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  Reply # 2001216 23-Apr-2018 16:44
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So what do you guys think of this one, since I've already bought it. I would have preferred the standard one where I can replace bulb like my existing one but guy at Ideal said can't buy anymore so had to buy these but later saw at Mitre 10 etc but quality of the metal on the enclosure is very poor. Not sure if you can buy good quality one's that take standard bulbs.


Hopefully it should last a few years and I hope it's a good brand. Ideal say it's their own brand etc. 

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  Reply # 2001318 23-Apr-2018 22:09
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they are ideals brand and they should see you out, i use a bit of their gear and its pretty good and well priced!


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  Reply # 2001358 24-Apr-2018 07:11
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I would have suggested just getting a light fixture (available from ideal) that takes standard bayonet or edison screw bulbs  and that way you could just put in an LED bulb which is user replaceable but for $35+gst thats about what i would have expected to pay for that product from anywhere else. 


Believe it or not Ideal didnt have bulkhead with standard bulb fitting. I guess lighting direct might have it.
Wonder if Ideal will take these back if I found the ones with standard bulbs. Only thing is that the the enclousure and inside parts of the standard bulbs one dont seem weather friendly as my existing ones have gone blistery from the outside on the sides and the bulb screw holder is also falling apart.
With the LED ones from Ideal, they shouldnt have this issue as they are plastic but if they break I would hate to pay $150 to replace one of them. Whats the deal with the requirement of electrician for replacing else its not legal etc and might have issue with insurance. This is what the guy at Ideal and an electrician there Told me and he also said painter or whoever removed the existing lights shouldnt have done unless they were licensed elec.




I'd like to think that's BS - surely if they have been originally installed by a suitably qualified installer then simply removing for painting and replacing or a home owner replacing like for like for maintenance shouldn't be an issue. I'm perfectly happy to stand corrected but remember looking at a standard/booklet/wiring advise thingy a while ago when painting our house and it appeared I was able to wire most things as long as it didn't involve connecting to a switch board? Obviously different insurance policy wordings may vary somewhat.





The law allows for homeowners who live on the property to do this sort of electrical maintenance.

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  Reply # 2002871 26-Apr-2018 15:48
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How about these compared to the Rexell one's. These are only $22.44 + GST at Cory's so around $15 each less than the Rexell and more Lumens and IP65  vs Rexell IP54. Any reason to pay more for the Rexell's?

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