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MICA
Jun 18, 2008 12:20 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
17 June 2008

12 volt downlights

12 volt downlights

hi there kexkez Unless you want to pay top dollar like ~$100 a fitting for a QUALITY 3w high…

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MICA
Jun 18, 2008 12:31 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
17 June 2008

How much to install 4 downlights in patio ceiling?

How much to install 4 downlights in patio ceiling?

hi there grace_slick, i have answered other questions of yours, but have you thought to consort with an electrician? They will actually come out at no charge for a…

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MICA
Jun 18, 2008 12:37 am
MICA
Southies
Southies
22 June 2008

downlight protectors - ANYONE ??

downlight protectors - ANYONE ??

Hi, we will be installiing downlights with the new longlife globes (cfls??) & need to know whether these need installation of protectors also ? I heard that they don't…

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Southies
Jun 22, 2008 9:28 am
Southies
floorit
floorit
24 June 2008

Warm White or Cool White

Warm White or Cool White

I have found some GU10 CFL downlights that I like. They come with a 13W globe. I have a choice of either warm white (2700k) or cool white (4000k) I've been told cool…

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floorit
Jun 24, 2008 12:41 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
24 June 2008

Lighting options when you have ceiling fans in every room??

Lighting options when you have ceiling fans in every room??
1, 2

Donuts - will do! We like the Futura fans as they have reverse action for us in winter (and they are $100 cheaper!) - shame the Concept II doesn't have it.

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stonecutter1309
Jun 24, 2008 4:18 pm
stonecutter1309
MICA
MICA
6 July 2008

Another oyster question

Another oyster question

Hi there Haywgl, PD is right! As long as you have provisions for a standard batten to be installed, this can later on be changed to any other fitting that you…

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MICA
Jul 06, 2008 10:14 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
6 July 2008

External Lights - cutting down my costs

External Lights - cutting down my costs

Hi there impact, You may be interested in the following item. It seems very similar to the one you are enquiring about. In addition, it is energy saver globe ready, so…

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MICA
Jul 06, 2008 10:31 am
MICA
MICA
MICA
6 July 2008

Cost of electrician to install oysters

Cost of electrician to install oysters

Hi there, I definitely do not recommend doing it your self, and in addition, unless you are upgrading heaps of then i dare say that its only going to cost a couple of…

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MICA
Jul 06, 2008 10:36 am
MICA
donuts
donuts
6 July 2008

Pendants or downlights over bench?

Pendants or downlights over bench?
1, 2, 3

Thanks for the tip MICA, will ask my builder about the EXN globes :) We agree and have settled on the pendants for over the bench, and will be having them on dimmers…

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donuts
Jul 06, 2008 11:12 am
donuts
mel
mel
8 July 2008

Question for mattwalker!

Question for mattwalker!

Hi all I found that light here http://www.onlinelighting.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=60_80&products_id=3107 It was the closest i…

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mel
Jul 08, 2008 7:16 pm
mel


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