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GU10 Halogen Bulb- 6 Pack Argos Value Range £4.99

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6y, 10m agoFound 6 years, 10 months ago
I was buying the Tesco Value range GU10 bulb, @ £1.60 each, until I came across this 6 pack at Argos... seem to have good reviews, i'm pleased with them
*I have read on this site that Poundland sell these cheaper, however, for people like me who don't have a poundland close, I thought this was worth posting*

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Lumen output 6001m.

Life of bulb 2000hrs.

50 watts.

Suitable for use with a dimmer switch.

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#1
http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/61-4327538aSPA72UC580596M.jpg

:thumbsup:
#2
have some heat even though there isnt 1 in my vicinity

edit: could have sworn this said asda before......i have argos in every direction
#3
for some, it may be better to go to costco as:-
12 50W ones are about £6 inc vat
12 25W are about £7.50 inc vat
they are branded - not sire on make though

also asda sell these cheapish - cant remember exact amount be around £2-3 for 3
banned#4
I never pay more than 20p each for these!
loads of outlets/sellers stay clear of the high st.rip off merchants.
[helper]#5
I think this is really cold tbh.

These used to be VERY expensive 3 or 4 years ago or so but now they have come down in price significantly. In fact Home Bargains do these for 49p each. I actually picked up a pack of 4 in Poundstretcher for 99p yesterday but they were not for me so can't comment on the quality - but point is I wouldn't pay much more than 49p a bulb.
#6
I couldn't find any in home bargains.. I don't have a poundstretcher near me or poundland, so if somebody posted this deal with the stores listed above, I would have to choose Argos, hence why I posted this deal!.
#7
V Cold (but not when they are on), don't buy any more Halogen ones, 7W energy efficient GU10's are £5 (regularly on offer for £2.50 at Tesco and 6000 hrs life equiv to 35W) and just work out how much you will save, I saved my friend over £180 a year by replacing her 12 x 50W ones in her salon (based on 40 hours usage per week and 20p per unit). That was after taking the £30 off for the lamps, she also prefers the light from these. People put 10 of these in kitchens nowabays and don't realise how much they actually cost to run. If you can afford the outlay think about the 4W LED ones that have just come out, 15 year life I think.
banned#8
Radar1972
V Cold (but not when they are on), don't buy any more Halogen ones, 7W energy efficient GU10's are £5 (regularly on offer for £2.50 at Tesco and 6000 hrs life equiv to 35W) and just work out how much you will save, I saved my friend over £180 a year by replacing her 12 x 50W ones in her salon (based on 40 hours usage per week and 20p per unit). That was after taking the £30 off for the lamps, she also prefers the light from these. People put 10 of these in kitchens nowabays and don't realise how much they actually cost to run. If you can afford the outlay think about the 4W LED ones that have just come out, 15 year life I think.


please supply your calculation, this appears to be utter nonsense!
a £180 per annum saving on 12 lamps!!
1 Like #9
bulkomuff
please supply your calculation, this appears to be utter nonsense!
a £180 per annum saving on 12 lamps!!

Radar1972 has got it right :

the new bulbs use 43W less each than the old ones and there are 12 of them, so 43*12 = 516W
40 hours per week = 516*40 Watt/Hours = 20,640 Watt Hours, or 20.64 KwH
52 weeks in a year = 20.64 * 52 KwH = 1,073.28 KwH

1 unit = 1 KwH, so units saved = 1,073.28

@ 20p per unit, this equates to £214.66 per annum, less the £30 for the lamps = a saving of £184.66 in the first year !

The only thing I would say is electricity can be got a lot cheaper than 20p per unit.
#10
I bought the energy saving ones from Tesco £5 each but bogof so £2.50 each and last 6000hrs
#11
How good are the energy saving ones? Just moved house and have 18 of these damn things in the house, but when I saw LED ones in B&Q they were 2w and all said 'to replace 8w bulbs'. 8w I thought, but mine are 50w! Will any LED one work in any GU10 fitting?
#12
Sadly the energy saving and LED ones are hopeless. You can save money turning lights off and the difference isn't that great! I hate gloomy lights.

They are very inefficient in terms of light output as they turn too much into heat - but at this time of year and much of the rest of the year that helps heat the house and saves on other heating so it's not as bad as the calculations suggest.

It's 2 for a Pound at Poundland BTW.
#13
asda £5 FOR 9 (3X3PACK)
#14
a8flc
you can get 5w single bulb led GU10 (not the multi led type), they as bright as the 50w GU10, but very expense £20 upward each.

You speak through your bottom sir! Maybe that's why you write so badly too?

A 5W energy saving GU10 will give nothing like the equivalent of 50W. The most optimistic will claim 80% saving, making it a 25W equivalent, but we all know now those claims are, shall we say, 'optimistic'.

They are 'only' about £8 though (and falling)!
banned#15
Besford;7524163
Sadly the energy saving and LED ones are hopeless. You can save money turning lights off and the difference isn't that great! I hate gloomy lights.

