LED Spotlight with Motion and Twilight Sensor £12.99 at Lidl
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LED Spotlight with Motion and Twilight Sensor £12.99 at Lidl

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Found 26th Jan 2013
Seems like a great price - bought one the other day
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B&Q value range looks very similar and I bought one for £7.95 a couple of weeks ago.
45ure

B&Q value range looks very similar and I bought one for £7.95 a couple of … B&Q value range looks very similar and I bought one for £7.95 a couple of weeks ago.



An LED one, for £7.95...?
Can you post a link for this?

OP, this looks a great deal!
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45ure

B&Q value range looks very similar and I bought one for £7.95 a couple of … B&Q value range looks very similar and I bought one for £7.95 a couple of weeks ago.



Are you sure this was LED?
Deffo not led in B @ Q.
Edited by: "morrig" 26th Jan 2013
Any Good?????
On B&Q website the only thing I can find for 7 quid odd is this 120w offering, definitely not LED.

diy.com/nav…253
Good price!
B&Q light is deferent is not LED ... Click this link n c B&Q products.

m.diy.com/mt/…ect
After doing a little research you can get replacement bulbs for normal lamps in an led format for abt ten quid from e bay which seems an easier way to upgrade :-)
Was in Lidl Thursday and looked at these, they have only 6 LED chips, each rated at 0.5 Watts (output).
I can't imagine that would be adequate as a "Spotlight".
Anyone had one powered up yet?

Edited by: "willysnapper" 26th Jan 2013
To be honest bearing in mind that a security light stays on for a few seconds ( depending how u set it up) a £7.95 one from asda,B&Q etc would be a better bet.Fair enough LEDs last longer and use less power but I don't believe that outweighs the argument of the cheaper halogen lamps. IN MY OPINION that is.
willysnapper

Was in Lidl Thursday and looked at these, they have only 6 LED chips, … Was in Lidl Thursday and looked at these, they have only 6 LED chips, each rated at 0.5 Watts (output).I can't imagine that would be adequate as a "Spotlight".Anyone had one powered up yet?



That's probably going to be no better than a 50w GU10 halogen, assuming it's using pretty modern LEDs, although Watts is not a good measure of light output, it's lumens that matter.

mike
scorpio iscariot

To be honest bearing in mind that a security light stays on for a few … To be honest bearing in mind that a security light stays on for a few seconds ( depending how u set it up) a £7.95 one from asda,B&Q etc would be a better bet.Fair enough LEDs last longer and use less power but I don't believe that outweighs the argument of the cheaper halogen lamps. IN MY OPINION that is.



I think you're probably right, except if you have pets or other animals (local fox or hedgehog) setting it off more frequently than normal. I reckon it costs around £1 to run a 300w halogen for 30s, 8 times a night for a year, an LED would probably be difficult to measure, but around 1-2p although light output won't be equivalent.

From my experience the PIR is the bit that fails, and that's going to happen probably around the time the LED has finally caught up and paid for itself, if not earlier.

mike
Posted this last week.

I think it was only about 290 lumens - you'll find the specs in one of my replies in the original thread.

hotukdeals.com/dea…386
Equivalent to a 20w tungsten bulb - pointless!
So, is this Team Edward or Team Jacob?!
scorpio iscariot

To be honest bearing in mind that a security light stays on for a few … To be honest bearing in mind that a security light stays on for a few seconds ( depending how u set it up) a £7.95 one from asda,B&Q etc would be a better bet.Fair enough LEDs last longer and use less power but I don't believe that outweighs the argument of the cheaper halogen lamps. IN MY OPINION that is.



Fair enough in your case, but we use a security light like this to allow us to get from the car to the door, which is more than a few seconds, especially if there is (as there often is) unpacking of said car to be done. :-)
At 290 lumens this would probably be usable someplace without ambient light, but if you have streetlights nearby I doubt you would see a great enough difference in illumination to make this worthwhile.
mbuckhurst

I think you're probably right, except if you have pets or other animals … I think you're probably right, except if you have pets or other animals (local fox or hedgehog) setting it off more frequently than normal. I reckon it costs around £1 to run a 300w halogen for 30s, 8 times a night for a year, an LED would probably be difficult to measure, but around 1-2p although light output won't be equivalent.From my experience the PIR is the bit that fails, and that's going to happen probably around the time the LED has finally caught up and paid for itself, if not earlier.mike

You're so generous, no where near a 50w halogen, you've 3w LED, It'll make the floodlight stand out, but very little else unless it's pitch black.
There are quite a few on ebay http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewitem?itemId=271122848630&index=8&nav=SEARCH&nid=85295655725
Starts from 22.99 with PIR
The thing that's slowing LED lighting down is lies about performance. Someone has to step in to stop the average customer from being spooked by exagerated claims of brightness from this relatively new concept. Clearer more accurate labelling is a must. This example looks like a 150w halogen security light, but will be the equivalent to less than half a 50w halogen, if somebody buys this with a normal security light in mind, they are going to be very dissappointed and put off LED, which is ptiyful because there are equivalent LED floodlights out there and they are much much cheaper to run and don't get anywhere near as hot as halogen.
Hi Just powed one of thse up last night it only draws 4 watts and was ok in a medum size garden not as brit as a 500 watt but quite enough
Bought one of these to replace a 120w R7S bulb unit on my driveway. Not as bright as the 120w unit but I can see just as clearly. The light emitted seems to much whiter/bluer compared to the yellowish light from the old unit. So happy with it I went and bought another one for above the back door.
Might be a silly question but how is this powered?

Does it have a long lead with a standard plug attached?
No cable or plug, should be run off a fused connection unit I believe, but I've got mine wired up to 3 amp plugs. I suppose the power is low enough to wire up to lighting circuit but I personally wouldn't do that for outside lights.
I was at a comunity centre with LED secrity lights they are not a bright as halagen but save costs and don't blow so easy!
good deal:)
My neighbour has something similar - to call it a spotlight is a stretch of the imagination, it's more of a gentle localised glow. Moonlight is brighter.
Bought one yesterday and fitted today. Build quality is reasonably good and just required two screws (slightly awkwardly placed) to fit. Smaller size than expected.

Just popped outside to take a look in the dark. I'd say it's about as bright as a 100 lumen torch. It's a cold blue/white light and lights up enough to see a little better then the ambient street lighting and welcome people (it's on top of my front door) but nowhere near as bright as the 60W R63 spot it replaced.

The reflector seems almost pointless!

I think I'll buy a 20W one from Amazon at a later date. If available I'll get a warmer colour too. For £12.99 I view this as a tester!
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manta1600

I bought this for £19.90 + … I bought this for £19.90 + Deliveryhttp://led-lighting-floodlights.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=12



Should have gone to specsav I mean Lidl
This is better quality
I have the lidl one and love it. Plenty bright enough to light my drive. Mine is dipped down to avoid lighting my neighbor's properties and causing a nuisance. Might not be able to justify purely on cost but the same goes for many of my purchases. Trying to do my bit to reduce energy use.
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