Low wattage LED GU10 bulbs £1.00 at Poundworld.
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Low wattage LED GU10 bulbs £1.00 at Poundworld.

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Found 24th Sep 2013
Found in the Rotherham Parkgate store today, these seem incredibly cheap for very low wattage LED GU10 bulbs.

I'm just not sure I trust them to be safe, despite the packaging being CE labelled. (I remember a discussion on here about Poundland multi-socket adapters and whether they are safe or not.)

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Original Poster

Sorry, the title of this deal seems to be screwed up. They are, of course, GU10 bulbs @ £1 each.

Amazingly low wattage. Perhaps they're unsuitable for anything but low light applications?

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a596/bigajm2/IMG_20130924_091741_zpsec454a12.jpg

0.54w doesn't seem very bright....

lambchopuk

0.54w doesn't seem very bright....

that's why they're energy saving

0.54 watt... The room will get darker when you turn these on! They used to have 1 watt bulbs and they were next to useless, be interesting to know if anyone has a use for these...

DANMIT

that's why they're energy saving



and when they pack up after a week or two they'll be ultra-energy saving

got some of the 1 watt ones in ensuite, perfect for there but useless for anything other than under counter lighting

As a rough guide if you multiply the led wattage by 10 it will give you an idea of the equivalent incandescent bulb equivalent, so this is 5 watts. May be ok for effect lighting but not as a proper room light. My kitchen Leds are 5w and are great but then I spent a long time choosing colour temperature and beam spread.

liamf12

As a rough guide if you multiply the led wattage by 10 it will give you … As a rough guide if you multiply the led wattage by 10 it will give you an idea of the equivalent incandescent bulb equivalent, so this is 5 watts. May be ok for effect lighting but not as a proper room light. My kitchen Leds are 5w and are great but then I spent a long time choosing colour temperature and beam spread.

which ones have you got?

mosskeeto

0.54 watt... The room will get darker when you turn these on! They used … 0.54 watt... The room will get darker when you turn these on! They used to have 1 watt bulbs and they were next to useless, be interesting to know if anyone has a use for these...



Although these are probably very poor, watts does not equal light output, as more and more designs come on the market, it's important to consider this. What is a good indicator is if the lamp uses an array of normal looking LEDs, it's likely to be a poorer performer than an equivalent lamp with SMD (surface mount device) LEDs.

Another good indicator if the company doesn't print the lumens on the packet (400-450 = 50w Halogen or thereabouts), then you can be pretty sure, it's not going to be high.

mike
Edited by: "mbuckhurst" 24th Sep 2013

Purchased these from Poundworld a few months ago. They are useless, purchased a whole bunch of them unfortunately. They give out very little light, only useful as a night light. Can't remember but I think even when you switch them off, there is still a little bit of light coming out of them. I used them with Argos ceiling light (item number 432/5420).
Personally I would avoid, or buy one then try it before decide you want to light your house with them.

I bought some of these, not very bright. and unless you have a led dimmer switch they dont dim, and if you don't have enough of them they don't fully turn off either, but good as a night light, and for security. as don't use any power.

One did go bang, I pu them on a Kitchen 'T' ;ight fitting. just went bang and bits of glass everywhere. so if you buy keep your receipt.

Mine are aurora2 gu10 leds. I was lucky as someone was selling their last 10 as a job lot which I bought for about £80 2 years ago.
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