TCP 10W 810 Lumen LED GLS Light Bulb £4.99 @ Homebase
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TCP 10W 810 Lumen LED GLS Light Bulb £4.99 @ Homebase

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Found 21st Sep 2014
Warm white 60W equivalent in old money. They are in a black box labeled LED Classic and may be found in a different section of the store. The spec seems to be exactly the same as the normal purple boxed ones priced at £8.99 in Homebase or the £7 ones in ASDA.

Standard UK fitting BC (B22). They also have the ES version at the same price.

I've never seen a bulb of this spec before at this price, so snapped up enough to do the entire house, but left some for you guys :-). National and on-line and were not on display in my local branch but the manager dug them out of the stock room for me :-)

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Works with dimmer switch?

Original Poster

vithya

Works with dimmer switch?

Not for that price I'm afraid.

Ordered thanks.;)

Thanks - been watching for some well priced LED bulbs and received an alert on the app for these. I've reserved some for pickup, 2.02% TCB for doing so. Also have a giftcard to use up that was earnt through an Amex deal on this site - ....it's helping me justify this

No discount codes that can be used for these?

Have you got the bulbs in at home, happy with them?

Any bright white recommendations for use in porch light and possibly in the bathroom?
Edited by: "morgie" 21st Sep 2014

Direct link to the ES version if needed - http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/tcp-led-10w-es-gls-light-bulb-300241

Only currently showing as available for in store reservation and pickup. As mentioned above, worth using Topcashback if doing so.

Original Poster

morgie

Thanks - been watching for some well priced LED bulbs and received an … Thanks - been watching for some well priced LED bulbs and received an alert on the app for these. I've reserved some for pickup, 2.02% TCB for doing so. Also have a giftcard to use up that was earnt through an Amex deal on this site - ....it's helping me justify this 8)No discount codes that can be used for these?Have you got the bulbs in at home, happy with them?Any bright white recommendations for use in porch light and possibly in the bathroom?


Yes I have them installed at home now, very happy with them. Replaced various cfl bulbs including some '100w equivalent' with these and these are brighter.

For the porch light have you thought about using one with dusk to dawn sensor. I got one off Amazon.

Thanks OP. I'm hoping that these will be OK to replace the R63's I have in 6 downlighter fittings in the kitchen ceiling. Presently burning 240W every time they are on. 60W in total will be far more acceptable!

sreddar

Yes I have them installed at home now, very happy with them. Replaced … Yes I have them installed at home now, very happy with them. Replaced various cfl bulbs including some '100w equivalent' with these and these are brighter. For the porch light have you thought about using one with dusk to dawn sensor. I got one off Amazon.



Sounds good, I'll take a look.

TCB tracked - £1.01 off £49.90 (purchasing 10 bulbs). Better than a slap in the face.

What's the advantage of these over traditional energy saving bulbs? virtually same energy consumption, but much more expensive?

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miles16v

What's the advantage of these over traditional energy saving bulbs? … What's the advantage of these over traditional energy saving bulbs? virtually same energy consumption, but much more expensive?



They come on immediately and at full brightness instead only being bright enough to see by as you are leaving the room again.
Also they don't lose their brightness after a month or two, don't flicker, don't contain mercury, are more energy efficient (A+), and are the proper shape :-)

In fact these are just like ordinary light bulbs to use.
Once you try these you will never want to go back to a CFL bulb again.
Edited by: "sreddar" 22nd Sep 2014

Picked mine up from the store today. Unfortunately they'd put the wrong model (screw cap, not bayonet) by, but managed to get this sorted. They also originally went through the till at £8.90 a bulb....but I showed the assistant my reservation email and she adjusted the price without issue.

Thanks again sreddar.
Edited by: "morgie" 22nd Sep 2014

Bought 2 today. Very little difference to old 60w which I replaced. Quite warm light and coverage/spread of light is fine. Off back tomorrow for more! Thanks

Aldi are selling 13W (75W) ones that work with a dimmer for £8.99.

Didn't the inventor win something recently? I think he was a Japanese man which is fantastic by me...but I prefer British nationals to be inventing these types of tech...you know the big ones that change the lives of billions around the world.

sreddar

They come on immediately and at full brightness instead only being bright … They come on immediately and at full brightness instead only being bright enough to see by as you are leaving the room again.Also they don't lose their brightness after a month or two, don't flicker, don't contain mercury, are more energy efficient (A+), and are the proper shape :-)In fact these are just like ordinary light bulbs to use.Once you try these you will never want to go back to a CFL bulb again.



I've heard these LEDs can affect your sleep because the light is too concentrated in a very small area. The light should be emitted over a larger area like it is from CFL light bulbs. If true then it's a big reason to go back to CFL.
Edited by: "dz1" 10th Oct 2014

I have a 10w 800LM one off eBay its really bright, said it was equivalent of a 100w bulb, was £5.69 so this is a bargain.

dz1

I've heard these LEDs can affect your sleep because the light is too … I've heard these LEDs can affect your sleep because the light is too concentrated in a very small area. The light should be emitted over a larger area like it is from CFL light bulbs.



