GU13 Lightbulb reliability

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  • Snorkerz
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    Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
    They look hideous, and make children behave badly when they are exposed to them for long periods.
    Children behave badly when they are allowed to live for long periods.

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by ram View Post
    You mentioned "children",
    What are those ?
    and why do we need them ?
    Oh, they aren't compulsory, don't worry. But you do tend to find a lot of them in schools, along with fluoresecent light tubes.Not a good combination.

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  • ram
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    Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
    and make children behave badly when they are exposed to them for long periods.
    You mentioned "children",
    What are those ?
    and why do we need them ?

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  • mind the gap
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    I would not however want to see a new vogue for fluorescent tubes. They look hideous, and make children behave badly when they are exposed to them for long periods.

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  • Ericthelobster
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    Originally posted by midlandslandlord View Post
    We will all live in ultra insulated houses with no central heating because the heating is integrated with the tungsten bulbs.

    ML
    Have you seen this?
    http://www.heatbulbs.eu/

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  • midlandslandlord
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    The future of lightbulbs is clear.

    We will all live in ultra insulated houses with no central heating because the heating is integrated with the tungsten bulbs.

    ML

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  • Ericthelobster
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    Originally posted by mk1fan View Post
    GU10s are 240v not 12v. You're thinking of MR16 bulbs.
    Ah. But it doesn't sound like GU10s are any better, though?

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  • mk1fan
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    Originally posted by Ericthelobster View Post
    Particularly galling when one of the orginal USPs for 12V lighting was that the lamps were supposed to last for absolutely ages.
    GU10s are 240v not 12v. You're thinking of MR16 bulbs.

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  • Ericthelobster
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    Originally posted by Interlaken View Post
    Take a look on Amazon. I have had this trouble with GU10's and found some good light giving replacements that are low wattage at a reasonable price.
    Hmm.

    Except that searching "GU10" on Amazon generates 11,588 hits...

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  • Ericthelobster
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    I hate the bloody things - horrible light, hugely uneconomical (we have 6 x 35W in our kitchen for goodness sake: that's far more watts that light the rest of the house put together, using CFL lamps) and ours are always blowing too. Have tried umpteen different brands and projected lifespans; can never find any that last. Powered from a dimmer switch and I wonder whether that's possibly to blame somehow? Though in theory that should help: soft-start rather than flicking straight to maximum power?

    Particularly galling when one of the orginal USPs for 12V lighting was that the lamps were supposed to last for absolutely ages.

    Personally I have no doubt that in 10 years' time, they'll all be following in the footsteps of hardboard sheets nailed over beautiful original panelled doors in the 60s, and avocado bathroom suites etc...

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  • ram
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    Originally posted by midlandslandlord View Post
    @Ram

    Absolutely welcome the debate.
    From my original post:
    "We have 8 of these in our kitchen for *highlight* lighting"
    So, yes - there are others, and it is our home.
    ML
    My pleasure.
    If we all had the same views ( via logical deduction, luminosity tests
    etc ) all our properties would be identical,

    and that would be boring !

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  • midlandslandlord
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    @Ram

    Absolutely welcome the debate.

    From my original post:

    "We have 8 of these in our kitchen for *highlight* lighting"

    So, yes - there are others, and it is our home.

    ML

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  • Interlaken
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    RaM - I find that Fl tubes cast a shadow if one is working at worktop but agree with their longevity. Earlier this week my carpenter broke the diffuser on a 4 footer (thinking I wouldn't notice) - getting a replacement diffuser would be fine if we were in the US or Oz but ones here don't seem to be the same depth and width anymore.

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  • ram
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    Originally posted by midlandslandlord View Post
    @RAM Part of the intention is to help sell the property. They are far better than Fluorescents for that - especially in a farmhouse kitchen with many things to spotlight. ML
    Oh dear !

    They are spot lights, not lights designed to light up the whole kitchen,
    living room etc, but that is your choice, but I would never entertain buying
    / renting anything that only has spot lights as it's only source of artificial
    light for above reasons.

    But, yes, the spotlights do look nice, but they are inferior and I would
    not entertain them myself.
    I know the topic was not on the merits, but on urgent replacements,
    but all our comments may help others choose what is best for illumination,
    for their sub-tenants. ( including the following post, although I have enough light not to cast shadows )

    R.a.M.

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  • midlandslandlord
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    Yes - GU10.

    @RAM Part of the intention is to help sell the property. They are far better than Fluorescents for that - especially in a farmhouse kitchen with many things to spotlight.

    ML

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