Australian Bathroom Lighting Requirements, ZONES and IP Ratings

Bathrooms have ZONES in the Australian Standards, which tell us what lighting can and can’t be used within certain distances of water sources.  There are 3 zones – and each one has different requirements. 

Here’s the snapshot breakdown of your lighting ZONES and what lighting can live in them…

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Lighting Effects made EASY

We've uncovered five easy ways to describe how light behaves in a room.  These five effect descriptions can be applied to any light fitting, and they form the core of the language we use to describe how light should behave in a room to craft the "right light"

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall LIGHT me up so I can see ALL - Bathroom Lighting Design

The notion of perfect mirror lighting is really quite simple - you need to have the light BETWEEN your face and the mirror to chase those shadows away and let you see yourself in all your glory! But how you achieve that is the bigger question?

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Tips and Trends to getting the Best Lighting Plan for your HOME

OK so, the first step is to get involved with the lighting selection and not leave it for the last minute so your only choice is cheap downlights....the next step is to review current trends and advances in lighting TECHNOLOGY and figure out if they add value to your life and your home.

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the DIFFERENCE between WARM and COOL Light...

Getting your head around what colour means in light can be tricky.  It's even more confusing with LED lighting than any previous technologies because the choices now are so diverse!  Unfortunately, even though there is a lot of good information available, it can be difficult to work out who's telling the right story.  Sadly, there are still some people who are experts in their field making blanket comments about the quality of light from energy efficient LED based on poor colour selection that can be very off putting when you're trying to figure out what the right light is for you.

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Understanding Layered Light

Perhaps you’ve heard the term ‘Layered Lighting’??  Maybe it made you think of Wedding Cakes, or Winter clothing, but with light? Confusing for sure, how on earth do you “layer” light??.  
Before we explain, let’s just suggest, that a perfectly lit room should have the 3 basic layers to make for beautiful, functional and sustainable lighting in your home.

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Tips to Lighting Wall Art

Lighting for artworks requires a little more attention that simply putting a downlight, or even a gimble downlight near it in the ceiling.

There is no one-size fits all solution – that said, we have a few nifty tricks to share with you that will work in 90% of situations – and we can leave the last 10% for art galleries who have both the budget and the reason to go the extra mile.

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Kitchen Lighting : How to light your kitchen

More than the heart of your home, your kitchen is the one space where every aspect of life happens.  Chatting with friends and family, kids doing homework, organising the details of your life – and of course, cooking your meals.  With the right lighting, your kitchen becomes more than just a functional area in your home, it becomes the central hub for your lifestyle.

Kitchen Lighting Tips….

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Put out the welcome mat at your Home with creative Lighting Design

Put out the welcome mat with lighting....

Whether your home is Modern or Traditional in style, the lighting at your entrance will define how you feel every day that you come home after dark.  You can choose to create dramatic lighting effects, or soft voluminous light, both can work beautifully - just don't leave it to the last minute and end up with a single downlight, or oyster at the front door and cheap BBQ lights around the perimeter of your home.  You deserve so much more.

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Lighting Design in a Passive House - the future of Sustainable Housing

At MINT the key focus in our lighting design for a passive house - is to minimise energy consumption throughout the home….this is achieved by effective selection of LED luminaires [light fittings], and by avoiding downlights and recessed lighting - WHY’s that?…so as not to impact on the building envelope and reduce the thermal integrity of the home.

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Creative ways to Light your Stairs

It seems obvious really - stairs can be dangerous things, even for grown adults! But often very little thought goes into lighting them, and whilst there are many tried and true solutions, there's a few key things to keep in mind when thinking about lighting stairs to create the best result.

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Understanding the Science of Light makes it possible to create beautiful HOME LIGHTING

Understanding the science of light makes it possible to create beautiful spaces quickly, effectively and inexpensively using the right lights in the right places.  The FUNdamentals covered here are the spring board for all lighting decisions, ensuring sustainability and quality are the key elements in creating great light at home.

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