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LED Bulbs - £5.99 @ LIDL

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6y, 5d agoFound 6 years, 5 days ago
Be interested what people think to these?

I would imagine they omit alot brighter, cleaner output but has anyone used them?

* With 15 bright LEDs in each bulb
* Rated life (hrs): 25,000
* Choose from:
- GU10, 3W
- MR16 GU5, 3W
- E14, 3W
- E27, 3W


http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/SID-7AA70261-BB46D052/lidl_uk/hs.xsl/index_17284.htm
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#1
Let's hope the negative voters get enough confidence to leave comments at some point!
#2
blodnik
Let's hope the negative voters get enough confidence to leave comments at some point!


That would be very helpful :)
2 Likes #3
dont bother when they had this deal on last time i went and got there just as they opened
found the bulbs they had 2 yes just 2 of each type what a joke
2 Likes #4
had one GU10 3W with 20 leds for 2 hours then return to argos.....

can't even see my fingers....
1 Like #5
Good price for 3w. Are these 'warm light' ?
1 Like #6
Very low brightness on these and at 5.99 a pop they arn't cheap!!!
#7
I'd say these are very well priced as I paid about £8 for some off DX last year. Perfect for under counter lights and I've also replaced my garden lights with LEDs instead of 50 Watt MR16s.
#8
As not all LED bulbs are created equal... Do they specify the:
- Light output (lumens)
- Colour reproduction index (%)
- Beam angle (degrees)

Suspect they might rate rather low...

Would be a good price if they were high end.
#9
£5.99 for a lightbulb!! gotta be kidding me.
Cold
#10
loopie - Jan 18, 2011 13:19
I've also replaced my garden lights with LEDs instead of 50 Watt MR16s.

I have Moon Lighting in my garden it's very reasonable on running costs ;)
#11
Just need to know if they can work on AC and DC like the DX lights, if so I'll be purchasing more as all my garden lights are now working off a solar panel linked to a 12 volt battery, and to be able to do this you need to get LED lights as normal lights would drain the battery too fast.
#12
They're only 3W, so they will be quite dull, I have 5W, and although they're bright to look at, they don't cast much light in the room, better for direct spotlighting.

Phillips do some brighter bulbs, like 10W, but they're really expensive in B&Q.
#13
jaysonic
loopie - Jan 18, 2011 13:19
I've also replaced my garden lights with LEDs instead of 50 Watt MR16s.


I have Moon Lighting in my garden it's very reasonable on running costs ;)


Well you could say my garden lights are Sun powered then!
#14
whats the score with these leds?, contacted an ebayer for some but he said they wouldn't work with the transformer on my halogen light in kitchen?
1 Like #15
Well if these are the same ones that they had a few years ago, then i wasted quite a bit of money on them.
My house has the 50W 12V spots in many places across the ceiling (each on it's own transformer). I had the bright (sorry about the pun) idea of replacing them with these LED ones. Most flickered and burned out after a short while leaving only 1 or 2 of the LED's in each bulb working. Don;t think that the low voltage ones cope well with the heat of a ceiling mount.
So, if you are considering these for the same purpose as I was, then my advise would be don;t bother, you'll end up spending a lot of money and then puttin ghte normal bulbs back in again :(
2 Likes #16
alanino64
£5.99 for a lightbulb!! gotta be kidding me.Cold

Yeah expensive, can't wait for them to drop a bit further. I have 23 x 50w downlighters in my house downstairs (previous owner installed them)....leave all the lights on and I'm burning 1000+Watts!!!
#17
I bought a General Electric 12 LED GU10 1W 220-240V 12000hrs Decor White that is expected to last for 12 years if used 2.7 hours per day for £4 @ Asda several months ago & it is a very bright white light. It came in a small box & not he blister pack type. I used mine as a desktop task light & it runs very cool.

- Light output (lumens) :5500K
- Colour reproduction index (%) : White Light
- Beam angle (degrees) : 20 degrees

This is the closest thing I could find, http://www.gelighting.com/na/business_lighting/products/led/73153.htm

Seen the Tesco one but looks like to be one big LED projector type for £5 each which could have a more focus direct light beam. Not got one to try though.


