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Energy Saving LED GU10 lightbulbs 4 pack £5.00 - Instore @ B&Q

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Hi Folks, I have been looking around for these to replace my halogens that keep blowing up! They are marked as 4 for £10, but when we took them to the till they came down to £5 for 4 - if you sp… Read More
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8y, 6m agoFound 8 years, 6 months ago
Hi Folks,

I have been looking around for these to replace my halogens that keep blowing up!

They are marked as 4 for £10, but when we took them to the till they came down to £5 for 4 - if you spend over £50 you get an extra 15% off too! Making them £4.25 for 4.

Hope this helps someone

All the best,
Ash
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#1
Not voted either way, but I have had these for free from the energy companies, and they are not far from this price (and cheaper) in most places now.

BTW. The halogen bulbs have a habit of blowing here too (and in my mother-in-laws house in Ireland), they blow the fuses when they go too.
#2
If these are LED rather than CFT then a good price I think.
1 Like #3
Yes if these are GU10 bulbs that is a great price.

GU10
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GU10 led
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banned#4
these energy saving lightbulbs...............i wonder how much energy it takes to make them compared to the normal ones...........hmmm
#5
I was looking for these a few months ago but could only find the twinpacks (they have them online), in my local stores.

I would invest in a few packs of these if I could find them.
#6
davedave3
these energy saving lightbulbs...............i wonder how much energy it takes to make them compared to the normal ones...........hmmm


Maybe but they use about 10% as much as a normal bulb and last up to 30,000 hours.
#7
Good price for these but I doubt if they will provide as much light as the conventional GU10 bulbs. Probably OK for decorative lighting but not for main light.
#8
scotty2;3869871
Good price for these but I doubt if they will provide as much light as the conventional GU10 bulbs. Probably OK for decorative lighting but not for main light.

that's been my experience - replacing kitchen halogens with LEDs - missus made me change them back as they only give under unit or background light - shame .
Having said that - HOT if you need them/can use them.:thumbsup:
#9
These have 20 LEDs - I haven't managed to make it home yet (still at the parents for christmas) so I can't comment on how good the light is - but we are down to 1 bulb out of 8 in the hall so I imagine it'll be better than that :). They claim it'll last 15 times longer than a conventional halogen and uses 90% less energy - i assume they are 3.5W in that case.

Previously the cheapest i've seen them is £2.50 each.

All the best,
Ash
#10
hi all

I would also be interested to know if these bulbs will be bright enough in our kitchen

PD
#11
If you have a alight fitting that takes four of these, then use 2 x 'normal' 50w bulbs and 2 x LED bulbs. Nearly half the price to run and just as bright (nearly!)
#12
I can confirm that these are 4 for £5 . I have just shot to b&q and I was looking through the bulbs and they had them in packs of two for £8.98 white or blue. It took a while to find these 4 pack ones they are in green box's in one of those big cardboard boxes by the lamp shades. I bought 10 packs because I have 36 of these fittings upstairs and in the loft conversion [went mad a few years back fitting these lights every where lol] they use 90% less power than normal bulbs and are in two colours White & Blue. Not tested any yet as only just got back.These are no good for dimmers so it looks like I will have to change them too now lol. They are the 20 led type. Thanks for the heads up on these I think they are a bargain at £5 for 4 or less if you spend £50:)

:Edit: I never thought my bargain buy in the sales would be light bulbs lol.
#13
Would like to replace my halogen bulbs, but I think they are GU50 going from memory.
#14
Just put them in the bathroom, five bulbs that where 50 watts each to these. They are no where near as bright as the normal bulbs but seam to give off a warm kind of light. I can't realy tell how good or bad they are untill it goes dark. Must admit the wife never looked to impressed [she likes a bright bathroom]. I might have to change one or two back to normal bulbs later lol. As for the rest of the rooms I don't mind if it is not as bright as normal and the kids have a habbit of leaving their lights on, two rooms have eight fittings with 50 watt bulbs in that's 400 watts each room down to about 10 watts each room these are only 1.2 watts each.
#15
voted hot, but I will wait for a few more to be tested as we have 15 in our lounge. if they are not bright enough it would be pointless:thumbsup:
#16
Also, consider replacing your originals one by one as they die, so that you don't get a total shock at the new light level - and keep some of the old too, so that you've got the best of both worlds.
#17
As an electrical engineer I have some knowledge of these lamps. Thye use very low current/power around one/two watts. On the down side, even the white lamps give a very blue light which is in my view very dim , about the same a normal old type filament lamp of 10 – 15 watts. In my view not much good in a kitchen even if you have 20 of them.

Of more use are the fluorescent ones that use the same technology as the energy saving lamps we now all use. However these need to be rated at about 11watts to give any where near the light of a 50watt GU10. On the down this type is loads of money, at about 6-9 pounds and don’t give the crisp bright white light that u get from a halogen GU10

hope this of use
#18
Are these dimmable?
#19
JayMistry
Are these dimmable?



