LED Bulbs - 60W Equivalent - 5 for £9.99 SCREWFIX
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LED Bulbs - 60W Equivalent - 5 for £9.99 SCREWFIX

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Found 19th Oct 2015
Not a bad deal on 5 LED BC bulbs. Cool also available for same price.

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Good price and 3yr guarantee

Are these for your "normal" bayonet room fittings?

I get a little confused by all the different bulb types available.
You could say in that respect I'm a bit dim!

Isn't this what bulbs should be anyway, I find the lighting industry since LED bulbs have been introduced has become all a big ripoff, I mean c'mon 6 to 8 quid for a bulb?
Oh the manufacturers tell us you get your money back over the life of the bulb, yeah right!
I would need too just to break even with the cost of some bulbs in the shops, anyway I don't buy into all this LED garbage and stick to me standard energy savers at about a quid each, they seem to last me about 10 years anyway!

8.7W = 60W. Seems less efficient than others?

We seem to keep taking backwards steps.

Cfl energy saving bulbs are just awful, too dim take an age to "warm up" & just horrible.

Halogen standard bulbs the replacement for std incandescents are expensive & don't last very long.

Led bulbs are expensive, directional light & crap

About time led bulbs did a decent job.

Jonnyblock

Are these for your "normal" bayonet room fittings? I get a little … Are these for your "normal" bayonet room fittings? I get a little confused by all the different bulb types available. You could say in that respect I'm a bit dim!



It says BC in the cap fitting type so looks like it.

Original Poster

Jonnyblock

Are these for your "normal" bayonet room fittings? I get a little … Are these for your "normal" bayonet room fittings? I get a little confused by all the different bulb types available. You could say in that respect I'm a bit dim!



Yes, normal Bayonet fitting - These are normally classed as Bayonet or BC in the description of the bulbs.

Hope this helps

Besford

8.7W = 60W. Seems less efficient than others?


most of my osram are 10w and kick out 806 lumens so these are the same but will be a cheaper build quality, and 5 for a tenner makes it a no brainer to fit these in places like toilets and cupboards. One is destined for the upstairs toilet and will be on 8pm to 8am for the kids so i will know after a few weeks if they are up to the job.

I knew this would be a LAP product before I even clicked it.

I've had so many of these fail it's unreal. I fitted my entire house with energy saving bulbs, mostly from LAP, and almost all of them died within a year. Replaced with more more expensive Phillips ones and not a single failure (and loads more light).

I really can't recommend LAP products.

[b]Led bulbs are expensive, directional light & crap
About time led bulbs did a decent job.[/quote]

I couldn't disagree more. I have 3 candle type leds in my living room. Identical to incandescants to look at, indentical light and spread of light, in short indistinguishable except they are 5w not 40/60w! LEDs are the solution in most applications for domestic and they don't fry the fittings with waste heat!

Rich44

We seem to keep taking backwards steps. Cfl energy saving bulbs are just … We seem to keep taking backwards steps. Cfl energy saving bulbs are just awful, too dim take an age to "warm up" & just horrible. Halogen standard bulbs the replacement for std incandescents are expensive & don't last very long. Led bulbs are expensive, directional light & crapAbout time led bulbs did a decent job.


GoNz017

most of my osram are 10w and kick out 806 lumens so these are the same … most of my osram are 10w and kick out 806 lumens so these are the same but will be a cheaper build quality, and 5 for a tenner makes it a no brainer to fit these in places like toilets and cupboards. One is destined for the upstairs toilet and will be on 8pm to 8am for the kids so i will know after a few weeks if they are up to the job.


This is 806 lm from 8.7W consumption but the 10W input ones only show 810lm - does that make sense?

nomnomnomnom

I knew this would be a LAP product before I even clicked it.I've had so … I knew this would be a LAP product before I even clicked it.I've had so many of these fail it's unreal. I fitted my entire house with energy saving bulbs, mostly from LAP, and almost all of them died within a year. Replaced with more more expensive Phillips ones and not a single failure (and loads more light).I really can't recommend LAP products.


25% failure rate within a month on the Lap GU10 5w I fitted to the kitchen. If it wasn't for the warranty I would have given up and returned them all by now. If the 5%w GU10 come on sale I will grab a pack of spares, GU10 LED have a hard time removing the heat so I hope these last longer.

Worst ever have to be IKEA, 100% failure oO
Edited by: "GoNz0-" 19th Oct 2015

nomnomnomnom

I knew this would be a LAP product before I even clicked it.I've had so … I knew this would be a LAP product before I even clicked it.I've had so many of these fail it's unreal. I fitted my entire house with energy saving bulbs, mostly from LAP, and almost all of them died within a year. Replaced with more more expensive Phillips ones and not a single failure (and loads more light).I really can't recommend LAP products.


