Home lighting guide
Garage and workshop lighting needs to be bright and functional - not just for safety, but also for security.
LED globes, or 'solid state lighting' is fast becoming the lighting of choice thanks to its amazing efficiency and long life.
Because they're extremely inefficient and have a poor lifespan, these types of globes are now being phased out in Australia.
These lamps are more efficient, readily available and burn far cooler that conventional incandescents and halogen globes.
These types of globe offer bright, white light, which is ideal task lighting and fantastic as a reading light.
Fluorescent tubes provide a cool, functional and relatively energy efficient way to light large spaces.
While still a few years off, OLED lighting panels offer a great deal of promise as an artificial light source for the home.
While not technically light bulbs, ballasts are a necessary hardware for fluorescent globes and affect the way they operate.
Newer globe types may be cheaper to run, but they're also more expensive to buy. Is switching worth the effort?
Different light bulb mountings are designed to work with different types of globes. Find out more about the different types..
These push-and-turn mount types are hold the globe in via small bayonet pins, and are very common in Australian homes.
This mount type is also extremely common throughout Australia, and features a familiar screw-in mechanism.
These mounts are common for downlights, and are found in many homes as a result of the popularity of halogen globes.
A variation on the bi-pin mount, these are designed for mounting fluorescent tube lighting.
These types of mountings are particularly common for areas with high ceilings and where movable task lighting is needed.
Specially sealed mounts to prevent water from coming into contact with electric lighting circuitry.
Switches, dimmers and automated controls allow you to add many extra dimensions to your home's lighting design.
Allowing your lights to be controlled by motion sensors can save you money, and also make your home more secure.
Dimmers allow you to adjust the intensity of your lights, which can save you money and improve the look of your home.
Many different types of light switch exist; some for the sake of safety or convenience, others simply because they look nice.