lumicycle bulbs

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by elyob, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. elyob

    elyob Guest

    Ikea sold me MR11 20W 38deg bulbs ... 2 for £1.99. (I think).

    Are they good replacements? I think the 38deg is probably a bit wide?

    Any techie feedback?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    elyob wrote:
    > Ikea sold me MR11 20W 38deg bulbs ... 2 for £1.99. (I think).
    >
    > Are they good replacements? I think the 38deg is probably a bit wide?
    >
    > Any techie feedback?


    Very wide indeed. Might be good for low-speed technical off-roading or
    getting you well-noticed on-road, or making the tea, but not for much
    else. I find 5, 12 and 20W spots are best for seeing where you're going
    on unlit roads.

    Do Ikea have any other versions? (I'm always on the look out for cheap
    sources).

    www.ricam.co.uk have various MR11s, and you should find a reasonable price
    for Philips 20W 10 deg elsewhere if you do enough Googling. Unfortunatey
    I don't know of anywhere cheaper than Lumicycle for 5 & 12W spots.

    ~PB
     
  3. elyob

    elyob Guest

    "Pete Biggs" <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > elyob wrote:
    >> Ikea sold me MR11 20W 38deg bulbs ... 2 for £1.99. (I think).
    >>
    >> Are they good replacements? I think the 38deg is probably a bit wide?
    >>
    >> Any techie feedback?

    >
    > Very wide indeed. Might be good for low-speed technical off-roading or
    > getting you well-noticed on-road, or making the tea, but not for much
    > else. I find 5, 12 and 20W spots are best for seeing where you're going
    > on unlit roads.
    >


    That's what I thought .. but I saw MR11 .. and thought "it's not my bill ..
    throw two packs in the basket".

    Now I'm looking for someone who has an MR11 fitted kitchen/bathroom ...
     
  4. Ian Smith

    Ian Smith Guest

    On Sat, 10 Sep 2005, Pete Biggs <> wrote:

    > I don't know of anywhere cheaper than Lumicycle for 5 & 12W spots.


    www.thelightbulb.co.uk 12W 7degree, four quid. Unfortunately, they
    don't seem to list a 5W MR11, but they've got me stuff not listed on
    teh website before, so you could ask (though that bulb is now listed,
    I see).

    I've used teh company for routine stuff (including bulbs for mny
    lumis) and a number of more specialist things (specific colour
    temperature flourescent tubes and metal halides) and always been very
    happy with the service.

    regards, Ian SMith
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  5. Pete Biggs wrote:
    > elyob wrote:
    >> Ikea sold me MR11 20W 38deg bulbs ... 2 for 1.99. (I think).
    >>
    >> Are they good replacements? I think the 38deg is probably a bit wide?
    >>
    >> Any techie feedback?

    >
    > Very wide indeed. Might be good for low-speed technical off-roading
    > or getting you well-noticed on-road, or making the tea, but not for
    > much else. I find 5, 12 and 20W spots are best for seeing where
    > you're going on unlit roads.
    >
    > Do Ikea have any other versions? (I'm always on the look out for
    > cheap sources).
    >
    > www.ricam.co.uk have various MR11s, and you should find a reasonable
    > price for Philips 20W 10 deg elsewhere if you do enough Googling.
    > Unfortunatey I don't know of anywhere cheaper than Lumicycle for 5 &
    > 12W spots.


    I got a nice narrow 10W 10 degree (IIRC) from Maplin last year. Under a
    fiver. Not actually used it yet.

    --
    Ambrose
     
  6. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    Ambrose Nankivell wrote:

    > I got a nice narrow 10W 10 degree (IIRC) from Maplin last year. Under
    > a fiver. Not actually used it yet.


    Cheers Ambrose and Ian for the tips. Good to know these sort of MR11s
    are getting easier to obtain.

    ~PB
     
  7. stuart.doc

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  8. Tony Raven

    Tony Raven Guest

    stuart.doc wrote:
    > Myra would have known! Whatever happened to her?
    >


    Parenthood

    --
    Tony

    "I did make a mistake once - I thought I'd made a mistake but I hadn't"
    Anon
     
  9. stuart doc

    stuart doc Guest

    Ah! Glad to hear it. Hope she's dusting down those stabilisers :)
     
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