LIDL spotlight review Mk2!

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LIDL spotlight review Mk2!

Postby spotify95 » March 5th, 2018, 4:49 pm

Anyone up for a 2nd review of the LIDL "energy saving" spotlight? Well guess what, it's coming your way in the next few weeks!

Reasoning: had a look in my local LIDL store, and yes, they are selling those nasty lights again. The ones with the PIR sensor and the E27 screw in base, with CFL bulb supplied. I will go into more depth as to why this is a bad idea, as well as a test of it with various bulbs in use (40W incandescent, 23W curly, 6W LED). As obviously, it's not selling very well...


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Re: LIDL spotlight review Mk2!

Postby pinkteddyx64 » March 5th, 2018, 6:06 pm

spotify95 wrote:Anyone up for a 2nd review of the LIDL "energy saving" spotlight? Well guess what, it's coming your way in the next few weeks!

Reasoning: had a look in my local LIDL store, and yes, they are selling those nasty lights again. The ones with the PIR sensor and the E27 screw in base, with CFL bulb supplied. I will go into more depth as to why this is a bad idea, as well as a test of it with various bulbs in use (40W incandescent, 23W curly, 6W LED). As obviously, it's not selling very well...

Do Lidl think we're stupid or something? :rolleyes: :doh2:


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Re: LIDL spotlight review Mk2!

Postby spotify95 » October 20th, 2020, 10:20 pm

Update: October 2020

A second review of this Livarno Lux (LIDL) spotlight fitting will be going ahead in the coming days/weeks.

These fittings are no longer being sold in LIDL supermarkets, however, they are still being sold online on eBay (and possibly other sources too). Therefore, the original review is still relevant - and since the first review was made about 3 years ago, some improvements can be made by filming another video with additional features/information.
For example, I spoke previously about how a CFL bulb should not be paired with a PIR motion detector unit (and how the lifespan of the bulb would be affected); this time, I will test the fitting and review the brightness of the included CFL bulb, as well as other suitable bulbs that could be used (e.g. 60W/75W/100W incandescent, 42W/53W/70W halogen bulbs, 6W/9W/12W/15W LED bulbs).

Stay tuned for future updates on this - also, depending on how this goes, I may also test a couple of LED spot lights with in built LED panel lights.



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