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120W Halogen Floodlight with Movement Sensor £1.99 (Instore) @ Aldi
120W Halogen Floodlight with Movement Sensor £1.99 (Instore) @ Aldi

120W Halogen Floodlight with Movement Sensor £1.99 (Instore) @ Aldi

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These Halogen Floodlights with movement sensor, normally priced at £9.99 are now priced at £1.99.

Not sure if it is only this store or nationwide.

In the Prestwich, Manchester store there were still quite a few left in both black and white.

Can't seem to find the deal online so seems only in store offer.

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Great find obviously store specific ( in store ) worth a look in your nearest Aldi.

Heat.

Bargain find, nearly bought one at full price will look in my Aldi tom. Heat

From a couple of weeks ago limited stock

A lot of reductions are store specific - each Aldi manager has an individual budget for discounts...

Not worth spending any money on, this type of cheap fitting inevitably stops working. The movement sensor stops switching the light on. And, this is a very old fashioned halogen lamp which uses 150 watts of power, generating lots of wasted heat! Modern LED based floodlights will use about one tenth of the power for the same light output!

I wonder of we could find a led halogen replacement bulb. That might bring down the electricity consumption....

I've replaced all my halogen floodlights with LED ones as it got tiresome and expensive to annually replace bulbs. Worth the extra money

good find op, heat added

Cold, halogen is a dinosaur now, you can't retrofit led bulbs into these so basically landfill.

jasee

Not worth spending any money on, this type of cheap fitting inevitably … Not worth spending any money on, this type of cheap fitting inevitably stops working. The movement sensor stops switching the light on. And, this is a very old fashioned halogen lamp which uses 150 watts of power, generating lots of wasted heat! Modern LED based floodlights will use about one tenth of the power for the same light output!



So it's not worth spending £2 on something that will rarely come on and for short periods? Better off spending £15 on something that will rarely come on for short periods?
When do you calculate that you'll make the money back and start saving money?

bigbak

So it's not worth spending £2 on something that will rarely come on and … So it's not worth spending £2 on something that will rarely come on and for short periods? Better off spending £15 on something that will rarely come on for short periods?



No, what tends to happen is that before it (inevitably) fails, it flicks on and off at random intervals, eventually causing the lamp to fail, these are relatively cheap 1-2 pounds for this size. Still not worth the money, as others have said a dinosaur!

jasee

Not worth spending any money on, this type of cheap fitting inevitably … Not worth spending any money on, this type of cheap fitting inevitably stops working. The movement sensor stops switching the light on. And, this is a very old fashioned halogen lamp which uses 150 watts of power, generating lots of wasted heat! Modern LED based floodlights will use about one tenth of the power for the same light output!


Not in my experience, have a few worming for years and years (as much as 8 years) and sensors work.

About the LED version, Aldi/Lidl sells them as well sometimes, and they are not replaceble! The LED is soldered on the body and when it goes, you need to replace the whole unit!

So not really that clear cut. Halogen bulbs might use 150W, but keep in.mind they only work a few minutes at a time when there is something triggering them

jasee

No, what tends to happen is that before it (inevitably) fails, it flicks … No, what tends to happen is that before it (inevitably) fails, it flicks on and off at random intervals, eventually causing the lamp to fail, these are relatively cheap 1-2 pounds for this size. Still not worth the money, as others have said a dinosaur!


Nonsens

James_cleeve73

Cold, halogen is a dinosaur now, you can't retrofit led bulbs into these … Cold, halogen is a dinosaur now, you can't retrofit led bulbs into these so basically landfill.


Yes you can, stop talking about dinosaurs if you don't understand technology.

amazon.co.uk/LED…031

An LED will cost much more anyway, and they go off very soon (LED do go off very soon and cost a fortune) and you need to pollute to make that money to buy them

ah_heng

I wonder of we could find a led halogen replacement bulb. That might … I wonder of we could find a led halogen replacement bulb. That might bring down the electricity consumption....


amazon.co.uk/LED…031

Edited by: "MaximusRo" 1st Feb

MaximusRo

https://www.amazon.co.uk/LED-Bulbs-R7s-Light/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A248790031%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A250344031



Ooooo... I didn't know it exists. Thanks....

MaximusRo

Not in my experience, have a few worming for years and years (as much as … Not in my experience, have a few worming for years and years (as much as 8 years) and sensors work.About the LED version, Aldi/Lidl sells them as well sometimes, and they are not replaceble! The LED is soldered on the body and when it goes, you need to replace the whole unit!So not really that clear cut. Halogen bulbs might use 150W, but keep in.mind they only work a few minutes at a time when there is something triggering them



I've got through a lot of floodlights, usually the aluminium cases rot on mine due to being a few miles from the sea, only one has had the PIR fail and I think it most likely that it was the power surge caused by its halogen tube blowing that killed it.

In my experience PIR floodlights can spend a significant amount of time switched on overnight due to being constantly triggered by the wind, cats, wildlife, rain, snow, passing cars and almost anything.

