Philips LED GU10 Dimmable Warm White(4.5W>35W) £3.25 @ Tesco
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Philips LED GU10 Dimmable Warm White(4.5W>35W) £3.25 @ Tesco

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Found 31st Oct 2014
Found these bulbs for £3.25 in Ely store - standard shelf edge label (not reduced) - though I think they may be mis-priced. £7 on Philips website.

I bought 7 at Ely, 5 at Thetford and 6 at Kings Lynn. None at Norwich Blue Boar, Norwich Hall Road, Milton Cambridge or Newmarket. All the stores mentioned are out of stock now! It appears a fairly widespread deal, but clearly I only hit stock in less than half the stores visited.

Watch out - the cheap ones are 4.5W and have a grey case and 4 LEDs visible on top. There is a grey one with a single LED which is £13 (!), and a white one with multiple LEDs which is not dimmable and again more expensive. These are great quality bulbs - instant on, dimmable, a really good spread of warm white light, and actually fit in my halogen spotlights (a lot of these LED bulbs are a fraction too big). I had previously bought some much more expensive Osram ones which I have just taken back, not a patch on these.

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Yes they discounted these and others in the line up a while back I believe to refresh the range. Didn't think there would be any left by now. Hot anyway.

Do you have a bar code please. Off to check store near me.

Original Poster

8 718291 192862 is the barcode.
It did indeed look like they had been replaced with a newer model in at least one of the stores. The SEL was correct in all cases though - £3.25 - and there weren't any other bulbs with low priced SEL's. Anyhow, hope you find some

They were scanning at £2.83 in prescot just now. X

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Gemzybo

They were scanning at £2.83 in prescot just now. X


Can you confirm what your barcode was? I wonder if this might be another version also on offer. Or perhaps you just get them cheaper in Prescot

Bargain! The light LED bulbs give out, even warm - is searing though!

Original Poster

Also none at March.

Thanks for post picked mine up earlier

What do you guys do with the barcodes ?

So you can check its the correct stock, and will scan through at the correct price.

Managed to pick four of these up, thanks OP!

I've been buying the 40/50W equivalent ones in Home Bargains but wanted these because they are dimmable. I won't be able to try them until next week when i'm back at the house so can someone tell me what they are like on brightness? 35w seems low but then it says 4.5w and my others are only 4w?

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To me they look plenty bright enough. I have 3 in our laundry room and 4 in our bathroom; almost need sunglasses in each room!

bogofski

To me they look plenty bright enough. I have 3 in our laundry room and 4 … To me they look plenty bright enough. I have 3 in our laundry room and 4 in our bathroom; almost need sunglasses in each room!



Thats great then thanks, I may have a little run out to stores near me to see if I can pick up some more, I have quite a few halogens I can replace.

Original Poster

Just a quick note - these bulbs are indeed dimmable, but the very low power consumption is a problem for some dimmers, which were only designed with standard bulbs in mind. You are particularly likely to have an issue if you have "electronic" dimmers around over 3-4 years old. I have some dimmers I can't use the bulbs on because they never quite turn off.

They had a few of the cheaper 4 LEDS with grey case for £1 each at the Chesterfield Wilkinsons.
Again a range refresh so might be national.

Mr_H

They had a few of the cheaper 4 LEDS with grey case for £1 each at the … They had a few of the cheaper 4 LEDS with grey case for £1 each at the Chesterfield Wilkinsons.Again a range refresh so might be national.



Hi are these the Philips ones the same as in the picture above?

Can someone please check if it states what kelvin it is. It should be either 2700k or more. Thanks

B&Q have a 3pack of these on at £5.00 and if you have tradepoint there deducted to £3.00 for the pack a quid a bulb is fab

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Wow, if these are the same bulbs they are incredible prices. Off to my local Wllko at lunch!

With dimmable LED bulbs you should use an LED compatible dimmer switch due to the different power consumption and method of operation or you could blow the bulbs.

Anyone know if the mr16 bulbs are reduced or available anywhere cheap
Thanks

There are 2 types of dimmer.
Trailing edge and leading edge.
Also you would require a dimmer with a low minimum load such as 10watt.

Original Poster

Wilko Ely have no trace of any Philips bulbs, just GE and Wilko. It is a smaller store though.

