Philips GU10 LED Bulb 5w 350LM - 3 for £9.99 Wickes
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Philips GU10 LED Bulb 5w 350LM - 3 for £9.99 Wickes

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Found 7th Apr 2016
I was on the lookout for some LED bulbs to replace existing GU10 halogen lamps in the kitchen and came across these on sale at Wickes. They're usually £6 each but there's currently a 50% discount if you buy a pack of 3 so it works out at £3.33 each. For Philips branded bulbs this is a good deal and cannot be found cheaper elsewhere. You can either click and collect from a local store, or have it delivered to your home for a charge unless you buy more than £50 worth of items in which case delivery is free.

These are warm white, 2700K, 350 lumens rather than 345 (confirmed when I received mine), non-dimmable, 5w (equivalent to 50w halogen bulb), with 36 degree beam angle, and a CRI (colour rendering index) of >80. They also come with 2 year guarantee from Philips.

The heigh is 55 mm and and width is 50 mm.

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Cold - £1.99 each for 5W GU10s in Home Bargains

Original Poster

DevilzGtr

10 pack for … 10 pack for £19.90http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-5W-LED-GU10-Lamp-10Pk/p/132031


As mentioned, these are Philips branded bulbs which are generally good bulbs from what I've read and come with 2 year warranty. Cheaper bulbs are by all means available.
Edited by: "kibz25" 7th Apr 2016

kibz25

As mentioned, these are Philips branded bulbs which are generally good … As mentioned, these are Philips branded bulbs which are generally good bulk from what I've read and come with 2 year warranty. Cheaper bulbs are by all means available.


oops, i thought my link was for philips branded bulbs.... my mistake!
Have deleted that message how to avoid confusion
Edited by: "DevilzGtr" 7th Apr 2016

Original Poster

Cotterpin

Cold - £1.99 each for 5W GU10s in Home Bargains


These are Philips branded bulbs which is why they are a little more expensive.

Cotterpin

Cold - £1.99 each for 5W GU10s in Home Bargains


Good luck on these lasting long, flickering, poor quality etc.

That's rubbish cold. pound land and guess what only £1

We desperately need someone to do an independent durability test on GU10 LEDs.

Is a £3 Philips 3 times better than a £1 Poundland?

Cold you get 6 for 3.99 in homebase

charliewashington

Cold you get 6 for 3.99 in homebase



Oh no.....here we go again!!!

Do you wanna check that and give us proof!

ckeekychimp

That's rubbish cold. pound land and guess what only £1



The ones I saw in Poundland were very low lumens.

350 lumen - does that mean they glow in the dark ?

I have 40 Philps LED bulbs I got cheap on Amazon two years ago. Not one has blown. However, the cheaper bulbs I got from Amazon have at least a 33% failure rate in the same time period but probably higher. However, Amazon did replace all the bulbs since they had a 3 year warranty.

LesD

We desperately need someone to do an independent durability test on GU10 … We desperately need someone to do an independent durability test on GU10 LEDs.Is a £3 Philips 3 times better than a £1 Poundland?



As feival says that cheaper bulbs have 33% failure rate after 2 years, with zero failures for the Philips bulbs, that implies that the cheaper bulbs are more cost-effective if they are only a third of the price.

Depends how much the aggravation of changing failed bulbs winds you up, presumably.
Edited by: "F4STFORW4RD" 8th Apr 2016

LesD

We desperately need someone to do an independent durability test on GU10 … We desperately need someone to do an independent durability test on GU10 LEDs.Is a £3 Philips 3 times better than a £1 Poundland?



This is quite unscientific, but I wrote an eBay guide discussing cheap Chinese GU10's.
ebay.com/gds…tml
More than 50% failed in the first year, and 75% within 2 years. I have completely given up on non branded bulbs. They can even be a safety risk. Even getting them at £1 each, it would be cheaper in the long run to buy these Philips ones. They will also likely be brighter for the same output rating. The cheap bulbs often exaggerate the lumen output.

I will be curious to see how filament LEDs do for longevity. I've been really impressed with the ones I have so far (I know this post isn't for filament LEDs but they are worth checking out).
Edited by: "alphamusic" 8th Apr 2016

LesD

We desperately need someone to do an independent durability test on GU10 … We desperately need someone to do an independent durability test on GU10 LEDs.Is a £3 Philips 3 times better than a £1 Poundland?



