Ecolight 5W GU10 Warm White LED Bulbs - £4.99 @ Home Bargains
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Ecolight 5W GU10 Warm White LED Bulbs - £4.99 @ Home Bargains

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Found 6th Nov 2012
Found amongst other bulbs in Alfreton store this morning. 24 surface mount LEDs giving equivalent 40W warm white output. RRP £12.99. See ecolight.pl for more details.
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http://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/5496-ecolight-led-bulb-gu10.aspx

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Not sure what these are but if the pics on the website are to be believed they're not GU10 which is the usual spot bayonet fitting like on the box.

Good price if they're any good.
Edited by: "b1g1an" 6th Nov 2012
b1g1an

Not sure what these are but if the pics on the website are to be believed … Not sure what these are but if the pics on the website are to be believed they're not GU10 which is the usual spot bayonet fitting like on the box.Good price if they're any good.



Just fitted six in my kitchen and they're definitely GU10, unlike the pic on their website which is wrong, and much much brighter than the 35W energy saving zenon bulbs I had fitted before.
Edited by: "indianajon" 6th Nov 2012
b1g1an

Not sure what these are but if the pics on the website are to be believed … Not sure what these are but if the pics on the website are to be believed they're not GU10 which is the usual spot bayonet fitting like on the box.Good price if they're any good.


Not only that, they look considerably longer than a standard GU10 so are not necessarily going to fit into the housing.
can i ask are these the large screw in or the small one or can you choose just cant see on the website, thanx guys x
Perpita

can i ask are these the large screw in or the small one or can you choose … can i ask are these the large screw in or the small one or can you choose just cant see on the website, thanx guys x



I've just said they're standard GU10 bayonets, the image on HB's website is wrong! I've tried to change the image on here without success, could a mod please download correct image from ecolight.pl thanks.

Edited by: "indianajon" 6th Nov 2012
I don't think these are GU10's mate...








Sorry, i couldn't resist
Was looking @ these yesterday in N Shields shop, was hoping for some reviews before forking out. Got a couple of "super led" ones from amazon which are good but 80p more, tried some from asda, were too long for fittings and narrow beam, one has started buzzing after a few wks. Nervous as false economy if they don't work out! Was telling myself <£5 would make me replace the other ones...
xlgaz

I don't think these are GU10's mate...Sorry, i couldn't resist



Would've done the same myself mate
if it says gu10 on the box it be gu10 in the box.
can i clarify are these GU10? ... only joking. great find
I have these around 15 of them upstairs and they are great, got mine from ebay though and opted for the white ones as gives a cleaner brighter feel which may not be ideal for lounge or bedroom but great for kitchens, they fit the standard gu10 fitting.
If only these could be used with dimmers as these are the only light switches I have ;-(

Good price nonetheless
Edited by: "sparkzilla" 6th Nov 2012
sparkzilla

If only these could be used with dimmers as these are the only light … If only these could be used with dimmers as these are the only light switches I have ;-(Good price nonetheless



Change the switches.
Bought one to try a couple of weeks ago. Great value and bright.Went back to get some more and all sold out,
Tried lots of different led bulbs, best so far are:

eBay item 290762272930

4 gu10 for £9.99

60 smd led gu10 really bright, same as 50watt if not better.

Hate day white there too blue , warm white look most original. Had all mine in over a year , no problems yet except cheaper elec bill

Exact same size as halogen bulbs so fit any gu10 fitting
Edited by: "mattyoakley" 6th Nov 2012
I bought these from Amazon last week, they are excellent as a like for like halogen replacement.

amazon.co.uk/Lon…8-1
Even Stevie Wonder can see these are not GU10's!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mwhahahaaa could not resist. Have some heat good find, 5w too fine price that for gu10. I get ledlites from tlc but you want get them at this price fair play good find :-)
Ive seen LED gu10s at 3 for £10 in the past, would those have been different to these? Maybe lower watts?
Any recommendations for MR16?
mattyoakley

Tried lots of different led bulbs, best so far are:eBay item … Tried lots of different led bulbs, best so far are:eBay item 2907622729304 gu10 for £9.9960 smd led gu10 really bright, same as 50watt if not better.Hate day white there too blue , warm white look most original. Had all mine in over a year , no problems yet except cheaper elec bill :)Exact same size as halogen bulbs so fit any gu10 fitting



