Happy Birthday LM! 6 Years Strong

Today marks the 6 year anniversary of Lighting Matters’ existence and we’re celebrating!

Starting out as an online store in a small one bedroom unit in South Yarra back in 2009, Lighting Matters has expanded considerably over this time to multiple online stores, and three showrooms across Victoria and New South Wales with the intent to become one of Australia’s largest retail lighting stores – selling ONLY LED lights.

We started with not a lot of stock, and not a lot of space, but gradual investments in the company, some willing suppliers and most importantly trusting customers brought us to where we are today.
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Our daily orders began exploding as our online stores gained traction, and we knew in 2011 it was time to open our showroom – mainly because people wanted to see the lights before purchasing.

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Our first week of opening was a whole lot of fun, the store itself very small and in need of some crazy renovations.

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Our stock levels slowly growing but of course our brand and awareness still small.

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The lovely green wall – sold to us as a feature was not the most beautiful thing we had in the store.

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The opening of our NSW store saw LM really become a premium quality store.

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And our original Victorian store got a major revamp in 2012.

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Thanks again to our customers, suppliers, staff and mentors along the way who have helped create the Lighting Matters we  all love today.

Connolly's Timber and Flooring Showroom

Connolly’s Timber and Flooring Showroom Extension with LED Lights

Long term customer Connolly’s Timber and Flooring recently added an extension to their existing beautiful showroom along with some more amazing high colour rendering LED lights.

Along this journey we’ve used a range of Brightgreen D900 LED downlights and TR700 track lights, plus a LOT of LED strip to create these amazing false skylights. Take a look through the photos showing their range of stunning timber flooring, walls, ceiling and furniture from the Just Eco range.

Connolly's Timber and Flooring Showroom
Connolly’s Timber and Flooring Showroom
Connolly's Timber and Flooring Showroom
Connolly’s Timber and Flooring Showroom
Connolly's Timber and Flooring Showroom
Connolly’s Timber and Flooring Showroom
Connolly's Timber and Flooring Showroom
Connolly’s Timber and Flooring Showroom
Connolly's Timber and Flooring Showroom
Connolly’s Timber and Flooring Showroom
Connolly's Timber and Flooring Showroom
Connolly’s Timber and Flooring Showroom
Connolly's Timber and Flooring Showroom
Connolly’s Timber and Flooring Showroom
Connolly's Timber and Flooring Showroom
Connolly’s Timber and Flooring Showroom
Verbatim LED Panel Offer

Verbatim October Specials – LED Panel Pallet Pricing

For the month of October premium quality LED lighting manufacturer Verbatim are offering a special deal on their brand new LED light panels for commercial troffer upgrades.

Purchase a pallet of LED panels (18 or more) and Verbatim will provide three of them for FREE! If you need more than 18 then it’s as simple as buy 5 get 1 free!

Contact us today to enquire.

Verbatim LED Panel Offer
Verbatim LED Panel Offer
Verbatim LED Panel Promotion
Verbatim LED Panel Promotion

HOW TO: LED Strip Installation Guidelines

We’re often asked about how to install LED strip light systems, and what the maximum runs are from one transformer, how to dim LED strip and other various queries about LED strips. We’ve spent a bit of time creating a 16 page downloadable installation guide for you to make sure you’re getting the most out of your LED strip installation.

Click here to download the Lighting Matters 12V Strip Installation Guide

Builders Delight – Residential Complex with Lighting Design

Located in the beautiful suburb of Northcote Victoria, these brand new townhouses have an inclusive lighting design and supply from Lighting Matters. Contacted initially to provide advise on the new building code regulations we ended up providing a full lighting design for this block of houses along with supply of lighting components as well.

Covering all aspects of the home, LED strip lighting, downlights, step lights and external lighting was used to create a beautiful homely feel.

