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2x GU10 50w bulb - 12p Instore @ Tesco

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Spotted in Tesco Stafford this lunchtime, had a yellow SEL apparently down from a pound. Had boxes of them, I'd say at least 200 packs still on the shelf when I left (after taking 24 packs myself, previous owners put spots EVERYWHERE in my house).
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#1
Good deal but not too eco friendly now that the 30000hr led 3 watt version of these are available for under £4. I too have a house full of GU10 fittings but after doing the math these are poor long term value even at 12p :) Heat added anyway as its a good price for this item.
#2
I have the energy saving ones in most sockets, but a few have blown already and they are expensive to replace. Plus I find them rubbish in the kitchen, I keep one spot on each set as a 50w for the cooker and sink. I too did the maths and realised my house lights hit nearly 2kw when all on!

What are the LED ones like for light? Am yet to find an energy saving one thats comparable to a real bulb.
#3
Can't edit so have to add another post (are they ever gonna fix that?).

Where are you getting the LED ones from?
banned#4
These are dirt cheap if its nationwide. I think i will have to go a visit tonight.

Thanks
#5
great price usually 50p each at least

3 watt LED give quite poor light - ok for background but dont plan on reading any books with them, the the only thing stopping me getting them as I have 50w in the bathroom and LED dont come close
#6
Where can you get 3W LED GU10s for under £4??
#7
My my... some of you guys are totally behind the times.

The LED GU10's produced today (60 filaments and 250 lumens) are superb. As bright or even a touch brighter than the 50w versions they replace... and only 3 watts to power.

Yes, only 3 watts.

Downsides..?

Well you can buy a cool white or a warm white bulb.

The cool white has a bluish tinge to it and the warm white a warmer yellow colour with a slight pinkness.

Not as bad as it sounds really but both still emit a " fluorescent bulb " type light which you may or may not like.

The bulb is only slightly larger than the halogen type.

The filaments diffuse the light evenly rather than the old spotlight type.

I have a kitchen and bathroom full and am delighted.

Around £6 each on ebay delivered.
#8
Just for info, some LED bulbs cannot be dimmed. These 'may' but if you want/need to be able to dim then check first.
#9
Agree with the comments about LED GU10's. Been pleased with MOST of those that I have bought.

Bought a bunch of 78 LED 50W equivalents from Ebay and they were dire. Didn't fit, all 6 malfunctioned within 6 months and light was poor.

Bought some 60LED cool blue lights and delighted so far. Actually brighter than the 78.
#10
Plenty of stock in Haverfordwest store. :)
#11
50w is too bright, if they were 35 watts i would have bought them all.
#12
Can confirm there were in Edinburgh Corstorphine on Friday
banned#13
deswa77
Good deal but not too eco friendly now that the 30000hr led 3 watt version of these are available for under £4. I too have a house full of GU10 fittings but after doing the math these are poor long term value even at 12p :) Heat added anyway as its a good price for this item.

never heard such shi te in all my life! 30,000 hour led my ar se! £4 / 12p = 33 GU10 for 1 led! Durrrrrrrrrrrrrr! you do the maths!

Great deal Op, nonsense posts from others.
banned#14
12p for 2 so 66 GU10 for price of 1 led @£4 and another poster is claiming led a bargain @ £6 each!
muppet alert!
#15
bulkomuff
12p for 2 so 66 GU10 for price of 1 led @£4 and another poster is claiming led a bargain @ £6 each!
muppet alert!


The point was that the difference in the cost of electricity to power the bulbs, not the cost of the bulbs themselves.
Serious muppet alert!
banned#16
alex1234
bulkomuff
12p for 2 so 66 GU10 for price of 1 led @£4 and another poster is claiming led a bargain @ £6 each!muppet alert!
The point was that the difference in the cost of electricity to power the bulbs, not the cost of the bulbs themselves.Serious muppet alert!

Dear muppet, 3w led bulbs are almost as dim as you. The comparison is dual, energy saving and cost to buy. My point is you are being blinded by the science of the eco-mob, I suspect you are one, I will continue to buy 50w gu10, especially at 6p a pop as I would have to live to be 3007 years old to see a saving by purchasing led, oh and by the way f*** the planet, too many yanks driving around in gas guzzling cars for a poxy 3w led lamp to make a difference!
#17
Great deal! Heat added.
banned#18
good spot Tek!


how is sunny Stafford?
#19
deswa77
Good deal but not too eco friendly now that the 30000hr led 3 watt version of these are available for under £4. I too have a house full of GU10 fittings but after doing the math these are poor long term value even at 12p :) Heat added anyway as its a good price for this item.



