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Re: Help Me with my LED Setup!

Postby Alex Morrow » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:40 am

Many thanks, David.

(I won't hijack the thread any more.)

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Re: Help Me with my LED Setup!

Postby KarenS » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:18 pm

2 or 3 times a year Aldi have LED globes in their catalogue. Vastly cheaper than anywhere else. Many sizes and styles, and they have Standard Bayonets, ES, and small ES; small globes, larger ones, candles, various shapes etc. They also have some for downlights, but I don't have any downlights, so I'm not up with the details for those. So if you have light fittings which you can replace the globes yourself, it's worth waiting for these. If you don't get paper junk mail including Aldi catalogues, you can get on their mailing lists, and have the catalogues sent to your email (once a week). Those who know, rush in for these globes, so you do need to get there on the first day they are offerred (these days, either a Wednesday or a Saturday), but there will be some available on the next day or 2.
I still have a few CFLs sbout, in lamps which are put on for hours at a time, but replacing CFLs in places where they are switched on and off lots, eg toilets, stairs, is great - CFLs do not take kindly to frequent switching. In fact I think I've still got a couple of incandescents left too - places like the cupboard under the stairs - it gets turned on for 5 or 10 minutes about 3 times a year. Frankly, not worth replacing it with anything until it dies, but it will be a LED when it does.
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Re: Help Me with my LED Setup!

Postby davidg » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:03 pm

KarenS wrote:2 or 3 times a year Aldi have LED globes in their catalogue. Vastly cheaper than anywhere else. Many sizes and styles, and they have Standard Bayonets, ES, and small ES; small globes, larger ones, candles, various shapes etc. They also have some for downlights, but I don't have any downlights, so I'm not up with the details for those. So if you have light fittings which you can replace the globes yourself, it's worth waiting for these.

Last time they had them none of them were dimmable. :(
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Re: Help Me with my LED Setup!

Postby KarenS » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:34 pm

Last time they had them none of them were dimmable.

Oh, sorry. I don't have anything dimmable, either, so it's not something I look for. Can't see the point frankly, but each to his own!
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Re: Help Me with my LED Setup!

Postby LEDMAD » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:23 am

As pointed out above, more information is really required in order to make any sensible suggestion.

How many lights, what fittings and fixtures are currently is use, what wattages are currently in use, if what is already in place is bright enough, what is the budget?

There are now hundreds (probably 1000s) of different LED lights on the market. There is a vast difference in features, performance and price across the range.

There is no single LED light that is best for everyone.

It does make sense to install LEDs, but only for lights that are on more than a hour a day (very rough rule of thumb).
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