LED bulbs finally in poundland £1.00 GU10 LED
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LED bulbs finally in poundland £1.00 GU10 LED

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Found 8th Sep 2015
GU10 LED ,small screw candle and round led's also baynet fitting led bulbs just after i spent a fortune changing all bulbs in my hiouse,granted probably not as good but hope it helps some one

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Check there is a LED in the box in the shop - in mine there was an incandescent from a pack, luckily I checked.

Finally ?

Been selling them for months

the GU10's are pants but the globe ones are very good

I think the bayonet fittings were a little small for my sockets last I checked and the LED ones are GU10? mine are GU16 or something....

104 lumens is a really low output for a GU10. if you really want a comparable bulb to the 50watt ones, the Sebson 5w LED GU10 bulbs with wide angle flood on amazon are the only bulbs that I find to be comparable. they are 380lumens for 5w vs 104lumens for 2.6w for the poundland version but the Sebson bulbs are £3.50 a piece.

deanos

Finally ?Been selling them for monthsthe GU10's are pants but the globe … Finally ?Been selling them for monthsthe GU10's are pants but the globe ones are very good




Should have posted it Bro and got some of that sweet heat
Edited by: "benjammin316" 8th Sep 2015

are these dimmable? Can you even get dimmable LED bulbs?

The output on these look truly woeful. What you 'save' in cost you'll be spending on eyecare later on! Get some decent bulbs that are the equiv ~75W output.

For the same light as about 60 watt old style bulb you need 700 plus lumens. This means you need a recent LED tech consuming about 10 watts on the packaging. I am using one LED bulbs at 9 watts as a trial.
Edited by: "splender" 8th Sep 2015

razam

are these dimmable? Can you even get dimmable LED bulbs?



No. Yes.

razam

are these dimmable? Can you even get dimmable LED bulbs?



Almost certainly not. You can get dimmable ones, but they cost a bit more.

Stud

The output on these look truly woeful. What you 'save' in cost you'll be … The output on these look truly woeful. What you 'save' in cost you'll be spending on eyecare later on! Get some decent bulbs that are the equiv ~75W output.



​maybe 4w is a perfect amount of output to set the ambience without letting the neighbours watch a live show. Not all of us read in bed!

heat added
thanks

I picked up some candle E27 fittings yesterday in my local. Wasn't holding out much hope. I've put them in an Ikea light, which had low watt halogens in it, and these are actually a bit brighter. They give out more of a bright than warm light.

razam

are these dimmable? Can you even get dimmable LED bulbs?




We haven't got a dimmer. Should I get my hammer?

i have used some pound shop Gu10 LEDS before.

They were so bad in terms of brightness I had to stop using them

pity just returned from poundland!! the 3watt ones will be ideal for my time-switched security lamps when I go away and in the evening when we are out! save some elec!!

I am thinking of making a switch to LED bulbs however its a little confusing.

Is GU10 a type of bulb? I.e. the fitting? I am going to goto poundland tonight and take some of the bulbs I already have to see which one I need.

Got 2 x LED GU10's from Homebase last week for £2.93. Warm white, 4w and they looked brighter then the old style GU10's they replaced. TCP were the make. Will these last?

Rubbish don't bother mine stopped working the next day.

benjammin316

We haven't got a dimmer. Should I get my hammer?



No we'll just narrow our eyes a bit.

splender

For the same light as about 60 watt old style bulb you need 700 plus … For the same light as about 60 watt old style bulb you need 700 plus lumens. This means you need a recent LED tech consuming about 10 watts on the packaging. I am using one LED bulbs at 9 watts as a trial.



​I'm using 5.3W Philips GU10s and they look just as bright as the 50W halogens they replaced.

ian_uk1975

​I'm using 5.3W Philips GU10s and they look just as bright as the 50W h … ​I'm using 5.3W Philips GU10s and they look just as bright as the 50W halogens they replaced.



using philips 4.5w gu10's a little expensive at £2 a bulb but the quality over these should surely make it worth the extra £1, also a lot better than the halogens too

Awful bulbs. swan vesta will throw out a better light(not joking).Cold

Been selling the SES ones for a few months now (I have 40 or more at home). They are very good anjd instant compared the Low Energy Bulbs I had which take time to warm up before they are bright.

