10 pack GU10 5W LED bulbs warm white (50W equivalent) only £8.99 delivered from Aldi
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10 pack GU10 5W LED bulbs warm white (50W equivalent) only £8.99 delivered from Aldi

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Found 23rd Feb 2017
Title says it all. This special buy is on pre-order for dispatch from 26 Feb. Works out at 90p/bulb which is a great price. Brightness is 360 Lumens.
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Thanks.

Note these are non dimmable
ive fitted many led bulbs for customers. These will be ok if you dont have a cover round bulb but if there is something surrounding bulb they may not have a long enough stem.
Thanks op - Ordered and Heated
What's the quality of these like?
Sallyboveliss

What's the quality of these like?


Why not buy a pack and come back to us next year, and give us an update! How the heck would anyone know.
Zontes

Why not buy a pack and come back to us next year, and give us an update! … Why not buy a pack and come back to us next year, and give us an update! How the heck would anyone know.


Thanks Sunshine!
Sallyboveliss

Thanks Sunshine!


Did not want to appear rude. But if you think about it, how could anyone make comment on 'quality'? This could only be answered by an electrical engineer who did some in depth analysis of the item.
LED bulbs are a relatively new item, so the research is a bit scant for us plebs who are new to them. I have been using them for just over a year. My experience is they are all okay, SO FAR.
It's not until you watch the impact of low power LED GU10s or MR16s in realtime on a smart meter that you realise how much financial sense it makes to replace all the old high use ones.
Pretty obvious that a 10 pack of 5W bulbs is "50W equivalent"

jamesakabob

Pretty obvious that a 10 pack of 5W bulbs is "50W equivalent"



each new LED bulb consumes five watts of electricity per hour but produces the same amount of light as a 50watt old-style filament bulb. it's just luck that they are 10 times more efficient, and there are 10 in the pack you are buying! or am I having a "whoosh" moment :-/
Edited by: "jaffacake" 23rd Feb 2017
jaffacake

each new LED bulb consumes five watts of electricity per hour but … each new LED bulb consumes five watts of electricity per hour but produces the same amount of light as a 50watt old-style filament bulb. it's just luck that they are 10 times more efficient, and there are 10 in the pack you are buying! or am I having a "whoosh" moment :-/


Only a "whoosh" straight past my sarcasm X)
Have the lunatics escaped the asylum tonight? Some crazy comments!!
Zontes

Have the lunatics escaped the asylum tonight?



Yeah seems so

Anyway, my question is as follows:

Do these lights suck in darkness, like regular bulbs, thereby making the room brighter?
3year warranty ? Hardly worth it for 9quid but then again plenty tight arises out there ?
Thanks OP
Does anyone know the what the Kelvin range is of these?
EG: 2700k, 3000k, etc..
HotUKmcr

I tried LED so called 50w equivalents in the Bathroom.They were … I tried LED so called 50w equivalents in the Bathroom.They were noticeably dimmer than normal Halogen 50w bulbs.Also, as important, with the Halogen ones, you can feel the welcome radiated heat, as you stand there after a Shower !!


there is night and day difference brtween different brands.
some are very dim,some can look orange (warm white)or blueish (day light).
so not all LED bulbs are equal.
but there are LED bulbs that can look almost identical to standard halogen.
Edited by: "Dante4KR" 23rd Feb 2017
Watt is how much power it consumes, and has nothing to do with output. What is needed the Lumens (lm) which tell you how bright they are.
360 lm is quite poor, 450lm is about 40 watts on an old fillerment bulb. You need about 1000lm for a workbench.

Edited by: "zaax" 23rd Feb 2017
Tequila

there is night and day difference brtween different brands.some are very … there is night and day difference brtween different brands.some are very dim,some can look orange (warm white)or blueish (day light).so not all LED bulbs are equal.but there are LED bulbs that can look almost identical to standard halogen.




Agree wholeheartedly with this, got some (relatively) cheapo "warm white" ones and they made the place look like a hospital waiting room. Replaced them with Philips ones (thanks B&Q clearance!) and they're indistinguishable from the halogens they replaced.

Problem is it's a complete minefield out there, the specs mean almost nothing.
Damn - just paid loads for some of these
ebaysniper

Does anyone know the what the Kelvin range is of these?EG: 2700k, 3000k, … Does anyone know the what the Kelvin range is of these?EG: 2700k, 3000k, etc..


