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LED Light Globes $7.99ea - Screw, Bayonet, GU10, MR16 @ ALDI This Saturday

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anyone know how good or bright these are?
Screw or Bayonet: Various sizes available. LED Lifetime = 25,000 Hours. <80%. ENERGY. Warm white. 3000K Colour guide.

GU10 or MR16: 170 - 220 lumens. 40 degree.
http://www.lasoo.com.au/offer/led-light-globes---gu10-or-mr1...

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    Expensive compared to eBay, and these lights do not have a good spread in that they are more like a spotlight.

    Is that assumption correct?

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      well I am actually going to try some… if I dont like them I will take them back for a refund, never a problem refunding with Aldi…

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        "well I am actually going to try some… if I dont like them I will take them back for a refund"

        I would try them, but I found that I needed to replace my 60w to 75w incandescent bulbs with 24w mini fluorescents in order to get enough 'light'.

        So, I imagin I would need at least 8w, if not 'higher', LED bulbs? These ones are probably only 3w or 4w ?

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          Mmmm well the 18W fluorescent bulbs I have are very (very) bright, but also high kelvin so cold/white which makes them seem even brighter. I guess different brands/styles are all going to be different.

          These do seem a bit low, but that should be OK for where I want them… if not they will go back..

          Incidentally I found a 1w yellow/white LEF bulb perfect for a baby light… gives the room a very nice low glow, nicer than most nightlights.

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        so did you buy any? are you willing to give a report on them even if its just for next time around.

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      "Expensive compared to eBay"

      These bulbs appear to be 'legal'. They have the required Electrical Safety C-Tick logo in the pics.

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      I work in an energy efficiency company, and I can tell you that eBay LED lights are generally a waste of money. Decent LED lightbulbs will cost about $30-45. They should last the 25k hrs for screw and bayonet, and 10k hrs for the downlight replacements.

      For the GU10 Or MR16, you would want good heat sinks because it will shorten the lifetime of the lightbulb. If you are talking about the downlight replacements 40* is quite normal, but the screw and the bayonet ones should have a much higher spread.

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    I believe that 220 lumens is the equivilant of about 45watts.

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    3000k. Warm White… (It's going to look yellowish)
    170 Lumens… 40 watt incandescent light probably.

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    Comparison chart of LED vs CFL vs Incandescent vs lumens:

    http://www.designrecycleinc.com/led%20comp%20chart.html

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    They are not much better than CFL, but MUCH better than halogen.

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    No specs such as voltage, LED wattage, dimmable, etc

    I've gotten some from aliexpress $11 for 2 x 9W cree bright white & dimmable. Which work an absolute treat. Well the Dimming isn't as good as a halogen/normal bulb as it's more noticeable stepping rather then analogue.

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    additional info

    • 1 lumen = 1 standard candle at 1 meter away.

    • when buying bulbs, look for the lumen number first then watt second.
      (though ozbargainers will look at the watt info first…LOL)

    • LED and CFL would use about the same amount of electricity to output the same lumen (intensity of light)

    • CFL are better at spreading out and covering a room. A natural choice for replacing old Incandescent bulbs but not for downlights. It's very hard for them to focus light.

    • LED are much better at focusing light without heat. A natural choice as downlight replacement. They have much tougher time trying to spread to cover the room.
      (Though there ways to work around it and these bulbs in this deal are the examples)

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      when buying bulbs, look for the lumen number first then watt second.

      (though ozbargainers will look at the watt info first…LOL)

      No my friend, the ozbargainers first look at the price tag, then the wattage, then lumens… the list goes on. The good thing about them is that they first start with the price and then check everything else as well.

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    The Aldi lights must be much worse than the Aliexpress ones. They only have a rated life of 25000 hours compared to 150000 :)

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      Go on the size of the heatsink - the GU10 and MR16 models seem to be beefier. The Aldi bayonet and edison screw models will probably just be a few SMD LEDs on a metal core PCB.

