LED lamps BC/ES and GU10 high output GLS, Daylight, cool and warm from £2.38 + £2.99 P&P (free if over £10) @ CPC
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LED lamps BC/ES and GU10 high output GLS, Daylight, cool and warm from £2.38 + £2.99 P&P (free if over £10) @ CPC

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Found 5th Apr 2015
I often see family, friends and customers changing/using tungsten lights which have virtually no place in our homes these days. Finding decent output LED lights can be an issue, here are some alternatives at CPC. These are cheap(ish), yes you will find similar for less though CPC customer service is fantastic in my experience.

N.B. CPC are great at listing the white colour incorrectly. Warm white is 3000K, Cool is 4000K and daylight is 6000K or 6500K. Most lamps have one of these figures in the title or spec.

All lamps below from CPC own brand(I believe) Pro-Elec.
All 12W GLS lamps are 128x70mm(WxH)
GLS 12 watt (950-1050 lumens) part numbers all £5.40(£4.97 5+), min £10 delivered free.
LP0786918 E27 Daylight (listed wrongly on CPC as cool, spec shows 6000k)
LP0786818 B22 Daylight (listed wrongly as cool, spec shows 6000k)
LP0786718 E27 Warm white
LP0786618 B22 Warm white

All GLS lamps below are 110x60mm(WxH)
GLS 10 watt (760-800 lumens) part numbers all £4.56(£4.10 5+), min £10 delivered free.
LP0786518 E27 Daylight (listed wrongly as cool, spec shows 6000k)
LP0786418 B22 Daylight (listed wrongly as cool, spec shows 6000k)
LP0786318 E27 Warm white
LP0786218 B22 Warm white

GLS 5 watt (360-420 lumens) all £2.87(£2.64 5+), min £10 delivered free.
LP0786087 E27 Daylight
LP0786987 B22 Daylight
LP0786187 E14 Daylight
LP0785787 E27 Warm white
LP0785687 B22 Warm white
LP0785887 E14 Warm white

G45 (golf ball type) 5 watt (380-420 lumens) warm white only
All £2.99 each or £2.71 for 5 or more
All 76x45mm(WxH)
LP0787387 E27
LP0787487 E14
LP0787587 B22

GU10 5 watt (360-420 lumens) these lamps are slightly bulbous and do not fit in every fitting - check before ordering bulk)
LP0783018 Daylight £2.38
LP0782918 Cool white £2.63
LP0782818 Warm white £2.63

Candle 5 watt (360-420) lumens) slightly unusual pointed shape. All £2.94
LP0784318 B22 Daylight
LP0784418 E27 Warm white
LP0784518 E27 Daylight
LP0784618 E14 Warm white
LP0784718 E14 Daylight
LP0784818 B15 Warm white
LP0784918 B15 Daylight

B22 = standard bayonet
B15 = small bayonet (SBC)
E27 = standard screw
E14 = small screw

I have used all (daylight) versions of these LED's and I am happy to recommend them. Yes, I have experienced the odd early failure of one-two lamps though CPC are very quick to reply (email) and replace faulty lamps.

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We really appreciate OP's taking time out to help others like me understand various offerings out there. I buy various LED bulbs from all round the world and agree it's differicult to find really good replacement bulbs suitable for your room.

Don't forget about corn bulbs, these give out really good light and cheaper than most LED bulbs

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Billythebubble

We really appreciate OP's taking time out to help others like me … We really appreciate OP's taking time out to help others like me understand various offerings out there. I buy various LED bulbs from all round the world and agree it's differicult to find really good replacement bulbs suitable for your room.Don't forget about corn bulbs, these give out really good light and cheaper than most LED bulbsHeat added


Got a link for decent corn lamps?

damadgeruk

Got a link for decent corn lamps?


ebay.co.uk/itm…dfd

I would recommend buying 220v for UK no drivers required of course, that was just a cheap example of style - there are many LED variations to choose from.

Will it come with any warranty? Like from LEDHut you will get 5 years of warranty.

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P&P free for orders over £10

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vbay

Will it come with any warranty? Like from LEDHut you will get 5 years of … Will it come with any warranty? Like from LEDHut you will get 5 years of warranty.


I'll report on warranty once I get a reply from CPC though they have been quick to replace failed lamps so far. Ledhut don't appear to have an equivalent to the 10 or 12w GLS.

damadgeruk

I often see family, friends and customers changing/using tungsten … I often see family, friends and customers changing/using tungsten lights which have virtually no place in our homes these days. Finding decent output LED lights can be an issue, here are some alternatives at CPC. These are cheap(ish), yes you will find similar for less though CPC customer service is fantastic in my experience.