Edited By: veedubjai on Jan 18, 2011 13:48
#18
Lilmonkey
Well if these are the same ones that they had a few years ago, then i wasted quite a bit of money on them.My house has the 50W 12V spots in many places across the ceiling (each on it's own transformer). I had the bright (sorry about the pun) idea of replacing them with these LED ones. Most flickered and burned out after a short while leaving only 1 or 2 of the LED's in each bulb working. Don;t think that the low voltage ones cope well with the heat of a ceiling mount.So, if you are considering these for the same purpose as I was, then my advise would be don;t bother, you'll end up spending a lot of money and then puttin ghte normal bulbs back in again :(
These are very good bulbs and are fantastic for the price as they typically range between £8 and £15.
I think 3w is equal to a 50w halogen downlighter.....but the only problem is that they say they will typically just plug straight in, but many will blow soon after time as the 12v transformer that you will have already to run the bulbs will be unstable and the leds will not cope.

looking at the bulb design these are the superbright design and are v.good but could just be a waste of money to some people....especially as the poundshop now stock mr16 halogen bulbs.

Edited By: 0n1 on Jan 18, 2011 13:38
#19
I have these exact bulbs last time they were on offer in the summer. I purchased them in conjunction with two different GU10 spotlights all holding 3 of these bulbs each. I cannot comment on what the old bulbs were like as I never tried them, just used these.

They give off a good light, we have a small kitchen and a 3 strip of spotlights provides good lighting were it is spotting and decent overall room light. Again the bedroom spotlights do a similar thing.

Not sure a single bulb E14 might be like.

Word of warning, as with any LIDL or ALDI offer and said before, get there early. I bought all 6 of the GU10 light bulbs last time this offer was on and I was there when the shop opened. I doubt they'll have many

PS Hot from me
#20
I had no option but to fit these bulbs on a new extension in my house due to building regs.I think people who are voting cold should actually go away and do a bit of research as I paid £10 each and I needed 12!!And that was cheap.
The only bit of advice I would give is to check whether they are warm white or cool white, as I am led to believe the cool white do have a blue tinge to them and also go one brightness level above what is recommended as they are slightly dimmer.Furthermore I was told these cost a tenth of the price to run and last for quite a few years.Hot from me,but its a pity they are only 3W.
#21
One more thing I think a lot of these won't work with a dimmer switch.
#22
I'd say 3W will be closer to 20/35 watt halogen than 50 Watt
#23
Hot for me !
I have 22 downlights all with 50w gu10s and have just started to replace with Kosnic led 4w and they are bright !! don't be put off by the wattage the price is great like dazzyb93 says the ones I have bought have been between £10 & £14 !!
#24
No wont work with Dimmer that will damage then apparently :-)
#25
dazzyb93
One more thing I think a lot of these won't work with a dimmer switch.

Why not? I don't see any reason why they shouldn't? dimmer switch is just a pot, LED works fine as long as the voltage is >their required voltage.
#26
Im waiting untill they become cheaper.
2 Likes #27
rash
dazzyb93
One more thing I think a lot of these won't work with a dimmer switch.


Why not? I don't see any reason why they shouldn't? dimmer switch is just a pot, LED works fine as long as the voltage is >their required voltage.


Actually most dimmers aren't Pots. They use Thyristors or Triacs. They work by cutting off a portion of the power 50 times a second. This is why you can't use most LED bulbs or Energy Saving flourescents, They demand a constant current.

If you're interested more info HERE.
#28
These give very little light, from what I've seen you'd need about 5 to replace one normal 50w halogen. At this price I don't think the energy saving will ever compensate and being more electronic waste I don't think you'll be saving the Earth either.

