Ecolight LED Bulb: GU10 Warm White 5w £2.99 @ Home Bargains
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Ecolight LED Bulb: GU10 Warm White 5w £2.99 @ Home Bargains

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Found 16th Feb 2014
Ecolight LED Bulb: Warm White GU10
Warm White glow
Ideal for kitchens and bathrooms
Economically and environmentally friendly
Designed to replace Halogen bulbs
230-240 voltage
Uses 5 watts
24 small individual LED lights
50 year shelf
Not to be used with dimmers
Viewing angle: 120 degrees
Approx. Measurements: 50mm x 52mm
Energy efficiency: A

39 Comments

Good price were £4.29 a few weeks back.

Was going to post this yesterday, picked up four, very good. HOT

How many lumens are they?
Thnx

they also have cold white for the same price

lidl are doing 2 for £5.00 on led replacement bulbs tomorrow. they have GU10's and others

Original Poster

Any free delivery codes?

Watch these had one fail on me after a weeks use

edz222

How many lumens are they?Thnx

One I got were 360 lms

I would hold off buying any until at least end of March after reading this
money.aol.co.uk/201…403

Just bought the last three. Good find.

They are better than I get from suppliers been fitting there's for last 10 months hot from me

To be fair they are as bright as the 50w halogens they replaced

Pateo

I would hold off buying any until at least end of March after reading … I would hold off buying any until at least end of March after reading thishttp://money.aol.co.uk/2014/01/27/ikea-leds-are-a-dim-buy-which/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cukt2%7Cdl2%7Csec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D239403



What happens at the end of March? 6000 hours is 250 days. I doubt they can test and ban sales of inferior stock by the end of March.

Pateo

I would hold off buying any until at least end of March after reading … I would hold off buying any until at least end of March after reading thishttp://money.aol.co.uk/2014/01/27/ikea-leds-are-a-dim-buy-which/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cukt2%7Cdl2%7Csec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D239403



A little propaganda to put us off buying LED bulbs as really they'd like us to carry on buying the mercury filled energy saving bulbs!!!

Im in credit with electric for first time in ages since replacing most of the house with leds..Some fittings take 1 amp with the old type bulbs which is a quarter usage of a kettle.
The German made duracell 3 x pack of led gu10 from asda for a fiver a little back was the best deal ive ever seen....but this is a good deal. hot

i bought 3 a few weeks ago @ 2.99 each they were ok but

they had much fewer led lights in them than these ones

these have 24 in each bulb thats got to be pretty good

mine had about 6 or 8 or something and its a noticeable beam of light rather than straight forward illumination

tips from my experiences when buying LEDs: beam angle is how wide the light is. so 120 deg is a nice wide spread of light from each bulb. 35deg would be a focused beam of light. Lots of online manufacturers offer a no quibble 5 year warranty where they replace if it fails within 5 years. Light colour: "warm white" is the yellow colour light we are used to from traditional incandescent bulbs. "Cool daylight" or "cool white" is a very white light, similar to florescent tubes. "daylight" is half way between the two. colour is also measured in kelvins or 'k'. ~2000k is warm white. 4000k is daylight and 6000k is cool white. the number of LEDs is important but not the measure of how bright a bulb is. The number of lumens is what you check. The higher the lumens the brighter the bulb. hope that helps....

Eject

lidl are doing 2 for £5.00 on led replacement bulbs tomorrow. they have … lidl are doing 2 for £5.00 on led replacement bulbs tomorrow. they have GU10's and others



I just looked in their web page, 100 lumens output. No good for my kitchen where we have 6 GU10s to light the whole room.

Dumb question - my last gu10'S were called Natural White - anyone know if this is the same as Cool White or Warm White, please?

johnnystorm

I just looked in their web page, 100 lumens output. No good for my … I just looked in their web page, 100 lumens output. No good for my kitchen where we have 6 GU10s to light the whole room.



Totally, the 1.5 (ish, I forget) power consumption gives it away, the lidl ones will be rubbish.

Just to note if anyone's worried about longevity (after that Which? article) that the ones Aldi sell from time to time last well in my experience and the 5w ones are plenty bright

sammyse101

tips from my experiences when buying LEDs: beam angle is how wide the … tips from my experiences when buying LEDs: beam angle is how wide the light is. so 120 deg is a nice wide spread of light from each bulb. 35deg would be a focused beam of light. Lots of online manufacturers offer a no quibble 5 year warranty where they replace if it fails within 5 years. Light colour: "warm white" is the yellow colour light we are used to from traditional incandescent bulbs. "Cool daylight" or "cool white" is a very white light, similar to florescent tubes. "daylight" is half way between the two. colour is also measured in kelvins or 'k'. ~2000k is warm white. 4000k is daylight and 6000k is cool white. the number of LEDs is important but not the measure of how bright a bulb is. The number of lumens is what you check. The higher the lumens the brighter the bulb. hope that helps....



Would daylight be close to GU10 Halogens (50W)? Thanks.

