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Adrian B
Adrian B
8 June 2006

Solar Powered Blue Lights

Solar Powered Blue Lights

Try Hardware House, they had some a while ago. Adrian B

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Adrian B
Jun 08, 2006 1:16 pm
Adrian B
Michelle
Michelle
17 September 2006

16 Amp Circuit Breakers

16 Amp Circuit Breakers

I strongly suggest you check with an electrician on this! Electrical work is not to be mucked around with. :shock:

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Michelle
Sep 17, 2006 5:01 pm
Michelle
Casa2
Casa2
29 March 2007

Downlights - 12V vs 240V

Downlights - 12V vs 240V

Ray, 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…

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Casa2
Mar 29, 2007 10:12 pm
kasiakm
kasiakm
3 April 2007

Downlights

Downlights

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…

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kasiakm
Apr 03, 2007 6:00 pm
Michelle
Michelle
11 May 2007

Pendants...

Pendants...

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!!! :D

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Michelle
May 11, 2007 8:07 pm
Michelle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
16 May 2007

Advice needed for lighting up a room with a raked ceiling

Advice needed for lighting up a room with a raked ceiling

Hey Markos, My place has 4 metre high raked to roof cathederal ceilings, and yes it's a long way up that ladder. Currently I still have yummy 70 series lights, and did…

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Yak_Chat
May 16, 2007 4:47 pm
Yak_Chat
Michelle
Michelle
23 May 2007

TASK LIGHTING - A MUST!!!

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…

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Michelle
May 23, 2007 11:36 am
Michelle
satskape
satskape
25 May 2007

Best time to get light fittings done

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…

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satskape
May 25, 2007 9:31 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
16 June 2007

Prewiring for downlights

Prewiring for downlights

Sparky's in Sydney are charging around $80 per hour.

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Dukekamaya
Jun 16, 2007 11:35 pm
Dukekamaya
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
19 June 2007

Sensor Lights?

Sensor Lights?

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. As I…

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3timesbuilda
Jun 19, 2007 4:25 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
2 July 2007

Downlights use a lot of power

Downlights use a lot of power
1, 2

Doubt it, the silicon is barely visible to…

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3timesbuilda
Jul 02, 2007 12:57 pm
3timesbuilda
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
17 July 2007

LED Illuminated Spashback

LED Illuminated Spashback

Maybe It looks to much like a 70's disco for me :shock: I'm not into it - mood kitchen or otherwise - Not to my taste at all. S

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Yak_Chat
Jul 17, 2007 6:28 pm
Yak_Chat
Touchingcloth
Touchingcloth
22 September 2007

When is the electricals/lighting done?

When is the electricals/lighting done?

NO….he’s probably waiting for the sparky to come back. All of these things can be done very quickly and can easily be left till last. :D

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Touchingcloth
Sep 22, 2007 9:38 pm
matt walker
matt walker
8 October 2007

Praise for a fellow forumer...

Praise for a fellow forumer...

LOL!! If it was nothing I wouldn't have posted...

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matt walker
Oct 08, 2007 8:15 pm
matt walker
ewan
ewan
2 November 2007

Kitchen Lighting

Kitchen Lighting

Hi Damo, This is similar -

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ewan
Nov 02, 2007 12:07 pm
ewan
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
7 November 2007

where to buy the cfl downlight kits

where to buy the cfl downlight kits

Grab a copy of re-new from the local newsagent - lots of advertisers in there for cfl's. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Nov 07, 2007 11:22 pm
Yak_Chat
horan
horan
13 November 2007

Downlights quantity

Downlights quantity

Yak_Chat, 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,…

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horan
Nov 13, 2007 9:43 am
oznow
oznow
23 November 2007

downlights setting fire to insulation in the roof

downlights setting fire to insulation in the roof
1, 2, 3

If you install a CFL downlights, do you still need the downlight guards/protector (such as isolite)? I reckon, it is not necessary. Thanks. ozn

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oznow
Nov 23, 2007 8:51 am
oznow
sirgoat
sirgoat
30 November 2007

Replacing 1980's downlights

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…

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sirgoat
Nov 30, 2007 5:24 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
11 December 2007

Favourite lighting

Favourite lighting

That's okay Steve, we'll celebrate on your behalf then.... :wink: :wink: :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PhoenixStar
Dec 11, 2007 6:08 pm
PhoenixStar
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
17 December 2007

12V LED replacement globes...

12V LED replacement globes...
1, 2

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…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 17, 2007 10:47 pm
Yak_Chat
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
28 December 2007

Arco Floor Lamps

Arco Floor Lamps

Also checked the IP address for that user and it traced back to China anyway...so too sus for me!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:

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PhoenixStar
Dec 28, 2007 7:15 pm
PhoenixStar
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


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