ASDA - Raindrop ceiling fitting sale was £50 now £25
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ASDA - Raindrop ceiling fitting sale was £50 now £25

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Found 1st Apr 2009Made hot 1st Apr 2009
Raindrop light fitting from George, plus there are more light fittings in there on a shelf
available at ASDA instore sale

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Original Poster

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Original Poster

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k181/saxo_appeal/newlight-1.jpg

Fitted and on

Banned

looks a bit chav

I disagree. I think it looks REALLY good but I bet it's annoying to get bulbs for!

I'd be scared to fit something like this though - lol!

Original Poster

Chav ????? are you on planet earth lol

just uploadsing more lights ...........

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Passenger57;4799932

I disagree. I think it looks REALLY good but I bet it's annoying to get … I disagree. I think it looks REALLY good but I bet it's annoying to get bulbs for!



Asds sell the bulbs, there G4 10w or 20w,40w halogen bulbes

this looks wow until some1 mentioned chav well does it?

this is something i would put in my house

Original Poster

There is no way this is chav, i wouldnt have bought it if i thot it was ......

remember that comment was from someone with matchstick rep and not even an avator

Banned

probably bought by someone wearing a burberry cap

saxo_appeal;4800062

There is no way this is chav, i wouldnt have bought it if i thot it was … There is no way this is chav, i wouldnt have bought it if i thot it was ......remember that comment was from someone with matchstick rep and not even an avator



Ignore them, it looks really nice, I bet it was easy to fit.;-)

Original Poster

thanks Inactive

saxo_appeal;4800062

There is no way this is chav, i wouldnt have bought it if i thot it was … There is no way this is chav, i wouldnt have bought it if i thot it was ......remember that comment was from someone with matchstick rep and not even an avator




Tara Pinkerton is a well-known troll on this site, and went by another, similar name before hand and posted endless tedious comments. It'll be some little nutless lad secretly typing on his school computer, because he's too poor and scabby to afford his own.

Don't feed the troll.

so *****, what a dump lmfao just kidding, looks very nice in that room although nightmare for energy saving?!

love the bed sheets hanging in the windows lol

Personally, I think it looks a tad council chic too.......but as long as you're happy with it then what does it matter?

I noticed this sale a week or so ago and bought a different light fitting from the same range (was £50 down to £10) as I needed 2 to fit my drawing room.

Voted hot btw

Original Poster

Jumpingphil;4800853

Did you have to have help? And it looks very high too, I hope you used … Did you have to have help? And it looks very high too, I hope you used sensible ladders.



no i did it all by myself, with a little help from people on here lol

and the answer to your last question....of course i used a sensible ladder ...COUGH !!!

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k181/saxo_appeal/ladder-1.jpg

Not my taste, but have some heat for the effort with the pics and the suicidal method of fixing the light. :lol:

told ya jus to go to my mums and get the bigger ladder

Banned

Sunken spots are the best look.............

I know it costs more and more effort

however these are ideal if you are selling or doing up

saxo_appeal;4801697

no i did it all by myself, with a little help from people on here lol and … no i did it all by myself, with a little help from people on here lol and the answer to your last question....of course i used a sensible ladder ...COUGH !!!



Nearly as bad as this...
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Banned

saxo_appeal;4801697

no i did it all by myself, with a little help from people on here lol and … no i did it all by myself, with a little help from people on here lol and the answer to your last question....of course i used a sensible ladder ...COUGH !!!


Reported to Health and Safety Exec... no black and yellow tape.. no hard hat, no goggles, and no brake man on the ladder..:whistling:

Nice steps! you shouldnt be fitting stuff like this yourself by the way nice light though voted hot

great price these...Was tempted the other week but tought a tad too dear but worth a look now
cheers

these look great bargains! I was after a light fitting a few months ago and would def have taken up one of these if I hadn't already got one

Original Poster

dog_cop;4802121

Reported to Health and Safety Exec... no black and yellow tape.. no hard … Reported to Health and Safety Exec... no black and yellow tape.. no hard hat, no goggles, and no brake man on the ladder..:whistling:




I was wearing all that when i did the job.......honest guv !! lol

Edtrix;4802494

Nice steps! you shouldnt be fitting stuff like this yourself by the way … Nice steps! you shouldnt be fitting stuff like this yourself by the way nice light though voted hot




Sure the law states that you can't fit new light sockets as in spurs from the existing circuit.
No crime fitting a new light fitting where an existing one is already.

I like the lights myself and a very good price. Shame there isn't a bigger Asda near by as I fancy getting some of the wall lights to replace some horrid flowery shaded ones we have inherited in our new house.

isnt G4 light bulbs going to go out-lawed because its un eco friendly i.e. D rated for efficiency..? google it to make sure before you buy these..

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Inquisitor;4803258

isnt G4 light bulbs going to go out-lawed because its un eco friendly … isnt G4 light bulbs going to go out-lawed because its un eco friendly i.e. D rated for efficiency..? google it to make sure before you buy these..



Wrong information again !!!

20w G4 Halogen Light Bulb - CLEAR

G4 Halogen light bulbs have the pins 4mm apart and provide outstanding light quality as the crisp white illumination delivers superior colour reproduction, [SIZE="3"]they are more energy efficient than conventional incandescent light bulbs and offer a longer life[/SIZE]. Other features include outstanding beam control, UV control, heat reflective coatings that protect display items and a simple push install feature which makes installation quick, easy, safe and all presented within a neat compact size.

