GU10 LED light bulbs at homebase pack of 2 for £9.99 @ Homebase
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GU10 LED light bulbs at homebase pack of 2 for £9.99 @ Homebase

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Found 31st Dec 2013
GU10 LED light bulbs at homebase pack of 2 for £9.99
use 80 per cent less electricity than halogen gu10s

The TCP LED GU10 Spotlight Bulb provides a clean, crisp, bright light.
Features: 85% energy saving that lasts for 10 years.
Wattage: Equivalent to 35W.
Type of fitting: GU10.
Life expectancy: 25,000 hours.
Quantity in pack: 2.
Energy rating: Energy Saving A.
Light output: 200 lumens.
Colour temperature: 3000k.
Colour of light: Crisp, bright, white light

good reviews on the homebase site, 3 reviews 5/5
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Was just thinking of buying a pack of these today, but not sure what the brightness is like? We currently have a 4-lamp fitting with GU10 halogens in, would these be as bright?
Original Poster
Im not sure. I am picking some up this afternoon. But according to the reviews on the site they are just as bright,

"At first I was concerned that although these bulbs were rated as the equivalent of 35W the output in lumens was lower than a 35W GU10 Halogen.

At 200 lumens they were rated a lot less than the 50W GU10s (rated at 490 lumens) that I wanted to replace. I took a chance, now fitted they appear brighter and whiter than the GU10 Halogens.

Worth buying"
Hi, I haven't seen these but I've tried a few GU10's and my favourite that come with a real guarantee are the 6w Megaman LED's.
They are about £11 a shot but are worth every penny. They are dimmable, the same size as normal bulbs, the same colour and brighter - seriously they really are brighter than a 50w GU10 and they come with a 5 year warranty.


Just bought 3 x GU10 (equivalent 50watt) for £3 at Asda. Also had 20 watt and 35 watt...
Megaman 4.5w , these give off a nice warm light instead of the blue/white usually found on led's, guaranteed for 5 years & can't see any difference from 50w halogen. If you buy cheap you'll just end up replacing the bulbs as they don't last.
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The ones at asda are cheap at £1 each pack of 3 but they last 1500 hours not the 25000 on the ones at homebase. I think the main point is the brightness and quality of light. I have bought some off ebay in the past that have been so dim that you bang into things. I would be interested to know what the quality of the asda ones is
angelfires

The ones at asda are cheap at £1 each pack of 3 but they last 1500 hours … The ones at asda are cheap at £1 each pack of 3 but they last 1500 hours not the 25000 on the ones at homebase. I think the main point is the brightness and quality of light. I have bought some off ebay in the past that have been so dim that you bang into things. I would be interested to know what the quality of the asda ones is


I think those are standard tungsten bulbs. At 3 for £1 they are a reasonable price, however if you do the maths taking into account the electricity they are actually expensive.
I replaced my 6x50W Halogens with 6 of these this week. The light from them is noticably whiter than the old halogens, and slightly more directional, but the brightness is fine. Not noticably any dimmer except in the parts of the room that are away from the direct line of the lights, but even then it's acceptable. They are quite harsh if you look at them directly though. They burn 4 little holes in your retinas if you look at them for long!
dont forget homebase are also taking 20% discount off purchases £50 or over. tried the asda ones. they dont last as long as they should. hence why i replaced mine with homebase.
Edited by: "queensclose" 31st Dec 2013
angelfires

The ones at asda are cheap at £1 each pack of 3 but they last 1500 hours … The ones at asda are cheap at £1 each pack of 3 but they last 1500 hours not the 25000 on the ones at homebase. I think the main point is the brightness and quality of light. I have bought some off ebay in the past that have been so dim that you bang into things. I would be interested to know what the quality of the asda ones is



If they look like this they won't give off much light and it won't be long before the diodes start to fail
http://www-img.toolstation.com/images/library/stock/webbig/53519.jpg

Quality bulbs will usually have a single high powered led with a good lens and reflector & can't be manufactured for anywhere near a £1 let alone sold for it.
http://www.lightupuk.co.uk/images/4.5w-led-lamp.jpg
Edited by: "mtc1" 31st Dec 2013
By the way, I thought it might be useful to give some baseline figures for the annual cost of the electricity for running a bulb for 1 hour a day. (assumes 15p per unit of elctricity)

6w bulb 32p
50w bulb £2.74

Multiply these by the number of bulbs you have and the number of hours you use them a day.

