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 Post subject: Sourcing a Bulb
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:53 pm 
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I've a dull light fitting and really don't want to go through the hassle of changing it so I want to put a brighter bulb in.

Has to be E14, physically no longer than 100mm and 40mm diameter, so sort of candle shape, and warm white ideally. What's the brightest available? I've found a 600lu LED, but are there brighter? Light fitting is rated at 40W in old money.

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 Post subject: Re: Sourcing a Bulb
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600lumins is about 45w in old money

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Should have said the bulb I spotted is 600lu @ 5W LED so well under the 40W max

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yes was just saying a 100w bulb is around 1300lumins so 600 would be just below half at around 45w equivilant :lol:

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You have to take into consideration the physical space of the lamp, there are only so many LED's that will fit into a physical space of a given size, which is why the brightest you will get is around 5W.
Sorry but you are going to have to change the light fitting. I did just that over the week end, got a round based ceiling light that takes 3 GU10 lamps, put 3 watt LED lamps in them, really bright.

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As it has a big base, it can cover a lot of "sins"

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It would seem you have already found the brightest bulb that will fit, near every candle bulb I look at is slightly too long most around 107 mm and other shapes too wide.

The direction of LED bulbs matter, my light fitting have 5 bulbs facing with screw fitting at bottom so light is reflected off the ceiling giving a very good spread of light. It is not just down to lumen, but also direction, the silly 2" lamps sunk into the ceiling are very bad because they shine down to floor with absorbs most of the light, exactly the same bulb in the fitting shown on "someone-else" post can be directed to reflect of a white wall and really work well.

I swapped my 3 bulb fittings for 5 bulb fittings when I went to energy saving bulbs, getting any bulb over 10W is today hard, and for LED E14 hard even to get one that big, at 4.7W looking at £1.50 but to get 5.9W jumps to £7.50 so I thought better to have a fitting which takes more bulbs.


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