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Energy Saving Flood Light with PIR in store £8.00 @ B&Q

£8.00 @ B&Q
First post, so here goes: I bought one of these a while ago and they are now reduced to just £8. This is a full PIR flood light, but it comes with an energy saving bulb that uses just 24w inst…
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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
First post, so here goes:

I bought one of these a while ago and they are now reduced to just £8.

This is a full PIR flood light, but it comes with an energy saving bulb that uses just 24w instead of the usual 500w.

This bulb alone costs £9.98 at Toolstation.

You can also use the light with a standard 500w bulb, or buy it and put the bulb in an existing light and keep the lamp as a spare.

It claims the 24w buld is equivalent to a 500w one. However, I have this in my garden in place of an old 500w one and I have to say it's not as bright and takes a short while to reach full tilt. But then it gives enough light for what I need as the old 500w was a bit over the top.

At the end of the day, you are saving 475w of power, so it's makes a saving on the electric bill.
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#1
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30299680@N03/3302971031/

Tried to add an image but struggled to get it to work. Hope this works?
#2
link only to b+q site?, also cant find item there for that price all are £44 upwards with energy saving bulbs, the bulb you can buy from B+Q for £8 also but cant find both together
#3
According to Toolstation, the bulb saves up to 80% of power.

80% saving on 500w means it'll use 100W

... or does the 24w energy saving bulb only give out as much light as an equivilent 120w bulb?


Edit: according to B&Q site, 24w = 150w Halogen Approx
That's alot less bright than a 500w halogen!!!
#4
Do you have a driect link for one on the BandQ website? :thumbsup:
#5
I saw them instore.

Managed to get the pic from my phone on there now, showing them and they had plenty of them - see pic.
#6
Like I say from having one, it's not as bright as a 500w bulb, but the packaging and the blurb for the energy saving bulb claims it is comparable.

I would say it's a fair bit less, but it's enough on my garage to give the amount of light I need, as the previous 500w light up next doors garden as well as mine.
#7
These are usually set up on the back of houses so that they automatically trigger when a heat source moves.

The burglars love these lights because it helps them see what they are doing, find implements etc.
#8
androoski
These are usually set up on the back of houses so that they automatically trigger when a heat source moves.

The burglars love these lights because it helps them see what they are doing, find implements etc.



Yeah burglars love being lit up by a 500watt spot light as they climb thru windows. in fact they go out looking for houses with security lights, barbed wire fences (cos they keep the police out) and houses with alarms cos evryone knows they go off all the time so no-one checks on them..........:whistling:
#9
good deal BTW!
#10
topbloke77
Yeah burglars love being lit up by a 500watt spot light as they climb thru windows. in fact they go out looking for houses with security lights, barbed wire fences (cos they keep the police out) and houses with alarms cos evryone knows they go off all the time so no-one checks on them..........:whistling:


Floodlights don't seem to put the burglars off around here - One night some years back, a burglar stole the 500 watt floodlight off a neighbours house, another thief that stole my door number wasn't put-off by the PIR floodlight above his head as he prised the number off the wall either.

I've long been meaning to knock together a PIR activated xenon strobe light, in the theory that a bright randomly flashing light would mess up a thief's night vision and hopefully have 'em tripping over.:)
#11
topbloke77
Yeah burglars love being lit up by a 500watt spot light as they climb thru windows. in fact they go out looking for houses with security lights, barbed wire fences (cos they keep the police out) and houses with alarms cos evryone knows they go off all the time so no-one checks on them..........:whistling:



Yeah, neighbours come running round to help defend property every time one of these lights come on....don't they? Burglars LIKE these lights, they can see what they are doing and nobody bats an eyelid when they come one.

And what IS that whistling face thing supposed to mean?
#12
And I guess you believe the alarm sound drowns out things when they kick the door down.

All security experts advocate and recommend them, so I'll take the advice of the experts ahead of a casual opinion myself, but each to their own. I prefer them largely because myself, wife and kids can see what they are doing entering of leaving the house and they feel safer doing so when the area is lit.

If it doesn't interest you, don't buy one. ...
#13
focaltucker
And I guess you believe the alarm sound drowns out things when they kick the door down.

All security experts advocate and recommend them, so I'll take the advice of the experts ahead of a casual opinion myself, but each to their own. I prefer them largely because myself, wife and kids can see what they are doing entering of leaving the house and they feel safer doing so when the area is lit.

