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LED Battens - Everything You Need To Know

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
LED battens have come along way in the last few years with the technology of LED, now batten lights have loads of different options as oppose to every batten being 2 x 36 fluorescent battens. LED battens now are much more streamlined with a slim and minimalist look but yet still put out the same brightness, this is great because...
LED Battens - Everything You Need To Know

The Expert Guide To Festoon Lighting

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
Festoon lights are a big hit at the moment as they create unbelievable ambience for a very cheap price. All of The Lighting Outlets festoons are also DIY plug and play, so no electrician required. Whenever I see festoon lighting I Instantly feel the warm ambience it gives. Festoon lighting can suit almost any application, and the effect it can do to...
The Expert Guide To Festoon Lighting

Everything You Need To Know Before Buying Steplights

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
When buying step lights it can quickly become very confusing as there are loads of different types and considerations to make before buying. LED step lights are very under used in my opinion, when done right can majorly enhance the application, not to mention offer a safe light for stepping. LED stepping lights are very energy efficient with most being...
Everything You Need To Know Before Buying Steplights

Everything You Need To Know About LED Panel Lights

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
In recent years we have seen LED panels really take off. From the old troffer lights, typically only used and found in offices, to now seen in commercial and residential applications, used in a decorative touch. LED panel lights are extremely practical with its wide angle light output, and low glare effect.    LED panel lighting can also be used to imitate the look...
Everything You Need To Know About LED Panel Lights

Why The Lighting Outlet Loves Emac & Lawton

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
The Lighting Outlet started 2018 in a new direction by choosing to invest and focus more on high end lighting such as a brand like Emac & Lawton. We are very passionate about our lighting and want to offer our customers high quality products which people take in and notice the finer details rather than a light which is just...
Why The Lighting Outlet Loves Emac & Lawton

Our Favourite Ceiling Fans For Summer 2018/19

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
Summer is around the corner and now is the best time than ever to grab a designer looking fan at an old school price. With so many different wholesalers offering wide and diverse styles, the ceiling fan market is unbelievably competitive. Popular variants consist of timber fans,designer fans, traditional fans, modern fans, outdoor fans, coastal fans, wall fans, metal fans, ABS plastic fans, LED ceiling fans, DC ceiling fans and AC ceiling fans....
Our Favourite Ceiling Fans For Summer 2018/19

Best Value LED Downlight On The Market - Optica

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
  Optica Mercator 10w LED Downlight   The Optica; our latest downlight from Mercator is next level in price, performance and quality. There are thousands of different LED downlights in the $5 to $15 range and in that small gap the quality can vary quite significantly. So how do you know which one will hold up and perform? I have sold hundreds of different LED...
Best Value LED Downlight On The Market - Optica

Why to buy 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Lighting

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
Why to buy 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Lights When buying lighting, particularly exterior lighting, there are many things to consider and the main one is - is the material right for your application? In this lighting blog, we will run through the points on why you should buy 316 marine grade stainless steel lighting over 304 stainless and aluminium...
Why to buy 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Lighting

The Best LED Dimmers To Buy

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
There are many different dimmers on the market so how do you know which one to choose?   There a few things to look at before simply buying any dimmer. Manufacturer - If you stick with the same brand dimmer as the brand light, you are sure to know it has been tested on this product and will be compatible. Quality - Always...
The Best LED Dimmers To Buy

Brand Spotlight: Havit Lighting

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
This month we are excited to feature one of the top manufacturers in Australia, and also one of our premium brands, Havit Lighting. Havit Lighting are known for their extremely proficient quality. This can be seen in their clean-cut, silky packaging, all the way to their professional and personal service. However, it is the quality of their products that hold...
Brand Spotlight: Havit Lighting

How Do You Choose The Right Light Globe?

