Halogen Headlamp Bulbs, £1 per pair at Poundland
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Halogen Headlamp Bulbs, £1 per pair at Poundland

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Found 10th Dec 2008Made hot 11th Dec 2008
This is a bargain price for a pair of halogen headlamp bulbs
Normally you would expect to pay about £8 or more for a pair from a motor spares outlet.
Various sizes available - I saw H1, H4 & H7
All appear to be the +30% brighter ones too.

...and yes they are type approved for road use.

33 Comments

Good price, thanks

a bargain at twice the price!

These are no good, put them in my car 1 brunt out within a week false economy, Not voted

Geemac;3723318

These are no good, put them in my car 1 brunt out within a week false … These are no good, put them in my car 1 brunt out within a week false economy, Not voted




Especially if it takes a couple of hours to fit 'em like on my Ka!

bought 2 and tested one, works fine !! HOT

good price but you probably get what you pay for in terms of qaulity and long lasting

i always use powerbulbs.com

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Geemac;3723318

These are no good, put them in my car 1 brunt out within a week false … These are no good, put them in my car 1 brunt out within a week false economy, Not voted



You sure you didn't touch the bulb glass? As that will cause them to die prematurely.

Don't touch the bulb with your fingers when you put it in the car.

halfpenny;3727674

Don't touch the bulb with your fingers when you put it in the car.



I have visions of ppl trying to hold them with their feet :-D

Altho', that probably has the same negative affect !

If the bulbs are good this is an awesome deal As said, dont touch the glass of the bulb, hold the rubbery / metal piece at the end to put them in!

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bigup;3727428

good price but you probably get what you pay for in terms of qaulity and … good price but you probably get what you pay for in terms of qaulity and long lastingi always use powerbulbs.com



Whilst Poundland do sell some cheap, low quality productrs that they buy direct from suppliers, they also obtain some stock from stores that are looking to offload excess stock or have gone bankrupt.

These bulbs are not Poundland branded, so I suspect they were originally being offered by another outlet for a much higher price. ;-)

I've just found a wholesaler in Hungary for these - even they charge about £3 a pack (861 HUF - 931 HUF), bulk supply only - decide for yourself what they would normally retail for.
itmedia.sk/sho…4x2

Edit: here's a german online retailer selling them for € 4,95 -
€ 5,95 plus shipping cost.
(Manufacturer's recommended price € 9,95)

[COLOR=#810081]onlineversand-24.de/shp…c=g[/COLOR]

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berisford;3727348

Especially if it takes a couple of hours to fit 'em like on my Ka!


What's the time to fit them got to do with the price of the bulb? :?
Whether you pay £1 or £10, they will all take the same amount of time to fit.

berisford;3727348

Especially if it takes a couple of hours to fit 'em like on my Ka!



Thats the price you pay for buying a silly car

Premier;3727865

What's the time to fit them got to do with the price of the bulb? … What's the time to fit them got to do with the price of the bulb? :?Whether you pay £1 or £10, they will all take the same amount of time to fit.



I think that was more a reference on how long they last as opposed to the price.

With headlight bulbs, you do generally get what you pay for. These bulbs will dispense poor light and probably wont last very long. However, they are ideal if you only drive during the day! :idea:

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Steviec100;3728025

...With headlight bulbs, you do generally get what you pay for. These … ...With headlight bulbs, you do generally get what you pay for. These bulbs will dispense poor light and probably wont last very long. However, they are ideal if you only drive during the day! :idea:


How do you know that? Have you bought some? Have you tested them?
These are E4 European approved - tested in the Netherlands, but you can use them legally throughout the EU
[SIZE=2]