There are much brighter LED "bulbs" such as Cree MC-E, SSC P7, or the stuff from Luminous but they put off so much heat I think we'll need to rethink the form factor of these things and move away from the traditional lightbulb shape.
#29
jmarcelino
These give very little light, from what I've seen you'd need about 5 to replace one normal 50w halogen. At this price I don't think the energy saving will ever compensate and being more electronic waste I don't think you'll be saving the Earth either.

There are much brighter LED "bulbs" such as Cree MC-E, SSC P7, or the stuff from Luminous but they put off so much heat I think we'll need to rethink the form factor of these things and move away from the traditional lightbulb shape.

Personally i'd put a tube lamp in, bright better quality light than ANY energy saving bulbs and use about 35w.
#30
These LED's are not a good replacement for Halagon's... far less light.

I replaced 6 in my kitchen and will have to change back again as area now very dim.
#31
Good price if your main concern is the enviorment/ saving energy.

but they give of very little light i have been through quite a few LED lamps and at the moment best i have found so far are 60 LED SMD from here these are about 90% as bright as Halogen ones it replaced.

but these are £7+ each (currently they only do in batches of 10) but there are hong kong similar ones through ebay but have not tested them.
#32
I have the LED lights GU10 + SES
Would say way up everything before buying.
Life span - brilliant
Purchase price - expensive
Running costs - low
Light emited - poor
(more like a direct torch beam rather than eluminating light)
Would recommend energy saving bulbs over LEDs.
Not voting on this one, just giving my opinion
#33
@grommachine

Can you post the link to the 60 LED SMD again, the link does not work for me.

My experience of LEDs is limited, I replaced 5 35w halogen GU10's with 5 1w cheapo bulbs from B&Q in a small kitchen. They work pretty well probably 50% of the light of the halogens and a narrow beam from them also. They are in a small kitchen with gloss white cabinets, so that probably helps. There are more shadows under the cabinets then previously and it took a white to get used to the blueish tint but do not notice than now.

The biggest plus for me was the short life of the halogens. I would lose at least one a month. £ months one and the LEDs are still going strong.

I will try to pick up some of the 3w versions to see how much difference they make. A major plus is the low energy use, down from 175w to 5w at the moment.
#34
Gazbert
rash
dazzyb93
One more thing I think a lot of these won't work with a dimmer switch.
Why not? I don't see any reason why they shouldn't? dimmer switch is just a pot, LED works fine as long as the voltage is >their required voltage.
Actually most dimmers aren't Pots. They use Thyristors or Triacs. They work by cutting off a portion of the power 50 times a second. This is why you can't use most LED bulbs or Energy Saving flourescents, They demand a constant current.If you're interested more info HERE.

useful bit of information. thanks.
i use led bulbs all over my house and never knew quite how a standard 240 dimmer worked or why I shouldnt use one with my LEDs

i use dimmable GU10 led spots that actually have the dimmer built in the bulb and come with a remote direct to the buld. they can also change colour . these are 5W and compare probarbly to around 25-30W halogen.

i have Led tape lights but they run of a 12V driver and I run those through a specific 12V dimmer designed for them. i think if you are going to use an amount of dedicated LED bulbs then the LED tape gives better results cost wise.
#35
I got some LED GU10's from Amazon reduced from £25 to £7 each. They are very long so don't fit in to all of my fittings. They take ages to warm up and even when they do they give off a cold light. They've got a long way to go with energy savers on this bulb type.
#36
Jumpingphil
leeparker
I would imagine they omit alot



It says in the op that these aren't very bright. http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/jumpingphil/giggle1.gif


DOH!
#37
carleast
I got some LED GU10's from Amazon reduced from £25 to £7 each. They are very long so don't fit in to all of my fittings. They take ages to warm up and even when they do they give off a cold light. They've got a long way to go with energy savers on this bulb type.


these will be a CFL type not LED. there are 4watt LED GU10s on ebay for just over 4 quid each which are as bright as you like
#38
Despite what people are saying, these bulbs aren't that bad.

OK, so they're not quite as bright as a 50W GU10, but they're a damn sight better than some similar LEDs I've ordered from EBay recently. Heat added.

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