Lidl led light bulbs £5.99
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Lidl led light bulbs £5.99

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Found 24th Jan 2011
* With 15 bright LEDs in each bulb
* Rated life (hrs): 25,000
* Choose from:
- GU10, 3W
- MR16 GU5, 3W
- E14, 3W
- E27, 3W

I've had 2 of the e14s providing plenty of light at the top of my stairs for a while and have been anticipating the return of this deal. I think the GU10s will provide enough light when I replace the 6 halogen bulbs in my kitchen but I won't know until I try this evening....

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Can anyone who used those before tell me what kind of light they give? Are they like the nasty blue/white torch led's or are they warm-tone (more yellow/red like old light bulbs)?

Nasty White..............

I bought one of the GU10s to try last time they were on at Lidl and as branded ones are £20 (my kitchen has ten GU10s).

Not good. Projects stripes and dots of different colour light onto the wall so hard to answer your question directly but blue is in there amongst them. Wouldn't get another.

LED should be the future (unlike the horrible tube things) but the technology isn't there yet - not at everyday prices anyway.

Edited by: "Besford" 24th Jan 2011

its just a light very dull no good for kitchen area its ok for gentle llighting around living room or kitchen plinths if your after cheaper gu10 get the ge tube ones ie maplins

Not bright and poor colour rendition. OK to mix amongst halogens.
The ones deal extreme sell are much better, but only screw base (and twice the price).
I got an LED E27 lamp for about £10 for the outside light as during the sub zero temperatures, the energy savers go very dim, so they are useful in cold places.

I wouldn't buy one without a lumen rating.

Edited by: "snapdragon" 24th Jan 2011

Are these sold individually, or in packs?

Besford

I bought one of the GU10s to try last time they were on at Lidl and as … I bought one of the GU10s to try last time they were on at Lidl and as branded ones are £20 (my kitchen has ten GU10s).Not good. Projects stripes and dots of different colour light onto the wall so hard to answer your question directly but blue is in there amongst them. Wouldn't get another.LED should be the future (unlike the horrible tube things) but the technology isn't there yet - not at everyday prices anyway.




Definitely don't buy these if you're expecting to use them for downlighting in say a kitchen area. Just not bright enough. Also check the angle of illumination - you need something like 120 degrees for a well illuminated area or you'll end up with "light hollows".

There are 60 led lamps out there giving the equivalent of a 50w GU10 with a wide field of illumination that are cheaper than this. I recently paid £4.99 for a 60 LED/50w equivalent on Fleabay and they are great. Avoid this deal.

Original Poster

Well I've got mixed views...

These GU10s are definitely not as bright as the 50w halogens I replaced in my kitchen but I wasn't expecting them to be. My kitchen is not that much darker than before and is quite adequate, especially now that electric consumption has gone down from 300 to 18w. Oh, the colour of the light is not as yellow as the halogens but definitely not garishly white/blue either. In fact it seems quite suitable for the kitchen.

Maybe this is because their beam angle is 100 degrees so the light is much more evenly distributed than the "light hollows" produced by the 25 degree halogens they replaced.

I should have rechecked amazon though because it seems the prices of 3w led gu10s has come down to similar prices since I last looked in November 2010!
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