The alternatives to these LED lamps are compact fluorescents. LED lamps are new technology compared to compact fluorecents. Compact fluorecents have become 'unfashionable' because of the very small amount of mercury they contain (which is only released when they are disposed of and broken) They do not immediately reach full power. They are cheap generally cheaper the equivalent output leds in higher powers. They are more bulky. However they are a tried and tested technology and well worth considering if you expect lamps to last five years or more. They are at least as good energy savers as leds
LEDs I have bought have a higher failure rate.

Do these lights go straight into a 240 volt socket or does it have to go through an adaptor?

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Steve1205

Do these lights go straight into a 240 volt socket or does it have to go … Do these lights go straight into a 240 volt socket or does it have to go through an adaptor?


All lamps listed above are 240 volt.

One type I have problems finding ( so I usually get slightly energy efficient bulbs from Sainsburys) are upto 100 watt equivalent, dimmable,and bayonet type.

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chapchap

One type I have problems finding ( so I usually get slightly energy … One type I have problems finding ( so I usually get slightly energy efficient bulbs from Sainsburys) are upto 100 watt equivalent, dimmable,and bayonet type.


The 12w in daylight are very close to 100w equivalent IMO though cpc also do 24w cfl for £2.45, LP0675787 for warm B22, LP0675987 for daylight or LP0675887 for cool white. These are not dimmable, sorry. Dimmable cfl are fairly rare, dimmable Led are fairly dim.

Edited by: "damadgeruk" 5th Apr 2015

jasee

The alternatives to these LED lamps are compact fluorescents. LED lamps … The alternatives to these LED lamps are compact fluorescents. LED lamps are new technology compared to compact fluorecents. Compact fluorecents have become 'unfashionable' because of the very small amount of mercury they contain (which is only released when they are disposed of and broken) They do not immediately reach full power. They are cheap generally cheaper the equivalent output leds in higher powers. They are more bulky. However they are a tried and tested technology and well worth considering if you expect lamps to last five years or more. They are at least as good energy savers as ledsLEDs I have bought have a higher failure rate.



Don't purchase the cheapest led you can find (2nd or 3rd cheapest usually works). We have never had an led failure and have about 25 of them. Look for a brand name bulb (it doesn't need to be a brand you have heard of). Google the brand, you can tell within 5 seconds of reaching the brand website if the bulb will be good.

All but 2 of our bulbs were £5 or less, and are between 2-35 months old.

what is the best bulb to replace the standard 40/60w home light bulbs? Tempted to change afew in the house, kitchen will be different with two spotlight types

hartge

what is the best bulb to replace the standard 40/60w home light bulbs? … what is the best bulb to replace the standard 40/60w home light bulbs? Tempted to change afew in the house, kitchen will be different with two spotlight types



Anything around 800 or so lumens or the 12-15 watt mark should work.

Much like shirt collar sizes one manufacturer varies from another. The quality of the light also varies - coming from old style bulbs the colour may not seem as bright or it may appear harsh. If you have a B&Q nearby pick up a pair of bulbs, they usually run to £6 apiece and audition them. I use a mixture of their Diall bulbs and LE (Lighting Ever) and find the latter slightly brighter with the same rating. It sounds long-winded but you'll be living with it day after day so you'll need to like it or it will bug you in no end of ways. The best way is to try a pair for yourself and see if you like the results.
Edited by: "CharlesCalthrop" 5th Apr 2015

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hartge

what is the best bulb to replace the standard 40/60w home light bulbs? … what is the best bulb to replace the standard 40/60w home light bulbs? Tempted to change afew in the house, kitchen will be different with two spotlight types


The light output from a traditional 40W tungsten lamp is only around 400 lumens or 600 lumens for a 60W. The 10W LED GLS gives around 1000 lumens so unless you want brighter the 10W should be ample(particularly if using the daylight version).
CPC also do a 5W GLS LED(360-420 lumens), I've updated the OP with info.

We have just had an led bulb go on us in a weird way, after switching off it stayed glowing for about 5 minutes, thinking it was a potential fault in the lighting circuit I unscrewed it and it still glowed with no power, my best guess would be something to do with the capacitors in the circuit board within, still a very odd thing to see!

