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Topic # 150537 25-Jul-2014 20:39
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These are great bulbs - 6x the output of a conventional tungsten globe for the same power input, instant start up, almost indistinguishable from tungstens when run side by side and they are 25% off at Countdown until Sunday. About $15 each instead of $20. LED bulbs will almost certainly get cheaper, but at this price this is a good time to jump IMV.

 I've bought ten and think I'll get another 20 tomorrow.



http://shop.countdown.co.nz/?gclid=CMew7amG4L8CFY6CvQodbw0A1A#url=/Shop/SearchProducts%3Fsearch%3Dphilips%2Bled

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  Reply # 1095875 25-Jul-2014 20:41
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Yeah, but that means going into countdown.

When I last had the misfortune of being in one of those, I looked at the panasonics to get some for work, and pbtech were way cheaper.

In saying that. Have countdown advertised it anywhere? Take that to bunnings and get more off and not have to deal with shoddy customer service and a dirty store.




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  Reply # 1095881 25-Jul-2014 21:05
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I find the Panasonic ones better and the light is a better colour. I think the number of hours is more. Plus briscoes sell the Panasonic ones and I have seen them 30-percent off when they do their 'sale'

Not sure if bunnings will price match countdown as the models need to be identical as do the sku codes.

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  Reply # 1095905 25-Jul-2014 22:37
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I've got 5x 13W in the kitchen. My wife loves being in there now :)




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  Reply # 1097503 28-Jul-2014 21:46
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Unfortunately Philips don't make the 13W one in both Cool White and bayonet cap. After converting the whole house to Cool White lights, Warm white ones seem really yellow to me. I thought the whole point of electric lighting is to replicate daylight. Not candles.

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  Reply # 1097509 28-Jul-2014 22:03
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Change your fittings then?




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  Reply # 1097514 28-Jul-2014 22:10
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Aredwood:  I thought the whole point of electric lighting is to replicate daylight. Not candles.


Who said that? Actually if the lights are too white/blue, then the room can appear very cold and sterile, or colours in the room don't look right, and you can get problems with reds appearing black, which I found with cheap daylight energy savers. So warm white creates a warmer feeling, although it obviously depends on the room and furnishings. The enerysaver tubes are a lot yellower than the LED equivalents, so warm white LED builbs are quite a lot whiter. I personally would only use warm white bulbs because they are a closer match to incandescent bulbs which produce a yellower.



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  Reply # 1097542 28-Jul-2014 23:05
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Personally I prefer tungsten for home lighting. A lot of the early CFLs and LED domestic bulbs had rather nasty light - green tinges and odd spikes. These new Philips looks so close to tungstens I find it hard to pick which is which running them side by side. I haven't tried taking pictures though. Your eyes are a lot more forgiving than a camera.

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  Reply # 1097593 29-Jul-2014 05:00
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Aredwood: Unfortunately Philips don't make the 13W one in both Cool White and bayonet cap. After converting the whole house to Cool White lights, Warm white ones seem really yellow to me. I thought the whole point of electric lighting is to replicate daylight. Not candles.


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  Reply # 1097619 29-Jul-2014 07:43
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Damn missed the sale, any other sale on these? I'm after a few gu10 and it seems that bunnings is the cheapest at the moment @ $14.98

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  Reply # 1097621 29-Jul-2014 07:52
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Typical... rearranged things, decided I need better lighting upstairs, decided to get LED, see this thread... and it's expired! frown

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  Reply # 1097779 29-Jul-2014 11:10
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mrphil: Damn missed the sale, any other sale on these? I'm after a few gu10 and it seems that bunnings is the cheapest at the moment @ $14.98

Update

Picked up 4 philips 5w gu10 for my kitchen and they are just like a standard 50w bulb.

No difference in colour and light spread, just plug and play couldn't of been easier

Now will have to wait for them to come down in price and I will be switching all the bulbs to led

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