No, you cannot dim ay LED lights.
#20
Reporting back after testing in the dark. These things will take some getting use to. It is like a warm blueish light that still lights the room up but just not bright. After saying that I do feel much better knowing that they cost almost nothing to run compared to my normal ones. I was forever shouting to turn the lights off but with these they can leave them on 24/7 for all i care. I have been told that GU10 fluorescent bulbs are much better and are dimmable but they are quite expensive . Looked on Ebay you can get 5 fior £20 + delivery £3.99...
http://www.rapidonline.com/productinfo.aspx?&tier1=Electrical+&+Power&tier2=Elect+Prod+&+Lighting&tier3=Lighting&tier4=GU10+Smooth+dimming&moduleno=80821&catRef=23-4295

Verdict is.
They are an unusual replacement that will do the job but if I could afford the electric I would of stuck to my normal ones. After saying that though my normal ones take 1.650kw to run these will only take under 50 w. The mrs said they can stay as long as I put a light above the mirror in the bathroom for putting makeup on etc.
#21
i bought some led gu10 of fleabay and they didnt last as long as expected. Although the leds never went the circuitry inside blew in about a month in a couple of them therefor no light. yep and light so dim even out of the 3 watt ones that old halogen ones had to be put back in alternative spaces just to get some light back into the room. certainly did'nt live up to expectations.
#22
These bulbs are so dim I had to return mine; they're really only suitable as a secondary light source in a room.

Make it so.

Soth 8-)
#23
They are not bright at all, I've several of these sitting in cupboard as OH never liked them (eventhough she pays for electricity) :)
#24
alert

Of more use are the fluorescent ones that use the same technology as the energy saving lamps we now all use. However these need to be rated at about 11watts to give any where near the light of a 50watt GU10. On the down this type is loads of money, at about 6-9 pounds and don’t give the crisp bright white light that u get from a halogen GU10
hope this of use


I can confirm what 'alert' is saying here.

I am currently using 5 of the 11 watt fluorescent gu10 bulbs in our kitchen and they are 'just about' as bright as the halogen gu 10 bulbs. They are about 8 quid each in B and Q

I did try the 9 watt version of the fluorescent gu 10 bulbs but they just weren't bright enough. 11 Watts are fine though.
If I could get my wattage down further by buying LED gu 10's, and they were as bright as the 11 watt fluorescent bulbs, then I would

PD
#25
I have 10 of these on the outside of my house in the roof soffits of a bungalow - great for low level unobtrusive light. 1.2 watts each so at 12 wats total 10 lights still less than most energy saving bulbs.
I would love to put these in my kitchen but they are just not bright enough - I know you can get GU10's with many more LED's and would be interested in testing these inside the house.
Still voted hot though - good price
#26
scotty2
Good price for these but I doubt if they will provide as much light as the conventional GU10 bulbs. Probably OK for decorative lighting but not for main light.


Ditto this. Bought the 4 pack from B&Q at took them straight back. Used them in our kitchen light fitting (it's a small kitchen) and it was like being in a cave!

Although they have a tendency to blow, will use the halogens until they can come up with a better low energy alternative.

Mottmania
#27
I have 60 leds version and they are useless no bright and hae a funny yellow colour on them save your money for your bill they not as good as they seem and the life is poor changed 2 light in 3months so is all commercial ****.
Will wait till they make something better to really save your energy and got enough brightness!
#28
I'm not an electrician but did scan read a trade article on LED lighting recently. Apparently the super bright LEDs are starting to become available but are still very expensive (I know these are used a lot in diving torches and are very bright). I think they said Phillips have used them exclusively in lighting their new office. I think it's just a case of waiting until the price comes down and in a few years (or maybe less), we'll all be using them.

I hope this helps.
#29
http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/Department/DeptInfo/News/Pioneer_CJH/PioneerIssue01.pdf#CJH

You can not make white LED's they are acutally blue ones which are coated to make them look white. Its not about making them superbright more like understanding why GaN LED's actually work and making them defect free.
#30
dan73
I'm not an electrician but did scan read a trade article on LED lighting recently. Apparently the super bright LEDs are starting to become available but are still very expensive (I know these are used a lot in diving torches and are very bright). I think they said Phillips have used them exclusively in lighting their new office. I think it's just a case of waiting until the price comes down and in a few years (or maybe less), we'll all be using them.

