Gu10 bulbs   50w 3 for £1.00 @ Poundland
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Gu10 bulbs 50w 3 for £1.00 @ Poundland

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Found 27th Nov 2013
found these gu10 bulbs 50w 3 for £1.00 in poundland cheapest I have seen
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I've bought and used some of these. They're pretty good.

Power sucking bulbs :-(

Seen these before in Poundland. I agree, the bulbs themselves are rubbish, but the price is fantastic.

sweep_the_leg_

Idiots like you that ruin this website.



He's right, and most certainly not an idiot - at 50w a bulb, when most folks have several per room, that's a lot of electricity.

Spend the extra and get LEDs and save yourself some money in the long run.

Yes, its a good deal but not on a good product so neither hot nor cold from me.

byron

Power sucking bulbs :-(


But cheaper than anywhere else for a pack of 3. If you want efficiency you need to spend £5+ on a good quality LED equivalent.

Banned

Tony Harrison

But cheaper than anywhere else for a pack of 3. If you want efficiency … But cheaper than anywhere else for a pack of 3. If you want efficiency you need to spend £5+ on a good quality LED equivalent.



as opposed to just sucking

Tapasman

He's right, and most certainly not an idiot - at 50w a bulb, when most … He's right, and most certainly not an idiot - at 50w a bulb, when most folks have several per room, that's a lot of electricity.Spend the extra and get LEDs and save yourself some money in the long run.Yes, its a good deal but not on a good product so neither hot nor cold from me.


Just replaced the 4 in my kitchen light fitting with 5W LED bulbs. Equally as bright but use 180W less power, so although more expensive to buy should save in the long run. LED bulbs should also last longer.

Good deal if you want halogens though.

Now converting all 70+ bulbs in my house to LED gotta be done!

we converted a 3 bulb downlighter to LED and the bulbs all failed within a couple of months. the vendor sent out replacements which seem to be OK so far but the actual light output is nothing like the original halogen bulbs.

Hi gavinmit/folks, is there a particular shop/website you obtained the LED bulbs from? Whats the unit price on these, as I have plenty of halogens to replace round the house! Thanks in advance.


Edited by: "larder" 27th Nov 2013

Jeikobu88

Seen these before in Poundland. I agree, the bulbs themselves are … Seen these before in Poundland. I agree, the bulbs themselves are rubbish, but the price is fantastic.



I found that the expensive ones need replacing just as quickly as the cheaper ones. Doesn't seem as bad when you can get them cheap from Poundland though, rather than paying 8 quid or so in Tesco. Think I need to move to LED too.

gtd65

we converted a 3 bulb downlighter to LED and the bulbs all failed within … we converted a 3 bulb downlighter to LED and the bulbs all failed within a couple of months. the vendor sent out replacements which seem to be OK so far but the actual light output is nothing like the original halogen bulbs.




That will depend entirely on the led replacment I put on Philips master series rrp c£33 per "bulb" but got off amazon for £33 for 4. SIMPLY fantastic, not s patching cheap led eBay specials you get what you pay for,,, or £1 great deal so hot, it used 24/7 the yes a higher priced led in the long run will be more ££ saving

im 99% running LED

in reading store too.

What store? I haven't seen these in my local.

Voted hot as it's a good deal, but I've made the move to LED myself.

I'm gradually moving to LED too but there's a major falacy in the energy saving claim. The 'inefficiency' of the halogens is that they turn the majority of power into heat rather than light, but most of the year that heat is not 'waste': it heats your house so the heating system works a little less hard.

Not a reason to stay with halogens but don't believe the hype 100%.

Besford

I'm gradually moving to LED too but there's a major falacy in the energy … I'm gradually moving to LED too but there's a major falacy in the energy saving claim. The 'inefficiency' of the halogens is that they turn the majority of power into heat rather than light, but most of the year that heat is not 'waste': it heats your house so the heating system works a little less hard.Not a reason to stay with halogens but don't believe the hype 100%.


