GE Energy Saving 7W GU10 Bulbs - £5 Buy One Get One Free - Instore @ Tesco
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GE Energy Saving 7W GU10 Bulbs - £5 Buy One Get One Free - Instore @ Tesco

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Found 30th Sep 2009Made hot 1st Oct 2009
GE Energy Saving 7W GU10 Bulbs - £5 Buy One Get One Free - Instore @ Tesco

Power of a 35w bulb

BARGAIN!

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Original Poster

http://di1.shopping.com/images/di/62/69/79/35467265354a356955745f3137674a75663077-149x149-0-0.jpg

Good price for these GU10s :thumbsup:

Good deal, I replaced mine at the weekend. A little dimmer than the 4x50W halogen bulbs I was using but not by very much. Did a bit of a calculation and reckon I will save about £25 a year in electricity so the bulbs will pay for themselves in about 4 months.

Anyone know if this is store specific ??

Thanks
Daniel

Doubt it, unless OP bought his at Northallerton too.

Great deal if it's nationwide

Found this interesting, a new type of light to come soon?
vu1.com/ESL…htm

ooooh shiny

JerryR;6446167

ooooh shiny



Maybe its to disguise the fact that they are flippin' huge :-D

Can these be mixed with normal 50w halogens, within the same (triple) light fitting?

Alfie!;6448269

Can these be mixed with normal 50w halogens, within the same (triple) … Can these be mixed with normal 50w halogens, within the same (triple) light fitting?



Yes (unless you are using a dimmer switch)

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Alfie!;6448269

Can these be mixed with normal 50w halogens, within the same (triple) … Can these be mixed with normal 50w halogens, within the same (triple) light fitting?


doubt it as these are much bigger

csiman;6451152

doubt it as these are much bigger


Manufacturer advises that, although larger, will fit a majority of light fittings and to check before purchase.

Good deal...Is this nationwide?

Original Poster

badboy123;6456099

Is this nationwide?



Believe so! :thumbsup:

will keep an eye for these in Tesco at the weekend

Good deal! I've got 30 bulbs to replace in my lounge and kitchen (never mind the rest of the house!!) and have been looking out for a deal on these. thanks op

carleast;6443995

Great deal if it's nationwide

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this is nationwide and online 2, all energy bulbs are BOGOF, and other spotlights. we also picked up some energy spotlight for 62p BOGOF, making it 32p each. my hubby has just had most of the bulbs replaced in house,

i was going to post this, but am sure saw it posted, therefore did not submit

hotukdeals.com/ite…ui/,,

ok searched and did not realise it was posted 10 months ago,

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aju;6457233

,this is nationwide and online 2, all energy bulbs are BOGOF, and other … ,this is nationwide and online 2, all energy bulbs are BOGOF, and other spotlights. we also picked up some energy spotlight for 62p BOGOF, making it 32p each. my hubby has just had most of the bulbs replaced in house, i was going to post this, but am sure saw it posted, therefore did not submit


cant find this offer online anywhere

DubDriver;6451038

Yes (unless you are using a dimmer switch)



So can these be dimmed on their own but not if dimmer is shared with standard bulbs?

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pody;6457515

So can these be dimmed on their own but not if dimmer is shared with … So can these be dimmed on their own but not if dimmer is shared with standard bulbs?


no they cannot be dimmed

Try before investing too much - in my experience these things provide very little light. No doubt the technology will continue to improve but the one I tried came nowhere near replacing a conventional GU10.

Big price reduction (they were about £7 each!) but does that matter if they don't do the job?

A mix of these and tradional GU10's may do the trick although may not look great!

We replaced all our 50W GU10's with 35W and the difference is not that great in light but a resaonable saving in power useage. These energy saving ones however seem to give out a different light so may not be as bright even as a 35W traditional GU10 bulb

I've been interested in replacing my standard gu10s with LED one, but they either give a blue or cold white light (instead of a softer yellow light) or are quiet expensive (more than £10 per bulb). Sometimes I think it would be cheaper moving to a house that doesn't use GU10 bulbs!

Does anyone know what kind of light these bulbs give off?

Besford;6457897

Try before investing too much - in my experience these things provide … Try before investing too much - in my experience these things provide very little light. No doubt the technology will continue to improve but the one I tried came nowhere near replacing a conventional GU10. Big price reduction (they were about £7 each!) but does that matter if they don't do the job?



I bought six of these last week to replace our kitchen spotlights.

