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Kings DIY Sandhurst, 45 Yorktown Road, Sandhurst, Berks GU47 9DU - Tel: 01252 872219
Kings DIY Tadley, 1 The Parade, Mulfords Hill, Tadley, Hants RG26 3LG - Tel: 0118 9813826

Mon-Fri 08:30-18:00 | Sat 08:30-17:30 | Sun 09:00-13:00

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Our classification as a 'home and hardware shop' means we are allowed to remain open (this PDF, end of page 3).  For the health of our staff and customers, in line with Government advice on social distancing, we are limiting entry to 3 customers in the shop at a time.

  • TADLEY: this branch will remain open as usual for the foreseeable future.
  • SANDHURST: we are now open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Mon-Sat and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Sun, and we are able to provide timber cutting, key cutting, and paint mixing services.  Please note that we are operating the Timber Yard as a separate entity with its own queue, and we cannot currently provide delivery services.
  • PAYMENTS: please note that we CANNOT accept Amex or cash payments at present - thank you for your patience and understanding.  However, we can now accept Contactless card payments up to £45, and Android / Apple Pay up to £100.

  • >> CLICK HERE FOR SANDHURST OUT-OF-STOCK LIST...
  • The following items are currently out of stock at our Sandhurst branch:
    • Several colours from the Cuprinol Less Mess Fence Care and Ducksback ranges
    • Topsoil
    • John Innes No. 1 and No. 3 Composts
    • Building & Sharp Sands; Mortar Mix
    • 10mm & 20mm Gravel / Shingle (possibly back in on Friday)
    • Artex; Plaster; Drywall Jointing Compound
    • Several sizes of PSE - phone for details
    • 13kg Calor Patio Propane bottles cannot currently be bought new; we can only exchange them like-for-like
Category Icon Light Bulbs
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General-Purpose Tungsten Light Bulbs & Tungsten Reflector Spots

Manufacture and import of most tungsten light bulbs was shut down in early 2016, and our suppliers' stockpiles have now run out.

Mains-Voltage Halogen Bulbs, Spotlights and Capsules

Product Fittings Available Wattages Price
Halogen Candle BC / ES / SBC / SES 18W / 28W / 42W £2.99
Halogen Golf Ball
Halogen GLS BC / ES 28W / 42W / 70W / 105W
Halogen R50 Reflector Spotlights SES 28W £3.99
Halogen R64 Reflector Spotlights ES 42W
Halogen R80 Reflector Spotlights 42W / 70W
Halogen MR16 Spotlights GU10 20W / 35W / 50W £2.99
Mains Halogen Capsules G9 18W / 28W / 42W (replaces 25W / 40W / 60W)

Low-Voltage Halogen Bulbs

Product Fittings Available Wattages
Dichroic MR16 Spotlights GX5.3 20W / 35W / 50W
Mini Halogen Spotlights GU4 20W / 35W
Halogen Capsules 10W / 20W
GY6.3 50W

Special-Purpose Light Bulbs

Product Fittings Available Wattages
Oven Lamps (heat resistant to 300 Celsius) SES 15W / 25W / 40W
Cooker Hood Lamps 40W
Daylight Bulbs BC 60W
Fireglow Bulbs 40W / 60W
Nightlight Bulbs 10W
SES / E12 7W

Fluorescent Tubes, Strip Lights and Link Lights

Product Lengths Available Wattages
range of fluorescent tubes up to 8' length
Striplite (clear / opal) 221mm / 284mm 30W / 60W
Striplite low-energy (white) 221mm 5W / 7W
Link Light Triphosphor Tubes 220mm 6W
341mm 10W
468mm 16W
567mm 20W
Link Light Fittings 275mm, for 220mm tube 6W
392mm, for 341mm tube 10W
520mm, for 468mm tube 16W
620mm, for 567mm tube 20W

Which Fitting?

Please note that different bulb manufacturers use different naming schemes for the traditional fitting types:
  • BC = B22 = large Bayonet fitting
  • ES = E27 = large Edison Screw fitting
  • SBC = B15 = small Bayonet
  • SES = E14 = small Edison Screw
There are several other more modern fittings used mainly for halogen lamps:
  • G4 and GY6.35: straight-pin fittings for low-voltage halogen capsules and mini spotlights
  • GX5.3: straight-pin fittings for low-voltage halogen spotlights
  • G9: looped-pin fittings for mains-voltage halogen capsules
  • GU10: twist-lock fittings for mains-voltage halogen spotlights
'MR' codes don't refer to the fitting; they refer to the size of reflector at the front end of the lamp:
  • MR11: mini spots, approx 35mm front diameter
    • low-voltage MR11s use G4 fittings
    • mains MR11s use GU10 fittings
  • MR16: standard spots, 50mm front diameter
    • low-voltage MR16s use GX5.3 fittings
    • mains MR16s use GU10 fittings