How long have you had these for? I have heard about some LED GU10's not lasting very long. Thanks in advance.
I buy similar but brighter SMD GU10's on ebay for about £4 each
ebay.co.uk/itm…d2a
Edited by: "listerdude" 6th Nov 2012
listerdude

I buy similar but brighter SMD GU10's on ebay for about £4 each … I buy similar but brighter SMD GU10's on ebay for about £4 each http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4x-GU10-60-SMD-LED-5W-SPOT-LIGHT-ALUMINUM-SHELL-BULBS-DAY-WARM-WHITE-75W-/261101894954?pt=UK_Light_Bulbs&var=&hash=item3ccae2bd2a



Not registered as a business seller on eBay, wouldn't touch with a barge pole. Feedback confirms seller is based in China shipping from a Birmingham warehouse.
mattyoakley

Tried lots of different led bulbs, best so far are:eBay item … Tried lots of different led bulbs, best so far are:eBay item 2907622729304 gu10 for £9.9960 smd led gu10 really bright, same as 50watt if not better.Hate day white there too blue , warm white look most original. Had all mine in over a year , no problems yet except cheaper elec bill :)Exact same size as halogen bulbs so fit any gu10 fitting



What angle are they? - The listing doesn't state.
jimbobcook

Direct … Direct linkhttp://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/5496-ecolight-led-bulb-gu10.aspxCheers



Where are the GU10 ? Cant see them online ..
thermomonkey

How long have you had these for? I have heard about some LED GU10's not … How long have you had these for? I have heard about some LED GU10's not lasting very long. Thanks in advance.



Got some similar to these off ebay earlier this year and 3 out of 4 fell apart during use - the front led section just fell out of the casing and left dangling on a couple of wires.

I may try one from Home Bargains as you can at least take them back but otherwise I'm going to wait until better quality brands come down in price and buy those. My experience is that you get what you pay for.
nbuuifx

What angle are they? - The listing doesn't state.



Don't know, the throw is very similar to halogen as in not focused as such

Edited by: "mattyoakley" 7th Nov 2012
thermomonkey

How long have you had these for? I have heard about some LED GU10's not … How long have you had these for? I have heard about some LED GU10's not lasting very long. Thanks in advance.



If you read my quoted statement.... Just over a year
listerdude

I buy similar but brighter SMD GU10's on ebay for about £4 each … I buy similar but brighter SMD GU10's on ebay for about £4 each http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4x-GU10-60-SMD-LED-5W-SPOT-LIGHT-ALUMINUM-SHELL-BULBS-DAY-WARM-WHITE-75W-/261101894954?pt=UK_Light_Bulbs&var=&hash=item3ccae2bd2a



Those don't fit in standard gu10 fittings as in the ones where the bulb connection is fitted and not loose. Gu10 standard depth is 50-52mm anything bigger stick out and look gash.

The ones I've linked and bought are 52mm depth. 50mm is the width
Bought these from Amazon. £1.99 delivered.

4w but stated to be 40-50W equivalent.

hotukdeals.com/dea…536
Edited by: "KEG123" 7th Nov 2012
I tried out some LED GU10 were very poor. Checked with a light meter the supposed LED equivalent gives about 15% of the illumination the 240V GU10 gives hardly an equivalent!
nbuuifx

What angle are they? - The listing doesn't state.



120 degrees, 370 lumens
I've been holding off on low energy GU10s as when I last looked they seemed expensive and many were larger, but good to see the prices becoming a bit more sensible and them being the correct size. Might have to give them a try.
I've tried out several LED GU10 replacements recently. I found the SMD ones to be too bright in most downlighter positions since they have a very broad beam and are much brighter to look at from an angle compared with normal GU10 halogens. Also I found the equivalent wattages are grossly overestimated. I ended up with the 9W or 12W ones (on ebay) using 3 or 4 CREE LEDs. These are much more focused and similar to a normal halogen 50W unit. Search ebay for CREE GU10 LED.

Also I'd echo what others have said re: bulb length. Some LEDs may not be suitable for your GU10 fitting as they can be substantially longer than halogen ones - some spot fittings are open or have rings to clips the bulbs in and can take the longer lengths, others have fixed depths and so longer LED units will stick out.

