Halogen MR16 50W Light Bulb - Pack of 6 £1 @ Hombase
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Halogen MR16 50W Light Bulb - Pack of 6 £1 @ Hombase

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Found 18th Mar
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These spotlight halogen light bulbs give off a warm bright light, coming to full brightness as soon as they're turned on. They are excellent for colour rendering, and versatile enough to use all around your home, in any room and any situation.

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In the hope that someone clicks on this and knows a thing or two. Can anyone tell me if there are some decent LED equivalents for these? I’ve tried a few different ones and they either flicker super fast or don’t work at all!!
I’ve had no issues with the led ones from Poundland at £1.50 a pop. No flickering at all
CloudHeaven6 m ago

In the hope that someone clicks on this and knows a thing or two. Can …In the hope that someone clicks on this and knows a thing or two. Can anyone tell me if there are some decent LED equivalents for these? I’ve tried a few different ones and they either flicker super fast or don’t work at all!!


I bought some in home bargains, quite a while ago. Have been good. Don't know if they still do the same make. Now 6 lights in kitchen = 30w instead of 300w.
CloudHeaven7 m ago

In the hope that someone clicks on this and knows a thing or two. Can …In the hope that someone clicks on this and knows a thing or two. Can anyone tell me if there are some decent LED equivalents for these? I’ve tried a few different ones and they either flicker super fast or don’t work at all!!


Yes, the ones Screwfix sell which work fine with the existing transformers. You'd be mad to put 50w halogens in. The bulbs pay for themselves in a year.
Just beware some LEDs have quite a narrow beam.
Do you still need a transformer to use an led mr16 bulb or do you need to remove it? We have halogen set up. Any help would be appreciated
Edited by: "Savvy1" 18th Mar
Halogen 50watt is old technology now, has been overtaken by LED which ,as pointed out above, consumes approx a tenth of the energy.
I have just just replaced my halogens with LED and have had no problems. The heat these 50 watts give out is serious
CloudHeaven47 m ago

In the hope that someone clicks on this and knows a thing or two. Can …In the hope that someone clicks on this and knows a thing or two. Can anyone tell me if there are some decent LED equivalents for these? I’ve tried a few different ones and they either flicker super fast or don’t work at all!!


Lumilife are good that ledhut sell, no flickering and look just like halogen if you get the 2700K ones.
CloudHeaven49 m ago

In the hope that someone clicks on this and knows a thing or two. Can …In the hope that someone clicks on this and knows a thing or two. Can anyone tell me if there are some decent LED equivalents for these? I’ve tried a few different ones and they either flicker super fast or don’t work at all!!


Try Pifco, you find them at home bargains, I think is £5-6 for 4. Do not know about bulbs but have some pifco adapters and chargers and I am happy with these.
Savvy138 m ago

Do you still need a transformer to use an led mr16 bulb or do you need to …Do you still need a transformer to use an led mr16 bulb or do you need to remove it? We have halogen set up. Any help would be appreciated

Not necessarily - it depends on the quality of the LED mr16 bulb; replace one bulb at a time - you may find that to satisfy your original halogen transformer that you need to keep at least 1 halogen mr16 bulb.
Edited by: "Musicrab" 18th Mar
CloudHeaven55 m ago

In the hope that someone clicks on this and knows a thing or two. Can …In the hope that someone clicks on this and knows a thing or two. Can anyone tell me if there are some decent LED equivalents for these? I’ve tried a few different ones and they either flicker super fast or don’t work at all!!


I've had most success with quality LED equivalents e.g. Sylvania and Philips. (CPC, toolstation, screwfix) Quite expensive so buy only one at time.
Musicrab37 m ago

Not necessarily - it depends on the quality of the LED mr16 bulb; replace …Not necessarily - it depends on the quality of the LED mr16 bulb; replace one bulb at a time - you may find that to satisfy your original halogen transformer that you need to keep at least 1 halogen mr16 bulb.


Great.... Thank you
Amazed anyone who isn't my grandparents is still using 50W halogens, are you made of money? We've got a small kitchen, even switching those downlights for LED cut the power being used by over 300W.

It's worth shopping around until you find the right colour for you, perfectly possible to find good quality bulbs for a decent price.

As for the olds... Currently burning 800W just to see their soup
Thank you so much everyone who has commented with their LED suggestions, I’ll pull my finger out and get them swapped this week!!
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