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
How Do You Choose The Right Light Globe? There are many factors to consider when selecting which globe to purchase and suit your application. First things first, always choose LED, you will save on up to 90% on electricity and will last typically 50 times longer than halogen. LEDs also instantly start, have a wider range of colour temperatures, and are much more...
How Do You Choose The Right Light Globe?

Keep warm this winter!

Posted by Melissa C on
Stay Snug! Outdoor heater  Don’t let the winter chills stop the classic outdoor barbie with an outdoor heater! Linear outdoor heaters are a brilliant modern way to stay warm during winter, kick back, and relax outside with the fam. The Heatwave Pro is a contemporary, streamlined outdoor heater. Visually, the product has minimal presence. However, it’s powerful infrared heater keeps...
Keep warm this winter!

The Lighting Outlets Top 10 Downlights

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
The Lighting Outlets Top 10 Downlights In this blog we will go over our favourite downlights and explain why. We will be looking at overall value, performance and design. We will have 2 separate top 5 lists for value LED downlights and for high end LED downlights. When purchasing LED downlights people underestimate how they can change their space to...
The Lighting Outlets Top 10 Downlights
The Lighting Outlet has long had a successful relationship with Lighting Inspirations and D’Epoca brands, both of which are owned by Lode International. In this interview, to find out more about the brains behind the business(es), we sat down with Greg Harburg! Buyer for Lode International. Read on to discover which light style is everyone's favourite, how to choose a quality...
An Interview with Greg Harburg of Lighting Inspirations & D'Epoca

Why To Buy Brilliant Lighting Products

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
The Lighting Outlet is excited to feature one our favourite and long-term suppliers, Brilliant Lighting. In this blog we’ll run through what Brilliant Lighting offers The Lighting Outlet, and most importantly our customers. As a wholesaler, Brilliant Lighting is one of the leaders in Australia, letting both The Lighting Outlet and our customers know that every time their logo is...
Why To Buy Brilliant Lighting Products

How To Choose The Right Oyster Light

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
  We will go over the basic specifications to look out for and have our top 3 LED oysters The Lighting Outlet recommends. The best feature using a oyster lighting is that you generally save a lot on electricity because you’re running less light essentially but most oysters do leave lots of shadows and dark spots in the corners with...
How To Choose The Right Oyster Light

Brand Spotlight: Domus Lighting

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
This month we’re excited to feature Domus Lighting as one of our top lighting and fixtures manufacturers. From day one Domus Lighting has supported The Lighting Outlet with outstanding service and products. Every time we sell a Domus product we have peace of mind, as we know Domus products last the distance, saving time and keeping our customers satisfied. Domus...
Brand Spotlight: Domus Lighting

How do you choose the right LED Vanity Light?

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
  Choosing the right vanity light predominately comes down to one thing, aesthetic. Majority of vanity lights perform fairly well, providing an adequate amount of lighting for your bathroom vanity. As you would be able to tell when searching for your vanity light, most LED fittings come in a chrome colour, which can easily match most bathroom decors. However, if...
How do you choose the right LED Vanity Light?

6 Martec Products The Lighting Outlet Loves

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on

6 Martec Products The Lighting Outlet Loves

How to choose the right spike light

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
How do you choose the right spike light?   1. Material is the first choice to make for what LED spikes light you want as it will narrow down most choices, for outdoor 12v spike lights come in many finishes, and choosing the right one for your location is important. 304 stainless spike lights are a good option for areas...
How to choose the right spike light

What is IP Rating?

Posted by Melissa C on
What is IP Rating?

