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LED Kitchen Lighting

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Donki Oaty, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Donki Oaty

    Donki Oaty Where's the time going?

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    I'm currently listening to the radio and it was on about how much you can save by swapping out your incandescent bulbs for LED's.
    I've been planning to do this for a while, so I've bought 20 from Amazon with a voucher I got as an Xmas present.

    Have any of you guys swapped your existing kitchen, living room etc... spotlights out for LED's? If so did you notice a difference in light or a difference on your statement?

    Cheers

    Mat
     
  2. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    Yes but it gives a horrible clinical glow. Soon went back
     
  3. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    yer,did mine, got 10x down lights and under unit lights and there the nuts, so bright go to where :cool:
     
  4. Soximus

    Soximus Busy Member

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    Been meaning to do this for ages. What lights did you get?
     
  5. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    well I had 10x gu10 lamps and I was sick to death of changing the lamps, i'd get three or four a month blow , so I changed them for 7watt osram leds cool white think they costs around a tenner each, end of the day you get what you pay for, so now four months on not had any blow alls good :)
     
  6. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    I've had led for about 2 years, never changed one yet!

    You can get cool white or soft white, the soft white is less clinical:)
     
  7. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    think its called warm white and cool white :)
     
  8. Kyska

    Kyska Honorary Member

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    Yep, most of my house is converted to LED, I have a friend who runs a LED lamp business, so got them cheaper than usual.

    Do you want his website addy? You may get a discount if you tell him I recommended his site.

    K
     
  9. Bridson

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    I did my mr16 in the kitchen but they flickered like strobe lights so took them out. Any body else had this issue?
     
  10. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    did you change the transformers?
     
  11. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    I've just fitted a whole kitchen out with LED strip lights (adhesive type on the roll) and ballasts!

    Including the 18 LED spot lights in the ceiling and all the under cupboard and kick board strip lights it's costs about 20 pence every 24 hours if left on constantly!

    The lights are very bright white but you can buy the cooler shades or even have coloured LEDS on a controller and choose any colour to suit up your mood!

    CostCo have some motion detection activated strip lights in currently that look quite good!
     
  12. Speed

    Speed Busy Member

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    we have changed to led gu10s we went for ultra white (brightest i could get) they are 3 or 4 watt so the 6 we have in the kitchen is cheaper to run that 1 of the old bulbs

    i decided to get the brightest as the conservatory blocks light into the kitchen, these bulbs are like summertime daylight:)
     
  13. Bridson

    Bridson Active Member

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    No, just the bulbs
     
  14. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    bet that's why mate led bulbs have little or less resistance the a normal bulb, on the 240 v gu10 bulbs your have to change dimmers etc because of this
     
  15. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Tiger King

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    I have the SMD LED flexible strips under my kitchen wall units and remote control coloured LEDs on top of the wall units which act as mood up lighters.

    We fit lots of LED lights now at work and there is a move towards light fittings with non replaceable lamps. Aurora make good units, I've had no complaints and fitted plenty in domestic and commercial buildings.

    It doesn't matter which colour of white you choose, but stick with it. It looks dreadful when people mix warm and cool white in the same room.

    Don't use the old transformers you have for low voltage halogen lights for 12v LED as they don't regulate voltage well and will shorten the LED lamp life. Instead get proper LED drivers.

    Some videos of my kitchen of many colours...
    The remote works like an iPod click wheel and transmits by radio frequency so is non directional.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK52nFyzuBI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgXFsOd2Tak&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    I'm in the building trade and if anybody needs advice please PM me, I will be happy to help.

    James
     

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