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true,i have no idea what a lighting socket is though,better to be safe than sorry!

I like the look of these, whats the light output like? I have a 100w fake flourescent spiral thing at the min, so should look better! Also how tall are they? I have high ceilings but wanted to be sure.

EDIT: I have a standard fitting at the min, would this just go in its place?

Original Poster

We have a high ceiling and it looks just great,
u have to take your old fitting off and fit the new fitting that comes with the light, it takes just 2 screws and they come with raw plugs as well
i never used them as the plaster was just falling away, i just screwed the screws just right into the wood spars

In response to saxo_appeal "they are more energy efficient than conventional incandescent light bulbs and offer a longer life." They might be more efficient if you didn't need 10 lamps in one fitting. This "green" stuff is doing my head in. We will be allowed to fit 8 halogen downlights but not buy our one 60w light bulb. The world has gone mad. Not to mention the fire risk with halogen downlights (I know that they now supply fire hoods but I bet many of them don't have them fitted)

Passenger57;4799932

I disagree. I think it looks REALLY good but I bet it's annoying to get … I disagree. I think it looks REALLY good but I bet it's annoying to get bulbs for!I'd be scared to fit something like this though - lol!



Actually IKEA sells bulbs dirt cheap, I tend to stock up on all the household bulbs when we go. I think I read that these are G4, well if I remember right the IKEA pack price for these is 50 odd pence.

Edit, 59p for a two pack of 10W or 20W

Original Poster

good price for them daryllg, in asda they cost £3 for 2

liamf12;4805270

In response to saxo_appeal "they are more energy efficient than … In response to saxo_appeal "they are more energy efficient than conventional incandescent light bulbs and offer a longer life." They might be more efficient if you didn't need 10 lamps in one fitting. This "green" stuff is doing my head in. We will be allowed to fit 8 halogen downlights but not buy our one 60w light bulb. The world has gone mad. Not to mention the fire risk with halogen downlights (I know that they now supply fire hoods but I bet many of them don't have them fitted)



I agree mate it is an absolute joke and farce that these are more energy efficient, when a room that was ok with a 60W light bulb now needs 6 50W downlighters lol!

You have to be daft not to think about the consequences of your leccy bill too.

Also Halogens are not ideal with dimmers as they can't recover as efficiently...

Crazy :x

Original Poster

In regards to that comment

We hardly have the ceiling light on as we have our corner stand lamp and a little table lamp on at night.....the ceiling light on all the time would be too much, plus the bulbs in our stand light and table light are the energy efficient weird looking bulbs

unless its on for a short time to find something or to switch the lights on at night when we come in etc so apart from that were hardly using it

Please please please tell me which stores this is available at because at three of my local stores that do lighting have not reduced their stock and I need light fittings for all my rooms! Any help will be repped and gratefully received please!

My local store is Cardiff, Newport or near so if someone is aware when they are reducing stock I would love to know thank you :-)

Original Poster

Ask them to scan the ones ive posted, they usually have hand held ones so its done pretty quickly

there prices are at the 24hr Asda in Dundee

I did on the night you posted it but they were still full price and it's so frustrating! Guess I'll have to keep checking. Thanks :-)

saxo_appeal;4803337

Wrong information again !!! 20w G4 Halogen Light Bulb - CLEARG4 Halogen … Wrong information again !!! 20w G4 Halogen Light Bulb - CLEARG4 Halogen light bulbs have the pins 4mm apart and provide outstanding light quality as the crisp white illumination delivers superior colour reproduction, [SIZE="3"]they are more energy efficient than conventional incandescent light bulbs and offer a longer life[/SIZE]. Other features include outstanding beam control, UV control, heat reflective coatings that protect display items and a simple push install feature which makes installation quick, easy, safe and all presented within a neat compact size.]http://www.litecraft.co.uk/Product-Range/pid2830/cid318/20w-G4-Halogen-Light-Bulb---CLEAR-.asp]http://www.ecofriendlylightbulbs.co.uk/home.php?cat=282



a) requires a convertor from 230v to 12v (dissapates heat thus wasted energy), plus EXTRA MATERIAL TO PRODUCE.
b) it produces less watts compared to normal incadescent but what about the lack of illumination compared to the incadescent? (much like what others said on here in which it requires more bulbs to light it up)
c) longer life? ok, i give you that. but how much longer? 20hrs? 200hrs? 2000hrs?
d) your references are from SELLERS :thinking:
e) with your quote, "a crisp white illumination" i.e. white as an LED white? or yellowish white? from the ones i've bought and returned they were yellowish white, not pure white.


Done a little research,
G4's 20w 12v bulb has ~10 Lum/Watt efficiency
E27 (traditional screw fit bulb) 40w 230v bulb ~12.5 Lum/Watt efficiency

Few things to note,
Yes at lower wattage G4's are more efficient (E27's @ 25w its ~8 L/W, G4's @ 20w its ~10L/W) BUT having 10x small bulbs doesnt mean you have the same lumination (unless light is directed exactly the same as E27 bulbs). Plus higher wattage of E27 has increased efficiency.

I am not here to say E27's are more efficient than G4's, im here to say that there is no HUGE ECO SAVING ADVANTAGE for G4's if you are using them in the living room for lighting the place up EFFECTIVELY. it isnt as efficient as many many other bulbs because of the small size and the lack of focus of light.

Ref:
en.wikipedia.org/wik…ulb
july.fixedreference.org/en/…ulb
donsbulbs.com/cgi…tml
prudentrver.com/sho…tml
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