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  • o0ps
    • #2
    • 23rd Aug 12, 7:00 PM
    • #2
    • 23rd Aug 12, 7:00 PM
    Just bought some in lidl , 5.99 on the display so was pleasantly
    surprised at the multibuy discount on the receipt

    Haven't tried them yet , slightly sceptical about the 25,000 hour lifetime after rubbish lifetimes on low energy bulbs.

    However they do have a 3 year warranty , only shown on the sign though , not on the box . So going to email lidl before using them.
    Last edited by o0ps; 23-08-2012 at 10:17 PM. Reason: Spelling
  • MrsE
    • #3
    • 23rd Aug 12, 7:12 PM
    • #3
    • 23rd Aug 12, 7:12 PM
    Just bought some in lidl , 5.99 on the display so was pleasantly
    surprised at the multihull discount on the receipt

    Haven't tried them yet , slightly sceptical about the 25,000 hour lifetime after rubbish lifetimes on low energy bulbs.

    However they do have a 3 year warranty , only shown on the sign though , not on the box . So going to email lidl before using them.
    Originally posted by o0ps
    Try them & let me know what they are like please :-)
  • o0ps
    • #4
    • 23rd Aug 12, 10:16 PM
    • #4
    • 23rd Aug 12, 10:16 PM
    I gave in and tried them before checking 3 year warranty. I have a photo of the sign.

    After reading many many reviews of led lights and how rubbish they are I am very impressed. Using them in a ceiling light with upwards pointing lights with glass opaque shades in the sitting room and a 4way light in kitchen with no shades . They are a bright white light rather than the yellowish light from the low energy bulbs they replaced in the sitting room. Other than that seem like equivalent light. Luckily I have 2 light fittings in each room so have them running side by side at the moment.

    If and it's a big if , they last the quoted lifetime they will save a fortune. If they last the 3year warranty period they will still save a lot of money and stop me nagging my wife to turn the lights off ! Which is a huge plus for me in itself.

    Won't be replacing all my halogens , previous owner seemed to love them . Three of them in a tiny down stairs loo as I don't think it's worth the outlay . They only seem worth it in a room which will have the lights on a lot.

    I now need to hunt round my other lidls to buy a few more .

    So in summary good light , bright white , only seem worth it in high use rooms. Also haven't tried them in down lighters so can't comment on usefulness there.

    Hope this helps
  • finnieston
    • #5
    • 23rd Aug 12, 10:34 PM
    • #5
    • 23rd Aug 12, 10:34 PM
    Will they honour their warranty?

    I got some full price Philips LED GU10 at about 23 each
    from SLD.

    The light output matches my previous lamps and doesn't
    have the annoying blue cast of earlier catalogue offerings
    from non-EU suppliers.

    Think it's worth it if I don't re-lamp until 2016.
  • Stephen Leak
    • #6
    • 24th Aug 12, 12:15 AM
    • #6
    • 24th Aug 12, 12:15 AM
    A tip. Scan the receipt. The heat-printed ones (like you get in a supermarket) fade.
  • MrsE
    • #7
    • 24th Aug 12, 7:46 AM
    • #7
    • 24th Aug 12, 7:46 AM
    I now need to hunt round my other lidls to buy a few more .
    Originally posted by o0ps
    Isn't the offer on this weekend?
    Are they selling out already :-(
    I planned to try & grab some after work today :-(

    I have 6 GU10s in the hall, 6 in the bathroom & 8 in the kitchen :-/

    I was going to trial the hall first as I begrudge all that money to light a hallway.

    Are they the type of low energy GU10s that stick out a little? I thought they all did that? I thought I was going to have to change all my light fittings?
    It wouldn't matter in the hall as they are in spotlight fittings, but my other rooms are recessed, hence why I only planned them for the hall.
  • o0ps
    • #8
    • 24th Aug 12, 3:27 PM
    • #8
    • 24th Aug 12, 3:27 PM
    They are the same size as GU10 , they just have a glass cover that sticks out say 3mm , so should be fine in recessed , they just wont be flush. Not sure about light coverage , angles etc ( you can tell I read far too many light bulb reviews )
    They are out in my lidl now , I would grab them and then ponder as you can always take them back !

    Just phoned them and they said the computer said 3 years , have emailed them to get something in writing.

    Good tip about receipts though , I have some pcworld ones which are gone ! The aldi/lidl ones seem fine though - all in a folder for future use

    I personally would only use them in high use areas which are going to have lights on for 4+ hours a day - do the maths at (50 -3) * x hrs/1000 * 15p * 365 to get yearly saving ( if replacing a 50 watt halogen bulb). I quickly did the maths in the shop just based on saving the full 50 watts as it was a lot easier !
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