HipposRule

Would daylight be close to GU10 Halogens (50W)? Thanks.



Daylight would be a description of the colour, not a power rating e.g. 50W. You will need a bulb with over about 400 lumens to equate to a 50W GU10. It seems that if you want to replace a standard GU10 then the Megaman 6W dimmable (currently £10.49 ish on Amazon) in warm white give the nearest direct replacement in terms of power and colour.

Anyone wondering or asking about cool white vs warm white, get warm white.
Cool white will make your room/house look like a public toilet or drug growing operation.
I bought a 4 pack of cool whites a while back for my bedroom and it now looks like I'm going weed from the outside.

http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/1088557574_4/100x-EMS-LED-Spotl-ight-Bulb-GU10-GU5-3-E27-E14-MR16-12W-9W-Lighting-Bulbs.jpg
This is the best example I can find.
Note the blue hue reminiscent of the old style led grow lights or the type used in public toilets to stop people finding veins.

Banned

joedastudd

Anyone wondering or asking about cool white vs warm white, get warm … Anyone wondering or asking about cool white vs warm white, get warm white.Cool white will make your room/house look like a public toilet or drug growing operation.I bought a 4 pack of cool whites a while back for my bedroom and it now looks like I'm going weed from the outside.This is the best example I can find.Note the blue hue reminiscent of the old style led grow lights or the type used in public toilets to stop people finding veins.



Cool white suits spotlights in kitchens or cabinets etc. Warm white everywhere else imo.

Searcher2

Daylight would be a description of the colour, not a power rating e.g. … Daylight would be a description of the colour, not a power rating e.g. 50W. You will need a bulb with over about 400 lumens to equate to a 50W GU10. It seems that if you want to replace a standard GU10 then the Megaman 6W dimmable (currently £10.49 ish on Amazon) in warm white give the nearest direct replacement in terms of power and colour.



Thanks

johnnystorm

I just looked in their web page, 100 lumens output. No good for my … I just looked in their web page, 100 lumens output. No good for my kitchen where we have 6 GU10s to light the whole room.



I'd imagine they heat the whole room too!

smithysufc

Im in credit with electric for first time in ages since replacing most of … Im in credit with electric for first time in ages since replacing most of the house with leds..Some fittings take 1 amp with the old type bulbs which is a quarter usage of a kettle.


That would only be a hotel kettle (~900W); 2kW kettles take about 8A and 3kW about 12A. I agree though that you still save an awful lot with LEDs over the excessive numbers of halogen fittings put there for fashion and cost rather than practical reasons.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/dfb21/63955047-de29-41f3-be4c-fb08b3190d05_zps1aefbe98.jpg

These are the bulbs from Home Bargains.
They have a plastic cover over the front of the LED's so they aren't the ones with exposed electronics like someone states in a previous post about dangerous cheap LED GU10's.
Edited by: "dfb21" 17th Feb 2014

ricky_kw

Watch these had one fail on me after a weeks use



it lasted lot longer than mine

just bought 4 for the kitchen as I'm sick of the standard bulbs blowing every month or 2. These say they have a 50000 hour life. That's about 5.7 years if left on 24 hours a day. So in theory with average usage in our kitchen these should last about 45 years. I'll believe that when I see it! I've filed the receipt just in case they blow before I'm 80!

Got 4 of these lighting my kitchen. More than bright enough.

chamaerops

it lasted lot longer than mine


Typical bathtub curve - if they don't fail quickly they're likely to last a long time.

Saw these today in my local Home Bargains store and they were all cool white, but went for the 2 for £5 MR16 from DiscountUK Home Store, as I need 12v ones, and these are 60 LED cluster, 3.6 watt consumption, warm white, and ok for the price but no front plastic lens or rellector.
LED lamps will just get better and cheaper, so I am converting slowly over time.

pibpob

That would only be a hotel kettle (~900W); 2kW kettles take about 8A and … That would only be a hotel kettle (~900W); 2kW kettles take about 8A and 3kW about 12A. I agree though that you still save an awful lot with LEDs over the excessive numbers of halogen fittings put there for fashion and cost rather than practical reasons.



Good electric maths 240 watt for 1 amp lol
Im an electrician and just got the previous figure off the top of my head for the kettle....and i was drunk when posting...as usual..
5kw = 20amp 10kw shower = 40amp

i just went in there and bought 10 but theres a reduction so it's no 8 for the price of 10..also the are 40 watt I put 30 of them around the house lovely light of the warm ones anyway!

Just an update, bought a box of 24 cool white and the spec are now as follows

395lm
colour temp 6500 +/-500k
5w
120 degree angle

Currently £2.49 for GU10 and £3.99 for others at Home Bargain. Warm white are great, near as makes no difference as good as energy sucking GU10s. Dropped from 24 to 20 leds, but having both, the 20s are noticably brighter. Have bought small screw globes too and they are better than the 40w globes they replaced. Have 18 GU10 led and 6 globes so far. Very happy.
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