I hope this helps.


http://www.prismaecat.lighting.philips.com/Whirlwind_Images/SSL%20Ind_Fam/LEDREFRE/SPPR4_LEDREFRE_GU10.GIF

Aye, these are the ones Phillips Master 7W same fitment as 11w CFL and hopefully a bit less voltage sensitive.
1 Like #31
These are great lights though, as mentioned, light output is roughly 15 watt tungsten equivalent. I recommend these for decorative\night lighting. I also use 3 watt LED GU10 in my hall, kitchen and shower room and find them to be a suitable alternative to 50w GU10. I dislike the yellow light given off by tungsten light compared to the white\blue from LED or 4000k fluorescent.
Bear in mind, although the 3w LED GU10 (I use dealextreme SKU13666 - $14) give off 35-45w equivalent they are much more directional than tungsten GU10.
I'm just about to replace my kitchen GU10 fittings to a modified R80 fitting to use Varilight dimmable 20w fluorescent lamps as I couldn't find a GU10 lamp I was happy with...
50w tungsten - too yellow, expensive to run, fail frequently
11w CFL - nice alternative, crisp white light(not to everyones liking), harsh to look at(I'm picky)
1.5w LED - too dim
3w LED - good if narrow spot suits, copes with dimmers though not dimmable
Varilight 20w dimmable have had a big impact in my home of late, love the dimmable LE lamp, if only they would make them in 3500\4000K colour I'd be set (they are 2700K - tungsten yellow).
http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/LADF20BC.html?utm_source=froogle for more info.
#32
Hi Guys, I work as a consultant advising companies on energy and energy efficiencies and have tried both the LED and CF type GU10 downlighters. The LED lamps are no where near bright enough so they are a non starter for main lighting in a room (say the kitchen) but they could be used very well for mood lighting as mentioned before in the soffit of a conservatory say.

The CF lamps are better they give out a decent light and you can get them in 2 colours, warm or cool. They can even be used with a dimmer now, but these lamps are very expensive and do not last anywhere near as long as the 10,000 or 15,000 hours stated (probably coser to 3000)
You will also either need to buy new fittings to accomodate the lamp, or modify the ones you have (cut the back of the lamp holder)

I would recommend ensuring your lights are off when not required and buying long life standard GU10 lamps until the technology improves the reliability of the CF lamps, or the lux output of the LED ones. An example of the long life standard GU10 lamp is below

http://www.lowenergygu10.co.uk/products/Dimmable+Light+Bulbs/Dimmable+Halogen+Bulbs/GU10+35W+Xenon+240V+5000H++Extra+Long+Life/53393909
#33
yourwelcome.co.uk ... £11.99 for a box of ten, delivered ;-)
#34
HappyasLarry
yourwelcome.co.uk ... £11.99 for a box of ten, delivered ;-)



Link please

I can only find them @ 30 or more GBP £ 4.00 that is each one..

The ones from B&Q work out to £1.07 each with the 15% off
#35
I put 8 in our kitchen to replace GU10 halogen, the wife did not like the light nor did I, plus the type I bought had 36 led's.

http://host.jwcinc.net/3323045/bulb/36gu10mr16s-1.jpg
http://host.jwcinc.net/3323045/bulb/36gu10mr16s-1.jpg
#36
I wouldn't bother with any LED domestic lightbulb replacement that uses 3mm or 5mm leds to provide the light.

On the other hand, if you get one of the ones built around a 3w luxeon emitter or similar, the light will be approximately the same as an 11w compact fluourescent, but whiter/bluer. Those are not so common yet, though you can get them from dealextreme or other similar export sites.
#37
Got 8 '60 led' gu10s in the kitchen and I find them a little too dull, they give off a silvery blue light, but I've gone from using 400 watts to 20 watts so will put up with them :)

Very good find though :thumbsup:
#38
Good to see a thread turn into a very informative thread here.
#39
Gold1e
Reporting back after testing in the dark. These things will take some getting use to. It is like a warm blueish light that still lights the room up but just not bright. After saying that I do feel much better knowing that they cost almost nothing to run compared to my normal ones. I was forever shouting to turn the lights off but with these they can leave them on 24/7 for all i care. I have been told that GU10 fluorescent bulbs are much better and are dimmable but they are quite expensive . Looked on Ebay you can get 5 fior £20 + delivery £3.99...
http://www.rapidonline.com/productinfo.aspx?&tier1=Electrical+&+Power&tier2=Elect+Prod+&+Lighting&tier3=Lighting&tier4=GU10+Smooth+dimming&moduleno=80821&catRef=23-4295

Verdict is.
They are an unusual replacement that will do the job but if I could afford the electric I would of stuck to my normal ones. After saying that though my normal ones take 1.650kw to run these will only take under 50 w. The mrs said they can stay as long as I put a light above the mirror in the bathroom for putting makeup on etc.

Leave them turned off and you'll save even more - and won't make much difference to the light!

Seriously, these really are not replacements for the normal 50W bulbs - they're way too dim. If you want light and economy in a kitchen it's probably time to go back to a flourescent tube!

That said, if you just want them for the decorative effect this is a fantastic price. Over £5 each when I looked earlier in the year.
#40
These are terrible as lights (led`s), I`ve swapped over to the mini Fluro Gu10`s, these are better..
I moved to the LED 1`s before moving again to the Fluro`s.

The Gu10`s in the kitchen ( Fitment had 6 lights) has now changed back to an energy efficent fluorescent Strip Light.

Voted Cold..

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