Saturday, September 29, 2012

Aldi $7.99 LED Lightbulbs

Aldi are listing LED Light Globes in their catalogue for sale from 6 October 2012 for $7.99 each. However, if these are only 3 Watt they are likely to give LED lights a bad name, as early dim compact fluorescent globes did. The 3 Watt globes are only bright enough for a small desk lamp or perhaps a chandelier.

In one of the photos in the printed Aldi catalogue I can see "Mueller Licht" printed on the globe. A web search showed this to be a German lighting company (although the globes are still likely to be made in China).

The Aldi catalogue has large and small Edison Screw and Bayonet globes, candle and spotlights. The Mueller Licht catalogue has these in 3, 7 and 10 Watt: 245, 500 and 850lm, equivalent to 16, 32 and 63W incandescent. There is no indication in the Aldi catalogue which wattage they are selling.

Also has GU10 and MR16 spotlights listed for $7.99, to replace Halogen down-lights.

The Aldi catalogue is expected to be on-line soon. also sell a large variety of LED Bulbs of variable quality.

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