96.66% energy saving!

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    I have just temporary wired up a new outside sensor floodlight to replace an old one outside.
    It,s a 10 watt SMD ultra bright LED. The old one is a 300 watt halogen which regular blows.
    Turning it on indoors is telling me it is more then up to the job and it,s a 96.66% saving in lecky!
    Sealed unit with a life of 50,000 Hrs.
    Cost; £20
    Cant be bad.
     
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      I need a new outside light, and was looking at these recently - where did you get yours from @capney?

      I'd be interested to have your opinion and/or see a photo of the illumination it gives once you have it installed :blue thumb:
       
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      Screwfix product number 39038. Build quality is good. I intend to put it up over the next few days and will report back.
       
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        WOW, nice find, good for you!! :thumbsup:
         
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        Halogens are a nightmare.

        We had to totally rebuild a house that burned down by one :sad:
         
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          Just adds to the light pollution:dunno::coffee:
           
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            Its those el-cheapo halogen heaters that wind me up; sure, they will make you feel warm if the light is radiating directly at you, but it does naff all in respect of warming a room up; that, coupled with the fact that I have never seen a stable one in my life (they all rock and jiggle, especially when they are swivelling about); I doubt very much they would need much persuasion to fall over and start a fire.
             
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              Old Halo
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              New Halo. Out late when it,s dark to set it up and see how it performs.
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                Just been out and set it up. Obviously not as fierce as the old 300watt halogen but that was always over the top for the application. Two picture taken just before it got dark. One light out other with it on. It will do just great where it is.
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                  Looks smashing - thanks @capney :blue thumb:

                  I am thinking of one for the front driveway now too - nice compact unit that is bright enough but not too bright, and a nice clear white light:dbgrtmb:
                   
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                  More light pollution:dunno::coffee:
                   
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                    That's OK @ARMANDII - I will get my catapult out and ping the bulb out on the street light across the road to balance things up :snork:
                     
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                      I'm not a Light Pollution fanatic, FC.:dunno: It's just that being an amateur astronomer and also frequenting the Astronomery Forums you become aware of how many people put up "security" lights and are happy to do so as it's the new gadget, and how it's a global thing. Lots of people are so caught up with the idea that they don't consider the light spillage into other peoples properties or even into windows. But we all are aware of light pollution caused by Street Lights and even complain about them, but then we quite happily stick up one or more lights that are probably annoying a neighbour or/and adding to the light pollution with a far reaching bright light.........None so strange as Folk.:heehee:
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                        I am in the fortunate/unfortunate (depending on your point of view) position of living in a street that has fairly sparse lighting, and all of it is on the opposite side of the road to ours. My driveway is snuggled right up the side of the house, so can be really dark at times, and truth be told Audi want shot for their petty excuse for reversing lights :snork:

                        I considered a conventional PIR light for the drive a couple of years ago, but didn't really want a 300w thing blaring away - - I am hoping that the smaller 10w LED will give me a decent amount of usable light whilst also being a lot more directional than conventional light, which should keep the light pollution down to a minimum
                         
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