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  #815678 11-May-2013 10:49
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All these comments seem to suggest that the downlight versions have better colour and quality of light....I'll pop into lighting direct and hopefully they have some on display so I can see it in action and decide for myself.

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  #815701 11-May-2013 11:42
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There are 18W Philips down lights in a very plain white box selling for around $70 retail, someone recently mentioned here about $35 trade, which have a very nice colour. Don't think I've ever seen such nice LEDs. They have now also developed LEDs with are (I think) 130 lm/W tested at rated current and when warmed up (unlike many other's theoretical, extrapolated specs) which should soon make their way into products.

Philips LEDs is a good choice as they used their years of phosphor knowledge from CRTs to develop better LEDs. Just be aware that Philips light fittings do not always have Philips LEDs, just like our Smeg fridge has Daewoo electronics and a Samsung compressor.




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  #820807 16-May-2013 20:47
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VitriBright range available from Jaycar. As posted before, Bunnings do the 5W and 8W model, and the money wasting old 11W model. They claim all have a CRI >80, and the 10W model is dimmable. Jaycar has added a few to what they (claim to) stock, but I've never seen stock available for on-line purchase so don;t know if it is only available in AU?




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  #820994 17-May-2013 09:44
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I haven't seen any Viribright in Jaycar near home (wairau park), but I'm in Sydney for work right now and the local Jaycar has a full range including the PAR38s.

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  #821160 17-May-2013 13:30
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Whats the price on the par38 lamps?




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  #821163 17-May-2013 13:32
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tip :  try  http://electus.co.nz/   jaycars supplier ;)  

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  #821232 17-May-2013 15:43
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The Electus NZ web site says "temporary out of stock" for all models. So it is AU only, or they can maybe do a special order. Can't recall ever seeing the Jaycar web site having stock, and some of the lamps have been listed for probably 6 months or more now.




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  #821233 17-May-2013 15:46
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post up part numbers and ill get an official answer and pricing

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  #821246 17-May-2013 16:04
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Pricing would be appreciated for:
SL2217 neutral white 10W screw
SL2222 neutral white 3.2W E14 screw
SL2227 neutral white 18W screw
Thanks. The same bulbs in different fitting/colour is the same price, and the other 2 we can buy at Bunnings already.

Note the Jaycar table that I've previously linked to (or rather Freitasm kindly edited my post, thanks) says the 18W is beyonet but it is actually screw.




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  #821292 17-May-2013 17:43
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I've recently purchased a dozen or so LED light bulbs from http://www.led-lighting-nz.co.nz/. They have a physical store, although not very big, but have a reasonable large selection of LEDs. I quite like the warm colour they produce, you would hardly notice they are LEDs unless you've been told. A 10W LED light bulb costs about $30 each.

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  #821295 17-May-2013 17:57
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I think thats the one over pbtech in wairau. Anyway went in and they were selling all sorts of stuff that looks like its straight off alibaba. Woman had no idea about SDOCs when I asked for the downlights and many of the psus had the single insulated wires hanging out which is not legit in anycase. Perhaps they have had a visit and cleaned up their act tho?




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  #821299 17-May-2013 18:01
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Agree, their web site is full of spelling mistakes and it is stock standard stuff you get off eBay, Deal Extreme, Alibaba, etc. It might however be the good ones that passed QC rather than the Deal Extreme rejects. Or it might not be.




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  #821484 18-May-2013 10:17
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richms: Whats the price on the par38 lamps?


$50 AUD. http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=SL2225

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  #821891 19-May-2013 12:17
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1)We have some stupid light fittings each with 5 bulbs in our lounge, that take small Globes basically they have the standard sized bayonet base , with a round globe that is half the height of the globe on the standard incandesent.

Is there a led equivalent sizewise? 

Currently we have a mixture of cfls and standard virbright LEDs in it all off which stick out a bit.

I havent seen any LEDs that would fit nicely.

Also on a slightly similar note

2) We have a light fitting in our kitchen that eats halogen bulbs, I seem to be replacing the bulbs 2 or 3 times a year and when a bulb goes it blows the fuse on the fuse board, i have never heard anything good about these little halogen bulbs, most people i know say they are crap and the last lot i bought were Phillips.

Is this most likely to be the fitting, or normal for halogen bulbs

Thanks




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  #821905 19-May-2013 12:32
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#2 will be gu10 lamps. Horrid things. Replace the fitting. Just as bad at arcing as G9 capsules so dont get them either.




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