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Tangerines Yoghurt Lit with LED Battens and Pendants

Tangerines Frozen Yoghurt Stays Cool With LED Lighting

A simple yet effective lighting design is all it takes to make a space illuminated perfectly! Entrepreneurs Ed and Chris over a 12 month period rolled out 3 new Tangerines stores, all of which had lighting designs completed by Lighting Matters. Utilising a single run of LED track lighting along with Brightgreen TR700 light fittings this store in Sunbury Victoria features highly energy efficient light through the seating area and food preparation region. With M-Elec F40 surface mounted batten fittings and some beautiful pendants, backlit displays using LED strip lights this store’s lighting runs on less than 500 watts.

We think the result is amazing…

Tangerines Yoghurt Displays with LED Strip Backlight
Tangerines Yoghurt Displays with LED Strip Backlight
Tangerines Yoghurt Displays with LED Strip Backlight
Tangerines Yoghurt Displays with LED Strip Backlight
Tangerines Yoghurt Lit with LED Track Lights
Tangerines Yoghurt Lit with LED Track Lights
Tangerines Yoghurt Lit with LED Battens and Pendants
Tangerines Yoghurt Lit with LED Battens and Pendants

 

Verbatim LED Downlights Installed

Salsas’ Fresh Mex Grill Gets Appetising LED Upgrade

Knox Salsas’ store, one of the highest foot traffic stores in Australia had great reasons to switch over to LED lights. Franchise owner Sid states “I was so sick of the lights having to be constantly replaced with a distinct lack of light over our work space”, but with a quick call to Lighting Matters we were able to resolve his issues within the week.

The current illumination provided from the twin PL fluorescent downlights was inadequate for the space, leaving a compliance and safety issue at hand. Despite the fact that the fittings themselves were highly inefficient at letting light escape.

With ease we provided Verbatim’s 24W LED downlights as the viable replacement of the twin PL fluorescent fittings, with a simply plug and play GPO socket connection the retrofit was done within the hour creating a much brighter working space and delivering energy savings of 40%.

A happy customer!
A happy customer!
Verbatim LED Downlights Installed
Verbatim LED Downlights Installed
Verbatim LED Downlights Installed
Verbatim LED Downlights Installed
Verbatim LED Downlights Installed
Verbatim LED Downlights Installed
Verbatim LED Downlights Installed
Verbatim LED Downlights Installed
Adriatic Furniture LED Lighting Upgrade Living Room

Adriatic Furniture Flicks the Switch to LED

Located in Essendons DFO complex is one of Adriatic Furnitures premium store locations. Illuminating their premium quality furniture was existing 70W metal halide fittings that over time had started to emit various green and purple hues over the furniture making an unattractive appearance, along with a number of 50W halogen globes that had failed and didn’t match the colour temperature of the metal halides.

Lighting Matters was asked to provide a long lasting alternative to both types of lamps in order to provide a more attractive visual of the furniture and matching colour temperatures with high colour rendering.

Our choice of product was the CREE True White CR150 LED downlights, boasting 90+CRI and 2000 lumens of directional light in 4000K neutral white all from just 27 watts of power, along with 10W Philips MR16s matching in 4000K, bringing the overall power consumption from 3090 watts down to 847 watts – a 72.5% reduction in energy consumption!

Along with this massive reduction in power, the lighting in the spaces was now beautifully consistent, brighter and visual appeal increased.

Adriatic Furniture Displays Upgraded to LED Lighting
Adriatic Furniture Displays Upgraded to LED Lighting
Adriatic Furniture Bedroom LED Lighting Upgrade
Adriatic Furniture Bedroom LED Lighting Upgrade
Living Room After the Switch to LED
Living Room After the Switch to LED
Corban Hill Installing a Philips LED Downlight
Corban Hill Installing a Philips LED Downlight
Existing Lighting Before LED Upgrade
Existing Lighting Before LED Upgrade
Colour Consistency After LED Upgrade
Colour Consistency After LED Upgrade