Philips Genie Energy Saver Light Bulbs - 99p each or 5 for 50p (39p after VAT reduction) at Sainsbury's - HotUKDeals
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Philips Genie Energy Saver Light Bulbs - 99p each or 5 for 50p (39p after VAT reduction) at Sainsbury's

£0.39 @ Sainsbury's
**UPDATED** (now 39p not 50p) These energy bulbs are now just 5 for 39p. It will say 5 for 50p on the shelf, but the till deducts the VAT 5 times off of 99p, which is 11p for the lot, then that ma…
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**UPDATED** (now 39p not 50p)

These energy bulbs are now just 5 for 39p. It will say 5 for 50p on the shelf, but the till deducts the VAT 5 times off of 99p, which is 11p for the lot, then that makes them 5 for 39p!

Previously they were 3 for £1, then 5 for £1 now they are on this offer! Will they go down more... hmm ??? lol
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#1
If what you say is right! Excellent Bargain!

H & R !

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#2
WantOne
If what you say is right! Excellent Bargain!

H & R !

:thumbsup:


Saw instore on xmas eve, and its online as well!
#3
been around for ages. thoguht everyone knew.

top deal cus it raises awareness to those who dint know

go help the environment
#4
the bulb is HOT
#5
are these the cancer causing ones? seem to remember one of those weekly News scares about how these types of bulb can now cause cancer (most likely if you are stupid enogh to sit under one for a day...)
#6
JasonMason
are these the cancer causing ones? seem to remember one of those weekly News scares about how these types of bulb can now cause cancer (most likely if you are stupid enogh to sit under one for a day...)


web link?
#8
Its 5 for 39p as it takes the VAT off each bulb at the full price of 99p each.
#9
monkeybrains
web link?


See here too - http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/oct/09/energyefficiency.health

If you get a shielded low energy bulb there is probably less of a threat, than from the curled glass ones, without a glass shield.
#10
I collected 5 philips 11 watts (equivalent to normal 60 watt) energy saving bulbs for 39p from B&Q....!:)
#11
Does this deal include 'Small Edison Screw' bulbs ??
#12
5 pack of the same bulbs for 39p in B&Q.
#13
got the b&q ones too....
banned#14
why are all energy saving lightbulbs white ? My misses is asking why they dont have peach or soft pink etc.
banned#15
oh yeah, voted hot too :P
#16
why are they so cheap?
#17
I got mine from Morrisons a while a go at 5 for 50. They are subsisdised by EON. Don't look pretty but 2 failures in over 2 years and cheaper to buy than standard bulbs so who cares. House id fully kitted with them now.
#18
Eon subsidise them? I hope not as being my electricity supplier why on earth are they shelling out for all and sundry to benefit? I think the trade price for these is closer to two pounds each off the top of my head.

Still hot though, five lightbulbs for 39p !!
#19
JasonMason
are these the cancer causing ones? seem to remember one of those weekly News scares about how these types of bulb can now cause cancer (most likely if you are stupid enogh to sit under one for a day...)


They contain a minute amount of mercury to support the current flow, like all fluorescent tubes always have!!
#20
locksmith
Eon subsidise them? I hope not as being my electricity supplier why on earth are they shelling out for all and sundry to benefit? I think the trade price for these is closer to two pounds each off the top of my head.


How i have had that explained to me is that it saves the customer money because it reduces the amount of power they have to generate and distribute in the first place, then they can sell more of the extra capacity that they have for a higher price on short term energy markets. It also means they have to invest less in generating capacity in the first place which also saves them money.
#21
AuctionSniper
They contain a minute amount of mercury to support the current flow, like all fluorescent tubes always have!!


Nothing to do with the mercury, it's the UV radiation some leak,

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1075613/The-energy-saving-light-bulbs-leave-red-faced--UV-radiation.html
#22
Bought a load of these bulbs in the Argos sale last year and they are rubbish. Within a month more than 6 had failed, and when 2 of them splintered into shards of glass when switched on I dumped the remaining bulbs. My local electrical retailer told me to avoid Philips bulbs as they are badly made. In fact he said any bulb costing less than £2-£3 is false economy and should be avoided.
#23
Are the 100w equivs available?
#24
melanie789
Bought a load of these bulbs in the Argos sale last year and they are rubbish. Within a month more than 6 had failed, and when 2 of them splintered into shards of glass when switched on I dumped the remaining bulbs. My local electrical retailer told me to avoid Philips bulbs as they are badly made. In fact he said any bulb costing less than £2-£3 is false economy and should be avoided.


I'm kinda sceptical about bulbs exploding as you turn them on.. what were you doing to them?
#25
melanie789
Bought a load of these bulbs in the Argos sale last year and they are rubbish. Within a month more than 6 had failed, and when 2 of them splintered into shards of glass when switched on I dumped the remaining bulbs. My local electrical retailer told me to avoid Philips bulbs as they are badly made. In fact he said any bulb costing less than £2-£3 is false economy and should be avoided.


I have 19 in my house with 2 failures in over 2 years, hardly a false economy for me. Have you had your electrics looked at.
#26
robertvan1
I'm kinda sceptical about bulbs exploding as you turn them on.. what were you doing to them?


Very possibly putting them into enclosed lamp shades with not enough air flow to keep the bulb cooled. If they get hot then it will dramatically shorten their lifespan.
1 Like #27
This offer is for bayonet only.

The cheapest small edison screw you will find is Tesco at 99p, buy one get one free.