How to position pendants perfectly

Posted by Melissa C on
With the application of lighting playing such an important role in modern interior design it is no surprise that pendants have become a prominent and essential component when creating a harmonious atmosphere.    But how do we achieve this? Of course, style matching is fundamental when choosing your pendant. However, when positioning a pendant there are a few tips and...
How to position pendants perfectly

Staff Interview with Lighting Designer Melissa C

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
1. Can you tell us a bit about your background? I’ve been involved in and around the lighting industry for five years now, developing residential and commercial lighting plans.  2. How does your experience influence your lighting designs? I love to draw on trending and old styles to create a design plan that’s unique and timeless. At the same time,...
Staff Interview with Lighting Designer Melissa C

DIY Outdoor Lights for Summer

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
When you think of summer, you think of backyard barbeques and get-togethers under the twinkling lights of your garden. However, sometimes achieving atmospheric ambient lighting in the great outdoors is easier said than done. You can get your lighting professionally fitted, but an easier and less expensive option is to DIY 12-volt lighting systems to your house. Safer to use...
DIY Outdoor Lights for Summer

How To Choose The Right LED Downlight

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
Downlights Downlights are one of the most common lighting fixtures you will see in any modern home. They're extremely popular because they provide warm general lighting that's unobtrusive compared to a traditional light fixture. However, there are lots of considerations when shopping for the perfect downlight. Should you choose LED or halogen bulbs? What's the ideal wattage and spacing? Below...
How To Choose The Right LED Downlight

7 Tips for Styling Your Bedside Table

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
We’ve seen them on Instagram and Pinterest, beautiful bedside tables styled to perfection. Warmly lit lamps adding to the glow of the room’s corner, magazines flawlessly spread, and a beautiful bedside lamp that matches the bed's frame and quilt cover easily. We’ve seen it, perfection is possible, but in reality, it’s hard to achieve. How can you style one of the...
7 Tips for Styling Your Bedside Table | Bedside Lamps

Everything You Need to Know About Ceiling Fans for Spring & Summer

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
Spring has arrived! However, along with the endless happy days of warm sunshine comes a rise in temperature that some may find a little hot to handle. This blog aims to be your definitive guide to choosing, installing and maintaining your ceiling fan, but first a little about why the humble ceiling fan is the best method of home cooling. The...
Everything You Need to Know About Ceiling Fans for Spring & Summer

We Were Featured on La Maison Jolie's Blog!

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
The Lighting Outlet is proud to announce it was featured on La Maison Jolie's blog! You can read all about how to style your garden using different lighting styles by viewing Rani Engineer's blog 'Bring Your Garden To Life This Spring With Outdoor Lighting'. Thanks so much Rani! Feel free to write a guest post on our humble little blog, anytime you...
We Were Featured on La Maison Jolie's Blog!

Get Glowing! How to Decorate With Festoon Lighting

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
Have you ever seen string lights in someone else's home and felt a magical, glowy feeling just by looking at them? Yep, it's pretty common, we call this the 'festoon lighting effect'. Bright, festive and cheerful, these lights are an easy and cost-effective way to add some happiness to your life. An added benefit is, the polished look of festoon lighting...
Get Glowing! How to Decorate With Festoon Lighting

How to Use Track Lighting for Commercial or Residential Spaces

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
Track lighting is the latest lighting installation craze that’s sweeping across trendy cafes, stores and residential homes. Simple, functional and versatile, track lighting can be a discreet, minimalist way to strategically spotlight particular areas or make a high-end, modern statement. In this blog, The Lighting Outlet examines how track lights have been used in commercial and residential settings to maximum...
How to Use Track Lighting for Commercial or Residential Spaces

How to Decorate With LED Strip Lighting

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
LED strip lighting is becoming an immensely popular modern decorating style that a lot of people are now enjoying. If you'd like your LED strips lights to look professional and really elevate the mood and tone of a room, read on. In this blog, we explore the popular trend and how you can successfully implement LED strip lights in your...
How to Decorate With LED Strip Lighting

Should You Make the Switch to LED Lighting?

Posted by Mitchell Elworthy on
LED lighting has been around for a while now. If you're one of the people who have always heard of it, but have never felt the need to make the switch from your fluorescent or halogen lights, here are 5 top reasons to illuminate your space with LEDs. 1. Energy Efficient LED lights are 80% more efficient than their incandescent...
Should You Make the Switch to LED Lighting?
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