We opted back at electrical selections to supply most of our light fixtures ourselves outside of downlights. Wisdom had a very limited choice of light fixture options from Clipsal at the time which was disappointing as they were all very utilitarian and ugly. Even the downlights aren’t great and I wish we had opted to just provision them too.
Ive heard that they have now teamed up with Beacon so you can opt for lights from there, roll the cost up in your build and have them installed pre-handover. I can’t even say how much I wish we had that option after the amount I spent at Beacon today and we have the hassle of paying an electrician to install them all we move in.
Anyway Ive been quietly tracking Beacon’s sales for the past year (never pay full price…it’s a joke in our house “what’s the sale at Beacon right now?”) April was the best sale of the year last year with 25% off all lights so with the same promo running now I decided it was time to buy our lights.
Because I didn’t want the hassle of having the lights delivered to our apartment and being available for the delivery I opted to go to my local store to order everything so we could pick it all up there. Turned out to be a great decision because they will wait until we need the lights before getting the stock in. So Ive paid for it all (one less expense when we move in!) and don’t have to worry about delivery or storage.
All that is left now is to buy the globes for the non LED lights, and we still have to pick bedside pendants (once we decide how we’re going to decorate it) and an outdoor fan for the alfresco. All up we saved just under $1000 by buying those all in the Beacon sale. Well worth the wait and planning.