They are very inefficient in terms of light output as they turn too much into heat - but at this time of year and much of the rest of the year that helps heat the house and saves on other heating so it's not as bad as the calculations suggest.

It's 2 for a Pound at Poundland BTW.

I have just put 11W LED ones in (£2.50 each from tescos). Just as bright as my old 50W GU10's after the initial couple of minutes warmup phase. Maybe you tried old ones as they seem to be a lot better now.
#16
csiman
I have just put 11W LED ones in (£2.50 each from tescos). Just as bright as my old 50W GU10's after the initial couple of minutes warmup phase. Maybe you tried old ones as they seem to be a lot better now.

11W = claimed equivalent of 55W so they may be fine (I'd give 'em a try if my Tesco ever had any), but a8flc was claiming this for 5W and £20. Don't you tire of people on here who talk complete rubbish?

BTW I don't think they're LED (they really are just for decoration - but when the technology is sorted they are probably the real long term answer).
banned#17
Besford;7526291
11W = claimed equivalent of 55W so they may be fine (I'd give 'em a try if my Tesco ever had any), but a8flc was claiming this for 5W and £20. Don't you tire of people on here who talk complete rubbish?

BTW I don't think they're LED (they really are just for decoration - but when the technology is sorted they are probably the real long term answer).

I agree about the rubbish mentioned earlier.


Mine said LED on the box :thinking:

Claimed 11W each but my energy monitor only registered 50W in total when I had 6 full on. A lot better than the 300W beforehand lol
#18
csiman
I agree about the rubbish mentioned earlier.


Mine said LED on the box :thinking:

Claimed 11W each but my energy monitor only registered 50W in total when I had 6 full on. A lot better than the 300W beforehand lol

Thanks again. I'll go and have another look in Tesco when I've cleared the snow.
#19
Hmm, will have a look in Tesco then. Cheers for that :)
#20
Besford
You speak through your bottom sir! Maybe that's why you write so badly too?

A 5W energy saving GU10 will give nothing like the equivalent of 50W. The most optimistic will claim 80% saving, making it a 25W equivalent, but we all know now those claims are, shall we say, 'optimistic'.

They are 'only' about £8 though (and falling)!


I http://www.bltdirect.com/product.php?pid=10206

I would like to know where to get 5w single led for £8?, can you forward the website for me please.
banned#21
Besford;7526630
Thanks again. I'll go and have another look in Tesco when I've cleared the snow.

I think I'm getting confused now as the ones I bought were these so they are in fact 7W and not LED but do the job well for £2.50 each (now £5 I think)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/279994/energy-saving-cfl-bulb-gu10-7w-equi
#22
I think I'm getting confused now as the ones I bought were these so they are in fact 7W and not LED but do the job well for £2.50 each (now £5 I think)

csiman

Thank you for confirming that these energy efficient ones are good, we use them and they are great as does our friend, I just wish people would only try them first withough dising them.

Radar1972 has got it right :

the new bulbs use 43W less each than the old ones and there are 12 of them, so 43*12 = 516W
40 hours per week = 516*40 Watt/Hours = 20,640 Watt Hours, or 20.64 KwH
52 weeks in a year = 20.64 * 52 KwH = 1,073.28 KwH

1 unit = 1 KwH, so units saved = 1,073.28

@ 20p per unit, this equates to £214.66 per annum, less the £30 for the lamps = a saving of £184.66 in the first year !

The only thing I would say is electricity can be got a lot cheaper than 20p per unit.


Thanks bigbigblue, cred added, I've only just logged back on so you saved me having to educate again. We have 8.3p units which gives about £90 a year saving.
#23
csiman
I have just put 11W LED ones in (£2.50 each from tescos). Just as bright as my old 50W GU10's after the initial couple of minutes warmup phase. Maybe you tried old ones as they seem to be a lot better now.


Aware of how much my 50W GU10s in my kitchen cost to run, I decided to compare a few different makes/colour-temperature of 11W energy savers. My first impressions were good, they gave a nice bright light and I Knew they were saving me money. It wasn't long before this changed, however...

As I wander round my kitchen now, there are the inviting, bright, warmly lit areas under the halogens and then there are the dark dingy areas underneath the energy savers,where few dare to venture in case they bump into something!

They say energy saving bulbs have a 6000 hour life, don't make me laugh! It's 300 hours of life and 5700 hours of miserable hanging on waiting for them to die:lol:
#24
you could run a 46 inch lcd tv ,cheaper than runing 4 off these
banned#25
bigcheese1;7536206
Aware of how much my 50W GU10s in my kitchen cost to run, I decided to compare a few different makes/colour-temperature of 11W energy savers. My first impressions were good, they gave a nice bright light and I Knew they were saving me money. It wasn't long before this changed, however...