[quote=sarahs85]B&Q have a 3pack of these on at £5.00 and if you have tradepoint there deducted to £3.00 for the pack a quid a bulb is fabb[/quote

this is NOT the case.

thanks OP, got x6 today, nearly as good as the 50w halogen they replaced

sparky29

With dimmable LED bulbs you should use an LED compatible dimmer switch … With dimmable LED bulbs you should use an LED compatible dimmer switch due to the different power consumption and method of operation or you could blow the bulbs.



in my experience I have found that the dimmer itself is more likely to pack in. the point still stands though, use a low load dimmer

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sarahs85

B&Q have a 3pack of these on at £5.00 and if you have tradepoint there … B&Q have a 3pack of these on at £5.00 and if you have tradepoint there deducted to £3.00 for the pack a quid a bulb is fab


No sign of any Philips bulbs at all at B&Q Thetford.

just been to Tesco Stretford and bought five of these for £16.25. Should have cost £50.00. Thank you for the post. Easily found them with the description.

Original Poster

These are still out there. I took a different route to work today; none at Yarmouth, 7 at Dereham, none at Swaffham, 4 at King's Lynn and none at Downham Market. I now have almost enough for my entire house.

Original Poster

Oh, and Downham Market had a couple of E27 screw in 4W non-dimmable 25W Philips globe clear LED bulbs, shelf edge at £3.50, scanned at £2.63. That is the outside light sorted
Edited by: "bogofski" 4th Nov 2014

ip789

Anyone know if the mr16 bulbs are reduced or available anywhere … Anyone know if the mr16 bulbs are reduced or available anywhere cheapThanks



I bought some of the OP's listed bulbs a while back at £2.50 each from Tesco, looked like they were reduced because they were end-of-line. The shelves had lots of different types of bulbs in the purple packaging, so MR16 were probably in the range. My local Tesco (Pembury) however has not had the purple Philips range for weeks now so locations might be limited.

When I bought my GU10s they were £10 on the shelf but scanned at the lower price, so you do find some MR16s in the purple packaging and they are still labelled at a high price get it checked.

Edit: It seems the term MR16 applies to the "Multifaceted Reflector" bowl-shape part of the bulb which is 16 eights of an inch across and this is shared across some different GU codes which determine the distance between the pins (in mm). I assumed in the above that you meant what everyone who says MR16 seems to mean and that you want GU5.3 bulbs, the ones with the push-straight-in pins as opposed to the wider-ended push-then-turn GU10s.
Edited by: "pembury" 5th Nov 2014

Tescos walkden had a few at about 7pm...

bogofski

No sign of any Philips bulbs at all at B&Q Thetford.



I meant this type of bulb not brand

Got 4 from Wycombe store today. Loud water store got 8 in stock. Call 0800 505555 and give them bar code and they can tell you about the stock.

Found two at the Streatham 24 hour Tesco. There were probably more at the back of the shelf, but didn't bother looking. Scanned through at £3.25!

Look for the ones that are grey and only one LED, and they are the right ones. Not the white case ones.

sparky29

With dimmable LED bulbs you should use an LED compatible dimmer switch … With dimmable LED bulbs you should use an LED compatible dimmer switch due to the different power consumption and method of operation or you could blow the bulbs.



Can i use this dimmable LED bulbs on normal switch?

kaiyuantan

Can i use this dimmable LED bulbs on normal switch?



Yes, you can. In a dimmer switch you have electronic components that operate differently than a standard mechanically operated on/ off type switch. But why buy a dimmable (more expensive) bulb when you are only going to use it with a non dimmable switch.

sparky29

Yes, you can. In a dimmer switch you have electronic components that … Yes, you can. In a dimmer switch you have electronic components that operate differently than a standard mechanically operated on/ off type switch. But why buy a dimmable (more expensive) bulb when you are only going to use it with a non dimmable switch.



Thanks for clarified. i was thinking to replace halogen lights at my kitchen, therefore was looking LED lights, found this post and got it in Tesco yesterday. Saw your comment after i brought it, just raise a question before install.

Installed last night and work fine!

Original Poster

These are still out there at the same amazing price... Just picked up 17 at Bury St Edmunds. Now i have enough for the whole house!

Original Poster

Found two more in store today - however they are now back to scanning at £11 each.
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