They are quite dim when first switched on then rapidly brighten up and I honestly can't see any significant deterioration in light. Maybe you are thinking of the LED replacement bulbs, which are very poor in comparison.

All the energy saving bulbs are on a buy one get one free deal at the moment in my local Tesco

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Besford;6457897

Try before investing too much - in my experience these things provide … Try before investing too much - in my experience these things provide very little light. No doubt the technology will continue to improve but the one I tried came nowhere near replacing a conventional GU10. Big price reduction (they were about £7 each!) but does that matter if they don't do the job?


you probably only had the original 1.3w or 2.8w which equate to about 8/15W

these are 35w equivalents

they are £16 each in B&Q!! :w00t:

Smag;6458174

I bought six of these last week to replace our kitchen spotlights.They … I bought six of these last week to replace our kitchen spotlights.They are quite dim when first switched on then rapidly brighten up and I honestly can't see any significant deterioration in light. Maybe you are thinking of the LED replacement bulbs, which are very poor in comparison.All the energy saving bulbs are on a buy one get one free deal at the moment in my local Tesco


Thanks, that's helpful. No, it wasn't the LED type (which are no more than decorative).

On a wider point, people are concerned that conventional bulbs are inefficient. That's because they convert much of the energy into heat rather than light and GU10 bulbs seem to me to be even worse in this respect. However, that heat is not wasted much of the time as it heats your house, so the central heating will use proportionately less energy. In a UK context this energy 'recovery' will operate much of the time since you use your lights more in winter when the days are shorter anyway. The environmental issues over disposal of the energy saving types haven't been satisfactorally answered either (contain mercury traces) and their manufacture clearly uses more energy too. It's never simple is it?

For most people most of the time the best energy saving advice is to simply turn the lights off when you don't need them.

I'll be happy to move entirely to 'energy saving' bulbs once they don't require the compromise of dimmer light and slow startup. May give a couple of these a try though.

the ones in tesco arent quite the same as the picture( at leat the ones i got arent)
there is no silver bit, its all white.

the light is not as bright as the standard GU10's, but i have a mixture in my kitchen light fitting to get the best of both worlds.

great buy at this price, wouldnt have paid £5 a bulb though

P.E;6458032

A mix of these and tradional GU10's may do the trick although may not … A mix of these and tradional GU10's may do the trick although may not look great!We replaced all our 50W GU10's with 35W and the difference is not that great in light but a resaonable saving in power useage. These energy saving ones however seem to give out a different light so may not be as bright even as a 35W traditional GU10 bulb


Yes, that was my experience. In fact there seems to be a growing realisation that the quoted 'equivalent' figures on energy saving bulbs really don't seem to be true in real world use. There may be a good reason for that but I'll only use them in selected locations where the downsides are less important.

Definately available online too - I had 2 delivered last night with my food order - much better than I expected and within 30 seconds they're actually quite bright - 2 replaced so far, 40 more to go!

Thanks for all the comments and advice regarding these - may try them in a few places before replacing all. :thumbsup:

Looks a good deal, especially if the 6 year life is correct. Compared to just over a year for the 2000 hour standard ones!!

pedroman;6444761

Found this interesting, a new type of light to come … Found this interesting, a new type of light to come soon?http://www.vu1.com/ESLupdate/default.htm



Just hype I think. Will have to wait and see. CFL are more than 5x more efficient, as a 15W (I think) is same as a 100W (well thats what they claim).

It's just a smaller version of a CRT.

rash;6460721

Just hype I think. Will have to wait and see. CFL are more than 5x more … Just hype I think. Will have to wait and see. CFL are more than 5x more efficient, as a 15W (I think) is same as a 100W (well thats what they claim).It's just a smaller version of a CRT.



Could be hype, time will tell....but it was interesting that if you break the florescent bulbs you have to vacate the room for 15 mins 'cause of the mercury vapours :w00t:

vu1.com/ESL…htm

I can't find these on their site. A search for 'GU10' just brings back the halogen ones.

How are people finding these online ?

Thanks
Daniel

pedroman;6460906

Could be hype, time will tell....but it was interesting that if you break … Could be hype, time will tell....but it was interesting that if you break the florescent bulbs you have to vacate the room for 15 mins 'cause of the mercury vapours :w00t:http://www.vu1.com/ESLupdate/default.htm



Yeah I didn't know that! I don't think ANYONE who uses these bulbs actually knows that!

That is quite dangerous.

Lots of lightbulbs at 2 for 1 but none of these in my local Tesco Extra today.

Anyone else had luck ordering these online ?

Thanks
Daniel
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