CPC will send you masses of junk mail, even AFTER you have ticked the box asking not to receive marketing communications. Be warned.

Crapweasel

CPC will send you masses of junk mail, even AFTER you have ticked the box … CPC will send you masses of junk mail, even AFTER you have ticked the box asking not to receive marketing communications. Be warned.



In my experience this is a catalogue/brochure once a week, doesn't bother me personally as some of the offers are not available by browsing their site only by using the catalogue reference and some of the offers are really good. If you send them an email though they will remove you from the mailing list.

Edit: They are also a registered user on here you could always message them via that too hotukdeals.com/pro…eet

Edited by: "harlzter" 5th Apr 2015

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harlzter

We have just had an led bulb go on us in a weird way, after switching off … We have just had an led bulb go on us in a weird way, after switching off it stayed glowing for about 5 minutes, thinking it was a potential fault in the lighting circuit I unscrewed it and it still glowed with no power, my best guess would be something to do with the capacitors in the circuit board within, still a very odd thing to see!


I imagine you are correct regarding the internal capacitor. I have seen similar caused by induced voltage on a 2-way circuit (the 3 core+earth cable used causes induction) though this can be fixed with the use of a 'snubber' on the last light in circuit. Maplin part number RG22Y (£2.89) has fixed this for me.

I can't comment on this deal, but I've bought an LED bulb from LED hut and been impressed - so much so I've just bought another £65 worth and will replace all the bulbs in my head.

5 year warranty swung it for me.

Jakg

.... - so much so I've just bought another £65 worth and will replace all … .... - so much so I've just bought another £65 worth and will replace all the bulbs in my head.5 year warranty swung it for me.



Why have you replaced the bulbs in your head? Is it so that you get brighter ideas? ;-)

Billythebubble

We really appreciate OP's taking time out to help others like me … We really appreciate OP's taking time out to help others like me understand various offerings out there. I buy various LED bulbs from all round the world and agree it's differicult to find really good replacement bulbs suitable for your room.Don't forget about corn bulbs, these give out really good light and cheaper than most LED bulbsHeat added


Are the "corn" type longlasting though, I've found these tend to be the cheaper type and my experience with the cheap ones isn't great. Had some cheapish GU10 bulbs off ebay last year (the 27smd 5050 ones) bought 14 in total and about 4 of them went within a year. All the ones that blew were in the kitchen so had the most use but bought some Osrams to replace them at £15 for a pair. TBH the Osrams aren't as bright and the light spread isn't as good, but they had a 5 year guarantee and should last 25 years apparently.
I'm not sure also about the cheap ones as think that to get them bright enough they over power them leading to overheating issues and reduce their life. I don't think it's the driver that's gone on them either as a couple of the blown ones actually had the smds blow off the board. However the 4 I put in the bathroom (within enclosed downlighters) have lasted 14 months so far, but probably only get 1 or 2 hours use a day.

Crapweasel

CPC will send you masses of junk mail, even AFTER you have ticked the box … CPC will send you masses of junk mail, even AFTER you have ticked the box asking not to receive marketing communications. Be warned.



Wish CPC would send me more junk mail, I love reading their catalogues on the crapper. Only get a catalogue once every 6 months to a year.

Billythebubble

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/E27-B22-E14-108-30-38LEDs-Warm-White-Cold-White-Lamp-Bulb-220V-110V-Corn-Light-/121278832125?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=&hash=item1c3cc81dfd



Rightly or wrongly, I find buying bulbs from outside Europe a worry. After seeing videos about how the can catch fire on YouTube. I'd rather pay a bit more for piece of mind.

Wish CPC listed how many lumen these are.
Edited by: "MSK." 5th Apr 2015

It's not just down to the quality of the circuitry but how scattered the light will be. I have five Osram bulbs 100watt equivalent and although they give out a great light with vibrant colours I wouldn't use one in my living room as the light is quite focused although less than a lot of LED bulbs I'm told.

onlineo

Don't purchase the cheapest led you can find (2nd or 3rd cheapest usually … Don't purchase the cheapest led you can find (2nd or 3rd cheapest usually works). We have never had an led failure and have about 25 of them. Look for a brand name bulb (it doesn't need to be a brand you have heard of). Google the brand, you can tell within 5 seconds of reaching the brand website if the bulb will be good.All but 2 of our bulbs were £5 or less, and are between 2-35 months old.



