20 Watt (1260 lumen) BC Spiral Energy Saving Bulb £1.13 In store from Tesco Helston (Cornwall)
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20 Watt (1260 lumen) BC Spiral Energy Saving Bulb £1.13 In store from Tesco Helston (Cornwall)

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Found 4th Oct 2015
In store from Tesco Helston (Cornwall) ...

20 Watt, BC Spiral Energy Saving Lightbulb - equivalent to 90 Watt / 1260 lumens ..

Also part of the 3 for 2 offer (bonus)..

Probably not national, but worth a look at this price ?.

Receipt attached for any doubters here
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Nice, though I am in progress of replacing half of these flourescent ones with cool white (not warm white) LEDs. 12 watt LEDs generate about 1000 lumens, I get the 5730SMD LEDs on eBAY, about £2 each. So all of a sudden I have too many spare flourescent bulbs at home.
I've been looking for some decent, bright (daylight style) BC LED bulbs for a while now. Last lot I bought from Denmans were subject to a safety recall

Can you recommend any ?
What about these 'corn' type LED's ? EBay item 221778614085 as an example ..
These may be national as picked some up in Sunderland today. Not on 3 for 2 though.

Had lots of different bulbs reduced - I also got packs of Halogen G4 20W bulbs for 25p for two.
Edited by: "stephxyz" 4th Oct 2015
Good deal but too bright for most rooms.
Think the spiral bulbs were the best for lighting. I won't be buying any as switching to led now. Still good find and worth the money
Seriously who still uses flourescent lamps!!
LED is the way forward and cheaper to run, plus instant light.
flang

Seriously who still uses flourescent lamps!!LED is the way forward and … Seriously who still uses flourescent lamps!!LED is the way forward and cheaper to run, plus instant light.



Can you recommend any suitable BC LED replacements then ? Same kind of price would be good ...

(Not a dig either, serious question as I'm in the market for some LED replacements too)
I bought some 750 lumen bulbs during the week - they were too bright for me in any part of the house - so 1260 lumens will be ultra bright. OK for garage/garden /loft. Wilkinson were selling off 850 lumen spiral bulbs, in a traditional shaped plastic/glass cover, for 50p when I was in on Friday.
Years ago only incandescent bulbs were available - and the house was full of 100/150w bulbs - the bills were lower than today (in real terms). Now most bulbs are under 10w - but they still manage to fleece us
flang

Seriously who still uses flourescent lamps!!LED is the way forward and … Seriously who still uses flourescent lamps!!LED is the way forward and cheaper to run, plus instant light.


I'm more surprised by people still using tungsten / incandescent.
Had them in Tesco Maldon store too, so looks national. Good price but I suppose only really useful for garage / loft. But then do you really need an energy efficient bulb in your loft unless you spend a lot of time there!
Mark3270

Can you recommend any suitable BC LED replacements then ? Same kind of … Can you recommend any suitable BC LED replacements then ? Same kind of price would be good ...(Not a dig either, serious question as I'm in the market for some LED replacements too)


I use these 10 Watt daylight BC lamps, £3.48 each for 5+, £3.90 each for 1-4. Free delivery.
cpc.farnell.com/pro…407
or warm white for same price here...
cpc.farnell.com/pro…207
Mark3270

I've been looking for some decent, bright (daylight style) BC LED bulbs … I've been looking for some decent, bright (daylight style) BC LED bulbs for a while now. Last lot I bought from Denmans were subject to a safety recall :(Can you recommend any ?



Home Bargains have a variety of Hyundai LED bulbs between £2 and £5 - they are OK, but I think they're all warm white.
Got these in newtownbreda and 3 for 2. Would it not take about 3 years to get your money back on the savings compared to the intial cost of led using them on average 2 hours a day?? I find the bulbs never last as long as they claim
Mark3270

What about these 'corn' type LED's ? EBay item 221778614085 as an example … What about these 'corn' type LED's ? EBay item 221778614085 as an example ..


Just ordered one from TinyDeal hopefully it will arrive in one piece in 4 weeks time
gordy1

I find the bulbs never last as long as they claim



Bulb manufacturers claims are usually "up to". e.g. Up to 30,000 hours life.
I don't know what the average or even the minimum is.
Perhaps the 30,000 hours is a 99th percentile life for some manufacturers ? So about as reliable as VW emissions figures.
What I do know is when I get LED bulbs failing in the first 2 years of ownership, I insist on getting my money back or a replacement. EVERY time, no exceptions.

Edited by: "jaizan" 4th Oct 2015
When buying bulbs don't go on brightness alone. Also pay attention to the CRI. Low CRI will give "ugly" light.. everything in the room will have an eerie grey tone (hard to describe), no matter what the brightness level is. Generally if the CRI is not mentioned (eBay, ahem), its likely around 70-75 ... you want 80 or above for decent quality light. I've seen some Philips GU10 LED bulbs reported as being 90 CRI which is very very good.
bought in my local today. thanks
I've picked some up in Loughborough, Park Road branch (also 3 for 2), and was just about to post the deal, beat me to it OP.(_;)
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