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LED Bulb Thread

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by Colbaker, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. ubern00b

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 3,505

    I am looking for some G4 dimmable warm white 2w+ bulbs but can't seem to find any. My Google Fu is weak, clearly. Help!
     
  2. GSXRMovistar

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 6, 2002

    Posts: 9,224

    Location: London UK

    Typing "g4 led dimmable warm white 2w" returns loads of hits. :confused:
     
  3. ubern00b

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 3,505

    And when you read those hits most have the word 'non-dimmable'...
     
  4. sityeuropa

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 3, 2014

    Posts: 1,314

    A light I have ordered has its own dimmer function with remote.

    Can I still use my trailing edge dimmer switch to control it?
     
  5. b0rn2sk8

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 9, 2003

    Posts: 4,282

    Unlikely, if you could I would expect it to say so in the specs.
     
  6. LeeUK

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 1, 2008

    Posts: 4,563

    Bought some Status LED bulbs from ALDI. 5.5w 470 Lumen Warm White, supposed to be similar to a 40w standard bulb but they are more like a 60w standard bulb.

    Got 3 in lights I use the most and very happy with them, cost less than £3 each.
     
  7. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 3,734

    Location: Shropshire

    Finally found replacements for my COB FL 9w bulbs - they now do long neck LEDs as a direct replacement. - I like the COBs but in the winter they take a while to get up to speed due to their bottoms sticking up into the loft. On order now.

    Update -LEDs have arrived and one is installed - what a pallarva - The rubber suckers that you stick on to undo the bulb didn't stick due to ridges on lens - I can recommend Gorilla tape in a loop round your finger and stuck to the lens but even then they are hard to line up.

    Second-- 5w LEDs in small bathroom is like having searchlights on ceiling hence one over the bog -

    The other five are now in the fittings in the garage - they still fit standard LED fittings. :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Salty22

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2013

    Posts: 825

    Could you guys recommend some really bright but cold LED Gu10s?
    Currently got some generic 4000k Gu10 leds, not sure of power but the temp i really like.
    Ones just gone out and needs replacing
     
  9. Hedge

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 17,026

    Location: Somewhere in the middle.

    We are starting work on an extension next week and I was wondering what spotlights you guys would recommend I choose for my kitchen / diner.

    They are going to surround a lantern roof. I want something quite warm and not too clinical.

    What lights are good? I don't mean just the bulbs. Can anyone spec downlighters? Thanks
     
  10. Simon

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

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    Location: Berks / Moscow

    Aurora M7 dimmables
     
  11. NeilFawcett

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 15, 2003

    Posts: 13,250

    Location: Marlow

    Why those instead of more regular GU10 bulb units? ie: Where you can just change the GU10 bulb if/when it fails?
     
  12. PiKe

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Lake District

    Is there such a thing as an inexpensive BC that has colour changing but doesn't require a remote for each individual bulb?
     
  13. Stu

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 1,956

    Location: Wirral

    Why not change the light fitting, assuming it is a standard ceiling light hanging on flex from a ceiling rose.
     
  14. PiKe

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    Location: Lake District

    They're up-lighters.
     
  15. sityeuropa

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 3, 2014

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    Why do we have to put up with flickering LEDs? Had to buy some Philips GU10's recently to eliminate flicker strobe effect. Definitely not good to cheap out on lights.
     
  16. willhub

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 3, 2006

    Posts: 21,292

    Location: MediaCityUK

    I ordered a Yeelight V2 bulb (800Luments) RGB, it's so good I've ordered two more, will have one in bedroom and two in living room, they're absolutely brilliant, control from phone turn on/off away from home in case forgot to turn it off, brightness in any color is exceptional. I always wanted these sort of bulbs but Phillips Hue are just too much, for the price of two of those Phillips bulbs I've got 3 Yeelights and no need to shell out for a hub, just brilliant.
     
  17. darude

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 30, 2005

    Posts: 198

    Location: Birmingham

    Can someone help recommend some 4/5W warm white GU10s?
    I'm looking for wider beam angles (wider than the standard 36/38 degrees).

    The recommendations seems to be Screwfix, but most of their LAP bulbs are standard angles. I'm looking to do the entire house with about 80 bulbs :)
     
  18. sityeuropa

    Wise Guy

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    LAP have flicker I found.
     
  19. jpaul

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

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    diimmable ? but for angle you need to look for smd ones .. if the bulb is genuinely flush with the surface .

    below in 3k, or ... I also posted a non-dimmable - search smd
    2 of my 6 hyperikon gu10's spots blew .. vendor refunded.

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  20. Doobedoo

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