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Started by: PeterP (9297)

At the side of the bungalow I have a Security light with an Halogen bulb if the bulb goes I open the front up and change the bulb. Last week I fitted a LED security light and thought to myself how do you change the bulb/s because you cannot see them just the reflector. Can it be done or is it when it fails take it down and replace it Also same with the fridge at one time if a bulb went you just replaced it now my fridge as a LED unit which as just failed. If and when I decide to have it fixed do they replace the LED bulbs or do you have to have a new unit fitted A 30 second job which you could do yourself is now going to cost a lot to be repaired A new light unit £23-50 for the fridge

Started: 24th Jan 2022 at 14:30
Last edited by PeterP: 24th Jan 2022 at 15:23:16

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9461)

I hate those LED lights in any setting, the street lighting I find particularly useless, they don't light up the street or road properly, everything is dim and gloomy, and they hurt me eyes too, and at the prices you have quoted, they are an absolute rip off

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 15:15

Posted by: Platty (1221)

Peter P, I have just bought a new lamp for reading with LED lights and in the instructions it says you cannot replace the bulb. It's battery operated so when it fails, I'll throw it out.

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 16:11

Posted by: sonlyme (3149)

carry on with the halogen bulbs.They still sell them.Just bought some under counter ones for the kitchen units.

bulbs

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 16:12

Posted by: Domin0 (321)

Our normal light bulbs are LED and they are fine, I find the LED lights on cars too bright at night when coming towards you.

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 16:50

Posted by: lectriclegs (4818)

I would like to offer some advice, but apparently I know nowt about lectric.

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 17:03

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9461)

Domin0

"Our normal light bulbs are LED and they are fine, I find the LED lights on cars too bright at night when coming towards you"

Those are the ones I meant, the red ones on pedestrian crossings, in particular doo funny things to my eyes.

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 17:09

Posted by: gaffer (7045) 

TTS

You may have noticed that the LED street lights at many road junctions are brighter than the rest.
The ones that are dimmer are dimmer because that’s how the council specify them.


Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 17:14

Posted by: tonker (25112) 

They should be able to be replaced.!

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 17:15

Posted by: sonlyme (3149)

I looked at a LED security light the other week and that was non replaceable.Mind you if they last 50000 hours it doesn't matter.

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 17:30

Posted by: retep1949 (791)

PeterP,I have repaired LED security lights but they were usually expensive fittings and you may have to replace the LED cluster and the driver unit.If it is a cheap fitting it is easier and cheaper to replace the complete fitting.It's a throw away world unfortunately.

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 17:42
Last edited by retep1949: 24th Jan 2022 at 19:08:35

Posted by: tomplum (8999) 

I've changed most of my interior ceiling lights for
led, they are brighter and use less electroligy but, Like is stated above, They need to be replaced when the doings breaks and 2 have gone heywire in the warranted period, So I got replacements free, The difference in light is amazing and you can see from a country mile which houses use them and who use bulbs,

Replied: 25th Jan 2022 at 09:07

Posted by: tonker (25112) 

It’s the future!

Replied: 25th Jan 2022 at 09:55

Posted by: sonlyme (3149)

I've got leds all through the house apart from the kitchen cabinet ones.Like you say tom they are a lot brighter and cheaper to run.

Replied: 25th Jan 2022 at 09:56

Posted by: tonker (25112) 

I’ve got several gu10 halogen 25watt bulbs, if anybody wants them?

Replied: 25th Jan 2022 at 10:03

Posted by: Anne (4138) 

Domin0….
The brightness of car headlights used is one reason I don’t like night driving now. Several cars approaching together dazzle everything else out of sight, one or more cars suddenly topping a slight rise is the worst experience. To me, sometimes quite dangerous.

Replied: 25th Jan 2022 at 10:17

Posted by: gasmon (92)

I agree some newer cars have overbright lights and are very blinding, especially in rain.

I have read that flourescent tube sales are to be banned in a year or so. 8 foot ones were banned a while ago, can't get em now, and the popular 4 ft 5ft & 6ft ones to go soon. Read up & stock up.

LED lights go "POP" as they are electrically "over driven" - hence shorter life than they should have.

Bring back the owd Gas mantles !!!! -- OOPS - Gas is being slowly outlawed - we can't win !!!!

Replied: 26th Jan 2022 at 11:50

Posted by: ena malcup (939)

Well, there were claims in The Independent, last week, that Boris is attempting to gaslight us all, but I had not considered that it might have been meant literally.

Replied: 26th Jan 2022 at 17:10

Posted by: madamehmurray (6265) 

My parents have them security cameras by their garage. They have been there 16 years. At the old place they bought some for when people walked by the lights lite up.

Replied: 27th Jan 2022 at 00:51

Posted by: madamehmurray (6265) 

My parents have them security cameras by their garage. They have been there 16 years. At the old place they bought some for when people walked by the lights lite up.

Replied: 27th Jan 2022 at 00:52

 

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