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Post: # 164372Post paul123456
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:15 pm

hello there ,

what's the score on LED lighting in the uk ,or other countries ?

In our house we've got alot of hallway's , it used to be 2 houses but we've joined them toghether.
In these areas the lights will be used the most because family is always passing through here , to reduce the
power consumption we've recently come across lights with GU10 fitting and led 2 watt ,these replace the old
original 50 watt halogen bulbs .

This on a yearly basis creates a big saving of kwh , is the led lighting taking off in other countries ?

Even if the new led cost around 5 euro it pays itself back fairly quick.

regards ,

Paul

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Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:24 pm

Paul, could you PLEASE add your location to your profile so we know where you are talking to us from.

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Post: # 164396Post Big Al
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:59 pm

paul123456 wrote:hello there ,

what's the score on LED lighting in the uk ,or other countries ?

In our house we've got alot of hallway's , it used to be 2 houses but we've joined them toghether.
In these areas the lights will be used the most because family is always passing through here , to reduce the
power consumption we've recently come across lights with GU10 fitting and led 2 watt ,these replace the old
original 50 watt halogen bulbs .

This on a yearly basis creates a big saving of kwh , is the led lighting taking off in other countries ?

Even if the new led cost around 5 euro it pays itself back fairly quick.

regards ,

Paul
It's true you will save a lot of money over 50w GU10s and they will last a lot longer but buy one and try it as you may be dissapointed with the performance. They are a very cool light and very directional. From an average ceiling height of around 2.7m
they cast a small pool of light and can dissapoint.

IMHO they are ok for use under the likes of kitchen cuboards but not as full room light.
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Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:35 am

Why not use "ordinary" energy saver bulbs? A couple of 7 w (or 9) should do for a hall way. And they are really cheap to buy these days.
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Post: # 164428Post Big Al
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:03 am

ina wrote:Why not use "ordinary" energy saver bulbs? A couple of 7 w (or 9) should do for a hall way. And they are really cheap to buy these days.
I think he has the small GU10 holders in the ceiling, well thats how I read it. If I read it right he woulf haveto change all the lights in the ceiling.
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Post: # 164434Post ina
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:55 am

Big Al wrote: I think he has the small GU10 holders in the ceiling, well thats how I read it. If I read it right he woulf haveto change all the lights in the ceiling.
Ah, yes - I had the same problem in the last place I lived in... In the end, I just didn't replace one bulb when it blew - half the light was sufficient for the hall.
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Post: # 164435Post fruitcake
Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:03 am

we've replaced all our ceiling lights in the open plan space (kitchen, dining, living room space - ie all of upstairs) with LEDs. Started with 48s I think - did 1/2 and now have done the other 1/2 with 74?s. Yes the light is different but as background lighting it's fine - i've kept GU10s in the track lighting above the kitchen units for now.

The one thing we've really noticed is that it's much cooler upstairs now - we've no heating up there (yet - we will get round to a wood burning stove, soon ish - hopefully before THIS winter) - the GU10s gave off a LOT of heat!!

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Post: # 164520Post KathyLauren
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:50 am

I wish it were easier to get LED light bulbs here. They are just about impossible to find. We use mostly CFLs, but I am not impressed with their longevity - better than incandescent, but they still burn out fairly often. And then there is the fact that you have to dispose of them as toxic waste. LEDs would be a huge improvement both in terms of energy and durability, if they'd only sell the things.

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:21 am

KeithBC wrote:I wish it were easier to get LED light bulbs here.
Where's "here"?
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Post: # 164541Post juperwort
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:36 am

ina wrote:
KeithBC wrote:I wish it were easier to get LED light bulbs here.
Where's "here"?
Somewhere over "there" I guess :)

I have four GU10 led's in the boys bedroom, & they are just not bright enough. I repleced one back with the halogen, but that blew last werek, so back to dim.

I have seen the LED strips that should work well under the kitchen cupboards as task lighting. The current miniature cap bulbs ~ 15 w each dont last long, and the whole current setup isn't long for this world if it carries on.,..

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Post: # 164564Post KathyLauren
Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:27 pm

juperwort wrote:
ina wrote: Where's "here"?
Somewhere over "there" I guess :)
Good guess. :) Funny, I was sure I entered my location when I joined. Well, it's there now. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Post: # 164578Post Big Al
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:14 pm

KeithBC wrote:
juperwort wrote:
ina wrote: Where's "here"?
Somewhere over "there" I guess :)
Good guess. :) Funny, I was sure I entered my location when I joined. Well, it's there now. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Post: # 165073Post dave45
Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:35 pm

Hallways?

I am reminded of something I heard from a hotel's experience - they made far more savings from having passive IR motion-detectors switching the hallway lights on as and when needed as compared to changing the type of lamps.

I have been in such a hotel and it is a neat "user experience" having corridors light up as you walk along them.

This is probably a general thing... the problem is fitting the detectors and making them "not-ugly".

by the by, many years ago I tried one of those time-delay light switches (often found in shared-access housing hallways) - you press a big button in and a minute or so later it switches itself off... works by compressed air I think, leaking out of a chamber. Great idea, useless implementation... the switch failed and stayed on, and the light in my outside bog was on for weeks before I noticed it.

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