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Popular Styles of Ceiling Fans

Posted on 15th Dec 2016 by Hugh Kollosche

Have you ever shopped for ceiling fans? If you have, you’ll know there are actually a wide variety of styles out there on the market. There are also a wide variety of ceiling fans with lights, so you can light up your space and cool down on hot summer nights at the same time! The majority of fans are light and remote control adaptable. Some even come with these included. So what are some of...


The Versatility of Pendant Lighting

Posted on 24th Aug 2016 by Hugh Kollosche

We all know the right lighting can transform a room, easily adding ambience and style that other fixtures simply can’t achieve. Whether adding a warm intimate glow to a master bedroom or brightly lighting a work space for maximum functionality, pendant lights are a versatile choice that can be used in any room of your home. Pendant lights come in a range of different shapes, sizes and...


Re-energise Your Bedroom with Wall Lights

Posted on 24th Aug 2016 by Hugh Kollosche

The bedroom is all about achieving bliss and relaxation. It serves as a sanctuary where you can privately relax and re-energise after a long day. However, a dark and dreary bedroom isn’t very inviting. A large amount of time is spent in the bedroom reading, relaxing and obviously sleeping. Well positioned lights are essential in transforming a bedroom’s overall atmosphere. A clever...


Questions to Consider When Choosing Bathroom Light Fixtures

Posted on 14th Jul 2016 by Hugh Kollosche

For many home owners, picking the right light fixture for the bathroom is tricky. You need to have the right light for the right application. In addition to bathroom heat lamps and exhaust fans there are three main lighting requirements for a bathroom, general lighting, vanity lighting and subtle lighting. Subtle lighting is usually warm in colour and low in light out put. Subtle bathroom...


Are Dimmers Worth Their Costs?

Posted on 30th Jun 2016 by Hugh Kollosche

Dimmer are used to adjust the brightness output of light fixtures. The dimming function allows you to vary the light level within a room. However, there are also disadvantages when installing dimmers. Below are the advantages and disadvantages of dimmers to know if they are right for you.


Be LEDucated

Posted on 08th Jun 2016 by Hugh Kollosche

Captain Henry Joseph Round and Vladimirovich Losev’s research on electroluminescence and light-emitting diodes paved the way for LED technology. Nick Holonyak Jr’s work on visible-spectrum LED gave birth to a more efficient lighting solution. Since traditional incandescent bulbs are being phased out, alternative lighting such as LED bulbs are now being used. They’re energy-efficient and...


Infographic: LED Bulb Buying Guide

Posted on 18th Mar 2016 by Hugh Kollosche

LED bulbs are the latest technology in eco-friendly lighting and are becoming more and more popular in lighting fixtures in homes around the world. Using around 85% less energy than traditional halogen bulbs, and with a longer lifespan, it’s easy to see why switching to LED bulbs in your home is a great idea. With the variety of sizes, styles and wattages available, we realise it can be a...


Outdoor Lighting – Finding The Balance Between Practicality and Aesthetics

Posted on 01st Mar 2016 by Hugh Kollosche

When it comes to lighting, your outdoor space is often the last on the list. However, this area of the home can become an important entertaining zone and sufficient lighting for both mood and function is crucial for making the most of the area and encouraging guests and family into the great outdoors. Want to illuminate your world? Read on for some tips about how:


Lumen Output: Why Wattage Is a Thing Of The Past

Posted on 22nd Feb 2016 by Hugh Kollosche

When you go to buy compact fluorescent or LED light bulbs today, you might wonder why they are marketed according to the amount of “lumen output” they provide. You may be more familiar with the wattage rating traditionally associated with incandescent light bulbs. However, the lumen rating of a bulb is a more accurate...


Effective and affordable – why choose fluorescent

Posted on 25th Nov 2015 by Hugh Kollosche

Since the Australian government introduced the ban on importation and sale of incandescent bulbs, the two least expensive types of light bulbs you will find available on the market are the halogen bulb and fluorescent (CFL) bulb. A halogen bulb looks like the old incandescent bulb, but uses a filament enclosed in a halogen gas filled envelope to emit light, while a fluorescent bulb uses...