From the image of the packaging, these are warm white (3000K) bulbs.

zaax

Watt is how much power it consumes, and has nothing to do with output. … Watt is how much power it consumes, and has nothing to do with output. What is needed the Lumens (lm) which tell you how bright they are.360 lm is quite poor, 450lm is about 40 watts on an old fillerment bulb. You need about 1000lm for a workbench.


A 40w incandescent lightbulb is about 380-450lm according to this site:
easy-lightbulbs.com/lig…en/
So these should approximate a 35w GU10 bulb?

These are slightly less efficient bulbs, more modern led bulbs can generate more lumens per watt, e.g. 450lm versus 350lm for a 5w bulb (based on google's cache as site currently down for maintenance):
cpc.farnell.com/pro…928
They are still miles ahead of incandescent and halogen, and more easily turn-off-and-on-able than CRT bulbs.

For 90p per bulb delivered, these appear to be a bargain, if they are reasonably reliable and robust.
Edited by: "EQL" 23rd Feb 2017
The Aldi web site does not specify the angle of the beam - which can vary from 35 to 120 degrees (maybe more).
Very cheap though . . .
Heated.
tin

Agree wholeheartedly with this, got some (relatively) cheapo "warm white" … Agree wholeheartedly with this, got some (relatively) cheapo "warm white" ones and they made the place look like a hospital waiting room. Replaced them with Philips ones (thanks B&Q clearance!) and they're indistinguishable from the halogens they replaced.Problem is it's a complete minefield out there, the specs mean almost nothing.


true.people on this forum tend to just care about specs of product,and judge them by specs only.
many of them have no idea quality and performance of products can differ regardless of having identical specs.
jaffacake

each new LED bulb consumes five watts of electricity per hour but … each new LED bulb consumes five watts of electricity per hour but produces the same amount of light as a 50watt old-style filament bulb. it's just luck that they are 10 times more efficient, and there are 10 in the pack you are buying! or am I having a "whoosh" moment :-/


Sorry but there are too many mistakes in that for me not to correct it.

Should read:

each new LED bulb consumes five Joules of energy per second but produces a similar amount of light as a 50Watt old-style filament bulb. it's just a coincidence that there are 10 in the pack you are buying (i.e. Using all the bulbs together means they collectively run at 50 Watts) ! or am I having a "whoosh" moment. They are almost four times more efficient (almost 100% instead of 20% - The switch mode power supply in all cheaper LED bulbs actually gets surprisingly hot over time because they are poor at transferring thermal energy).
Edited by: "friar_chris" 23rd Feb 2017
Superb offer and came just in time as I needed to buy GU10 bulbs. Looked on Amazon and saw for a similar price regular bulbs, so 10 LED ones for £8.99 is a bargain. Thanks OP
I've just tested one of my LED bulbs which claims to be 12 Watts. It is drawing a current of 0.03 Amps, so the power consumption is more like 7 Watts. There is a huge amount of variability with these cheap bulbs. 2 of the 4 I picked up about 18 months ago have stopped working. They will have got much better even in that time, but I still believe they are very much hit and miss - a case of picking up a set like this and seeing what they are like in your house and from there deciding whether to try some others out.
Edited by: "friar_chris" 23rd Feb 2017
Screwfix were doing LAP LED GU 10, at £7 for ten just before Christmas, I stocked up then. I'm no longer having anxiety about the kids leaving the kitchen lights on.
I highly recommend Intregal LED GU10s (google them!), they're brighter than 50w halogens and have the same colour. I spent ages researching before buying, they also won the Which award for best GU10. They're not as cheap as these, but if you want the colour to match and the light output to be good then they're well worth it. They converted my kitchen from 400w to 35w or so. With energy prices rocketing they're well worth it.

Edited by: "Scorpion" 24th Feb 2017
Just a word of warning from a landlord who ends up replacing a lot of GU10 bulbs - I have bought many different brands over the last 2 years and one thing you need to be aware of is that normally the cheaper bulbs are longer than normal halogens.

If you are fitting these GU10's into a light fitting where the bulbs are exposed then you have nothing to worry about, but if you are fitting them into a housing, be aware that halogens were one set size, while SOME led GU10's are longer meaning they will not fit in fire rated downlights or some designer housings.

Also the cheaper one if exposed in the housing look very cheap as they are all plastic. You can get glass LED GU10's and these are nice, but very expensive. The last box i bought which are short in length (ideal replacement for bulbs in a housing) and at an OK price are:

wickes.co.uk/Wic…030

Note these are non dimmable.