Quite honestly yes, I have had non branded ones too a pack of 10 all failed within a year some they started going after about 3 months 2 failed straight out of pack and had to be replaced,

Branded ones pack of 10 not one failure within 2 years, take your choice.

I also have Philips gu10. Very nice light off them and not a single failure after 2 years. My dad had bought some Chinese ones and some were dangerous. He has now replaced with Philips also.
great deal.

I'm an Electrician. I've been fitting hundreds of the Home Bargains "Ecolight" GU10 for over 3 years now and had no complaints. I have them at home too. I leave them on in the back bedroom so the house always looks lived in. At 2p a week they make good security lights. That lights been on since 2012 non stop - and most important - it hasn't faded like the first LED GU10's that came out 5 years ago. They emit 395 Lumens = 50 watt standard GU10. Customers are amazed how bright they are. Using the "Daylight White" in a kitchen transforms the room to a just decorated look.

A good deal for branded bulbs. Before I make a trip to the store can anyone who has already purchased these tell me the dimensions of the bulb? Particularly the height. I can't seem to find this info on the website.

I just want to make sure they fit withouth protruding. Many thanks.

Alot of gardening going on in here.

Original Poster

uzyg

A good deal for branded bulbs. Before I make a trip to the store can … A good deal for branded bulbs. Before I make a trip to the store can anyone who has already purchased these tell me the dimensions of the bulb? Particularly the height. I can't seem to find this info on the website.I just want to make sure they fit withouth protruding. Many thanks.


The heigh is 55 mm and and width is 50 mm. Further info can be found here:

philips.co.uk/c-p…ons

GarryRF

I'm an Electrician. I've been fitting hundreds of the Home Bargains … I'm an Electrician. I've been fitting hundreds of the Home Bargains "Ecolight" GU10 for over 3 years now and had no complaints. I have them at home too. I leave them on in the back bedroom so the house always looks lived in. At 2p a week they make good security lights. That lights been on since 2012 non stop - and most important - it hasn't faded like the first LED GU10's that came out 5 years ago. They emit 395 Lumens = 50 watt standard GU10. Customers are amazed how bright they are. Using the "Daylight White" in a kitchen transforms the room to a just decorated look.


Good info thanks but, as an electrician, you'll know that leaving a bulb on is a poor test. It's the on/off cycling which kills them.

GarryRF

I'm an Electrician. I've been fitting hundreds of the Home Bargains … I'm an Electrician. I've been fitting hundreds of the Home Bargains "Ecolight" GU10 for over 3 years now and had no complaints. I have them at home too. I leave them on in the back bedroom so the house always looks lived in. At 2p a week they make good security lights. That lights been on since 2012 non stop - and most important - it hasn't faded like the first LED GU10's that came out 5 years ago. They emit 395 Lumens = 50 watt standard GU10. Customers are amazed how bright they are. Using the "Daylight White" in a kitchen transforms the room to a just decorated look.



Leaving a light since 2012... Do you not think that the criminal element have sussed it never goes off? A light being on and off gives the impression of "lived in" not just a light permanently on.

You get what you pay for (buy cheap buy twice!)
the 'quality' of light emitted of branded bulbs is generally better - no flickering, good tone, beam angle, long life etc.

if you want a cheap led bulb and not really bothered by any of the above then go to Home Bargains, Poundland etc

I can vouch for Philips led bulbs

good deal

Besford

Good info thanks but, as an electrician, you'll know that leaving a bulb … Good info thanks but, as an electrician, you'll know that leaving a bulb on is a poor test. It's the on/off cycling which kills them.



On off cycles affects CFL (florescent) and incandescent bulbs much more than LED. The LEDs themselves aren't affected at all by cycling, but potentially the power supply could be. Good to hear that Home Bragains are supplying lights that seem to be well designed and have good quality control.

LesD

We desperately need someone to do an independent durability test on GU10 … We desperately need someone to do an independent durability test on GU10 LEDs.Is a £3 Philips 3 times better than a £1 Poundland?


I have a mixture of Philips and " from China " GU10's. It's nearly always the Philips I have to replace. None in my experience will last the 1000's of hours stated and even if they did they would be so dim as to be unuseable .So go cheap!

