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LED dimmable light bulb at Screwfix, instore and online, £7 off the original price.
LED dimmable light bulb at Screwfix, instore and online, £7 off the original price.

LED dimmable light bulb at Screwfix, instore and online, £7 off the original price.

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£7 off. Also Screwfix doing discount on other LED bulbs.

Cheapest I could find for dimmable LED bulbs.

LAP GLS VIRTUAL FILAMENT LED LAMP CLEAR BC 7W (4805H)

7kWh/1000h. A++ rated. 10,000 hours average rated life. Traditional incandescent look and feel. Virtual filament.

Warm White

Wattage: 7W

Equivalent Wattage: 60W

3 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee

Energy Efficient

Full Instant Light

Dimmable

Virtual Filament

52 Comments

Great Price And Reviews ... Heat

Good value,in Home Bargains they have a new range called Luminate and they had a dimmable 5 watt gu10 340 lumens for £1.89,the only one in the range that was dimmable.Silly sod me bought a G9 bulb to see how bright it was at 230 lumens compared to the 205 lumens of normal bulb they have in bathroom overhead mirror lights, and after opening realised it was to big ,£1.29 wasted?

Edited by: "morrig" 30th Oct 2016

Been this price as an electrifix account holder for a while. First one only lasted a month before strobing, easily replaced in store and second one is still going strong. Good amount of light and definitely 60w equivalent.

good find op, heat added

Been this price for sometime...
I have 4 and all are working great, look higher then 60 watt on the brightest.
Will not go fully down, more like steps, but, It does look great on the lowest setting, just like normal filament bulb should look

Don't you need a dimmer module designed especially for LED's on these?

gazdoubleu

Don't you need a dimmer module designed especially for LED's on these?



An "LED dimmer" allows for a low minimal wattage. I think a standard dimmer has a min value of 5W. Just Google it I suppose.

£7 off? Do they seriously sell these for £10 normally?

Good price. Picked one up at the start of last week for the new outdoor light. Does a good job.

Bought these a few months back for the same price, was already posted on here at the time.

Good price, brighter than standard LED lights mainly due to the proper glass bulb.

Do these dim all the way off or do they get to a certain point of dim level before they turn off?

Brilliant bulbs for the price. Closest light you will get to a real filament bulb. Very cosy and warm light, but still bright enough to light the room. Have tried lots of different energy saver and LED bulbs, but all are too clinical and cold. These are perfect!

No CRI stated? SNAP - the sound of my wallet slamming shut.

MrJinxy

Do these dim all the way off or do they get to a certain point of dim … Do these dim all the way off or do they get to a certain point of dim level before they turn off?



Doesn't "dim all the way" = turned off?

I have purchased these and they are FIRST CLASS.............AAA

KuK

Been this price for sometime... It does look great on the lowest … Been this price for sometime... It does look great on the lowest setting, just like normal filament bulb should look



Not strictly true. The colour temp doesn't increase(get warmer) as it dims. It just stays the same so doesn't feel as cosy as an old school dimmed bulb.

For an LED bulb that does this you need: philips.co.uk/c-m…ing

OOS now

The driver in dimmable LED lamps may work with many types of dimmer but not all, for instance LED lamps tend to work better with trailing-edge dimmers rather than leading-edge dimmers, but an existing dimmer may have a minimum load that is too high for an LED lamp, e.g. A 60W filament lamp may use a dimmer that has a minimum load of 25W the replacement LED has a power rating of 6.5W - below the level required by the dimmer. Dedicated LED dimmers have a very low minimum power rating.

I am looking for something similar for a touch lamp but with a small eddison screw fitting. i get so overwhelmed while searching with all the choice sick of replacing halogen bulbs every few weeks in my bedside lamp.

It it a 3 setting touch lamp rather then dimmable but assume i need a dimmable bulb still. any help would be appreciated.

Hot but not hot if you know what I mean X)

Dave_dave69

Doesn't "dim all the way" = turned off?



No, some LED dimmable bulbs do not dim all the way off. They dim to a certain level of light then just switch off.

Wibblefish

I am looking for something similar for a touch lamp but with a small … I am looking for something similar for a touch lamp but with a small eddison screw fitting. i get so overwhelmed while searching with all the choice sick of replacing halogen bulbs every few weeks in my bedside lamp. It it a 3 setting touch lamp rather then dimmable but assume i need a dimmable bulb still. any help would be appreciated.


I think you'd probably need one of these...

screwfix.com/p/l…06g

Thanks OP - reserved an "edison screw" version. Worth a punt at £3 to replace the dimmable CFL bulb in my Ikea uplighter lamp. That one makes a buzzing noise, and intermittently flashes on when the dimmer is set to 'off', so I'm hoping this will be better,
Edited by: "techno12" 31st Oct 2016

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Wibblefish

I am looking for something similar for a touch lamp but with a small … I am looking for something similar for a touch lamp but with a small eddison screw fitting. i get so overwhelmed while searching with all the choice sick of replacing halogen bulbs every few weeks in my bedside lamp. It it a 3 setting touch lamp rather then dimmable but assume i need a dimmable bulb still. any help would be appreciated.



slightly more expensive
£4.89 screwfix.com/p/l…32j
£4.89 screwfix.com/p/l…10j
or £3.99 screwfix.com/p/l…06g

MrJinxy

Do these dim all the way off or do they get to a certain point of dim … Do these dim all the way off or do they get to a certain point of dim level before they turn off?



​Doesn't dim like the old bulbs. I'd say mine dims from 60 down to around 25 but it's way too bright even with a light coloured light shade on. If your used to dimming all the way down then this ain't for u

Just buy a proper incandescent bulb.