Eg. four bulbs used for 2 hours a day, multiply by 8.

6w bulb - £2.56
50w bulb £21.92
Edited by: "Positively.Charged" 31st Dec 2013
NiceButDim

Hi, I haven't seen these but I've tried a few GU10's and my favourite … Hi, I haven't seen these but I've tried a few GU10's and my favourite that come with a real guarantee are the 6w Megaman LED's.They are about £11 a shot but are worth every penny. They are dimmable, the same size as normal bulbs, the same colour and brighter - seriously they really are brighter than a 50w GU10 and they come with a 5 year warranty.



I can second this - I've tried LOADS of different LED GU10 off Ebay, Amazon and DX. The 6W Megaman are by far the best.
Colour temperature is VERY VERY close to a halogen bulb - the best I've seen.
Output in lumens is not exagerated (unlike those on Amazon, Ebay and DX and very close to halogen.
Only downside apart from price is that unlike halogen they don't dim to a plesasant red glow, they stay at the same 2800k temperature throughout the dimming range, but then so do all LED bulbs.

If you don't need them to dim, the 4.5W Megamans are nearly as good output wise and are significantly cheaper.
For use in a kitchen, currently with 6 x normal 50w gu10s, what would be the best light coloured led bulbs to replace them with ?
Was thinking of giving them a try at some point. At this price I think it's the right time, cheers for posting
NiceButDim

By the way, I thought it might be useful to give some baseline figures



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I thought I'd try some of these, when the deal was posted the other day btw, and ill have to say I prefer them to the halogen bulbs they replaced. Just need to get another 4 for the other fitting in the kitchen.
TylerDurdenUK

For use in a kitchen, currently with 6 x normal 50w gu10s, what would be … For use in a kitchen, currently with 6 x normal 50w gu10s, what would be the best light coloured led bulbs to replace them with ?



2800k will give a similar yellow warm light to halogen.
My dad bought 4 of these for my kitchen light over a year ago. They replaced my halogen bulbs. There dull when they start up like any "energy efficient" bulb but they soon brighten up.
Its heat from me. There worth it!!!
shazzahaywood

My dad bought 4 of these for my kitchen light over a year ago. They … My dad bought 4 of these for my kitchen light over a year ago. They replaced my halogen bulbs. There dull when they start up like any "energy efficient" bulb but they soon brighten up. Its heat from me. There worth it!!!



Doesn't sound like they're LEDs.
shazzahaywood

My dad bought 4 of these for my kitchen light over a year ago. They … My dad bought 4 of these for my kitchen light over a year ago. They replaced my halogen bulbs. There dull when they start up like any "energy efficient" bulb but they soon brighten up. Its heat from me. There worth it!!!



cfl s maybe?
Reserved 5 packs of these (plus pack of batteries previously needed) to take price over £50 limit for 20% off today. Got 10 bulbs for just under £40. So far replaced my 6 halogen bulbs in the kitchen, which according to my smart meter is saving me 3p an hour. Have another 3 to change in the bathroom.

More than happy, good find OP. Heat added.

BTW the bulbs are instant on and have a white light that is equivalent to my 50w halogen bulbs. The only difference noticed in the light is that it is more 'spot' and directional but I like this, creates a nice lighting effect. Oh and the bulb itself has a white surround that can be seen once fitted. No big deal unless you plan on staring at your ceiling lights.
Bought 38 of these so far to replace either ccfl or halogen bulbs and they are excellent. The ccfl bulbs only used 11w but took about a minute to warm up. These led's have replaced them brilliantly using less than half the energy. Have a look at the last thread for some good comments and also some cost analysis.
hotukdeals.com/dea…721
I brought 20 of them the other day with an additional 20% off - Bargain! Really bright. Instant light and the 3000K colour so a nice cool white. HEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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