balestier is the place to go!...the streets are lined with light shops...u'll be spoilt for choices...my advice: do check out all the shops (if possible) and compare prices...some shops' prices are much higher than the rest.
KPO is right. Balestier is the place to go.
My friend bought all her lights from different stores there. Cos there are quite afew, the prices are very competitive.
She got her bathroom lighting for $10!! I need to check them out too.
you can try geylang too - i bought my lighting from VLUX (beside GRANDLINK)
they have a mixture of ROC n italy lightings. go have a look at a few shops.best if you can note the prices and compare. i choose a 200+ dining lighting. as chose simple lighting for the rest of the house. total was 900 only.
i have a friend who reno his hse n spent 2000 on the lightings. he regretted as it didnt serve it's purpose. he saw almost similar lightings and it cost half of the price.
i recommend italy lightnings and the salesman should advise you what you actually need
Do not step into "Lighting Square" along Jln Besar, opp the Hawker centre. My Hubby and I were threatened by the Sales guy there after asking for quotation. He quoted us $950 for the lights we wanted when one shop at Geylang only quoted us $600 for the same thing.
When we said that it's too expensive, he automatically reduced the price to $750 without us bargaining. We told him that we would shop around first and did not take up his offer. His face changed immediately and he told us off "You want to make me look like a fool is it?" He was so rude and refused to let us go. We ignored him and walked out of his shop, it was terrible attitude. We suspect that Lighting Centre belongs to the same boss cos' they carry the same models and same price.
My hubby and I were so pissed off by the Lighting Square guy attitude that we did not bother to bargain with him.
In the end, we bought all our lights (except downlights) from Lightcraft at Jalan Sultan. They have a shop at Park Mall too. The prices in the shop are fixed (no bargaining) and they are much cheaper than those Jln Besar/Balestier shops. They will give you 10% discount if they know your contractor. We bought our dining light at Lightcraft for $170 and saw the same light at one Balestier light shop priced at $340!!
The stock they carry are very wide-range and they have many unique lights which we don’t see from other shops. Their service attitude is very sincere and excellent. Delivery was prompt and they replaced one of the lights the next day when we told them it was not correct.
They do not mark up their prices to ridiculously high levels which we appreciate very much. Two of our frns bought their lights there and recommeded this shop to us.
hi, juz bought my lights recently so hv asked the shop that i bought my lights from about buying lights from jb. he said they are not sisir tested (so u take a risk) and u hv to pay a tax of abt 30% to bring in the lights (which i'm not too sure).
if I remembered correctly, the only thing that required testing would most likely be the ballast or transformer that is part of the lights/downlights. These are cheap even in Singapore (costs a few dollars). As for the 30% tax, that's something new. Anyone cares to verify this?
they will still charge you for installation fee. normally your main reno contractor will have an electrician to take care of all electrical items - eg. fix powerpoints, wiring & includes installation. then you'll only need to pay your contractor. your contractor can also manage the electrician. you just needs to go to the contractor for anything that's wrong and he has to fix it. the problem with having your own is that if there's something wrong, one might blame the other.
we didn't have any downlights. spent $500 for whole house, 4 rm flat.
2 living room lights
2 bathroom lights
1 study light
1 master bedroom light
1 reading light
Lightcraft is at the + junction of Victoria st and jln sultan, near crawford. If you r travelling along Victoria St down from Bugis to Kallang, u will see it opp the blue mosque on your left hand side. havent been in there, so no comments on variety.
Place to shop for Lighting needs are:
-Geylang Area, Jln Besar, Balestier.
-How about IMM? any comment of their quality?
I went around places like AMK, Bishan, Seranggon. Same downlight but quality was 'so-so' seller told me most are made either M'sia/Jurong(S'pore). ROC made are more $$ around 28(Small) 28(Medium) size.
I need to get all the light for my new place very soon. Any recommendation?
Balestier is the best place to shop for lights. I spend 1 full day there looking for my lights. It was really tiring but it was so much better than IMM and Jln Besar.
i bought my downlights at Lighting Arcade. It cost me between $14-16 for the lights with energy saving bulbs. made in HK and ROC. U r better w buying ROC lights then M'sa. ROC r gd copy cats of italian and spanish design lights.
If you want to spend more for certain lights eg. dining or living, go to Lighting Centre. Their lights are ex but very nice. I think they are having sale now. There a few branches around. I like the one at Turf City, there is a sales person there very patient and he will help you plan your light purchase if you bring your floor plan.
U go to Jln Besar to buy toilet and kitchen fittings. Check out Poh Joo.
I tot that going around the place to buy lights is really crazy. settle at one place then can get cheaper some more until I discover that it is better to hunt around and buy only those you like.
I bought square lights (in thing now)at Jln besar at $54 when the rest were at $90 plus.
I bought downlights at Balestier for $13 w/ energy saving lights , silver aluminium ring. Beware of fake sales
(they even sell higher than others).
I think geylang may be cheaper than that but too bad, bought already.
The rest, I bought it at ikea. U will be surprised that it is nicer and cheaper than others. we bought our dining lights and foyer lights there. everyone says they're nice.
Okie, just back from Geylang "light shopping" so far only came accross this shop "Vlux Lighting" 722 Geylang rd. Sales person helpful "Alvin" bother to tell me about some of the pro and con of each type of light. Price? Average are little cheaper then Balestier. 2 blocks away dinning light have more modern look. (Ice Cube type) There one light shop by its own (forgot the name) it's super Xpensive same item DOUBLE charge and give 20% discount.