GU10 LED Bulbs £1 each @ Poundland
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GU10 LED Bulbs £1 each @ Poundland

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Found 7th Dec 2011
Only one watt each & just a pound each.
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anyone know if these are cheaper to run, and brighter than regular GU10 bulbs?
vegasbaby

anyone know if these are cheaper to run, and brighter than regular GU10 … anyone know if these are cheaper to run, and brighter than regular GU10 bulbs?


id guess so, only a few watts to run LED while a lot of standard halogen are 50w, I replaced some and for me they werent as bright and could'nt get ones to match the same colour output, mine give off a very white blue light.
Never seen these at this price, Heated.
vegasbaby

anyone know if these are cheaper to run, and brighter than regular GU10 … anyone know if these are cheaper to run, and brighter than regular GU10 bulbs?


Cheaper to run yes. Brighter? LOL hell no! I bought one to test out the other day and it's about as bright as a single candle! Completely useless for lighting a room. Even a full strip of these wouldn't be bright enough to properly see what you were doing. Maybe useful for mood lighting or as a night light in a child's room but that's about it.
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vegasbaby

anyone know if these are cheaper to run, and brighter than regular GU10 … anyone know if these are cheaper to run, and brighter than regular GU10 bulbs?



The 50 watt halogens cost 49x more to run.........these leds are not anywhere near as bright
vegasbaby

anyone know if these are cheaper to run, and brighter than regular GU10 … anyone know if these are cheaper to run, and brighter than regular GU10 bulbs?



These will be cheaper to run,but will not be brighter if they are 1 watt
vegasbaby

anyone know if these are cheaper to run, and brighter than regular GU10 … anyone know if these are cheaper to run, and brighter than regular GU10 bulbs?



At one watt, they will be about 40 times cheaper to run than a regular bulb. But at one watt they won't give off any light either!
Hey great minds
I'm gonna get the 11w energy saving ones instead.
Hopeless (but only a pound to prove it!).
If you want a low cost replacement for halogen GU10s then these are well worth considering...

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/gu10-4-led-360-lumen-3500k-warm-white-light-bulb-85-265v-ac-44577

Great colour and brightness match and less than 1/10th the cost to run than standard GU10s.

From what I've read, you're looking at around a 4+ watt LED bulb to give off the same light as the 50w Halogen, but does depend on the LED's themselves and how many you have, plus the design of light. Some are spot = directional, some round = dispersed.

oddballjamie

I'm gonna get the 11w energy saving ones instead.


Only problem with those is the 'warm up' time. Dull and colour changed until full brightness. Also usually have problems with direction of light depending on design. Plus they cost a little more to run and cant usually be attached to a dimmer switch.
JonT

If you want a low cost replacement for halogen GU10s then these are well … If you want a low cost replacement for halogen GU10s then these are well worth considering...http://www.dealextreme.com/p/gu10-4-led-360-lumen-3500k-warm-white-light-bulb-85-265v-ac-44577Great colour and brightness match and less than 1/10th the cost to run than standard GU10s.



Do you have any recommendation for the screw fit bulb?
Useful pic from the dealextreme link above:

sku.44577 is the LED bulb

http://www.dealextreme.com/customerphotos/quarantined/201101/44577-bc2d4455-205d-425c-a287-2bf87be29566.jpg
Edited by: "morpheus" 7th Dec 2011
morpheus

Useful pic from the dealextreme link above:sku.44577 is the LED bulb



A fairly substantial difference. Thanks for that, almost purchased these.
None in Telford
Don't bother... These are made up of multiple 'normal' LED's and they will fail quickly.

What you want are single die LED's lights and they cost quite a bit more than these.

Cold, I'm afraid.
Sworld

Don't bother... These are made up of multiple 'normal' LED's and they … Don't bother... These are made up of multiple 'normal' LED's and they will fail quickly.What you want are single die LED's lights and they cost quite a bit more than these.Cold, I'm afraid.



They carry a 3 year guarantee as stated on box but as above not very bright;)
Duplicate post as i posted these last week. They give out little light.
I have a few Megaman 11w GU10 alternatives, not cheap, and won't fit in ceiling recessed fitments, but are a good brightness, and a bit cheaper to run than the regular ones - especially when your kitchen had 8 50watt GU10!

They take a bit to warm up (it's basically a normal energy saving bulb stuck in the smaller factor case) so I now have 4 11w and 4 regular 35w ones..

These 1w bulbs are basically what B&Q / light shops would use to display a light turned on, without them running up mega bills..
Edited by: "Corranga" 7th Dec 2011
I replaced 8 standard GU10 50 watt bulbs with tp24 LED warm white LI LED 2.5W Spot Lamp 180 lumens. I'll be the first to admit they cost me about £5 each and the colour took me a couple of days to get used to, however now I think nothing of it. The reason I chose LED over low energy ones as I wanted something that sits flush in the light fitting. Also as they generate very little heat They are less likely to keep blowing as per the standard GU10 bulb. HTH
Good price considering the price LED GU10 clusters in Maplin!

However from personal experience I've found that LED as anything other than accent lighting is useless as the light is too diffuse to be of any good to see anything. One of these in a large room or even as a standard lamp would be pretty much useless to read by.

Maplin do/did however do a single LED, a CREE I think that emits a reasonable amount of focussed light, the downside is the price.

I have an LED Lenser T7 Tactical torch with a CREE LED in it and it's puts Maglites to shame!

If the prices keep dropping then in a couple of years decent LED lighting will be the norm, at the moment Guys Hospital in London is having a complete refit with LED lights replacing flourescents and incandescents. I suspect they're going to get a rude awakening when the light is too diffuse and hazy to do anything by!
These are useless for any main internal lighting , all you will get is a glow from them .
Maybe of use for sidelights - for effect not for light output or garden lights but don't expect to be able
to use these instead of nurmal gu10's - even a 20w will be brighter than these .
cold
Sithl0rd

Guys Hospital in London is having a complete refit with LED lights … Guys Hospital in London is having a complete refit with LED lights replacing flourescents and incandescents. I suspect they're going to get a rude awakening when the light is too diffuse and hazy to do anything by!



I think you'll be suprised, the high end 'industrial' LED lamps are great! They are just too expensive for home use at the moment.
Wow thats amazing how he lights up that bulb with just his fingers (or is it a trick)
I have been using 12 of the 1w lamps in my kitchen for 2 years,, 1 w will cost around 30p a year,,,,difficult to believe but true. I had previously had 10 x 50w,,work it out.

Granted they are not as bright but the light given is sufficient. I paid £30 for 10, the cheapest I can see now is £20. I also have these on the outside of my bungalow which have been superb without a single failure in 2 years. I will be buying some of these if they have any left when I manage to get into town.
i think some of you are jumping to conclusions about power output, ant brightness. The two are NOT connected. Most Halogen bulbs give off half their energy in heat :-) My 2w Led torch is brighter than my car headlights on dipped beam.......
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