LOW WATTAGE, LOW OUTPUT PIR LED SECURITY / DOORLIGHT £12.99 (LIDL INSTORE)
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LOW WATTAGE, LOW OUTPUT PIR LED SECURITY / DOORLIGHT £12.99 (LIDL INSTORE)

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Found 8th Mar 2014
I had to think very hard when putting this down as a"floodlight" because whilst it will be ok for certain uses it will have limitations, but for those wanting a bit of pir close proximity doorkey inding light this will be fine....

The crux of the matter being this has 12 0.5w leds mounted when find a minimum of 10w is really where you want to go with an led flood, that said it comes with a pir, available in black or white chassis... not bad, just not for me, 10W chuck out 800+ lumens compared to this stated at around 560 Lumens ...enough to read a paper whilst standing on your doorstep in the dark but not enough to light up a whole driveway.

3 yr warranty, s hopefully these actually do pass muster when it comes to electrical interference, however if it does cause radio interference on fm / dAB MOAN LIKE THE BLAZES TO LIDL customer service.
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12 bright, long-life LEDs with a swivel-mounted 180° motion sensor, range (m): 12
With adjustable lighting times (10sec - 4mins) and twilight sensor
Mounting bracket and materials included
Rated life approx (hrs): 30,000
3 year manufacturer's warranty

15 Comments

Interesting - thank you for posting it. Does it have a separate transformer inside the house, or is the transformer in the light itself? I ask because I bought a 12v 10w LED floodlight, but want to get a suitable 12v PIR to switch it on an off, but didn't have much luck when I last went looking for one!

Hot,and shame I can't vote hot again for your honest opinion/description.

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Ajibee

Interesting - thank you for posting it. Does it have a separate … Interesting - thank you for posting it. Does it have a separate transformer inside the house, or is the transformer in the light itself? I ask because I bought a 12v 10w LED floodlight, but want to get a suitable 12v PIR to switch it on an off, but didn't have much luck when I last went looking for one!



Ajibee, LED lights run on a 12v transformer conversion, there will be a sealed transformer in the back behind the light, all electrical hook up cable can be bodged onto a normal plug or wired in properly as per electrical regs.
Without looking, (I didn't buy one) the pir will take up a large degree of the spare capacity of the transformers headroom, I did think about trashing an existing 10 unit from another source (minus pir) as it'd be a simple job, but was too lazy.

I went to buy one of these today but was put off as it said on the box that the LED bulb can't be replaced.

Should I have just ignored it and bought it anyway?

We have one outside our kitchen that I bought last year. Still works well. Good sensor range. The light is slightly more blueish than normal lights. But overall good illumination for a cheapish led floodlight. Its not going to light up your whole garden tho. If you need to light up a large area then I would stick to standard halogen floodlights but these are very good for smaller but bright and well spread illumination.

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fossman

I went to buy one of these today but was put off as it said on the box … I went to buy one of these today but was put off as it said on the box that the LED bulb can't be replaced.Should I have just ignored it and bought it anyway?



YES, & frankly non replaceable is a farce, a new replacement LED chipset would only take someone a few minutes to seat if you followed a you-tube video (or similar) ..but in the context of comparing it to a regular lightbulb, (screw in screw out) then no it's not, if you have never picked up a soldering iron before then best left to a competent person.

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MRGRINGO

We have one outside our kitchen that I bought last year. Still works … We have one outside our kitchen that I bought last year. Still works well. Good sensor range. The light is slightly more blueish than normal lights. But overall good illumination for a cheapish led floodlight. Its not going to light up your whole garden tho. If you need to light up a large area then I would stick to standard halogen floodlights but these are very good for smaller but bright and well spread illumination.



cold on the colourscale due to being brighter overall, warmer tungsten illumination is lower light output, cold light = better bang for buck.
& with regards to sticking to a halogen for larger areas, no, not if energy costs make you cry, simply invest in a 30 -50w LED unit for around £23-40 ...more with a pir

Thanks ws007 for this info

nice find. heat added

10w led is going to give about 50w incandesent light bulb output if you don't understand lumens

Radio interference? What is the OP going on about?

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tan159

10w led is going to give about 50w incandesent light bulb output if you … 10w led is going to give about 50w incandesent light bulb output if you don't understand lumens


..just to reiterate tan159, this is around 6w based on the leds used, I personally recommend 10w minimum, having plenty of led floods at home from current back to the dark ages, (all of which work nicely & are in steady use, but it appears this has been costed according to the pir, to the detriment of the leds used.

Nice one OP with comment as ideal doorlight.

I bought one of these and I am very pleased with it, the lidl light is much better than one from maplin that had to go back because it kept turning on for no reason.
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