Hot deal for a branded bulb but I must be really lucky in that I have bought around 40 GU10 LED bulbs off Amazon from various manufacturers (around half are Sebson) and have not had a failure yet. I did have one that the glass on the front was cracked on arrival and just returned for a refund.

Original Poster

rossjamesparker

Out of stock online


It's been out of stock online before but they added more stock at a later point.

Lozsta. The Police have issued a Top 10 list of things to do to secure your home. And there at #1 is
"Create the impression that someone is at home by leaving a light on inside your home."
Most offenders are opportunist young men who look for a home in total darkness. Lets hope your timer is ON when they pass by.

yorkie

Hot deal for a branded bulb but I must be really lucky in that I have … Hot deal for a branded bulb but I must be really lucky in that I have bought around 40 GU10 LED bulbs off Amazon from various manufacturers (around half are Sebson) and have not had a failure yet. I did have one that the glass on the front was cracked on arrival and just returned for a refund.




Sebson are good bulbs, just stay away from the Ebay sellers of cheap bulbs.

This looks like a good deal. I have a house full of the unbranded led GU10s from Amazon. I'm pretty disappointed with them tbh. They overheat and blow much quicker than they would have you believe.

HHUKD

This looks like a good deal. I have a house full of the unbranded led … This looks like a good deal. I have a house full of the unbranded led GU10s from Amazon. I'm pretty disappointed with them tbh. They overheat and blow much quicker than they would have you believe.


So, are they a fire hazard? Important if left on as a security ploy!


Does anyone know where I can buy bulbs that are only 35mm wide?

GoNz017

Good luck on these lasting long, flickering, poor quality etc.



Swapped out 7 halogens for these in the bathroom sometime last year - approx 12 months ago IIRC. No problems with them whatsoever.

If you think the brand name is worth the extra, then that's your choice.

I've bought some today and they are fantastic bulbs, they look great, have a brilliant warm light (not sickly orange like some) and I'm off to get some more. Having bought non branded in the past buying these will blow any argument about better value for money out the water as soon as you plug them in. Have some heat.

Ok here we go.

Not all LED lamps are made equal. The key thing that really sets apart from LED lamp from another is the quality of the driver. Stick a few LED bulbs in a plastic housing does not make a quality LED bulb. Heat dissipation is everything. Some of the best LED lamps I have seed around ditch the plastic housing and go with full ceramic. The idiots on here that are quoting home bargains deals are not for a minute comparing like for like products. Do some research into this product sector before voting cold. This is a good deal have some heat.

alphamusic

The LEDs themselves aren't affected at all by cycling


Wouldn't you say that because the LEDs reach a considerable temperature, they could potentially be compromised by the thermal cycling of being switched on and off?

Another thing that no-one appears to have mentioned is the colour rendering index - CRI. The fact that these lights actually have a specification given for it points to them being of good quality.

alphamusic

This is quite unscientific, but I wrote an eBay guide discussing cheap … This is quite unscientific, but I wrote an eBay guide discussing cheap Chinese GU10's. http://www.ebay.com/gds/GU10-cheap-LED-Bulb-comparison-/10000000119377785/g.htmlMore than 50% failed in the first year, and 75% within 2 years. I have completely given up on non branded bulbs. They can even be a safety risk. Even getting them at £1 each, it would be cheaper in the long run to buy these Philips ones. They will also likely be brighter for the same output rating. The cheap bulbs often exaggerate the lumen output. I will be curious to see how filament LEDs do for longevity. I've been really impressed with the ones I have so far (I know this post isn't for filament LEDs but they are worth checking out).



I came to the same conclusion awhile ago to. The technology is changing to , so cob is more common and you can find gu10 bulbs with antiglare lens etc. I just buy the ones from toolstation
these ones
toolstation.com/sho…352

the give a nice warm light not to yellow, use only 3.5w and have antiglare lens
failure rate appears to be about 3%-4% but i can just take them back

kibz25

These are Philips branded bulbs which is why they are a little more … These are Philips branded bulbs which is why they are a little more expensive.


Yeah, there are big differences if you look a little further than the end of your nose. Just like, say, the difference between using a cotter pin and a more advanced method of attaching a bicycle crank.

Sugarlumps146

Does anyone know where I can buy bulbs that are only 35mm wide?


Search for "MR11 LED" - I presume these are 12V ones.
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