LED Floodlights

Discussion in 'Buildings & Infrastructure' started by upnortheast, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. upnortheast

    upnortheast Member

    Location:
    Northumberland
    Had 3 of these gone off. less than 18 months old.
    3 years warrenty on them & changed (by local wholesaler) with no quibble.
    Like to think the manufacturers could make something that would last 20180909_160851.jpg
    Anyone else had issues ?
     
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  2. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Yes. I find cheap LED are very unreliable. Best to buy a quality brand you recognise.

    Better yet, get your electrician to supply.
     
  3. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Member

    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Out of 4 in the workshop there is one left working after a year, halogen floodlight bulbs would have lasted longer.
    Problem with leds the 200,000 hour 'lifetime' (or whatever) is purely hypothetical. In practice the internal power supply fails, they overheat from poor heat dissipation or one of the multiple chips is faulty and overloads the rest. There's a lot to go wrong compared with a bit of metal that gets hot. You have to get high quality branded units and that's expensive and the odd one will still fail
     
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  4. upnortheast

    upnortheast Member

    Location:
    Northumberland
    These are from a national chain of electrical wholsalers. The same one our electrician uses.

    Any names to look for ?
     
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  5. Netherfield

    Netherfield Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
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  6. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Member

    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Osram are a good brand
     
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  7. Mur Huwcun

    Mur Huwcun Member

    Location:
    North West Wales
    Electrician fitted 4 here around the house less than 12 months ago, 3 on PIR. Not cheap ones, he recommended them from local supplier. One has hissy fits and comes on with snow, one comes on with high winds and another now will only detect with the PIR when it feels like! Luckily I bough them myself from the wholesalers therefore need to dig the invoices out this week.
     
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  9. I have to say sometimes halogen is more appealing for certain things.

    I have a 500w halogen light from Toolstation which cost £12. That's cheap esp as not on all the time
     
  10. agrotron

    agrotron Member

    I have had a 30w and 10w one from eBay that have been on every night for about 6yrs with no issues. I suppose it is a bit of luck of the draw.
     
  11. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
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  12. Luxum LED

    Luxum LED Member

    Thanks Steevo for tagging us in.
    We only purchase from high end companies giving us the ability to sell high quality lighting without the problem of returns. The 30W or 50W Flood light is a popular choice. These lights are of very high quality with a 5 year warranty and have a polycarbonate lens, so no issues around animals. A useful tip when buying any Led product is always to look for the Lumen per watt output lm/w. Some lights may seem more expensive but the high lm/w and the build quality make them as competitive as a cheaper one. Please take a look at:https://www.marketplace.farm/farm-workshop-tools-and-clothing/lighting/
     
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  13. tommyurray

    tommyurray Member

    Try ledhut or light rabbit ,pir from anyone I have tried are iffy only buy with 5 year warranty and expect to change a few,having said that got a 10w for a friend of ebay for about a tenner about 6 year ago and the thing is still going maybe lower wattages last longer due to less heat ? We fitted about 30 strip leds ( quality supposedly)with 5 year warranty about 5 year ago and have replaced about 1.5 bulbs for everyone fitted! Order online it’s easier to find invoice for replacements
     
  14. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    you get what you pay for with LED's - the cheap stuff doesn't last

    Luxum are good and on TFF farm marketplace, I have a few in my new shed an they are really bright
     
  15. upnortheast

    upnortheast Member

    Location:
    Northumberland
    Hmmm. The ones in the first post were circa £50
     
  16. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    That’s cheap vs a higher quality LED

    My experience is you get what you pay for
     
  17. Ive had pile of those cheap ones,, they did a purpose and saved me electricity, poultry lights are on 20+ hours a day. but the failure rate was way too high, So I replaced with quality LED and can now sell my ladder.
     
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  18. Northeastfarmer

    Location:
    Cleveland
    Anyone tried the screwfix ones
     
  19. David.

    David. Member

    Location:
    J11 M40
    I cannot see anything on Marketplace using this tablet, just a compressed side bar:unsure:
     

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