LED GU10 lights 99p in store home bargains
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LED GU10 lights 99p in store home bargains

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Found 23rd Mar 2016
V TAC BRAND - 99p can't go wrong
Lot better quality that poundland ones
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Actually, my local Poundland had these in before Christmas and I bought quite a few. They are excellent. You're right about their superiority over Poundland's traditional GU10s, but they've recently started stocking better ones, at both 3w and 5w, the latter having similar Lumen rating to V-Tacs. I'd still go for V-Tacs every time, though. Good find.
1 p better than Poundland!
alfa111

1 p better than Poundland!


Thanks for that
Note they're a bit more plastic-y than the batch Poundland had, also a tiny bit dimmer (320 v 350Lm). But they do come with a diffuser and have 8 LED's instead of 16. Both 3K 5W 110 degrees.

http://oi63.tinypic.com/1533dwm.jpg
not suitable for dimmer switches.
Its a breath of fresh air that LED lighting is now priced at where it should be. I have bought GU10 LED bulbs over the last few years, as much as £5 each, the reliability was extremely poor for gu10 as these are subject to transient spikes, which on analysis take out the bridge rectifiers (diodes), 60% failure rate. I have recently purchased both Poundland and Home Bargain GU10's. Its a two horse race, both produce a good wide angle light. Light temperature similar to fluorescent lighting. If the components are more resilient to transient spikes then a great find.
vfxuk

not suitable for dimmer switches.


Can u tell me what will be? Iv just had my kitchen done and will be getting spotlights but dont know which ones to buy
bestestbud85

Can u tell me what will be? Iv just had my kitchen done and will be … Can u tell me what will be? Iv just had my kitchen done and will be getting spotlights but dont know which ones to buy


You need LED bulbs which specifically state that they are for dimmer switches. You also shouldn't mix brands/wattage, so get a few more to keep as spares. If you do mix then you'll probably get unexpected results like flickering, or some might not dim or brighten.

They're much dearer but you'll get that back in the first 12 months, if not sooner. Pay a little more for branded as cheap LED lights rarely have adequate heatsinks and in some cases have been dangerously produced with no ground.
vfxuk

You need LED bulbs which specifically state that they are for dimmer … You need LED bulbs which specifically state that they are for dimmer switches. You also shouldn't mix brands/wattage, so get a few more to keep as spares. If you do mix then you'll probably get unexpected results like flickering, or some might not dim or brighten. They're much dearer but you'll get that back in the first 12 months, if not sooner. Pay a little more for branded as cheap LED lights rarely have adequate heatsinks and in some cases have been dangerously produced with no ground.


Thank you very much! I appreciate the reply. I am clueless when it comes to spotlights and this has
helped me. Thanks again.
bestestbud85

Thank you very much! I appreciate the reply. I am clueless when it comes … Thank you very much! I appreciate the reply. I am clueless when it comes to spotlights and this has helped me. Thanks again.



You're welcome. It's worth checking the bulb first, as not all spots are the same. Compare it to a website such as this:

easy-lightbulbs.com/lig…bs/
The bulb will often have the type printed on the side of it, but you can use the pictures on that website for help.

If you're still not sure then just take a bulb to B&Q, they are usually pretty happy to help. Avoid weekends
steve543

Half this price in home bargains for their bleach Bleach is bleach I … Half this price in home bargains for their bleach Bleach is bleach I think Might be wrong



I think home bargains cheap brand is far more watery to be honest but each to their own.
This is a good deal I believe for this particular product.
Bought around 15 of these to replace existing GU10s around the house. Impressed with the light from them (warm white) - not too harsh. Build quality fantastic for 99p. Hope they last .

You need LED bulbs which specifically state that they are for dimmer … You need LED bulbs which specifically state that they are for dimmer switches. You also shouldn't mix brands/wattage, so get a few more to keep as spares. If you do mix then you'll probably get unexpected results like flickering, or some might not dim or brighten. They're much dearer but you'll get that back in the first 12 months, if not sooner. Pay a little more for branded as cheap LED lights rarely have adequate heatsinks and in some cases have been dangerously produced with no ground.


Seriously! Do any light bulbs have a ground?

Seriously! Do any light bulbs have a ground?



If you want to get crazy these aren't bulbs and yeh as you said to me in other post Stop it !! ( troll or stalker - if the cap fits pal )

Seriously! Do any light bulbs have a ground?



Dimmer switches are designed to work on bulbs powered by electricity several orders of magnitude higher than LED bulbs. You're taking 40w per bulb vs 5w per bulb. This will often mean that LED bulbs will not dim at all, or dim only on the last tiny point of the dimmer. Even then, LED bulbs don't dim, instead they simply flicker on and off faster than the eye can see.
You need to use LEDs which have the dimming hardware built in to the bulb, and you need to stick to the same brand, same wattage, otherwise you'll again have issues with bulbs dimming inconsistently.
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