½ Price Philips LED Globe 2-pack 1055lm Range $6.50 @ Woolworths
Black Lights Matter!!
This deal is well lit.
Thanks for brightening up my day.
This is a great idea.
How many OzBargainers does it take to come up with a no-joke comment in a lightbulb deal?
jv started it! 😆
Why not? We're a bright bunch after all
Just a bit of advice -
I got these last deal for all the rooms that don't get used much - in warm white. I don't like cool white at all - makes the house look to sterile and surgery like with the harsh lighting.
Because these rooms don't get used much, I'm happy with these cheaper bulbs - but for me the colour of the warm white at 2700k is a bit on the yellow side for me.
In terms of what I prefer are the purple packet Phillips warm white ones sold at Bunnings - the warm white of these is 3000k - and I find this just a bit whiter light for my liking, but no where near the cold/blue light of cool white.
Just in case people think all 'warm white' is the same.
2700k is too warm I agree. We had all downlights at 3000k until recently and it's ok. I thought it was ideal for a while. But I've 100% moved over to the 4000k camp now and would highly recommend it.
If you are unsure, just please stay within 3000k-4000k and you should be ok.
And as I said below, don't confuse cool white with "cool daylight" (6000k-ish). The daylights ones are basically blue. Hurts your eyes. Cool white (4000k) is not the same at all.
What globes did you get? I had a look recently and couldn't find anything in 4000k.
Agreed hard to find. Even in downlights 4k is hard to find.
I'm confused about several people saying that 4000k is rare. That's the standard "cool white" color. Phillips seems to be the only brand causing confusion in this regard.
If you want some examples, I recently bought some osram cool white bulbs from Bunnings and I also bought some atom down lights (has a switch for warm, cool and daylight) from lighting illusion.
@fruxo: The confusion comes from sometimes 6000-6500k lights being called cool and/or daylight. Visually I see 4000k as neutral, not cool, and if the box doesn't say the temperature, you run the risk of buying something too cool
Yes. Woolworths bulbs say soft white on the box, Bunnings ones say warm white.
So tl;dr dont buy these globes unless you like medical center lighting or too warm yellow lighting
Exactly, either too yellow or too glary and harsh blue colour.
ALDI is having a sale on 3000k bulbs soon:
also only $2.99, but a bit less powerful at 9W
thank you sir almost made the mistake of buying too yellow bulbs
It's usually called either cool white or daylight. This "cool daylight" is a bit confusing. I assume the whole range is on sale though?
Either way, I assume these are daylight, meaning they are around 6000k. To anyone not familiar, do yourself a favor and get cool white (4000k) instead. The daylight ones are not something you would want outside a commercial building or something. In your home, you want cool white.
Totally agree. In saying that, 4000k is rare and I don't understand why seems to be the best of both options.
It seems either too warm at 2700k or to yuck at 6000k.
4000k to me represents natural like the sun. However as I said, 3000k purple packaged globes from Phillips is close enough.
Looks like deal is updated now with links to individual lights (original one just had one "cool daylight" item).
If these are the only ones, then I guess this range only have warm and daylight. Other brands will have warm, cool and daylight. You can pick them up anywhere, Bunnings is one example.
But yes, 3000k is manageable, especially at such a good price.
Well just to reiterate, 3000k isn't included. That's the purple one sold at Bunnings. These green ones are 2700k and 5700k only I believe.
@placard: Ah ok. The links doesn't have this info for some reason. I guess this deal is not very good after all then as none of them are in the 3000k - 4000k range. Cheap price, but not worth the drawbacks.
I would agree. Temperature of the bulb makes a big difference, and even though I use a smart bulb that can be set to any color, I recently found it produces less light at the higher temperatures.
However there is a special use for it. It helps to ward away winter blues, and improves concentration and focus. That's partly why they are used in offices/hospitals. So with winter coming on and the days getting darker, if you find yourself getting overly tired in the evenings but then can't fall asleep when you go to bed, it might be worth investing in a few 6000k bulbs, putting them in desk lamps and running them from 4pm-8pm.
Thanks, you light up my life :)
Too bad Philips refuse to sell their long-life globes with great life here:
Early death & continual re-buying is the name of the game. But you can make your own: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISTB0ThzhOY
I have found the philips bulbs in the supermarkets either too cold/blue, or too warm yellow. 3000k seems harder and harder to find.
I totally agree, and not very many 4000k options either. I wonder what the reason is?
ALDI is coming up with a 3000k bulb sale.
The best use is in a garage. Get a 1400lm set for $7.5.
I recommend these instead - https://www.bunnings.com.au/philips-10w-2ft-diffused-ip20-sm... - very nice colour and perfect output for a garage.
100% agree. I got these, very happy.
For the cool daylight one.
Pity we can't buy the superior Dubai ones
Going to go ahead and assume non-dimmable, can anyone else confirm?
My rental has dimmers on pretty much every incandescent fitting :(
Should still work in in those lights, just you need to leave the dimmer on full brightness and then lose the ability to dim.
Damn. Yeah I am happy to leave them turned up but housemates seem to accidentally dim them sometimes when turning on - had a few too many squealing / killed LED bulbs so have given up for now.
If only if I can get it from my local woolies as they always run out, that would be awesome.
Bulbs in next Aldi catalogue as well. If anyone prefers a proper cool day light the. Aldi has those.
Bought these last deal. 1055lm is really bright which I like, but for a bedroom if the bulb is exposed can be quite harsh. I added a cheap $5.60 lantern from Bunnings to diffuse it and it's great now.
I have one in the bedroom and it's 860 lumen, if not less. Anything more is too much for a bedroom IMHO, unless it's much bigger than the average room.
A pity higher efficiency bulbs arent cheap and common. 1055lm at 10W isnt too bad. But i'd hope for better in 2021.
Bought these several months ago, the box only had one inside :P
Didn't bother to go back to Woolies although I'm pretty sure they would have given me a refund or replacement.
Lesson learned at least :D
I've found the 1400 lumen day white a good replacement for dual fluro lights in the garage and shed.
I also don't mind the warm white for living areas.
(profanity) these naming conventions confuse me. What's best for kitchen?
First glance thought it was a 1/2 Prince Phillip sale… was going to chip the op for advertising expired stock.
The 1400 lm globes are $1 more.
Yes, the same as previous sale. I think 806lm, 1055lm have their usage.
Just do not buy the 470lm ones as you can get similar ones for $1.5 ea @ IKEA.