They must have been low output types? The ones I most want to replace are 50 watt halogens, the price of led replacements is up to £10. For that price, they need to last at least five years. Compact fluorescents will, in my experience, but there isn't a real equivalent to these spotlight types in compact fluorescents.
IMO consumers are being milked by the manufacturers of these led devices. After all, they only contain a few relatively simple components. An inverter with current limiting and some leds!

Edited by: "jasee" 6th Apr 2015

SFconvert

Are the "corn" type longlasting though, I've found these tend to be the … Are the "corn" type longlasting though, I've found these tend to be the cheaper type and my experience with the cheap ones isn't great. Had some cheapish GU10 bulbs off ebay last year (the 27smd 5050 ones) bought 14 in total and about 4 of them went within a year. All the ones that blew were in the kitchen so had the most use but bought some Osrams to replace them at £15 for a pair. TBH the Osrams aren't as bright and the light spread isn't as good, but they had a 5 year guarantee and should last 25 years apparently. I'm not sure also about the cheap ones as think that to get them bright enough they over power them leading to overheating issues and reduce their life. I don't think it's the driver that's gone on them either as a couple of the blown ones actually had the smds blow off the board. However the 4 I put in the bathroom (within enclosed downlighters) have lasted 14 months so far, but probably only get 1 or 2 hours use a day.



The cheaper chinese type l e d bulbs are usually set up with a higher current than specified. This makes them nice and bright over the say branded osram types. However the LEDs are stressed and so don't last as long. That's why the led bulbs for cars only last months as opposed to years because they are setup to run at about 10v when the car typically runs at 14v when started.
Edited by: "tan159" 6th Apr 2015

I use 35w MR16 Halogens in my room with a dimmer. I assumed they were all dimmable as ive never looked to make sure but they've always worked. What would've i replace mine with?

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mymymy

I use 35w MR16 Halogens in my room with a dimmer. I assumed they were … I use 35w MR16 Halogens in my room with a dimmer. I assumed they were all dimmable as ive never looked to make sure but they've always worked. What would've i replace mine with?


Dimmable MR16's are available though you may have to change the transformer and dimmer(LEDs don't always play nicely with dimmers).

Am I missing something, link shows unit price £4.50 !

I'm glad someone is shedding some light on this!

harlzter

We have just had an led bulb go on us in a weird way, after switching off … We have just had an led bulb go on us in a weird way, after switching off it stayed glowing for about 5 minutes, thinking it was a potential fault in the lighting circuit I unscrewed it and it still glowed with no power, my best guess would be something to do with the capacitors in the circuit board within, still a very odd thing to see!



Witchcraft.

I'm looking for a 60W equivalent replacement LED - but I think the standard ones as in the image cast quite a concentrated beam in comparison to a traditional bulb as the glass area is only on the lower portion? Any ideas on a LED that gives a wide spread of light?

Thanks.

Broadsands

I'm looking for a 60W equivalent replacement LED - but I think the … I'm looking for a 60W equivalent replacement LED - but I think the standard ones as in the image cast quite a concentrated beam in comparison to a traditional bulb as the glass area is only on the lower portion? Any ideas on a LED that gives a wide spread of light?Thanks.



Have a look at these they are designed to look like traditional ones.

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Broadsands

I'm looking for a 60W equivalent replacement LED - but I think the … I'm looking for a 60W equivalent replacement LED - but I think the standard ones as in the image cast quite a concentrated beam in comparison to a traditional bulb as the glass area is only on the lower portion? Any ideas on a LED that gives a wide spread of light?Thanks.


I find these lamps give a perfectly acceptable spread of light, I can only suggest you try one for yourself as it's impossible to guess what you'll find acceptable.

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rdann

Am I missing something, link shows unit price £4.50 !


I have listed 25 different lamps, link takes you to one lamp. Part numbers and prices are in the OP. Which lamp are you interested in, I can give you a direct link if you are unable to find it yourself.

Are these a white light rather than the yellowish light from older bulbs and energy efficient bulbs? Thanks

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awesomegiles26

Are these a white light rather than the yellowish light from older bulbs … Are these a white light rather than the yellowish light from older bulbs and energy efficient bulbs? Thanks


OP has three versions of white, warm(3000Kelvin,similar yellow to traditional tungsten), cool(4000K) and daylight (6000-6500K). I use the latter, though many find them harsh.
Older energy saving lamps(CFL-Compact Fluorescent) are available in daylight white on CPC also. Let me know if you require part numbers.
Edited by: "damadgeruk" 6th Apr 2015

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