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3 for 2 Energy Bulbs 10 Year Guarantee at B&Q (GU10 Available) £2.65
3 for 2 Energy Bulbs 10 Year Guarantee at B&Q (GU10 Available) £2.65

3 for 2 Energy Bulbs 10 Year Guarantee at B&Q (GU10 Available) £2.65

Buy forBuy forBuy for£2.65
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All fittings available and I myself bought the GU10 fitting
Buy 3 energy Bulbs for the price of 2
1 energy bulb= £3.98 (may vary)
3 energy bulbs= £7.96 (£2.65 each)
Only consume 9w and replace up to 40w
Normal Halogens consume 50w vast difference of intake of energy
Very cheap to run and bright white
Brighter and cheaper than the halogen spotlights
Come with a 10 year guarantee
Much better than the LED which do not give sufficient light
CE Registered
Great Quality
Cheapest Around

55 Comments

I can vouch for these bulbs, they are bright enough to replace the halogens( although not as bright clearly) and vastly cheaper to run. I used them in ceiling lights for en-suite bathroom (no windows) and they do a great job of replacing the halogen version. Very good price!!

I didn't even know they made these kind of bulbs for the GU10 style fitting! I thought it was either halogen or LED I was stuck with. Hooray for miniaturisation!

Original Poster

Gu10 is available that is what i got

gherkingHUD

I didn't even know they made these kind of bulbs for the GU10 style … I didn't even know they made these kind of bulbs for the GU10 style fitting! I thought it was either halogen or LED I was stuck with. Hooray for miniaturisation!

Are these dimmable?

Can't find the GU10 in your picture on their website, is this in-store only, or do you have a direct link?

Thanks.

Original Poster

i haven't been online but i got the gu10 fitting instore i got 6 for £15.56

andyken

Can't find the GU10 in your picture on their website, is this in-store … Can't find the GU10 in your picture on their website, is this in-store only, or do you have a direct link?Thanks.

Original Poster

there work at full power as soon as you switch it on but i don't know if it is dimmable

BLMDon

Are these dimmable?

anyone know how bright these are "in the flesh"?

Great price been looking for a good price on these for the last few months.

Any chance of a linky linky please

When I went to my local B&Q last week I couldn't find them - only LED GU10

I got some 4x60led gu10 in my kitchen mixed with 3x MR16 Halogen and to be fair they are ok when mixed but on they own they are no good in the kitchen.

I will check these ones out at the weekend...

Was there plenty of stock and which store did you buy from?

Looks a very good deal to me.

Original Poster

I bought mine from my local store in Dewsbury went to the counter only charged me £15.56 then I looked at the receipt and it said energy bulbs 3 for 2 so got some more

coleaj

Was there plenty of stock and which store did you buy from?Looks a very … Was there plenty of stock and which store did you buy from?Looks a very good deal to me.

Ahmed109

I bought mine from my local store in Dewsbury went to the counter only … I bought mine from my local store in Dewsbury went to the counter only charged me £15.56 then I looked at the receipt and it said energy bulbs 3 for 2 so got some more



Were they GU10s?

take a while to get to full brightness??

great find

andyken

Can't find the GU10 in your picture on their website, is this in-store … Can't find the GU10 in your picture on their website, is this in-store only, or do you have a direct link?Thanks.



Highly unlikely.

Good price for low energy GU10 lights

Just replaced a set of halogens for a standard rose, as the bulbs were expensive and used a lot of electric. These would have been handy...

I agree low watt LED replacements can be poor (3W versions) but 5W LED's are good replacements or to be really sure you can get 10W LED ones but they are quite expensive but will last longer. Ebay have quite a lot of variety.

I have 5W LED GU10's in my house and they are Fab!! Really bright, instant and 90% Cheaper than 50W Halogens! Think you struggle to find any that are dimmable but at 90% lower power consumption does it matter??

My mum bought some the other day.
40w equivalent IIRC.
They are really bad - too dim compared to the halogens they replaced.
Is 50w equivalent the maximum you can get in LED form?

You can get dimmable LED 7w and 9w but they are very expensive (around £32 per bub) I work in a hotel and we just installed them in our bars and restaurants. We installed Phillips and they are fantastic.

Are these a direct replacement.
Are they the same size...Length wise.
My GU10 fit in a sealed unit and it would not close with the low energy GU10's from tesco.

I have some LED from Lidl but they are only 25w

got six of these in a Downlight pack from B&Q. First one went out after 2 weeks. id guess they are about 65% brightness of normal halogens

If you're after GU10 LEDs then the only ones worth getting are made by Exergi, nothing even comes close to those. They are however quite expensive, but you're getting as near to 50w as you can can with a wide beam pattern & they're straight swap so no faffing about with bulbs that dont quite fit.

good price but 10 year life is a little optimistic to say the least

Yep, go for LED, 3w are ok, about the same as 9w CFL. £4 in the supermarkets and will last for ever.

tigger80

good price but 10 year life is a little optimistic to say the least



You just fell for the marketing spin.

They hoped by saying that that they have a 10 year guarantee you would think that the bulbs will last 10 years. But of course they won't.

So when they fail within 10 years of course you can take up the guarantee. But the number of people who will remember that they came with a 10 year guarantee and have retained the guarantee paperwork, receipts, etc, for a £3 bulb, will be about, umm, zero.

