Lighting + Lighting Design
Downlights - 12V vs 240V
Remember the 240V would give more light when you consider the entire system – light + any necessary transformer. It still comes down to a 50W light regardless of…
Mar 29, 2007 9:12 pm
I know the with Henley - Plantation you pay twice, for wiring and installing downlights.
If anyone decide for different builder please ask as we paid 40-50$ per point…
My house is very much a Bali style, eclectic look.
They wouldn’t go in my home.
But they would look great in my office!!!
TASK LIGHTING - A MUST!!!
Informative websites for task lighting, this style of lighting is very important in the home or office.
If you are building or renovating this is a lighting effect you…
Best time to get light fittings done
Thanks for all your suggestions .. Michelle, Steve and Adrian.
I will have a chat with the builders this weekend and gather some info.
In between can someone who…
Saw something at Bunnings at the weekend. It's called Winplus and is based around the X10 protocol. Their web site is pretty useless but the products looks good.
LED Illuminated Spashback
Maybe It looks to much like a 70's disco for me
I'm not into it - mood kitchen or otherwise - Not to my taste at all.
This is similar -
Nov 02, 2007 11:07 am
Thanks for your suggestion regarding number of switches. I have not thought about that.
I was planning to put one switch per area (kitchen, bedroom,…
Nov 13, 2007 8:43 am
Nov 23, 2007 7:51 am
Replacing 1980's downlights
I made some small rings out of a thin MDF for my parents place that had the same problem. Painted it white so its the same colour as the ceeling. It allowed them to…
12V LED replacement globes...
It will be interesting to see the life of these units Alan.
I used to repair computer power supplies in the 80's that used high voltage DC switching transistors to do…
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…
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…
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…
Jan 26, 2008 10:41 pm
great suggestions I will try them myself too...I´ll let you guys know how this works..
Jan 28, 2008 9:08 am
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…
Jan 28, 2008 8:10 pm
Cost of Downlights
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…
Apr 29, 2008 11:08 am
Wiring downlights downstairs
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…
Apr 29, 2008 11:23 am
My Bargain Buy
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!
Apr 29, 2008 11:27 am
Surprisingly...I haven't been riding that way...
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.
May 03, 2008 11:07 am
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.
May 03, 2008 11:13 am
May 03, 2008 11:35 am
Down-lights or NOT?
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.
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 ...…
Who does the lighting plan?!
Lighting! Lighting! Lighting! Lighting! Lighting! Lighting! Lighting!
This is such a tricky topic. Not many people place too much emphasis on lights, but…
May 13, 2008 9:28 am
May 22, 2008 10:40 pm
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 ...…
May 25, 2008 9:56 pm
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…