I hope you took them back? If retailers get away with selling rubbish them we only have ourselves to blame.

Besford

This is 806 lm from 8.7W consumption but the 10W input ones only show … This is 806 lm from 8.7W consumption but the 10W input ones only show 810lm - does that make sense?


10% more efficient, why shouldn't it make sense?


I was merely responding to you asking if they are not very efficient when they are compared to one of the leading manufacturers offerings that I have several of throughout my house.

Depends on the LED's, circuitry etc.

they are still Lap so expect to use the warranty!

Besford

I hope you took them back? If retailers get away with selling rubbish … I hope you took them back? If retailers get away with selling rubbish them we only have ourselves to blame.


yes, walk in and swap them, I did say if any more go they are all being returned but I seem to have got rid of the bad ones.

But they are cheap so you get what you pay for!

If you are not happy go buy 5 Osrams/Philips and pay £40-£50 for the same things that will probably last out it's warranty.

Mine are going in 2 toilets, a pantry and the cupboard under the stairs so it is a bargain to replace my remaining fluorescent slow to come up to full brightness and less efficient offerings.

Besford

8.7W = 60W. Seems less efficient than others?


No idea myself, but FWIW the Homebase ES bulbs posted on this thread:
hotukdeals.com/dea…520
are described as:
"rated at 10w so equivalent to 60w incandescent lamps."

If you want something of better quality then B&Q are doing a pack of 3 x Philips LED bulbs for £10 (40W equavalent) or £12 (60W equivalent).

GoNz017

25% failure rate within a month on the Lap GU10 5w I fitted to the … 25% failure rate within a month on the Lap GU10 5w I fitted to the kitchen. If it wasn't for the warranty I would have given up and returned them all by now. If the 5%w GU10 come on sale I will grab a pack of spares, GU10 LED have a hard time removing the heat so I hope these last longer.Worst ever have to be IKEA, 100% failure oO



Since all bulbs fail, how do you denote failure? It must be within a specific time frame, less than the warranty period I would guess?

5w = 50w pack of 12 available for £11.90 on eBay if some one is thinking on bulk buy. Also come with 2 years guarantee

Candle LEDs

Aha, the candle ones are an interesting exception. Quite often the candle ones consist of an LED emitter firing upwards into a polished conical reflector, which does the job of spreading the beam out, and then when it hits the diffusing outer cover, it appears to be a lot less directional. The LED emitter can’t really help being directional in its unadorned state — it is nearly the same technology as a solid state laser. Diffusing helps spread the beam away from directionality and in the case of decorative bulbs, reflection plus diffusion helps more.

CFL disappointment

Interestingly, on the topic of CFL opinions, there’s partly a technological aspect in play here, but also a social aspect. A lot of people have poor opinions of compact fluorescent lights (CFL). Ironically, it is the people who first moved to fit them a long time ago, who were the first to be dissatisfied. If you fitted CFLs about a decade or so ago, you saved a lot of money on power expenditure since, but you also obtained earlier generation CFLs which were exactly as people say — slow to turn on, slow to reach useful brightness, poor colour rendition, and all those other downsides. The upside is that they last a long time. A very long time. In fact, they’re still up and running! Those old slow warm up, low colour rendering index, unhappy looking lights are still deployed, still working and still irritating everyone.

Advances have been made in CFLs to the point that if one were to replace a decades-old CFL with a fresh one purchased today, one would be quite surprised at the difference. Today’s CFLs from a good manufacturer will turn on pretty nearly almost immediately (with a forgivable but really hardly noticeable pause), and start at quite near a maximum brightness, ramping up to true maximum over the next few minutes. This is not like the old ones which started with a prolonged pause, began at less than half perceived brightness and slowly got to maximum by which time you didn’t need the light on and turned it off again.

On colour

The colour rendering index (CRI) of compact fluorescent lights is another improved area not much talked about. As a photographer in the ’80s and ’90s, I knew that you had to balance the colour from fluorescent tubes otherwise everything turned out a horrible greenish on daylight film. This is a function of the narrow bandwidth of emission across the spectrum which, when hitting the phosphors coated on the inside of the tube, converted into visible light, but not covering a nice even band of colours, rather, having odd peaks here and there, and large gaps of no energy emission at all here and there. The result was that they lit up, yes, but the light quality was unnatural. Today’s CFLs are far better.

I even have a set of big daylight CFLs (each 135W, each gives an equivalent light output to a 600W halogen flood) which I use for video work and can be used for photo work (but if you’re shooting handheld you’ll need lower shutter speeds and wider apertures than I’m used to with the far higher instantaneous pulse energy of a set of studio flash). By daylight, it means they have a colour temperature of 5500K which is equivalent to the bright sunny natural whiteness of a nice summer-ish day outdoors. This was unheard of a decade before! The phosphor CRI improvements of today’s CFLs mean that I can shoot pictures of people and the skin tones turn out far more rich and natural than they would have done decades ago.

