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I'm considering replacing all the lighting in our bungalow with LED bulbs including the six foot long flurecent fitting in the garage. Can anyone recomend the best place to use, Homebase, B & Q sort of outlet.
 

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A good online supplier has always been Ledhut, but a quick look at their website shows the majority of their lines as 'sold out'. Don't quite know what's going on there.
If replacing 'ordinary' B22 and ES lamps, or their cfl equivalents, go for the filament type LED lamps. More efficient than the hemispherical type on a large base, and give an 'all round' pattern of light, the same as an old incandescent lamp.
 

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99% of the time I get all my spare lamps from Screwfix

Other than that I sometimes use TLC

Just happened to be looking at Toolstation's site earlier and noticed their Wessex lamps are well priced. Never tried these lamps as I can't just pop into a branch in NI, but would imagine they're on a par with LAP and even more keenly priced.
 

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Screwfix don't seem to list anything GLS at more than about 1000lm, which is a bit dim for 'single lamp in the middle of the ceiling' type applications, although I see Toolstation has a 1500lm BC and ES filament lamp listed, which is more like it.
CPC has always been another supplier that I've used.
Coincidence this thread coming up today! I thought that I'd been 100% LED for about six years, but earlier today I ventured into one of my attics, to sort an inline fan, and found a cfl when I turned the switch on. Didn't have ten minutes spare to wait for it to get brighter than a candle, so it's now binned and replaced by a 12W LED.
 
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Screwfix don't seem to list anything GLS at more than about 1000lm, which is a bit dim for 'single lamp in the middle of the ceiling' type applications
It is odd as same bunch as B&Q who did have 15W BC/ES lamps last time I looked that are closer to the good old 100W we loved for that.

I detested the CFL lamps, slow to start and odd colour rendering. After a decade or two LED lights are now comparable to filament, but lower power!
 

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Seems B&Q still offer those 15W bulbs from Diall.

The Toolstation offering is the considerably more efficient and more attractive filament type: Integral LED Filament Dimmable GLS A67 Plastic Lamp 12W BC (B22d) 1521lm - https://www.toolstation.com/integral-led-filament-dimmable-gls-a67-plastic-lamp/p45676
 

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Toolstation have a couple of other options with similar output.

Intersting that you posted those filament lamps as I generally look past suc lamps - all LED filament lamps that I've seen have been quite poor in terms of output, so now have to reconsider that line of thinking.
 

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