AmazonBasics LED Bulb GU10, 4.7W to 50W, 345 lumens - Pack of 2 [Energy Class A+] "Add-on Item" £2.44 @ Amazon
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AmazonBasics LED Bulb GU10, 4.7W to 50W, 345 lumens - Pack of 2 [Energy Class A+] "Add-on Item" £2.44 @ Amazon

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Found 18th Dec 2017
This item is available because of the Add-on programme. The Add-on programme allows Amazon to offer thousands of low-priced items that would be cost-prohibitive to dispatch on their own. These items are dispatched with qualifying orders of £20 or more, and are eligible for free delivery.


  • Includes two AmazonBasics GU10 50W LED Bulbs
  • Instant light when switched on
  • True incandescent-like warm white light (2700 K)
  • Perfect fit and high quality finishing
  • Lasts up to 15 years and saves 80% on energy


Seem a good price if you have £20+ things to buy from amazon.
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Thanks OP, have previously bought Philips MASTER GU10s when on offer but these are currently priced at an extortionate rate. I wasn’t aware Amazon sold these so will look to give them a go if I’m nearing the £20 mark
In case it's of use, these aren't dimmable.

Even if you buy the dimmable version, you'll likely need a new dimmer.
ro53ben17 m ago

In case it's of use, these aren't dimmable.Even if you buy the dimmable …In case it's of use, these aren't dimmable.Even if you buy the dimmable version, you'll likely need a new dimmer.


Good advice.

I bought some dimmable LED lights for existing dimmer switch and they flicker like mad.

Totally useless, at least we don't use the light very much.
djbenny114 m ago

Good advice.I bought some dimmable LED lights for existing dimmer switch …Good advice.I bought some dimmable LED lights for existing dimmer switch and they flicker like mad.Totally useless, at least we don't use the light very much.



Dimmers have a min/max wattage. Like 40-400w.

Say you have 6 x 50W lights in the room. That's 300W total. If they are on half brightness, it's still 150W. If they're on a quarter, still 75W and above the minimum.

Now replace them with 4.7W LEDS. 6 x 4.7 = 28.2W - below the minimum. It just doesn't work. It's not enough to power the controller circuit in the LEDs and they go a bit mad. The dimmer also usually ends up buzzing as there is not enough resistance on the circuit.

You need to replace with a good 0-100W dimmer or similar, not usually cheap though.
djbenny125 m ago

Good advice.I bought some dimmable LED lights for existing dimmer switch …Good advice.I bought some dimmable LED lights for existing dimmer switch and they flicker like mad.Totally useless, at least we don't use the light very much.




you need a led dimmer, screwfix.com/c/e…tch
5w LED bulbs are a £1 at Poundland. How is this deal any better?
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FrugalFergal17 h, 8 m ago

5w LED bulbs are a £1 at Poundland. How is this deal any better?



I guess one expects that amazon bulb, even though @ £1.22 a bulb, to work better and longer than the one you get from Poundland.
dreri3 h, 13 m ago

I guess one expects that amazon bulb, even though @ £1.22 a bulb, to work …I guess one expects that amazon bulb, even though @ £1.22 a bulb, to work better and longer than the one you get from Poundland.


An LED bulb is an LED bulb. This is a far better deal than anything available in most shops so I suppose if you dont have access to Poundland and ordering online from Amazon is more convenient then this is a great option for those people.

Hot from me.
ro53ben18th Dec 2017

Dimmers have a min/max wattage. Like 40-400w.Say you have 6 x 50W lights …Dimmers have a min/max wattage. Like 40-400w.Say you have 6 x 50W lights in the room. That's 300W total. If they are on half brightness, it's still 150W. If they're on a quarter, still 75W and above the minimum.Now replace them with 4.7W LEDS. 6 x 4.7 = 28.2W - below the minimum. It just doesn't work. It's not enough to power the controller circuit in the LEDs and they go a bit mad. The dimmer also usually ends up buzzing as there is not enough resistance on the circuit.You need to replace with a good 0-100W dimmer or similar, not usually cheap though.


I have a total of 16 leds. Split in 2 section according to electrician, would I need an led dimmer? Currently renovating or would I standard dimmer suffice
wakkaday8 h, 1 m ago

I have a total of 16 leds. Split in 2 section according to electrician, …I have a total of 16 leds. Split in 2 section according to electrician, would I need an led dimmer? Currently renovating or would I standard dimmer suffice


Could your electrician not answer that question?

Chances are, yes, you'll need an LED dimmer. 8 LEDs are unlikely to be a sufficient load on a standard dimmer.
Well 16 in total
wakkaday52 m ago

Well 16 in total


But they're split, right?
Yes they are split. My electrician is via a builder who is doing an extension and I get fed info indirectly that's all. And I wanted chrome switches so wanted to ensure I purchased the right one. 16 led, 2 normal light fitting and an led strip . So I'm guessing a four dimmer would work but realised led ones are more expensive when researching
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