Finally I found warm white LEDs to be very slightly cooler white than halogens, but I wouldn't want the cool white LEDs as they are far too blue.
mrbrunes

I've tried out several LED GU10 replacements recently. I found the SMD … I've tried out several LED GU10 replacements recently. I found the SMD ones to be too bright in most downlighter positions since they have a very broad beam and are much brighter to look at from an angle compared with normal GU10 halogens. Also I found the equivalent wattages are grossly overestimated. I ended up with the 9W or 12W ones (on ebay) using 3 or 4 CREE LEDs. These are much more focused and similar to a normal halogen 50W unit. Search ebay for CREE GU10 LED.Also I'd echo what others have said re: bulb length. Some LEDs may not be suitable for your GU10 fitting as they can be substantially longer than halogen ones - some spot fittings are open or have rings to clips the bulbs in and can take the longer lengths, others have fixed depths and so longer LED units will stick out.Finally I found warm white LEDs to be very slightly cooler white than halogens, but I wouldn't want the cool white LEDs as they are far too blue.



Thanks for that... cheaper, dimmable and a lot easier on the eye when off.
replaced my downstairs bulbs with similar to these and went from a Total of just under 1 kw IF all were on to just 100watts IF all were on.

Yes it did cost about £100 in total for all the bulbs but Leccy bill has dropped significantly especially in winter when you have the 50watts burning for hours. Seriously think saving £5-£10 month so pays for themselves in about a year.

If you can afford the initial outlay Great. I did have to change the dimmer switches to normal but they did work albeit without the dimmer control working.
ca1ade

I bought these from Amazon last week, they are excellent as a like for … I bought these from Amazon last week, they are excellent as a like for like halogen replacement. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Long-Life-Lamp-Company-replacements/dp/B006UR5IUY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352236677&sr=8-1



I bought 24 of these myself for £5.99 each after trying 4 or 5 different types... These were the best I've found (even compared to a more expensive £12 bulb i tried). Haven't had a single faulty bulb yet.

The warm white colour is very good (not quite as yellow as a halogen but very close) and they give off a LOT of light (I would say equal to a 50w).

I think the angle is very wide (120 degrees) so they give a much wider spread of light than a halogen spotlight would, which personally myself I prefer.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Neil49

Got some similar to these off ebay earlier this year and 3 out of 4 fell … Got some similar to these off ebay earlier this year and 3 out of 4 fell apart during use - the front led section just fell out of the casing and left dangling on a couple of wires.I may try one from Home Bargains as you can at least take them back but otherwise I'm going to wait until better quality brands come down in price and buy those. My experience is that you get what you pay for.



Thanks, started doing some research into these and it seems the only guaranteed reliable ones are quite dear at the moment.
DontRun

I bought 24 of these myself for £5.99 each after trying 4 or 5 different … I bought 24 of these myself for £5.99 each after trying 4 or 5 different types... These were the best I've found (even compared to a more expensive £12 bulb i tried). Haven't had a single faulty bulb yet.The warm white colour is very good (not quite as yellow as a halogen but very close) and they give off a LOT of light (I would say equal to a 50w).I think the angle is very wide (120 degrees) so they give a much wider spread of light than a halogen spotlight would, which personally myself I prefer.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.



Yep, they are working out great for me too. Just as bright if not a little brighter than the 50w halogens they replaced, but the big difference is the angle. My halogens were 36 degrees I think and I got away with that because I have high ceilings. These LED's have a massive 120 degree angle so the light distribution is excellent.

Hope they last as long as they say. I was using 200 watts across 4 halogen bulbs, now down to 20 watts so i'm pleased with that.
mattyoakley

Tried lots of different led bulbs, best so far are:eBay item … Tried lots of different led bulbs, best so far are:eBay item 2907622729304 gu10 for £9.9960 smd led gu10 really bright, same as 50watt if not better.Hate day white there too blue , warm white look most original. Had all mine in over a year , no problems yet except cheaper elec bill :)Exact same size as halogen bulbs so fit any gu10 fitting



Hi "thermomonkey"

I have 4 GU10 halogen bulbs in my kitchen - warm white 50W each.

I have been looking for good GU10s for quite some time and also tried some models from Tesco but they were quite large for the fittings and were popping out of the panel. As buying from ebay is quite diffucult to return (return postage etc) therefore the fittings & quality has to be right. My kitchen fitting panel is standard & it holds four bulbs & that's why I want to take your input or comments on these ebay ones you mentioned as I am very tempted to buy these & especially their price

Will they fit onto a standard GU10 fittings ? Also, some people say that Day White gives better light and vision compare to Warm White but personally I prefer Warm White as I have the same in my entire house. What do you say about Warm or Day White

Thanks
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