In conclusion

The fault of CFLs having such a reputation is partly a function of their long life, then. The old rubbish ones still keep working!

Great. Hot

£2 a pop for 806lm LED lamps with 3 year guarantee from a reputable retailer? Bargain. The high comparable lumens per watt is a bonus, if true. Hot.

Rich44

Cfl energy saving bulbs are just awful, too dim take an age to "warm up" … Cfl energy saving bulbs are just awful, too dim take an age to "warm up" & just horrible.



10 years ago maybe. You can get decent ones nowadays.

My house is a mix of CFL, LED & halogen. I only use halogen in the areas I seldom use the overhead spotlights.

Philips CFL bulbs ..... great. Non-Philips ones, not so good. LED's .... Osram & Philips, great. Ikea, not so great. Ebay cheapos, terrible - complete waste of money.

bought a 3 watt one from the pound shop, still working after 6 months in the porch, on for About 10hrs every day

If you want dimmable, Costco (if you are a member) are doing 3 for £9.58 - 25,000 hours v 15,000 hours.
Available in B22 (Bayonet), or E27 (Edison Screw):
viewer.zmags.com/pub…0e9

My next door neighbour is an amateur ham radio enthusiast and has noticed that a lot of the LED bulbs give out a lot of interference totally killing DAB radio.

Another hidden downside of LED lights, don't suppose anybody knows if these mess up DAB radio?

telegraph.co.uk/tec…tml

Rich44

We seem to keep taking backwards steps. Cfl energy saving bulbs are just … We seem to keep taking backwards steps. Cfl energy saving bulbs are just awful, too dim take an age to "warm up" & just horrible. Halogen standard bulbs the replacement for std incandescents are expensive & don't last very long. Led bulbs are expensive, directional light & crapAbout time led bulbs did a decent job.



Elaborate on crap, because every single light controlled by wall switches has an LED bulb in and they're fantastic.

Main problem with LED bulbs like this is that most of them are not dimmable.

My led outdoor spotlights interfere with the radio that's for sure

Good deal but was put off by the comments about them failing often, voted hot for the price though. Just nipped into Costco and they had an equivalent pack of 3 there for £8 odd (different brand) so took a punt.

Phill_1981

(4000k) Cool White here: … (4000k) Cool White here: http://www.screwfix.com/p/lap-gls-led-lamps-cool-white-bc-8-7w-pack-of-5/8621j(2700K) Warm White here: http://www.screwfix.com/p/lap-gls-led-lamps-warm-white-bc-8-7w-pack-of-5/2330j



Thanks

GlasWolf

If you want something of better quality then B&Q are doing a pack of 3 x … If you want something of better quality then B&Q are doing a pack of 3 x Philips LED bulbs for £10 (40W equavalent) or £12 (60W equivalent).



Is this instore only - cant see anything on their website. Am interested in the 3 pack for £12 if bayonet fitting. Any more info on these thx

Are Phillips really that good? Spent £8 on one clear dimable bulb and it makes a buzzing sound. Does my head in.

Emailed them. They claim it's not faulty, their bulbs only work in approved light fittings. There aren't many and it says nothing about this on the pack.
Edited by: "MSK." 19th Oct 2015

tolester

Is this instore only - cant see anything on their website. Am interested … Is this instore only - cant see anything on their website. Am interested in the 3 pack for £12 if bayonet fitting. Any more info on these thx


Yes, instore only I think - they were on a pallet near the entrance. Don't know if it's national though. The packs were all mixed together so I had to rummage to find bayonets (probably because people had taken the obvious ones), but they were available. I think there were globes, candles and downlighter bulbs available.

Edited by: "GlasWolf" 19th Oct 2015

Paid about this for them when they launched them over a year ago. Decent enough light output, very well made and heavy compared to the Aldi versions i've got at home. The ones that ended up at work ran 12hrs a day without issue and we had zero failures so far. At this kind of money it's rude not to buy a pack.

£5 delivery btw.

moneysavingkitten

Are Phillips really that good? Spent £8 on one clear dimable bulb and it … Are Phillips really that good? Spent £8 on one clear dimable bulb and it makes a buzzing sound. Does my head in. Emailed them. They claim it's not faulty, their bulbs only work in approved light fittings. There aren't many and it says nothing about this on the pack.



It's like a compatibility issue with your dimmer switch.

I was looking for more around 3000K but what the heck... bought it anyway

Besford

I hope you took them back? If retailers get away with selling rubbish … I hope you took them back? If retailers get away with selling rubbish them we only have ourselves to blame.



I did yes and Screwfix were brilliant. The guy behind the counter did say they have LAP stuff returned fairly often, but it's normally cheaper than the other stuff.
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