120W Halogen Floodlight - Security Light @ ALDI - HotUKDeals
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I think these are a good price.
last time they was on Aldi I think was 4 years ago and got some good heat, I bought two just now!

120W Halogen Floodlight

Movement sensor
Adjustable sensor
Time set: 5 seconds-12 minutes
Brightness setting: 10-2000 lux
Detection distance: up to 15m
Aluminium frame and reflector
IP44 rated
Includes: 1 x 120W halogen bulb
Choose from: Black or White
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#1
Just what I was after!

I was searching a few days ago for one of these on HUKD ...

Great find!
#2
Yea me too! that's why I got a couple!
bargain really and look nice size too!
#3
Great price, comes with a 3 year guarantee..........HOT
#4
Is it water/waether proof so it could be installed outdoors ?
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pantaiema
Is it water/waether proof so it could be installed outdoors ?


A " security lamp " would not be of much use if it couldn't be fitted outside.
#6
are these purely security lights or can they be set to a 'on position'?
#7
Have one when they were £5 at Lidl and its a total waste of money, just no good outside no matter how much its weatherproofed it blows blubs all the time
#8
120W isn't very much for a halogen security light. The ones I have are 500W.
#9
IP44 rated according to the OP. So to answer the above question they are splash proof rated basically/officially - "water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect". Think you'll be fine for rain!
#10
Do these have a dusk sensor so only come on in evenings?
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pantaiema
Is it water/waether proof so it could be installed outdoors ?

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oldskoo1
Do these have a dusk sensor so only come on in evenings?

:|

Edited By: deek72 on Sep 27, 2012 17:27
3 Likes #12
DistortedVision
120W isn't very much for a halogen security light. The ones I have are 500W.

So you have a heater as well as a light lol
#13
pantaiema
Is it water/waether proof so it could be installed outdoors ?

Yup, they should be fine in any weather conditions, they have a 3 year guarantee anyway so if they fail you can return them.
Just remember to get the correct electric cable for outdoor use, TRS (tough rubber sheath) cable will be fine.
1 Like #14
DistortedVision
120W isn't very much for a halogen security light. The ones I have are 500W.
Security lighting above 150W is frequently regarded as having potential for creating light pollution and statutory nuisance.
Local authorities have a duty to take reasonably practicable steps to investigate complaints of statutory nuisance, and most LAs would act on a report of light pollution nuisance, with many having online reporting systems in place to facillitate easy receipt of light pollution complaints.
A diplomatic approach is offered by Rotheram MBC, although the first line of text on the webpage is the link to the "make a complaint" page:
http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/info/564/lighting-street_lights/658/light_pollution_and_nuisance/1
Obviously no issues if lighting / glare does not fall on others' or public property.
#15
I've been looking for one of these but we have no aldi here :(
#16
Unclegeorge
Have one when they were £5 at Lidl and its a total waste of money, just no good outside no matter how much its weatherproofed it blows blubs all the time
Is the bulb exactly horizontal? Is it only triggered occasionally or is it flashing on and off with monotonous regularity?
#17
souljacker
I've been looking for one of these but we have no aldi here :(

b&q have them for 98p more
1 Like #19
souljacker
I've been looking for one of these but we have no aldi here :(
If you can tolerate the additional £1.20, a similar item can be had for £8.19 delivered from Amazon marketplace seller:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004W8HG8K
or £9.88 delivered from a top-rated seller on the bay:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290780921798


Edited By: Flipd on Sep 27, 2012 19:06
#20
jakey7
souljacker
I've been looking for one of these but we have no aldi here :(

b&q have them for 98p more
Excellent, cheers, ill head down at the weekend and with 20% off will get it even cheaper
#21
might use one inside above the work bench
#22
chelseafan6969
are these purely security lights or can they be set to a 'on position'?

I can't be certain about this one, but with most security lights if you switch them off and on again within a few seconds they stay on all the time. Switch them off for about a minute to reset back to normal.
1 Like #23
Fox basher
might use one inside above the work bench
I wouldn't recommend that. Such a bright point source produces deep shadows which make working under it a strain. Much better to get a large light source such as a fluorescent tube.
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Following an attempted break-in at mine where one of my halogen lamps bulbs had blown, I bit the bullet and upgraded the lot to daylight 10W LED. I replaced a single 500W + 3 x 150W halogens with 5 x 10W LED. The improvement is immense - the lamps were bought from ebay for about £10 each, I then bought separate PIR sensors. The three sensors are positioned lower than the lights and provide full coverage of the side and back of my house, any one sensor triggered turns on all five lamps together. The light is excellent and far better than what halogen provides. It costs more, but given the 50,000 hour life the lamps should never need replacing - in truth the weather will eventually get to them. Also in time they should work out far cheaper to run - 50W for all five vs the previous 950W for the old four lamps.
#25
These are certainly not the greatest security lights for build but are good for the price.
The bulbs tend to blow often. Really should have larger bulb fitted if fitting allows.
Will Aldi honour warranty after 12 months or do you contact manufacturer direct?
#26
I'm intrigued as to why the bulbs should blow more often with this fitting than any other. I would have thought it would be down to the quality of the bulb and whether it is installed horizontally.

You could put a 150W bulb in but that wouldn't make a noticeable difference, and I believe is the highest wattage you can get at that length.

Your contract is with the retailer - if Aldi offers the warranty, Aldi is legally obliged to honour it. Not that it would be worth sending such a low-value item back.


Edited By: pibpob on Sep 28, 2012 14:34
#27
Just picked one up from the Market Harborough store ...

There were lots of white ones left .. and a couple of black ones too.

:)
#28
Im an electrician and i fitted one of these at a customers house on 10/11/14. Didnt work. Not sure if it was a faulty bulb (filament looks ok) or faulty unit. Ive bought another to replace today and ill update thread and let you know the outcome. Seems reasonable for the price and it comes with a three year warranty.
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pantaiema
Is it water/waether proof so it could be installed outdoors ?
A " security lamp " would not be of much use if it couldn't be fitted outside.
I bought one of the securitylights from Aldi & it wouldn't work,so i changed it for another & that worked for about 2weeks & packed up. when i disconnected it inoticed it was full of water in the PIR part unfortunatly i had lost the receipt so could'nt return it. Finished up buying one from B&Q a few quid more but alot better.

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