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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by leon, May 26, 2004.

  1. leon

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    hello i have just finished my front room here are some pics ,ive used (led )lighting in the room they are bright and only use up 1watt of electric so i dont mind the missis switching them on all day :) you can see behind the articos(loewe)tv is a resses in the wall this is for a lcd-plasma screen as and when the pictures become nice .it has cat5 cables and power running to the resses ready for mounting ,im upgrading the denon with some parasound amps and processor very soon .i have left the screen and projector out of this room they are going down stairs in a dedicated room .( when i rob a bank ) .
    many thanks
     

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  2. leon

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    more photos
     

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  3. Gatekeeper

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    very nice love the blue led down lights . any links for these lights
    cheers
     
  4. leon

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    i have no links to put on i think im not allowed to advertise but i can give you some info the gu10 bulbs com ein white/red/purple/green/blue they have around 18 leds making 25 watts of light ,they can be dimmed and have a life of around 50.000.000 hours which i think is 370 years left on all the time they use only 1watt of electric so your bills will be reduced by masses .if you email me i have some links .they cost £14.00 each and they are the future not alot of shops sell them because they last for many many years and i dont think the electric companies want them to come to the uk :thumbsdow ahh also the company i deal with make the gu10 fitting and the mr16 and they are working on a 52 led for normal bayanet fitting ( 3watts) of electric.
    good luck
     
  5. ReTrO

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    LED lighting is superb, most definately the way forward. Very efficient, produces very little heat, so you don't get cooked like you do with a halogen. The only issue so far has been cost and being able to dim them, but these are being overcome.

    Nicely lit room by the way. :thumbsup:
     
  6. shodan

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    Very impressive!!!

    This lighting is definately a look at the future! And it's BRIGHT!!!
     
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    TLC have these ....

    GU10 LED Lights

    Decent price as well.

    Cheers
    Kevin.
     
  8. leon

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    i have been to take a look at the tlc ones and to frank they suck :mad: i took one of mine to tlc to see if they are the same they pluged them in and the tlc ones i would say gave out half the light ,i was abit gutted because it was easyer for me to them of tlc than mail order .
     
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    That's a very nice room and a smart solution to the centre speaker too. :thumbsup:

    I've also gone with LED lights and replaced the mains halogens in the hall. All different colours so very 'Disco'. Got mine from Bulbs Lamps & Tubes. The 15w versions aren't super bright but do the job the 20w is very bright but is also very directional. I'm looking forward to the next electric bill.
     
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    Why do you own two pronto pros for Leon ? that just plane greedy :laugh:
     
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    Hey, I've got 3!... well, all Marantz but the same thing!

    Who wants to have to carry the romote from one system to another!
     
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    These LED bulbs look very interesting. Since I first saw the thread I've been trying to look into this, but I can't seem to find out much about these (that I understand :D ). Basically am I right in thinking these work as a replacement for halogen downlights? I've been considering changing the lights in my home cinema to downlights, and if I could have them installed and then replace those bulbs with LED ones then I'd very happy.

    So my main question is if the LED bulbs require different sockets, or if the standard downlight sockets (GU10?) accept them. If so, then do they need to be low voltage or mains?

    Also are these dimmable?

    Any help welcome :thumbsup:
     
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    I was just about to take out some really old 1970's 15cm downlighters and replace them with low voltage halogen, so I'm very interested in the thought of LEDs.

    Any thoughts as to Leons suggestions or other ones?

    I ask a direct question here, so I hope Leon can respond without contravening advertising policy?

    Dave
     
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    Its okay to recommend products/suppliers etc provided you are not doing it on a commercial basis. It would be a bit difficult to discuss av products otherwise.
     
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    The GU10's I got just plugged into the mains voltage fittings I already had installed.
     
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    Could sombody tell me where I could get thoes exact LED lights from?.
     
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    I've got a couple of the TLC ones, one white and one blue. Beore I commit to buying 30 or so I would also like to know if there are any better ones.
     
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    The TLC ones are Very good for the money, we looked at plenty of different LED systems in the last install I worked on and they were the best price/performance

    There are some really flexible systems if you want to spend over the odds, but thats the same with most things!
     
  19. leon

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    soon i will be selling led light bulbs
    these bulbs Are low energy GU10 led spotlight which is a direct replacement for GU10 Halogen lamps.

    This Replacement Led bulb benefits from longer life and cost savings.
    CE Approved.
    This lamp is made up of 18 LEDs and lamp life of around 50,000 hours.
    Applications: - Accent and Feature lighting, Ideal for walkover lights where lens heat could be a problem ( especially where children may come in to contact with the fitting )
    18 Light Emitting Diodes arranged in a GU10 lamp enables fitting
    in any GU10 light fitting, power consumption for highly efficient operation and Very low operating costs.
    240v and does not require transformer
    Lamp Life: 50,000 hours
    1.0 Watts total power.
    18 Light Emitting Diodes
    Light Output = 20 watts
    ( approx )
    Narrow Angle Leds
    Dimmable

    i am importing them from the usa
    i have tried and tested these and they look great and u can dim them ideal for downlighting etc .
    these are not the type from tlc amd they are much brighter,,ill have a site up
    and running very soon ..
    also colours will be (blueish) white)-purple-yellow-green-blue
    the company i deal with said they have tried to get these in to our b&q etc but they dont want light bulbs that dont blow and last for around 370 years(lol) non stop also they have had pressure from electrical companies not to bring these into the uk image how much money they would loose if we all changed to led in our houses..
     

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    I might be interested in a sample for work leon. PM/email me when you have them.

    Currently the only issue with LED lighting is dimming it correctly while also being affordable.
     
  21. leon

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    i will phone the company tommorow and order 200 of the white ones and see how they go i think the main problem i will have is the online ordering i think it will cost a bomb and might make it a non starter but if you guys bear with me ill try to get it going very soon and we can all save a mint on our electric bills ...
     
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    Hi Leon,
    Just a thought.
    When you get your 200 I'm sure there are a few people here that would road test them for you on a non-commercial basis (for instance: me, Retro, hysteria, doink, consciouspnm, hlynur). Then we can let you and the rest of the forum know whether you're onto something that might fly.

    Dave
     
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    definitley up for trying a new product!
     
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    Do you mean to sell these yourself?

    If so all you really need is a feedbackform on a website and a paypal account.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    Feel free to add me to the list of potential testers :D

    I can do a direct side by side comparison with the TLC ones.

    Cheers
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    nice to see the response on these bulbs i need to get into gear i got an email from them and they have said they are working on a standard shape light fitting (uk) it has 52 led in it and uses only 3 watts (wow) they are still testing it but it sounds good to me the watts in light is around 40 watts .think of that savings around the house a 60000 hour light bulb that uses 3 watts the electic bill in my house would be peanuts apart from when i turn on the a51 para at 2000 watts (lol)
    ill keep you informedaboutthe order and price im hoping to sell them around the same price as tlc or lower they are more powerfull and they dimm ..
    so they have there advantages ..
    thanks
     
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    Definetley interested in that, if i can help in anyway with setting up a site to order them let me know.
     
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    I'd be interested in trying some of these as well, please pm when you have some.

    What about setting up a powerbuy if the mods will allow it?
     
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    Just note that Powerbuys have to be agreed specifically with Spectre............ you should PM him before initiating a Powerbuy.......


    Sean G.
     

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