LED GU10 bulbs 5 Pack £9.99 @ Aldi from Sunday 27th September
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LED GU10 bulbs 5 Pack £9.99 @ Aldi from Sunday 27th September

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Found 22nd Sep 2015
LED technology offers a long service life and high energy efficiency. 5 watt = 50W (345 Lumens).

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I've been looking for a set of cheap spots.

May want to edit the title or description to mention that they are on sale from Sunday (27th Sept).

Banned

non dimable, don't mix with other bulbs (led or otherwise) either unless the wattage is the same.

vfxuk

non dimable, don't mix with other bulbs (led or otherwise) either unless … non dimable, don't mix with other bulbs (led or otherwise) either unless the wattage is the same.



​Genuinely interested, why not?

Has anyone found that buying cheap LEDs (made in china) interferes with the radio signals when switched on?

Nayno

Has anyone found that buying cheap LEDs (made in china) interferes with … Has anyone found that buying cheap LEDs (made in china) interferes with the radio signals when switched on?



What!

adam4007

What!



Yep its true, got some cheap leds (from fleebay) and when my DAB is on and i turn on the lights it cuts out... google it and my theory is true.. not sure why and how... Just wondering anyone else come across this

Wonder this is durable/reliable? Bright enough & the coverage degree?

CrazyBob

​Genuinely interested, why not?


+1
I've got a right old mix in my kitchen including 2 different type LED, different wattages(?) and its the longest i've been without changing any of the blighters (2 years now)

50w halogen is around 800 lumens - NOT 345. You need at least a 10w of this type for equivalence.

I have also heard reports of RF interference with cheap LEDs. I have no such issues with the Cree LED downlighters in both kitchen and living room.

mrew42

+1I've got a right old mix in my kitchen including 2 different type LED, … +1I've got a right old mix in my kitchen including 2 different type LED, different wattages(?) and its the longest i've been without changing any of the blighters (2 years now)


GU10 ought to be fine; maybe it's the MR16 type with old transformers that are an issue?

DIY_Disaster

50w halogen is around 800 lumens - NOT 345. You need at least a 10w of … 50w halogen is around 800 lumens - NOT 345. You need at least a 10w of this type for equivalence.



I don't think that's true. Have a look at the quoted lumen values for various 50w halogens: Screwfix say 330 lumens for their Sylvania GU10s. Crompton are quoted as 280 lumens, and Osram are 300 lumens.

Nayno

Yep its true, got some cheap leds (from fleebay) and when my DAB is on … Yep its true, got some cheap leds (from fleebay) and when my DAB is on and i turn on the lights it cuts out... google it and my theory is true.. not sure why and how... Just wondering anyone else come across this



It's because they don't meet CE Standards which is an imperative to be legally sold in the UK/EU. They do not have sufficient EMC filtering to stop electronic noise travelling back down the circuit and interfering with other devices. It can also interfere with the emergency signal used by the emergency services. Thousands of lamps on the market are like this. Only by from a reputable brand who can offer you a Declaration of Conformity which is the companies warranty to you the user that the lamp is fit for use. Also seek lamps that have been tested by a third party like Which? or the LIA (lighting Industry Association) who are the only real police of the lighting market.

I've bought cheap ones in the past, and found they fade very quickly. I now buy Screwfix ones which are guaranteed for three years.

So is 360 lumens not very bright then, forgive my ignorance. My sister was after some GU10 LEDs and the remit was: get as bright as possible without paying like £10 each. Can anyone suggest a GU10 daylight white that fits this bill please.

neilcaldwell

So is 360 lumens not very bright then, forgive my ignorance. My sister … So is 360 lumens not very bright then, forgive my ignorance. My sister was after some GU10 LEDs and the remit was: get as bright as possible without paying like £10 each. Can anyone suggest a GU10 daylight white that fits this bill please.



345 Lumens is fine not sure how good these bulbs are from Aldi tho as never heard of or used them.

As someone posted above the LAP ones from Screwfix get very good reviews, also look at the integral led bulbs as they are now used in my whole house and i have tried many different brands over the years and are the best i have tried.

My EBay LED lamps stop the radio altogether in my kitchen. However it's only DAB that's affected so there's an easy solution. Long term solution is for me to buy proper LEDs.

vfxuk

...don't mix with other bulbs (led or otherwise) either unless the … ...don't mix with other bulbs (led or otherwise) either unless the wattage is the same.



Errr, why? Will they fight?

