Lighting Services

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Lighting Specialist – Feature Lighting At Connecting.com.au we have a separate trading entity for our lighting supply. We do this via our trading name Feature Lighting. Feature Lighting was first formed in 1990 with a small shcwroom at Nerang on the Gold Coast. Now it services mainly our electrical customers and specialised projects we become involved in. With our C-Bus home … Read More

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What else on Tariff 33?

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So, is it only pool pumps that are eligible for being on Tariff33? No there is much more than just pools allowed. Of course hot waters systems have always been allowed on Tariff33 but there so much more. Basically any appliance can be put onto Tariff 33 as long as it is hard wired. Pools are an exception to this and … Read More

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Tariff 33 pool upgrades

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Well there has been a rush on since Energex started advertising the fact that they are offering a $250 rebate for people who connect their pool pumps onto tariff 33. Tariff33 runs at around 30% cheaper than the normal tariff 11 and is available for a minimum of 18 hours a day. Usually it is off between 5pm and 9 … Read More

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Bargain Apartments Tweed Heads

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We have recently finished a luxury block of 9 apartments at Tweed Heads for our builder and developer “Coast to Coast Constructions”. Now you can deal direct with the developers/ builders of this project. Do you want to “cut out the middle man” and save money ! Here is your opportunity to pick up some bargain realestate on the southern end of the … Read More

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Saturn DLT switches

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The Clipsal Cbus DLT switch is one beautiful switch plate. DLT stands for, Dynamic Labelling Technology. What this means is that next to each button there is a LCD panel that you can programme a word into.  For example, Lounge,  Vol, Source, Bench. The other cool thing that it has 5 buttons but is a 8 button switch. The 5th … Read More

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Old Power Supplies

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Once again we have come across old style Cbus power supplies causing weird things to happen on the network. This was about 3 weeks ago.When replaced however with what was calculated to be the correct value  of new power supplies, the network still had issues at times. This was remedied by adding one further power supply. We also noticed some … Read More

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Luxury Residential & Renovations

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Fitzwilliam rear

A luxury automated residents on the main Nerang river, Carrara.  We were able to provide complete electrical, lightng and AV design into this project. See our Projects tab for more details.      

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Home Automation

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Smart phones and smart Home Automation – Clipsal C-bus Home Automation, also known as Home Integration or Smart Home Solutions, is about combining things together within the home electrical system. The days of being able to control aspects of your home via your smartphone or Iphone are here. This  can be done within your home or even when you are … Read More

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Commercial Projects

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Danzero Japan

We were invited to Japan by an Japanese Business lady who has interest on the Gold Coast. After designing and installing the Cbus, lighting and AV in her apartment on the Gold Coast, she invited us to Japan to do her new restaurant.  It was quite an opportunity and was a very educational experience. We have since done 2 smaller … Read More

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Dan Zero – Yokohama Japan

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  We were contracted to design and Supply a C-bus control system and lighting design for this modern restaurant and entertainment venue in Yokahama Japan.  We did this project in conjucntion with a local Japanese electrical contracting firm.  

Richard CookeDan Zero – Yokohama Japan