I would be dubious about reliability of these. No regulating electronics just a huge number of tiny LEDs wired in series so high mains voltage can drive them directly. That means a huge number of failure points. No mechanical heat sinking on the LED filaments either so they will run hot and be more likely to fail.



I wouldnt buy unless you re 100% your dimmwr can handle these. I tried 2 different ones on a new touch lamp and there was a lot of buzzing when the LED was dimmed. Ended up buying a normal halogen instead
Edited by: "geolykos" 31st Oct 2016

We have these are the only problem is our lutron dimmer when slid to full makes the bulbs flash!! no big deal as even 3/4 way up is good brightness. Also they do buzz on very low loads.
Edited by: "GRiDlock" 31st Oct 2016

RowanDDR

No CRI stated? SNAP - the sound of my wallet slamming shut.



CRI not great
3 Mar 2016
By mistadave
Fareham
" The LAP filament LED bulbs are pretty good but compared to others at a similar price I've found the colour rendering isn't as good which means everything is in a bit of a yellow hue. It doesn't state anywhere what CRI these should be but others which state they are >80 seem to show things in a more natural colour. "

I thought I'd share this to help others

assuming you have 10 bulbs on, at 60W each

The total power consumption of 10 lights with old-style bulbs comes to 600W or 0.6kW. Electricity is sold in units of kilowatt-hours (kWh) – the amount of energy that a 1kW device uses in an hour. So each hour the 10 lights consume 0.6kWh. Based on a typical unit price of 12.2p per kWh, the 10 lights will cost 7.3p per hour to run. The daily cost is therefore 73p if on for 10 hours. This is equivalent to £5.11 a week, £21.90 a month or £266.45 a year.
If you replace all the bulbs with a 6W LED equivalent, the running costs will be just one tenth – or 7.3p per day, 51p a week, £2.19 a month and £26.65 a year.

The savings are therefore 65.7p a day, £4.60 a week, £19.70 a month or £239.80 a year.

If you bought 10 of these and binned your old bulbs you'd still save £210/year!

Obviously depending on your unit rate

None anywhere close to me.

Banned

great deal for this

oos most places

Solly92

I would be dubious about reliability of these. No regulating electronics … I would be dubious about reliability of these. No regulating electronics just a huge number of tiny LEDs wired in series so high mains voltage can drive them directly. That means a huge number of failure points. No mechanical heat sinking on the LED filaments either so they will run hot and be more likely to fail.


The LEDs are distributed, making heat dissipation better.

Is it too late to plant tulip bulbs ?

DanielClarke

I thought I'd share this to help othersassuming you have 10 bulbs on, at … I thought I'd share this to help othersassuming you have 10 bulbs on, at 60W each The total power consumption of 10 lights with old-style bulbs comes to 600W or 0.6kW. Electricity is sold in units of kilowatt-hours (kWh) – the amount of energy that a 1kW device uses in an hour. So each hour the 10 lights consume 0.6kWh. Based on a typical unit price of 12.2p per kWh, the 10 lights will cost 7.3p per hour to run. The daily cost is therefore 73p if on for 10 hours. This is equivalent to £5.11 a week, £21.90 a month or £266.45 a year.If you replace all the bulbs with a 6W LED equivalent, the running costs will be just one tenth – or 7.3p per day, 51p a week, £2.19 a month and £26.65 a year.The savings are therefore 65.7p a day, £4.60 a week, £19.70 a month or £239.80 a year.If you bought 10 of these and binned your old bulbs you'd still save £210/year!Obviously depending on your unit rate



Excellent write up Daniel, you should get 'heat' for just this!

gazdoubleu

Don't you need a dimmer module designed especially for LED's on these?


Yes. Check the dimmer your have. It needs 2 things

1) It needs trailing or leading edge dimming
2) The minimum load needs to be LESS than the power of the bulb in this case 7W

I recently replaces a 400W dimmer made by Varilight with a unit that looks identical made by Varilight but the new one was compatible with LEDs. It is programmable (you can select leading or trailing edge dimming - Needed as some LED lamps only dim correctly with one type, and you can set the minimum brightness- Needed as most LED bulbs flicker when the dimmer is on minimum so the set up this dimmer lets you set the minimum brightness. Once set up it works like the old dimmer)

Amazingly the new unit I purchases cost LESS than the original!

I was going to recommend the unit I got but reading the spec the min load is 10W (Box on the top right of page 2 of the specs) so this is not the dimmer for you reading the specs. That said its all a bit hit and miss. I'd recommend you purchase the dimmer from a place that has a good returns policy in case the mix of dimmer and lamp don't work for you.

If you want to keep your existing dimmer you can go down the dummy load route, but this is costly and complex also it wastes energy which may be why you wanted LED lamps in the first place!

screwfix.com/p/v…816

free-instruction-manuals.com/pdf…pdf

This is a good explanation of dimming and LED lamp use led-lighthouse.co.uk/dim…hts and this one also universal-lighting.co.uk/cho…tch

I had a look for dimmers and could not find any with a minimum wattage of below 10W. Might be worth trying the Varilight one from Screwfix as its well made and might work - Screwfix are normally good with returns.

This is a bargain prices for a unit with a warranty sold in the UK by a large retailer. None in stock near me but worth checking on the Screwfix site to see if you can find some locally. + TopCashBack

** Off topic- IF you want GU10 Wickes have a buy one get one free offer that looks good. There own brand GU10s are CREE LED based superb light and quality IMHO. I'm not sure what the Screwfix GU10s are like watching the video they look like CREE but I think Wikes might be cheaper **


Edited by: "frownbreaker" 31st Oct 2016

Bought some LED bulbs from Poundworld and they're great!
Edited by: "alkydale" 31st Oct 2016
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