LAP LED BATTEN 41W 4180LM 4FT (2779G) at screwfix for £27.99
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LAP LED BATTEN 41W 4180LM 4FT (2779G) at screwfix for £27.99

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Found 24th Feb
4ft twin size led strip light, crazy price! Collect in nearest store or home delivery
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Bought 6 to replace lights in office, garage, roof and shed, full rework
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Great for twin led
Is this cheap? Looking at Amazon seem to be equivalents at around the same price or less?
4 ft long DECENT!
Is 41w a bit high for led?
MartynFX8852 m ago

No.


I thought they were more efficient than fluorescent, but this makes them very similar per lumen. Not entirely sure why the extra expense is justified? LEDs are great for small projects but screwfix sell two flourescents cheaper than this, a 36w at under 19 quid and a 58w at 22.50 that both have fairly similar performance per watt.
i was just looking yesterday at swapping the tube lights in the garage to something like the led panels to make it more brighter. these can be a straight swap?
No you have to alter internal wiring
robbp2 h, 29 m ago

i was just looking yesterday at swapping the tube lights in the garage to …i was just looking yesterday at swapping the tube lights in the garage to something like the led panels to make it more brighter. these can be a straight swap?


Both are 240v so I don't see why not?
Balarmed2 h, 20 m ago

No you have to alter internal wiring


How do you mean?
I've got 3 of these in my loft (it's quite large). They work a treat.
Nice deal, ordered a couple for the garage. Been waiting for something like this to come up.
robbp3 h, 46 m ago

i was just looking yesterday at swapping the tube lights in the garage to …i was just looking yesterday at swapping the tube lights in the garage to something like the led panels to make it more brighter. these can be a straight swap?


The whole batten can be swapped out from the old tube light + batten to the new LED batten
The tube light alone cannot be swapped for an LED tube light without doing some rewiring. Check up on youtube there are videos showing how to do it.

This unit is the whole thing, light and batten.
The light "tube" is not replaceable and if it goes you will need to change the batten. LED should last forever though.
Edited by: "sunil237" 25th Feb
sunil2371 m ago

No, it is not a straight swap if you want to put in an LED tube into your …No, it is not a straight swap if you want to put in an LED tube into your old florescent housing. Check up on youtube there are videos showing how to do it.This unit is the whole thing, light and batten.The light "tube" is not replaceable and if it goes you will need to change the batten. LED should last forever though.


I think he meant replace the whole unit as he was talking about panel lights.
tek-monkey50 m ago

I think he meant replace the whole unit as he was talking about panel …I think he meant replace the whole unit as he was talking about panel lights.


Ok, I just edited my post so it doesn't confuse
MartynFX885 h, 55 m ago

No.


100lm per watt is really efficient - most cheap LED lamps don't quite achieve this.
Do these give the same sort of light as fluorescent tubes? Tried changing kitchen light to GU10 LEDs but got fed up with all the shadows they create whereas (ugly) fluorescents just fill the room with dissipated light.
This is a complete fitting not tubes ie its a straight swap for your existing fittings

The only time you have to alter the internal wiring is if you replace the tubes from an existing fitting with LED tubes

Basically you have to bypass the gear tray as the LED tubes have an internal driver

BUT to confuse things some LED tubes can be fitted to existing fittings and come with a starter

This will be far better than any existing fittings you may have and will be more efficient and maintenance free (though LAP is crap to be honest)
Edited by: "gap30" 25th Feb
All for using leds but in garage or loft unless you live in either not worth the extra expense usually but these are a great price.
Besford3 h, 14 m ago

Do these give the same sort of light as fluorescent tubes? Tried changing …Do these give the same sort of light as fluorescent tubes? Tried changing kitchen light to GU10 LEDs but got fed up with all the shadows they create whereas (ugly) fluorescents just fill the room with dissipated light.


Yes - they illuminate in a strip like the equivalent length fluorescent.
pibpob1 h, 1 m ago

Yes - they illuminate in a strip like the equivalent length fluorescent.


Thanks, but is the light as well 'spread' as a fluorescent's - I realise that inside the 'tube' it's just a row of LEDs?
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Besford1 h, 51 m ago

Thanks, but is the light as well 'spread' as a fluorescent's - I realise …Thanks, but is the light as well 'spread' as a fluorescent's - I realise that inside the 'tube' it's just a row of LEDs?


With a diffuser the LEDs act like a flourescent, dunno if you can see this but I just put LEDs with diffusers in the right window and ones without in the left. Also the right are daylight whereas the left are cool white. In both cases the LEDs run the length of the window bet the left are 1m lengths and the right are 50cm with an extra going into the door. I'm waiting on more daylight for the left window as I prefer them.

EDIT: Actually that pic also shows the 2 GU10 per window I have running, all in daylight white which diffuses the colour on the left a little..
Edited by: "tek-monkey" 25th Feb
morrig3 h, 40 m ago

All for using leds but in garage or loft unless you live in either not …All for using leds but in garage or loft unless you live in either not worth the extra expense usually but these are a great price.


I see your point, don't really spend a lot of time in the garage but I suppose if you need to replace a tube it's worth changing to led for not much more than a new tube, should last forever and no issues with warming up, and instant on, in the current cold weather my tubes are very dim at start up! The 2 100w equivalent CFLs I have in there are even worse!
Besford7 h, 5 m ago

Do these give the same sort of light as fluorescent tubes? Tried changing …Do these give the same sort of light as fluorescent tubes? Tried changing kitchen light to GU10 LEDs but got fed up with all the shadows they create whereas (ugly) fluorescents just fill the room with dissipated light.


Gu10 have tight beams, more light but focused. A 5w Gu10 is about 350 lumens, I'd say you need a spot for every 4 square meters. My garage has flourescents as you end up with no shadows, these are just like flourescents but not much more efficient really.

In a very very rough calculation each watt costs a quid a year if on 24/7. I'm not sure it's worth the extra cost yet for this sort of led lighting yet all smaller lights I own are led. I'm currently fitting out a shop and got excited at this deal but quickly realised it wouldn't save me any money

Edit: err, I posted this several hours ago on my phone but it just appeared!
Edited by: "tek-monkey" 25th Feb
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