A Homemade Life
Welcome to Homemade Life.

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member or join our community if not ....

Chilli-head
Who is online?
In total there are 3 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 3 Guests

None

Most users ever online was 62 on 10th April 2015, 8:24 am
Latest topics
» What are you harvesting today?
by Ploshkin Yesterday at 10:09 pm

» Who knows what the weather will bring on the plot in July ?
by Dandelion Yesterday at 7:32 pm

» More mead ...
by Chilli-head 19th July 2017, 8:25 pm

» Quilting
by Chilli-head 18th July 2017, 11:58 am

» The Polytunnel
by Chilli-head 14th July 2017, 10:34 pm

» Host an Image wants a password
by Chilli-head 14th July 2017, 2:14 pm

» Drawings
by Dandelion 13th July 2017, 10:09 pm

» Insect hotel
by FloBear 2nd July 2017, 10:15 pm

» Heat in the June garden
by Ploshkin 30th June 2017, 10:56 pm

» No-dig gardening & weed control
by FloBear 29th June 2017, 9:10 am

» What are you preserving today?
by FloBear 27th June 2017, 8:19 pm

» Hugelkultur
by Chilli-head 26th June 2017, 8:08 pm

» What are you reading now?
by Dandelion 18th June 2017, 7:41 pm

» Bees Behaving Badly
by Dandelion 2nd June 2017, 5:52 pm

» Compost - question and answer thread
by FloBear 1st June 2017, 9:40 am

» The May garden - catch up time !
by Dandelion 30th May 2017, 11:18 pm

» What have I done in the workshop today?
by Chilli-head 30th May 2017, 4:01 pm

» This year's challenge
by Chilli-head 30th May 2017, 3:51 pm

» National Mills weekend
by Chilli-head 9th May 2017, 10:33 am

» April - busiest month of the gardeners year ?
by freebird 29th April 2017, 5:34 pm

Statistics
We have 630 registered users
The newest registered user is BrendaP

Our users have posted a total of 44450 messages in 2310 subjects
HML on FaceBook
RSS feeds



Donate to our Charity
The Homemade life supports Kiva - microloans for people in developing countries working to change their lives.  These loans are repaid to our KIVA account, so your donation is used many times to help different people - literally the gift that keeps on giving..

Buzzing LED lamps ?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

default Buzzing LED lamps ?

Post by Chilli-head on 28th September 2015, 3:55 pm

So, having overcome teething troubles with the first 2 LED lamps not fitting the ES sockets properly, I thought the light seemed a lot better than CFLs, so I thought I'd try some in the hall/stairway.

Bought some "Integral" branded 3.5W LED lamps online, but 2 out of 3 make an irritating buzzing noise when on. Top marks for customer service, the supplier credited me without fuss.

But: "Not worth sending them back, put them in the bin", they said.  Not very energy saving after all, are they ?  2 out of 3 not fit to use.  And wait a minute - these have got the WEEE crossed out wheelie bin logo on them - meaning you shouldn't just put them in the bin !

Has anyone found a brand of energy saving lamp they can get on with ? I so much wanted LED's to be a better alternative to CFLs which don't deliver a satisfactory colour and seem to fail (or go unusably dim) well within their claimed lifetime.  I've resorted to the halogen versions in some places because at least they're bright enough that I can see what I'm doing !
avatar
Chilli-head
Admin and Boss man

Posts : 2297
Join date : 2010-02-23
Location : Bedfordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Buzzing LED lamps ?

Post by freebird on 29th September 2015, 6:10 pm

We have LED 'tape' strips as under cupboard lights in the kitchen, and LED spotlight type in our front office room (where I am now). Can't say I have noticed any buzzing, but I do live on an incredibly busy main road, so there is background noise all the time - and I have tinnitus - so maybe I just don't notice it. Is it the lights buzzing or the transformer?
avatar
freebird

Posts : 1486
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 60
Location : South East England

Back to top Go down

default Re: Buzzing LED lamps ?

Post by Chilli-head on 2nd October 2015, 3:19 pm

These are the lamps which fit a standard bayonet socket (B22), and so must have integrated power supply electronics. The buzzing sounds like mains hum from a poorly wound inductor in the poser supply to me, not the LED itself which I would expect to be silent.

I suppose I could use the buzzing bulbs for the porch light, which is on a PIR senor and is sited where the buzzing wouldn't matter. Currently it's an old stlyle filament lamp - I've not put a CFL in there because I don't want to stand on the doorstep for a minute or two waiting to be able to see the keyhole !
avatar
Chilli-head
Admin and Boss man

Posts : 2297
Join date : 2010-02-23
Location : Bedfordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Buzzing LED lamps ?

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum