GU10 LED dimmable bulbs £1 poundland
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GU10 LED dimmable bulbs £1 poundland

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Found 14th Nov 2015
I know this has been posted about the bulbs in poundland but thought I'd mention the store near me in Norris green Liverpool has them DIMMABLE!!!

That's a bargain for dimmable LED GU10's

I'm sure they will be gone quick!
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are these cold white
Warm white I only saw?
These are not too bad but found in my local they had vtac 40w>5w led gu10s that are brighter , but for a quid all good and nice to see they are dimmable (vtac lamps are not dimmable)

Edited by: "darksideby182" 14th Nov 2015
104 lumens = sitting in the dark?
martinm1

are these cold white


No they're cold dimmabubblebulbs!
LED lamps need to be given a lumens rating an honest one otherwise you can't tell if they will be bright enough. The reason why it has taken so long for LEDs to catch on is because of the dishonest way they have been pushed as equivalent to 50w halogen etc when they are no where near. Just saying they are LED lamps is not very helpful.
These are the horrible old style ones with a bunch of ordinary LEDs squashed into a the bulb. The other non-dimable one posted a few days back are much better quality and brighter.
As an electrician installing these regular my advice is swerve cheap LED lamps. Pay a little bit extra. A good source is ledhut website. Sign up to their 'trade' website for even more discount!
Aldi has 14w -900 !!! lumen ordinary energy saving bulbs for £1.99 ,
was sick of these stupid poundland bulbs which consumes some 4-5w yet barely has 300lumens upgraded to aldi bulbs and now the colour is so much better and all my rooms are super bright for maybe an extra £2/month in electricity.
these are total crap
fonzie2107

these are total crap



To be fair they are ones snapped in half already haha!
12V LED lights should all be dimmable, because they do not use a capacitor like the 240V lights to reduce the voltage.

Decent price, but cheap LED can be false economy. I had a few blow up, and those were 5 quid at Aldi.
m1chaels

104 lumens = sitting in the dark?


Seems pointless being dimmable lol
moob

Seems pointless being dimmable lol



I agree. I used Aurora which were extremely poor and then moved to Ledhut LEDs which are very bright (460lumen) and quite good price for everyone. Having got a consultancy I could open a trade account which knocked even more money for me so I still recommend them rather than these poundland ones.

Ps : I have used these in past when they were at my local poundland and found them to go very quickly under daily usage. Also narrow angle and low lumen.
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MrPuddington

12V LED lights should all be dimmable, because they do not use a … 12V LED lights should all be dimmable, because they do not use a capacitor like the 240V lights to reduce the voltage.Decent price, but cheap LED can be false economy. I had a few blow up, and those were 5 quid at Aldi.


Not entirely correct, you may be able to dim some, but certainly not all (makes a difference what dimmer you have too). Also they may work for a while and then start playing up, blinking etc.
I'm with you on the false economy bit (I work in an electrical wholesalers) I have seen so many come back broken you wouldn't believe - that said they are gradually getting better as time goes on.
The main problem is you replace say 8 lamps, they work for 6-12 months maybe, then one breaks - by then a new range has come in and you can't match them up, even the same colour temperature ones look different in other brands (and even newer models of the same brand) due to the led /materials the diffuser is made of etc. Had this numerous times, you either put up with one looking different, or replace the whole lot especially true in GU10's, and certainly in sealed fireproof units. Robus or Amitex branded ones seem quite a good cheap GU10 at around £4 each, whilst Aurora were far and away the worst to the point we stopped selling them entirely.
Oh, and don't get suckered in by 5 year guarantees either - of no real use at all if you can't get one to match 1 year down the line, let alone 5 years!


Edited by: "deleted117705" 14th Nov 2015
Not so much 'dimmable' as 'pre-dimmed'!
I am still using standard long life bulbs , and old incadescants still going strong ,so this may seem a stupid question, but where do you buy an adapter on what is it, to fit in a baynet fitting to convert or be able to use these led gu bulbs?
Proveright

I am still using standard long life bulbs , and old incadescants still … I am still using standard long life bulbs , and old incadescants still going strong ,so this may seem a stupid question, but where do you buy an adapter on what is it, to fit in a baynet fitting to convert or be able to use these led gu bulbs?



​ You can get bayonet socket led light bulbs. I got some from homebase a few months back when posted on here
I got done leds to replace the halogen g4 capsule bulbs in some twin bulb wall lights. Trouble is if you switch one out they work but switching both results in then not working at all....presume thus us to do with the draw on the light being too low at 6w instead of the minimum of >10w the light would usually use with standard bulbs. Is there a way around this that doesn't involve replacing the fittings themselves?
darksideby182

These are not too bad but found in my local they had vtac 40w5w led gu10s … These are not too bad but found in my local they had vtac 40w>5w led gu10s that are brighter , but for a quid all good and nice to see they are dimmable (vtac lamps are not dimmable)


I just bought some of the V-TAC ones and they seem OK (assuming they last). The box says 350 lumens. They are definitely a bit brighter than the halogen ones I'm replacing, more then adequate for our kitchen. I reckon they'll pay for themselves in a couple of months as I've replaced three 50w bulbs.
mwa

I got done leds to replace the halogen g4 capsule bulbs in some twin bulb … I got done leds to replace the halogen g4 capsule bulbs in some twin bulb wall lights. Trouble is if you switch one out they work but switching both results in then not working at all....presume thus us to do with the draw on the light being too low at 6w instead of the minimum of >10w the light would usually use with standard bulbs. Is there a way around this that doesn't involve replacing the fittings themselves?



I use LED resistors from MrResistor. That adds a dummy load of 10W onto your circuit. It's slight wastage of power but still works. It was needed to eliminate flicker for me.
Proveright

I am still using standard long life bulbs , and old incadescants still … I am still using standard long life bulbs , and old incadescants still going strong ,so this may seem a stupid question, but where do you buy an adapter on what is it, to fit in a baynet fitting to convert or be able to use these led gu bulbs?


These are GU10s - to go in GU10 fittings. You don't adapt these to fit bayonet fittings: different type of bulb. Just buy the correct bayonet fitting LEDs (or you can get adaptors for edison screw (ES) bulbs to go in bayonet sockets - eg at IKEA).
iv got 6 gu10 in the bathroom I swer I'm sick of them they go so fast I'm thinking to go back to 1 main bulb....
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