That's a very interesting point that you make there.

larder

Hi gavinmit/folks, is there a particular shop/website you obtained the … Hi gavinmit/folks, is there a particular shop/website you obtained the LED bulbs from? Whats the unit price on these, as I have plenty of halogens to replace round the house! Thanks in advance.


I got these ebay.co.uk/itm…7b3 - only just put them in, so can't vouch for their longevity but I'm happy with the brightness and light temperature.

I've never tried the Philips equivalents - they may well be better, but they are about 2 or 3 times the price and if their halogen bulbs are anything to go by may not last any longer.

In my experience, a not insignificant part of how good a light bulb is comes down to luck of the draw. I've had really cheap pound shop ones like this last years and top-of-the-range Philips ones go within weeks. Trouble is you never know until after the fact

For someone else, I bought "cheap shop" 50W GU10s (2 for £1) before from various places and found they last a month or so then go, the last went with a pop, showering hot glass fragments everywhere (4 used in an open fitting, not enclosed). Replaced them with some Tesco-branded ones I got (very) cheap in a pack of 8 and none have gone after being in for nearly a year.

Decent (& cheap cost) LED versions (SimplyLED NxtGen II, for example) should save around 80% on electricity costs over time (20,000h): that's what I fitted in mine and wouldn't go back to halogen. They are even brighter than the standard halogen bulb and also allow you go have a higher wattage bulb in fittings as relatively little heat is radiated from the bulb units.

Besford

I'm gradually moving to LED too but there's a major falacy in the energy … I'm gradually moving to LED too but there's a major falacy in the energy saving claim. The 'inefficiency' of the halogens is that they turn the majority of power into heat rather than light, but most of the year that heat is not 'waste': it heats your house so the heating system works a little less hard.Not a reason to stay with halogens but don't believe the hype 100%.



Agree with you, We postpone to change 10 GU10 Halogen bulbs till summer hopefully fingers crossedX

Anyone got any decent links for LED alternatives? Currently running 16 of these mothers in our kitchen off 4 dimable controllers

lord_trumpington

Anyone got any decent links for LED alternatives? Currently running 16 of … Anyone got any decent links for LED alternatives? Currently running 16 of these mothers in our kitchen off 4 dimable controllers



IKEA : m.ikea.com/gb/…07/

lord_trumpington

Anyone got any decent links for LED alternatives? Currently running 16 of … Anyone got any decent links for LED alternatives? Currently running 16 of these mothers in our kitchen off 4 dimable controllers



Amazon 400lumen so should be pretty bright. amazon.co.uk/gp/…7XS

Don't bulbs go in the ground ?

Anyone had any experience with these from Homebase?

http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=110&storeId=10151&partNumber=176475

Decent price by the looks. Interestingly the recent reviews are very positive whilst the older ones are dreadful which suggests one should probaby avoid!

I bought something similar to these from eBay:

GU10 Day White 3528 SMD 60 LED

There is actually quite a bit of heat generated in the enclosure.

From my limited experience with LED's, I still prefer the light output of halogen bulbs - the LED replacements are very bright to look at - in fact you really wouldn't want to look at them directly for any period of time..however, the actual amount of light that they give off isn't anywhere near the same as the 50w halogen units.

I essentially thought that if LED's lasted more than 6 months, I'd break even on energy costs, anything after that would be a saving. So far it would appear the replacement batch has gone into "savings mode" but there's no way I can objectively say they give the same performance.

We have CFL's in most of the house but the failure rates are very high indeed, luckily we keep getting sent replacements under warranty!

Besford

I'm gradually moving to LED too but there's a major falacy in the energy … I'm gradually moving to LED too but there's a major falacy in the energy saving claim. The 'inefficiency' of the halogens is that they turn the majority of power into heat rather than light, but most of the year that heat is not 'waste': it heats your house so the heating system works a little less hard.Not a reason to stay with halogens but don't believe the hype 100%.



Precisely.
Unless the heat is truely being wasted (e.g. external lights), it's the energy cost of manufacturing the bulbs that govern their efficiency.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 27th Nov 2013

TehJumpingJawa

Precisely.Unless the heat is truely being wasted (e.g. external lights), … Precisely.Unless the heat is truely being wasted (e.g. external lights), it's the energy cost of manufacturing the bulbs that govern their efficiency.



I replaced 8 x 50w bulbs in my kitchen with 8 x 4.5w Bulbs. I now use 382w less electricity per hour. So averaging 2 hours a day for a year. This saves me 278kw of electricity a year @ a generous 12p per kW i save £33.46 in electricity.
My heating is by gas. So assuming the previous 382W went straight to heat, I will now use 278kW of extra gas @ not so generous 4p per kW. My gas will go up by £11.12.

All theoretical but that still saves me £22.34 per year and not including replacing GU10 Halogen bulbs every 6 months.
Edited by: "Oneday77" 27th Nov 2013

Oneday77

I replaced 8 x 50w bulbs in my kitchen with 8 x 4.5w Bulbs. I now use … I replaced 8 x 50w bulbs in my kitchen with 8 x 4.5w Bulbs. I now use 382w less electricity per hour. So averaging 2 hours a day for a year. This saves me 278kw of electricity a year @ a generous 12p per kW i save £33.46 in electricity. My heating is by gas. So assuming the previous 382W went straight to heat, I will now use 278kW of extra gas @ not so generous 4p per kW. My gas will go up by £11.12.All theoretical but that still saves me £22.34 per year and not including replacing GU10 Halogen bulbs every 6 months.



... but you're still using the same number of joules of energy.
Any change in efficiency is coming solely from the energy cost of manufacturing the bulbs.

Oneday77

I replaced 8 x 50w bulbs in my kitchen with 8 x 4.5w Bulbs. I now use … I replaced 8 x 50w bulbs in my kitchen with 8 x 4.5w Bulbs. I now use 382w less electricity per hour. So averaging 2 hours a day for a year. This saves me 278kw of electricity a year @ a generous 12p per kW i save £33.46 in electricity. My heating is by gas. So assuming the previous 382W went straight to heat, I will now use 278kW of extra gas @ not so generous 4p per kW. My gas will go up by £11.12.All theoretical but that still saves me £22.34 per year and not including replacing GU10 Halogen bulbs every 6 months.



And your assuming that the heat is desired because it is now winter. In the summer this heat can be considered undesirable and so you may have to expend more energy eliminating it (fans / AC). This in turn cancels out the "winter saving effect" of the heat they provide. The true cost savings of LEDs are only evident across their entire lifecycle.

gtd65

I bought something similar to these from eBay:GU10 Day White 3528 SMD 60 … I bought something similar to these from eBay:GU10 Day White 3528 SMD 60 LEDThere is actually quite a bit of heat generated in the enclosure. From my limited experience with LED's, I still prefer the light output of halogen bulbs - the LED replacements are very bright to look at - in fact you really wouldn't want to look at them directly for any period of time..however, the actual amount of light that they give off isn't anywhere near the same as the 50w halogen units.I essentially thought that if LED's lasted more than 6 months, I'd break even on energy costs, anything after that would be a saving. So far it would appear the replacement batch has gone into "savings mode" but there's no way I can objectively say they give the same performance. We have CFL's in most of the house but the failure rates are very high indeed, luckily we keep getting sent replacements under warranty!



Have you bought from this seller before? I am looking for dimable bulbs for our kitchen, 10 of these for £22 looks very tempting:

ebay.com/itm…%26

bought LED bulbs from merimobiles in china. £2.50 each. Anyone who has 50 watt bulbs should think again with the energy prices

orangeman

Now converting all 70+ bulbs in my house to LED gotta be done!



Blimey how big is your house?!?
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