LED replacement lamp – works with LighwaveRF

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  • #5251
     Chris says:

    Chris
    Key Master

    Hi all.

    I took delivery of a couple of these standard shaped LED bayonet (B22) bulbs last night:

    http://www.ledhut.co.uk/led-bulbs/b22-led-bulbs/b22-led-standard-shape-bulb-360-lumens-60-watt-equiv-best-internet-price.html

    I can confirm they work fine on the LightwaveRF dimmer I tested it on. I tested it in my spare room where I have just a single pendant fitting and just one bulb dimmed as expected. Like all LED’s it doesn’t exhibit the same dimming curve as a halogen and in reality I probably won’t want to dim it anyway, but it goes off when asked and comes on softly too. No flickering seen at all.

    Because of the shape of it, most of the light is aimed downwards, but I guess that’s where we probably want it anyway!

    I will add it to the compatible lamps section and bulb compatibility list when I get a chance and may even write a review or something.

    Chris

    Chris Mills Founder and Editor - LightwaveRF Community http://cpmills.com/ http://lightwaverfcommunity.org.uk
    #5253
     djtomkins says:

    djtomkins
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    I had a similar unit on the landing but found the downward light seem to be very oppressive and also seemed to light the room strangely (everything downwards as you say).  With a short cable drop and a high ceiling, I think it would be better, and also the right sort of lamp shade to spread the light appropriately. However, for me this is in the graveyard drawer with all of my non dimmables for now…..

    Two floors tooled up for light and power! Lighting circuits: 5 x 1 gang, 5 x 2 gang, 3 x 3 gang, 6 relay circuits, mainly LEDHut 5W LEDs (91!) but also outdoor SON lamps, LED kitchen lights, LED candle bulbs, halogen bulbs and a dimmable CFL, 5 mood controllers, two remote switches, 2 PIRs. Power: one remote socket, 9 plug in modules. Patiently waited for the heating modules for years, and am a little underwhelmed....flirting with evohome....and please don't tell me "there is a better way" and try to sel
    #5259
     Justin says:

    Justin
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    Hey Chris, seen you seem to have a good relationship with LED hut.  How about trying the following bulb

    http://www.ledhut.co.uk/led-bulbs/e14-led-bulbs/e14-led-candle-shape-bulb-260-lumes-40-watt-equiv.html

    I am intrigued to know what the spread of light is like.  might a good replacement for my wall washers.

    Wifi link, plug in adapter's, wall and mood switches. Heating controls sometime?? We'll see. Lol
    #11313
     zafer says:

    zafer
    Participant

    @Chris, Thank you so much for the information. However I’d agree with @djtomkins on the point that they have slightly awkward reflectors. The reflectors should actually be adjustable so that we can disperse the light if that is required. However, specification of the LEDs are all pretty accurate and can be verified as Chris did. I know this is asking a lot but please add a bulb compatibility list because that is a big help for beginners like me.

    #11382
     Chris says:

    Chris
    Key Master

    Lamp compatibility guide is here: http://lightwaverfcommunity.org.uk/blog/lamp-compatibility-guide/

    Hasn’t been updated for a while though…

    Chris Mills Founder and Editor - LightwaveRF Community http://cpmills.com/ http://lightwaverfcommunity.org.uk
    #11458
     chal4oye says:

    chal4oye
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    I can confirm they work fine on the LightwaveRF dimmer I tested it on. I tested it in my spare room where I have just a single pendant fitting and just one bulb dimmed as expected. Like all LED’s it doesn’t exhibit the same dimming curve as a halogen and in reality I probably won’t want to dim it anyway, but it goes off when asked and comes on softly too. No flickering seen at all.

    Because of the shape of it, most of the light is aimed downwards, but I guess that’s where we probably want it anyway!

    GuL
    #11463
     PhilC says:

    PhilC
    Participant

    Hi Chris, just thought i’d let you know, I have bought my first LED B22 bulb, the one you mentioned.
    Am now patiently awaiting its arrival, i’ll let you know if i’m converted.

    Phil.

    Gone in at the deep end and learning with RPI, RFX, Conrad, WiFi link, 5 PIRs, 5 Door sensors, 18 light switches, 22 sockets and 4 Mood controllers all running on Domoticz. Normal comment I get is, whats wrong with just turning on a switch....
    #11615
     PhilC says:

    PhilC
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    Hi, received my trial bulb, unfortunately using it as a stand alone bub, it does not switch completely off.
    So don’t know what to do next, has anyone tried the new 6.2W bulbs ?

    if I bought another 5W bulb and used both for my outside lighting, it should be fine, but I have two way switching and read somewhere that two needs to be a min of 40 W is that correct ?

