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    The Mrs has got some new living room lights from Next and they don't come with bulbs. Box says Next bulbs needed are 4W LED/400 lumens and a code for the right bulb. Only Next don't have any stock.

    So as I'm ordering a load of stuff from Screwfix I look on there and they do 4W LEDs but they are listed as 250 lumens max. I assume this isn't very bright? I also assume I can't go over 4W.

    Argos have some 4W/470 Lumens I assume this should be ok?

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    Lumens are how bright the lamps are so really depends on how bright you want them which depends on their location. For example you can get different shades such as warm white or cool white so less Lumens. What lamp code are they? Led's dont give of heat so thats not a problem. If you want bright go for more lumens simple as that.
    This might help
    https://www.simplyled.co.uk/info/colour-temperatures/

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    I think it's the fact I've no idea what 400 LM looks like, but 250 sounded a lot lower so I assumed that it'd be too dark. 470LM sounded close so thinking go with that on the assumption that Next probably give a reasonable recommendation

    Saying that. This is the light
    https://www.next.co.uk/g9950s3#676946

    And at the bottom a link to a 4W, 400LM bulb in stock. Dunno if the Mrs missed it but looks right
    https://www.next.co.uk/style/ST263329#136034

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    Depends on where you are using them Do you want it bright or mood lighting. Dimable lamps are more expensive so if you don't have dimmer switches just get non dimmable. the difference between 400/470 lumens will hardly be noticable get the 470 if you want it a teensy bit brighter.

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    Good advice form yer man there and deffo go warm white unless you like bright white headlights in your house!

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    I wouldn't worry about going over 4W. The light fitting is just routing the 240 mains to the bulbs so no issue with rectifier loads or the like (as that's happening in the bulbs themselves) and being LED the heat generation is minimal.

    If you've a Toolstation nearby they do a 4-pack 4.5W 470lm 2700K SES candle bulbs for 9.48
    https://www.toolstation.com/sylvania...le-lamp/p67527

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    I'm having a job getting a 230v 40W E14 Pygmany bulb for my Larva lamp we have on at this time of year. I got a 25W one and it's not hot enough to melt the wax. The 40W ones I have found are too tall at about 8cm, most seem to be for cooker hoods. There might be one at tool station but can't find a dimension for it.

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    And there wasn't light

    Drilled 6 new holes in the celing, wired up both lights and it's so dark that you can barely read by the light it puts out. The small shaded table light we have puts out significantly more light. Properly pished off. We use the table light for sort of low cosy lighting we prefer in the evenings. The celing lights are for when we want proper light. There is a fabric shade inside the metal going to see if I can remove this without damaging it. Can't see how this is usable at all as it is and can't imagine what it'd have been like with the 250LM screwfix bulbs!!

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    I'd just get higher output bulbs.

    e.g.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/WinnowTe-Ca.../dp/B07NVBDS21

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    Go to Ikea and get the Tradfri bulbs with remote controller.

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    I don't reckon 600lm is going to be the required transformation, remote controlled or otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kneerly Down View Post
    I'd just get higher output bulbs.

    e.g.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/WinnowTe-Ca.../dp/B07NVBDS21
    I presumed the fact the light fitting says 4w LED or 40W halogen that I couldn't go higher than 4w?

    Probably academic. Mrs spoke to Next and they are going back.

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