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Energy Saving Bulbs (but not the standard ones :/)

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Hi guys, I've just fitted a new light in my room, it has 4x50w bulbs which seems a ridiculous amount for a light, we don't have any energy saving bulbs in the house at all at the moment (well, not …
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
Hi guys,

I've just fitted a new light in my room, it has 4x50w bulbs which seems a ridiculous amount for a light, we don't have any energy saving bulbs in the house at all at the moment (well, not fitted anyway) because my parents don't like the light given off them but I don't really notice much different so was going to get 4x50w enegry saving bulbs.

Except I don't think you can get them for the type of light I need :(

I can't really explain what it's like, but the bulbs are circular, flat on the visible end is porcelain based on the other end if that helps. I can't actually find any of them below 50w which is going to be a bit of a nightmare (although still better than what I had before!)

Thanks guys
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
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blizeH
Hi guys,

I've just fitted a new light in my room, it has 4x50w bulbs which seems a ridiculous amount for a light, we don't have any energy saving bulbs in the house at all at the moment (well, not fitted anyway) because my parents don't like the light given off them but I don't really notice much different so was going to get 4x50w enegry saving bulbs.

Except I don't think you can get them for the type of light I need :(

I can't really explain what it's like, but the bulbs are circular, flat on the visible end is porcelain based on the other end if that helps. I can't actually find any of them below 50w which is going to be a bit of a nightmare (although still better than what I had before!)

Thanks guys


Sounds like they may be halogen bulbs. If this is the case, these can be replaced with LED bulbs (as long as you light fitting has a 12v transformer). If this is the case, try http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id=92205&ts=42018

They are quite expensive, but they will last you literally forever, and will only use 1.2w each...yes 1.2w!!!
#2
That looks almost perfect, thank you so much! ims I'm slightly sceptical but it's worth a try I guess, only problem is if I don't get on with them it's £40, but worth a try :D
#3
Before I spend £40+ on getting those, how does the lighting compare to my current bulbs? Will I notice a massive difference?
#4
Check that they are 12v 50w and not 240v 50w. The 12v ones have two peices of wire or straight prongs sticking out the back and the 240v have two thicker knobs sticking out. They are not interchangeable. I don't think LEDs will work on the 240v ones. POP!

Edit: Sorry, you can get 240v LED ones. May have to look at them myself!
#5
Yeah, they're 240V, those 240V LED ones sound great, where can you get them from?
#6
Try this place...

http://www.bltdirect.com/products.php?cat=237&nm=LED+GU10+Lamps

You need to be aware that the lumen output (how much light they distribute) isn't as much as the standard ones. Not sure how much less though.
#7
Foxy102
Sounds like they may be halogen bulbs. If this is the case, these can be replaced with LED bulbs (as long as you light fitting has a 12v transformer). If this is the case, try http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id=92205&ts=42018

They are quite expensive, but they will last you literally forever, and will only use 1.2w each...yes 1.2w!!!

You can get fluorescent GU10's they are a bit deeper than standard halogens therefore you need to be sure they are suitable for your light fitting.

Led GU10's offer poor room lighting(in my opinion) they are great for under kitchen units /display cabinets etc...
I recently got 5 fluorescent 11w GU10's from ebay for £22 very impressed with them, however one has failed already, will definately use them again.
Note: different brands of fluorescent bulbs may have a slightly different light colour so try not to mix brands.
#8
mediaman
You can get fluorescent GU10's they are a bit deeper than standard halogens therefore you need to be sure they are suitable for your light fitting.

Led GU10's offer poor room lighting(in my opinion) they are great for under kitchen units /display cabinets etc...
I recently got 5 fluorescent 11w GU10's from ebay for £22 very impressed with them, however one has failed already, will definately use them again.
Note: different brands of fluorescent bulbs may have a slightly different light colour so try not to mix brands.


Never knew you could get these. Must look out for them.

Cheers :thumbsup:
#9
That sounds good thanks, so for the fluorescent ones are the ones to go with then? They give out a better light than the LED ones?
#10
bump.
#11
Sorry, bump :)

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