    Thanks
    Phil

    Gone in at the deep end and learning with RPI, RFX, Conrad, WiFi link, 5 PIRs, 5 Door sensors, 18 light switches, 22 sockets and 4 Mood controllers all running on Domoticz. Normal comment I get is, whats wrong with just turning on a switch....
    #11664
     Chris says:

    Chris
    Key Master

    I think the minimum load issue is a bit of a red herring when it comes to LED’s, there are simply too many variables. The 5W works fine in my house, but not yours yet both are well below the stated minimum for the dimmer. My understanding is that adding a slave does increase the minimum load requirement, the slave will require some power after all, but how much and how it will affect the lighting I don’t know. You could try sending the 5W back and swapping it for one of the higher rated lamps – that may work or, as you say, try it in a different fitting.

    Chris Mills Founder and Editor - LightwaveRF Community http://cpmills.com/ http://lightwaverfcommunity.org.uk
    #12001
     grant says:

    grant
    Participant

    HI Chris , Phil,

    I have just purchased one of these bulbs and it do not function correctly, (stayed on) with 4 x LightwaveRF dimmer switches.

    I do have a requirement for a 2 bulb setup, Phil did you get this to work with two bulbs? I am keen to find out before I order a second bulb.

    Thanks for your help

    Grant

    #12008
     PhilC says:

    PhilC
    Participant

    Hiya Grant,
    it was required for a single pendant fitting, so had no op to try two bulbs, i did however order the 6.2w lights, LEDhut sent me a new design 6.6w which was useless, flickered 2 or 3 times at and off, so ave sent them back.

    Looks like im stuck with tungsten for now.

    am wondering whether to try the candle bulbs in my lounge, bit worried now tho. i have 2 fittings each with 5 lamps, and in my bedroom one with 8 lamps. anyone got anything like this working ?

    Phil C

    Gone in at the deep end and learning with RPI, RFX, Conrad, WiFi link, 5 PIRs, 5 Door sensors, 18 light switches, 22 sockets and 4 Mood controllers all running on Domoticz. Normal comment I get is, whats wrong with just turning on a switch....
    #12009
     grant says:

    grant
    Participant

    Hi Phil,

    Thanks for the info.

    I have now tried the 5W bulb alongside another (different ) 5W bulb and it does switch off, to be honest I don’t really like the colour much, I purchased a warm white one and it was very white, I would hate to see a cool white one. I think I will stick with my standard light bulbs for now :(

    In my single pendant lights I am using the Varilight Digflux bulbs, found in the following link:

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/varilight-digiflux-energy-saver-spiral-compact-fluorescent-lamp-bc-20w/89382?_requestid=246323

    The do work very well but are 20W so not as green as they could be, on the plus side the colouring is very nice and they are bright enough when used with the LWRF dimmer.

    If you do find a good one led bulb solution please let me know.

    Cheers Grant

    #12134
     Wire free says:

    Wire free
    Participant

    Hi Guys, why don’t we do a list of led bulbs and fittings that don’t work. I’ve been testing with various lamps and fittings, and it’s getting expensive! If we have a list of what don’t work, then we know which lamps to rule out from the outset.

    I’ve tried the GU10 6.5watt LED COB by LEDlite from TLC Direct, and they don’t work at all (1 to 7 lamps in circuit).

    They do a 4.8 watt, but these don’t dim very low (1 to 4 in a circuit). I also tried the complete 11watt LEDlight fitting, which seemed ok at first, then discovered that they start to flash when going to full brightness from being dimmed, and needing to dim down to stop the flashing.

    #12208
     Chopper says:

    Chopper
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    Hi All,

    Long time lurker, first time poster.

    I’ve just tried the 3.8W lumilife E14 bulbs in two of my dimmer circuits and they don’t work in one at all and in the other they do not dim and flash when off. Anyone suggest any other E14 candle bulb LED’s I could try? One room has 10 halogen candles in so would like to reduce energy usage with LED’s but would still like a dimming function as it is a living room.

    Thanks,

    Chop

    #12240
     Wire free says:

    Wire free
    Participant

    Chopper,

    Try these they worked ok with 3 lamps in two fitting I have. The only issues is you can dim them till they go out, and if you set them really low, they won’t come back on if you turn them off without raising the level back up first.

    http://www.savelightuk.com/led-candle-bulbs/33-led-candle-bulb-5w.html

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Chris works as a techie for a large IT service provider. He is a geek at heart and loves nothing more than trying to automate his home. The problem is, his wife simply doesn't get it and can't understand why they can't have 'normal' lights like everyone else! Chris is dedicated therefore to implementing automation in a family friendly way.

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