If it doesn't interest you, don't buy one. ...


I haven't bought one. I haven't voted cold either.

I don't understand the reference to an alarm, I didn't mention alarms. That is a straw man. Nor did I say they weren't useful for lighting entrances (although 500W is overkill). All I did was mention that they are helpful to anyone who needs to see what they are doing when they are breaking in. I remember reading about it somewhere, another one of those 'security experts' had some figures on houses that were picked for break-ins having lights compared to others in the same area that didn't and were chosen less.
#14
androoski
I haven't bought one. I haven't voted cold either.

I don't understand the reference to an alarm, I didn't mention alarms. That is a straw man. Nor did I say they weren't useful for lighting entrances (although 500W is overkill). All I did was mention that they are helpful to anyone who needs to see what they are doing when they are breaking in. I remember reading about it somewhere, another one of those 'security experts' had some figures on houses that were picked for break-ins having lights compared to others in the same area that didn't and were chosen less.


Regardless of the possibility that people who generally have security lights can afford to look after their homes better and are therefore more likely to be targets?

Just because shark attacks increase when more ice creams are sold doesn't mean that ice creams attract sharks.
#15
Voted cold, global warming is made up and 'energy saving' products like this only perpetuate the lie....
#16
androoski
Yeah, neighbours come running round to help defend property every time one of these lights come on....don't they? Burglars LIKE these lights, they can see what they are doing and nobody bats an eyelid when they come one.

And what IS that whistling face thing supposed to mean?


They might see the burglar though and maybe even call the police. Im sure thats the purpose of these lights.
#17
I put a 500W one in a few weeks ago (£8 B&Q).

The neighbours love it.
banned#18
topbloke77
Yeah burglars love being lit up by a 500watt spot light as they climb thru windows. in fact they go out looking for houses with security lights, barbed wire fences (cos they keep the police out) and houses with alarms cos evryone knows they go off all the time so no-one checks on them..........:whistling:


Actually a fair bit of truth to your statement!
#19
dsuk
Voted cold, global warming is made up and 'energy saving' products like this only perpetuate the lie....



Well I'm voting hot because a 24 watt lamp is an awful lot cheaper to run than a half kilowatt one.

Not sure that they're enviromentally friendly though as energy saving lamps usually contain mercury.
#20
pghstochaj
Regardless of the possibility that people who generally have security lights can afford to look after their homes better and are therefore more likely to be targets?

Just because shark attacks increase when more ice creams are sold doesn't mean that ice creams attract sharks.


I know where you live....

;-)
#21
Voted Cold

The energy saving bulbs are not very good mine lasted two weeks tops, i replaced mine with a standard 200w.
#22
androoski
These are usually set up on the back of houses so that they automatically trigger when a heat source moves.

The burglars love these lights because it helps them see what they are doing, find implements etc.



what absolute tosh

I cant believe people spout this kind of ****

you might actually stop somebody installing what is a genuine crime reduction tool

think before you speak please
#23
I just hope that whoever buys one can install it properly. My neighbour has one that lights up the whole side of my house when he lets his dog out. Very thoughtful. :x
#24
I've got movement sensitive cameras watching my house with PIR lights, so at least I can see who's stealing the lights. There's a fingerprint lock on the door to my computer room so they can't take that too!

In my experience, you can shorten the time a triggered lights stays on for to reduce the power it uses. I suggest you get the most powerful one you can supply, and 500W halogen is good. Adn as previously posted, make sure you don't irritate neighbours! Only secure your own property.
#25
dsuk
Voted cold, global warming is made up and 'energy saving' products like this only perpetuate the lie....


Will you ever post a CONSTRUCTIVE comment??? :roll:

As for the other comments, Im sure that a burglar would not be put off by these things (or an alarm or pretty much anything bar an 8 stone Rottweiller), however, I like to be able to see whats going on when I hear a noise in the back garden/ take rubbish out (leftover kebab left in the kitchen bin over night stinks the place up so like to get it out before we go to bed) so for that reason alone Im voting this hot..
#26
One of my old teachers was very anti these things, saying that as most crime happens in the day, light obviously doesn't burglars. However, I think his being a keen amateur astronomer had something to do with that view!

