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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:52 pm 
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hi guys
we got some old 3 arm lights in our office - lounge room
any ideas what I could change to with not much work wiresing wise
but good bright solution to have nice room

I got 2 sets of stuff like that atm :
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any good ideas would be awesme

easy to buy from amazon and then not be happy
i rather ask you -
i just need nice bright lamps for office- lounge room

ps. can you suggest me a desk lamp = solid one bright for my computing and from time to time small diy stuff?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:12 pm 
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It's really up to you, and your budget, and the wattage of the lamps.

I might like this lamp, and you might hate it.

As for wiring most have just 3 wires / terminals, its what cables are on / in your ceiling that will be your main hurdle.

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Design might me minimalistic - but need to be bright please


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To the Mods. Perhaps the thread should have stayed were it was originally posted as more people might have bothered to look at it, as it is a generic question about some functional "nice" lights, instead of being tackled with generic answers and stand up poor comedy jokes.


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...............but the next question will be "how do I connect it, as my light has 3 wires and I have 6 wires in the ceiling" Which is a lighting question.

Also as I have said, person 1 may think light X is great, so suggest said light, but BURSELF may think its a total piece of junk / not what was in mind. Its all down to what the end user (BURSELF in this case) considers nice, which is why I posted the link listing a variety of ceiling lights available from Amazon, which is what BURSELF asked for
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The original question is more fundamental - if you can find your thinking cap, the wiring comes after. I see his question - whether he specifies it as such or not - as "bulbs", what bulbs will give him the light he wants (then come the aesthetics of the light fitting(s)). It is not clear though. And then there is the issue of his desk light.

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but good bright solution to have nice room [living room/office]

I got 2 sets of stuff like that atm :
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i just need nice bright lamps for office- lounge room

ps. can you suggest me a desk lamp = solid one bright for my computing and from time to time small diy stuff?


Sending him to google is fine when he knows what he needs/wants, and the way you do it is that of a failed stand up comedian, and you have done it before but I kept it shut. I guess your clever link is part of the same idiocy with the thanks button.


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BURSELF wrote:
hi guys
we got some old 3 arm lights in our office - lounge room
any ideas what I could change to with not much work wiresing wise
but good bright solution to have nice room

I got 2 sets of stuff like that atm :
IMAG1010.jpgImage


Have you got these lights now fitted in your lounge/office? What is the problem you have with them if you have them. You don't like the look of the fittings or you don't get enough light from them for your desk or e.g. to find something you dropped on the floor or your just want a much brighter lounge.


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You might want to look at either Halogen or LED lighting...Burself.. Best bet would be to wait for the January sales and visit a couple of lighting emporiums.. see what you like the look of.

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OchAye - thanks for understanding
you hit nail on the head - sorry guys overall to be acting a bit like a nob.
I do care about both : aesthetics and power strength of light
its not that easy to find both
I just thought coincidently someone in here got similar taste and I could just find ideal lamp fitting plus bulb for me

Otherwise I will go into some shops RANGE etc to check myself up
So no worries.

Maybe I carre to much about details but I am who I am
and all little nuances are ultra important


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It is not easy to find the bulbs that suit you. You must visit the shops but there are so many more lights there, it is difficult to tell how much light you will get. At the end of the day buy lights you like (perhaps with 5-6 bulbs) and you seem to have two in your room. You can always put additional softer light through table lamps or floor lamps.

Try getting enough light from the ceiling down to allow you to do what you must do, but also consider having lower level light like the examples above.

Also if you want fittings with multiple lights ... like those in your photo, ghen you could search for something like "5 bulb light fitting" or "6 bulb..." then you move to chandeliers or even better an 18 light chandelier.

For bulbs what wine~o said and add Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) but you are not very likely to get a fitting for a ceiling that would take multiple CFLs (can be fine for table/floor lights though).

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cheers ochaye
I forgot to mention hee
My room - my lounge is not very tall - high so I need to focus on spreading light across the room rather that vertically
I must something thin - flat but still very bright

So I reckon having 2 of them in both end of room should be good.


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a. How many light fittings does the room have on the ceiling now?
b. What colour is the ceiling?
c. What is above the room?

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a. 3 arms light is now
b. is white
c. nothing - we are top floor


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Get a single light with more arms (it should be easy enough to find a light that takes 5-6 lamps) ... for more than one light fitting you will need an electrician.


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