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1 d1 d1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?

Why are you guys letting your wife use the remote control? And mother-in-law!!!
What has the world come to 😂

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2 d2 d1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A

Totally comes down to budget. You can just put in bayonets with standard bulbs and stick some DIY light shades over them. Then once you can afford it you can…

3 d3 d1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A

Yeah you're right about those downlights - pretty standard from a builder unfortunately. I would suggest supplying your own downlights and just having the builder install them. By the sounds…

5 d5 d1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A

It depends on whether they are quoting LED lumens or luminaire lumens. If they are quoting luminaire lumens then it's probably about what I would expect for a 9watt cheap…

8 d8 d1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A

Personally, I have fundamental dislike of downlights with frosted diffusers. They produce high discomfort glare, and have no beam control. They are fine for small rooms like toilet, WIR,…

19 d19 d1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?

My wife just sends me Facebook messages. Gen Y...

26 d26 d1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Solar Net Feed In and 3-Phase power. Dont get caught out!

40kWh per day 🤤
Maybe you should look into battery storage?

28 d28 d1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Solar Net Feed In and 3-Phase power. Dont get caught out!

The viability will vary depending on your latitude but orientating your solar array to focus on reducing grid consumption at specific times certainly has merit, as does the inverse, changing…

28 d28 d1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Urgent help with downlights please!

The Trend ResiLed is a great downlight for domestic. It is the same as their commercial grade miniled, but just has a lower cost LED chip and driver (which is…

28 d28 d1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Pricing for downlights

You need to enquire what downlights they are using. Are they using rubbish, glarey $20 downlights, or good quality low glare $60 downlights?
I'd suggest investigating a good quality downlight with…

28 d28 d1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
The downlight still gives off orange light even it is off

Good pickup - and yes that makes perfect sense.

29 d29 d1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Lights In Shower Niche and Behind Mirrors

I wouldn't recommend the shower niche one. I regularly have interior designers asking me to design these in to my lighting designs but I won't.
It will be very…

29 d29 d1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
The downlight still gives off orange light even it is off

Yeah the Clipsal ones are cheap Chinese, they're just in a nice box

29 d29 d1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
The downlight still gives off orange light even it is off

I've come across issues like this on some apartment projects. It only happens with cheap Chinese LED products that builders love

1 month1 month1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Problems with new apartment buildings

At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy whackjob, maybe the developers have the right political connections to ensure that the regulators remain toothless tigers...

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1 month1 month1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Problems with new apartment buildings

Clients (developers) I suppose... minimising build costs whilst maximising sale price of apartments.
Everyone else are the losers.
Builders And subbies are then in a race to the bottom.
By association so are…

1 month1 month1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Electrical circuits for new build

I'd say all of the usual circuits (lighting, socket outlets, cooking appliances etc) are all included in the price. Any extra dedicated circuits (like for a pool, air con, spa…

1 month1 month1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Problems with new apartment buildings

Yep, ever since the rise of the "design and construct" contract method 6 or 7 years ago, we have been spending more and more of our time on forensic engineering,…

1 month1 month1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Electrical circuits for new build

This is based on AS3000 Table C8

4 x 10A 1.5mm2 lighting circuits (max 20 points on a 10A circuit)
7 x 16A 2.5mm2 socket outlet power circuits (max 16 single…

1 month1 month1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Solar Net Feed In and 3-Phase power. Dont get caught out!

Oh yeah fair enough.
Personally I am a little hesitant of the micro-inverter concept. The idea of electronics on a hot roof in a harsh climate, intended to last 25+ years…

1 month1 month1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?

At the risk of being flamed by anti-BOSE'ers, you can get a pretty good Acoustimass 10 5.1 set for about $1500, allowing $1000 for a fairly good AVR.

2 months2 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Hikvision Cameras Vulnerability

Here are some good tips.
http://avigilon.com/news/IT/5-ways-to-p ... ng-hacked/
I'm a big fan of Avigilon ACC. Very good VMS

2 months2 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Problems with new apartment buildings

I would NEVER buy off the plan unless I had received all of the detailed drawings for my house/apartment and seen the specifications for all of the equipment, appliances, fixtures,…

2 months2 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
The limitations of Building + Pest inspections?

What I find is very helpful is attending the inspection and walking around with your inspector. Don't be afraid to ask them questions if you see something you think looks…

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2 months2 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Termite control

There was a significant termite infestation in our house when we bought it. The entry point was created by some poor DIY construction work, and was exacerbated by some rotten…

2 months2 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Running cables in ceiling

The only regulation you need to worry about is the one that requires this type of work to be carried out by qualified and licenced persons.

2 months2 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Solar Net Feed In and 3-Phase power. Dont get caught out!

It depends on your inverter. If you want to offset all three phases, then you either need a three phase inverter or three separate single phase inverters. As far as…

2 months2 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Hikvision Cameras Vulnerability

I will not allow Hikvision to be used on my projects. Too risky...

2 months2 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Can dimmers be retro fitted?

You may also need to replace the lights if they are LED luminaires. They have devices called "drivers" and these can either be dimmable or non-dimmable. If the drivers are…

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