Regarding these Aldi bulbs, as the length is not on the description - just be careful before ordering. On toolstation website they have bulbs which are 50mm long, 56mm long, 54mm long and so on... (as you can see if you only have a 52mm gap - a 56mm will not fit flush)
Thanks needed a few more to change the last few in my house over.
Shambles

Yeah seems so :DAnyway, my question is as follows:Do these lights suck in … Yeah seems so :DAnyway, my question is as follows:Do these lights suck in darkness, like regular bulbs, thereby making the room brighter?




Suck in darkness? Are you mad? That's not what a light bulb does, everyone knows it pushes the darkness away from it by firing out tiny pusher waves which can shove the dark at a rate of 10,000 dark pieces per second. That's why space is so dark, all these lights we have on earth shoving it all out off the planet.
zaax

Watt is how much power it consumes, and has nothing to do with output. … Watt is how much power it consumes, and has nothing to do with output. What is needed the Lumens (lm) which tell you how bright they are.360 lm is quite poor, 450lm is about 40 watts on an old fillerment bulb. You need about 1000lm for a workbench.



Most people would have several bulbs though. Wouldn't an array of 10 mean you'd get 3600lm?
jameshalinson

Thanks.Note these are non dimmable



Thank you it was the first answer to my question i was looking for.
These are excellent led bulbs for the price! I paid 7.99 for the 5 pack version of the same bulbs and use them in bathrooms and the hallway (I use dimmable ones in living areas). Decent build quality and only slightly longer than the bulbs they replaced but fit fine into the housing.
cundall

Regarding these Aldi bulbs, as the length is not on the description - … Regarding these Aldi bulbs, as the length is not on the description - just be careful before ordering. On toolstation website they have bulbs which are 50mm long, 56mm long, 54mm long and so on... (as you can see if you only have a 52mm gap - a 56mm will not fit flush)



These are 56mm you can just see the measurements if you zoom in to the top of the picture
I just thought I would put my two-penneth worth in regarding the reliability of these LED bulbs. I'm getting really tired of seeing claims of thousands of hours life for these bulbs, especially the cheapy ones . The truth is, the LED emitters in these bulbs may last for thousands of hours but in my experience, the circuitry contained within the bulbs required to (drive) convert the A/C mains voltage down to the DC LED operating voltage in the bulbs WON'T last for thousands of hours. A lot of the cheap LED bulbs are using very cheap and nasty components which degrade quite quickly. Also, from my experience, there are failures due to to dry solder joints in these bulbs due to rubbish quality solder. I remember the days ( not too long ago ) when there were also claims of thousands of hours life for the Fluorescent low energy bulbs. They don't last as long as they should either.
Zontes

Did not want to appear rude. But if you think about it, how could anyone … Did not want to appear rude. But if you think about it, how could anyone make comment on 'quality'? This could only be answered by an electrical engineer who did some in depth analysis of the item. LED bulbs are a relatively new item, so the research is a bit scant for us plebs who are new to them. I have been using them for just over a year. My experience is they are all okay, SO FAR.


Not necessarily true. Loads of reviews out there, many come with 3 to 5 year warranties. However, buy unknown brands with unknown safety certificates and there's always a risk.
bargainhunter1059

I just thought I would put my two-penneth worth in regarding the … I just thought I would put my two-penneth worth in regarding the reliability of these LED bulbs. I'm getting really tired of seeing claims of thousands of hours life for these bulbs, especially the cheapy ones . The truth is, the LED emitters in these bulbs may last for thousands of hours but in my experience, the circuitry contained within the bulbs required to (drive) convert the A/C mains voltage down to the DC LED operating voltage in the bulbs WON'T last for thousands of hours. A lot of the cheap LED bulbs are using very cheap and nasty components which degrade quite quickly. Also, from my experience, there are failures due to to dry solder joints in these bulbs due to rubbish quality solder. I remember the days ( not too long ago ) when there were also claims of thousands of hours life for the Fluorescent low energy bulbs. They don't last as long as they should either.


You're right. But would anybody seriously expect the claims to hold up on these cheap lamps? Personally I would rather pay a bit more for something with a decent brand behind it. Much better quality product, better light and a decent warranty behind it IF you need to make a claim.
Zontes

Did not want to appear rude. But if you think about it, how could anyone … Did not want to appear rude. But if you think about it, how could anyone make comment on 'quality'? This could only be answered by an electrical engineer who did some in depth analysis of the item. LED bulbs are a relatively new item, so the research is a bit scant for us plebs who are new to them. I have been using them for just over a year. My experience is they are all okay, SO FAR.


I went through a few different brands 6 or 7 years ago the last batch I bought at £10/bulb are still going strong without a single failure that was in dec 2012 but they are no longer available
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