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50% off Wickes INSTORE 4 mains Halogen round fixed down lights (interior)
50% off Wickes INSTORE 4 mains Halogen round fixed down lights (interior)

50% off Wickes INSTORE 4 mains Halogen round fixed down lights (interior)

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Seen this posted before but now expired and was at a higher price, got x2 packs of 4 of these which included the 50w bulbs, no transformer required. Says their dimmable, recessed, esay to install complete kit. Again bought in store and got 10% off.
I'm now looking for tiles, so if anyone know any good bargain, please post.. Again January sale.
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Note - They are not as bright as 12v

Original Poster

Please expand on the above? Not as bright as a 12V. Cheers

3gees;7580158

Please expand on the above? Not as bright as a 12V. Cheers



Even I understood that. What expansion required?

Original Poster

Ok, so that's the 2 of you and I'm sure many others who may see this, but I do not understand the point being made, so I asked? I have since looked at the box and it states 230V!!! Still means nothing to me, Please therefore either ignore or if you must make a comment also provide an answer. Cheers

3gees;7583271

Ok, so that's the 2 of you and I'm sure many others who may see this, but … Ok, so that's the 2 of you and I'm sure many others who may see this, but I do not understand the point being made, so I asked? I have since looked at the box and it states 230V!!! Still means nothing to me, Please therefore either ignore or if you must make a comment also provide an answer. Cheers



There's 2 kinds of halogen lights. These ones are 230/240v (mians supply varies a bit, old stuff was labelled 240v but apparently it's usually around 230v now) - the bulbs run direct from mains electricity. The other kind has a transformer and the bulbs run on a 12v supply from the transformer.

The guys above are claiming that 50W 12V bulbs are brighter than 50W 240V bulbs. No idea if it's true.

But, I have the 240V type in my kitchen and the bulbs don't last long. Since buying them I have been advised that the only reason to buy the 240V type is 'cos they're cheap - so builders often install them. The 12V kind apparently last a lot longer (I suspect the transformer powers them up slowly they they don't get damaged by a surge when they fist come on).

My only concern about any halogen lights is that they're not very efficient compared to compact fluorescents. I haven't tried any of the compact fluorescent or LED alternatives that go into these fittings but I've heard nothing but bad things about them.

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inicholson;7585634

There's 2 kinds of halogen lights. These ones are 230/240v (mians supply … There's 2 kinds of halogen lights. These ones are 230/240v (mians supply varies a bit, old stuff was labelled 240v but apparently it's usually around 230v now) - the bulbs run direct from mains electricity. The other kind has a transformer and the bulbs run on a 12v supply from the transformer.The guys above are claiming that 50W 12V bulbs are brighter than 50W 240V bulbs. No idea if it's true.But, I have the 240V type in my kitchen and the bulbs don't last long. Since buying them I have been advised that the only reason to buy the 240V type is 'cos they're cheap - so builders often install them. The 12V kind apparently last a lot longer (I suspect the transformer powers them up slowly they they don't get damaged by a surge when they fist come on).My only concern about any halogen lights is that they're not very efficient compared to compact fluorescents. I haven't tried any of the compact fluorescent or LED alternatives that go into these fittings but I've heard nothing but bad things about them.



Thank you for the detailed response as I now have some clarity on this. I've since spoken to the builder and he does not agree with the made. by Rizla01. repped
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