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Offline Data Topic starter
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I see that Philips now have a standard fitting LED light bulb on the market, the one I’ve linked to is the equivalent of a 25 watt bulb, if you read the reviews people tend to think its actually brighter than that.

Philips also say that an LED bulb equivalent to 100watt is coming soon.

Philips Econic Standard Shape LED Light Bulb Econic 5Watt BC
Posted February 18, 2011, 11:46:59 AM Logged

Offline Snowcrash
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B&Q are selling these bulbs and they're cheaper already.

http://www.theukhighstreet.com/Philips-LED-Econic-Standard-Shape-B22-7w-Dimmable_PDBandQ8727900899085

£15 for the 5W standard one and £25 for the 7W dimmable one.

I actually like the yellow tinted light. It's more like an incandessant bulb. I know 5800K is bright white (temp of the surface of the sun) and think I've read somewhere that these LED bulbs are 2700K.
Posted February 19, 2011, 06:36:32 AM Logged
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Offline Carl2
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  I started out by replacing the bedroom  ceiling light with florescent bulbs, I replaced the bulbs with Philips daylight version.  The daylight version is a bright white light that makes the  incasdesent seem dingy yellow.  I later bought the Philips daylight florescent for the kitchen and liked the effect.  I've just switched another ceiling fixture in the bedroom to Philips led lights, again the daylight, very pleased with them.  Making my switch to LED lighting next is the bathroom.
Carl2
Posted August 31, 2015, 15:20:14 PM Logged

Offline Snowcrash
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I have dimmable LED lights in my bedroom and find the 4 x 5W way too bright otherwise.

Mine are GU10 spot type. Check out the spot angle and dimmable features before buying. Mine are 110 degrees.
Posted September 01, 2015, 18:07:27 PM Logged
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Offline Carl2
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  I've got 2 ball shaped bulbs above the mirror in the bathroom, I'd like to replace them with the Philips Daylight, either florescent or led, just hooked on the bright white light, Philips doesn't make the smaller 18 inch or so tubes  but I did see a florescent bulb that may work since it is a daylight.
Carl2
Posted September 01, 2015, 22:20:08 PM Logged

Offline Data Topic starter
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I got two of these at the weekend, they are amazing value, specs say that it's equivalent of a 40w bulb but to my eyes they are more like 60w, and look at the price, really very good  Cool

http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-5-9W-LED-B22-Mini-Globe-Lamp/p/141664
Posted September 23, 2015, 12:13:03 PM Logged

Offline Carl2
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  I ended up buying a 4 pack of the Philips daylight florescent bulb for the bathroom, cost 10 which I believe is a good value, same white light as the leds but costs less.  Can not be used with dimmers, the dimmer makes a buzzing noise but leds can be used with dimmers. 
Carl2
Posted September 23, 2015, 12:37:49 PM Logged

Offline Freddy
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Good price  thumbsup

My LED was about £7 - 9.00 or something like that.

I think I've got a halogen in the kitchen, it's bright and was cheap at Morrisons.
Posted September 23, 2015, 20:09:30 PM Logged

Offline Carl2
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Never got into Halogen, if I remember correctly they get very hot and I stayed away from it.  I've got 3 leds for about that price each, them and the florescents are warm to the touch which I feel is safer. 
Carl2
Posted September 23, 2015, 23:02:25 PM Logged

Offline Freddy
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Yes Halogen do got hot, I just tested it. I like the white light though.
Posted September 24, 2015, 22:19:13 PM Logged

Offline Carl2
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Freddy,
  Sorry but I'm not sure if you are talking about the halogen or the Philips daylight. " I like the white light though."
Carl2
Posted September 25, 2015, 00:08:23 AM Logged

Offline Freddy
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I meant the halogen has a nice white light.
Posted September 25, 2015, 15:39:41 PM Logged

Offline Data Topic starter
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I meant the halogen has a nice white light.

Yes I would agree with that, those two LED bulbs I got are very similar to halogen light, whiter than warm light, a nice equivalent for less power. Looks very nice in the bathroom.  Cool
Posted September 25, 2015, 18:48:02 PM Logged

Offline Carl2
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  I originally started with two circular florescent bedroom lights after talking with the salesman, paid a little more but when I tried them out I was so surprised at how much more light there was I stuck with there daylight label.  I just hope the store continues to carry that brand for some time.
Carl2
Posted September 25, 2015, 23:36:09 PM Logged

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I went back to Wickes to get 4 more of these babies:
http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-5-9W-LED-B22-Mini-Globe-Lamp/p/141664

Want to replace all florescent with LED but they were out of stock, so I drove to the next Wickes, also out of stock, they seem very popular right now.
Posted October 01, 2015, 10:36:28 AM Logged
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