Chandelier from AliExpress

Fellow Ozbargainers

Could you please provide some insight on this

I am looking for purchase a K9 crystal chandelier will from aliexpress. It’s around 60KG.and some downlights as well

Was wondering if that will be work in Australia ?

Seller advise there should be no problem .. it’s 220v-240v

Just looking for advise from experienced fellow members

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    Hi! i'm from Australia, I can confirm it will be work here

    mate it's lookin like its gona be a days work, we are gonna have to knock out a wall and some supports and it's cash up front

  • +6 votes

    I mean, they look nice, but zero warranty and many chances of it getting broken in transit…

    Good luck with that!

  • +1 vote

    Should work ok, however get your Electrician to ensure that it's wired to current Australian Lighting Standards otherwise if something goes wrong you'll have no home insurance coverage.

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      Or no home.

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        Or worse, both.

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      It doesn't work like that, you can't magically turn a non approved electrical product into a approved one just because a Electrician installs it.

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        you can't magically turn a non approved electrical product into a approved one

        Agreed, that's why I suggested that OP got their Electrician to ensure it's wired to current standards.

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          Agreed, that's why I suggested that OP got their Electrician to ensure it's wired to current standards.

          But it is still won't be 'legal' to use here in most cases. No decent Electrician should touch an imported light from China or put their name against installing it. Its a legal minefield and insurance companies will void your insurance if its the cause of the fire for example.

          https://www.saaapprovals.com.au/resources/frequently-asked-q....

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            @JimmyF: ^This.

            I doubt any qualified Electrician would touch imported Electrical fittings that aren't approved for use here. I myself imported few lights and decided not to install them after seeing some shocking component wiring inside them. There were bare LED driver boards inside a metal housing literarily wrapped in Kapton tape and in some cases the gap between Live and Neutral on these boards were around 2-3mm (here for your viewing pleasure) and not forgetting the lack of proper earthing. Even if you decide to DIY and/or managed to find an "electrician" from Facebook Marketplace you will be up for a very expensive surprise if your light happen to cause a house fire.

  • +1 vote

    Just looking for advise from experienced fellow members

    They are cheap, but you forgo any home insurance by using non approved electrical products if they are deemed to have started the fire.

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    Shouldn't a K9 lighting fixture look more like this: https://www.catch.com.au/product/lil-dreamers-puppy-soft-tou...

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    This doesn't sound like a good idea. Not for warranty nor potential hazards. It's cheap for a reason.

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    It’s not cheap .. I am paying around $700 :0 cheaper compare to Australia hahaha

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    Chandelier

    enough said

  • +3 votes

    The real question here is: are you going to swing from the chandelier? From the chandelierrrrrrrrr ????

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      Sorry I don’t think you would understand :) don’t worry about it

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        it's always hit and miss importing chandeliers from a-sia

  • +1 vote

    I liked Chandelier on Friends, he is a good actor

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      *was
      not looking so flash now

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    Seller advise there should be no problem .. it’s 220v-240v

    aliexpress

    They will always say there is no problem, they probably don't even understand the question.

    Buyer beware with the absolute horseshit of stuff you get off that god forsaken horrible website. Wouldn't be surprised if the producth as asbestos in it.

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      it really is a scummy website…

  • +1 vote

    Aliexpress? wouldn't buy anything over $20 and only if you are prepared to lose the money. Just got stung with a roller camera case sent from Aliexpress warehouse in Sydney for $140 arrived damaged and the handle broken, sent pictures, video proof. Wanted me to pay for return shipping to CHINA and gave 9 days for return otherwise they cancel. Many reviews of people who returned items then found they had no refund as it didn't arrive in time and also no item so gave up and kept the broken case.