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4W Epistar LED Downlight Bulb Warm White. Pack of 12 - $120 Delivered (Save $60)

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Hi Guys,

Thought I'd run a special on our LED Lights since we have a small amount left.
What we have are packs of 12 LED Lights for $120 with free delivery. Normally $180.

These are 4W Led Bulbs which are roughly equivalent to 35-50W Halogens. They are designed to fit into existing light sockets and work with all your infrastructure so all you need to do is switch the bulb.

I use these at home myself and yes you can notice the difference in light with halogens, but my personal opinion is that there is not that much of a difference in terms of brightness. With the LEDs you lose a bit of brightness but you are saving hundreds on your power bills over the life of the bulb.

The bulbs have been manufactured for us in China and use Epistar LEDs (from Taiwan). As they are the GU5.3 (12V versions) they do not have any issues with EMC and don't require C-tick. This is because the component in LEDs which causes interference is the transformer in the driver. These don't have a transformer and thus no C-tick.

Full specs:
*4W "Epistar" LED
*Non-Dimmable
*Warm White (3500K)
*Emitting Angle: 45 degrees
*Output: 240 lumens
*Color Rendering Index: 80+
*GU5.3 MR16
*Halogen Replacement 35-50W
*Housing Material: 6063 Aluminium
*Lifespan: Up to 50,000 hours
*Working voltage: 12V ac/dc
*Frequency: 50-60hz
*Rated power: 4W
*Overall size: 50mm (D) * 51mm (H)
*Net weight: 40g

We only have 6 Sets available but I'm happy to bring more in - Just let me know what types you want and I'll get them!

Any questions I'll try answer them (might be eating though!)

Cheers,
Shervin

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    I get the German made Osram Halogen Energy Saver, 35w, 36 degrees, 12V, GU5.3 which costs approx $5 from Bunnings. Although it's significantly more expensive than an ordinary 50w halogen bulb, it is not as bright so I'm not sure if I want to pay more again for a LED bulb which in turn emits less light.

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      I don't think its going to be that much of a difference to be honest. I had a few people looking up at my ceiling trying to figure out which one the LEDs were and which ones were 50W Halogens and took them a while to get it…Also you are saving 31W per bulb which is HUGE!

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        Yep in terms of energy consumption there is no comparison. And theoretically the LED will last a heck of a lot longer too.

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    "Warm white" = yellow. Personally I would avoid, though 3500K isn't too bad for bedrooms

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      Yeh I think 3500K is the sweet spot for bedrooms, offices usually go for Cool White but I think Warm feels more natural.

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    Wow, pretty solid price from an aussie seller :) Even DX is roughly this price, but you can buy individual bulbs. We've been half considering these, but we only use them in the bathroom - and we use the 240v ones with the GU10's

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      Happy to do $10 for an individual bulb but only for pickup (Tullamarine, 3043) since bundling them like this saves us quite a bit for postage.

      Looking at getting the GU10s in soon!

  • +5 votes

    These are 4W Led Bulbs which are roughly equivalent to 35-50W Halogens.

    What a load of rubbish. There is no way in the world that a 4W LED is equivalent to even a 20W halogen. Unless you have broken the laws of physics and selling them for $10 each?

    *Output: 240 lumens

    A 50W standard halogen is 900 lumens, and anyway it's highly unlikely that a $10 LED would be hitting 60 lumens per watt anyway. Maybe on day one they might crack that, but it's all downhill after that, due to lumen depreciation.

    Soon there will be Australian and International Standards to stop suppliers falsely advertising LEDs, but until then it's just got to be a case of "buyer beware".

    I use these at home myself and yes you can notice the difference in light with halogens, but my personal opinion is that there is not that much of a difference in terms of brightness.

    You are confusing "brightness" with output. Yes, they probably are as "bright" (create as much glare) as a halogen, but the output will be significantly lower. The output (lumens) is what illuminates the room… and even with the best quality LEDs ($50 to $100 price bracket) you need between 9 and 12W to match the output of a 50W halogen.

    These are almost certainly only equivalent to a 20W halogen - still a good power saving, nevertheless. 16W run 10 hours per day is 58.4 kWh per annum. At 25c, that's a saving of $14.60 a year which is certainly not "hundreds" but it does add up.

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      Many mention power saving as the benefit of running LEDs but what's the point of saving power if the brightness/output is sacrificed? It's not a comparable saving. Let's be practical about our lighting needs and look for the best option/alternative for that level of brightness required. If the brightness of a 20w halogen is all that you need, then this 4w LED might suffice and probably represent a good deal for you.

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    A 20W is exactly what these should be equivalent too. From my searching I've found that generally LED's will produce as much light as an incandescent with 5x the wattage rating. The lumens ratings seem to support this, with the 240 quoted for this bulb being in the realms of the 300 lumens listed for this 20W on the only site I found that listed this stat. Many LED's will have a more concentrated beam I've found to compensate for the lack of output, though I haven't checked if this is the case for this bulb.

    [[Meant to be a reply to llama above]]

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    These cost $3.50 AUD each from electronics markets in China, which Im heading off too in another week. :)

    Wouldn't you need proper LED drivers for this, since Halogen normally have 3 or 4 lights per transformer and may not generate minimum load exmaple. Min load of 20W per transformer, etc.. ?

    Issue highlighted here - http://forums.energymatters.com.au/energy-efficiency/topic19...

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