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    There has been only one mention of colour temp in this thread.. amazing no one cares about such things.

    You basically want 6500K (Illuminant D65 (6504K))
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIE_Standard_Illuminant_D65

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      Personal preference there, personally I hate the look of the cool white globes, very hospital like & stark. Perhaps good in an office, not flattering at home.

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      agree with Legion about the color - it's personal choice.
      the shop normally gives us 2 white choices

      Warm white = 2700K = incandescent white
      Cool white = 6500K = close to daylight (5500 – 6000K IIRC)

      Use warm white in the lounge and bedrooms, use cool white in the kitchen, office, bathroom and laundry. The basis of this is that the warm white is a relaxing light and should be used in areas of relaxation. The cool white is easier to see in and is used in areas where some work is done

      I googled and found heaps more info, I found this site http://www.simplyled.co.uk/Warm-White-or-Cool-White_ASPF0.as...
      below is a excerp from that site

      " Warm white or cool white – what is the difference?
      Hello, in this video we will explain the difference between the colour options that are available when ordering your LED bulbs.
      From our experience, customers who are new to LED technology don’t appreciate that LED bulbs come in different variations of “white”.
      With traditional incandescent or halogen bulbs you could not choose the colour of the light that the bulb produced as this was down to pure physics. Traditional bulbs work by passing electricity through a wire that glows hot. This glow produces the light that can be seen. Because LED bulbs are a completely different technology and much more technically advanced it is possible to choose the colour of the light that you want.
      Without getting too technical, the colour temperature of light can be measured as a number on the Kelvin scale. This is represented by a number followed by the symbol “K”. High colour temperatures of over 5000K are said to be cool colours and often have a blue tone to them. Whereas low colour temperatures of 2,500 – 3,200 are said to be warm colours and have yellow or orangey tones to them.
      A few examples of the difference in Kelvin are as follows:
      • a candle flame has a Kelvin value of 1,850K
      • Traditional Incandescent lights have a Kelvin value of between 2,700K – 3,300K
      • Moonlight has a Kelvin value of 4,100K
      • On an overcast day, the light would be around 6,500K.
      With LED bulbs there are usually two options of white colour available and they are normally referred to as warm white or cool white. warm white is usually around 3000K and cool white around 5000-6000K. When choosing your bulbs you should check the Kelvin value of the bulb.
      In domestic lighting, 75 – 80% of customers buy warm white LED bulbs as they offer the closest match to their old incandescent or halogen bulbs that they are replacing. The light given off by a warm white LED bulb can be described as soft and warm with a slight yellow hint to it.
      Some customers purchase cool white LED bulbs if they want the brightest light possible or if they want to achieve a modern look to a room. This particularly suits colour schemes that are bright and bold and use primary colours, or even colour schemes that are predominantly white where a clean minimal look is required.
      It’s also possible to use both warm and cool white bulbs in the same room on different switches to give the user different options on how they want the room to look. For example in a kitchen you may want warm white bulbs in the ceiling for everyday use but also have under unit lighting in cool white in order to give a very different effect at night once the main lights are off.
      In commercial lighting the majority of customers opt for cool white bulbs. These give a brighter light but you should be careful to ensure that the colour temperature is not too high, or in practical terms the light not too cool, otherwise the effect may seem very harsh or displeasing to the eye.
      We hope that this video has been helpful in showing you real life examples of the colour differences between warm white and cool white in order that you can make an informed and considered opinion when choosing your LED bulbs."

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    With this price, I can buy a dimmable LED light globe

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    Wow, they don't even give watt OR lumen ratings.

    I guess this saves any embarrassment from Adli selling under-speced chinese rubbish, they can't be accused of making false claims if they don't make any claims.

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    They also seem to have these LED Light Globes available the same week. Not sure what the difference is (apart from price) http://aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_23637.htm?WT.mc_id=20...

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      interesting - not in catalogue so last-minute addition?

      different brand, 4w-10w bulbs, 35k hrs lifetime

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