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# 240344 3-Sep-2018 12:53
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Our house was brand new 12 years ago. It was fitted with cheaper electrical fittings which have caused issues (Bulbs blowing sooner and more frequently than expected). Our lounge hasn't had any issues except that one of the fittings, the plastic holder that keeps it in the ceiling, has broken and now we can't keep the fitting in.


Sorry for the Dumb question, but given the age of the fittings, I expect I need to replace all 4 so they look the same. I want to use the same fitting "size" so as not to require painting or plastering.


When sourcing replacement light fittings, do I take the diameter of the actual hole and use this to determine the size? There is a circular hole in the ceiling, with 2 "tab" holes.


We use LED G27 Bulbs, is there a rule of thumb to help me determine the quality of a fitting other than cost?


I assume I require an electrician to change them over?

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  # 2083196 3-Sep-2018 13:03
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Under the homeowner exemption, you can replace like for like light fittings, I'm assuming these are down lights of some description? (a photo is always good to help explain what you have)


Ideally measure the cut out hole and the overlap ring and go from there, heaps of different styles available, You may even be better off buying a fitting with and integrated LED are they are pretty cheap (start around $15).


If you are struggling to figure out the wiring, then get an electrician, incorrectly done electrical work leads to fires...



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  # 2083219 3-Sep-2018 13:37
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Yeah, I think I'll get a sparky in, it's not a huge cost I don't imagine.


Yes they are downlights. I prefer not to go with integrated LED.


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  # 2083941 4-Sep-2018 16:14
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Photo for reference.


Hole is 95mm and the bits on the side take another 5mm each

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  # 2083950 4-Sep-2018 16:35
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Yes, a standard down light size, most down lights are now integrated LED's, you still can buy ES style ones, but the selection will be limited.





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