Why would you sleep with the light on?
Using a lamp shade diffuses the light better possibly
Edited by: "Zek" 10th Oct 2014

I really don't understand how this is not cold ?
There always been pretty good deals around for less money
Like these for example which are very good for the money
and now with an offer 2 for 1
tesco.com/dir…600

Edited by: "rawbiz" 10th Oct 2014

Have you got any more bright ideas?

Tesco are doing Osram 810lm 10w dimmable led superstar normally £10 each but are bogof so a bargain. really happy with these

Zek

Why would you sleep with the light on? Using a lamp shade diffuses the … Why would you sleep with the light on? Using a lamp shade diffuses the light better possibly



No one said anything about sleeping with the lights on. The problem occurs when you are exposed to light in the evening before you go to bed.

I bought a 6W LED "Diall" bulb from B&Q a few weeks ok for £5. Pretty impressed with it though must say I'm still not quite sold on the colour of most LEDs.The one I have is supposed to be warm white and it looks ok because it is within a cream shade, however directly under the bulb the light is quite harsh. I do still prefer the output of cfl bulbs, I just hate their warm up time, and it seems the "warmer" cfls are the ones that take the longest to get to brightness.
If you are after something a bit novel, then check out the "Auraglow" bulbs, they are expensive at £18.99 but you can dim them and change the colours with the supplied remote. They are 10W (undimmed) and pretty bright. We use one on our landing so we can leave it on dim setting at night.
Edited by: "SFconvert" 10th Oct 2014

Looking for any led deals on size e14 candle shape ones if anyone knows.

Also, is the warm white the one that gives off a yellow glow?

Led Hut have 25% off this weekend with code clock25.

rawbiz

I really don't understand how this is not cold ?There always been pretty … I really don't understand how this is not cold ?There always been pretty good deals around for less moneyLike these for example which are very good for the money and now with an offer 2 for 1 http://www.tesco.com/direct/osram-led-classic-ashape-60w-b22d-bayonet-clear/564-3600.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=564-3600Thanks for pointing this out, but it's worth noting that it's not 2 for 1 on their web site making it a potential Tesco wild goose chase.

Is clear on all these which ones actually work with dimmers or will it be obvious on box?

Seems a good price, thanks :-)

Both dimmable and non dimmable are available at Costco for equi 4 per bulb in packs of three and two. GU on offer from Monday.

Tesco in Derry is useless. Two fairly large stores, but rarely have any of the deals on here. Heat for the Homebase deal for me. Half the price of the available B&Q options locally.

rawbiz

I really don't understand how this is not cold ?There always been pretty … I really don't understand how this is not cold ?There always been pretty good deals around for less moneyLike these for example which are very good for the money and now with an offer 2 for 1 http://www.tesco.com/direct/osram-led-classic-ashape-60w-b22d-bayonet-clear/564-3600.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=564-3600TESCO . . . . I THINK YOU'VE ANSWERED YOUR OWN QUESTION !!!!!!

Got this about three weeks ago from homebase. It's very bright and at a good price.

thanks for the find, ordered 4 to replace where we we have normal low energy bulbs

Thanks,i got 4 from North Finchley, just installed,brighter than the 18w fluorescent ones,which have gone dimmer over the years,lets see if they lose brightness??

Thanks OP, just pick up couple of them. Really nice bulb

two types of packaging in my local homebase these weren't£4.99 but those that store had reserved were but identical spec & make but different barcode the assistant said so ppl.Not found any bogof in local Tesco that had three
or online.Has Tesco offer finished

Not sure if these are the same TCP bulbs mentioned in a which study:

LED light bulbs burn out early in Which? tests
Ikea and TCP bulbs didn't reach minimum life span

LED light bulb manufacturers respond
Ikea said the bulb had passed its own tests and those in a third-party lab. It is looking into why the bulb failed our test and has removed it from sale in countries where it was still available.

TCP said it was already aware of the problem with this bulb, which is why it withdrew it from sale. TCP added that it no longer deals with the supplier of that bulb and now makes its LED bulbs in-house.
Edited by: "damo-mca" 12th Oct 2014

Original Poster

EN1GMA

Looking for any led deals on size e14 candle shape ones if anyone knows. … Looking for any led deals on size e14 candle shape ones if anyone knows. Also, is the warm white the one that gives off a yellow glow?



Warm white should have a yellow glow but as others have commented they often don't
You can get filament candle 2 watt o
bulbs (25w equiv) for around £6 or 3w (35w equiv) dimmable for just over £9. Great looking bulbs!

Original Poster

I bought some candle bulbs from Also a while back for around £3. Good quality bulbs and yellow light 350 lumens although not beautiful

Original Poster

Aldi not also

Down to £3.74 this weekend with Homebases 25% off lighting!
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