As I wander round my kitchen now, there are the inviting, bright, warmly lit areas under the halogens and then there are the dark dingy areas underneath the energy savers,where few dare to venture in case they bump into something!

They say energy saving bulbs have a 6000 hour life, don't make me laugh! It's 300 hours of life and 5700 hours of miserable hanging on waiting for them to die:lol:

guess you have bought a bad brand as mine are fine. :thumbsup:
#26
hopefully irrelevant but Maplins have branded Eveready 50W GU10 Halogen Lamps 10 Pack for £9.99

those are the 2000 HR rated ones and not the cheaper 1000 HR economy / tesco value ones that can blow before they are supposed to. while you might be able to find cheaper 2000 HR bulbs else where, my preference is for branded bulbs at a fair price.

whatever you do don't pay full price in supermarkets because they are in cahoots with carbon bs. I like bulbs that provide heat and warm light, especially as there has been no sun for 5 days + now!!!
#27
tek-monkey
How good are the energy saving ones? Just moved house and have 18 of these damn things in the house, but when I saw LED ones in B&Q they were 2w and all said 'to replace 8w bulbs'. 8w I thought, but mine are 50w! Will any LED one work in any GU10 fitting?


I've got 4 bulb light 2 energy and 2 normal bulbs I've replaced the normal ones about 3 times and energy ones still going, but keep forgetting to but them when I'm in Tesco
#28
bigcheese1
Aware of how much my 50W GU10s in my kitchen cost to run, I decided to compare a few different makes/colour-temperature of 11W energy savers. My first impressions were good, they gave a nice bright light and I Knew they were saving me money. It wasn't long before this changed, however...

As I wander round my kitchen now, there are the inviting, bright, warmly lit areas under the halogens and then there are the dark dingy areas underneath the energy savers,where few dare to venture in case they bump into something!

They say energy saving bulbs have a 6000 hour life, don't make me laugh! It's 300 hours of life and 5700 hours of miserable hanging on waiting for them to die:lol:


:lol:

I think LEDs are low energy and bright - but obviously not instant start... not had any first hand experience of them...

When replacing tungsten you need to allow 3:1 (and not 5:1 the all the energy saving propoganda charts show) - so to replace 60W tungsten you really need a 20w energy saver.
If the same is true with halogens that'd explain your dingy areas under the 11w energy savers....

Of course you could rip out all those halogens and replace them all with a nice 60w flourescent tube :whistling:
#29
bigbigblue;7522300
Radar1972 has got it right :

the new bulbs use 43W less each than the old ones and there are 12 of them, so 43*12 = 516W
40 hours per week = 516*40 Watt/Hours = 20,640 Watt Hours, or 20.64 KwH
52 weeks in a year = 20.64 * 52 KwH = 1,073.28 KwH

1 unit = 1 KwH, so units saved = 1,073.28

@ 20p per unit, this equates to £214.66 per annum, less the £30 for the lamps = a saving of £184.66 in the first year !

The only thing I would say is electricity can be got a lot cheaper than 20p per unit.


doesnt sound right to me....i have 12 bulbs, some are 50w...and using calculation our 12 bulbs equate to approx 30% of our total electric bill....so near 1/3rd of our electric bill = 12 bulbs and the remaining 2/3's= 100+ electrcial items
#30
doesnt sound right to me....i have 12 bulbs, some are 50w...and using calculation our 12 bulbs equate to approx 30% of our total electric bill....so near 1/3rd of our electric bill = 12 bulbs and the remaining 2/3's= 100+ electrcial items


royals, check your cost per unit and ON time, the above is correct, checked lots of times, she has a business and therefore has to pay more for her units at 20p, I hope everyone else is closer to 8p for the cheaper units. Also you say some are 50W, I imagine that the rest are 35W, can you tell the difference between them, I keep getting feedback that many can't, don't know myself because I've had energy efficints for 2.5 years now and apart from the originals that came from B&Q in a cheap set the rest have lasted, the B&Q ones lasted literally a few months?
#31
wombat6025
:lol:

I think LEDs are low energy and bright - but obviously not instant start... not had any first hand experience of them...

When replacing tungsten you need to allow 3:1 (and not 5:1 the all the energy saving propoganda charts show) - so to replace 60W tungsten you really need a 20w energy saver.
If the same is true with halogens that'd explain your dingy areas under the 11w energy savers....

Of course you could rip out all those halogens and replace them all with a nice 60w flourescent tube :whistling:


Agree with you about the propaganda charts. A 20W or even a 17W energy saver would be nice, but unfortunately even some of the 11s are too big to actualy locate in the light fitting! Some of us might consider this a bit of a problem, 'though I'm sure the eco-warriors out there will overlook this charming 'foible'. ;-)
#32
Took the plunge and ordered these, I know they stick out a bit but hopefully they'll be OK. I may still keep a halogen 50w aimed at the cooker if the light isn't up to scratch.
#33
Great deal and just grabbed a box - thanks to OP. H & R left :-)

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