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Health Effects of Electric Shock

Since we talked a little about Safety Tips For DIY Wiring last week, this week we’ll discuss what can happen if you do the wiring yourself and make a mistake: electric shock. Many people every year re... Read More

Which High-Efficiency, Low-Energy Bulbs Should You Buy?

Australia has gradually been phasing out incandescent bulbs, and consumers now have a choice between CFL and LED bulbs. The new terminology surrounding these bulbs can be quite confusing, and it's som... Read More

Attractive Outdoor Lighting

Keeping the evening going We all love to live outdoors as much as possible in warm, dry weather, but it’s a shame to cut the evening short when it starts to get dark. Candles are romantic, but if you... Read More

Why use sconces?

What are sconces? It may not the first kind of light fixture that springs to your mind when you’re planning how to make over your home, but I’ve got a real soft spot for sconces. Sconces are lights t... Read More

Is “Modern" Old Fashioned?

Is “modern" old fashioned? Both yes and no. Modern doesn’t just mean current. It also refers to a decorating and architectural style that dates back to the 1920s and was popular throughout the twentie... Read More

Lighting For Creatures of the Night

It seems as if everyone wants to be a vampire these days. Maybe it all started with the US cult hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the 1990s. Now, there are the Twilight films and the more adult US ser... Read More

Gatsby's Light Fixtures

If you were impressed by the set design from the latest Hollywood incarnation of The Great Gatsby, you’re not alone. Australia’s Catherine Martin won an Oscar for her costume design and set designer B... Read More

Solar Powered Exterior Spotlights - Brilliant!

Exterior solar lights used to be seen by some as “a trend that won’t last”, but skyrocketing energy prices and renewed interest in more ecologically sound lights have spurred companies to bring new, w... Read More

Crystal Lighting - What it Says Today

When I think of crystal chandeliers, sconces and other cut-crystal lighting, I immediately think “whoa that’s a bit fancy schmancy”. What comes to mind next though is that this place is classy. The ap... Read More

Track Lighting for Emphasis

Right now, our selection of track lighting is growing but I still want to talk a little bit about track spotlights. They’re a great lighting concept that has fallen out of fashion for no good reason. ... Read More