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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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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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How early should you organise and order LIGHT fittings for a home installation?

Organising the supply chain for any kind of build can be a complex and mystifying process, especially if you are managing it yourself. Leaving purchasing of lighting or any other item to the last minute can have massive impacts on your on-site progress, often resulting in cost blow-outs as trades overlap and missing elements prevent final completion.

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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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Lighting a Walk-in Wardrobe or Closet

Lighting a walk-in robe or closet tips, advice and solutions - Imagine being able to turn on lighting in your walk-in wardrobe or closet and see everything perfectly - colours and textures in your clothes, and then walk over to the perfectly lit mirror and check out your outfit in perfect light, that throws no shadows.

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Letting light out of the cupboard

Building light into joinery can also create a levitating effect, and really lift the feel of a room.  Especially rooms with limited natural light.  A smaller room can be visually expanded by having light hidden away into joinery and behind mirrors.  A large room can actually be lit effectively by hiding light into the architecture and using the room as a luminaire.  Completely hidden source, but brilliant bright room.  Clever stuff indeed.

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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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Outdoor Living with Backyard Lighting

Lighting for outdoor living is completely different to lighting indoors.  You don't want to be blasted with light - you want to get a sense of the entire space, and enjoy sitting in gentle light that inspires hours of conversation with friends and family.

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LIGHTING - in the Kitchen Cupboard

Installing light inside your cupboards is fantastic for functionality, and also means you need less light in the room overall because any “detail work” you do is task lit.  Brilliant!  If you plan for this early enough in your project, it’s also a very cheap, simple solution.  Forget to plan for it however, and you might find it costs a bit more to get the cables to the right place.   Never lose that favourite pair of shoes, or tin of soup again!

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Lighting Timber Ceilings

The most obvious solution to lighting a timber ceiling is to use uplight - you've invested time, money and passion into that design - show it off!! The warm light, and ambient brightness will improve your mood at home, and creates a dramatic effect.

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AUTHENTIC LIGHT LAUNCH

MINT Lighting launched Adele's first book - AUTHENTIC LIGHT - Made in Melbourne (you can buy a copy here now) to a crowd of over 60 designers and design lovers with live music and champagne.  It was a fantastic night all round, and a wonderful display of the talented designers of Melbourne.

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Meet award winning lighting designer Duncan Ward - Satelight

I had a dome shade that once fell off the shelf and gave me the opportunity to play with it, I folded and heated and bent it into what became the Vessel pendant, I then started to play with the different metal and stuck with the amazing effects of the copper with heat to give it amazing natural colours.

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