I've switched to led floodlights, not only cheaper to run but I'm fed up of replacing halogen "bulbs" and the last straw was finding a whole pack of screwfix replacements I had stored in the cupboard were all defective. If the leds or drivers should fail, I'm good enough with a soldering iron to replace them.

melted

I've got through a lot of floodlights, usually the aluminium cases rot on … I've got through a lot of floodlights, usually the aluminium cases rot on mine due to being a few miles from the sea, only one has had the PIR fail and I think it most likely that it was the power surge caused by its halogen tube blowing that killed it. In my experience PIR floodlights can spend a significant amount of time switched on overnight due to being constantly triggered by the wind, cats, wildlife, rain, snow, passing cars and almost anything. I've switched to led floodlights, not only cheaper to run but I'm fed up of replacing halogen "bulbs" and the last straw was finding a whole pack of screwfix replacements I had stored in the cupboard were all defective. If the leds or drivers should fail, I'm good enough with a soldering iron to replace them.


How long ago did you make the switch?
LED reliability is very hit and miss.

Rust has nothing to do with halogen or led.

Doubt you will be able to solder a new LED, as they will probably not be compatible with the electronics, but why not replace the old type bulbs with led ones? I posted the link above. Although again, reliability might be an issue

MaximusRo

How long ago did you make the switch? LED reliability is very hit and … How long ago did you make the switch? LED reliability is very hit and miss.Rust has nothing to do with halogen or led.Doubt you will be able to solder a new LED, as they will probably not be compatible with the electronics, but why not replace the old type bulbs with led ones? I posted the link above. Although again, reliability might be an issue



Only iron or steel rusts, aluminium corrodes, but my point was that the PIR sensors in mine have all outlived the actual light fitting, except where the power surge from a blown halogen lamp has killed them.

A bit over six months for the first PIR, and led lamps for much of my indoor lighting for about 3 years. I've so far had to repair several drivers on my mr16 lamps (mostly caps).

If the led in a floodlight fails and I can't find a led of the correct rating for the driver, I'll replace the driver too. Chances are the leds will outlast their drivers anyway as long as they've been fitted properly using thermal paste or whatever.

The led bulbs you posted use less efficient leds and rely on air cooling (some use a fan) in a sealed light fitting, so are likely to be less reliable. Besides my existing PIR lights were getting old and tatty.
Edited by: "melted" 1st Feb

melted

Only iron or steel rusts, aluminium corrodes, but my point was that the … Only iron or steel rusts, aluminium corrodes, but my point was that the PIR sensors in mine have all outlived the actual light fitting, except where the power surge from a blown halogen lamp has killed them.A bit over six months for the first PIR, and led lamps for much of my indoor lighting for about 3 years. I've so far had to repair several drivers on my mr16 lamps (mostly caps).If the led in a floodlight fails and I can't find a led of the correct rating for the driver, I'll replace the driver too. Chances are the leds will outlast their drivers anyway as long as they've been fitted properly using thermal paste or whatever.The led bulbs you posted use less efficient leds and rely on air cooling (some use a fan) in a sealed light fitting, so are likely to be less reliable. Besides my existing PIR lights were getting old and tatty.


I agree PIR sensors rarely die.
I also agree those LED replacement bulbs are not reliable. Heat is the major enemy of LEDs and luckily UK weather is mostly wet and cold, but I suspect LEDs in Spain for example would have a tough time surviving.

Not sure how LED technology will progress in the future. In this particular case, to give a similar light to an 150w halogen, the LED would need to be around 18W, which will be a lot of heat to dissipate.
Will see how things go in the future.

PS: where do you see a bulb with active cooling (fan) in the link I posted? I can't find any at first glance


Edited by: "MaximusRo" 1st Feb

MaximusRo

https://www.amazon.co.uk/LED-Bulbs-R7s-Light/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A248790031%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A250344031



MaximusRo

Yes you can, stop talking about dinosaurs if you don't understand … Yes you can, stop talking about dinosaurs if you don't understand technology.https://www.amazon.co.uk/LED-Bulbs-R7s-Light/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A248790031%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A250344031An LED will cost much more anyway, and they go off very soon (LED do go off very soon and cost a fortune) and you need to pollute to make that money to buy them



MaximusRo

Yes you can, stop talking about dinosaurs if you don't understand … Yes you can, stop talking about dinosaurs if you don't understand technology.https://www.amazon.co.uk/LED-Bulbs-R7s-Light/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A248790031%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A250344031An LED will cost much more anyway, and they go off very soon (LED do go off very soon and cost a fortune) and you need to pollute to make that money to buy them



MaximusRo

Yes you can, stop talking about dinosaurs if you don't understand … Yes you can, stop talking about dinosaurs if you don't understand technology.https://www.amazon.co.uk/LED-Bulbs-R7s-Light/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A248790031%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A250344031An LED will cost much more anyway, and they go off very soon (LED do go off very soon and cost a fortune) and you need to pollute to make that money to buy them


Sorry I just don't understand your point, you posted a link to a stupidly expensive retrofit bulb and said something about leds 'going off', maybe pay a bit more attention at English class?

James_cleeve73

Sorry I just don't understand your point, you posted a link to a stupidly … Sorry I just don't understand your point, you posted a link to a stupidly expensive retrofit bulb and said something about leds 'going off', maybe pay a bit more attention at English class?


Sometimes you need more education to be able to understand the message, that's true.

Sorry it went over your head.

MaximusRo

Sometimes you need more education to be able to understand the message, … Sometimes you need more education to be able to understand the message, that's true.Sorry it went over your head.


"Nonsens"
"and you need to pollute to make that money to buy them"

You talk a load of ****!
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