DIY_Disaster

50w halogen is around 800 lumens - NOT 345. You need at least a 10w of … 50w halogen is around 800 lumens - NOT 345. You need at least a 10w of this type for equivalence.I have also heard reports of RF interference with cheap LEDs. I have no such issues with the Cree LED downlighters in both kitchen and living room.


The 50w is supposed to be incandescent, halogen have always been brighter, but they suck for life expectancy.

360lm at 5w is pretty decent, not a direct replacement for a 50w incandescent, but pretty close.

surely these are not bright enough

When they first came out LED bulbs were very lacking and not very bright. But in more recent times I have never had an issue with LED bulbs around the 5W mark not giving out enough light. I mainly go for Cool White rather than Warm White. I use LED bulbs all over the house and so do my family and friends. They use less electricity and do not get very hot. I have used them in ceiling lights which go through into the loft (you don't want a lot of heat there) and recently I changed over 2 bayonet type bulbs in a shed and the difference in light was amazing. Not had much luck with LED lamps to replace small halogen bulbs as they just cannot make them small enough for my fittings.

These look like long reach gu10 bulbs in the picture,these have a longer depth (73-77mm) than the standard 55mm depth so might not be suitable for downlights, poundshop do some for £1 each .

A decent Philips halogen might give around 500 lumens and some bulbs even more but the average cheapish one most people are likely to buy will probably be in the 3-400 range.

Quality was just as important with halogens and they weren't made equal, just as it is with LED but people seem to forget that fact.

If these actually put out the amount of light they claim they should be perfectly usable.

Before someone complains - I don't work for them.

I have over 80 GU10s at my home with various dimmers. I have tested various LEDs and found LedHuts LED are amongst the best in UK. They come with 5 year no quibble warranty and gets swapped immediately and they often have promotions that make them cost about £3. Furthermore they have higher lumens/ watt output and nicer color (I only use cool whites).

TiptreeJam

When they first came out LED bulbs were very lacking and not very bright. … When they first came out LED bulbs were very lacking and not very bright. But in more recent times I have never had an issue with LED bulbs around the 5W mark not giving out enough light. I mainly go for Cool White rather than Warm White. I use LED bulbs all over the house and so do my family and friends. They use less electricity and do not get very hot. I have used them in ceiling lights which go through into the loft (you don't want a lot of heat there) and recently I changed over 2 bayonet type bulbs in a shed and the difference in light was amazing. Not had much luck with LED lamps to replace small halogen bulbs as they just cannot make them small enough for my fittings.



Check standard GU10 LED at LedHut as they are same size as original halogen (240v). That's what I have got and works like a treat!

Nayno

Yep its true, got some cheap leds (from fleebay) and when my DAB is on … Yep its true, got some cheap leds (from fleebay) and when my DAB is on and i turn on the lights it cuts out... google it and my theory is true.. not sure why and how... Just wondering anyone else come across this



Malware, that will be China tuning into your signals through the light bulbs.

neilcaldwell

So is 360 lumens not very bright then, forgive my ignorance. My sister … So is 360 lumens not very bright then, forgive my ignorance. My sister was after some GU10 LEDs and the remit was: get as bright as possible without paying like £10 each. Can anyone suggest a GU10 daylight white that fits this bill please.


360 lumens is about right for 5 Watt leds, more lamps here... hotukdeals.com/dea…842
There is also 7 and 9 Watt gu10 linked though they are dimmable and fairly long so check the fittings before you order.

People should consider the beam angle as well when buying LED bulb. For ceiling application wide beam (120deg) should be used

Nayno

Has anyone found that buying cheap LEDs (made in china) interferes with … Has anyone found that buying cheap LEDs (made in china) interferes with the radio signals when switched on?



Is that why aircraft keep trying to land in our garden.... Quick turn the lights out. Lol

Just picked up a box of them and they are pretty good. they have a frosted lens so seem to cast out more light than the halogens I had up previously and they are much brighter than the 35W GE bulbs I've replaced (so the 50W equivalent rating seems about right).

I got some this afternoon and I'm very impressed, whoever did the lighting in my living room was very stingy, it was originally 2 rooms but the wall has been knocked down and each "half" has just 4 gu10 sockets in the ceiling so I need decent bulbs.

I have Aurora brand bulbs in one half which cost around £11 each and cheap halogens in the other half. These were visibly brighter than the halogens and equally as bright as the Aurora ones that cost over 5x more so needless to say I'm impressed and I would assume these bulbs come close to or match their claimed lumens figures.

The only problem I have now is getting used to the increased brightness, this used to be my "chill out" half of the living room!
Edited by: "fatdeeman" 28th Sep 2015
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