Pendant lights are designed to hang from the ceiling and come in thousands of shapes, sizes, colours and designs. They are a great statement piece that can enhance any room, however, it is important to make sure you are selecting the right pendant for your space. Do you go with something classic that will last […]
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” Welcome your guests to your home with a great first impression. The entrance of your home is the first-place visitors arrive, and you want to make this a welcoming and warm inviting space. One of best options for this is the lighting, whether you […]
Lighting accounts for over 20 percent of a home’s electricity usage. So, it really pays to know what type of lighting options are most efficient for you and your needs. Incandescent Bulbs Incandescent bulbs are the traditional bulbs that we are all familiar with. They are typically a glass enclosure containing a tungsten filament, the […]
Pendant lights are the perfect way to add a statement to your room. Not only do they provide illumination to your space, they can act as a piece of art, all at the flick of a switch! Hanging your pendant lights correctly, however, is crucial. Pendant lights hung at the wrong height can quickly turn […]
The kitchen is a dynamic space used for different reasons throughout the day and evening, by all members of the household. If you love entertaining, you will also have lots of visitors in this space. Lighting is a key element in any kitchen design. As kitchens are often part of an open-plan zone, having several […]
LED downlights use a different technology than the standard bulb, we have put together a quick guide explaining a few points to help in choosing the right LED for your home. Which colour to choose Lighting is a great for setting the mood, but you need to make sure you are choosing the right colour […]
Homes can get particularly cold during the winter. Bathrooms are no exceptions since they usually have stone or ceramic tiles. Tiles can make your bathroom floor so frigid it can be unpleasant to walk or stand on. Having a heater installed is the best way to deal with the cold. The IXL Tastic Bathroom Light […]
The 3-in-1 bathroom unit has revolutionised how we function in the bathroom. By combining the three necessities of the modern day bathroom – lighting, heating and ventilation – into one unit, the 3-in-1 unit provides a space saving, stylish and functional solution to meeting our everyday bathroom needs. Given the amount of time we spend […]
Ceiling fans are well known for being effective and efficient in cooling down spaces in the warmer weather. But did you know that you can use your ceiling fans to enhance the warmth and comfort of your own home? They not only offer warmth, but ceiling fans can be used in winter to provide energy […]
LED lighting technology has rapidly progressed over the last few years and is now coming of age. It has become a popular source of lighting source for homes and commercial spaces. These lights offer a stylish and efficient alternative to traditional halogen lights and can be installed both in homes and commercial premises. If you’ve […]
LED downlights offer an efficient and long-lasting lighting option and are a good solution for household and workplace use. While they cost a bit more upfront, over their life the energy savings compensate for it many times over. If you are trying to find versatile lighting to suit your home or workplace, LED downlights are […]
On a hot summer day, there’s nothing like sitting below a ceiling fan and enjoying a chilled beverage. Most of us take this humble electrical gadget for granted. After all, there are only a few Australian homes where you won’t find a ceiling fan of some form or the other installed and hence, it gets […]
Steel fans with polished or plated finishing require more maintenance than painted finishes. This is especially noticeable in harsher environments such as coastal or riverside locations, near pools (including indoor rooms next to pools), where dense garden foliage is nearby and areas of poor natural ventilation. Painted finishes are not as susceptible to early […]
People often think that if a product is made of stainless steel then it will be completely stain free. However this is not the case, Stainless Steel is not “stain free” or “corrosion proof.” The amount will vary depending on the conditions the product is put into, but you can help prevent tea stains and […]
*Always ensure the fan is completely switched off and has cooled down before you start cleaning.* Always use soft cloths to clean blades and motor housings to avoid scratching painted and plated finishes. Ideally your fan should be cleaned every 3 to 4 months.
It’s important to switch off the fan completely before performing any maintenance. Below are more in depth ways to keep your ceiling fan looking good and lasting longer.
Save Energy with Ceiling Fans Ceiling Fans provide a natural energy saving cooling solution. Most Ceiling Fans use only about as much power as a 60 watt light bulb which equates to less than 1 cent per hour to run. Ceiling Fans will save you money all year round in Cooling & Heating energy bills. […]
There are many considerations to understand when choosing the right fan including: Room size and use of the room (i.e. living room, bedroom etc) Ceiling Fan Size Recommendations Ceiling Height Recommended Installation Height What is the difference between a 3, 4 or 5 blade Ceiling Fan? Motor Speed & Blade Pitch What is pitch? Are […]
There are several options for cooling your home efficiently – different types of cooling and cooling appliances are best in different circumstances. You can minimise the amount you spend on cooling by improving the effectiveness of your heating and cooling appliances. For advice on preparing for heatwaves, see the Heatwaves page.
You certainly hear and read a lot about the advantages and benefits of the energy efficiency of LED light emitting diodes vs traditional lighting. When you compare them to other energy-saving illumination methods that are available on the market today, you will find that LED lighting is by far the most power-saving and smart solution. […]