I would like to know where you can get a 3w 30000hr QUALITY led gu10 fou 'under £4.00' and also how many led's are in it , if it is the 18/21 led type (which you get just a 'glow' from) then these do not compare to to the 1/2/3/4 led type ? You are dreaming .
A single or triple type 3w will be about 30w equivalent but should be the normal par16 size (par 16 is the lamp gu10 is just the base) at the moment you will struggle to find one for under £10.00 . A 3 watt will not be brighter than 50w , to get that you would need to look at something like a philips 7w that is 2 1/2 times the size so will not fit in most fittings anyway and will dazzle you, they also cost around £28.00 ,
This is a cracking deal for these lamps , i would personally buy these until decent led's come down to a respectable price (and that's from someone who sells them (all of them))

Edited By: alvinwalrus on Jul 26, 2010 10:36: update
#20
This is a cracking deal for these lamps , i would personally buy these until decent led's come down to a respectable price (and that's from someone who sells them (all of them))

Have you tried the Kosnic 4w Power LED equivilent to 30w. Not bad in my opinion.
#21
deswa77
Good deal but not too eco friendly now that the 30000hr led 3 watt version of these are available for under £4. I too have a house full of GU10 fittings but after doing the math these are poor long term value even at 12p :) Heat added anyway as its a good price for this item.


Just listen to yourself spouting about things you do not understand.

GU10 50W halogens will be the last frontier once eco-fascists ban incandescent light bulbs.

Give me the warm red-ish glow of a 50W halogen any day, especially in winter.
#22
a brill deal will just see if I can get a box full from the local store tomorrow... if not then may be I should get a 6watt candle ...lol... ;-)
#23
You have a basket full? Think I spotted you at around midday and thought 'wow, thats a lot of bulbs' lol.
#24
ODB_69
good spot Tek!

how is sunny Stafford?


Hi mate :)
All good here, although Stafford aint sunny at present! Hence me needing the 50w bulbs ;)
Hows you?
#26
None In Gloucester. Tried Cattle market and Brockworth stores.

Good price if you can find them
#27
bulkomuff
never heard such shi te in all my life! 30,000 hour led my ar se! £4 / 12p = 33 GU10 for 1 led! Durrrrrrrrrrrrrr! you do the maths!

Great deal Op, nonsense posts from others.


bulkomuff
12p for 2 so 66 GU10 for price of 1 led @£4 and another poster is claiming led a bargain @ £6 each!
muppet alert!



Let me do the maths for you:

Let’s say you have twelve 50W GU10s in your kitchen. That’s 600W of lighting in total.

Whereas twelve 3W leds lamps would be 36W in total.

Now, let’s assume that each day the kitchen lights are on for 3 hours. That’s just under 1100 hours per year @ 600W which I make to be a total consumption of 657.45kW/h. Assuming you are on a fairly typical electricity tarrif you would be paying around 15p per kW/h so that’s a bill of £98.62 for your kitchen lights, for one year.

However LEDs left on for the same amount of time would only consume 39.45kW/h, which is an energy cost of £5.92p and a gross saving of £92.70 per year, every year, until they fail.

Now do you actually get it? It’s not the PURCHASE cost, it’s the RUNNING cost.

Durrrrrrrrrrrrrr! I actually did the maths!
#28
bulkomuff "oh and by the way f*** the planet, too many yanks driving around in gas guzzling cars for a poxy 3w led lamp to make a difference!"

I dont like you
#29
bigsky
a gross saving of £92.70 per year, every year, until they fail. Now do you actually get it? It’s not the PURCHASE cost, it’s the RUNNING cost.Durrrrrrrrrrrrrr! I actually did the maths!

With over 70 GU10's fittings I'm saving considerably more than £92 a year and I'm no eco warrior I just don't like throwing money at utility companies. LED light output can be low but if you do the research (and maths) this is a no brainer. I purchased the latest generation 3 led 3w 170lm lamps and conservatively estimate the light output to be equivalent to a standard 35w, more than enough for 95% of my fittings!

Come 2012 these 12p lamps could be a fantastic investment as it appears some die hards will still be buying them and the EU ban will make prices rocket :)
#30
bigsky
However LEDs left on for the same amount of time would only consume 39.45kW/h, which is an energy cost of £5.92p and a gross saving of £92.70 per year, every year, until they fail.

Now do you actually get it? It’s not the PURCHASE cost, it’s the RUNNING cost.

Durrrrrrrrrrrrrr! I actually did the maths!


If the energy savers lasted longer I'd agree with you, but I've had 3 Kosnic CFL ones blow in 4 months. Got a dozen off ebay when I moved here, as we have quite a few spots in the house. They have therefore cost me money over a similar 50w halogen :(
#31
tek-monkey
If the energy savers lasted longer I'd agree with you, but I've had 3 Kosnic CFL ones blow in 4 months. Got a dozen off ebay when I moved here, as we have quite a few spots in the house. They have therefore cost me money over a similar 50w halogen :(

I've not tried the CFL's but the latest LED's and SMD's are claiming an average life of 50,000 hours compared to 2000 for a standard lamp. I've had my LED's for nearly a year and no failures but you do need a clean supply and no dimmers to get good life expectancy.
#32
Supply may be my problem, the electrics are quite old in my house :(
#33
tek-monkey
If the energy savers lasted longer I'd agree with you, but I've had 3 Kosnic CFL ones blow in 4 months. Got a dozen off ebay when I moved here, as we have quite a few spots in the house.


