Light bulbs

I know little about these LED things and lumens or whatever they are called. We went out today looking for some 60Watt bayonet cap fitting light bulbs and could not find any. The stuff on the shelves confused the hell out of me. Yeah, I knew that the good bulbs are being discontinued. Can anybody tell me what wattage on the new stuff is equal to 60 Watts on the old stuff? All I'm looking for is just a light bulb that chucks out as much light as 60 Watt.
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On 19/10/2015 14:45, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:

You want "warm white" and 10 or 12W to match a 60W filament bulb. Philips or Samsung are robust choice is then dimable or not. (not dimable are cheaper)
Beware of being caught out by CFL "60W" being dim as hell whereas LED bulbs pretty much do match their claimed incandescent equivalent.
They are cheaper on Amazon or specialist online retailer for the same branded kit than in most highstreet shops.
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Top notch and thanks for that. Pardon my stupidity in asking, would "warm white" 10 or 12W be LED or something else?
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On 19/10/2015 15:29, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:

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LED also come in cool white or daylight and depending on your age and eyesight they be better as they give a better perceived contrast for reading.
It's all down to personal preference, I prefer the cooler (towards the blue spectrum) white bulbs.
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On 19/10/2015 17:16, alan_m wrote:

I live just South of Stoke on Trent there is an ETS near us, if they are all as good I suggest you pay them a visit, if there is one near you. I had much the same problem and they fixed me up fine.
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On 19/10/2015 17:16, alan_m wrote:

I've changed all of ours to daylight bulbs. An amazing difference in the light quality. I compared our old existing incandescent bulb in the bathroom with the new daylight bulb and the old bulb gave out a really yellowy light against the daylight type. The new ones really cheer the place up.
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alan_m wrote:

Thanks.

Well, the walls are white and I'm sort of colour blind as in red is orange.
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On Mon, 19 Oct 2015 17:16:08 +0100, alan_m wrote:

Mine (whole house now) are all 4100K or 4600K. I find them better than the 'warm white' but not cold and unnatural like the 6000K+ ones. When choosing them, starting about a year ago, I didn't look at anything <100lm/W; now it's 120lm/W but, as I have spares, I hope not to buy any more for a year or two so will then be looking for 200lm/W min.
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Well you get warm white in both cfl and led, but they do look different. One other thing to think about is the light distribution. LEDs attain a wide light dispersion by having many leds facing different ways, but CFLs are just tubes so can spread the light in all directions. Brian
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Having said that about CFls. there do seem to be some around now that come on bright straight away. I still feel from what people say that the actual perceived colour is a bit wrong, slightly yellow, but nonetheless a lot better than the free cfls given away a few years back. Led to most people seem to be rather on the blue side of warm. My feeling being only able to perceive light is that both cfl and led tend to give me a bit of a thick head compared to the old tungsten bulbs. Whether its the colour or the flicker or something missing in the spectrum its hard to say, as I cannot actually see colour any more and ordinary bulbs are apparently red biased in any case. Brian
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Very few of these types of light give a continuous spectrum. So although they may look a similar colour, the way various colours show when lit by them is likely quite different. Decent tungsten does give a pretty even spectrum.
With both CFL and LED, you can 'dope' them to give a better spectrum. But as well as costing more, it tends to reduce the efficiency.
Of course none of this much matters if it's just lighting a hallway. But may well when preparing food and for arts and crafts etc, as well as for general relaxation. In the evenings, we are used to domestic lighting being an extension of late evening daylight. Making it very blue - suggesting noon daylight - may not be ideal for some.
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On Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:45:46 +0100, "Mr Pounder Esquire"

Think in terms of lumen and not "wattage equivalent". The best LEDs are around 100 lumens/watt now, and seem to be getting better.
240v 60w incandescent is about 710 lumens (watch out for online references that quote lumen ratings for US 110v incancescent as they are generally higher).
You can get 5 x bayonet cap LAP GLS LED Warm White for a tenner at screwfix:
http://www.screwfix.com/p/lap-gls-led-lamps-warm-white-bc-8-7w-pack-of-5/2330j
At 810 lumen, they're actually a bit brighter than a 60w incandescent.
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Caecilius wrote:

Brilliant and thanks. I looked at Screwfix but did not understand what I was seeing. All of this for a few light bulbs!
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Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:

And thanks to all of you courageous men that took the time to reply to me.
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On 19/10/2015 18:27, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:

If you need something that throws light in the all the directions that a normal bulb does, then have a look at the filament LEDs:
http://trade.ledhut.co.uk/led-bulbs/led-filament-bulbs/6-watt-bayonet-filament-standard-shape-bulb.html
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Or the corncob style one.
eg:
<http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271165344739
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He cannot afford them.
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That is because you are a bit slow.
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Then you may be looking for the wrong thing!
Beam angle is important when buying LEDs.
Your lamp shades and light fittings make a difference when buying LED replacements if you do care about your lighting.
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