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Led halogen bulb V LED flood light

  • 29-12-2021 6:54pm
    Registered Users Posts: 422 ✭✭ Mr321

    Basically I want to change the halogen flood lights I have around the yard to LED but I'm wondering should I just change the bulb of the current lights to LED or change the light outright to a LED flood light.

    Has anyone any experience against the two, I'm wondering would just changing the bulb to LED of the current Watts have less light then changing out the entire unit to an LED one. AFAIK the entire units don't have a bulb just X amount of hours overtime?



  • Registered Users Posts: 18,046 ✭✭✭✭ _Brian

    Have done both here.

    theres not much in the light afterwards, obviously new fittings will be clearer etc. but just changing the bulb is handy.

  • Registered Users Posts: 422 ✭✭ Mr321

    Thank you, yea I'd be thinking that with the whole unit. Bulb change and lense clean will do for now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,692 ✭✭✭ funkey_monkey

    What LED bulbs are you using as replacement? They can vary in price and quality. I've seen the bulbs alone (R7) close to the price of a new LED unit - especially if you want the equivalent of 400W R7 halogen to cover a yard.

  • Registered Users Posts: 422 ✭✭ Mr321

    I've not priced them yet but I know they can vary in price. It'll be from a local electrical shop.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,307 ✭✭✭ Hard Knocks

    We put up a led flood light, fantastic job, it’d be on par with the halogen without the startup & shutdown

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  • Registered Users Posts: 510 ✭✭✭ G-Man

    For indoor Flourescent tubes - are the LED replacement tubes in existing holder a good job.. I know I gotta bypass the starter. How is longevity in wet and cold (milking parlor) standing up.

  • Registered Users Posts: 92 ✭✭ YellowRattle

    LEDs are not good for wildlife. They are rich in blue wavelengths which birds, moths etc can see.

    You will notice more in winter when you will hear Robins singing when it’s not daylight. The blue wavelength tricks them into thinking it is.

  • Registered Users Posts: 422 ✭✭ Mr321

    Yea that's what I'd be thinking to.

    I might buy a bulb and do a comparison with one of the other halogen lights here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 576 ✭✭✭ Justjens

    Fitted a few of these couple of years ago in farm sheds and workshop, no problems so far.

    Get the ones with the cylinder that screws into where the starter is, I have the box still (full of the old fluorescent tubes if anyone wants them?) if you want to know which ones I got.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,541 ✭✭✭ SuperTortoise

    I changed the entire fitting's last year in a couple of sheds, i figured by the time i had the bulbs bought there was'nt much in the difference.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 278 ✭✭ 1373

    Replaced flourescent tubes with led tubes . Led tubes €11 each , you get a blank starter to replace the original. Easy job with great instant light for cattle shed . That said, some of the fluorescent tubes were working perfectly after 25 years use . Hoping the led will be cheaper to run though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,478 ✭✭✭ MAULBROOK

    Check out Screwfix, very good prices compared to wholesalers.

  • Registered Users Posts: 422 ✭✭ Mr321

    Cheers for all info folks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 771 ✭✭✭ minerleague

    Have fluorescent tubes in slatted shed ( built in 1996) All have been replaced once since then, one is just after going now, can I replace it with LED type light in holder already there and leaving others there until they stop working? Two tubes per switch on each side of shed

  • Registered Users Posts: 278 ✭✭ 1373

    You can . Just remove the fluorescent tubes and the starter and replace with the led tubes and the starter that comes with the Led tubes

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,833 ✭✭✭ Sami23

    How much is the ordinary flourescent tube pricewise compare to the €11 led tube ?