Some interesting reading here though...

http://www.britastro.org/dark-skies/crime.html
#27
melted
Floodlights don't seem to put the burglars off around here - One night some years back, a burglar stole the 500 watt floodlight off a neighbours house, another thief that stole my door number wasn't put-off by the PIR floodlight above his head as he prised the number off the wall either.

I've long been meaning to knock together a PIR activated xenon strobe light, in the theory that a bright randomly flashing light would mess up a thief's night vision and hopefully have 'em tripping over.:)


Can't believe someone nicked your door number?!?!? whats the world coming to (assume it was decorative/ brass??)
#28
melted
Floodlights don't seem to put the burglars off around here - One night some years back, a burglar stole the 500 watt floodlight off a neighbours house, another thief that stole my door number wasn't put-off by the PIR floodlight above his head as he prised the number off the wall either.

I've long been meaning to knock together a PIR activated xenon strobe light, in the theory that a bright randomly flashing light would mess up a thief's night vision and hopefully have 'em tripping over.:)


Lets hope none of your burglars suffer from epilepsy.... Great Idea though! :-D
#29
melted
Floodlights don't seem to put the burglars off around here - One night some years back, a burglar stole the 500 watt floodlight off a neighbours house, another thief that stole my door number wasn't put-off by the PIR floodlight above his head as he prised the number off the wall either.


I got your number!!!

And I'm coming for your knocker!
:p
#30
I believe these are only 150W comparable. I have one above my garage and it says it will take upto 500w bulb. It comes with 24w energy saving bulb, it is bright enough for what i need it for. Dont drop it when installing it though as the case is only very cheap alloy and the slightest knock breaks the hinge.
#31
Good spot but energy-efficient bulbs take a while to warm up to full brightness, so if your only nipping out to the garage and want to avoid the cat/pothole/burglar, I'd agree with previous poster saying downgrade bulb to 150 or 200W. That way you get to see what you're doing and don't use 500W/ light up suburbia!
#32
Wingnut
I just hope that whoever buys one can install it properly. My neighbour has one that lights up the whole side of my house when he lets his dog out. Very thoughtful. :x


Yeah, one of my neighbours has some set up to floodlight his back-garden and my windows , I often have to hold up my hand to shield my eyes when I go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Thankfully he's stopped leaving them permanently lit up all night. ::roll::
#33
spann3rs
Lets hope none of your burglars suffer from epilepsy.... Great Idea though! :-D


Why would you hope that?? If some one breaks into my house I would love to catch them having a fit on the floor :-D
#34
melted
Not sure that they're enviromentally friendly though as energy saving lamps usually contain mercury.


So do your dental fillings! Assuming you have some fillings, amalgam and not composite of course. :thumbsup:
#35
crazyhorse
So do your dental fillings! Assuming you have some fillings, amalgam and not composite of course. :thumbsup:


True, but they don't get thrown in the bin and end up in landfill after just a few months use.
#36
frakison
Will you ever post a CONSTRUCTIVE comment??? :roll: ..



Doubtful....but i will give it a go, hows about this light?

Spot Light 150W Black PIR Photocell Floodlight

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/47419/Lighting-Lamps/Floodlights/Controlled-Floodlighting/Spot-Light-150W-Black-PIR-Photocell-Floodlight

67p cheaper & 6 times the watts
:whistling:
#37
melted
Yeah, one of my neighbours has some set up to floodlight his back-garden and my windows , I often have to hold up my hand to shield my eyes when I go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Thankfully he's stopped leaving them permanently lit up all night. ::roll::


Yeah, but now you have no excuse for missing the bowl. LOL
#38
crazyhorse
So do your dental fillings! Assuming you have some fillings, amalgam and not composite of course. :thumbsup:


Yes did you watch 'Tonight' on ITV last week? Very interesting.
#39
Derek_Duval
Yes did you watch 'Tonight' on ITV last week? Very interesting.


The debate has been running for a while. Watched some of the show whilst doing the TV Choice crossword.

Suppose if someone had more fillings than Spud-U-Like then that might be of concern.
#40
frakison
Can't believe someone nicked your door number?!?!? whats the world coming to (assume it was decorative/ brass??)


No, it was a 10" turned wooden one with translucent numbers illuminated by something like 100 LEDs, that I'd made because visitors often had trouble finding our house in the dark.

I can't imagine whoever stole it had any use for it, even if they lived at the right number, it would have made their house very easy for the police to find!

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