If you had them on all the time 4 months is only 2700 hours. Send 'em back!
banned#34
bigsky
bulkomuff
never heard such shi te in all my life! 30,000 hour led my ar se! £4 / 12p = 33 GU10 for 1 led! Durrrrrrrrrrrrrr! you do the maths!Great deal Op, nonsense posts from others.
bulkomuff
12p for 2 so 66 GU10 for price of 1 led @£4 and another poster is claiming led a bargain @ £6 each!muppet alert!
Let me do the maths for you:Let’s say you have twelve 50W GU10s in your kitchen. That’s 600W of lighting in total.Whereas twelve 3W leds lamps would be 36W in total.Now, let’s assume that each day the kitchen lights are on for 3 hours. That’s just under 1100 hours per year @ 600W which I make to be a total consumption of 657.45kW/h. Assuming you are on a fairly typical electricity tarrif you would be paying around 15p per kW/h so that’s a bill of £98.62 for your kitchen lights, for one year.However LEDs left on for the same amount of time would only consume 39.45kW/h, which is an energy cost of £5.92p and a gross saving of £92.70 per year, every year, until they fail. Now do you actually get it? It’s not the PURCHASE cost, it’s the RUNNING cost.Durrrrrrrrrrrrrr! I actually did the maths!

DEAR OH DEAR OH DEAR! you seem to have omitted the fact the 12 led bulbs will cost you £72 initially and most likely £72 each year thereafter because the life quoted on them is utter bu******.
It's the purchase AND running cost you tool! And not forgetting you can't see to cook properly with LED rubbish as well!
#35
bulkomuff
DEAR OH DEAR OH DEAR! you seem to have omitted the fact the 12 led bulbs will cost you £72 initially and most likely £72 each year thereafter because the life quoted on them is utter bu******.
It's the purchase AND running cost you tool! And not forgetting you can't see to cook properly with LED rubbish as well!


I see a lack of numeracy is not your only failing, but it is a major one so let me help. You are absolutely correct that it is both the purchase price and the running cost that matter.... you tool. So, here we go, one more time in even more detail, although you really should have learnt all this at school:

For one year's usage:

Halogens
Capital cost (this deal price of 6p each) = 72p
Running cost = £98.62
Total cost = £99.34

LEDs
Capital cost (using your price of £6 each although I think my last pack cost £4 something) = £72
Running cost = £5.92
Total cost = £77.92

Total cost saving using LEDs in Yr1 = 99.34-77.92 = £21.42

What is not clear about that? LEDs are £21 cheaper in year one, even if they only last a year and you have to replace them all.

Of course your assumption is that all lamps fail after year 1, which of course they do not. At 1100 hours usage per year an LED GU10 should last in excess of 20 years. Each subsequent year of use saves you over £90 in running costs.
#36
Now now kids, lets not fight!

If I find LEDs cheap enough, I'll get some. However at £7 a pop, and with me losing some CFLs already, I'll give them a miss for now. I've not been in the house a year yet, and must have lost 10 bulbs in total, so I suspect my wiring will negate any chance of a saving.
#37
tek-monkey
Now now kids, lets not fight!If I find LEDs cheap enough, I'll get some. However at £7 a pop, and with me losing some CFLs already, I'll give them a miss for now. I've not been in the house a year yet, and must have lost 10 bulbs in total, so I suspect my wiring will negate any chance of a saving.

You can get good LED's and SMD LED's cheaper than £7 (cheaper by the day) but you need to import from HK and not B&Q. A well known auction site is currently listing excellent lamps for £4 - £5 just search for the light output '200lm' or '240lm' in the description AND TEXT. It's worth buying 1 to check your supply and the light output. With average use it will pay for itself in 9 months and every year thereafter this one lamp will save you around £7 (£140+ per lamp if we live that long and the manufactures life expectacy claims are accurate) Now thats a hot deal, but if you must have a 50w lamp your deal is unbeatable ;)
#38
bulkomuff
DEAR OH DEAR OH DEAR! you seem to have omitted the fact the 12 led bulbs will cost you £72 initially and most likely £72 each year thereafter because the life quoted on them is utter bu******.It's the purchase AND running cost you tool!
Wow, are you for real ?
I suggest you go back to school - you've just illustrated the LED bulbs saving you £20 a year, every year, even if the lifetime was nonsense and they needed replacing every year.

Yet you're advocating the Halogen option !!!!

The mind boggles...

Edited By: Nom on Jul 29, 2010 15:59: None
banned#39
tek-monkey
ODB_69
good spot Tek!

how is sunny Stafford?


Hi mate :)
All good here, although Stafford aint sunny at present! Hence me needing the 50w bulbs ;)
Hows you?



Yeah not bad mate, moved to Scotland a year ago, hence not on Stafford Forum anymore... I hear the Castle's now a Greek pub? WTF happened there? Bet Andreas is gutted!

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