LED Lightbulb £16 down to £5 @ Wilkinsons
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LED Lightbulb £16 down to £5 @ Wilkinsons

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Found 19th Aug 2013
I paid £16 a month or so ago for one of these when I had a dimmer switch installed in the bedroom, and didn't realise regular energy saving lighbulbs are dimmable. Was a bit gutted to see its now only £5 but I bought another two for the other bedrooms.

Its an excellent lightbulb, very bright and only uses 8 watts. The only minor fault is that it cuts out before getting really dim, but that is the case with all LED's I think.

I noticed a few other bulbs had come down in price too.

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BC, ES, SES fittings all reduced, SES candle and golf ball 4w are £4 while the larger are a fiver the same as above or screw fitting.

Might be worth checking your simmer switches lowest output, many don't support dimming leds! At least not safely!

heat added, might pick up a couple, currently been ordering them online as my local sainsburys charge around £15 £20 a pop!

Will pick some up tomorrow! Was always put off by the high price. Thanks op!

Any 3bc led lamps yet?

470 lumen, so that's about a 40-50w equivalent, so these are table lamp bulbs. When are they actually going to produce an affordable replacement for the 100w bulbs everyone used?

It's OK going green, it's going blind I'm not so keen on........

Anyone know if these are suitable for touch lamps? If not what should I look for. Heat added anyway as a good price.

macliam

470 lumen, so that's about a 40-50w equivalent, so these are table lamp … 470 lumen, so that's about a 40-50w equivalent, so these are table lamp bulbs. When are they actually going to produce an affordable replacement for the 100w bulbs everyone used? It's OK going green, it's going blind I'm not so keen on........



I think you'll find everyone used 60w and 100w was always excessive.

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led lighting.. PSHHHH. lol

slightly ot, I got some led kitchen lights gu5.3? killed the DAB when on :-(

100w is excessive?!? I think you will find that if you are in a reasonable sized room & you only have a 60 watt bulb for lighting you will struggle to do any activity that requires a reasonable lighting level eg reading, crafts, preparing food etc.

I am a rough service man myself and that's not a sexual preference but I am b*ggered (notice the pun?) if I am going to struggle with energy saving rubbish just as my reading eyesight is starting to go.

Oneday77

I think you'll find everyone used 60w and 100w was always excessive.


I think you will find you are wrong!

Perhaps if you live in a box 60w is OK, but if I have a single-bulb centre light I have always used 100w-equivalent bulbs and I don't recall anyone ever thinking this "excessive".

Good price but I'm looking for 800 lumens (roughly 60w equivalent). I wonder what the best price is for those?

macliam

I think you will find you are wrong!Perhaps if you live in a box 60w is … I think you will find you are wrong!Perhaps if you live in a box 60w is OK, but if I have a single-bulb centre light I have always used 100w-equivalent bulbs and I don't recall anyone ever thinking this "excessive".


I've always found 60w providing plenty of light and that isn't living in a box. I maybe would like more light for working on something intricate etc.
Reading and other less demanding visual pursuits is easy enough.

I'm currently sitting in a room with a 75w equivalent energy saving bulb and It's way too bright.
However is consumes less power than the 60w it replaced, so it'll stay.

Sitting in a room with 2x 9W RGB LEDs.

They were £5-6 each on Ebay & come with remotes that change the colour, & brightness, a two duration sleep timer, & can do a good impersonation of disco lights,

Even on white light combined they offer less output than a 20W tube bulb - but I can now control the ceiling light from bed, & there's just a certain something about red light on smooth flesh!

Sorry but these are just too dim for useful light

220lu = 25W
495lu= 40W

At best 40W will light a corner for ambient lighting. These are not a replacement for regular bulbs or even energy saving bulbs

ibiza

there's just a certain something about red light on smooth flesh!



Flesh, such a strange choice of word. Then again the red light explains a lot

I've got a few led bulbs around the house and they are pretty good, what throws people is that we still cling on to the old standards.
Wherr are those slick advertising campaigns when you need them !!
Suck it and see for a fiver !
Just remember that there are two flavours, cold white and warm white. (warm being like your old 60W)

Generally speaking, energy saving light bulbs are not suitable for dimmer switches, even in some cases they will state "dimmable" on the packaging. Halogen bulbs are most suitable for dimmer switches.

to dim led's properly you need to combine dimmable led bulbs witha trailing edge dimmer switch.

I'm with those looking for much brighter bulbs. For me, 100W old-style used to produce the minimum useful lighting level for most purposes, and 150W for garages etc..

20W CFL bulbs are just about OK, but 23W are better - very difficult to get hold of now, though except online.

I'll start using LEDs when they produce ones that give the light output of old-style tungsten 100-150W.

Costco do a 850 lumen normal bayonet 13.5 watt for £13. Its well bright. Make 'Feit electrical'. I tried one of the cheap Ikea ones before and it failed after three months.

Thanks for the tip 'mange'.

Newbold

I'm with those looking for much brighter bulbs. For me, 100W old-style … I'm with those looking for much brighter bulbs. For me, 100W old-style used to produce the minimum useful lighting level for most purposes, and 150W for garages etc..20W CFL bulbs are just about OK, but 23W are better - very difficult to get hold of now, though except online.I'll start using LEDs when they produce ones that give the light output of old-style tungsten 100-150W.



something like this from 2012?

http://www.gizmag.com/osram-sylvania-100w-led-replacement/22508/

I personally find it's not really necessary to have 100w equivalent, just you need to change the layout of the lighting, several lower output lamps positioned where the light is needed provides enough light, a 100W incandescent might provide 1600 lumens, but it illuminates the whole room, which may not be necessary.

My problem is finding reliable LED lighting, I've got some units that replace GU10 in the kitchen and under cabinet lighting, that's worked rock solid for years, but elsewhere in the house, standard bulbs simply have not lasted anywhere like 100000 hours. I suspect the high brightness lamps are running the LEDs at the top end of their operating characteristics and thus wear them out quicker.

mike

mbuckhurst

something like this from … something like this from 2012?http://www.gizmag.com/osram-sylvania-100w-led-replacement/22508/


Interesting, but currently at a silly price (~$55 in the U.S.), though that will no doubt fall over time.


They still had 6 in stock of these today in the Maidstone branch of Wilkinsons, only the edison screw fittment though. They also had other smaller LED bulbs for £4-£5 each too.
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