I went to B&Q, Sainsburys, Somerfield and Homebase and they all had bayonet only in the offer.
#28
melanie789
Bought a load of these bulbs in the Argos sale last year and they are rubbish. Within a month more than 6 had failed, and when 2 of them splintered into shards of glass when switched on I dumped the remaining bulbs. My local electrical retailer told me to avoid Philips bulbs as they are badly made. In fact he said any bulb costing less than £2-£3 is false economy and should be avoided.


Your local elec retailer should be working in McDes! The Fool!
#29
Most of the offers on low enerhy bulbs are for 11w ones, which are fine for lamps, but dont expect to read in a room using only one in the ceiling and especially if through a shade.

B&Q do 20w in a four pack for four quid, which work fine to let you read even using a white paper shade that prevents direct light reaching you.

Secondly - don;t stock up on these as they will outlast their own technology.

By 2010 LED bulbs which use far less energy, and produce less heat (and also unlike the current low energy ones have no UV emissions) should start being able to compete with the current ones on output and price.

Lastly - for anyone looking for a really bright low energy bulb - try Morrison's - who do a 30W (150W old style equivalent) which is available in B22 (bayonet) and ES (screw in) fittings.
#30
Great deal!

Does anyone know where i can get cheap low energy spot light bulbs that look like spotlight bulbs?

I have 18 in my place all 40w so i could do with replacing the lot!

H&R added
#31
robertvan1
I'm kinda sceptical about bulbs exploding as you turn them on.. what were you doing to them?


That happened to me a couple of years back.
Switched the kitchen light on and bang...exploding glass bulb!
All the lights went down, but luckily new fuse wire sorted it.
#32
melanie789
Bought a load of these bulbs in the Argos sale last year and they are rubbish. Within a month more than 6 had failed, and when 2 of them splintered into shards of glass when switched on I dumped the remaining bulbs. My local electrical retailer told me to avoid Philips bulbs as they are badly made. In fact he said any bulb costing less than £2-£3 is false economy and should be avoided.


Thanks for telling me that.
All my low energy bulbs are Philips!
#33
adigraham
Great deal!

Does anyone know where i can get cheap low energy spot light bulbs that look like spotlight bulbs?

I have 18 in my place all 40w so i could do with replacing the lot!

H&R added


Do you mean the GU10 sort?

If you do, then look on ebay, doing a search for "led gu10". Or try googling for other suppliers.

I have replaced my 50w with LED GU10's which only use about 2w and hardly get hot.
The main downside with the LED one's is that they are not very bright, so not useful to read books.
The upside is that they last a lot lot longer, and do not get hot.
#34
pototea
This offer is for bayonet only.

The cheapest small edison screw you will find is Tesco at 99p, buy one get one free.

I went to B&Q, Sainsburys, Somerfield and Homebase and they all had bayonet only in the offer.


Thanks for the heads up.
SES bulbs that do 60w equivalent are pretty hard to find!
#35
Wish they sell some which has cool day-light output rather than these yellow light.
#36
melanie789
My local electrical retailer told me to avoid Philips bulbs as they are badly made. In fact he said any bulb costing less than £2-£3 is false economy and should be avoided.


Your retailer is correct. There is precious little margin for him to make on sub-£2 bulbs that need much less frequent replacement. It is very much a false economy for him if you keep on buying these. How nice of him to proffer such impartial advice. :-D
banned#37
Ok, one of my old girlfriends works for philips in their factory. Let me tell you, they make light bulbs for nearly every retailer you can think of and obviously brand their own ones. the difference between a sainsburys bulb and a philips bulb ? Ones branded sainsburys and ones branded philips, no difference at all and that goes for asda, tesco etc etc etc.

Philips badly made lol, tell your retailer they all come from the same factory its the ink thats the difference. Maybe thats it, philips is branded with exploding ink.
#38
Updated 1st post as they are actually 39p for 5 because of the vat change.
#39
k0sh
Do you mean the GU10 sort?

If you do, then look on ebay, doing a search for "led gu10". Or try googling for other suppliers.

I have replaced my 50w with LED GU10's which only use about 2w and hardly get hot.
The main downside with the LED one's is that they are not very bright, so not useful to read books.
The upside is that they last a lot lot longer, and do not get hot.


There are fluorescent versions of the GU10 bulbs that's a lot brighter than the LED versions and they are usable. I tried the LED ones, and immediately sent them back, though it has been a year now, and LED technology is moving on scarily fast. I can't wait until they become viable. BTW, you can also get cold cathode fluorescent GU10's - they turn on at full brightness immediately, but I didn't like them for some reason, I think it was the colour.

Here's some GU10 fluorescent bulbs.

The only real problem with those is that they take a minute to warm up, so for the kitchen, I have 2 halogen bulbs along with 2 of those - the halogens are pointed at the important, frequently used areas. Also, they physically sticks out a bit beyond the holder.

Here's an example of a cold cathode fluorescent. No warm up time - instant full brightness, brighter than standard fluorescent, but I didn't like the light. (See review at webpage)

While writing this post, I just came across this and I think you might be interested in this.

(Note, all links doesn't take you to the cheapest bulbs, it's just a quick google)

Hope this helps!

Cheers - Piers
#40
[LEFT]Excellent deal - got the last 5 from my local store. They only had a tiny section for them with a little sticker detailing the deal - even knowing about this deal I still nearly missed it!
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