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Philips Energy Saving Lightbulbs - 5 for 50p @ Homebase
Philips Energy Saving Lightbulbs - 5 for 50p @ Homebase

Philips Energy Saving Lightbulbs - 5 for 50p @ Homebase

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If you missed out on this promotion by Morrisons & Lidl recently, Homebase now have the same offer

However these are only the Philips 11w BC energy saving light bulbs.
49p each or 5 for 50p!
(these are equivilent to 60W traditional bulbs)

I think the recent offer by Tesco offering 5 energy saving bulbs for 40p (not Philips) has now ended.

Note that this is a special promotion and may not apply to their usual stock on shelf. Look out for the special display stands in-store. Like the morrisons deal, these boxes have the eon sponsoring logo on them.

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i managed to get 5 for 40p in tesco last week. but seemed low on stock so that just depends on if the store has any left! most places will have sold out by now i'm guessing...

voted this hot anyway, i got loads from morrisons already thanks!

they say that they are equivilant to a traditional 60w lightbulb, but still dont seem to be as bright - any reason for this?

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They take a while to reach their full brightness unlike traditional incandescent bulbs

In the box is a freepost leaflet that you can provide feedback to the maufacturer with.
Q4 is specifically about the disadvantages, and one option is "Take time to brighten up"

darn it.. just bought 3 for £1 at sainsbury's the other day :?... worra rip off :roll:

Premier;3444161

They take a while to reach their full brightness unlike traditional … They take a while to reach their full brightness unlike traditional incandescent bulbsIn the box is a freepost leaflet that you can provide feedback to the maufacturer with.Q4 is specifically about the disadvantages, and one option is "Take time to brighten up"



even after the bulb has been on for over an hour, its still not as bright.

i think i'll have to try the 100w version (already tried 75w) :whistling:

sweet just what you need when you got kids that don't know the light switch has an "OFF" mode. Agreed they do take time to lighten up, but its better than using tons of elecy.

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K1LLER HORNET;3444244

even after the bulb has been on for over an hour, its still not as … even after the bulb has been on for over an hour, its still not as bright.i think i'll have to try the 100w version (already tried 75w) :whistling:


According to the packet, they should be capable of 600 lumens.

A 60W soft light bulb by comparison is typically only 560 lumens.
The brightness of the traditional 60W bulb would depend on the exact type you are comparing it against. ( I would guess a clear one would emit a brighter light)

We're busy stocking up on traditional light bulbs before everybody stops selling them, after trying to get used to these energy saving ones. When we switched on the main light in our lounge, I swear it got darker

these are never as bright as they claim to be.. you need to go one or two above ... for another 3 or 5 watts (and actually being able to see properly) i don't know why they bother selling these. its always the low wattages on sale too..

Just bought some from my local thanks.
But the price there was 49p each or 5 for £1 (not 50p)
unsure if this is just local which is different, but still a bargain.
cheers

Five for £1 in mine. Tesco are doing BOGOF on their value ones in my local branch, so you can choose 11W or 15W in mine and at 35p each works out cheaper than Homebase.

Great deal. I bought 3 for £1 in Sainsburys and was impressed with them. Brighter than other energy saving bulbs ive used.

They send you these for sod all from alot of places,my leccy place have,gas has and others so why buy them now

As a postie, if I never see an energy saving lightbulb again it would be too soon. If you know anyone who has been sent 4 free there is usually a coupon inside to send off for 4 more for family or friends. Sick of the sight of these things. Good deal though.

K1LLER HORNET;3444092

they say that they are equivalent to a traditional 60w lightbulb, but … they say that they are equivalent to a traditional 60w lightbulb, but still dont seem to be as bright - any reason for this?



I think it might be because these fluorescent lamps being a whiter light, give off the same total amount of light as their incandescent bulb equivalent, but spread over a wider frequency range. Fluorescents also seem to lose brightness with age.

nalaknip;3445249

As a postie, if I never see an energy saving lightbulb again it would be … As a postie, if I never see an energy saving lightbulb again it would be too soon. If you know anyone who has been sent 4 free there is usually a coupon inside to send off for 4 more for family or friends. Sick of the sight of these things. Good deal though.



It's ridiculous what they have you guys (and occasional ladies ofcourse) lugging around in 'normal' post - I hope your customers tip you well this christmas :santa:

Yesterday British sent me 4 of these yesterday FREE!
They will go with the others in the back of the cupboard.
Rather than giving them away, why can they not reduce the prices down on the other shapes and sizes, and dimmable ones.

It was 5 for a pound in my local homebase Morecambe

The light from these is GRIM!

They never match the brightness of their tungsten counterparts either.

Buy these if you want a miserable green morgue-like home.

Banned

Tesco's have the 'screw ins' at £1.50 for one BOGOF so 2 for £1.50, I think these should be same price as the normal fittings

These look suspiciously like the free ones B&Q gave out a couple of weeks back...
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