[SIZE=2] The main checks performed to assess E-mark applicability for … [SIZE=2] The main checks performed to assess E-mark applicability for bulbs include: • Dimensional checks ensure a tolerant lamps beam pattern • Electrical checks certify that the power of the lamp does not exceed the rated value • The brightness of the bulb, rated in Lumens, is appraised by photometry inspection • Colour temperature tests check that the colour of the light emitted from the bulb is predominantly white. [/SIZE]

lucaselectrical.co.uk/pre…pdf[/SIZE]
See my earlier (edited) post - the manufacturer's recommended price is almost 10x what poundland are selling them for. Poundland are even selling them for 1/3 the price a wholesaler is selling them for

Steviec100;3728025

I think that was more a reference on how long they last as opposed to the … I think that was more a reference on how long they last as opposed to the price.With headlight bulbs, you do generally get what you pay for. These bulbs will dispense poor light and probably wont last very long. However, they are ideal if you only drive during the day! :idea:



Yet again another armchair expert who doesnt know his **** from his elbow lecturing in things they know nothing about with no proof at all - bullshi* baffles brains as they say :whistling:

not every poundland sell these by the way

lumoruk;3727517

You sure you didn't touch the bulb glass? As that will cause them to die … You sure you didn't touch the bulb glass? As that will cause them to die prematurely.



halfpenny;3727674

Don't touch the bulb with your fingers when you put it in the car.



I did not touch the glass with my fingers:p Mind you I did have my hands full @ One point so did put the bulb in my mouth or was it my A*se I can’t tell the difference between the Two:p

Geemac;3728576

I did not touch the glass with my fingers:p Mind you I did have my hands … I did not touch the glass with my fingers:p Mind you I did have my hands full @ One point so did put the bulb in my mouth or was it my A*se I can’t tell the difference between the Two:p



Very well put!!

I sell headlight bulbs online for less than a quid (in fact the cheap ones can be had for 2 for a quid) for E marked reasonable quality bulbs.

I won't post the link to my site on here as I'd consider it spamming (plus everyone will moan about £3 P&P per order lmao).

It does show that you can retail sell headlight bulbs for £1 a pair and still make a couple of pennies on them though (and it is only a couple of pennies !).

It amazes me that people will put cheap parts on their cars, maybe they switch on when you first put them in, but what about distance, reliability, clarity/colour.
These are as bad as using remold tyres.
Better quality and stronger bulbs will decrease your stopping distance and reduce the chance of having a collision at night.
Personally I use Philips X-treme Power expensive but worth it.
Philips +30% can be picked for about £5 a pair and they are great and always perform well in reviews (see Auto Express).

To be honest with you, a lot of the bulbs you get from the Motorfactors are the very cheap bulbs.

Most of them are fine and will perform adequately but there are a few on the market which are atrocious.

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oddballjamie;3729225

Better quality and stronger bulbs will decrease your stopping distance … Better quality and stronger bulbs will decrease your stopping distance and reduce the chance of having a collision at night.



had a chuckle at that one, but get what you are saying they do those 50% brighter ones now though, so think you are short changing yourself tight wad. You'll see accidents 50% sooner than if you were using standard bulbs but don't know how true that is.

oddballjamie;3729225

It amazes me that people will put cheap parts on their cars, maybe they … It amazes me that people will put cheap parts on their cars, maybe they switch on when you first put them in, but what about distance, reliability, clarity/colour. These are as bad as using remold tyres.Better quality and stronger bulbs will decrease your stopping distance and reduce the chance of having a collision at night.Personally I use Philips X-treme Power expensive but worth it.Philips +30% can be picked for about £5 a pair and they are great and always perform well in reviews (see Auto Express).



Where can you pick up Philips X-treme Power for £5 a pair?

paistog;3731636

Where can you pick up Philips X-treme Power for £5 a pair?



You can't they cost me £25 (ebay about £18 now), but if you read my post "Philips +30% can be picked for about £5 a pair and they are great and always perform well in reviews (see Auto Express). "
Philips +30% are different bulbs, but still very good, used them on my last car.
Philips X-treme Power are rated at about 70-80% further reach.