Apart from using lower power than the Energay Saving Bulbs they are also more efficient if you switch your lights on and off more than once a day. The Energy Saving ones use the equivalent of 6 hours bvurn time simply to warm and should be just left on untill you go to bed (and Electrician told me). You wont nheed to wory about that with these.

Can anyone recommend any G9 LEDs?
It's for my bathroom which currently has 25w G9s in. Unfortunately the glass of the fitting is heavily frosted so it isn't as bright as I'd like. I was thinking of getting equivalent 40 or 50w ones which I'd guess would be 4 or 5W rather than the 2 or 3 most places sell.
Looking on ebay and amazon lots of ones that say they're 4 or 5 W look dodgy. Can anyone recommend any they've used?

Banned

deanos

Finally ?Been selling them for monthsthe GU10's are pants but the globe … Finally ?Been selling them for monthsthe GU10's are pants but the globe ones are very good



From Home Bargains, I bought the Ever Ready GU10 in packs of 3 for £5.99. 5.5w and 370 lumens. Way too bright. Why are they pants if it is light you are after?

benjammin316

Should have posted it Bro and got some of that sweet heat



Do a search and you'll find they were first posted 3 years 9 months ago and reached the dizzy heights of 90°!

Having tried lots of different GU10's from online auction sites I can say that it pays to get some decent bulbs. Three factors are important; the brightness (lumens), the quality of light and do not forget the longevity of the bulb.

The GU10's I bought previously had a about a quarter fail within a year (so much for energy/ cost saving) and the colour quality of both the warm white and day white was poor. I bought further unbranded bulbs from elsewhere and the same problems arose. (Stupid for making the same mistake I know). I then did a bit more research and found that Which magazine recommended the 5.3W Integral GU10 warm white as the closest match to the old style Halogen GU10s. The colour rendition is excellent and the brightness too. Hopefully they will last as they only have a two year guarantee (better than most) but that's still to be proven.
In short, I'd not by another GU10 unless I knew the answer to the three factors above, otherwise you just waste time and money.
To the poster regarding the dimmable function, yes you can get dimmable ones depending on the type of dimmer you have.
One final point to mention is the size of the bulb. Some of them are slightly longer than the original Halogen GU10s so worth check your light fitting can accommodate (the GU10 plug and bulb diameter will be the same though).

loose-cannon

Can anyone recommend any G9 LEDs?It's for my bathroom which currently has … Can anyone recommend any G9 LEDs?It's for my bathroom which currently has 25w G9s in. Unfortunately the glass of the fitting is heavily frosted so it isn't as bright as I'd like. I was thinking of getting equivalent 40 or 50w ones which I'd guess would be 4 or 5W rather than the 2 or 3 most places sell.Looking on ebay and amazon lots of ones that say they're 4 or 5 W look dodgy. Can anyone recommend any they've used?



got all my g9s and gu10s from home bargains a year ago either £2 or £2.50. Great quality and output. zero failures.​

Own brand tat.

Been selling these for ages. Bought 4 led gu10s for a spotlight in the kitchen but weren't nearly bright enough.

LesD

Do a search and you'll find they were first posted 3 years 9 months ago … Do a search and you'll find they were first posted 3 years 9 months ago and reached the dizzy heights of 90°!




Exactly, people need reminding. Look at that heat. Mmmmmm

I've been using 5 of the golf ball round 20W (second ones in the image in post 2) in a 5 bulb fitting for about 8 months (purchased from poundland), and have no complaints so far.

They are not quite as bright as the 5 in the other fitting the other end of the room (which were costco ones at 16.99/3), but at the price difference I have no complaints whatsoever.

They run warm but not hot and touch wood I've not had any fail yet.

I tried the candle one shown as well but in the frosted fitting in my bathroom it was so dark it was unusable. It looked like It'd actually be ok in a clear fitting (but look weird).

The first GU10 shown above are crap, don't bother with those.. (they are terribly made, which you can see without even bothering to crack one open from the fact those 3 plastic 'lenses' will fall out if you poke them a bit)

Edited by: "sambartle_theone" 8th Sep 2015

Not listed on the site, but my local B&M has GU10 50W equivalent ever ready at £9.99 a 3 pack

matth9999

Not listed on the site, but my local B&M has GU10 50W equivalent ever … Not listed on the site, but my local B&M has GU10 50W equivalent ever ready at £9.99 a 3 pack



might aswell buy a actual decent brand at that price

are these Nest compatible

Heat just because it sounds like finding bulbs was a struggle for you lol
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