GU10 Halogen Bulbs x6 £1 @ Homebase
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GU10 Halogen Bulbs x6 £1 @ Homebase

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Found 22nd Feb
Listed as £4 in the shop but scanned @£1. £1 on line too. 6x GU10 bulbs for £1. Get them quick. Plenty at Swindon Orbital
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led only 4 me but hot for the price if halogen is your bulb of choice
Coz you more in the long run
Got 2 bulbs on Saturday for 95p in b&m, one of em didn't work. Spotted them in homebase, Bangor for the price stated, happy days, heat!!
Waste of money go LED.
Led is better. They should stop making these
Led works out much cheaper if you take the cost of electricity into account.

If my maths is right, just one of these bulbs over its life, will cost more in the extra electricity it uses, than the extra cost of buying a pack of equivalent LED bulbs.
Edited by: "melted" 22nd Feb
Who on earth still buys these? I would not have these even if hey were giving them away!
Posted several times before.

The reason this keeps coming round is that Homebase has mountains of these and no-one wants to buy them.
Been this price since at least last summer. Either they can’t sell them at £1 or they must have vast amounts of them in storage!
Cold - should be banned for wasting energy.
Better paying the extra and going led. Unless u live in a cold house these will warm it up slightly
melted11 h, 40 m ago

Led works out much cheaper if you take the cost of electricity into …Led works out much cheaper if you take the cost of electricity into account.If my maths is right, just one of these bulbs over its life, will cost more in the extra electricity it uses, than the extra cost of buying a pack of equivalent LED bulbs.


A 50W halogen used for 4 hours a day consumes about 11 GBP's worth of electricity over a year. I wanted to check your maths but yeah, an LED easily pays for itself in a few months. It used to be a year or two back when they were a tenner a bulb but now it's a no-brainer.
CampGareth10 h, 7 m ago

A 50W halogen used for 4 hours a day consumes about 11 GBP's worth of …A 50W halogen used for 4 hours a day consumes about 11 GBP's worth of electricity over a year. I wanted to check your maths but yeah, an LED easily pays for itself in a few months. It used to be a year or two back when they were a tenner a bulb but now it's a no-brainer.


Not to.mention you'll need to replace these at least 5 times compared to 1 led.. when decent LEDs are less than £2 its almost no brainer on that basis alone. At least halogens will slightly reduce your heating bill in this cold weather though...
The only reason to have a halogen is as an emergency spare.

As mentioned above the £10 extra it costs to buy half a dozen LEDs is recouped easily within a year, depending on the room the lights are in.

Agree with many comments above, the reason they are so cheap is that Homebase have loads and can't shift them.

PS the RRP of £4 must have been in about 2005!
Edited by: "RegDab" 24th Feb
Agree with previous comments. We moved house and it had 30 halogen spotlights in. I was going to replace them over time but my first electricity bulb was astronomical. I then replaced instantly for about £50 and I reckon it took me about 6 weeks to see the savings.
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I have all LED but do find the dimming function on halogen far superior. Far wider dimming levels and much dimmer (darker) at lower level. I've got my LEDs on a decent LED dimmer switch and the dimming is delayed plus the lowest setting is still quite bright. So I think there still is a market there for these at present.
Edited by: "deleted1836930" 24th Feb
Don't do it! Very false saving unless you never turn them on!
To be fair, in cold winter days, your electricity is not wasted. Every bit is used to heat your home.
But in summer, you get hit twice. Not only it waste energy in making unwanted heat, you then have to use more energy (aircon) to get rid of that heat.
So maybe, they should be used as seasonal lamps!
kalamata7 m ago

To be fair, in cold winter days, your electricity is not wasted. Every …To be fair, in cold winter days, your electricity is not wasted. Every bit is used to heat your home.But in summer, you get hit twice. Not only it waste energy in making unwanted heat, you then have to use more energy (aircon) to get rid of that heat.So maybe, they should be used as seasonal lamps!


Yes that is true in winter but only if you have solely electric (and non economy 7) heating. Heating your house with electricity is the least cost effective way. Electricity is 3 or 4x the cost of gas for the same heat output.
SFconvert23rd Feb

Not to.mention you'll need to replace these at least 5 times compared to 1 …Not to.mention you'll need to replace these at least 5 times compared to 1 led.. when decent LEDs are less than £2 its almost no brainer on that basis alone. At least halogens will slightly reduce your heating bill in this cold weather though...


Yep. Halogen bulbs blow like crazy. Kids jumping upstairs and bulb stops working.
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