Just search fleabay for philips premium and you will find the 30% ones quite cheap

speaking of poundshop, you can also get car antenna's for 1£ from there, at halfords they are 14£

lumoruk;3730176

had a chuckle at that one, but get what you are saying they do those 50% … had a chuckle at that one, but get what you are saying they do those 50% brighter ones now though, so think you are short changing yourself tight wad. You'll see accidents 50% sooner than if you were using standard bulbs but don't know how true that is.



You may laugh but they do tests for things like this
Cheapy Lucas bulbs - 37m beam length
Philips Premium 30% - 75m beam length
Philips X-treme Power - 100m (test shown upto 146m) beam length

According to Highway Code stopping distance of a car travelling at 60mph is 74 metres.
So if you see an obstacle in the road with cheap lights travelling at 60mph and brake in theory you will be travelling at 30mph when you hit it.
At the end of the day buy what you like, but if everyone one used cheap bulbs, tyres, brakes and wipers in UK weather the accident rate would be higher.

Be carefull if you have plastic diffusers inside your headlights, they will turn yellow if these cheaper bulbs don't have a UV filter coating on the glass.

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oddballjamie;3732725

You may laugh but they do tests for things like thisCheapy Lucas bulbs - … You may laugh but they do tests for things like thisCheapy Lucas bulbs - 37m beam length Philips Premium 30% - 75m beam length Philips X-treme Power - 100m (test shown upto 146m) beam length



Only applies when on full beam as you can't set your dipped lights at those type of angles without dazzling oncoming vehicles. So in theory you are just making the road ahead brighter, and the fringes of the beam clearer. Not giving yourself an extra so and so distance as the beam has to be pointing down.

Btw i have the 30% halfords ones and i have a seperate bulbs for dipped and full beam so quite expensive to replace them all.

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oddballjamie;3732725

...According to Highway Code stopping distance of a car travelling at … ...According to Highway Code stopping distance of a car travelling at 60mph is 74 metres.So if you see an obstacle in the road with cheap lights travelling at 60mph and brake in theory you will be travelling at 30mph when you hit it.....

Since you seem to know the Highway Code so well, I'm surprised to failed to read & understand rule 126

126 Stopping Distances. Drive at a speed that will allow you to stop … 126 Stopping Distances. Drive at a speed that will allow you to stop well within the distance you can see to be clear...

janz70;3728347

Yet again another armchair expert who doesnt know his **** from his elbow … Yet again another armchair expert who doesnt know his **** from his elbow lecturing in things they know nothing about with no proof at all - bullshi* baffles brains as they say :whistling:



Actually, I do know about bulbs and car accessories as I have been in the motoring trade for many years and have tried many bulbs in my own cars.

No, I have not tried poundland bulbs but I have, in the past, tried many other bulbs of this standard and in comparison to the likes of the 'performance bulbs' on the maket, they are ****.
As I say, you get what you pay for, I would much rather pay £20 for some Osram Night breakers than £1 for these as I drive alot in the countryside, but if most of your driving is town driving then these would be ok. Also, with bulbs being so awkward to fit in some modern cars, id rather have some bulbs that I know are going to last.

Next you will be saying that if poundland did brake pads, they would be no worse than the likes of ferrodo or brembo!

Also, theres really no need for the swearing, I know the site has swear filter but it is un called for.

Bloody hell all this fuss about a set of cheap bulbs - I use cheap bulbs whenever possible and they seem to do the job well enough for me :whistling:

Get a set of these - simply for spares to keep in the car when your "top of the range" bulbs blow

Look out for the mulit-bulb/fuse packs in Poundland too :thumbsup:

Steviec100;3738861

Next you will be saying that if poundland did brake pads, they would be … Next you will be saying that if poundland did brake pads, they would be no worse than the likes of ferrodo or brembo!



Thing is Stevie - if Poundland was selling Ferrodo or Brembo brake pads they'd be only a quid and I'd happily buy them :thumbsup:

I've bought a few items from Poundland that have been very good products at a low cost - but the majority of the stuff on sale is just cheap tat.
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