..seems a lot of confusion here- references are all to LED v Halogen but the photo and OP's description seem to indicate compact fluorescent tube which is a new and in some way better technology - much broader spread of light then either halogen or esp LED, which should give much less shadowy lighting. If the deal does cover compact (CFL) I'm interested! - but I don't know of any budget priced CFL bulbs which are dimmable...

If you are looking for true replacements for 50W halogens then 10W LED's are the way forward. A quick search on ebay (item 170560804324) shows a good bulb with a 60 degree beam angle so won't be too 'spotlighty' as some of the cheaper 3W versions. Also stay well clear of the LED Cluster bulbs these are as bright as candle and are what initially gave 'LED' bulbs a bad name!

I think these take a little while to get upto full power. At least that is my experience.

Why are people obsessed with dimmers? It was fashionable in the seventies to have one massive central light on a dimmer but it's a bit cheesy now. The modern approach to domestic lighting design is to have multiple lighting circuits with light sources in different places to create different moods. You may have a central light which you turn on if you are cleaning or looking for something, but a range of table lights, uplighters, cabinet lights etc give you lots more flexibility in creating different effects. So you might have most of the lights on if you are sitting around talking but only one light on (behind you) if you are watching a film.

New lamp technology is cheaper to run, but it does take a bit of creative thinking on the part of the end user to get the most from it. If your idea of domestic lighting design is a bare 150W bulb in the centre of the room I can understand this might be a problem.

If you are redecorating a room then you can run multiple lighting circuits in, but these multi-channel plug in remote control sockets are great for switching 3-4 different lamps in a room with no hassle.

Cheap dimmers buzz, most of them "hunt" around on low loads so that light brightness changes in steps when you try and set a low level, and they cost more to buy that a standard plate switch.

Anyone know if they are the same physical size as GU10? Had some before and they stuck miles out of the fitting.

I changed all my 50w GU10s to 20w ones a year ago, cost around 70p a bulb, look exactly the same and actually can't notice THAT much of a drop in brightness. Cheap to do, look exactly the same and although I guess using twice as much power as these ones still using less than half of 50w and full brightness straight away etc.

bigsky

You may have a central light which you turn on if you are cleaning or … You may have a central light which you turn on if you are cleaning or looking for something, but a range of table lights, uplighters, cabinet lights etc give you lots more flexibility in creating different effects. So you might have most of the lights on if you are sitting around talking but only one light on (behind you) if you are watching a film.If you are redecorating a room then you can run multiple lighting circuits in, but these multi-channel plug in remote control sockets are great for switching 3-4 different lamps in a room with no hassle.Cheap dimmers buzz, most of them "hunt" around on low loads so that light brightness changes in steps when you try and set a low level, and they cost more to buy that a standard plate switch.



Sound more like a rewire than decorating, dimmers can create mood lighting and using the more expensive dimmers - i.e. Lutron etc. you can eliminate the buzz and this would be much less expensive than running multiple lighting circuits which will require more switches and/or moving wiring, with young kids around, table lamps are not always practical.
These lamps in the posting are not dimmable versions anyway.

I don't agree. They are more popular than ever. New builds have far more dimmers and dimmable CFLs, even special round pin sockets for table and floor laps which are wired to wall-mounted dimmers.

Dimmers save energy when dimmed, and allow you to buy high wattage bulbs and choose how bright or dim you want them, and also the colour temperature becomes more amber as you dim them (incandescents) which is cosy. The dimmable CFLs become more pink/purple and less green/yellow which is attractive too.

Switch-dimmable bulbs are great too, they use switching on and off with a second to engage a dimming up and down mode and another switch off/on to set it at that brightness. You can put them in halls and landings and lamps and flick the switch if you for example drop a pin or need extra light for cleaning etc... and then switch them back to dim in case you need to get up in the night.

I think the varilight touch and programmable remote dimmers are also a modern development which makes life pleasant and easier.

[quote=bigsky]Why are people obsessed with dimmers? It was fashionable in the seventies to have one massive central light on a dimmer but it's a bit cheesy now. The modern approach to domestic lighting design is to have multiple lighting circuits with light sources in different places to create different moods. "


Edited by: "snapdragon" 5th Nov 2010

I find that the many halogen gu10 bulbs are not the same size as the standard bulbs, only the LED ones seem to fit in the downlights, is that the case for all or just the ones I have seen?

£3.98 each at my B&Q, they had this offer on other lamps, but not this GU10.
I did scan them too, to check.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1143/5148650418_983220cf83.jpg
Edited by: "snapdragon" 5th Nov 2010

im on led(blue) these bulbs are fine for general use but dont put in areas where u need the best light i,e, the kitchen there not man enough....

snapdragon

£3.98 each at my B&Q, they had this offer on other lamps, but not this … £3.98 each at my B&Q, they had this offer on other lamps, but not this GU10.I did scan them too, to check.


Is it once you have gone through the till that the 3 for the price of 2 applies. The original poster clearly states that they are £3.98 each.
Edited by: "johntin" 5th Nov 2010

Maybe I'll try again, I scanned 3, but didn't go onto the next stage (Finish & Pay)


johntin

Is it once you have gone through the till that the 3 for the price of 2 … Is it once you have gone through the till that the 3 for the price of 2 applies. The original poster clearly states that they are £3.98 each.

Just been down and got some of these, hot from me. The offer is not marked on the shelf but it goes through on the till

I run about 30 of these in my house so should save me a fortune on bills and on replacements as these should last a very long time!!

Thanks OP
Edited by: "chaulmoogra" 5th Nov 2010
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